Here is a photo of my messy scrap table. I like seeing what others have going on so I thought I would post this one just for fun. On my table, I have baggies, the Stampin’ UP catalog, my new Coordinates Collections scrapbook kits for July, Thickers, new Stampin’ UP patterned paper, my Stamp-a-ma-jig. . . and a bunch of scraps and odds and ends.
DO you ever have so many things going on that you just hit the wall??? LOL
Finally, after two whole weeks of being in the bed, I was able to be up today! I am starting to feel well enough to move around thanks to my new set of migraine meds. I shall refer to these new pills as Stupid Pills because they are known to have horrible cognitive side effects.. . . er. . . what was I talking about. . . HA HA Just kidding!! They haven’t started working that well yet! In all seriousness, please send out good thoughts so the Stupid Pills don’t actually make me too stupid :O)
Well all day I was going and going, just churning along, making up for my two weeks in the bed, awfully proud of my accomplishments, and now that I am finally ready to venture into the scrap room, EVERYONE in my house decides to take a nap and now I am stuck out of the scrap room, for who knows who much longer!! AHHH! I must be patient!
SO here is my list of busy duties I have been working on today:
- organizing my upcoming color combos for SPCC
- getting sponsors lined up for upcoming challenges
- trying to decide on the SPCC design team
- getting the dt blog set up
- planning dt duties
- eating lunch
- playing with the pups
- working on ideas for next week’s celebration
- planning next week’s stamp a stack
- watching a movie with Johnny
- helping my 3 brand new Inkalicious Divas!! It rocks to be a demonstrator (I will welcome them soon! I love you girls!!)
- packaging paper kits
- emailing everyone in the world (ok maybe not, but I have been emailing a bunch)
- and. . . I still need to clean off my messy table, shown above!
I have an organizational tip of sorts for you. I will be working on my Stamptivity challenge (it’s a fun one!!) later today if I am ever permitted back into the scraproom. :O)
I will admit it, I am a scrap keeper. I keep scraps of cardstock and patterned paper, but I store them separately. . . This is how I store my cardstock. it is kind of a chaotically organized mess!
Why would you want to store scraps of cardstock, you ask?? Well let me tell you. . .
- so you are environmentally friendly
- so you have cardstock ready to stamp on
- to use for punches
- to use for small parts on cards and projects
- to save money (this stuff adds up)
This is one of the Sterilite containers that I often rave about. These are the greatest little containers. I use them for storing my stamps and pretty much anything that I can fit into them. We have these containers in our kitchen, bathroom, car, closets. . . everywhere LOL.
This is the small size. It is perfect for fitting on my standard size shelf units (3 small containers per row) Anyway, so I get these at Target and about every season, Target will have different colors!!! This summer they have offered this Kiwi Kiss type color and a bright blue. I also have many white ones, which are the standard color and I got some burgundy colored ones last winter.
My storing tip is basically just shove all the cardstock you can possibly fit into the container! LOL NO NO don’t do that. . . LOL I put the smaller sized scraps into plastic baggies sorted by color and then I have the taller pieces of the same color stacked behind the plastic baggies. A lot of the time, I put the scraps in one by one so most of them are unsorted.
When it is time to make a card or a project, I just set this little container on my scrap desk and dig through it before cutting through any new sheets of cardstock. It only takes an extra second to look, but I feel like I am saving a tree so to me it is totally worth it.