Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010) Week 4. Paper

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Posted: 1/24/2010 11:39:13 PM
Here is a pic of my paper storage web page click here TFL

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Posted: 1/24/2010 11:42:31 PM
well, I spent several hours sorting and organizing paper today.
The good news is I no longer have files of papers I pulled for projects and never re-filed. I now know what I have. My pp is fairly well organized. I spent hours organizing my blue cs---I must have thirty shades, and I put all like papers together. I took any shade that I had more than five sheets of and put some of it upstairs,so that I could fit other colors in my desk as well.

But I don't feel done. I would like to move some more colors downstairs as well (got some browns downstairs but no black and I use black a lot.) I really need some more storage downstairs. I have my eye on a piece of furniture that I would like to repurpose but I need to convince dh that is a good idea.

I also think I have too much cs for the space I have. I used to be a primarily cs scrapper but now I use pp a lot more. Hard to purge bazzill though, you know?

Paper is my biggest issue and I think I will have to keep revisiting this one. It is organized now but not completely convenient.

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Posted: 1/24/2010 11:46:07 PM
OK I will try one more time with this picture thing and I haven't even had any wine!!! paper storage

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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:52:34 AM
Adriansmom, I love your paper storage!

My dh left this morning to go out-of-town for a couple of days, so I began in earnest spreading all my paper out in piles. And, spread out it is. My island and countertops in my kitchen are covered.

My goal is to have it all sorted by tomorrow, placed back in my CH paper holders by Wed., and labeled by the end of the week.

I have needed to do this assignment for a very long time and this challenge has been the perfect motivator for me. I thank each of you for taking this journey and enabling me to have accountability. Plus, misery loves company!

Angie

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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:59:46 AM
Adrainsmom, where did you get the cubes? I must have some!!

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Posted: 1/25/2010 5:12:00 PM

Question of the Week: I definitely don't expect an answer to this one right away. Some of you may already know. Some of you may have to think about it...

How are you sorting your paper...horizontally or vertically? by color/by manufacturer/by theme?



I have mine sorted in different ways. In one Iris cart I have all my cardstock organized by color. In the other Iris cart I have stacks and most of my pattterned paper sorted by color. I have one drawer just for Christmas paper. I have several sterilite drawers which has my favorite manufacturers that is sorted by line. It makes sense for me.
I don't think I have as much paper as most but I have plenty. Enough for a couple of lifetimes I bet. This is one area where I feel I have it under control.

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Posted: 1/25/2010 5:52:42 PM
Blog finally updated!

Answer to the question: vertical, then manufacturer (mostly), then solids, patterned etc, except Christmas.

I am hoping for an easy week this week because letting go of that paper from the 2002 clearance rack was HARD!

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Posted: 1/25/2010 7:48:13 PM
Ok, I still have more paper than what I have room for. I cleaned out one vertical storage holder (YAY) and put the patterned paper in some 12x12 binders that I had on my shelves just sitting empty so now I can page through them like my main pattern paper system. By the way for the person who wanted to know how to store two sided paper this binder system works really well for me. I put one sided paper back to back in one page protector and the two sided I leave single in the page protector so I can see both sides. When I didn't have that much pattern paper I found some really inexpensive 12x12 binders at a dollar store that were made for scrapbooking and just filled them with page protectors and then stuck my paper in them. binder system

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Posted: 1/25/2010 11:50:43 PM
Nantini- they are drawers I had made, then my hubby made the dividers.. it really works great, I have a whole wall with built ins, shelves, small drawers and ,8 drawers total for my paper, my goal is to take a pic of the whole room, thats why I need this challenge... lol thanks Bonnie

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Posted: 1/26/2010 1:49:57 AM
Scrapnbee: loved your blog as usual. I think I will have that struggle with all my inner selfs next week. I don't know if you have many scraps, but I have a lot and so that wouldn't be my easiest week...

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Posted: 1/26/2010 3:50:16 AM
Just posted my paper organisation. I am happy here
Thanks for all your help with ideas everybody!

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Posted: 1/26/2010 5:02:40 AM
So far I have sorted most of my paper & card into piles by colour (or dominant colour) - I scrap by colour mostly so all my vellum, papers, cardstock is together.
My colour groups are:
red/pink
orange/yellow/peach
green
blue (inc aqua/teal)
purple
brown
black/grey
white & cream
and finally "everything else" which are basically what I call rainbow papers, those which are so multicoloured that they can't be put anywhere else!

I think I need another pile for metallics - by that I mean silver/gold/copper not bling/glitter which goes with colour.

I have another pile for very themed papers - like the ~6 disney ones I have, some faith papers, a couple of sheets of casino themed papers that I intend to use when I scrap my Las Vegas pics, some music themed stuff etc. Oh, and Christmas - but I scrap so little Christmas stuff that this needs a mega-purge!
I do have a very very small number of papers sorted by manufacturer - one BG set which hasn't yet been opened, a set of & 3 sheets of Sassafras that go together

For double sided papers I've filed them by the side I like most!
I have a slight dilemma over my Core-dinations whitewash - Part of me thinks it should be filed in white/cream but then I wonder if I should file it by the under-colour?

