organize your stuff challenge (round 4). week 5. scraps.

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Posted: 4/25/2011 4:56:23 PM
good afternoon, ladies... er, evening!

sorry, i'm a bit late. like i said, crazy day w/ the holiday.


this week, we're organizing our scraps. here's mine from round 3: scraps

here's the link to wookiemouse's blog.


question of the week: what do you consider scraps - anything smaller than 6x6, 8x8, 8.5x11, or 12x12?


happy organizing!


organize your stuff challenge (round 4).

organize your stuff challenge (round 4). week 1. space audit.
organize your stuff challenge (round 4). week 2. brainstorming.
organize your stuff challenge (round 4). week 3. clean slate.
organize your stuff challenge (round 4). week 4. paper.


Organize Your Stuff Challenge (round 3).

organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 01. space audit.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 02. brainstorming.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 03. clean slate.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 04. paper.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 05. scraps.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 06. photos.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 07. ideas.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 08. projects, unfinished pages, and kits.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 09. embellishments.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 10. alphas.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 11. non-alpha stickers and rub-ons.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 12. ribbon, thread, and fibers.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 13. stamps.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 14. crop supplies.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 15. inks, ink pads, and embossing.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 16. paints, glitters, and stickles.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 17. punches.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 18. tools and adhesives.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 19. chipboard.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 20. die cuts.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 21. pens and pencils.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 22. dies for die cutting machines.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 23. templates.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 24. memorabilia.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 25. negatives.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 26. new items and keeping it neat.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 27. fonts.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 28. cards and card-making supplies.
organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 29. room and space decor.


Organize Your Stuff Challenge (round 2).

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 01. Space Audit.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 02. Brainstorming.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 03. Clean Slate.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 04. Paper.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 05. Scraps.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 06. Photos.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 07. Ideas.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 08. Projects, Unfinished Pages, and Kits.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 09. Embellishments.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 10. Alphas.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 11. Non-alpha Stickers and Rub-ons.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 12. Ribbons, Thread, and Fibers.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 13. Stamps.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 14. Crop Supplies.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 15. Inks, Ink Pads, and Embossing.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 16. Paint, Glitter, & Stickles.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 17. Punches.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 18. Tools and Adhesives.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 19. Chipboard.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 20. Die Cuts.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 21. Pens & Pencils.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 22. Dies.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 23. Templates.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 24. Memorabilia.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 25. Negatives.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 26. New Items and Keeping it Neat.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 27. Fonts.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 28. Cards and Card-making Supplies.
Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 29. Room and Space Decor.




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Posted: 4/25/2011 6:44:54 PM
Very nice organization of scraps, Crisann and Janet
I am fairly well organized in this area. Mine are in plastic bags by color, then sorted in a 6 drawer cart: Red/Pink, Orange/Yellow/Brown, Green, Blue, Purple, White/Black. And yes, I labeled my drawers with the p-touch My problem is I have too many scraps, I need to USE THEM!!! Especially the orange/yellow/brown, it's overflowing...


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Posted: 4/25/2011 7:24:45 PM
My scraps are sorted by color into Iris drawers. Since they are all organized, I'm going to venture down to the basement this week to see if I can get rid of the paper I've stored there.

I also have some kits with left over paper scraps that need to be made into cards or thrown away.


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Posted: 4/25/2011 7:41:20 PM
Donated what scraps I had to the girls Scout troop at school. When I get back to scrapping my scraps will in go scrap holders I got at HL. They will be sorted by color and must be at least 2x2.






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Posted: 4/25/2011 8:26:45 PM
Yay, I'm ahead this week! I organized my scraps last week when I got my paper in order. My PP scraps are in an expanding envelope/folder thing. My cardstock scraps are in gallon bags sorted by SU color families. All are kept near my desk so that I can use them when I need something.

QOTW: I don't scrap 12x12, so for me anything that is fairly large gets filed with the main paper. So the 4x12 strips I end up with go in with the paper, pretty much anything larger than 8x8 goes in with the main paper. My scraps are all small, 6x6 or smaller. Sometimes really small too!

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Posted: 4/25/2011 8:44:18 PM
My scraps are organized in an expandable file folder by ROYGBIV order.

QOTW: I consider anything cut from its original size to be scrap. It is probably time to purge again and I should probably put a minimum size requirement on my scraps. I tend to keep every single teeny tiny piece of paper.

Totally not related to scraps but... - I made my first digital scrapbook page this weekend. And I love it! I am so loving the idea that I can take my laptop with me to kids' practices and SCRAPBOOK! So cool. I think I'm going to get a lot done with this software.


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Posted: 4/25/2011 9:08:54 PM
QOTW: Anything smaller than 6x6 or that could not be seen in the cropper hopper that held the original source!

