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April 8, 2014

WOYWW #253

Hello Deskers!

I'm sorry I haven't been around for ever so long to the fabsational Ms. Julia's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW). It's been a busy year so far and, for the most part, my desk is SOSO and not all that ravishing. I had, however, hoped to at least have a showing once a month and then I turned around and APRIL smackered me right in the face! I mean, April? How did that happen? The last time I looked up it was January twentieenth!

But today, today I have something to show! Behold a Washi Tape storage rack!


This ingenious rack is made by Mr. Butler, husband of none other than our own desker, Brenda B. of Butler's Abroad! They are called Giraffe Storage System and you can find them via Brenda's link. I would give the direct link, but I'm not sure if that's permitted. Mr. B. makes ribbon racks in all sizes and these new tape racks. I have used my tape rack for some of my Washi tapes and some of my larger/wider ribbons that don't fit in their assigned seating in their cabinets. So it's very Versa Tile. Thank you, Mr. B!

For cards and other news, please scroll around and make yourself at home. I've missed so many of you that only visit on Wednesday WOYWWs and it's a delight to pop back in to say hello. Hello! I am hoping to do it again more often and participate in the 5th anniversary (congratulations Julia!!) ATC swap coming up in only seven weeks.

Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 

Happy Spring!
As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor! 
  
 
*Life Is Too Short!

55 comments:

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Darnell,so glad you're back (I remember that Playhouse pic - it's pretty cool) -it's kind of addictive this WOYWW thing. Cool ribbon/tape holder and hope you have a fab week. Cheers RobynO#29

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Darnell loving the giraffe storage idea.. as dont have many rolls it would not work with me.. most of my ribbons are flat pack style except for some very small rolls, but so agree with you on April.. just how did it get here so soon!!?? happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #32

Jackie said...

I missed you!!!
I love your organised tidy neat world.... Ohh panicking now about your visit to me !!!!!! And I love the new washi rack, I have a washi dispenser, it's rather nice I think you would like it .... It's on my desk but I don't think u can see it sorry ....
Jackie 26

Sandy said...

Hey Darnell nice to see your desk.. Love the storage for the washi tape. I love washi and put it on everything.. Like the selection you have there.
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :) #44

Anne said...

Hi Darnell am liking the storage rack and loving that washi tape. I've got a bit of a thing about it at mo. Also can't believe it's April already!!! Anne x @50

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Darnell. Happy WOYWW day to you. I'm a returning WOYWW member too after a long 6 months plus break. Love the washi tape holder...what a great idea...I have a similar idea that hangs in my built in cupboard for ribbon but may have to try and make the washi tape holder for my desk!!!
hugs
Annette In Oz #23

VonnyK said...

That's a very good tape holder, clever Mr B. Love that beautiful iris.
Have a great week,
Von #53

glitterandglue said...

Hi and welcome home Darnell - 'cos that's what this WOYWW thingy feels like, doesn't it? Home, playing, with lots of good friends.
Liked the storage - most efficient.
See you again soon,
Margaret #25

Pat said...

What a great idea Darnell, it looks as though you have some good storage solutions. I'm afraid I don't have a proper place to craft, I have to make do with the dining table which resides at one end of our sitting room. It doesn't make for a tidy situation but needs must as they say. x

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

What a great idea - turning a ribbon storage rack into a washi/ribbon rack. My washi tape languishes in an embroidery floss storage box and I tell myself I'm not allowed to buy anymore washi tape because I have no more room for storage. :)

Angela Radford said...

Hi Darnell, great ribbon rack but I am getting to the stage where I am thinking of finding some way of having storage that hangs from the ceiling lol! its the only space left. I really need to sort stuff a bit.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Julia Dunnit said...

Hello! hhow lovely to see you here! April already...before you know it, it will Octoner and I'll be asking you if we can meet Downton Danville for coffee.........isn't that rack clever, and don't it help in reminding you what you've got!

vic said...

Hello lovely, oh this is so handy to have! I love your stripy ribbons :)
In fact I am heading back over to your playhouse its so lovely and I am loving how organised you are :)
Hugs
Vic x

S said...

What a fun rack, filled with all that yummy SU ribbon - love those extra wide ones.

Benzi said...

Cool storage rack for Washi or ribbon. Love the photo of the iris...Spring has Sprung.

