March - Getting Organized Chatty Challenge (Glitter Glues & Such)

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Posted: 3/1/2014 9:14:40 AM
The supply we're going to work on organizing in March is:

Liquid Adhesives, Stickles, Glitter Glues, Liquid Pearls and the Like

Basically, if it is a liquid in a squeeze bottle, it fits into this months supply category. You know, those items they recommend storing upside down to prevent air bubbles.

If you haven't seen the organizational thread for the monthly getting organized chats, the purpose of this thread is to discuss how we've organized this month's supply, whether we're happy with that organization, to share our progress on getting it organized and to share tips and ideas.

Getting Organized Organizational Thread

To get the chat started:

1) Are you happy with how you currently organize you squeeze bottles?

2) Do you currently store them upside down?

3) What is your storage goal for them?

Please share any tips or ideas for storing liquid adhesives, etc.



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Posted: 3/1/2014 9:33:20 AM
My glitter glues and such are currently in transition. For years I've been storing them right side up and being frustrated by air bubbles and clogged nozzles. Then the site where I ordered my desk started selling a caddy for Stickles that would store them upside down. But I wasn't sure I wanted to order them. I'd have to get several and I was already spending a bunch of money on their ribbon organizing system.

So I did a google search and I found a YouTube video in which a woman described how her husband made her a Stickle storage system out of wood. While lovely, it seemed a bit bulky. Then I found a couple of YouTube videos of Stickle storage caddies made out of PVC pipe couplings. And this is the idea I went with. It was inexpensive and flexible.

Here's one of them:
Stickles Storage


The basic idea is that you glue PVC pipe couplings to a piece of chipboard. I used the 3/4 inch ones. You can get them at a hardware store in the plumbing section in bags of 10 for a couple of dollars. You control how many you use to fit your needs. I decided to make them 3 by 4 rectangles (room for 12 bottles) because if figured that would be the easiest size to handle. And I planned to make 4 of them. I got 2 finished when my glue gun died on me. I got a new glue gun but haven't finished this project yet.

Couple of tips if you go this route:

- if your chipboard is thin, double it up. When I got done with the first one and loaded it with Stickles, it was not very stable.

- get all you couplings from the same store. I bought some from Home Depot and then bought some more from Lowe's. I don't know if I bought the wrong thing the second time, but they were not the same size.

- the one's I made are for Stickles mostly. You may want to get 1 inch couplings if you are going to use it for bigger bottles, like liquid adhesives or glossy accents. They will fit the 3/4 inch couplings but they will sit higher than if you use a larger coupling.

- I used chipboard covered in patterned paper to make mine pretty, instead of ribbon as in the video. I think the chipboard sides made it even more stable.

I'll post pictures some time this weekend.



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Posted: 3/1/2014 9:41:37 AM
I forgot about the glitter glues. I only have about six, but they are thrown in a drawer. I'll have to think about it...

Thanks for organizing our organizing!!!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 3/1/2014 12:41:05 PM
1) Are you happy with how you currently organize you squeeze bottles?

Yes. Of all my craft items I am most pleased with my squeeze bottle storage

2) Do you currently store them upside down?

Yes

3) What is your storage goal for them?

No goal except to make sure I put them back after I use them.

Please share any tips or ideas for storing liquid adhesives, etc.

I am really happy with the system I use. It is cheap and easy. I used adhesive backed Velco, with a small piece on each bottle and then a strip on the wall. It made great use of this small section of wall.

This photo below is a from a few years ago- I now have my squeeze pearls stored the same way too, and I moved the crackle paints to a tiered lazy Susan.

Stickles organization and storage


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Posted: 3/1/2014 1:26:23 PM
Oh my! I am one that doesn't like glue very much yet I have lots of bottles. Sarah, thanks for the nudge to give glues some thought!

I was thinking for all of my crafting supplies I need to decide where I want to store items before deciding on containers so I don't end up with a great new containers the wrong size for my storage space or for my products.