Once I've finished sorting the last 3" that I haven't managed yet, I will tackle each colour in turn & try to purge as much as possible. At that point I will need to decide if I am sticking with the Artbins that I have, or trying a different method of storage.

I am still not sure what to do with my smaller papers. I think I will use them far more if they are sorted by colour & kept with the 12x12 ... if I need a piece of red, I go first to the 12x12 box & forget that I may have a suitable 8x8 piece that will be large enough for matting the photo or whatever - I do reach for my scraps, but never then go to the smaller sheets of paper/card! I only reach for the 8x8 when I'm specifically making an 8x8 page!
Unfortunately even with a lot of purging I don't think I can realistically make my 12x12, A4, 8x8 & 6x6 papers in one color family all fit into one of the slim artbins that I currently have ... maybe I need to use magazine files for the smaller sizes & *hope* I get into the habit of checking there first!

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Posted: 1/26/2010 8:59:33 AM
So far, I have 9" of purged paper. I would love to give it to an organization that could use it. Does anyone have a suggestion?

ScrappnBee, all my inner selves have been having a war with one another while I am going through my paper! The worst is hoarder me who is simply awful. I am so ashamed and appalled of her and all of the crap - I mean scrap(!) - paper she has accumulated over the years. Seriously, though, I do love your blog.

Angie

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Posted: 1/26/2010 9:21:38 AM
Thank you Martine-peatime and Abeatt! Thanks for being my comfy couch for therapy time!!!!

Martine Pea- for better or worse, scraps "should" be easy as I have 5yr old preshool DD who loves to use my punches, and therefore keeps my scrap stash under control...no matter what Inner Horder Me wants!

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Posted: 1/26/2010 9:51:06 AM

all my inner selves have been having a war with one another while I am going through my paper! The worst is hoarder me who is simply awful.

Oh, I know! I am on my second time of going through my paper and purging more. Hoarder Me is not happy about getting rid of even more paper. I have stopped asking myself simply if I love a paper, but also if I can see myself using it. This is really helping. I now have about 12" of purged paper...and am not quite done yet.



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Posted: 1/26/2010 10:31:05 AM
I don't know what you have in your area, but many care homes, day centres for the elderly or disabled, churches or groups like girl scouts or schools will most likely LOVE your unwanted paper! They'd be absolutely ecstatic if you could spare an hour or two to go along and run a class with them teaching them how to use it!!


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Posted: 1/26/2010 2:47:59 PM
Abeatt: I was going to suggest the groups UK-heli just did...

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Posted: 1/26/2010 4:10:40 PM
My paper is purged and sorted. I purged 1/2 inch of my 6 1/2 inch stack of papers. So I am down to 6 inches. Here is my HUGE stash!. Yes, that is all of it!

I have one 12x12 CH Expo for cardstock, one 12x12 paper organizer for SU pp and one for other pp. I'm waiting on an order for one more which will hold my few pp packs.

The only thing I still need to do is find a good way to carry it to crops. That will have to wait until week 14. I have a feeling I'm going to have to totally redo my crop bags that week.


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Posted: 1/26/2010 5:16:54 PM
I've sorted "orange & yellow" - I haven't purged that much, but anything that struck me as something I prob wouldn't use has gone to the "get rid of" pile. What's left just fits into an artbin.
The colours in this box range from palest chiffon lemon to deep coral & burnt orange so it's quite a colour pallette!
I have started on the "pink & red" box but am really struggling - there's too many variations of colour - it's the purpley reds that are bothering me I'm wondering where red ends & purple/plum starts!

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Posted: 1/26/2010 6:14:07 PM
ScappnPea, I am jealous of your Girl Friday. I need my own Girl Friday right now to help me lug all my paper spread out all over the island and counters in my kitchen down to my basement scrap room.

Dulcemama, I now have 12" of paper to donate, too. Like you, I need to go through it one more time. The inner selves had a game of tug-of-war over every sheet of paper in that pile. I am emotionally exhausted. I am hoping to get my strength back for round 2.

I have learned a valuable lesson, though. I never, ever need to purchase a pad of 12x12" paper again. I don't care if M or HL or any other store is giving the stuff away.

Thanks UK Heli and Martine-peatime for the donation suggestions.

Oh, UK Heli, I am struggling, also, on all the variations of paper. I hate those dark pinks that border on being red or those blue-greens. Do they go in the blue pile or the green pile? Drives me crazy

Weaser, I envy you for having a manageable amount of paper neatly organized.

Looking forward for this "fun" week to be over!

Angie

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Posted: 1/26/2010 8:37:48 PM
I am happy with my paper organization. I have PP stored horizontally in a rack I got from a LSS. My CS is organized vertically by color.

