Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Downsizing my scrap area. (Picture heavy!!!!)

I've purged, rearranged, and downsized.  I'm so much happier with my area now.  Here is the overview of my space.  I have a 4X4 expedit with a 2X4 expedit stacked on top and the desk attachment.  And I have 4 jetmax cubes holding up the desk top against the wall but only 3 of the cubes are being used. 
Close-ups of some of the cubes:
Albums (turquoise and kiwi) and a die binder; containers of buttons, brads, and my scrap bin; Ink pad holders made from foam core; and PL cards, trimmers, and adhesives.

Up close and personal with the ink pad holders:  I can pull them out when I need an ink pad and I just slide them back into the cubbie when I'm done.
Markers/colored pencils in Crystal Light containers taped together and 6X6 pads underneath; Stamps are in the green and pink baskets; small embellishments are in the notebook and binder, alpha stamps in the little pink drawers; and in the 4 Jetmax drawers that I cut down to fit into the expedit cube are ribbon in two of them, copics, and embellishment packages. 

In depth with the Stamps:  I added a shelf to the cube and each bin looks like the one below.  I separated my stamps by theme and put them on acetate.  Then I cut regular document protectors in half to store the acetate "stamp sandwiches" in. 
 In depth with the Jetmax cubes;  I added a shelf to this cube as well and cut a little off the jetmax drawers to they slide in and out of the cubbie. 

In these cubes are patterned paper; cardstock; Alphabet stickers and thickers in a file box from Target, scoreboard; and EMPTY (I think I'm going to store my sewing machine in this cube)!
Under the desk are items I don't use all that often: The baskets have acrylic paints in one and in the other is heat embossing items.  The bankers box has envelopes and bags.  The white box has finished mini albums and the container on top has extra adhesive.  LOTS of extra adhesive!
I have (3) 3-drawer Jetmax cubes I'm still using.  6 drawers have punches in them and the other 3 have Washi tape and twine; chipboard, decorative brads, and wood veneer; and ink refill bottles, stickles, and glitter.
And if you made it thru the whole post...BLESS YOU!  HA! 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Playing catch-up

So, I have been scrapping for the past, ooohhhh 3 months, I just forget to post here because I feel like I'm talking to myself.  Which I can do without all this typing and messing with technology, etc, LOL!
But here is some of what I've done since March.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Some more random layouts....

Some layouts from the past month.  They are mostly pocket pages.  I think I'm enjoying the smaller footprint of each pocket.  I can get one pocket done much quicker than and entire 8.5X11 layout.  

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Random Layouts

I participated in an online crop on a message board I frequent and this is what I got done for it!
I scrap 8.5X11 and I mix divided page protectors along with traditional scrapping.

This was a timed challenge...not too shabby!

A card using all kind of texture techniques.  I forgot how fun it was to make cards.

This one was based on a Scrapbook generation sketch, I think.

Sorry about the layout overload.  I know myself well enough that I probably won't post again for a while!  LOL!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I *big fat squishy heart* foam core board.

So it began by looking like this...
After several pieces of foam core board, a few hours, and some hot glue which may or may not have resulted in some colorful language, this is what happened...

All of the drawers were boxes and the drawer pulls are cork tops from some test tubes.

Edited:  Replaced the photo with an updated one!  I missed the green so I added some back in.  Still a work in progress but good enough to some scrapping accomplished!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Paper Storage

I think this is as good as it gets on the paper storage thing.  I got rid of a LOT of 12X12 patterned paper so all of what I have now fits in one drawer with room to grow (the bottom left one, the one of the right holds cardstock).
Pulled out drawer.  The "big" picture.  I labeled all of the folders...Themed, kits, collections, and then the orphan paper gets sorted by color.  I also clipped all of my kits and collections together either by binder clip or by paper clip and I used post-it notes to keep the clips from marking up the paper.  
Close-up of the labels.  These are self adhesive label tab things from any office supply store.  Because they are self-adhesive I was able to put them lower than the folder tabs would have been which makes them fit into the drawer and have the drawer actually close.
For the kits that I've gotten, I removed all of the embellishments but made sure I made a note of special things that match the patterned paper.  Then I put the embellishments/letter stickers/die cuts, etc with other like items.
And that is as good as it gets for my paper storage.  For now, anyway!  TFL, Mel.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Week 3 Photo Arrangement Replay class

So I used sketch 3-1 for this week, I think.  This is a self-paced class from Scrapbook Generation but over on one of the message boards I hang out at, we are doing it as a group.  I'm trying to make sure I actually finish the class because I am notorious for buying classes and doing nothing with them!
Anyway, here are my submissions for week 3!
And this is where it gets weird.  This the the right side of the sketch but it's the first page in my layout.  I used a Simple Stories kit.  It came with a 12X12 sheet of stickers.  I HATE 12X12 sheets of stickers.  I have the hardest time using them.  But I used a few so now I can ditch the rest and not feel guilty!
Then we move on to the left side of the sketch which is the second page in the layout.  I will say though that these do not sit side-by-side in my album (even though they are from the same event).  Because of that I used different papers and titled them both!

Thanks for looking!