What kinds of glue do others have? After 25 years I have accumulated the following white glues in squeeze bottles: Crafter's Pick Ultimate white glue, Aleene's Tacky glue (a lot thinner than first), glitter glue, jewelry glue, botanical glue, duo glue, mod podge(in squeeze bottle and pots) and Glue n Seal in pot with brush. Clear very runny glues in squeeze nozzle bottles: Beacon 3:1 glue and fast finish decoupage. Lots of various sized bottles. At the moment I am not considering storing them upside down...I just have not had enough issues or use them frequent enough to go that route.

Glitter glue and liquid pearls...I consider them a specialized coloring products since I never use them as a glue. I bought one of the specialized tired racks which can hold the bottles upside down which Sarah mentioned. It seems like it work great on a desk. But it takes up a lot of storage room for me since it is tierd. I only use glitter glue occasionally and find if I turn them upside down for a few minutes in an empty coffee cup that is long enough to eliminate flow issues. That's why I am into deciding location first.

The #1 bottle I regularly have issues with is Glossy Accents sealed nozzle ...I have ruined bottles trying to open with a straight pin.
Of all the glue products that is the one I want close to my work space.

Do you have a squeeze bottle glue products you want at your fingertips for regular use?

Do you store store Glossy Accents upside down?

What products do you have that are difficult to get the product out of the bottle for use?

Thanks for the help!



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Posted: 3/1/2014 5:56:36 PM
Excellent point, Jan about figuring out where you are going to store things before getting containers to ensure that your containers fit the space.

Sophikins - what a great idea for storing your Stickles. I love that you can see the colors. I would probably use mine more often if they were out like that. Unfortunately, my crafting space is our tv room and I couldn't put the bottles on the wall like that. Thanks for sharing the picture.

The storage caddies I made with the PVC couplings fit in a drawer that is about 3 1/2 inches deep.

I have more Stickles and Liquid Pearls than liquid glues. I prefer glue dots to liquid glues. And I don't use them often enough. So there isn't any liquid glue product that I want to keep close at hand.

I don't currently store my glossy accents upside down but I plan on it by the end of this month.




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Posted: 3/1/2014 9:19:26 PM
I just organized all my liquids a few months ago, but I never thought about storing them upside down. I usually give them a good shake while holding them upside down and that usually works. I had some white plastic basket like containers that were rectangle. I have large drawers built in on one wall, so I put my liquids in categories ( Liquid Pearls, alcohol inks, Stickles, etc.). Now I can take out the container and find what I need. They are nicely placed in the drawer and are not thrown everywhere. I had them in large ziplock bags, but that took up too much room and it was harder to find them too. This drawer is near where I sit to craft.

My glues are in a caddie that turns that is placed at my desk in front of me.

Yes, I DO consider where I place things for convenience.

Stampwilly

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Posted: 3/2/2014 1:25:34 AM
I store my stickles, liquid pearls, and glossy accents in long narrow clear acrylic trays. They are basically 2 stickles bottles wide and several bottles long. I store them upright and the glossy accents bottle is stored in with them, but it is upside down.

It does not seem to make a whit of difference as I always have to pierce the glossy accents with a pin to open it...if it is stored upright or stored upside down.

I have come to realize that I rarely use most of my collection of stickles, as I seem to always reach for the Stardust stickles. The other bottles are so old and most have never been opened!

I have several of those acrylic trays and store my sprays in another one, my Tim Holtz stains in another and my Frantage in another. I think I need to pickup more of them as they are all full and no room for adding anything.

I store liquid glues in the little brown woven drawers that are sitting on the first shelf. There is a drawer for liquid glues, a drawer for tapes, a drawer for pop dots, and drAwer for glue dots (flat and raised styles)...and other such items etc...

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Posted: 3/2/2014 8:37:05 AM
Great picture Maureen. I wish I could store my supplies out on shelves where I could my stuff like you and Sophikins. Part of why I never use half the stuff I have is because I can't see it.



