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Posted 6/15/2009 by wookiemouse in General Scrappin'
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wookiemouse
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Posted: 6/15/2009 7:58:30 AM
Good morning, scrappers! We're going to be tackling those paper piles this week (or boxes, as it is). This week's Challenge is up on my blog - check it out and get sorting!

Stacy

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Posted: 6/15/2009 9:15:10 AM
wow, thanks for doing this. There are definitely some great ideas. My fingers are itching to start going through my paper (too bad i am at work right now).


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Posted: 6/15/2009 9:16:28 AM
Awesome post as usual Stacy! Thank you.

And I couldn't agree more about labeling your paper containers. I just did this in the past few weeks and I can't believe what an ENORMOUS help it's been!

Thanks again!

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Posted: 6/15/2009 2:37:29 PM
My paper is one of my few areas I am happy with -- But I would like to get the label maker out and label it. I keep cardstock vertical in Cropper Hopper holders and patterned paper vertical in a shelf thing my hubby made for me.

**With the exception of a few theme papers that I keep in generation 12x12 envelopes (with embellies and ideas). (Dogs, Fishing, Xmas, babies)


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Posted: 6/15/2009 2:42:17 PM
I'm still hanging in here after last week. I just had a basement flood that killed my paper stash.I do have some stacks and a few new papers; Maybe I'll figure out a system now so as my stash grows, so can it.I already have some accordian desktop holders from Joann's that I love. I just bought 3 of them (13 slots) a few months back so I could divide them into colors. I have a few 3 drawer sterilites too so I'm confused on which way to store them.

Thanks Wookie, for putting such great examples in this weeks challenge.

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Posted: 6/15/2009 8:00:04 PM
Most of my paper is sorted. I use vertical Cropper Hopper for my pattern paper with divides. I am now in the process of storing my company. That is the way I scrap. My CS is in iris carts made for 12 x 12 paper. This works for me because I have a small space. I still have a box of paper in the bedroom and I will get to that this week. Thanks for the challenge.

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Posted: 6/15/2009 8:16:50 PM
I like the way my paper is sorted, also.

I use all the methods...vertical, horizontal...*y color and manufacturer, primarily; some *y color..

just need to get what is on the floor into its appropriate spot.

oops, mean what I *oxed for Challenge 3 from the floor into their appropriate places.

(sorry, the * is for the letter after the letter A which is not working on my key*oard)


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Posted: 6/16/2009 2:58:44 AM
Hi there! I am running behind on the challenges, but I finally created a blog and posted pic's of my craft room. Did a mini-'what work's' and 'what doesn't' list. Would love some feedback!

jomamastamps.blogspot.com

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Posted: 6/16/2009 12:55:15 PM
Thank you for the great challenge, motivation and inspiration. My paper is fairly well organized and my system works for me, but needs a little tweaking. I have cardstock and patterned paper in vertical cropper hopper files on my shelves. Patterned paper is sorted by theme or manufacturer. Paper that has a stong them like baby or Christmas goes into the theme files and other more general ppaer is sorted by manufacturer. I do have a fairly big stack of relatively new paper that needs to be sorted. And I need to go through all of it and pull out anything thats really old or paper that I'll never use. I'll try to post before pics in the next day or two and after pics when I'm done.

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Posted: 6/16/2009 1:02:08 PM
Just wanted to add that when I was looking at rooms, I found this link for decorative tape and the great idea to wrap this around CH files. (Sorry I can't remember where I saw this or who to give credit to)

http://www.tapeswell.com/decorative_tape/decorative-packing-tape-c-1.html

also found some on etsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7227181&section_id=6071826

I'm sure theres more, too. hope this helps someone!

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Posted: 6/16/2009 1:53:37 PM
Thanks for the link to the packaging tape, I think I'll try and use it to add some color to my very functional but boring space!

I'd love to hear (and see!) how everyone sorts their paper, and why it does or does not work for them. I have recently changed the type of paper I scrap with (more patterned than themed) and so am looking for the best way to store it.



