organize your stuff challenge (last chance round). week 4. paper.

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Posted 11/6/2011 by ~crisann~ in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 11/6/2011 8:00:44 AM
good morning, ladies!

this week, we're organizing our paper - i have an entire stack of paper that needs put away - b/c, well, i have an obsession w/ buying paper...


here's the link to wookiemouse's blog.


question of the week: horizontal or vertical - how are you storing your paper?

happy organizing!


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



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Posted: 11/6/2011 8:02:02 AM
well, that was interesting - 3 threads instead of 1. lol...



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Posted: 11/6/2011 9:05:07 AM
I know that I am going to keep my paper pretty much the same, I have the sterilite(sp) 3 high 12*12 containers, but it despertely needs to get sorted, and probably purged.


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Posted: 11/6/2011 10:34:50 AM
Perfect timing for this, maybe thanks to another thread I will purge my solid card!

All of my paper is vertical. 8 color holders with solid toward the front and PP toward the back. Then I have one for Disney/Theme Park, Christmas/Halloween and collections.

I never really got into collections before but have lately so I was just realizing yesterday that I would most likely need another "collection" holder coming up soon.

I had just purged through my paper a few months back but feel the need to do it again.

I still do have a 4'7" pile of stacks that I have yet to do anything with. I didn't want to spend the money on holders for them and do have the spines labeled so I know what they are but they are just in a huge stack, one on top of the other, spines facing out.

This is what I really should go ahead and purge. Maybe I will make this a project too! When I buy stacks - only on sale or with a coupon - since they come to around $10, if I think I would use at least 1/2 of what is in there I buy it as to me it is still a deal.

A few years ago when I still did craft shows, I would use the paper that really wasn't my style to make items for the sale so that worked out too.


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Posted: 11/6/2011 10:50:57 AM
I'm going vertical. I have the large expedite shelf that I'm using with the desk attached. I also have some bins from the 100 Yen store that I purchased many years ago while stationed there. They work great for me! Right now I have the papers by manufacturer in one, colored cs in another two or three and all the misc in others. AC cardstock that I've purchased I put in magazine holders I also purchased from the yen store (dollar store). I'm unclear as to how to organize the misc cardstock. Any ideas?


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Posted: 11/6/2011 2:08:06 PM

Mine will be both verticel and horizonal. I just got a ton of jetmax cubes and will use those. I don't have much paper because some of it is in storage so it should be an easy fix.

Sylvia in MN

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Posted: 11/6/2011 3:03:54 PM
Thanks so much for running this again Crisann.

I store mine in Cropper Hoppers...I did have a problem with the odd papers on the outside edge getting bent or torn when I slid them in and out of the cupboards.

This is my second or maybe 3rd reqorking of the Wookie Mouse Challenge. Since I done the first 3 weeks twice B4...I jumped ahead and worked on paper for the last 3 weeks or so. Just purged a ton of paper and gave about 24 inches of PP to my SIL's neice. She is only about 12 so does not have a lot of supplies.

Most of the paper I gave away came from stacks that I broke up and only kept what I loved. I placed the leftover cardboard piece from the back of the stacks on the outside edge of some of my Cropper Hoppers. This seems to be stopping the PP bending problem!

I store cardstock by colour and most of my PP by theme with the balance sorted by colour.

The only exceptions are my kits. I follow the Counterfeit Kit challenge so sometimes have the current months counterfeited kit as well as leftovers from previous months. After all that work to chose my counterfeit kit from my stash, I like to keep them in a kit format until I use them up.

I keep the kits in iris carts with a label identifying the month/year and the name of the kit.

Having done the Wookiemouse challenge before, I found all the work that this challenge entails is only a benefit to me if I LABEL EVERYTHING.
I have post concussion syndrome and have problems with recall. When i resort my supplies, I won't remember the new method unless I label!!!

Scrapbooking is so much easier and faster this way...When friends come to crop and boroow supplies, it keeps down the number of questions re where is...???