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Posted: 3/2/2014 6:21:52 PM
Back with the corrected photo that I promised. I changed over to these narrow acrylic bins and really like the clear aspect ofthem. I can see right away what I want to grab and use.
I updated the post above with the new picture and deleted the old one!

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Posted: 3/2/2014 8:10:44 PM
Maureen - I am so jealous of your space. I love the jars on top.



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Posted: 3/2/2014 8:47:55 PM
Maureen, what a nice craft space!

Jan, for glossy accents, I do store it upside down. In order for the nozzle to stay unclogged, I squeeze the bottle to make sure there is glue in the nozzle, and then put the lid on tight, then leave it stored upside down. This has worked for me for months. I have seen others put a pin or something in it, and that just wasn't working for me.

My goal for my glues is to keep them better organized so they don't fall over everywhere when I take just one out.

I do think that I could better use the inside walls of my craft cabinet. I need to think on that.

I may take some before pictures sometime...


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 3/3/2014 2:51:48 AM
So many great tips here! Thanks Heidi for the suggestions for filling the tip of Glossy Accents in addition to upside down.

I saw the idea of using a small tabletop display(they stand straight up)acrylic picture frame for bottles like stickles. A couple rows of velcro tape and pieces on the bottles could create a happy home above my piles when I work a couple project deep on my desk. I have little desktop space so this will help me add to my vertical space. It is going on my stongly consider list. Check-out link to acrylic display frame for small upside down bottle display.


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Posted: 3/3/2014 11:10:36 AM
I'm not saying that my glue/stickles type storage is perfect but it is one of the things that I am least dis-satisfied with right now.

My liquid glues for papercrafting I mostly keep in a tote on the corner of my table. This tote contains Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive which I use a lot for three dimensional paper projects and something called Perfect Glue which I use sometimes for cards and Alene's tack it over and over glue which I use to make glue dots.

It also holds a few different kinds of acrylic gel medium, some mod podge, a couple of colors of acrylic paint, a bottle of refill alcohol blender for my Copics, a spray can of fixative and a can of spray adhesive, as well as some basic tools (my corner chomper, an awl, a pair of tonic scissors and two hole punches). Right now it also holds some things that don't belong there but don't really have a home anywhere else, like a large jar of Martha Stewart glow in the dark glitter, that is too tall to fit in the container that holds the rest of my glitter.
I also have a couple of glue pens that I use a lot. These sit in a round pen holder container along with my favourite tweezers, my paper folding bone, a couple of pairs of scissors, an embossing tool that I also use for scoring paper, a couple of pens and a pencil.

My stickles type products and liquid pearls go in an iris box drawer in one of those plastic stacking units...I obviously don't have as big a selection of these as some of you do. They are on their sides and I prop them upright for a few minutes before using them.

It may not be pretty but I know where they are and can usually put my hand on what I want quite quickly which is more than I can say for a lot of my supplies!

ETA: I do mostly store my liquid glue upside down...the tote is packed tight enough that they mostly stay that way without needing a special holder.

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Posted: 3/3/2014 11:52:32 AM
Another way I have seen shown on some blogs, is to put a "velcro dot" on the bottom of each stickles etc container. Then press the matching "velcro dot" to the underside of a cabinet or cupboard. I have thought of doing that with the Glossy Accents as that is the only one I have trouble with the tip drying out.
If I eventually run out of room in front of my glass jars on my owrktop, they I will employ this for the stickles. My worktop is about 12 feet long so I have only covered an area about 6 feet long. The glass containers run the length of the worktop so I have quite a bit of room to go.
l try to find a picture of this but am leaving for a Doctor's appointment soon so will have to be later today.
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1) Are you happy with how you currently organize you squeeze bottles?
Yes I am. A long time ago I purchased Tim Holtz storage suitcases (metal with metal inserts for different things). They don't sell them anymore. I have one for my glitter glue (stickles) and the little bottles of loose glitter also fit.

