Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

WOYWW, Stamp Cataloging, etc

Well, wasn't last Wednesday exciting every one and here we are with another WOYWW year ahead of us? 
And WOYWW you ask? well, it is "What is On your Workdesk Wednesday" and we are all of to peek at one another's work space. So please share, do! and join our merry band over at Julia's "Stamping Ground"!
Well, here is the messy desk again... and if you think it is fine, it is because I've done the "push and shove" method of tidying :D in best WOYWW fashion!
 Also working on another card for an 81st birthday for Iris, (hence the Iris Artneko stamp used). It is finished and will post it later, God willing.
 See my lovely stamp catalogue, in its folder? { finished, YAY!}
 I promised to show it to you. Two pages are open in two categories, it has been already wonderfully useful. Click on photos if want to see better.
Made a cover slipped inside front section. {Answer to query, the pencil notes are make, etc. and where they are stored in my collection}
I do have four of my atc's here (aren't they lovely? showed Annie's last week)Orange one below is the pIf (pass It forward) atc from Bridget Larsen from Oz, plus Neet and Jo sent a wee card or in Neet's case an envelope atc size :D.
Today my postie brought me two extras ... surprise! one from Neet, and one from Annie - so here are the four of them below. Thanks so very, very much dear friends from WOYWW!

 As Annie's and Jo have theirs, and as all went to UK, hopefully others do too, I will show mine now.
They are all different, some dont know they are coming. I made seven, but did not photograph the last one to Caro (a swap) I forgot, and to be honest dont remember what I did on it! 

I have done a post below this showing how I made them, as would make this one too long to tell you now. So if want to know do scroll down, please or click here!

The card in the middle went with an atc to Helen, who was my pIf.
 Well, enough rambling for the day. Here is my phone picture of our jetty and folk fishing when was walking down there. We are in winter here - downunder!
Thanks so very much for popping over for a peek and chat ~ and may God bless your day wherever you maybe!
Shaz in Oz.x
PS. Now have computer glasses which is just wonderful, it feels like someone cleaned the windows on my world, when I wear them. Bifocals are here soon so all back to normal. One amazing thing found in interim, I can wear comfortably one pair of glasses a prescription from about 12 years ago now work well so lit is like my eyes have been turned right back to then! God is so good!! thanks again for thoughts and prayers.


Nikki said...

It's so kewl to see all these ATC's we all made up love yours hugs Nikki #2

Krisha said...

What a haul of ATCs!! Yours are just fantastic. Summer here and the temperature is HOT!!
Krisha #11

SandeeNC said...

Push and shove is the best cleaning method for the organizationally challenged! Lovely ATC's! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ #12

VonnyK said...

You have some gorgeous ATC's there and the ones you made are fabulous, I had a look at your previous post.
My eyes are palying up but they went much worse and I'm still waiting for my 3 pairs of glasses to come in. Can't wait to be able to see clearly again.
Have a great week.
Von #14

scrappymo! said...

Oh my made some gorgeous ATC's and received some gorgeous ones as well..

I had to smile when i saw your stamp binder cuz that is how I do mine too. I stamp them off on 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock in themes like you have. But what is the pencil writing you have beside each...Is that the manufacturer and name of the stamp?
I was not entering challenges nor writing recipe when I made my binders, so i was not thinking of that!!! Probably i should go back and add it.
I have done my wood mounted stamps but now need to do my cling and my acrylics. I have been putting off that job! teehee

The beach looks lucky girl!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Is there any other method for clearing up other than push and shove!! Wish I was that organised with a stamp catalogue...think I'm too scared to make one coz then I'll know how much I've spent on stamps!! Hugs Pam#9 (what a great photo of the jetty...jealous!)

glitterandglue said...

Brilliant, Shaz. So very glad your eyes are doing so well. Sight is such a precious gift, isn't it? Can't quite believe I have made it up to be so early in the list - reason?? - no, not just WOYWW - but an early morning prayer time in the midst of a prayer week....
I love your ATCs - they are such a set - if you see what I mean. And as for winter?? Looks more like a British summer!! However, we are having glorious sunshine and warm weather here in North Wales at the moment.
Sideways push? normally the VERY best method. I am horrified that I have had to put everything AWAY - in order to get the sewing machine out!
Have a great week. Every blessing from our Father God.
Margaret #22

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely bunch of ATCs you have and I also use the push to the side to clear things... it doesn't last, I have to give in and tidy it properly in the end!! LOL Love your stamp binder, nifty idea to be able to see at a glance exactly what you have!! Happy WOYWW from Annette #8

Belinda Basson said...

