New Year Organization Plan

Your craft space is where you work and play. We’re focusing on getting off on the right foot by getting organized. I have spent a couple of days organizing my paper stash. What crafter ever feels like they have enough paper? No one that I know of. So, for me reorganizing my paper stash was the perfect way to get started.

I have been using the Scrap Rack for my main organizing tool. It has been the perfect tool for me to get organized. I will be telling you next week, how I got started and what you can do with it. One way of organizing the scrap rack is by colors, or rainbows. I like to think in a specific color when I am doing my pages or any other paper craft. So to have all my paper in colors too, just makes sense for me. If I am looking for things in blue, for example, I know exactly where to go.

Now all my paper is organized in the same way. I already had my specific color paper organized, now I have my printed paper organized the same way. Whatever color I am using, I know where to find the solid and the print paper. I also know where to find other things in the same color range.

While, I have mine in a bookcase, you could do the same thing in any container that you are storing your paper in.

Look at your space and think about how you could improve your storage system. We would love to know how you are storing your paper. Why not share your ideas and thoughts right here

I just scored some really good storage products at Scrapbook.com. They have sales going and I really do well there.

Happy New Year- Lets Get Organized

2017

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year ! Wishing each of you joy, health, happiness!

Where did the year go, anyway ? Time seems to go faster every year ! Every year I like to finish off the holidays by getting myself organized. Though my studio/office has come a long way, I still find improvements to make to give me more time to do the things I love…my paper crafts.

So follow along as I find things to get life organized…..remember every little thing that you accomplish will help you gain time to scrapbook smarter and get more accomplished.

Step one for me today was to go through all the craft magazines that I have been collecting this year. I gathered them up and went through every one of them. Clipped out the articles and projects that I wanted to save. Then they go into page protectors. I keep a binder with all my clippings. I reduced a shelf and gained a lot of space. So I was happy with this simple step forward.

If you want to keep your craft magazines, place them into a paper storage unit. Or cut a cereal box to make a recycled magazine holder.

 

 

 

 

 

Embellishment Storage

Do you have any plastic pill organizers sitting around your house unused? They make perfect storage for sequins and half beads. I use lots of these on my scrapbook pages and other paper craft projects. I like to keep them handy and needed a way to keep them all handy on top of my desk.

I saw the pill organizers and decided to try to use them to store my beads and sequins. One of them had little drawers to organize multiple daily doses. It was easy to convert it simply with my label maker. img_1211

Another one that I had did not have any advertising, so all I did was glue one of the embellishments on the top of the tops of the container.

The third one, I covered with washi tape. I took one inch pieces and glued them top of the lid. Then I covered some advertising with another strip of washi. The washi wouldn’t hold on without the glue. Then I added a sample of what was in the container. I was satisfied with the results.