Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekend Project – Organization!


This weekend I spent hours organizing my scrapbooking and crafting supplies. Nerdy, right? My mom's friend Dayle Thomas very generously dropped off three large boxes of scrapbooking supplies. Inside were hundreds of dollars of stickers, embellishments, ribbon, paper, scrapbooks that have never been opened. Combined with my impressive collection of PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps, inks, and products we've swapped with Helmar USA, Mod Podge, The Twinery, & Prima – I have an entire store of products at home! (Mental note: less trips to Michael's…)



Check it out! I snapped these quick pictures because I was so impressed with myself. I've organized my new rolling cart into bins for each need – punches & cutting tools, adhesives, embellishments, stickers, neutral papers, and seasonal papers.





Thankfully I have lots of options for adhesives!





This bin is full of stickers – some for each holiday, baby, wedding, travel, food, & more.






This bin is a crucial one – all my scissors and punches. I am currently storing my markers in here, but as soon as I get my Twin Touch Markers – I'll be creating a separate bin for markers!





The bottom two drawers are devoted to paper but I had so much I couldn't fit it all in the bins. Here's the over flow.





And here's a portion of my PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps collection. I've stored the packs in clear sheet protectors in a three ring binder. This makes finding them super easy!






Now this organization is nothing compared to my idol Carly Robertson ( see her amazing craft room here:  http://carlyrobertson.typepad.com/thesimplethings/home-tour.html) but we all have to start somewhere…..it's a start. 



I have a BIG project to start working on – so this organization is going to come in handy. Thanks to Dayle Thomas for the very generous donation of her scrapbooking supplies. I will be sure to put them all to excellent use! I really appreciate everything she gave me.


 


 

7 comments:

  1. awesome job organizing Libby! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. wow now that is very organized...come over and do mine... :)

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  3. Oh Wow great storage:) Sandra H

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  4. Nice job Libby ! I've found that those rolling carts and anything you can label AND see are great for storage - my favorite being the 12x12 IRIS boxes - love when they go on sale for 3.99, AND they are in clear, purpl, and pink - I even have a blue one somewhere. They are invaluable for paper - anything left out is chewed by mom's cat.

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  5. Isn't it wonderful to get organized and have everything ready and handy to work with. Well, I am thinking it must be...I keep dreaming about it being like that anyway! :D

    I love the way you have your clear stamps organized but are those just plain page protectors you used? How do you keep them in place?

    Thanks for all the organizing tips! :)

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  6. Great tip for stamp storage, Libby!

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