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Posted: 6/16/2009 2:11:32 PM
Also, what do you do with your patterned paper scraps? I have my scraps sorted by color in the 12 x 12 Sterlite drawers, and LOVE that. But now that I'm really started to use pattern paper more, I find I have some say Primary BG scraps that I think I'd like to keep with my other primary colored papers. I currently keep my pp in the CH vertical files. I'm considering putting them in page protectors at the front of the section. Any other suggestions?



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Posted: 6/16/2009 2:53:46 PM
JoMama, I left you a comment on your blog. Great job and it wasn't too wordy.

I don't have a system for my scraps, I just throw them all in with the other scraps into a a paper "shoebox" one of those paper mache boxes (12x12) and I like digging through it, probably not the best but its fun.

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Posted: 6/16/2009 4:30:15 PM
Dewryce - keep posted, we're going to tackle scraps next week! I'll have a lot of options for you then.

Stacy

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Posted: 6/16/2009 5:10:54 PM
I use the Cropper Hopper vertical paper holders. I need to sort mine into a system though. I keep my lines together with the coordinating cardstock I bought to go with it at the same time. I need to do a general sort and have a few big categories.

1. Juvenile Boy
2. Masculine
3. Juvenile Girl
4. Femanine (sp)
5. Christmas
6. Birthday
7. Thanksgiving

These are the categories that I generally think about when I scrap.

Ching-a-Ling
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Posted: 6/17/2009 4:04:48 AM
Cardstock, I do it by color. Store them all in Vertical CH Holders. Not all colors have their own holder. Thankfully, I only have about 5-6CH holders full of cardstock.

Patterned Papers, I think by Mfg lines, so I store all my pp's by mfg, then by lines in CH Paper holders and/or Generation 12x12 holders that I buy in packs of 10 at M's with a coupon.

With PP's I have a few themed ones - Love/Romance, Disney and Winter. All others are by MFG, then by lines. I only label mfg on the spines, I don't label the lines.

That's what works for me.

I'm in the same organizational challenge hosted by wookiemouse. My problem is that my paper holders are all over the place instead of all together. I'm working on that this week to clean out a closet, so that I can finally move in my Ikea Bonde shelves into the closet and have 15 cubes dedicated ONLY to all my cardstock, pp's and my SU cardstock. I want to keep it closed so its dust free, fade/light resistant, and its not something I access all the time like my tools. So hopefully, by this weekend, I'll have moved all my papers into one place. I probably have a pile of papers that I still need to sort, but its not more than a 1 inch high, so I'm ok.

I do however need to purge my patterned papers like CRAZY!

I do have a problem with my labels from label maker staying put on the outside of the CH holder. Anyone have any ideas on this?



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Posted: 6/17/2009 10:08:07 AM
yeah, I am going to get into my scraproom I hope this afternoon. I will be doing a little of last weeks challenge and moving one of my ikea expedit shelves from a standing position to a laying down position. Then will hopefully tackle some paper stash. I am also paying my niece to watch the baby this weekend so that I can get in there and keep at it.
Will post pics at the end of sunday to see how it has changed.





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Posted: 6/17/2009 10:56:21 AM
Thanks so much for all your "words of wisdom". Trying to tame my paper pile is a big issue here. I have a difficult time keeping up with it all. I've found that keeping all the paper lines by manufacturer works for me. It helps that when I purchase the paper, I buy the coordinating cardstock at that time as well. Then, I place them together in a vertical paper holder until I use it. This way, I don't have to sit back and go thru all my cardstock to figure out "what goes with this?". I use up all my creative mojo doing that.





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Posted: 6/17/2009 4:51:16 PM
Ching-a-ling - what labeler do you have? I have a Brother P-Touch and I can't SCRAPE the dang labels off the CH holders! They're too stuck! I just end up re-taping over them.

Stacy

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Posted: 6/17/2009 8:02:14 PM
Thanks Stacy! For now I'm keeping them in front of the section in a page protector, and will know by next week how that works for me.

I like these categories!

1. Juvenile Boy
2. Masculine
3. Juvenile Girl
4. Femanine (sp)




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Posted: 6/18/2009 12:28:25 AM
Hobbyaholic, thanks for your post. I appreciate you taking the time to look and respond. I'm quite stuck and really need some new ideas. I found your site and responded there too.