I have my scraps in cropper hopper containers on their side in a cube of an Expedit. They are organized by color. PP is mixed in with cardstock. And I have this week under control which means I SHOULD clean up something else like photos which is going to come up rather quickly!!




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Posted: 4/25/2011 9:36:13 PM
I thought I had this tackled last round, but have found that I have 12" strips that get lost in my big sorter file. I started keeping them for journalling strips, but have found that I use them on pages a lot, just as is. I do have a divided wooden box that would work well (and that I would love to decorate), just don't have a place to put it in my closet. Maybe if I stare at my closet long enough a space will magically appear.


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Posted: 4/25/2011 9:42:07 PM
AOTW: Anything smaller than a 12 x 12 is a scrap for me.


My scraps are sorted by color into Iris drawers


This is what I do, it's so easy to pull out a drawer and find what I need. All of my scraps are treated the same, unless they're part of a manufacturer's line that I keep together. In that case the scraps are stored with the rest of the line.


Maybe if I stare at my closet long enough a space will magically appear.


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Posted: 4/25/2011 9:58:27 PM
QOTW: What do you consider scraps?

I guess anything smaller than the original piece of paper I was cutting is considered a scrap for me. I am not much of a 12x12 scrapper; I usually scrap 8 1/2 x 11 or smaller. But there are so many cute papers out there that are 12x12, I just can't help myself! Even if I just cut a small strip, I keep the rest of the paper. I even use my smaller scraps for the cards I make. I never know what I might need for an accent on a card. I don't keep anything smaller than 3x3; that's just too small for me.

As for my organization of my scraps, I have them in a 12x12 plastic envleope. Not the best system for organizing, I know. but I just never gave them much thought. I did see a style I like, though. I am going to sort my scraps into small (4x4-6x6), medium (7x7-9x9) and large (10x10 and bigger) and use a binder clip to hold them together. If I have to cut them down to the next smallest size, then I will do that.
Hopefully that will make them easier to access and use!


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Posted: 4/26/2011 7:59:15 AM
that sounds like a lot of work, amr!


my scrappy goals for 2012:
. finish all the bits and pieces on LOs which are missing a letter, or a picture needs to be reprinted, etc.
. finish up H's albums
. make an acrylic album
. finish my heritage albums
. sort Dad's genealogy stuff
. try to finish up the several albums that are started; label them; move them downstairs where they can be enjoyed
. make mini albums
. oh, yeah, get my [s]crap place organized & KEEP IT NEAT!


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Posted: 4/26/2011 8:53:39 AM
Last week when I sorted my paper I purged and sorted my scraps. I have more scraps than paper, so it should have occurred to me that they would have their own category.

I sorted them in color families. Pastel, primary, etc. cardstock is on its own, and put them in 12x12 bags. I decided that less than 4x4 should be tossed unless I loved it. The itty bitty pieces that I loved went in their own little baggy that went in the scrap bag. I've been scrapping with tiny little strips lately, so I wanted to be able to keep the little guys without losing them with the big scraps.

Also, I added a category: "Kids Paper". Because when I scrap my kids (4 and 2) are constantly asking me, "Mom, can I cut this?" Ok, maybe the 2yo doesn't ask. So, this should eliminate me losing paper I had plans for.


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Posted: 4/26/2011 9:14:12 AM
QOTW: Anything less than a full sheet of 12X12 paper is a scrap for me. Right now I have them sorted by color in separate plastic 12X12 pocket folders. But I want to have the PP and cardstock separated, so I'm going to re-sort, get rid of the tiny pieces, and put them in two accordion file totes that used to hold my PP.

I'm finding that as I organize, I'm repurposing things I already had. This is saving me a ton of cash! I'm also finding things I forgot I had. As I was starting to re-sort my scraps, I found the shiny black paper that was just what I needed for the title of a LO I was working on!

Speaking of LOs, I posted a blog yesterday with my newest LO. Being organized is really helping my creativity!


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Posted: 4/26/2011 10:27:58 AM
QOTW - Cardstock I keep most of it as a scrap. PP I keep it until I'm tired of it!

My Scraps are kept in a hanging file folder box. CS has their own color file and PP is all lumped together in another file folder.

This week I have been organizing my closets instead of scrap stuff. I'm almost done though. Then I can get back to scrapping! YAY!


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Posted: 4/27/2011 6:33:55 AM
Just wanted to bump up from page 2.

My scraps have been organized the same way for years and I LOVE it!!!
I have 2 3up Sterlite drawers. One set has blue&green, yellow&brown, and black&white. The other set of drawers has patterned paper, red&orange, pink&purple.

Anytime I cut a piece of paper it's a scrap. I only keep scraps larger then 2 x 2 generally.

I'll post pictures tonight, but seeing as I *should* be working, I'll BBL.