Maureen

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Posted: 11/6/2011 3:20:59 PM
Organizing my paper during the last round was the number one BEST thing I did in the challenge!! Scrapping is SOOO much faster, easier and more fun if you know where your paper is! Mine is stored vertically in Cropper Hoppers. I have all of my cardstock organized by color, with specialty paper like glitter and Coredination separated and labeled. My patterned paper is organized by theme (flowers, stripes, paisleys, school, sports, etc.) and a then, if possible, by color. I do have a couple of Cropper Hoppers with collections in them. It started with just Basic Grey, cause I love it so much, but I've been buying some other collections lately and I keep those together. I may rearrange my shelves a little this week, and I have a little refiling to do with some new papers. I'll take a picture and post later when I've got it tidied up!


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Posted: 11/6/2011 3:22:47 PM
All of my paper is vertical. Most of it is in Cropper Hoppers.

I started going through the rubbermaid bin I had set aside after the clean sweep week last night. I spent some time sorting papers by colour and decided I need more Cropper Hoppers ... but TWO M's were out of them. Are they not making the Cropper Hoppers for paper anymore!??!?

Anyhow, I've decided to put all my paper by colour, including the various collections I have (Basic Grey mostly ) I looked at the collection and decided the "main" colour for me. So while there are some papers that aren't true to the colour (there are orange paper in archaic, but that collection is with my browns).

Because I have a ton of Stampin Up paper as well, I also added those to my cardstock stashes instead of keeping them separate.

I also took some of my page kits and integrated thme into my stash by what colour was the main colour (for me).

I also kept both the cardstock and patterned paper together. Some colours I don't have much of (yellow) and surprisingly others I have a TON for, pink?? So it's helping me see where I need to focus my purging. I'm really shocked at how much pink I have as there are mainly boys in my family. I only have 2 neices and one of those only being a week old!!

Have a good week everyone

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Posted: 11/6/2011 4:02:14 PM
A majority of my paper is sorted vertically. My collections are stored by manufacturer, along with the cardstock that matches, in various Art-bin and Iris containers. If the paper is designated for a specific project, it goes in a cropper hopper project sleeve, then into a canvas storage bin, along with embellishments, and other things I need for the project.

Although I go through my paper regularly, I still have an abundance of it. Yes, I'm a paper addict. It's this week of the challenge that gets me every time. During the last challenge, I accepted that my paper is as organized as it is going to be, until I do more scrapbooking. As each collection is used, the excess cardstock is incorporated into the vertical holders, the patterned paper leftovers, embellies, and whatever extras are sold at my LSS garage sale. So far this method has worked for me. It continues to be a work in progress, while I continue to go thru photos, make kits, and finish pages.

I no longer purchase patterned paper stacks, and lately, unless I'm working on a project that requires 'new paper', I don't buy. To spark creativity, if I'm cropping at a store, I'll purchase a couple sheets of pp to coordinate with whatever I'm working on, but I have to use those sheets on that project right then and there.

Off to watch some football, and send some photos off to be printed.



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Posted: 11/6/2011 4:30:04 PM
I'm pretty happy with my organisation for paper, because I don't think I can do it really better without buy expensive stuff for storing it. I although probably need more organisation (well, and more space...).

Last year, my husband bought for me a very old armor, the sort that has a door that... I don't know how explain it so I will take a photo lately.
Well, I repear the armor and it 's just wonderful for storing my stuff (not all my stuff (sigh...), but it's great for papers, because it has shelves that are perfect size for papers).

So, it is stored horizontally (in my sitting room, impossible to store it vertically...).

Err, I am looking at this for explaining more and what ! It doesn't look like so nice , I need more organisation ! But it works pretty well when I scrap, so...

One shelf for cardstocks, each is stored by colors so I can see what I have, but I have to re-store it very often (sigh...), because when I work on a project, I take lots of sheet and don't put it back by color after.

Three shelves for patterned papers, sorted by collections/trends. I do know what I have, I remember this very well. I don't know exactly how it is sorted but I know exactly where each sheet is, really ! Ok, there is not as much paper than some of you, but there is not so few !

