You may think not a lot has changed since I posted two weeks ago, and you could be right - except I just did a frantic tidy up before I took this photo, I am sure you don't believe me!
The most exciting thing on the desk this time is the set of Kraftin Kimmie stamps (pink), I won a $25 voucher on facebook for showing my stash of KKS and I agonised over which set to buy, eventually settling on a Rachel Anne Miller set which will be good for little boy cards, and I just had to have one of her Christmas stamps and a white paint Sharpie pen! I had to pay for those and postage of course.
The Crossover is still sitting there, and next to it (hiding next to the Promarkers) is the handle which fell off in my die cutting session a couple of weeks back. I have contacted Samuel Taylors who asked for photos (never been known to happen before - always me!) and have referred the matter to their supplier and I am waiting for the outcome of that.
It's disappointing that this should happen after very little use, and I did try putting the handle back on, can't get it the whole way so it falls off again. It might just need a tap with a hammer by someone with more strength than me!
Apart from that I have some Woodware glue bottles which have faulty pins that turn the glue brown, I contacted Woodware and they are sending me some new ones, and have asked me to test another one with some cheap glue, which I am doing and I can see the pin corroding even if the glue hasn't yet turned brown, so I think the pins are all untreated. Edited to say [Woodware told me there was a faulty batch a while back, but seemed surprised that mine were faulty because I had bought them from Sir Stampalot and not a local shop (hence the request to test them again with cheap glue).]
The Promarkers are out because - 1, the pen organiser insert came out of the ArtBin again, so I need to take out all the browns, blacks, greys and purples and sort them back in and I haven't had the heart to do it yet, and the green ones are out because I am about to colour an image with them. There are still stamps and stencils out that need putting away and I am not showing you the view from the other end of the desk - I am too ashamed, it is depressing!
I have managed to shift quite a bit of stuff but it doesn't seem to make any difference - is it because I buy more to replace it I wonder?
Anyway in finding some cheap glue I found one bottle had dried up too much to be any use except to be put on with a trowel, so that went in the bin, and today while tidying I realised I have a whole drawer full of large bottles of glitter glue, glitter paint and 3d paints that could be up to 10 years old and maybe are not a lot of good either. If that is the case I can clear a whole drawer for something else to go away!
Why am I telling you all of this? If you really want to know hop on over to The Stamping Ground where the lovely Julia Dunnit will explain all!