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Posted: 7/13/2009 7:43:36 AM
Good morning, scrappers! Week 8 Challenge is up on my blog - let the organizing begin!

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Posted: 7/13/2009 8:41:26 AM
Good morning! Hopefully this one won't grow into a larger process as the week goes on (like some of my other attempts!) I should only have to pull together my Generations envelopes and my Iris cases and number them. I think I will make a list of them on a note in my iPhone rather than do the stick thing. (I know it's a shocker that I'm going electronic again! ha!)

Question: Is this the week we corral all those empty album wanna be's we have stashed here and there for all of those someday projects? Since I don't have a true LSS, I will tend to buy (read hoard) little empty albums and such for me to work on "someday". Any ideas - or is that another week?


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Posted: 7/13/2009 11:01:22 AM
This is the week I've been dreading. I've had subscriptions to different kits and been buying kits for 5 years, so I've accumulated a LOT. a little overwhelmed, but I think this is the last really big project for my room and it will be great when the kits are organized.

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Posted: 7/13/2009 11:06:21 AM
I posted my questions on the blog immediately after reading - hope I didn't read it too fast ... I already have big album projects in Iris cases (just did that recently) so I'm good there. But if I do the Stacy Julian method, I have a lot of work to do to make kits, but I love the idea as I'm a 'moody' cropper. "I feel like making a beach page" "I feel like working on a graduation page" and the kits will be awesome for that!

I'm off shopping.

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Posted: 7/13/2009 11:28:20 AM
I don't know about you guys but I look forward to Mondays to see what Wookiemouse has in store for us...

This week I have a feeling is going to be like a few of the other weeks... I have a storage system/process that I thought worked for me but when you get right down to it-- nope its just been a bandaid.

I have SOOO many projects from classes that I have taken (minibooks, 1/2 pagelayouts etc) that I have not finished and there there are the albums I have started on the kids graduations.... This week could be another workin week!!



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Posted: 7/13/2009 11:29:28 AM
penny-- I think you are becoming our electronic godess!! Can't wait to see what else you computerize!!


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Posted: 7/13/2009 11:40:22 AM
Penny - I'm there with ya! This week it was double anticipation as Stacy was sending me suggestions for my room by Monday also! woo hoo!

I haven't even finished the 'ideas' week ...

And her 'you have two hours and get on the computer and it's gone' was a bit close to home for me.

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Posted: 7/13/2009 1:17:19 PM
I don't have any kits so that's one less thing for me this week. I feel kinda on top of this one actually. I bought a couple of the Craft Keeper envelopes a while back to store stuff for albums in progress. One has stuff for my school years/college albums I'm working on, one has stuff for the album I'm making about our house, and the third has stuff I'm using to make an album about my niece's fight with cancer. Most of the time I finish my layouts before I go on to a new one but lately I've had a few linger...journaling got me. So I do need a good place to stash those.

I'm working on going through some stuff and purging things I don't use or don't really care for anymore. Also gotta finish up my idea binder(s). still need dividers. I put my sizzix alphas in the basball card holder in binders. i think this is gonna work much better.

can't wait to see everyone's progress this week!

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Posted: 7/13/2009 2:23:57 PM
Ok here's a pic of how my kits are now.

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1510047

I'm kind of overwhelmed and not sure where to go from here. I definitely need to get rid of some kits, but I seem to have an attachment to them and its more difficult to get rid of them than any other scrapbooking supply.

i need to come up with a system for organizing the kits themselves and also a master list. currently I have a few theme categories seasonal, holiday, birthday and other special occassions. But the majority of the kits are stored alphabetcally by manufacturer. this kind of works because when I scrap, I tend to think of manufacturers. However, I have so many kits that I forget about some of them. I think if I had some kind of picture file, that would help. And I think I need to find a better way to categorize the kits into smaller categories so they're are easier to find and easier to flip through. would love any suggestions.

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Posted: 7/13/2009 3:05:13 PM
AJ-It looks like your layouts that you need to finish in the drawers are labeled nicely!!

Have you thought about taking apart your kits and just adding it to your regular supplies? I did that after I realized I wasn't getting to the kits and using them the month they came in. I do not regret it. It also helped me stop shopping because I had alot of stuff I didn't know I had in those kits!
Now I have a 12x12x3 box that my current kit*** sits in... unpackaged. I do my best to "shop" from it and do a layout or two from it each month and then integrate the leftovers into my stash at the end of the month.

