What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday | 171

Welcome to another Wednesday Workdesk! On Wednesday, crafters near and far snap a photo of their little corner of the world to share with Julia over at the Stamping Ground. It’s been weeks since I’ve been able to participate so I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing. If you want to be a snoop too, click here to see more desks!

Today finds me working on a layout.

Does anyone recognize that ancient tool on my desk?

Well, I say ancient because it’s been years since I’ve used my handheld Quickutz tool. I’ve had the Silhouette for many years and it replaced my use of the original tool. But I was looking for a specific alphabet recently and it prompted me to get out my old Quickutz dies and look through everything. One specific die caught my eye and it instantly sparked and idea. So here I am, experimenting and executing. More on that with my finished layout on Friday!

What are you working on today?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I can’t tell you how many times I almost bought a Quikcutz and then never did! Just so intimidated by the price. Same with the MM Slice and now the Silhouette. But man do I really think I want a Silhouette! 🙂

    • It’s funny – I got it on QVC years ago, back when I had a high powered job and the income to match. But I was never that crazy about it and I only have a handful of dies because most were too themey for me! But the Silhouette is by far the best die cut machine you can have. I’ve never regretted that purchase….like I did with this handheld tool. It still works though, so maybe it will need to come out more often. 🙂

  2. Gosh that is ancient but a treasure, don’t ever get rid of it because they don’t make them like that anymore. I love the colour of your desk mat, I have never seen one like it bef0re and it is a good size too.

    Thanks for sharing and welcome back.
    Eliza #93

    • Thanks! That mat is actually for quilters. I purchased it at JoAnn Fabrics. It’s green on one side and yellow on the other. I love it and it was totally worth the price. 🙂

  3. i still have my squeeze- i just cant part with it. i still have my favorite fonts and every once and awhile i still use them!!!

  4. It’s funny because over the weekend I was wishing I had one!

  5. We never had a Quickcutz, too hard on our poor little paws. Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit to our blog.

    Love the bears

  6. Yep, never seen one of those before. Looks interesting! Happy scrapping!
    Karen 129

  7. Yes I recognise that tool. I love mine and every now and again I dust it off and use it. Usually for the small alphabet and Christmas cards. Though a few weeks ago it got its own back on me and I cut my finger on the edge of a die! Owch! I did manage to avoid getting blood on the layout.
    I have the Silhouette elctric cutter too and LOVE that using it often! I would like a Cameo but cannot bear the thought of replacing mine for the sake of a few inches!
    Thanks for your visit.

  8. You always have a project on the go 🙂
    I never did pick up that tool 😉

  9. I honestly had no idea what that tool was! It almost looks dangerous . . .


  10. i don’t know what that is (smile)… but looks interesting. i love your blog. it gives me lots of ideas. i have tons of photos in boxes (pre-digital cam years). my scrapbook will surely find its way on my work desk one of these wednesdays…
    thanks for visiting my blog and the welcome, too… i mostly work on canvases and now am crazy with art journaling…

  11. Never seen that tool before but am quite new to crafting!

    Love your work space, it’s so light and tidy.

    Happy belated WOYWW, thanks for stopping by my blog xx

  12. Good luck with your layout — glad you had time to join in this week. Nope, I was clueless until you explained what it was. The dies must be small ones and pressing down on the handles must provide the pressure to cut? Right now I just have my little Cuttlebug, although I routinely get tempted by various Tim Holtz dies into wishing for something that would handle all of those without hassles. Happy WOYWW and thanks for already popping over to my blog for a visit. 🙂 ~ Laura #124

  13. Oh wow, I’ve NEVER seen the likes of that before! I wondered if it was a long handled stapler……. haaaa Have fun working on your layout!

    Thanks for stopping by my place already!

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #31

  14. Hi Tammy, this tool looks very interesting, here in Germany its often hard to find all this fab stuff you have at yours – I’m a bit jealous about that. So go for it and show us what your doing with thit – can’t wait to see.
    Thanks for stopping by earlier this week.
    BarbaraBee #116

  15. Looks like some fun crafty time happening at your house this week. I scrapped all last weekend, but haven’t even had time to unpack my crop stuff yet since I returned home Sunday!

  16. I remember when these were the thing to have 🙂 Funny how times change!
    While shopping today it seems that all the 80’s clothes are back in style! It may come back??

  17. Your space is so bright! Must be a real pleasure to work in. I was just about to ask what that tool was,guess you’ve certainly shown your craft age! Can’t wait to see the finished product, you’re so neat!

  18. Lookin good 🙂 Love having a peek into the spaces of fellow crafter’s! If you happen to peek in on my blog, be sure to wear a hard hat! LOL!


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