We are just coming out the other side of a typical winter storm here in the Cape. Love the ATCs and your card is beautiful.

sara j said...

Hi Shaz-
What beautiful creations you have made and shared!! I was thinking this week may be a bit of a let down, but it is really fun to see all the ATC's!! I'm going to go read more about your process, because yours are just stunning. Hope you have a good week.
Sara j #41

Helen said...

After the joy of the anniversary comes the added joy of receiving one of your ATC's in the post - it is gorgeous and thanks for the accompanying card and poem! Helen, 5

ria gall said...

Hi Shaz
you have some great stuff there on show for us today, amazing cards and then there is all your lovely ATC's you have received
Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
Ria #40

brenda said...

What on idyllic looking jetty photo Shaz, thanks for sharing.

A super collection of artwork and like your terminology for the tidy up.

B x

Neil said...

Hi Shaz
Great and busy desk today. Your beautiful ATC arrived yesterday. Thank you very much, it is lovely. Hope you have a great week. Neil

Eliza said...


Such wonderful ATC's you have created and such beauties received. Love the photo of the jetty and yes it is winter here but getting really cold in Melbourne.

Eliza & Yoda 18

Anne said...

Lovely ATC's you have made/received. I like your way of cataloging your stamps - I may have to use that idea :-) till not decided on how I want to do mine but need to!!! We have been enjoying some lovely sunny days- a last! Happy WOYWW Anne x #53
PS thanks for visiting me yesterday and for the good wishes. x

Redanne said...

Hi Shaz, I use the shove it one side method too! Love your ATCs, both received and given. Your jetty looks pretty amazing too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #52

Roudi said...

Oh Shaz, how could so many WOYWWers use the same tidying method when we're on opposite sides of the globe? lol

I really love your ATCs. And the ones your received are so pretty. I got a stitched one from Annie, too. Isn't it something?

Happy WOYWW. xx
It's my blogiversary and I've got candy to celebrate!


Sandy said...

What wonderful ATC's you have on your desk it was all such fun mine are all still wizzing around in the postal service as I am in Australia but what excitement there is still to come my way..
You will have to see what passed behind me at a scrapbooking crop I went to last Friday its on my post sneak a peek..
Sandy :)

airing cupboard crafts said...

The ATCs are gorgeous!! I always do the push and shove method to clear my desk lol.

I am in awe of your organisation with the stamps!!!

Laura #61

Sarn said...

Morning Shaz . . . what beautiful ATCs and lovely pictures as usual!

Happy WOYWW (will be joining in next week for a reveal).

Sarn xxx

Andrea said...

what fab ATCS some people are going to be very happy indeed. great photos of them too love the colour tones and themes used. .good news re the glasses hope you have a wonderful week Andrea#78

Julie Lee said...

Great view of desk and those ATCs are fab. I am so glad to hear about your glasses. It must feel terrific! x #59 Julie Ann xx

House of Bears said...

What wonderful ATCs, but the best bit about the desk is tea monkey holding the atc, hee hee.

Waving hi from the bears @#85 this week

Twiglet said...

So glad your eyes have been "turned back on" what a blessing. Happy WOYWW - x Jo #49

Mrs.D said...

Love the iris cards, it is beautiful.
Also love the stamp catalogue, what a brilliant idea. I so rarely stamp because of the problem of 'too many stamps' so I forgotten what I have got and so can't be bothered to trawl throught them all to find what I want.
Will be making my own when I get home.
Your haul of ATC's are lovely as well, never finished mine, too many other things in the way.
xx Chris

roffeycreations said...

Hi Shaz - its lovely to see all the ATC's around everyone's desks... Happy WOYWW... Mxx #98

Anonymous said...

Love all the atc's Shaz. Busy desk as always, and I always enjoy seeing your love views from your walks.

Brenda 96

DebC55 said...

WOW you have an amazing collection of ATCs and other beautiful work here! I am just trying my hand at calligraphy and doubting it will ever look as beautiful a your work! Have a blessedday!
Debbie #101

Rossella said...

Fabulous ATCs and I love your stamp organiser, mine is like that too but doesn't look anywhere near as good
Have a good week
Rosie x

Anonymous said...