***my month kit (IT KIT) stopped being in business so this box hasn't been touched in months hahaha....(not taking my own advice)


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Posted: 7/13/2009 3:07:36 PM
Mickey- I think we are all working on past weeks while still trying to keep up with this week!! I actually tried to stamp last night and couldn't remember where I put my clear blocks!! I spent an hour looking for them only to realize they now have a home in a container!! rather than just stacked on my work space!! At some point I would like to feel caught up!! hehehe


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Posted: 7/13/2009 6:17:46 PM
Vicki, thats a great idea to break the older ones down. I know I have some with not a lot of stuff in them that could easily be broken down. Not sure why I didn't think of that. LOL

I've also been thinking about seperating the embellies from the paper. Keeping all of the embellies for 1 kit together in a smaller bag. The kits would be a lot less bulky and i could see all of the different embellies. The only downside is taht I would have to set up a system and look in different places for both the paper and embellies when I wanted to scrap.

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Posted: 7/13/2009 6:32:57 PM
Dancingfish, I'm lol @ you "losing" your blocks in your newly organized space. That's funny. Weird how we learn to function in our clutter.

I like this weeks tips. I don't have any kits but this will be great to learn now before my addiction grows over the years.

Now I have to do a To-Do for Week 8 (still waiting to return home):
* Ziploc photos, papers, and embellishments for pages waiting to get started
* Create a grab jar for projects to be started or in progress

hmmm..

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Posted: 7/13/2009 6:36:33 PM
ooooh boy!

one good thing, this past weekend was spent doing those layouts/projects from previous Scrapbook Expos and GASC...

right now..I kinda have the same system..except the popsicle sticks, an idea which I love.

Cropper Hoppers with kits that I could fit into seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter. Big Projects stacked in boxes like wookiemouse's. (primarily travel that I have collected stuff for but haven't started)

but the problem area: the kits I cannot fit into a season..all in a bin on the floor. (kinda like AJ's first picture, except my bin is pink and vinyl)

I'll be checking your ideas..cuz I'm kinda blank right now.






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Posted: 7/13/2009 6:41:54 PM
and I'm also still working on the ideas...all because I was too lazy to go shopping this weekend for a binder!
(I do have an excuse, I live in the country and a non-grocery shopping trip is at least 30 min away)

oh well

its all a process, right?

but I think I'm down to, at least cutting out layout ideas from old catalogs (its a start) and organizing them by # of pictures on the layout.


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Posted: 7/13/2009 7:25:35 PM
I love these ideas! I'm fairly organinzed with my "on going" projects as they are in Iris boxes and labeled but I love the popsicle idea! I'm definitely going to do that. I have all my kits in chronological order in 'Cropper Hopper files so I can go online to see the "past kits" when I'm looking for something specific or just page through them. It works ok... I'm going to take pics of the kits, like Stacy recommended, so it'll be easier to see/know what's in each kit.

I'm still working on last week's challenge. ~Sigh~ Baby doesn't seem to understand how important it is for Mommy to have a clean and organized scraproom!!


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Posted: 7/13/2009 9:47:25 PM
Kelly - I feel your pain - I'm home with a 7 week old who only wants to be held. Thanks to two different carriers, I can at least get laundry and small amounts of sorting done. It took me about 3 weeks, but I managed to purge two laundry baskets with items for our LSS garage sale.

I've been following along with the challenges, waiting for the ones I really need. But I don't know if its postpartum nesting syndrome or what, but I made the decision to separate my computer/home office from the scrap armoire. The dining room is in shambles as DH took the home office/dining room project full gusto and it has evolved into a spackle/paint/add shelves project.

And the scrap armoire didn't quite survive the move to the basement rec room intact (more on that in this post and on my blog.)

So now I'm back to square one. I need to consolidate my stash, and DD's craft supplies, into the shelving. Here the pics of what I have to work with.



And here is the stash I have to fit in there. This area was my overflow stash, the new piles and laundry baskets were upstairs in the armoire. There are two more laundry baskets off to the right with my QuicKutz and Cricut Expression gear.



So wish me luck - I'm going back to the beginning of Stacy's challenge threads and starting there. I made DH put all my stash in the laundry baskets rather than dumping it in the empty armoire, so I can do this rationally and not end up with a hot mess. I also need to leave space for DD's craft items, too.