DeWryce, I should hook you up with my mom. She is THE original Spurs fan! She has watched on TV for years, and we finally took her to her first game last year (she's only lived close enough - in New Braunfels to go for a few years but, I had to really twist her arm - she didn't think she'd like it ) and ... she LOVED it. She is quite the bball officiando...(sorry...digressed from the paper challenge there)

Stacy, my question for you - and everyone else is...before the 12 x 12 PP craze, we had 10 x 12 (CM for one)and such. What do you do with all the different sizes ? I can merge them I guess, but then my vertical holders (I use the ones from SU - I like them better than Cropper Hoppers) would be quite sloppy looking...


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Posted: 6/18/2009 2:45:20 AM
I've got my craft room pic's up and running on the member gallery! I'm learning so much about blogging and posting here (quite user friendly on this site), so I'm learning about crafting and posting. So fun!
(I changed my name so my post here matches my blogger name too).

Thanks for looking - would love feedback.
Jo


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Posted: 6/18/2009 10:24:53 AM
I saw this in another post today and thought it was a wonderful idea to not only use up scraps but also make storage for anyone on a budget. I know I hate to use my valuable scrapping dollars on storage especially since I never know if the type/size of storage device will work for me.

Paper storage idea or really anything


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Posted: 6/18/2009 4:40:37 PM
grubbies - it's really up to you and how you scrap. If you tend to do layouts in sizes other than 12x12, then I would store your other sized paper along with your 12x12 paper - maybe in the same holder but in a separate divided section. If you only scrap 12x12 (which I do), I consider anything less than a 12x12 sheet to be "scrap" and file it with my scraps - which we'll tackle next week. HTH!

Stacy

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Posted: 6/18/2009 5:36:46 PM
Thanks Stacy,
I started with CM so I have a ton of that paper. I guess I could mix it in , but I think it will make my vertical holders look so sloppy. I'm going to try that before the next challenge on scraps just to see if I like it (although I'm out of town so I'll be late posting results). I'm very unsatisfied with the look of my room/shelves and have spent hours this week on the computer pouring over ideas and rooms. I just love yours! I'm new to all of this posting and very excited at the responses I've had from people on this challenge.

Challenge away Stacy! Lovin' it!
Jo (formerly known as Grubbies)

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Posted: 6/19/2009 2:11:48 AM
I have my cardstock sorted by colour in Vertical Cropper Hopper bins... If I switch my colour grouping to ROYGBIV, where do I put white, black, brown and pink? Also, do you have a system of how you organize the variations of color shades. Do you go light to dark, so orange would start with peach and progress through orange up to rust?

I tired myself out re-sorting my PP and now I just cann't make a decision re the cardstock!!!

Help!

Maureen

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Posted: 6/19/2009 10:07:18 AM
I don't have a ton of cardstock, but some colors like blue & green I seem to have a lot of. They're loosely organized from light to dark. I put pink with purple and white, brown and black together at the end.

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Posted: 6/19/2009 12:18:23 PM
My paper is ROYGBIV with *some* organization of light to dark. Yes, pink goes next to red, peach next to orange, and so so. I wouldn't get too caught up in the light to dark as you can drive yourself nuts.

For patterned paper, it depends on the pattern. If it is a non-specific pattern - it goes with the dominant color.

If it is a themed paper, then I have those in an accordian (should be in a vertical holder with dividers but I had already bought the expensive 12 x 12 accordian before I got verticals) by theme topic:

Band (high schoolers in band)
Dance
Disney
School
Season
Sports
Travel

etc....

I don't separate too much by manufacturer except I do have kits separate.

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Posted: 6/19/2009 4:38:02 PM
I do ROYGBIV with a black/grey, white, brown and pink added in. You don't have to be a purist, the color police won't come get you. Do what works for you! As far as the shades go, I haven't had a problem with just dumping all my green cardstock into the green cardstock holder, regardless of shade. It really doesn't take me all that long to search through it.