2) Do you currently store them upside down?
Yes they are upside down in the metal container.

3) What is your storage goal for them?
No goals, I move the entire container around from time to time to make it easier to reach or use.

Please share any tips or ideas for storing liquid adhesives, etc.
I don't have much liquid adhesive. The one I use the most is in my to go bag that sits on the floor next to the little table I use to craft on. The others are in different drawers which surprisingly I remember where they are to use them. This might be one thing that I could improve on is the storage of different glues, ones that I don't use that often but like to keep on hand. Maybe make a place so they are at least all in the same drawer.

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Posted: 3/4/2014 1:42:26 AM
Back with the photo of the stickles velcro dotted upside down to a shelf.cupboard etc. The only reason I did not use this method is that it would make me feel OCD as I like everything to appear uniform and straight. I would be constantly rearranging them!

And also a photo of a way that might work for me if I ever run out of room. These are velcro'd upside down to the white, wooden, swivel tool caddy that is available at Michaels

Maureen

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Posted: 3/4/2014 8:20:07 AM
Wow, that really does look like an efficient storage system, Maureen.

I'm looking at and thinking about all of these storage suggestions and I'm beginning to realize that setting these systems up must take a long time, all those pieces of velcro on the bottles and on the wall/shelf!

I think I am also beginning to realize that one of the things stopping me from getting better organized is the time involved to set up a system like that…I mean picture the scenario…I've got maybe an hour free to do something crafty and I can spend it making a card or sticking little velcro circles on my bottles of Stickles…I know, in the long run it will save me time looking for things but right now, today, I'm more likely to make the card I need for someone's birthday next week.

I'm coming to the conclusions:

1) I'm not very mature and still have trouble delaying gratification.
2) I don't have enough confidence in the systems necessarily working for me, to be willing to devote a lot of time setting them up. Defeatist attitude I know, but there you have it.

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Posted: 3/4/2014 11:57:41 AM
Wow, just wow! That upside down storage hooked on the underside of the shelf is really nice. But I do like mine in a container that I can take down or put away. My craft room is also a guest room and I need to able to put things away a few times a year when a grandchild stays in the room, I mean hide it all so they don't get into any of it. I did hang a velcro piece up to put my used inker sponges on but it can be taken down and the sponges put away if needed.

It would be fun tho to actually see things right out in the open and maybe use them more.

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Posted: 3/4/2014 2:06:47 PM
Jan - thaks for the link that is a great blog for ideas. Since your link didn't go straight to the photo, here is the link to the picture:
Acrylic Frame Stickle Storage

Maureen - thanks for the photos. I really like the look of the hanging bottles - the rainbow of color is really appealing to the eye. But, like Sadie, my craft space does double duty. So I have to be able to put stuff away.

Gardencat - I can understand wanting to use your limitted time for crafting instead of organizing. Although, my space has gotten to the point where I don't craft because it is too much of a hassle to get to my supplies. Have you considered doing small chunks of time for organizing? Say if you only have an hour to either craft or organize, spend 15 minutes organizing before you start crafting and then reward yourself with 45 minutes of crafting.

Course deciding on the organizational method you want to use is the first step. And thanks to everybody for sharing some fantastic ideas.



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Posted: 3/4/2014 8:38:36 PM
Sarah, I think I am just procrastinating because it is going to be such a big job to do it right and I think it will need to become a much bigger mess before it gets better, so I'm probably going to need to stop crafting for a while as I pull it all apart and redo it. There just never seems to be a good time to start on it….I do have to face it sometime soon however because, while I can still craft in my space I do sometimes limit my projects because of the difficulty of getting too or finding certain supplies.

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Posted: 3/4/2014 9:09:36 PM
Well, hopefully the getting organized chatty challenges over the next couple of months with help motivate you to start getting organized, GardenCat.

I can definitely understand the impulse to procrastinate. And the reticence to make a disorganized space even messier. It is always worse before it gets better.