One shelf for odd sizes (and this, erk ! So messy !).

And a last shelf for cheap or computer sheets that I got for almost nothing but that is great for making enveloppes.

I purge it last week (someone needs stuff...) so it's okay now. I thought that I had lots of paper, but when I saw photos from mookiemouse's thread, I have almost nothing (laugh !) !

See you later for a photo !



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Posted: 11/6/2011 9:21:17 PM
I store mine vertically in the Cropper Hopper plastic magazine type bins. I bought extra dividers and labeled them by color families or prints and then another divider for scraps in that category.
It's working for me and definitely helps me use my scraps!

I purged quite a bit last week!

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Posted: 11/7/2011 1:56:06 AM
My paper is already stored vertically on a Cropper Hopper trolley with CH vertical paper holders. This works very well for me. My trolley is right next to my desk, so doesn't need to be moved either.

I just need a few more holders - running out of space in the holders - I can't get paper in or out of them. Then I want to seperate more manufacturers and need more deviders for that. Need to purge older/ unloved pp. And LABEL everything (thanks, wookiemouse!)




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Posted: 11/7/2011 11:18:05 AM
I currently keep my paper in the Cropper Hopper Vertical storage files. I have one for card stock and 3 for kits by theme. I have purged several times. I used to buy paper just for the heck of it. A lot of that paper has now been purged. I now use SG sketch books which has caused a problem with some of the paper I have kept. Don't have enough patterns to do the sketch. I prefer now to buy as I need. I am also trying to use of some of the kits I have kept. As far as card stock goes, it never fails that I do not have the particular shade I need to match my pp.


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Posted: 11/7/2011 11:40:09 AM
I did a good paper sort and purge last month, so I am good on this one! And I'm on a spending freeze for now, so my paper organization cannot get messed up just now by new purchases either, ha!

I have 9 CH vertical paper holders plus one flat plastic tub of "new stuff". my paper holders are organized by color (about six of them), then one each for themes, seasons, and manufacturer.

One of my best purchases EVER was a 100-pack of 12x12 cello envelopes. I use these to bundle a single line together until I've used some/most of it. Makes me happy to have things stored together until I've tired of it, at which point I will often use the same envelopes to make a kit for the LSS garage sale.

So thankfully, this week I can just watch and learn...but believe me, my day is coming!

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Posted: 11/7/2011 8:09:19 PM
I also store my paper in CH vertical storage. I recently reorganized my card stock as it had managed to get mixed up. I would not buy any new CS until this was done. It allowed me to see what colors I needed & quickly went on a list...which I put to good use this weekend at J's .

This week I need to work on my PP. I previously purged and gave some to my kids' after school program & some to my girls SB paper stash. I also plan to use my CH. Right now I have some PP sorted by manufacturer and another bigger pile not organized in any way. I also leave my paper packs together but I need to label them.

Since I was at J's this weekend I did see they had CH storage in stock in case anyone is looking them.


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Posted: 11/8/2011 12:38:35 AM
My paper is in three places right now. I have two rolling Cropper Hopper file containers, and an Expedit(2x4). The cardstock is in one rolling organizer, the patterned paper fills the Expedit and the other CH.

My plan during this week (it will take more than a week) is to sort all of my patterned paper into my CH vertical paper organizers. I will need to buy more of these. I will do one Christmas, one for all other holidays and birthday, and the rest I would like to sort by Co if I use a lot and by color for the random sheets.

I have a lot of paper to purge. I think I am going to send all of my outdated (super thin from old slabs and stacks) to my friend who makes magnets to sell on etsy. I sent her all of my scraps earlier in the year and she was happy to get them.

This is going to be a huge week(s) for me. I can't wait to get started.


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Posted: 11/8/2011 7:11:57 AM
Sounds like everyone is making some really good progress

Jenny - Thanks for the tip re Joann's. Unfortunately, we don't have any of those in Canada And if I send DH to Buffalo for that I'd get a lot of I'm sure!!

