Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 9/17/2008 11:16:32 AM|
I've been saving movie ticket stubs (thought it might be fun down the line to see how much we paid), other ticket stubs like amusement parks, etc. What do you with these? I do have some legal size folders, but it seems like the stuff just stacks up a ton before I have time to file. TFS any tips. I have to get more organized!
Loc: Jenks, America
|Posted: 9/17/2008 11:31:32 AM|
I have a drawer in my scraproom which I've labelled 'ephmera.'
Loc: Laupahoehoe or Sebastopol
|Posted: 9/17/2008 11:36:38 AM|
Depending on the size of the item I want to save, I put it in the appropriate sized zip-lock bag and close it. Then I have a large grocery bag that I try to put things in chronologically so I can find it again when it is time to scrap the event. I mostly do wedding invitations, play programs, memorial service booklets, wrist bracelets from concerts, etc.
|Posted: 9/17/2008 12:04:11 PM|
I have a shoebox labeled "Memorabilia" for generic stuff.
For something specific you want to scrap together, like the movie tickets and amusement park tickets, make a folder/box/envelope just for that one item.
Come home from the movie, empty your pocket and put them right in that one envelope/folder/box.
Still hangin on.
|Posted: 9/17/2008 12:09:06 PM|
I have stuff from more than 35 years of marriage, kids stuff (my oldest is 36), and more recent stuff.
I have two plastic bins with the legal-sized file folders. I marked them for each year and dropped the stuff into those.
I just got done scrapping the dress that dd wore home from the hospital (the actual dress!). I also have her hospital bassinet card, her bracelets (and mine), a visitors brochure, and couple of other things. I can't believe I was able to keep track of them all these years!
Loc: Southwest VA
|Posted: 9/17/2008 1:02:43 PM|
I saw this idea somewhere and made me one. You take envelopes the yellow ones you mail in, decorate them for the months and put them together with a ring clasp, then each month you save your memoriabilla(sp) in there till you can scrap it.
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|Posted: 9/17/2008 1:33:37 PM|
Yep, I put it in a shoebox too.
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Loc: Baton Rouge, LA
|Posted: 9/17/2008 1:56:06 PM|
I put mine in a box if it's going to be awhile until I scrap it, but if I'm going to scrap soon, I have some large 12x12 plastic envelopes that I will store a project in like the paper, ribbon, brads, photos, stickers, etc. that I want to all stay together so I remember to use it and I'll throw the memorabilia in that.
|Posted: 9/17/2008 2:59:24 PM|
I slip the stuff in a 8.5x11 sheet protector (photo, ticket stub, map, etc.). Then I put them in a 3 ring binder until I am ready to scrap the event. Keeps it all together neat and sometimes I find more stuff to drop into the protector. Also, since the protectors are clear, I can flip through the binder easily and see what I want to work on.
|Posted: 9/17/2008 7:33:24 PM|
I use those accordian taxpayer file cases with the handle in the lid that you get at Sam's or Wal-mart for under $10. I label each accordian slot by month and put each month's stuff in that slot. They hold a ton, almost two years worth. It's all in one place and easy to find...
|Posted: 9/17/2008 8:17:33 PM|
I assign one Generations Craft Keeper for each year (or event, if necessary) & file in a large lined basket. Inexpensive & easy! HTH.
Loc: Florida ... for now ...
|Posted: 9/18/2008 9:06:14 AM|
I have 2 clear 12x12 boxes filled with memorabilia. But I am no help at all. I have it all thrown in there. I need to organize that stuff so I remember is there. Good ideas here.
Giving up is not an option.
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Loc: Winnipeg, MB
|Posted: 9/18/2008 10:47:05 AM|Shoeboxes!
It may not be archival or fancy, but I have two shoeboxes under my scrapdesk stuffed with greeting cards, brochures, postcards, etc. The only thing I store differently, is all of my various programs and the tickets for those events. I don't plan to scrap them, so I have stapled the tickets inside the corresponding programs, and I store them in a expanding file labeled by year.
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Loc: Sunshine State
|Posted: 9/18/2008 10:53:28 AM|
I live in FL, think wet and humid.
I put stuff into a zip lock bag and then throw it in a canvas bin. Each bin is labeled with the year or years it covers. Easy easy to put away. Then I put the bins up very high on top of my cabinets. That way I'm not looking at bins full of stuff. Sometimes I'll dedicate an XL zip lock to a trip ex. "Disney 2003 trips." That way it's not just all one year thrown together.
For your ticket stubs I'd just label a zip lock "Movie Tickets" and keep putting them in there till you get around to using them.
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|Posted: 9/18/2008 11:07:34 AM|
If it is for a specific album (honeymoon, wedding), it goes in a large box, with the photos and embellishments I bought (paper is in a 12x12 CH sticker paper folder).
If it is for a specific layout or smaller project, it goes in a 12x12 CH sticker file, with the paper and photos and other embellishments as I gather them.
Random generic ephemera that has no real project planned goes in a drawer in my china cabinet and I sift through it occasionally and either purge or make a layout out of it (IE - movies we went to see this summer).
My turn to hit the PEAnata!!!
Loc: SCV, CA
|Posted: 9/18/2008 12:27:10 PM|
I either save it in the theme that it belongs in, or it goes straight into a shoe box...it's still pretty manageable.
|Posted: 9/18/2008 2:15:57 PM|
In large envelopes in a plastic container.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: Beautiful South Orange County, CA
|Posted: 9/18/2008 2:23:46 PM|
Ziplock bags with the year on it.
|Posted: 9/18/2008 2:25:08 PM|
my stuff goes in an iris cart drawer. it's getting pretty full though - i need to go through and toss what i've already scrapped and didn't use to make room for new stuff.
good question - glad to see i'm along the same lines as the rest of you!
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|Posted: 9/19/2008 2:18:25 AM|
I have a couple of the 3 drawer storage cubes they sell at Target and Michaels. One drawer for my daughter, one for my son, one for family, one for Disney....This way when there is something I want to save, I just open the right drawer and throw it in. Then when I have time, I go through and organize the stuff in each drawer. I really like it this way.