Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our Challenging Workdesk

Our world here on the East Coast. It's a wonderland.  Here is me attempting to get to my workdesk last night. Hahaha. I have spent the last 3 days learning what it officially means to be 'snowed in'.


My great friend, Jen and her husband and baby and I all .had a long impromptu slumber party. We had such fun. We would only break the party for moments of hysteria where we wondered if you could die from clostrophobia?  My snowdays really interfered with normalcy here at Amber Ink.
Tonight my workdesk is covered with an attempt to get back on track.
Our 21-Day Amber Ink. INK-redible challenge was supposed to launch today. Instead we are launching TONIGHT! I would be sore remiss to fail to mention the brilliance and hard work of our amazing torch bearers. These girls ran during the holiday! They sprinted over St.Nick's path and they arrived huffing and puffing and we are so glad they did. Our challenge this month calls you to organize with Amber Ink!
Without further ado, look at our workdesks!

Alyssa's organizing her life with a holiday planner!


Cheryl is comanding her kitchen with a recipe holder of delight.

 
Jane is showing her buttons who's boss.


Laurel is ready for a spring of seeds. Her journal is ideal for all the planning that goes with a growing garden.

 
Lindsey is ready for anything with her sticky-note holder. It is class meets utility.
Aren't our workdesks lovely? We hope you join us with your own organizing bits of brilliance. Please leave some love on our torch bearers blogs. They really are a wow-worthy group. We gasp at their smartness all the time.
As always our winner wins a custom designed set with me.This month, the winner of our 21-day Wrap it Your Way Challenge,the accomplished Emily L.  and I will be composing a set to be entitled "European Chic!"  Isn't that the greatest name for an Amber Girl you ever heard?
So that's our snowy workdesk here at Amber Ink.  What's on yours? Hop over to our pal and yours, Julia Dunnit's genius blog to show and to tell. xoxo

41 comments:

Marjo said...

Super cute creations! Thanks for the peek and sharing.

Hugs, Marjo #10

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I couldn't leave a comment the first time I stopped by. Now my typing shows. Looks like you have a ton of snow. I have had NONE. I can only watch and appreciate what you are going through. Happy WOYWW from number 2.

Rhonda said...

I think that's enough snow for now! How about you?
Have a Happy New Year and happy WOYWW! #4

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Great projects, it's hard to pick which is my favorite! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Rachel said...

I no longer wish I was still in New York! Being snowed in would drive me insane! I hope it means you have time to create, because everyone's desks look fabulous. The projects are amazing and I can't wait to see the new set.

Happy New Year,
rachel, #15

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow! my kids would love to play in the snow and when we visited California in december some years back, we had to search for snow. found some snow on the way to Vegas.
great creations!
happy new year!

Ohhh Snap said...

With enough toilet paper, milk and bread and papercrafting supplies, the anxiety of being snowed in can be lessened. Hope you are dug out soon :D.

Sheila said...

Oh gosh, snow! I don't envy you. Hope you get back on track!

oneoff said...

That's a lovely collection of makes. I think I need to create one of those holiday planners for next year, so that I can at the very least impersonate an organised person.

Hope you get to dig yourselves out soon. There gets to be a point when snow is beyond pretty, and getting snowed in can't be much fun. Wishing you plenty of supplies (both food and crafty) and a steady thaw.

Bernie #17

Sherry Goodloe said...

WOW, I haven't been in snow like that since the winter of 1975 when I left Indiana to move to Southern California! Brrrrrrr and YIKES!

Thanks for the show of neat work desks. Mine? NSM! LOL

I'm #20 on the WOYWW list this week. Stop by for a visit when you get out of that snow!

Sid said...

Now that's what I call SNOW !! Lovely cards too !!

Minxy said...

Cricky you really are snowed in, hope you made it back to your workdesk safely.
Happy WOYWW and have a great new year.
hugs Minxy #33

JoZart said...

Poor you in all that snow... our's on the North West Coast has melted away in yesterday's rain and +5 temp!! Love all the projects...
Happy WOYWW and 2011
JoZarty x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Amber now thatis a ridiculous amount of snow. We only had about 6" and it brought us all to a temporary standstill...and then the ice that goes with it...grim. I hope it changes and the thaw sets in really fast...your torch bearers are an amazingly inspiring bunch..and 'European'? I can't wait!

S said...