I have been making lots of headway in my room My rubbermaid bin is about 1/3 emptied and so far everything has been fitting where it's supposed to. I am still so amazed by the amounts of pink and purple paper I have collected ....

However, until I get one of my JetMax cubes built (the one with 4 slots) or can find some more CH's, I'm at a bit of standstill

Has anyone taken any pictures recently of their room?? I'd love to see how you all are doing!!

Plus we're heading into birthday party week for DS. His party at lazertag with friends is tomorrow evening and our family dinner is Sunday. Actual birthday is next Weds and there's still all the usual activities to somehow fit into the sugar induced chaos. Should make an interesting week

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Posted: 11/8/2011 7:41:55 AM
all my papers are stored in cropper hoppers sorted by colors and themes. I need to buy one more cropper hopper for red as that is huge stack. lol I don't think i use much of it as I should. plan to change that soon. with move, i haven't decide where I'm going to put them yet. right now they're sitting on the corner desk until i figure out. I do have small stack that need to be organize hoping to get to that this week. in spare room I'm moving things along the wall and setting up the shelf unit and table so i can do this all the organizing and purging before setting it up in the main scrap room. I will post pictures when i get a chance this week. as right now both of my kiddos are sick. my bf set up a desk in dining room where my laptop will go (planning to make it wireless) and I thought perfect to work on my photos organize and getting them in photo boxes and seeing what i need to print yet which go back to 2009. but I'm determine to finish it this round then the next time will be pictures before 2009.


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Posted: 11/8/2011 11:53:41 AM
My paper is in pretty good shape,so it's an easy week. Week #4 Blog Post

QOTW~vertical.

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Posted: 11/8/2011 11:58:29 AM
oops.

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Posted: 11/8/2011 12:03:11 PM
Vertical. I tried Horizontal for awhile and it just did not work. I like to leaf through each set of paper, so vertical makes that much easier for me and I definitely love Cropper Hoppers!

Okay, here is how my paper is organized. See the below link for photos.

Paper Organization

I organize my paper a few different ways. First set of photos shows my patterned paper organized by categories. The categories from left to right are: New Stuff (anything recent that I've bought), a few American Crafts paper packs, Basic Grey (5), Echo Park (3), Boy, Girl (2), Kitchen, Nature, Seasons, Summer, Beach, Things, Wedding, Words and Multi (3 - any paper that didn't have a dominant color).

Next is my cardstock organized by color from Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Teal, Purple, Grey, Black, Brown, Cream and White. Lastly, I have a small paper holder titled Collections that holds a few collections that I wanted to keep together.

The next set of photos shows all my patterned paper organized by color, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green (2), Blue, Teal, Purple, Grey, Black, Brown, Cream and White. Inside each color cropper hopper, the paper is then broken up into sections: Patterned Paper, American Crafts (because I have a lot from this company), Specialty (all die cut sheets) and non-textured cardstock.

I've made some changes and improvements over the past week as I plan to have this area of my scrapbook room complete during this weeks challenge. I'll post updated pictures on Saturday when it's actually light outside when I'm home, so my photographs will turn out.

MisasMom
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Posted: 11/8/2011 12:52:22 PM
All my paper is stored vertically. I have it separated by size. 6x6, 8x8 and 8.5x11 are all sorted by color in their own accordion files. It is mostly card stock, very very few pieces of PP in smaller sizes. My 12 x 12 pattern paper is in a Crop and Style paper taker sorted by predominant color, I purged that stash about a month ago of paper I knew I would never use.

My 12 x 12 card stock was in a Paper Packer (link on Wookiemouse's post). It holds lots of paper however it got heavy and cumbersome and I tended to put off projects because I hated to pull it out. I didn't want the CH paper holders as I must have covered storage due to kitty being attracted to paper shredding. I found an old portable carrier, about 4 inches deep (cannot remember who makes it or where I got it) and decided to see if the cs fit. It does, then I needed dividers and went to several stores in the area and no one had any of the CH ones, I remembered sticking a CH accordion file in a closet as it would no longer stay closed but I thought maybe I could fix it. Instead of fixing it, I cut it apart and now I have dividers and it cost me nothing. Black and white cs each have their own holders as they wouldn't fit in with the colors.