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Posted: 4/27/2011 8:17:27 AM
QOTW: I usually only keep scraps that are big enough to mat a 4x6 photo. I've been scrapping for so many years that I've accumulated a lot of scraps and know my space limitations.

I keep trying to make myself go down to the basement to sort and purge that stuff. I think I should just put it all in a bag for donation and be done with it.


Cindy


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Posted: 4/27/2011 7:39:15 PM
Well- I missed posting for last week- pp... so a quick rundown there; I have lots of pp sorted into kits, in CTMH plastic baggies.. then into those cardboard boxes...that will fit the expedit... still waiting on that. I am going to be getting some of the expedit baskets too that will hold CTMH papers, cardstock(colored)and other mfg papers... these will all be in a 25 cube expedit. My desk will hold 16 Cropper Hopper plastic things (also in the expedit a 2x4 cube, and a 2x2 cube- in those I have my BG paper, my K&Co paper, and my other "pad" type papers, WRMK, etc... Also in my desk area in baskets will hold my most commonly used "go to" colors for the LO bases... So that about covers the PP. I also have some 12 x 12 canvas covered boxes that will hold paper, less used up on top of the expedit... These are just various random papers that I have bought that have no other place to go, and one with specialty papers... I may try to reorganize them when the expedits arrive... On to this weeks challenge!

Scraps:
For me, everything is a scrap, and everything is saved. Sometimes if I have a fairly large scrap with a collection (like BG)that scrap will go back with that collection. Otherwise, they are currently sorted in 12x12 pocket envelopes with a smaller pocket on the front, so the smaller scraps go in the front pocket. I am saving all scraps, I have an idea that I am going to try with the tiny ones... someday!

Right now all those pockets are in an expanding folder, but they will move into an expidit cube/basket when it get's here. I want to put it by my desk, I always go through the scraps first if I am looking for a small piece for a LO, or if I am using the SIL to cut an embellishment!

So DONE! except for waiting on the expedits like the rest of the room, of course!

I also have a tendency to just lay my leftover aside once I have completed a LO, instead of filing them right away. I will have a two baskets for this that will be on my desk. (one paper, the other embellies) My goal will be to put them away when that baskets get full. We'll see how that goes, once I get scrapping again. I am planning a much larger desk/work area, so space shouldn't be a problem like in the past... One can hope!



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Posted: 4/27/2011 10:13:10 PM
Hi everyone

A very busy week for me this week, lots of work hours, so not much for organizing hours.

QOTW: scraps are anything from a 12x12 paper cut but no smaller than 3x4 and they are still stored in this and it still works for me. Last round I did go through them brutally and decided on the sizes I wanted to keep. But mostly I try to make cards out of the scraps when I do pages so I don't have anything to put away. This way they stay under control. Anyways you probably won't hear anymore from me the rest of this week as I am going to a quilt show with my boss tomorrow for the remainder of this week. We have a booth there so more work for me. (I don't mind though)



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Posted: 4/29/2011 4:31:36 PM
are we seriously *this* quiet? lol...

just bumping us up. have a great week!



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Posted: 4/29/2011 4:50:43 PM

QOTW: I consider anything cut from its original size to be scrap. It is probably time to purge again and I should probably put a minimum size requirement on my scraps. I tend to keep every single teeny tiny piece of paper.




Yeah, that. Sometimes I kill me. But it's so hard to part with a little scrap. You never know when you will need just that little bit for a punch or other small bit. It feels so wasteful, too, to throw it out.

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Posted: 4/29/2011 5:00:57 PM
hi, all

been a long week--kids still under the weather as I am too.

still working on my papers for last week just a small piles also ran out of label paper for my labeler so that is on my shopping list.

my scraps are in 9 drawers cube sorted by colors. In last round I did here, I went thur and purge and cut them down. I'm planning to go thur again and purge and give them to my sister to give to daycare where her kids go to. I try to use up the scrap much as possibles but have set a limit of how long I keep them so it doesn't pile up. kids love it when they get them so it works out for me.

I will post pic once I can get in there and finish the paper adn scrap all together.


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Posted: 4/29/2011 7:57:35 PM
I still need to do my paper from last week, ooops!

QOTW for scraps, I consider anything smaller than 12 X 12 a scrap because that's what I mostly scrap. I have been keeping everything, but after reading the blog and posts plus doing some thinking I am going to get rid of anything smaller than 4 X 4, because in all honesty I don't ever use scraps smaller than that anyway.

Currently my scraps are in a plastic, portable file box filed by color, plus one hanging folder for patterns (unless they are larger scraps than I might keep them with a collection.) I like the way I have my scraps right now, it does work for me, but I am going to go through them tonight and get rid of the smaller ones, just a waste of valuable space!!