Krisha said...

Great ribbon and Washi Tape storage.

Glad to see your back with us
Happy WOYWW
Krisha #19

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous ribbon/washi rack hunni...its given me an idea for storing mine in my craftroom because at the mo its all stored in draws and doesn't look very nice!!

Enjoy the rest of your week hun!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Hammers said...

Hey Darnell, good to see you back at WOYWW..love that tape holder, I've been and checked them out..DO WANT. But I am going through a closet reorg right now..so it will have to wait! Cx #29

sandysewin said...

I'm always a fan of new organizational solutions, and your ribbon & tape holder looks great.

Gorgeous iris, btw. And you enjoy your day, too!

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #16

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fabulous ribbon rack/dispenser. My DH made me a nice one, it's more like a paper towel holder :) Have a fabulous day, Shirleyx ps.. beautiful Iris. We are still waiting for flowers, spring is very late....

Patti said...

Go Mr B!

but... er... ah your desk is waaaay too clean girl!

You better take a shot of your fingers for us to see where you've been spending your time! Craftroom Inky? or Garden dirty??

: ) Your Iris is spectacular! I envy your climate LOL

Have a great day friend.

Patti

Sharon Underwood said...

Hi Darnell! So glad you popped in again! Not sure if I'll make it to WOWW today, but we'll see. Arthur Itis has kicked in. Anyway, thanks for the lead on the tape rack. Looks like a neat idea!

trisha too said...

Haven't been by to snoop in the playhouse for awhile--your nifty new storage creation is quite a treat, Mr. Butler gets two thumbs up!

:)trisha
#13 this week with
fairies, a please, and
a thank you!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hey Lady! NICE RACK!!!! No seriously, it is fabulous for those large ribbon rolls. I think it is a bit overkill for washi tape. Maybe I just think that because I'd need another 8 of them or so...

Andrea said...

Hi Darnell I didn't get the chance to take part in WOYWWW myself today work got in the way and no time today for a post .I love the storage rack and great that it takes all sizes ..most of my pretty ribbon and washi are hidden away ! . have great week crafty Hugs Andrea x

Manuela said...

Hello Darnell, I welcome you on my blog as a new reader :-)
It's also nice to meet you.
Your rack idea looks very useful.
Have a good day. Manuela

Christine said...

Great idea for the washi tape! I'm fan of it!
Christine

Nan G said...

Great storage idea. I've seen these on her blog. I keep what little ribbon I have in a rolling cart drawer. I don't use washi tape so I dint have any of it. Hope to get to WOYWW posting soon. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G (just visiting no # this week)

April Story said...

I would never smack you in the face! LOL I'm glad you joined in - before you know it - it will be Christmas!
April #22

Chrysalis said...

Hi Darnell - welcome back. I so love your playhouse. It must be such fun to craft away in there - and you keep it so tidy! Have a great week, Chris # 35

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a lovely tape holder and I know what you mean about how time flies. Guess we are having too much fun!

Shannon J said...

Well this seems like a much better solution that the system I am using right now...oh wait, there is NO system!!! ha ha!!! Talk about not being around much...I feel terrible but I have gotten SO behind on my commenting!! It's this dumb job!! Looks like the project I'm working on will be sucking up all of my time for at least the next three months :( !!! So if you don't see me as much in the comments, please know that I'm still coming by, oohing and awwwwing at your cards, and laughing my buns off reading your posts! Miss thing is still thinking of Hammy too, although she is still ticked that he has competition with the other girls he has on the side!! hahahahhahaha!!!

Redanne said...

Now I feel REALLY guilty, I have not joined in for the longest time... I don't know where the time goes either, wish I could do everything.

Love your giraffe storage rack, it certainly keeps your washi tape looking good! Hugs, Annie xx

Elizabeth said...

Your not the only one to have been missing for some time Darnell, I've been out of action for several weeks too but it's lovely to be back and visiting again. Love your washi/ribbon holder, though I'd need at least two for my humungous collection ... see my post today to see the truth of that statement :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #77

PS: Love those striped ribbons :)

Hettie said...

Haa Haa! I know how you feel about not being in the WOYWW zone! I am going to try and sneak in through the back door next week as I have a day off! Do you think the Headmistress will notice?
Hugs
xx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful iris! I don't believe I've ever seen a white one before! The rack looks ingenious! Good storage is always welcome!