I also have separate containers for Christmas, Halloween/fall, Valentine's Day and 4th of July
12x12 pp.

I have let my paper stash get this small on purpose, I have not bought a lot of paper during the past 2 years and have made a huge effort at using up things before buying. Limited space is my main reason and also I think it sometimes makes me more creative trying to find something that I can alter or adapt.



Pat

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Wow, Shelley, I love that Ikea bookcase! We don't have an Ikea here in South Africa but I love their furniture. I go drool over it all everytime I visit my brother in England

I sorted my cs last night and am almost done with my pp. Managed to get 2 packs of CH paper dividers at my LSS. Now I don't have to wait for an on-line order -Yipee!

All that remains is labelling everything... and my Dymo died on me. Will have to buy those packs of labels you can print on. I'm NOT handwriting labels - just too untidy! I'm just pleased it happened now, so at least everything will be labeled the same way and not in 2 diff styles. Yeah, I'm a bit OCD...




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Posted: 11/9/2011 9:48:04 AM

I don't wanna. LOL I just look at my paper and don't feel like going through it right now. Like my mojo is off. And, I don't even have that much.

I have an Expedit. My cardstock is in the larger CH holders organized by color. It takes up one cube. My PP is in the thinner individual type CH by theme or by brand. I have one cube, plus a couple extra CH holders of PP.

The first problem is the uncategorized PP that I just stuck in the individual holders, along with the categorized PP. The second problem is that I have a former envelope type file that holds maybe four inches of PP. Since my room is reasonably tidy, I just don't want to yank it out and go through the paper I do have and make decisions about it.

Sorry. I have no contribution at the moment except for the above confession!





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Posted: 11/9/2011 12:01:07 PM
purplepackrat- LOL Here's to owning up to your feelings! And if it's working for you, why mess with it?




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Posted: 11/10/2011 11:30:39 PM
I agree that paper week was the most helpful of my first time weeks! However, I am still a work in progress! Darned cute pp makers!

Here is my first time tackloing paper when I went for broke (and yes, I sorted 25 INCHES of patterned paper)!

Here is my round 5 paper. Still a work in progress.

QOTW:vertical!


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Posted: 11/11/2011 7:29:31 AM
This is going to be tough. I have paper here there and everywhere.lol
I have gotten my ideas going for all the paper stacks The paper is going to take me atleast 2 if not 3 weeks to get it done. I do have a stack about 6in to put on yardsale table for crop tommorrow then off to donate. Im trying to go thru my CH containers slowly but HEY its getting done RIGHT. lol I need to order more.
It feels good to organize.
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Posted: 11/11/2011 12:57:45 PM
Paper is more of a problem than I expected.

I store mine horizontally in storage boxes and am waiting on my father building me a unit to store them in. The problem is more to do with how I arrange them in the boxes.
I have been considering the various examples and just can not make up my mind exactly what to do. I tend to prefer working from collections so know that I want to keep those together it is the odd sheets that I need to sort.I get the feeling that this is something that is going to take longer than a week to sort.

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Posted: 11/11/2011 2:23:18 PM
I am making a little progress. I have separated a few cropper hoppers. I have two with BG papers, one with Stampin' Up, one of Christmas and one of all other holidays (mostly Easter, St. Paddys, and Halloween).

I have a lot more to do. I am trying to decide if I should separate my paper pads. I don't usually use collections together, so I am seriously considering adding them to my paper piles.

I also talked to one of my crafting friends who doesn't scrapbook but uses scrapbook paper in her craft. She is going to be getting a large box of super old scrapbook paper this week. One man's trash is another man's treasure and all of that. I am just happy that I can give it away instead of throwing it away.