Stacy


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Posted: 6/19/2009 9:31:10 PM
Now I'm struggling. Most of my PP was damaged by water. I was able to cut the bottom 3 inches off so now I'm waiting until Scraps week.

Here's the problem, When I scrap I usually take a photo out or see an embellishment and it sparks a layout idea, Example: I bought a sticker of PB & J. My son has eaten it almost everyday for lunch since he was 3 (now almost 12). I don't have any photos but I plan to scrap the memory of his love affair with PB&J. So the sticker is grape,brown, and white. I will flip through my cardstock for a base and pull out a green/purple/or brown, then get out all of my pattern papers and flip through them until I find some that I like and Voila! start scrappin.I don't necessarily think stripes, florals etc. I just look and find some that match my colors and are in the same 'feel'. I wouldn't pick pin-strips for this layout I would find something more upbeat and fun.

How should I store pattern papers if I need to see them 1st?

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Posted: 6/19/2009 10:33:50 PM
Question: When you are sorting the paper, do you put die cut sheets WITH the paper (e.g. Pink Paislee/Cosmo Cricket) or do you take that apart and put the die cuts in with embellishments?

I know you're gonna' say: "How do you use it?" ha, ha!

I'm wondering what has worked for the gals? If anyone has an opinion of how it's easiest to keep up with them.....

This sorting paper is yucky - guess I should buy less or sort more often! ha, ha!

Thanks for all the challenges and tons of info! You COULD be scrapping and I appreciate your time sharing.


Penny

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2011: 165 12x12 pages completed, 1 December Daily album
2010: 125 12x12 pages completed, 31 8.5x11 pages completed, 1 December Daily album

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Posted: 6/19/2009 10:55:16 PM
Arrrgh!!!

I went by bus to Langley and both scrapbook stores plus Michaels are out of 12x12 cropper hopper vertical storage. I have sorted all my paper and need about 3 more containers. I managed to get a 8x8 and a 6x6 though. Better than nothing. I have 2 more stores to try tommorrow. I don't drive and Dh and oldest DD are away in England (that's for another post). Youngest DD is away camping and DBF are on vacations, sicking at parents sickbeds or sick themselves!!!

I will struggle off on the buss again tomorrow and hopefully manage to find them.

It feels good to have them sorted. I did my version of ROYGBIV plus white/grey/blac and pink for cardstock. With 2 DD and a DGD, I decided to give pink it's own cropper hopper. PP is mainly by colour but some is also sorted by theme. I have certain things I scrap often so left themes for those. I only left Basic Grey and SEI be manufacturer.

I have stacked the extras in the room next to my scraproom and will add them to the new hoppers when i locate them. Just have to make my label tonight!

Maureen

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Posted: 6/19/2009 11:54:04 PM
Just a note on the vertical storage (sorry if I'm plugging here and not supposed to be...).

I love Stampin Up's vertical storage. I thought it was the same as Cropper Hopper, but it's not. True, you can't use a 40% off coupon, but you can support your local business person.

I quit selling SU about a year ago, so when I needed more, I bought CH. Not anymore. I wait and order them. They just fit together better and sit on the shelf better.

Jo

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Posted: 6/20/2009 7:47:52 AM
I sorted my paper, bought a few new CH storage containers, and now everything's organized. I have an accordion file with all my PP by theme and 3 CH vertical holders and 3 paper pouches hold the rest of my paper. CS is sorted by ROYGBIV with additional sections for Browns, Gray/Black, and Whites. Basic Grey is together and paper stacks are kept together. Single sheets of PP is the hardest for me to decide how to sort. I used to just keep it all together because I really don't have much stash to worry about. Now I have it sorted by color because that's how I scrap. I think I'll like how that will work.

Looking forward to the next challenge!

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Posted: 6/20/2009 8:18:18 AM
I have another question: like a random piece of Melissa Frances paper you bought because it looked vintage and had words on it - where would it live?

Do I create a separate pile for special cut papers - like brackets and scallop circles?

Have tabs for word papers and shape papers?