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Posted: 3/9/2014 7:25:32 AM
I decided I am definitely going to do the velcro on a portion of the wall of my craft cabinet for liquid glues and glitter glues. I'm not sure when I will have a chance to do it! Need to find the velcro stuff...


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Posted: 3/9/2014 10:55:18 AM
I'm glad you started this challenge, Sarah.

I've been trying to rethink some of my storage.
Since I don't have a des designated craft space I have to lug all of my supplies out everytime I want to make something.
I just purchased some more of the iris cases since those work well for me.

I need to organize my glitters and liquid adhesives. I'm including my alcohol inks in here too since I store them with my glitter glues.
Right now they're in a plastic sterilite container. And it's s mess!

I really like the Velcro idea. I'm wondering how it would work if I did it to the iris box?

I always have issues with my glossy accents. I did see on YT once that Hobby lobby sells these mini applicator bottles(about the size of stickles) and apparently they work pretty well to keep your glossy accents in. I may look for some of those next time I'm there.

I will try and take some before and after photos of my mess!

Oh, and ScrappyMo, I wanna come over and play in your craft room!


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Posted: 3/9/2014 11:10:14 AM
I think there is a small size glossy accents too. I wonder if the cap is the same on that one.


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Posted: 3/9/2014 11:39:50 AM
I have the large and the small Glossy Accents. They both clog, no matter what. I have tried the pin and even then the clog is so hard, I have to force the pin really hard into the bottle.

My friend Mary of Carolina Cards wrote a post about a type of product that worked as well as Glossy Accents does for glueing, and it comes with a metal tip with a very fine point...and it never clogs.

I will write her and ask what the name of it was...too busy packing for the trip to Mum's to stop and read all her posts to find it.

Lovetopug...you would be very welcome to craft in my room!
Wouldn't it be fun to come on one of the card kit days!
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Posted: 3/9/2014 12:17:30 PM
Lovetopug and the others ladies who don't have a designated craft room.

I used to live in a townhouse and had my craft room in the guest room. The room had a queen bed, two nightables, lamps, a double dresser and a highboy dresser.
My area was the double dresser, one nightable, and the closet. Now, before you think that you need the closet for your guests, let me explain how mine worked.

DH built it and it was made so that all the pieces slotted together and the weight of the wood and the shape of the standard cupboard held it together. That way it was totally removable if we ever sold.

He went to Rona (our local building supply store) and purchases knotty pine shelving wood. He measured the cupboard and had 2 large pieces of desk width board cut for my desktop. One of those pieces was glued and attached to the second full board with little metal plates. That then became my work top. The reason for the two pieces deep was that the closet was deeper in depth than a desk and that glued double board now filled the majority of the depth of the closet.

The worktop was held in place by four more pieces of the same board that were cut to the height I wanted. They were then placed on the end walls of the closet and the desktop laid on top. Because my closet was quite wide, DH added a couple more of those "supports" along the back wall of the closet.

The weight of the worktop and the constraint of the endwalls holds it all together and you do not need screws or nails. It did not wiggle and was really sturdy.

I then measured my plastic rectangular storage containers (I had about 20 all the same side, and he cut more board just slightly higher than them (to get you hand over top to pull them out) and set those on each far left and far right end of the worktop again and this time ran a small shelf across them It was maybe 12 or 18 inches deep.

So if you are not too confused...you are now looking into the closet and the full width of the closet has a double board width worktop and on top of that on each end wall to the left and right there is a shelf that runs the depth of the closet so it looks like you are looking at a very wide U shape.

He just continued building the left and right sides of the U up like that (there are still no nails or screws) until he reached where the closet bar and shelf used to be (we had unscrewed them). He then put a wooden shelf instead, and teis one he did bolt into the wall studs. He made it so that a three drawer sterilte container would fit on that shelf and leave room for another shelf above that.