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Posted: 11/11/2011 6:38:20 PM
This is one of those weeks where I'm going to run out of organizing days before I ru out of paper to organize

Tuesday DH decided to tear apart *his* side of the office and reorganize. This meant I couldn't get in there for a couple of days. Sunday we're having family over for DS's birthday so I'm in the middle of cleaning, so paper will have to run into next week.

I still have that same 2 feet to organize still and I need DH to build 2 JetMax cubes so I have somewhere to put the paper I'm keeping.

Have a great weekend

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Posted: 11/12/2011 1:13:38 AM
I spent all day Thursday going through my paper. I pulled everything out of my paper drawer (where I keep patterned and cardstock that isn't in a collection)and put 5 cropper hopper holders in it (I previously had 3 in there). I put all my loose paper in my office chair and yes there was room to spare...LoL!! After that I sorted each and every piece of paper...I touched them all. I figured I had about 15 or 16 inches of paper to start with and I cleared out over 2 inches of it. I also sorted out the cubes under my desk where I kept a multitude of page kits, project kits and misc. items. It's all sorted and put away and it feels awesome! Funny thing about sorting paper...I found that I had tons and tons of blue and I hardly ever scrap with it... I guess I will be finding a project or two after the first of the year that will allow me to use up lots of that blue paper!
Julie's Organized Paper


http://juliesjournaloflife.blogspot.com/

elinemom
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Posted: 11/12/2011 3:57:06 AM
Hiya,
I'm so excited it's weekend and I'm able to get started on paper week! I purged a lot the last time I did this challenge (I'm sure nobody here is going to rat me out for still having the purged paper in our storage room?), and I haven't bought much lately.

You'd think that makes for an easy week? Well, no. Two things get in the way. One, I belong to a kit club, but I don't take time to use the kits. I'm just very good at storing them... Two, much of the paper in the stash is old. Some of it is VERY old. And I don't really see how I'll use it. And I don't like it. So, I'm purging!

For question of the week; I'm storing my paper vertical. Card stock in closed vertical storage, sorted by color. The patterned paper I have in a box which originally was meant to hold file folders. I like that it's a finite space. The box is not covering all 12 inches of the paper, so I can thumb through the paper without getting it out of its box.

Posting pics later. Now, I gotta go DO, not just sit here writing about it..

PS, love everybody's blog posts and pictures


-hilde


elinemom
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Posted: 11/12/2011 4:49:18 AM
I've just thumbed through my stash of patterned paper. I got rid of about 1.5 inches of old paper and other paper I don't enjoy anymore. Now, here are news: I'M THROWING IT ALL OUT!

No "waiting for a chance to sell it", no "waiting to see if I can use it" Out it goes. Now, tonight I'm going through my card stock. I think that might be more of a problem...

Wish me luck!


-hilde


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Posted: 11/12/2011 2:56:53 PM
I organized my paper last round, but here is the breakdown. My cardstock is in a rack I bought from a scrapbook store that was closing. Such a lucky find. It's a wooden base with two rows of slanted plastic trays that equal 60 trays total. Yeah, I have a lot of cardstock. Guilty paper lover here too. I almost always use cardstock for the base of my layouts and for other areas.

I've never really used printed paper in the 13 years I've been scrapbooking. I know, I'm completely different. I started out with Creative Memories which back then was all white pages and pieces of colored cardstock. After about three years of that I graduated by joining Club Scrap. They were the first kit club and are still going strong. They make their own paper and designs and all of the papers are cardstock weight which I got used to using. That's my other section of paper-I use horizontal storage because that's what I started out with many years ago. I use the Display Dynamic trays and have stacked them up until they are 30 trays per stack-I have 3 of them. They are all organized with one kit (2 kits per month-same theme-a Sr. and Jr version) per tray.

What I really need to do and hoped to do this week was to label those trays so I can see at a glance what kit I'm looking for. I've been really dragging this week, but will focus on working on this next week which is a week that is completely done for me.

