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.
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!
OK so I had things all set up nice and neat in my old scrap area that I shared with my kids as our "play area". Well of course, I had to rearrange things. I stuck all the boys in one big massive bedroom which was our play area and I took one of their old bedrooms and then all of the toys went into the other bedroom. The toy room is working really well for my youngest son's ABA therapy room which is some serious awesomeness right there!! And so far the boys are happy with the bedroom thing.
OK so here it is.
Standing in the doorway looking to the left. Next photo is panning to the right.
This one is with my back toward the curtains facing the door.
And I love love love my new room although I do have a little guilt that I have an entire room all for my junk. But since my kids actually like the new setup the guilt goes away pretty quick!
This will be a quick one, promise!
I've gotten some sequins in a few kits and then I bought a variety package of them. Well once you cut open the baggie you can't reseal it. SO, what to store them in? *mindblank*...until....I cleaned out and moved my scrap area into a new room (which I will post in a day or two, I hope) and found some piles of weird random things.
Anyway, here is my sequin storage!
Test tubes! HAHA! I'm embracing my inner nerd! LOL!