What wonderful ATCs. Love them
Gabriele #58

shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous batch of ATC's Shaz. I'm stunned by the amount of work everyone has put into these littl;e pieces of art- I've had some gorgeous ones too. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely bunch of ATCs you've got there! It always amazes me how much variety there can be in something so small!
I'm so glad that you've got some glasses that help you see better! I've got to the stage where I need reading glasses of my contact lenses when I'm at band..apparently you can get vary focal contact lenses..they sound odd but might have to be the line I investigate next.
The Crop was tiring but fun...I'd do it again!
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

Unknown said...

Such a lovely variety of ATCS.
Karen #38

Caro said...

Mine arrived safely in this afternoons post! Thank you so much... it is gorgeous. I love all the ones you received and hope that mine gets to you soon. Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#55)

Darnell said...

What an amazing array of ATCs, Shaz! Just WOW, WOW, and more WOW!! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week! Darnell (I just spending this week on visits.)

Monique said...

What a lovely bunch of ATC's, they all look great.
Have a lovely week. Happy WOYWW xx

Hettie said...

You have had a lovely bunch of ATCs there Shaz.
Great to hear that you having good results with your eyesight now!
I bet you are warmer in your winter than I am in our summer right now! Shivering and going to put my thick sox on now!

Betsy said...

Love your cards ad always and SO happy to read about your glasses and eyes. God is good!

Unknown said...

I pushed and shoved LOL it does not seem to work for me. You have some lovely ATC's. Have a great weekend.
Carol x

Jenny Marples said...

Hi there Shaz. Love the 'push and shove' method of clearing a desk - it's one so many of us deploy:) Your ATC collection is growing fantastically - love the look of your creations too. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #131

MaryH said...

Did you ever get some lovely ATC's. Such a joy to look through all the lovely pics today. I'm in awe over your stamp catalog too. You can come do mine anytime!! Promise to provide free room & board and all the stamping you would wish . Your trades were uber lovely as well. Enjoyed the jetty pic - as always. Happily read your fine print note about the specs & how they are helping. God be praised ...He truly has you in His Hand, my friend. How wonderful & I'm so thankful for your sake (and sight). TFS & Hugs.

Karen said...

Another pusher and shover here too :) I love all the ATCs
Karen #77

Gita said...

Love your finished organized stamp catalog. Brigita #113


G'day Shaz
I'm not playing WOYWW this week either as I am interstate visiting my Mum but I couldn't resist dropping by a few of the desks and visiting you after you left a comment for me anyway. Love the ATC's you made and the ones you have also recieved, The red poppies one is particularly gorgeous whom ever made that one!! Glad to hear the eye sight problems are getting better!!
Annette In Oz

Cazzy said...

Hi Shaz in Oz, I got the 7's again, but I would visit you anyway!

I wish I joined in the ATC swap now, I wouldn't have made it to the crop even if I had managed to arrange a lift!

I have a part completed stamp catalogue too, I have some sheets to print, the printer was playing up and I have maybe two folders full of UMs that I got before I started cataloging that need to be done somewhen, it is on the long to do list in my brain, then all the wood mounted ones in 40+ tuff boxes need photographing again because some have been moved round or sold, one day....

Cazzy x #147 last again I think.

Nan G said...

Everyone's ATCs have been so fabulous! Love yours! I'm still visiting desks from last week! Have a great this week. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #103

Neet said...

Hi Sis - your winter looks gorgeous to me. Love your desk, some beautiful cards there. Glad my atc arrived in time and you got a lot of beautiful work there to treasure.
Hugs, Neet xx (sorry I am so late - it is sunny and I want sunshine!

Di said...

Hi Shaz

Oooer, I adore your ATCs and am so happy for you about your eyesight :)

It took me a while to realise just what you meant about the link taking you to another page on my blog post today. I've just changed it, have never, ever used that option and no-one has mentioned it before. Thanks! You live and learn :)

Hugs, Di xx

Craftychris said...

Lovely ATC's - yours and the ones you received! I haven't joined in with WOYWW for a few weeks - hopefully next week I will manage it! xx

Debs Willis said...

Lovely card for Iris, and all in favour of the 'push n shove' method of tidying lol!
Debs #74

Julia Dunnit said...

Horribly late visiting again! AM so so glad that your eyes and glasses are quite literally, allowing you to see the small print! What a joy it is for you. ANd us. Love that the catalogue has worked out for you, I think it's probably the only answer....argh!
Your beautiful hibiscus ATC arrived - thank you so much, and the poem, deary me, what a multi talent you are gal! So nice ti receive such gorgeous mail, thank you.

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