I ran a whole row of sterilite drawers across that shelf and then stored my odds and ends on the top shelf. I think he had room to build me 4 sets of the side shelves on the left and right before we installed the long normal looking shelf where the closet bar used to be. That then gave me room to store 3 plastic bins on each shelf times 4 shelves .....and.....then times two as the opposite side of the closet was formed the same.
He screwed closet bard holders into the wood under the big shelf and when company came, we slid the pole back into them. I only had toe clear the worktop just before they came. Their pants, skirts and tops would fit in the closet and I bought an over the door brushed silver hook thing for any lady guests dresses.

If I have not lost you yet...

Under the worktop, I stored the 5 drawer wheeled iris cart containers. They sat to the left and right of the closet door and faced into the middle of the closet. There were two more that just sat blocked where I was to sit. When I opened the closet door, I slid those 2 out and parked then just outside the closet door while I worked.
Once I needed to stop for the day or for a couple of hours,,,whatever, I just wheeled them back under the worktop and closed the closet door.

I did have to leave the office desk chair sitting out in the room as there was not enough room to close the closet door on it. When i had company, I just wheeled it down to our room and left it in the walk in closet!

Hope that is written well enough that you can understand what I mean.
Basically the weight of the wood and the the following of the U shape of the closet forms the sturdiness of the closet desk structure.
When we moved we just took it all apart and DH installed back the original wire grid shelf and bar that came with the townhouse.

I need to add that my DH is NOT handy at all and thought of this all on his own...and it worked well for me.
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Posted: 3/10/2014 5:12:57 PM
Maureen - kudos to your hubby's inventiveness in creating a closet work space.

Heidi - you should be able to find Velcro strips at any of the big craft stores, especially one that sells fabric.

LeighAnn - hopefully these challenges will give you some good ideas for organizing your limited space.

I still owe you guys pictures of my PVC coupling stickles storage.



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Posted: 3/13/2014 8:31:31 PM
How are you doing getting your glitter glues organized?

I finally posted pictures of my stickle storage:
Stickle Storage



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Posted: 3/15/2014 2:51:49 PM
Thank you to all who are participating. After a very long hiatus from stamping and scrapping I am trying to get back into the swing of things. My scrap room looked like an atomic bomb went off in it, so I gutted it and am organizing all over again. I have been following this org. Chat challenge on and off for a couple of weeks and it has really helped to motivate me! I really appreciate the pictures, I'm very visual,
So the acrylic frame without a pic was beyond me, until I saw the photo
Having said that I obviously have nothing of reAl importance to share except a heart felt thank you!


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Posted: 3/15/2014 5:50:07 PM
Laura - glad we could help motivate you.



Hey Peas, any thoughts on what next month's topic should be?



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Posted: 3/16/2014 8:23:15 PM
Great suggestions and tips from everyone. I switched my glossy accents to be stored upside down and it's working so much better.

I secretly enjoy organizing and hearing of everyone's tips and tricks. Gosh, there are so many areas you could tackle next month-
Bling and small embellishments
Ribbon
Wood mount stamps
Clear stamps
Inks
Coloring mediums
Scraps
Stamped images
I'd better stop!
I don't have a craft room but Jennifer McGuire posted a pic of hers on Instagram. Wow! It's so pretty, it's like cardmaking heaven!


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Posted: 3/17/2014 3:12:53 AM
I would love to hear from others about ribbon storage or bling and other embellishments.
I have been secretly hoping you would leave stamp storage till a wee bit later as I know I will have so much to do that month!!! I am so far behind with my stamp storage method...
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Posted: 3/17/2014 7:26:48 AM
LeighAnn, I would never have thought to put stamped images on the list since I generally would have not more than 10. Since I often use techniques with my images that frequently involves stamping them afterwards. But I do have stacks of technique backgrounds that could use some organizing so it will be interesting to see what we have to share when we get to that topic.

I agree with the embellishments being sooner than later. But not sure what kinds of things folks are describing that are bling but not embellishments.

Thanks for asking Sarah!