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Posted: 7/13/2009 11:09:37 PM
Simplyparticular - how did you get your picture to appear in the post? I've tried and tried....and don't give up! I made a holy mess before I decided to just start from scratch (although a different catalyst than you.. but it's still starting over) and it's pretty good.

To all - I think I'm confused on the 'kits'. After reading Stacy Julian's book and finding that Wookie does some of her system - I thought the 'kit' was an idea set that you pulled for a LO until you were ready for it.

Is everyone talking about "kits" you buy like the monthly club stuff?
If that's the case, then I have this week done (muwahahaha...) as I have projects already in Iris cases and 'pre-packaged' kits in kit organzizer from the store and Creative Memories. The problem is - like Dancingfish says - is that I forgoet I have them and to pull them. But they are very coordinated paper and I hate to break some of them up.

I'm still struggling with the photo challenge (work on it here and there ) and the paper challenge (still have too many types of papers in too many spaces AND too many packages of paper - like from SU - that are saved together in case I ever do a card with the paper from the catalog- sad, I know) and now the Ideas challenge. I've been working on it all day and I think I should have this one licked by tomorrow evening.



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Posted: 7/14/2009 7:03:58 AM
Well this is just the ticket all my pages/projects are in order but its the getting back to them that hangs me up the popcicle/craft stick is a WOW!! idea, especially if time is short and I can't tackle a large project!!!
I have used my P-touch/labeler/ so much its "SMOKING"**
DH is picking up more batteries and tape for it today have one more embellishment cabinet to label, and it died!!
ONE THING I BOUGHT LAST WEEK AND LOVE IS A LITTLE Bissel carpet sweeper, to pick up the tiny scraps,I wanted something I did not have to charge or plug up, and this is perfect.with all the undoing and redoing my floor keeps getting tidbits of paper. This is really helpful!









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Posted: 7/14/2009 8:47:22 AM
Wow I took the night off last night and you guys are moving right along!!
I had a lightbulb moment though--by having these kits and projects in ziplock bags and labeled they would be easy to grap if you went to a crop or in my case-- I travel alot on the weekends and always want to bring something with me but never do.

See just when I think I have something under control you guys force me to see other ways of doing things... OK tonight I will need to rethink all of this. Lucky for me its only projects and half done pages..

MJmone-- I collect alot of memoribila when I travel and generally put it into plastic bags until I can get to the project-- but if you were to look at my room right now you would see I am so behind that I have last summers trip to KeyWest in a PO priority box, my daughter graduation in a SHOPPING BAG--- I really like the idea of using the project boxes for those bigger projects. But space is such an issue for me. Granted I wouldn't need many and it would force me to finish those projects up so I could reuse the boxes...


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Posted: 7/14/2009 9:47:13 AM
wow, everyone is really getting a lot done this week and it's only Tuesday!

Mjmone-This may be no help, since I don't know your criteria for each season you sort your kits by, but here goes. The ones that don't fit into one of the 4, could you sort them by bright colors vs muted/pastel colors or the primary color (mainly green, mainly pink) or by feel, this would be great with heritage pics, kid pics, romance, etc. hope that at least gets some ideas flowing for ya

So I got a couple things accomplished yesterday. The first has nothing to do with this week at all, but I got it done anyway. My Ribbon Ring arrived! I had tried making one myself but decided that the time and energy weren't worth the very reasonable price I could buy one for. I got about 3/4 of my ribbon on it. Hope to finish it up today.

I took all my Christmas paper and embellis and put them in a container together. Then the rest of the "holiday" papers stayed together. I put all my stickers for holidays/birthday etc. in the Cropper Hopper sticker envelopes (one for Jan-June, and one for July-Nov (leaving out Dec b/c Christmas stuff is on it's own.) Got rid of some stuff too. Then I re-labled all my paper pouches that have themed stuff (baby, heritage, etc) in them and put them in my black easy access Cropper Hopper. (I was wondering what I was going to do w/ it b/c it won't fit in the Expedit when I get that, so I think this will work great.) I also stuck my 3 album in progress craft envelopes in there too, so now all the theme/special stuff is together in one place. I think unfinished pages might get filed here too, in their own craft envelope or something similar.

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Posted: 7/14/2009 3:46:29 PM
So happy everyone's making progress. I'd love to see pictures. Mickey, I'd especially like to see your ribbon ring if you get a chance to take pics.