My humongo stack is all sorted with a small pile of questions and now I need to get to collating it into what I have sorted already and I am dreading moving around my old paper to add in the new paper. I store my PP by manufacturer alphabetically (yes I know I am anal) so I THINK that is why I get piles of unstored new paper. <wink, wink>

Thanks, Wookiemouse - or anyone - for your input!


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Posted: 6/20/2009 8:20:00 AM
Worked on scraproom for nearly 4 hours on Wednesday afternoon. Put all die cutting machines together. Got most of the patterned paper together and moved by Vertical storage closer to where the remainder of the patterned paper is. Still a ways to go but, DD will be with my niece today so that I can get in there and continue to finish up with the cardstock. Can anyone tell me what the I stands for in the ROYBG....?
thanks!





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Posted: 6/20/2009 8:25:53 AM
BTW, Jomama, your room looks great! Love those shelves and you've got tons of space!


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Posted: 6/20/2009 8:32:05 AM
One personal epiphany I had: I am very organized in my whole house and kitchen and when we moved here 4 summers ago I set up zones for everything. It's an organization idea by Julie Morgenstern who has written two phenomenally practical org books. Anyway, for my scraproom, I started out upstairs and then that was working for me. Not much zen or mojo when you're in the middle of two teenage boys' life and mess and gaming. So, I moved it all downstairs and sort of merged our home office with my scraproom.

Well, as you all know, the scraproom turned into a space eating amoeba and has slowly taken over. So, I keep paring down and paring down our home office type files and such and as I've done that I've just shoved scrap stuff into empty spaces.

So, thanks to Wookiemouse, I'm revisiting the whole set-up.

Okay - so here's the epiphany: I set up zones in my scraproom. I rearranged stuff to get all of my stamping stuff to one area. I moved my Cricut carts over to the drawer next to my Cricut. I consolidated all of my punches to one drawer. I moved my embellishments from a bottom hard to reach drawer up to a top drawer. (I am blessed and fortunate to have a wall of built-ins that was supposed to organize our home life!)

So - that has got me really excited because it's all making more sense now. All of my PP and theme paper goes into my 8 slot Expedit.

Okay - just wanted to share my epiphanal conversion! Thanks for letting me.


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Posted: 6/20/2009 9:46:26 AM
posted an update in my blog...

also had a bit of an epiphany...like city architects..when there is no more 'real estate' build up!!


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Posted: 6/20/2009 10:07:34 AM
Love hearing everyones progress.

I wanted to add something that worked for me as far a paper. And while sorting I realized I had strayed from it. Paper with words on it... I pulled all those papers out regardless of color and put them in a separate file. Because when working on a layout I realized I would think that way. Its stored with my other themes..
Travel (papers with postcards, maps, postage stamps)
vintage (papers with lace, buttons, vintage items)
words(any paper with words, sayings, numbers)
Pet (anything pet related)
Fishing (boats, fish, water, outdoorsy)
xmas (obvious)

I also realized a long time ago that pinks and reds and orange paper needs to be separated because when I am tired I end up with a peachy paper when I needed a pinky paper!! (hahaha)


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Posted: 6/20/2009 10:42:12 AM
ROYGBIV:
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

I don't have a lot of cardstock. All of mine fits in 1 CH vertical paper holder so I modified my sections to have orange & yellow together, and instead of indigo and violet I just have "purple".

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Posted: 6/20/2009 11:18:25 AM
Thanks, Vicki - needed that affirmation on words paper. I know I usually LOOK for words and so I'll just put it near my lace under its own tab.

Back to my label maker! Funny story there - DH gave it to me for Xmas present about 15 years ago and I was SUPER excited that he thought of it and it has lived in and set up our last 4 houses in 4 cities. So, Wookiemouse, when I first saw your blog title, I had a big smile.


Penny

That's QUEEN Paper Peep to you!

2012: 132 12x12 pages completed, 25 Project Life weeks completed!!
2011: 165 12x12 pages completed, 1 December Daily album
2010: 125 12x12 pages completed, 31 8.5x11 pages completed, 1 December Daily album

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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 6/20/2009 2:45:53 PM

Ching-a-ling - what labeler do you have? I have a Brother P-Touch and I can't SCRAPE the dang labels off the CH holders! They're too stuck! I just end up re-taping over them.