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Posted: 3/17/2014 10:00:26 AM
Jan - I think bling is probably refering to sticky backed gems and pearls, as opposed to other embellishments like brads, eyelets, chipboard pieces, paper flowers, ect. At least that is what I think of when you say bling. And since they are sticky backed, I store them differently than I store other embellishments.


It looks like bling and embellishments may be leading the pack. But you still have time to get you imput in.


With regard to your glitter glues, those of you who are working on them, how's it coming? Any progress? Do you need some encouragement? And what method did you decide on if your overhauling your storage?


My stickles sotrage are all complete, but I still haven't gotten my glossy accents stored upside down.



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Posted: 3/17/2014 11:18:48 AM
Like Sarah, I think of bling as pearls, rinestones, Irock imaginesce type stones or metal stickones, etc. Bling can be huge as i just made a card that had a blue diamond in the middle of a snowflake and that diamond was about a inch long and wide as itwas showcased in a metal holder thingy.

With all the various sizes and types of bling, it can be a bit of a nightmare to store safely. There are long strips, large 3 x 11 packages, squares full of circles of various sizes, small rectangles of equal sized bling, teensy packets of shaped blig, border bling etc. I have two drawers full so would sure be interested to see what others do to store theirs safely!!!
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Posted: 3/17/2014 12:37:13 PM
Okay thanks, it's just a word thing. I'm trackin' with bling as one type of embellishment. Just like all the other stuff I might add-on in addition to a focal image. Things I didn't see yet include- Tim's ideology, dominoes, beads, jingle bells, wiggle eyes on and on...AND on!

I am satisfied with my glitter glue and such. It now clean, tossed a couple bad products and shift to appropriate size containers. Just heard a Tim Holtz video where he says her finds after finishing use of Glossy Accents tapping the bottle on the tabletop clears the nozzle and prevents issues...so I am going to give that a try before trying the upside down bottle.

Aside- Also did you know if you use GA to outline an area then fill it in, it will stay raised. Tim said it is the only clear product that will stay raised. I don't know that I have tried this.


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Posted: 3/17/2014 6:27:50 PM
Earlier on this thread I wrote that my friend Mary ( from Carolina Cards blog) wrote in a recent post that she uses a product similar to Glossy Accents but I could not remember the name.
I found her blog post and it is called 3D Crystal Effects. It differs from the Stampin Up product in that it has a fine tip metal nozzle that apparently never clogs.
I have not used it myslef but she does a lot of technique type cards and has never steered me wrong.
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Posted: 3/26/2014 8:35:55 PM
Less than a week left in March. How's the organizing going?



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Posted: 3/26/2014 8:44:13 PM
I picked up the velcro tape yesterday.


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Posted: 3/26/2014 8:46:06 PM
The OCD part of me lined up allmy stickles so the labels are all facing out...teeheeeheee...
Weird or what!

I am really looking forward to April's topic...waiting with baited breath!!!

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Posted: 3/26/2014 8:47:18 PM
Woo Hoo, Heidi.

Mo - you are too funny.



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Posted: 3/27/2014 3:22:52 PM
Well I have exactly 3 bottles of stickles. But they were separated and I had to hunt them down in my office/craft room. So now I'm storing all three together in one of the pockets on my little neatnix tote. Perfect
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Posted: 4/6/2014 10:47:55 AM
Yesterday I had some time, but do not have myself together enough to craft, so I finally put up the self adhesive velcro on the inside of my craft cabinet and mounted my glitter glue, enamel accents, sprays (I only have three) and glossy accents and mono multi glue. DH and DS were fairly impressed with the improvement. I have quite a bit of velcro left and have room for more, and I can add one more strip if I need to later.


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Posted: 4/6/2014 7:19:50 PM
Way to go Heidi...Would you be willing to add a photo? Would love to see it!
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Posted: 4/7/2014 9:06:44 AM
Yay, Heidi. And ditto Maureen's request for a picture.


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