My album refills arrived and I was planning to work on photos and kits this week. However, I just discovered a LSS is having a yard sale this weekens so I might work on pulling and labelling stuff for that

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Posted: 7/14/2009 5:18:47 PM
Jomamastamps - your pictures have to be hosted somewhere (mine are at Picasa web through Blogger), and then you click the Image link (below the 2 Peas posting box), and copy the photo link into it.


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Posted: 7/14/2009 5:55:52 PM
I am not really able to focus on this this week. However, I have been wanting Ribbon Rings and thought they were too much. Maybe I looked wrong? Can you please pmail me the info! Thanks. Keep up the good work everyone! I am lurking.....


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Posted: 7/14/2009 7:24:43 PM
My page kits are in page protectors and craft keeper envelopes depending upon how many embellishments are in them. They were on the floor leaning against my paper rack and I also had them on the floor in my closet.

I found some of those wire shelf grids and connectors in my closet, so I assembled them in my basement. I moved all of my kits down there until I can free up some space in this room.

I swear I'm not buying anything for a long time!

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Posted: 7/14/2009 7:55:25 PM
Ok I have it a wall. I have multiple boxes, bags and other containers That have memoriblia in them that I thought (think) I would one day get into a scrapbook. You know-- your kids letters to santa, the driving certificate they got from behind the wheel, The newspaper from 911...
What are you guys doing with them? Are they treated like a project to be done?



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Posted: 7/14/2009 8:04:08 PM
mickeygirl, that is a good idea about the miscellaneous kits..guess I'll have to pull them out and put them on the floor so i can see them to know my categories.

so far the seasonal that I have some of them is great. Over the weekend, I have a pic of the Duomo in Florence, thought, "oh fall colors would look good and found a kit in my fall hopper'.

usually I think of papers by manufacturer...but not with kits (cuz they are all mixed up) so coming up with more color categories is probably the ticket.

simplyparticular - love your space! it has great potential..
and I agree, wanna see more pics.

I took some this evening and will put in my blog..later tonight, after dinner...uh huh


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Posted: 7/14/2009 9:52:37 PM
Wow - love all the dialogue!
Thanks SimplyP- I have them on my computer but not on a website - so I"ll work on that.

Penny: Re: RibbonRing - www.ribbonring.com

it looks fabulous and it's not that expensive. I tried to get my girlfriends to go in with me and buy the plastic holders in a big lot as they are really cheap that way, but none of them are quite into the ribbon and re-organizing as I am. I used to run a ribbon club for my friends and would cut up heavy board and wrap it around for them - and then I saw that lady with all of her ribbons on boards in her card catalog and decided to do mine that way since I already had board cut up.


ribbon in card catalog

and I saw this lady do her cards in a cutesy basket:

ribbon cards in a basket

but I think I'm getting us off task with ribbon as it's not this week's task.. (it's just that I have about 15 ribbon sites already bookmarked)

And no one has still answered my question: Do your kits contain the pictures? or just paper stuff? So you could grab a 'kit' and work a page down to the picture?

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Posted: 7/14/2009 11:21:25 PM
I actually made a kit tonight and put my pictures on it. Woohoo!


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Posted: 7/15/2009 7:47:12 AM
Jo-
Most of my kits/projects (I have unkitted all my kits, and I no longer get any) --so I only have pojects left (things I never finished from classes, and memoribilia that needs to go on a layout or minibook) If I have pictures that go with them I am NOW adding the pictures. (never did before) For some like DD graduation stuff I know all those graduation pictures will go in that bag. But for half done mini book from some random class I don't know what pictures so there are none in the bag.


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Posted: 7/15/2009 8:46:25 AM
My kits are supplies only. When I promote something up to "active project" and start working on it, then I move it to an art bin with a handle and grab that for crops and it sits on my desktop, too, when I'm home. It stays together and dust free that way. (My ds had a cat that LOVES, ironically, the catwalk that kinda' runs above my room and so often there is fur flying....but that is another problem for another day!) The project in the handle case is kinda' motivating for me. I only have "one" of that kind with the handle and it helps me push that project out and done.....

Memorabilia: For stuff I'm holding onto but not scrapping right now, I use those CM file holders and I have slots organized for categories: DS1 Baby stuff, DS2 school stuff, sports stuff, pre-wedding, pre-kids, vacations by locales, etc. I also have an Iris case down in my crop room where I can throw the memo. until I have (make) time to go file it. UNLESS it is project specific, then I store it in a Generations envelope that will flow into the project bin. (ugh - what a process this hobby is!!) So I gather things in the envelopes that I am going to scrap, and then if it is a large project - like summer vacation, etc. the envelope gives way to an Iris case.....