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Posted: 4/30/2011 9:12:05 AM
Hey Girls!
Hope everyone is having a scrappy day today! I'm just moving us back onto page one.
I actually got to scrap yesterday. Got out my new Becky Fleck Sketch book and pretty much just copied a sketch. Felt good to create again. It also made me realize I need to clean out my scrap bin, LOL!
I looked at my old photos of my scrap bin and it was pretty much empty and now its overflowing again.
I think I will cut all the PP down to 6X6 sizes. Anything not 6X6 will get tossed. I don't use scraps faster than I create them so I will have no guilt when I do this!!
Have a great day, All!


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Posted: 4/30/2011 4:32:40 PM
To me anything smaller than 12x12 is considered a scrap. I'd been keeping my scraps in a Generations cardboard expanding file folder for years. The problem was I would never remember to pull it out and use my scraps.

After organizing my paper last week (feels super great to be done with that) I decided to use my now unused Cropper Hopper metal file holder with 12x12 file folders for my scraps. It's handy because it can roll around and I can wheel it right beside my desk for a scrapping session. Having my scraps already in color order in the Generations file made for an easy week (much welcome after the paper week) as I just transferred the scraps to the Cropper Hopper unit and attached labels to the file folders.

Just wanted to say that I am so loving this challenge! It's such fun to finally get things perfectly organized and it's bringing my joy of scrapping back for me. I haven't scrapped in the past 2-3 years due to severe clinical depression, but I can really see and feel how much more enthused I'm getting about restarting this amazing hobby.

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Posted: 4/30/2011 5:31:09 PM
Yep, I'm done...but I didn't have a ton to do this week. Scraps were already organized, I just purged and separated cardstock from PP and put them in different containers. Here's my "before" and "after":

Scraps before and after

I got two LOs done (well, the second is waiting for a third picture!) this week. I'm now done with the dance scrapbook and it's on to football! Can't wait until the "have to" scrapping is done and I can do the "want to" scrapping!


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Posted: 4/30/2011 8:37:19 PM
bethkk, ain't no "have 2" for scrapping! ALL of it is 'want to!" ------------ well, for me anyway!

the biggest 'have to' I impose on myself is my heritage album(s).............. I know if i don't do these, the pix will just become trash to my daughter!


my scrappy goals for 2012:
. finish all the bits and pieces on LOs which are missing a letter, or a picture needs to be reprinted, etc.
. finish up H's albums
. make an acrylic album
. finish my heritage albums
. sort Dad's genealogy stuff
. try to finish up the several albums that are started; label them; move them downstairs where they can be enjoyed
. make mini albums
. oh, yeah, get my [s]crap place organized & KEEP IT NEAT!


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Posted: 5/1/2011 10:55:10 AM
Busy couple of weeks here, so I'm going to be a little behind with the challenges. Finals week coming up, and lots of grading at the end of the semester.

My scraps are pretty organized already. I have two 13 x 13 drawer units, each with three drawers. So scraps are filed by dominant color there. I tend to keep scraps 2 x 2 and larger, because I do make cards and can use those smaller scraps. I'm *not* good about sorting through my scraps again to purge. DD (7yo) knows that she can use the scraps for her crafty projects, though, too, so we tend to be in them pretty often. If I see something that I think won't get used, I do toss it.


Ann


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Posted: 5/1/2011 12:20:05 PM
As per usual, I'm stuck on week 4 (paper). Nothing new.

My scraps are well sorted, and next month for my friend's birthday,all those scraps will be on their way to her in Washington State. Then, I can start fresh. She uses all my scraps for her paper piece projects. I love the work she does, and I will happily give her my scraps every year, just so they get used up.


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Posted: 5/5/2011 6:55:13 AM
Back-tracking to scraps week because I think it's time to make a change. I've always kept my cardstock scraps with their fellow full-size sheets, just kinda in front of that color section in each CH. Seems I keep most scraps that are at least 2"x2".

After working on a few projects this week, I'm out-growing my current way of storing scraps. I don't want to purchase another storage container, so I've been racking my brain to come up with a different solution.

Behold, my chipboard drawer and usable space ... new scrap drawer

I've got enough room in here to consolidate my alpha chipboards into less folders, hang additional folders and then store my scraps in those folders by color. I love using chipboard and it works great having it stored right at my fingertips. Maybe having the scraps right next to me will remind me to use them more often.

It all sounds good in theory ... now I just need to re-work the contents of the drawer and see if it will be functional. I'll try to post new photos once I'm done.

Now back to the dreaded photo week


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Posted: 5/12/2011 1:53:44 PM
hi, all My scraps are already sorted by colors. I just started using a basket to store my current scraps when working on projects until completly done. Usunally I don't have any left which is great.

here is post of my drawer and basket I'm using: scrap storage I try to clean and purge scraps once a month to keep it overflowing. this works for me as well as others when they come to scrap with me.


Michele


My blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com



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