Wednesday, 7 March 2018

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 457

Well, after my previous post, Sue is sort of expecting a tidy desk. Don't look Sue, I've moved onto to something else, and it makes a mess!
This morning my desk speaks of die cutting. Among all the treasure that Mary left us is a large collection of QuicKutz dies. In order to sell them, I need references for them because they've been filed in QK pockets and folders rather than the original packaging that shows the font and patterns. So, I'm die cutting each one and sticking it on the back of the die. It also helps to double check that each set of numbers or alphabet is whole. I'm not using the Squeeze and cutting them one at a time - 8 dies at a time on the big shot plate is slightly more efficient. There's many to do, and I think this is the first time that most of them have been cut. Wow. So that's me, what are you doing?

33 comments:

Helen said...

that sounds a labour of love and a time consuming one! I am sure it will be worth it in the end. Who needs a tidy desk, anyway!

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Oh my! That sounds like a long haul! Are you going to need more snow days?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

BJ said...

Oh Quickutz - that's where I started with diecutting - did you say selling them????? I had 2 Squeezes before progressing to a Cuttlebug which can take 6 of the Quickutz dies at a time.
I love alphabets, the name of the alphabet ought to be on the tab of the dies. Do you know which ones are up for grabs yet????
BJ drooling #2

Nikki C said...

Hi Julia that looks like your going to be a while making those up. May they sell quickly. Trying to visit earlier seeing I don't know what happened to last week it went so quickly
Hugs Nikki

Sarah Brennan said...

I don't envy you that task Julia. I must admit to also not keeping packaging for my stash otherwise my shed would look even more like a shop than it does now. Hope all the dies are catalogued and cut soon! Sarah #10

craftyani said...

Sorry Julia don't know what's happen with my link. If you could delete them for me and I will try again later. Ani

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey, that's going to take a while....you and Tracey really have played a blinder with Mary's stuff.
Hugs LLJ 11 xxxx

Annie said...

I’m seriously impressed at your organisation skills. You must have a lot of patience....certainly more than me. Have a fun week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Ellie said...

WOW that is quite a task, I hope it doesn't take too long.
Ellie #13

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WoW..what an undertaking. I hope you don't pick up my habit of saving all the paper scraps. I cannot imagine how my family would even begin to know about ANY of what I have in that craft space. Lord help them. Winter weather does make us feel more at easy on using our time to craft. But for sanity sake I need some calm, sunshiny, weather and outdoor exercise. Too much mud and snow.
Robins are here, thousands of geese flying North. Patience=== we all need it everyday. Have a great week Julia.

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Julia, your desk still looks organised even with all the die cutting going on. I keep the packaging from all my dies in a box in the attic. There are some I have never used so should look at decluttering and selling them. One day ... Have a lovely week Heather #17

Vicky Fisher said...

Hello Julia, looks like you have one big project on your hand, looks like a little die cutting factory lol, have fun, Vicky#19

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Julia, that's a really good idea, but clearly going to take awhile - I'd be binge-watching something whilst doing it :o) I have loads of dies which I wasn't using, but now I have them organised in a proper folder, they get used all the time and I love them. Have fun trashing your desk! :o) Annie C #18

Anne said...

Hi Julie that sounds like a mammoth task. Will be well worth it though! I am constantly trying new ways to sort mine for easier access and so I will use them more. Anne x #20

Shoshi said...

I don’t think your desk looks untidy, Julia, just busy and organised. The colour is a feast! Well done, taking on this task. It will be well worth it in the end, I am sure.

Shoshi #20

Angela Radford said...

Your desk isn't untidy just busy. If it was completely empty of stuff I would think you were either away on holiday or ill Lol! This is one big task but I know you will get there. Have a great woyww, Angela x22x

Christine said...

Beautiful desk! You are really good there girl, lots of work but will be a good job done.
Have a good week and take lots of breaks.
Christine #23

Emma Broughton said...

Wow that looks like a lot of work...don't worry about the mess,sometime you just have to get things done and worry about that later! Have a good week!
Emma #25

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. That looks like the sort of job that will get more tiresome as you progress, but very satisfying to get it done. Ali x #26

Sue said...

Hi Julia, I should have known your desk would be busy as usual:) LOL Mine is the exact opposite of usual;)

Happy WOYWW
Sue #21

Neet said...

Oh Julia, I certainly do not envy you all that die cutting. Now if it was something pretty for a card or book I would be happy but repetitive cutting drives me nuts (thinking of workshop prep). However, it must be said you are doing a sterling job and I hope it all helps to sell the contents of the packages.
Hope you are not squirreling the scraps. Too much there.
Hugs, Neet 6 xxxx
ps don't be envious you will get to meet Heather soon, I hope.

Kyla said...

Ooh that is a lot of die cutting! Hope the snow has cleared.
Kyla

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia, that is one heck of a job. I have a number in in the storage sheets, and some still in unopened packets, lol. That Squeeze tool was hard work, I run mine through my 'Bug or Pro these days too. That's going to keep you busy for a while though.Love & Hugs, Shaz XxX

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, your intro to this week's post had me scurrying off to read previous posts and I just have to say I wish your daughter and her friends the very best of luck with their new venture. Prop making looks like a fascinating & fun career choice and one that I hope will prove to be a successful one too. I'm loving all your recent layouts and your pocket pages too - and yes, you really have to be there to appreciate the photos many months/years down the line. I know because I've been filling albums with a great many photos from years past and the pleasure it brings to revisit the places we've been to makes it so much less of a chore. So from layouts to die-cutting, a much more fiddly job by the look of it - indeed, a labour of love that I'm sure, were she still here, Mary would much appreciate. Enjoy the rest of the day and have a wonderful week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #27

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Me again! The 'sanding before glossing' remark made me crack up...damn, you know me so well :-D
Love ya xxxx

Ohhh Snap said...

One of my oddities is that I love doing big jobs like that (as long as I can take some breaks lol). It's good to know quick kuts will work with a BigShot though. One at a time cutting might be too much even for me lol.

okienurse said...

That is a good idea! Time consuming but really worth it at the end of they day. I threw away most of my packaging and wish I hadn't now! Have fun and stay warm! I have a friend in Burnley that says it is really cold there! Vickie #32

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I never would have thought that you could cut Quickutz dies on the Big Shot, but I can see how it might work. I used to have that system too and it seems so dated and awkward now, doesn't it? It cost a fortune as well and all that squeezing really hurt my hand! It's nice to be back on WOYWW - I really missed everyone! Thanks for visiting earlier, Julia - have a lovely week! xx

Kim said...

Oh my! That is quite the project, but definitely for a good cause. Have a great week.
-K #29

Robyn said...

Brave woman. that is a lot of cutting!

StampinCarol said...

That's quite a project you've got going! Hope you get them sold quickly! Have a great weekend!
Carol N #26

Lindart said...

Hi Julia - just found the time this morning to finally get to WOYWW! Yes, my clean water jar is a sure sign I haven't had any time! Today I'm free to do as I like, so I will probably pop in there for awhile! My class hasn't happened yet, but hopefully soon, and I thank you for your support! You certainly have a big job with those letters, but it's just the kind of job that I love to do! Have a great few days until Wednesday! Lindart #31

Shoshi said...

Hi Julia, thanks for your fun comment on my blog and sorry to be so long replying - I've been working flat out on the mystery project, stuffing myself all the while with Flora lol lol!! I've now got a deadline - next Monday, and I've still got quite a bit to do. You won't have to wait for long now for the wraps to be off.

Shoshi #17