Now - question on Projects: Is there some bin that would hold a few Iris cases AND the Generations envelopes? I put my Kit Club (I do one and yes I don't do anything with it (yet) and no I cannot break it apart because I am too OCD!) into these envelopes. For small projects that are ongoing (mini album for my mom, recipe card project, etc.) these are in those envelopes also. Kits from classes and CKU and Creative Escape are also in these. Now, every year we do lots of Xmas and we do a beach trip and I have Iris cases for these. So.....I need some way to throw these two things together. Any brilliant ideas? I could do another bucket like for my Scraps or I was thinking about those milk crates from Wallyworld. I will put these into a closet near my scraproom that is easily accessible.

Thanks for the ribbon ring info. In my mind I was thinking it was like $90. Right now I use free repurposed Walmart cookie containers from their Bakery. Takes up a lot of space.....

Way to go Daisymarie on making a kit! With pix - how grand!

Okay - back to work!


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Posted: 7/15/2009 9:12:22 AM
And so, Jo, when something goes to Project and I HAVE PIX for it, then I do put it with the paper and memorabilia.....


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Posted: 7/15/2009 9:38:27 AM
I took pics of my ribbon ring and my theme papers organized in CH pouches, I just added them to my "empty room" bunch. I might slpit it up onto two rings but we'll see how it works on one. new pics

Dancingfish-I don't have a ton of the stuff you mentioned (newspapers, letters to santa etc) but I think you could treat it any way you want. If you want to motivate yourself to get it done, make it a "project" and get some stuff rounded up to put it in a book. or you could just go through and divide things-world events, kid 1,2,etc, family, self etc (if it isn't) and continue to store it. If the pics haven't been scrapped you could scan a letter to santa and shrink it and put it in with Christmas pics of each year.

Jo-I don't make many kits, but I went to a crop a while back and basically made kits, for that I had the pics. I think I'd just have paper in them if I made kits. If I had some pics that I thought worked great with a kit I'd keep it seperate from the rest, it would probably then be a "to do"...

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Posted: 7/15/2009 9:48:26 AM
Mickey, thanks for the pics. your ribbon looks great. I decided to take the cheap route and make my own with acrylic sheets and a ribbon punch from MM. It works, but its definitely time consuming and I kind of wish I had just bought them.

I keep my pics seperate from my kits. I used to store pics with them, but then when I accumulated a lot of kits, sometimes I lost track of the pictures. sorting through my kits today I found a couple with pics that I had completely forgotten about.

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Posted: 7/15/2009 9:54:14 AM
Just looked at the bulk package for ribbon rings and it seems like a good deal. If anyone's interested in sharing a set, please send me pea-mail.

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Posted: 7/15/2009 1:38:07 PM
Well I went with a tough love method last night and dumped all the projects and memoribilia out on the floor. Sorted through the true projects (minibooks and layouts) that I started at one time but never finished and made a list of them.

The memoribilia was sorted and sorted and sorted. I have to admit I threw alot away when I realized I had already completed layouts or that it was just stuff I wouldn't use. What was left went into ziplock bags or generations envelopes depending on the amount of "stuff". Added pictures where I could. I am going to come up with something like the craft sticks wookiemouse has.

I have decided to use the containers I already have because (these) 1) they are the right size 2) I know where the stuff is 3) I am hoping this will encourage me to work on these because there really is no more room!

I did purchase 3 blue cropper hopper paper organizers (they are like the envelopes only have a squared bottom so that in the future I will have a place for larger projects. I looked at these Organizers by CH as well and they looked interesting. Does anyone use them?


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Posted: 7/15/2009 2:48:29 PM
Oooh, Dancing Fish, I adore tough love! As long as its not someone else directing it AT ME! I kinda' want to do with my projects what you did - but I am a little hindered this week as my mom is in town to house sit for us and we leave Thursday night for vacation.....So, I am doing it all mentally, which can be just as exhausting!

I would be interested in the ribbon ring thing and would commit for about $20 plus shipping - I don't have near as much ribbon as paper! And I tend to use it vs. hoard, too..... Jomama, I think that gal must have spent HOURS wrapping all that ribbon in her card catalog! I like the slip and hang and snip idea.

