Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Scrappin Room - More Organizing!

Made another executive decision to take my big background Stampin Up stamps out of the boxes and store them like books...hoping this will help me use them more often! Love them all - will never part with them...These background stamps are one of my all time favourite SU products!

(Above) I used empty Stampin Up boxes to store small embellishments. They're all labeled and stored vertically in a drawer. Love how re-organizing these made me remember how many cool things I have! And, I have gotten rid of pounds and pounds of excess packaging (recycled, of course Kristin!)

(Below) Finally got the last three Clipper Street clear containers I needed to finish up one of my two cupboards! I am so happy with having exactly one dozen of these 13X13 containers with removable lids (no clasps/handles to break!)

Anyone else finding their paper collection getting WAY WAY WAY outta hand?

Well, I LOVE my paper. I don't want to "purge" it. I want to touch it, look at it, play with it, and enjoy it. I am in LOVE with paper!

I was one of those "office isle" kids...you know, the kids who would beg their moms to just let them wander the office supply isle while she did the grocery shopping. Just smelling the scotch tape, admiring the massive Crayola collections, and running my hands over piles of notebook paper made me happy.

And it still does.

I've been having a hard time with my patterned paper, though. You know, the more you get, the more there is to choose from! And, when there is SO MUCH to choose from, it can take a long time to do a scrapbooking layout...and, well, that's just counterproductive now isn't it?!

My pal Tammy told me that she organizes her paper by color. I've heard of this, but kept my collections by brand. I used to work at Clipper Street Scrapbooking, so I learned all the brand names pretty well. But, the problem is, there are a LOT of different brands! And, I am not loyal to just a few, so it was still hard to find my papers.

So, Tammy helped me re-organize my patterned paper by color. What was really hard was all the multiple colors on a page! But, she helped me through and just said, "What's your favorite color on there? What's the color that you BOUGHT the paper for?" And, that really helped! Thanks Tammy!

So, now I periodically paruse my own paper collection...love it :) TFL!


Kristin Erickson said...

Love Tammy's advice to sort the patterned paper by what colour you were drawn to when you bought it! I never know how to sort patterns, either! Though, I am fairly loyal to a very few brands so it is easier for me to just sort by Basic Grey or Basic Grey or the odd sheet of something else! :-)
I totally think you'll use those backgrounds more now that you've sprung them from their plastic jail!

PS~ Good job on the recycling!

e.mel said...

Awwww..thanks for the tips :)

KarenBeavers said...

where did you get the 13 x 13 boxes ... I tried to search clipper street but couldn't find anything other than a store but no product listings ... thanks

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