Crafty and organized, how wonderful. Hope you are more mobile again soon. Happy New Year. S #48

Debgem said...

Great creations. You've got an amazing amount of snow!! Hope you're all okay.

Mrs A. said...

Wow. Thats some pile of snow that needs shifting.
We have finally seen the last of ours here. Now we have damp and fog so can't see a thing outside.#59

ANewYear said...

Oh my!! I've been watching the weather news and I don't know how you all do it. I love winter, but to be so locked in. Thank goodness for crafting.
Your projects are wonderful.

Carole#62

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great pics! Thank you for sharing. :)

Do you know about my candy? Pop over and join...

http://maggiescraft.blogspot.com/2010/11/woyww-blog-candy.html

Happy New Year!

Maggie
xx

Elizabeth said...

Tried to post already but something went wrong I think. Anyway forgot to congratulate you on being #1 this week. Elizabeth #57

Mari K. said...

Wow that's a lot of snow! We've been lucky so far, all of the storms have just missed us.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I can't believe all that snow. Crazy.

What great and creative ideas you have all come up with. I can't wait to see what the new challenge will be.

Nicky said...

Wow fanstasic project and lots of snow - Have a Happy New Year - Nicky 38

olive said...

congrats on being No 1.... thats some snow, reminds me of when I used to live in Ann Arbor Michigan. Where I live in UK now, we dont get great snow like that. Love the projects, I'm sure this weather will get the creative juices flowing. All the best for 2011. xx

Susan said...

Woo Hoo #1!
I love all of your snow photos but I am glad I am not in it! We are heading for a hot one here tomorrow (38 degrees celsius!).
Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
Susan #13
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh my goodness, Amber, I knew you had a lot of snow but until I saw you in that snowpile, I couldn't even have imagined it! I haven't seen that much snow since my childhood. LOL As I've said before, please send some our way!! I love what the Torchbearers are doing and thanks for the shout-out! ;D

Scrapcollectr said...

That's a lot of snow for Hawaii! (your profile says Hawaii...did u move? *smile*) l love all the torch bearers ideas... I just gotta get in on this 21day event cuz i would loooove to co-create a stamp set! Happy 2011 and thx for dropping by!
#6

Ciara said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow. We had 10" here in the north of the UK and everything just stopped! Hope you are coping ok :-)

Wishing you all the best for the new year,
Ciara
xx

Twiglet said...

Super projects and a great snowy pic. Keep safe! Happy New Year!

Net said...

We had snow like that just before Christmas!

Love your cards.

Gez said...

Stunning creations. :) Gosh! you've had a lot of snow! Hope it soon melts.xx

Sending you very Best Wishes for the New Year & happy crafting. Gez.xx

Violets Corner said...

Hope you're coping with all that snow!

The projects are stunning, so gorgeous.

Happy New Year!

Maarit

Tracey Brossart said...

I use to wish I lived in a place where it snows again...I use to live in Colorado. But now seeing all the news footage of you guys being snowed in, it doesn't look very fun. Hopefully it melts soon for you...lol.

Adorable card by the way! Hopefully you have a wonderful New Year!

Thanks for the peek!
Tracey #86 :D

Julie E said...

Congrats to Emily!!! Great projects from the new torchbearers :>)

sandra de said...

well done for being #1. Love the snow pic, incredible, can't imagine what it would be like. A warm 28 degrees (celsius) for us. Thanks for dropping by and have a lovely new year.
Sandra #29

minnie_mac said...

What a beautiful collection of projects.

Marilyn

Debs said...

Congrats on being No 1 and hope your snow gone now, loving your work. Happy new year to you xxx

having a {me} day said...

Oh my word! How can you walk through snow like that? I wouldn't even open the door! LOL! Happy New Year! keeley §61

Holly said...

Snowed in to the extreme!! Love it.. What a crafty group of ladies you have here.. the projects are all so cute! I hope you have a great New Year!!

Serendipity Stamping said...

Wonderful projects by everyone, thank you for sharing. I remember being snowed in quite a few times in the Mid-west. Believe it or not, one night in Bradenton, Fl. last week during the cold snap we did see a few flakes of snow, but you had to look fast. LOL> #75

akilli melek said...

not sure what happened with my computer, but my last post didnt seem to take.

the projects are fab as usual, looking forward to your new designs in 2011.

Happy New Year
Caroline #50