Mickeygirl - your ribbon looks so pretty and your room is chugging right along!!

Dancing Fish, I do like those foldy envelope project things, but I don't think M's or Hob Lob stocks them and I am a coupon girl on those kinds of things. I used the CM things for memorabilia because I had them..... I always get my envelopes and Iris cases on sale or with coupons. My sis says M's sells the Generations envelopes in 10 packs now - what a deal on a coupon week.

My big deal is still thinking about the mechanics of storing these various kit continers in the closet.... AND then having the time to catalog them and make my number stickers for them!

Does anyone else have non-driving teenage boys that run their parents up and down the road all night? They are wearing me slick on top of all my other stuff!


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Posted: 7/15/2009 4:47:55 PM
Wow Dancingfish - from "I dumped it all back on the shelf" to "tough love". What a night!

Penny - I already wrapped my ribbons on cards so let me think on the Ribbon Ring thing. I do like all the pretty, accessible ribbon look. And just wait - once the teenage boys DO start driving - you worry yourself sick and can't work then either. However, I do believe in 'paybacks' and I make them drive ME around now!

I don't know what Generation folders are - gotta go look that up! (see this is why I can't get anything done - always looking up sidebar items and ordering books).

I guess this week wasn't much work for me as the only 'kits' I have are things like Power Palattes from CM - those are in folders that CM sells (love them - they seem sturdier than CH) but I have a few of this and that. I pretty much assimilated all of my stuff earlier this year - except for the never-ending four stations of paper (SU, CM, 12 x 12, designer paper/power palattes)- I"m STILL looking for a solution to that one. AND I didn't get as much done on the ideas thing as we've had things come up here as well.

Mickey - your ribbon looks great!

Side-bar excited note: My girlfriends and I are taking a road trip! We are leaving Sunday and driving to Austin to visit the Grand Poobah of all scrapbook stores: Archiver's! We are going to watch the bat flight or hit the Oasis on the lake, and then head to 6th street for a pub and street artisans! Woo- hoo! I just have to finish helping/feeding my ex-neighbors who are visiting - get my son back from Mission trip and ready for 15 days in Guatamala the next day and then I can think about getting excited.

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Posted: 7/15/2009 8:13:35 PM
Jomama your paper dilemna cracks me up! Of course, if it were MY problem I would be deeply troubled! You MUST stop by The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie on your way to Austin! It's off 35 - exit 403! Tell them I sent you! www.thecraftyscrapper.com for their phone number.

Generations Envelopes are the clear 12 x 12 envelopes that are storage envelopes with the perforated (expandable) bottom and a snapping front. They retail for $1.99 and M's run them 50% off occasionally....


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Posted: 7/15/2009 11:30:11 PM
thanks everyone, I like that all the ribbon is in one place now

Jo-can you refresh my memory of your 4 station paper dilema.

I also like the stick idea, now that my stuff is all pulled out I'm going to have a lot of pics to scrap once I'm all moved back in. It might be fun to do that for sets of pics too.

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Posted: 7/16/2009 9:44:09 AM


Dancingfish - tough love is the way to go..I'm off from work tomorrow, so that is what I plan to be doing.

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Posted: 7/16/2009 12:05:37 PM
mjmone- I would be scared to show any pictures of my whole room at this point.. I have embraced this challenge way too much and its a disaster that seems to come and go depending on which week we are in. I did move out some of the boxes that I am dumping stuff in that I no longer want so I can at least move in there. Maybe this weekend I can at least post the project area??

Jo- You shamed me into the dumping--after I had just started shoving things!! I am feeling good about my progress I just want to actually create a page.

Tonight I am going to try and finish up my project list and find something to make the craft stick thing work. I don't think I have any craft sticks but I am sure I have something that will work.


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Posted: 7/16/2009 1:21:17 PM
not a lot of progress with kits today, but I did pull some more stuff for the yard sale my lss is having this weekend. And I filled more album refills with 4 x 6 photos waiting to be scrapped. I really like that I can just flip through and see all of the pictures. However, I forgot about 5 x 7 and other odd size photos. I have a little CM picture file that they fit into, but I think I need to write a list and/ or stick a post it or something with the 4 x 6 photos so I don't forget to include the others.

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Posted: 7/16/2009 2:01:35 PM
aj2hall- that is one of my problems is one piece here, another piece there and then memorbilia elsewhere... I hear ya!

