organize your stuff challenge (last chance round). week 5. scraps.
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Posted: 11/13/2011 7:57:52 AM
morning ladies!

everyone survived paper week, i see. aren't you all so proud of yourself?


this week, we're organizing our scraps.

here's the link to wookiemouse's blog.

question of the week: do you actually use your scraps?

happy organizing!


organize your stuff challenge (last chance round).
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organize your stuff challenge (last chance round). week 2. brainstorming.
organize your stuff challenge (last chance round). week 3. clean slate.
organize your stuff challenge (last chance round). week 4. paper.



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Posted: 11/13/2011 9:39:54 AM
I am so happy that this week is scraps. I have all of my scraps in a basket that holds two gallon zip bags. Each bag has one color solid and print. I have a bag for white, pink, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, brown/tan, and black/gray. I may switch the basket to a crate.

Earlier this year I donated almost all of my pp scraps to a friend. I will only have to sort through the cardstock scraps.

I will use most of this week to finish up my paper from last week.



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Posted: 11/13/2011 10:41:56 AM
Great ! It will be a so easy week for me !

I really use my scraps.

I have 3 boxes : a large for large scraps, medium for mediun scraps and smal for small scraps.

I cut every scrap with my trimmer in a rectangle shape before storing.
I always look at them before use a full sheet, especially for my big shot (alphabets...).

For my patterned scraps, I have two albums and scraps (cut with trimmer)are stored by collections or trends.

My very little patterned scraps are stored by colors in another box.

I need to do some projects especially in order to use small patterned scraps, because these are the ones I don't use often...

And I need new and beautiful boxex for my scraps.

Thanks, Crisann !



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Posted: 11/13/2011 11:23:52 AM
YES! An easy week!!

One of my scrappy friends came by last week, and we organized and played with my scraps.

All the larger pieces are in 2 gallon bags. I'll either use them up, or they'll be sold at the next garage sale. The smaller pieces we used in my Cuttlebug and made various die-cuts. The rest we are using for cards. Not much left now. That is, until I start really scrapbooking pages again.


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Posted: 11/13/2011 11:33:33 AM
Easy week for me too! My scraps are in an 8.5x11 accordion file. Card stock and pp together by color. Since setting this up at least 2 organization rounds ago, I use my scraps up pretty well. If it gets too full, I go through and purge any scraps that are too small (less than 3x3) and use some to punch out shapes that I like for journaling. Die cuts also use up quite a lot of scraps. It is always the first place I look before cutting up a full sheet of paper. The file is also easy to transport for crops since it isn't that big.


Pat

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Posted: 11/13/2011 1:49:16 PM
I thought this week would take me less than an hour to get under control...ha! Fat chance of that! I have to say I use my scraps all the time since I do lots of projects and gifts out of my scrap bins. I have 2 storage areas, one on my desktop for smaller scraps that can be anything from 2x2 to 4x12, just whatever will fit into my baggies and in the old photo box. My larger scraps go into my paper drawer, in the front section I keep 3 12x12 plastic holders )the ones with a flap and string wrap), and in those I have 12x12 folders (one for each color) that I keep my bigger scraps in. I keep the bigger scraps there because it is a reminder for me to use my scraps before pulling out a new sheet of paper.

It took me about 5 hours to work on this project, only because I touched each piece of paper in my files. I sorted all the cardstock to find all the matching pieces to put them together and likewise with the patterned paper. I cleared out so much that I was actually able to compress some of my larger folders into 2 plastic holders instead of 3 and I used the 3rd for just my chatterbox scraps. I know I am such a dork for keeping those seperated, but I think chatterbox is so unique that it will only go with other chatterbox patterns. I finished it all in a day so I can't do too much complaining about how long it took.

I think I will pull all of my photos out and onto my table so that I can at least have them all gathered together for next week. I might have to start working on them little by little because I think this will be my biggest hurdle during this challenge. I have years and years worth of photos that I want to scan and sort.

I've posted all the pictures of my scrap organization on my blog
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Posted: 11/13/2011 5:44:06 PM
This an easy week for me too.

I have all of my CS scraps in a 12x12 expandable file folder sorted and labeled by color. I use it every time I scrap.

My PP scraps are in a 12x12 folder kept right next to my CS scraps so I can use it anytime I am starting a new LO. This system works best for me for scrapping at home or on the go.


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Posted: 11/13/2011 7:57:52 PM
This is the first of my "off" weeks - scraps are DONE

I have two of the Sterlite drawer sets and I keep my scraps organized by colour:
Patterned scraps
Blue & Green
Pink & Purple
Yellow & Brown
Red & Orange
Black & White

When I drawer gets too full, I pull it out and start making cards as I can always use cards!! I'll premake a ton of birthday cards out of scraps as usually as I go through dozens througout the year. I also use a lot of scraps with my Cricut for titles and things.