Stacy


Stacy, I'm using a Casio label machine. I just created a test label again to see if these stick. So far so good, but the ones Ive created in the past seem to not want to stay on. The edges of the labels start to peel off a bit. The other machine I may have used was a Brother PTouch or something like that.



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BucketHead

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Posted: 6/20/2009 10:38:29 PM
I have been storing my printed paper in 3 ring binders. I have my colored cartstock in CH paper holders. This seems to work well for me.

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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 6/21/2009 6:45:21 AM
I have everything paper in CH's but I do cover them in Contact paper, it gives them stability and makes them look neater on the shelf, I have 60 of them but alot of them are homemade ones, by recycling boxes.
I just made 17 new ones due to this challenge making me reorganize my room.

I totally love this challenge!!!









Dancingfish
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Posted: 6/21/2009 8:48:26 AM

I totally love this challenge!!!




Scrapnpea...

Yea I felt that way last week... now I am not so sure if I can handle another week of this distaster I have created!! hahaha I did finish going through all my papers last night while watching TV-- I brought the patterned paper down one color/theme at a time and made sure I still agreed with where I put everything.

At the same time I am working through week three bonus-- I repainted a hutch in my room--which meant it had to be cleared off-- its like a can of worms-- I touch one aspect of my room and find one hundred other areas that need help!! This will be a long few months-- but seriously Wookiemouse has done a fantastic job of motivating me!


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BucketHead

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Posted: 6/21/2009 10:50:52 AM
Pennyscraps - thanks for your kind words and the visit. I think I need to do what you are doing a make 'zones'. Yes, I have a lot of storage, but it was set up for crops and the middle shelves to look seamless with the boxes and stamps. It isn't working for me. I hate all the mix of colors (black CM boxes, craft looking baskets, and then I bought the coordinated boxes but wish I had done different colors). I need to just fix it all up.

mjone- try splitting the paper on the bottom shelf away from each other in the middle and stick a piece of wood vertically in there to make a shelf support. that should take care of the bowing on the shelf.


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StuckOnPeas

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January 2001
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Loc: Whittier, California

Posted: 6/21/2009 4:06:07 PM

Question: When you are sorting the paper, do you put die cut sheets WITH the paper (e.g. Pink Paislee/Cosmo Cricket) or do you take that apart and put the die cuts in with embellishments?


I keep the die cut sheets with the paper line - all together. I "think" by line and I know what I have. Or if I forget, I just go through my lines and everything that came out with that line is together. So when I scrap outside of the perfectly matched lines, I still know where to look for stuff.

This system works for me. And I think you're right, lol, it depends on how you work/think and access your supplies.



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Posted: 6/21/2009 4:37:44 PM
Thanks Ching-a-Ling. I decided that I would want them to be used with the paper so I stuck them there.

I am down to the last 20% of this mess and my ADD is seriously now competing with my OCD - hence the jump onto the MB for a break! ha!

I'm scared of SCRAPS now! ha, ha! BUT, I am super excited about my stacks turning into an ordered world.


Penny

That's QUEEN Paper Peep to you!

2012: 132 12x12 pages completed, 25 Project Life weeks completed!!
2011: 165 12x12 pages completed, 1 December Daily album
2010: 125 12x12 pages completed, 31 8.5x11 pages completed, 1 December Daily album

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PeaNut

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Posted: 6/21/2009 9:31:26 PM
Pennyscraps, another idea for those die cut sheets and alphas and even sticker sheets... that are all part of one line (like Basic Grey or Scenic Route) I keep them together in CH storage bins but paperclip them together.(so that they don't slide around and get lost) Then when I pull that line because it works with my pictures I have everything together. If I don't do that I find I finish up my layout and later on find the matching sticker sheet or monograms and don't have any more of the paper to go with them. After most of the sheet or die cuts are gone I hang the left overs on my clip-it-up, hopefully to be used on cards or mix and matched with other papers.
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