Dancing - shamed? sniff sniff - sorry! hey I'll send you craft sticks.

I did take a picture - and then decided not to post it, but I'll go get it. I went through three years of CM magazines and tore out pictures. I took a picture of the pile, and then the small stack I kept. Just to show what happens when you reallly do the challenge instead of 'glossing' over it. I haven't finished putting them on a sheet yet though. I need to go find an online place to publish pic's so I can put them in the email instead of always in the gallery.

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Posted: 7/17/2009 10:43:48 AM
Just finished packing up stuff for the yard sale at my lss. I hope most of it sells, I really don't want to bring any of it back. I filled all of my album refill pages with 840 pictures. But,I still have more. Not sure if I should keep the rest in photo boxes or buy more refills. Not too much progress on kits this week other than a little organizing and weeding out. I'm planning to keep plugging away. Kits are a major part of my supplies so I expect they'll take some time. I'm excited to show you guys my embellishments next week. Those are organized and the systems are working for me.

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Posted: 7/17/2009 1:09:17 PM
Jo-I'm so excited that you ripped your mags apart! I started a couple years ago and it was great! now I keep them 1 year and then rip away. can't wait to see the stack that's getting tossed!

aj2hall-can't wait to see your storage. My embellis aren't too bad either, but they can always use some tweeking.

I have some pics in slide in albums that need to come out, I've tried reorganizing them a couple times and now I just need to bite the bullet and pull them all out and start over. Lots are Christmas card pics from people and random shots of family. Gotta figure out the best option for them. pesky pictures causing us all so much trouble...

I actually have been working on a project a bit here and there, a mini album for DH-our 5 year anniv is in August, I was worried I wouldn't get it done (since the room got emptied), but I worked on it some yesterday and today and got quite a bit done.

hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Posted: 7/17/2009 6:24:03 PM
I am jealous Mickey! I really just want to create SOMETHING- I think its because through this journey I am finding alot of stuff I forgot about... the wheels are turning.

AJ2Hall- good for you taking your things to a yardsale! Just remember not to come home with anything that will require organizing!

Embellishment week should be interesting- I am not even going to think about saying I have it under control as those words seem to come back to haunt me each week as I dig deeper into my room.

Jo- I put pictures on photobucket.com that I want to put into the message board.

Tonight I am working on a pile of pictures I found that had slide behind my desk!! UGH just when you think you are caught up.


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Posted: 7/17/2009 8:07:41 PM
Vicki - did you use photobucket before? I am sad, as I spent some time on Picasa since it goes through Blogger and can't get them up here on the post. It's one of the reason I don't make as much progress as I get on sidebars... AND Vicki...I know where you hide...are you getting boxes?

It's no biggie ... but if you need some motivation for working the challenge through - go to my gallery and see how much magazine I just recycled and how little I'm keeping.

Thanks Mickey - now I just hope to keep up with the system. I haven't even touched the magazines... just CM and SU mags.

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Posted: 7/17/2009 8:15:49 PM
I really like the ideas this week. I have some kits done, I have cleaned out a storage box to hold some (may need a bigger box) and my next step is the popsicle sticks. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

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Posted: 7/17/2009 8:18:54 PM
Hey P's! We are in balmy FL and we board the cruise ship tomorrow so I will miss embellie week. I wanted to chime in now - you know I can't stand to be left out! - and share how I have mine.

I use the Scraponizers and I LOVE THEM!! I think I have about 4 sets. Now, they don't hold everything of course, but they do hold lots of my giblets: small Maya Road chipboard, Tim Holtz idealogy, bling, journaling cards and tags, Jenni Bowlin cards, etc. I will try to post a picture when I get back home.

I store my buttons in jars and my flowers in jars and my brads go into these Craftmates that I found at GASC 2 years ago. M's sells them on the beading aisle. Brads and hardware and Cats Eyes go into these craftmates.

I do my stickers and rub-ons in that 9x12 Cropper Hopper divided container, which unfortunately they may have stopped making. They are labeled topically and by holidays. That works pretty good for me. I undertook embellishments in general last year when I got those Scraponizers at GASC. Jomama, The Crafty Scrapper used to have them if you're interested. I like them because several of them can fit into those plastic "milk crates" and easily transport to crops and such.

Okay - time for a game before bed time. Ya'll have a great week and see you in the funny papers!


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