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Posted: 11/14/2011 12:14:01 AM
Well.. this week is finished I already have then in an expandable folder. Still need to work on paper. I have mine sorted by color. One folder for multi-color and one for floral.


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Posted: 11/14/2011 12:32:53 AM
That's not fair! So many people finished already!

I organised my pp scraps last night. Just have one problem - those 12" border strips! Can someone make a suggestion?

I have all my scraps organised in vertical paper storage by colour (smaller scraps in ziploc bags) but the strips seem to bend too easily if I just put them in there. I don't really have drawers in my space (those that I do have are used for office stuff) but I do have lots of space on my bookshelf. Any ideas?

My cs scraps are already sorted by colour but I need to go through them and purge the tiny pieces and bag the small ones.

I did finish labelling my paper from last week. It looks stunning. My OCD self is EXTREMELY happy Got a bit carried away and labeled my other departments that are already working (punches, rubber stamps, brads, etc.) Really feel as if I accomplished something.




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Posted: 11/14/2011 7:23:15 AM
This week was not too bad. I finished in under an hour. I did throw out all the little pieces that I was saving. The cardstock and patterns I thought I wouldn't use I let my DD have first go at it and then tossed the rest. I did sort my scraps so they are now color coded, hopefully that will mean I will use them more.


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Posted: 11/14/2011 9:28:59 AM
QOTW: I use my scraps ALL the time! Ever since I got mine organized during the last round, I've been really good about looking in the scrap files before I cut into a full sheet. I have mine in two file folder holders (silver mesh ones from Target), one for solid card stock and one for PP. I have them organized by color (or theme for PP), each in its own file folder. I keep these tucked under my desk so I can just pull them out when needed.


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Posted: 11/14/2011 10:45:28 AM
Michelle- if you have a clear 8.5 x 11 page protector, you can slide those 12 inch strips in there (or I guess a 12 x 12 if you dont LOL!)

QOTW: I either use my scraps or my DD does. Having a crafty 7 yr old helps keep the stash in check.

here is my scrap mess today.

Ironically, these scraps have gotten messier since the first round we organized. I think that is because I am crafting more (*Yeah!*) and that there is more free table space to do so.


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Posted: 11/14/2011 12:55:39 PM
Amanda - thanks, that's given me an idea. I don't scrap 8.5x11, so don't have any of those, but I can stitch a 12x12 one in half, giving 2 pockets. That should keep them sort of straight and I can just slip the page protector into the vertical paper holder with the other scraps.

Thanks! I'm sure that will work! Knew I just had to ask...




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Posted: 11/14/2011 1:36:46 PM
I don't think I have reached for scraps since I participated in this challenge last time.. so no, I don't use scraps much. I think I might generate more scraps as I create more, just like Amanda has experienced, so I wanted to have this part of the challenge sorted.

A long time ago I established two letter-sized accordion files for scraps. One for card stock and one for patterned paper. Different from my other paper organization, I have scraps organized according to seasons (!) It works pretty well, though. Spring (pastels), summer (brights), fall (muted/warm) and winter (cool). In addition I have a Shabby category.

I went to see if the files were full and in need of culling. But no, I think there were five pieces of paper in each. I will confess to having the odd 12-by-something piece of paper with full sheets in the same collection, but that works ok, too. So with that I'm done with scraps!

I'm considering spending some time this week on embellishments. That was a stressful week last time I did it. Or I might ponder photos. I know that's coming up soon...

If the week is a light week, are you considering doing something in addition? Would you think that is a good idea?


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Posted: 11/14/2011 1:43:13 PM
Easy week for me
My scraps are in the 12x12 accordion files Ill go thru that tonight. and finish the week with my paper.
By the way how many weeks is this. Its working so far

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Posted: 11/14/2011 5:43:28 PM
Oh, I'm liking this--another easy week for me too! Good thing, because NEXT week dh is vacation and agreed this could be the week to empty my room, replace the flooring, paint, then put back together with some new components--I can't possibly focus on scraps when my mind's buzzing with the big empty!

Oh, as for scraps, for a couple years I've kept them in box-bottom folders in a standing file folder dealie. My folders are just manilla, have sides and a bottom and an expansion gusset. Recently I saw the in a clear plastic, probably want to invest in those. Anyway, I have re-pink, yellow-orange, green, blue, purple, black and white categories. I don't save anything smaller than 4x6. This is the first thing I grab when making a card or doing some die cutting, so I do use my scraps!

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Posted: 11/15/2011 11:07:30 AM
Your welcome Michelle! I dont scrap 8.5 x 11 either, but I have a box of 100 page protectors from staples, as there is invariably a project for my kids for shool that requires them. LOL! I think stitching a 12x12 is a marvelous idea!


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Posted: 11/16/2011 11:46:56 AM
Just wanted to rescue from page 3

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Posted: 11/18/2011 8:07:32 AM
BTT from page 3 AGAIN.