Debbie in MD.

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Posted: 11/12/2011 7:44:37 PM
Hilde- I am SO proud of you!!! I am not there yet, but I want to be! (I do share with my 7 yr old daughter, so that should count for something LOL!)


-Amanda-
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OLW 2011: EMBRACE!, 2012: JOURNEY
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revirdsuba
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Posted: 11/12/2011 9:21:20 PM
Oh crud, I am here the wrong week........ You all have accomplished great things and here I sit with my living room and hallway floors covered with alphabet stickers, chipboard alphas, four empty containers and my bed is calling me........ Can't leave the piles, the cat would be playing all night.

Hijack over!

elinemom
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Posted: 11/13/2011 1:46:04 AM
Thanks, Amanda! Your comment encouraged me to throw out even more paper. Card stock this time, and THAT hurt - if I love patterned paper, I LOOOVE card stock.

I also find it's easier to convince myself that I can use "that particular shade of card stock" at some later point. Purple gingham from 2002 is easier to get rid of....

My paper supplies (other than kits) now fit into one opening in my Expedit book case.

I can't believe it, I'm DONE with paper week. It has helped that I've made it to week 4 of this challenge on a couple of occasions . Now I'm ready for next week!


-hilde


elinemom
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Posted: 11/13/2011 1:54:59 AM
Revirdsuba, how did it go?

I sure am glad not to have a cat (or even visitors) at this point. There is an impressive heap of "stuff" in the middle of my floor, waiting to be dealt with... I might even take a photo of it to cheer you up


-hilde


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Posted: 11/13/2011 6:33:07 AM
I store my papers vertical but my cardstock horizontal. I have no idea why the cardstock is horizontal. lol!

I also organize the paper by manufacturer and then by collection because that's how I usually scrap.

Here are some pics on my blog.


/Margareta

Paperpilekitten.com I recently gave my paper trend blog a makeover.

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Posted: 11/13/2011 6:33:24 AM
@Revirdsuba - Just think about your free week you'll have once we get to the alpha week You did a great job working on your alphas, don't beat yourself up that you weren't on the right week.

@Hilde - Good for you!!! I'm still not at that point, but my paper is so much better organized then it's ever been

revirdsuba
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Posted: 11/13/2011 9:04:33 AM

Revirdsuba, how did it go?
I sure am glad not to have a cat (or even visitors) at this point. There is an impressive heap of "stuff" in the middle of my floor, waiting to be dealt with... I might even take a photo of it to cheer you up

@Revirdsuba - Just think about your free week you'll have once we get to the alpha week You did a great job working on your alphas, don't beat yourself up that you weren't on the right week.
I almost did take a picture... Where did the alphas all come from? Big ones, 2", to itty bitty ones. I don't even use alpha stickers!!! (Ok, this morning more are going in the donate pile...) and the rubons??? chipboard??? Why, oh, why? I'll never survive the paper/cardstock that I have now missed......

Thanks for the encouragement!!

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Posted: 11/13/2011 10:27:24 AM
Last round, this is the week I got stuck on and gave up...paper. I have way too much of it and it is so overwhelming! I'm going to stick with it this time though because I really want to be organized. I went out and bought a label maker, my CS is now organized vertically by color (and labeled!) so now it's on to the PP. I am going to do a combo for my PP, my BG and EP will stay together by manufacturer since those are the two manufacturers I tend to buy in sets. The rest I'll probably go by color, and then have a few themes such as Christmas, Halloween, Easter, and School. All of that paper I bought on a whim that I know I'll never use is going to my DD's preschool.


Tammy C





revirdsuba
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Posted: 11/13/2011 11:01:43 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..............

I just found more and some more.................... Li'l Davis chipboard and clay and a binder full of sheets................

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Posted: 11/13/2011 4:05:01 PM
I store my cardstock in cropper hopper paper holders, my home made kits and paper stacks in carts, and my other printed papers in 3 ring scrapbook albums. My 6x6 paper stacks are standing up in photo boxes.
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