Geri said...

Dare I say it??? Ah heck, why not...

Nice rack!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love your washi tape holder! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

sandie said...

You would laugh if your saw my ribbon, all in a gift bag...you look too organised to me!!

MaggieC said...

As you so rightly say, LITS. We need to remember that this is not a rehearsal, it is the real thing, and we should use every second to the full. thank you for your lovely comments this week. They were much appreciated. That storage looks so useful but I don't have any more flat space to use so all my ribbons and the like are in a box, tucked away out of the dust. Despite the weather, it was good to have a good blow at the sea for even just a short while. Hoping to get to the sea again later in the year before winter starts again. Have a good week. xx Maggie

Leslee said...

Hi, Darnell! Discovered you through Suzanne's blog. You have a much too tidy desk. Love your Washi tape holder. Mine sits in a big glass vase. Love seeing all the colors. Will be back to see what you have been creating!

Happy Dance said...

Very cool! I'm trying to get my nephew to build me a shelf for above my desk...since he works road construction all summer, I'm pretty sure it won't happen till winter. That should be in about two weeks! LOL! Nice here today - about 60 degrees! Sorry I'm so far behind. Later, dudette! Bev

Charlene said...

I love the new washi rack,I have mine in a drawer lol!

Nicky said...

Love the washi tape stand - mine are just in a pot in the drawer at the side of my desk - the how organised you are - thats my sort of crafting - I have some blog candy if you are interested - Nicky #6

Barb Ghig said...

What a great storage idea! I think it will encourage you to use them more often, too!
Thanks so much for the photo of your beautiful Iris, Darnell! How wonderful that you have a green thumb...I'm so jealous! Hope your week is going well!

Shirley said...

Thank goodness the Google Follow is fixed!! and your ribbon 'Giraffe Storage Sys' is great! Scrolling down for the cards and don't forget to do the blog hop for cards for the 2 year old little girl doing chemo. Details on my blog. Hugs,

Shirley said...

Thank goodness the Google Follow is fixed!! and your ribbon 'Giraffe Storage Sys' is great! Scrolling down for the cards and don't forget to do the blog hop for cards for the 2 year old little girl doing chemo. Details on my blog. Hugs,

Kim Heggins said...

I love your new ribbon/Washi Tape holder, just so fun. Can't wait to see it in person!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wotcher! Nice to see your lovely desk again, which is rather fetchingly festooned with washi tapes! I knew about Andrew's Giraffe system, but they are very clever. It's the first one I've seen in any detail. I bet you'll find it indispensable before long :-)
I don't know where the first quarter of the year went either! It seems to have just shot by and the diary isn't getting any emptier. Ah well, I try to fill each day with something and let me tell you , my cup runneth over...and no, that doesn't mean I need a new bra!
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Laura said...

Good morning, Darnell, how nice to find your sweet comment today! Time certainly does fly -- it's a cliche for a reason, I guess. :) Your new tape/ribbon holder looks very colorful and organized. Hope you're having a great day. {{{hug}}} Laura #105

Brenda said...

What a fabulous ribbon/washi tape holder! Someone certainly has a talented hubby. I love to see idea's people come up with and their hubby executes. Love that iris too Darnell! Hugs

Petra Swart said...

I need one of these desperately!!! My ribbons are all stored in a cardboard box entangled terribly!!! But I must admit when storing them in a box and hunting for a suitable piece for your card, you always discover bits and pieces you've forgotten about - always a lovely surprise in my box!!

butlersabroad said...

Late, late late!!! But I'm here at last! Lovely to see Andrew's products in use and getting the love they deserve, thanks for the plug, but most of all, we really hope you find it useful! If you're at a store soon, have a scan through the summer edition of CardMaker magazine, i think it's out soon! See what you can spot, lol! It's 74F here today but threatening thunder and windy enough to blow you inside out! Still, at least it's 74F!!

Hugs
Brenda

Cardarian said...

Hi Darnell!

Thank you so much for your very kind comment on my blog! You are soo right about ups and downs in life ! I have enjoyed reading your blog and really loved that easter card with the funny sentiment!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Greta said...

What a great storage solution! Love your assortment of ribbons & tapes, too!