Hey, where is everyone? All too busy sorting to post, or all done?

Amanda- the sewing worked beautifully. Will post a picture over the weekend.




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Posted: 11/18/2011 10:06:08 AM
I guess it's a slow week Michelle

You'd think if everyone were done, there would be more chatting going on

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Posted: 11/18/2011 10:15:49 AM
i'm hoping to work on mine either tonight or tomorrow and will post once finish. I'm in middle of debating on changing how i store my scraps and want to see if I'll like the new way.


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Posted: 11/18/2011 11:12:32 AM
I am finished. My patterned paper scraps were under control, but I had a lot of cardstock scraps that I rarely use. I went through and took out the really small pieces. I kept anything that is large enough to be a photo mat or a strip that could be used as a border. Anything smaller I put into a small zip bag and I am going to spend some time this weekend cutting them into labels, tags and things on the big shot. Then they may actually get used.

This week I continued to work on my paper. I gathered up 15 inches of 12x12 paper to give to a crafting friend. Hopefully she will use some of it. I still have to organize some of what I am keeping but I have made a lot of progress.


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Posted: 11/18/2011 12:33:45 PM
Hiya,
Busy week in my corner of the world, thankfully my scraps were close to none. I guess everybody is busy during the week?

Amanda and Michelle- your sewing idea is great! I have some embellishment strips that I hadn't figured out how to store. I think a divided page protector will work wonders!

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Posted: 11/18/2011 2:39:08 PM
Nice Hilde!! I think exchange the sushi for pizza and you've got my Friday night

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Posted: 11/18/2011 4:32:20 PM
I'm still here. It's been a very busy week for me too. QOTW: No, shamefully I don't use my scraps. I tend to forget they are there. I really have to remedy this. Although the last time I made something (cards) I did use them to test things on.

During the last round I started with my scraps located in 2 12x12 accordion files that had been collecting scraps for the past 13 years. To say they were bulging at the seams is putting it mildly. I looked around my room to see what I could use and noticed a Cropper Hopper Metal File Cart with 14x14? hanging files in it that I hadn't really used for quite awhile. So I cut a piece of cardstock going by the rainbow order of color and put it into the plastic thingy on top of each file and put all of my scraps into the files.

It works great and I can easily roll it over to my desk when I am scrapping. I'm still pondering this method though. It seems a waste of space to use all of that for scraps. What I'd really like to do is use one of my 6 drawer Iris carts (I have 4 under my desk-huge desk) for the scraps. I like the idea of just pulling out a drawer, setting it on top of my desk and picking pieces out. With the rolling file scraps of paper keep sticking out of the sides of the files and it drives my OCD nature crazy. I may try this out on Sunday. Still have to think about it.

Debbie in MD.

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Posted: 11/18/2011 6:06:34 PM
For those of you who say you don't use your scraps .... is this something you'd like to fix??? If it is, the best thing to do would be to decide between these two questions:

Does it make sense to keep your scraps altogether??

Does is make sense to keep your scraps with your full sized paper?


Personally, my drawers works great for me. If I *know* I'm looking for a red small-ish piece for a title to cut in my Cricut, I always go through the drawer first to see if I have the colour I'm looking for. It's easier for me to go through the drawer then to flip through all my cardstock that is packed in so tight.

But if using scraps isn't your thing, and you know you know you're not going to be using them, you might as well toss them guilt free and save the storage space for something you will use.

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Posted: 11/21/2011 11:19:24 AM
I never got around to replying to this last week but I did sort my scraps such as they are. I had a real good purge earlier this year and since then either try to use them up quite quickly or get rid of them, either into the recycling or if they are fairly big pieces they go into a bag for my neice.

I like having the option to use them when I make cards but I soon get bored so unless it is something I really love, which I'd probably use up anyway, they don't tend to stop in my scrap box for very long

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Posted: 12/1/2011 9:52:56 AM
I do use my scraps: (1) sometimes (2) when I am able to get to them. Here's my latest approach to scrap storage.



I have an IKEA Expedit, and the plastic shelves fit in one of the cubes. I am probably going to switch cubes so that the scraps are right behind or next to my chair. Right now I have to move to get to them, which makes it less likely I will do it. LOL.

I am also trying to decide whether to get another set of shelves. I have an insane amount of scraps, and I just found another pizza box full of them. The shelves are pretty full right now (and that's post a purge). I need to start using scraps more often, though, if I'm going to justify the expense of another set.

Decisions . . .


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Posted: 12/2/2011 4:14:03 AM
Sorry I'm late with this. Here's my blog post for this week.
Week #5

QOTW~I used to store my scraps with the rest of my paper. And I used them a lot. But they out grew the space so I put them all together in a drawer. Then I would forget them so not much use. I'm hoping that moving them back in with my paper will help me use them more.

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Posted: 12/2/2011 11:45:11 AM
Finally, I got my scraps organized.

blog post


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