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Posted: 1/26/2010 9:15:37 PM
I too had a little trouble with the colors that could go in multiple colors. I tend to use mostly reds and blues (although I have mostly purple - my favorite color). So if a sheet was a combo of blue and green, I put it in the blue folder since that's where I would look first.

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Posted: 1/26/2010 9:28:14 PM
To help with the blue/green...purple/red problem:
if you check my blog, you can see a pic of my pattern papers on the floor and see that the last 2 columns were my patterns that "read solid"... they went white to green, green/blue, blue, purple (next column) purple/red, red, orange, yellow, parchment, brown.

..breaking the rainbow and putting purple and red in the middle just works for me...

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Posted: 1/26/2010 10:07:50 PM
My paper is organized! It took so long.......I'm not good at making decisions. I knew I wanted to sort my pp by manufacturer. I knew I couldn't spend anything on storage. I have a few vertical holders and the beast (a white wire spinning rack I bought from a LSS) The beast does not match my room - but it is very practical it holds a ton of stuff and does not take up too much room. It has 12 horizontal spaces for paper (6 on each side). I considered using these spaces for cardstock, decided it made more sense to put that vertical since I don't have very much- it all fits in one CH holder- that way I didn't have to decide if something was more blue or green I just sorted it like the color wheel. I decided to use one of the top spaces for my pages in progress - pages that I knew I would finish relatively soon & the other top space for my Basic Grey. I know my Basic Grey won't collect dust because I use it and/or add to it often. I also used one horizontal space for my diecut paper(that just made sense.) The other open spaces I filled with paper that made me happy - since I can see it it made sense to me. The rest of my paper went in hanging files, or whatever vertical storage containers I had. I pulled out my label maker and labeled it all - all sorted by manufacturer except for Christmas, halloween, wedding, vellum, transparency. I can't believe how long it took to label it all.

I only purged 8 pieces of paper. In my defense I can not give up my Chatterbox or my Scenic Route they don't make it anymore therefore it is a collectible. I feel the same way about some of my retired Basic Grey. I will use it........like a rare wine, because I spent more time collecting paper rather than using it I am not tired of it. As long as I have the space for it I am keeping it. I did not stack my paper and measure it but, I am sure I have less than 2 feet.

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Posted: 1/26/2010 10:43:41 PM
How do I store my paper? I store my paper horizontal in iris carts. American Crafts and Doodlebug get their own containers. I have one other container that holds Basic Grey, Chatterbox, and a few other brands I like. I have a few other containers that are theme... Disney, Holiday, etc. Everything else is by color.

I had to flop things a little and sorted through most of my patterned paper last week. I had already purged quite a bit last summer but I managed to purge another inch. I still have cardstock and a few theme containers left to go through. DH did put together my new table and expedit today. He'll put the other expedit together tomorrow and then I'll finish boxing everything up and out of here. If I could have done it myself those cubes would have been put together the second we got home Saturday night.

I don't have many scraps so next week will be easy for me. I'll be able to catch up and prepare for week 6. Photos are definitely a project that's going to take much more than 1 week.

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Posted: 1/27/2010 6:09:15 AM
aargh! I just found another 3" of paper that I forgot that I'd put on one side when I had to move a couple of boxes of "stuff" the other day!
I'll finish sorting that later (I *know* it's all Bazill & a lot of it the now-retired colours so there is no way it's going straight into the purge pile!)

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Posted: 1/27/2010 6:35:59 AM
UK Heli, I just found a stack of paper, also! It would have been so easy when I had all the piles laid out, but now it will be a pain to incorporate.

Scrapsomniac, congrats on finishing. I cannot wait to be able to type those words. Unfortunately, I have lots more to do before checking this week off the list. I love you named your paper rack the beast - how funny. I, like you, am keeping all my "fine wines," especially my Scenic Route.

Angie

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Posted: 1/27/2010 9:06:26 AM
It is Wednesday of Paper Sort Week 4, and I am just getting to the sorting.

I have been reading the posts and thinking this through, and I think that I will store Patterned Papers vertically by Color, Manufacturer, Theme, and also a category in the front of the file drawer called New Papers.

I plan to cycle those out of the New Papers file after I have used what I want on a current project. Then they move back to PP filed by color.

My solids are filed by Color with a few Bazzill Solids in their own Dividers because I have the 50 sheet packs in a few colors that I use as basics.

Now to sort and purge! I expect the Patterned Paper to be the worst. It will be nice to have it all sorted and where I can actually find what I am looking for.

Angie, 12", that is great. I only have an inch and a half so far, but I will keep at it, because that first inch was so freeing. Yay!



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Posted: 1/27/2010 9:17:06 AM
i*scraps-you can do it! One inch at a time is the way to go! ...and if you can't decide to keep or purge, put it asside for last so you don't fizzle out!

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Posted: 1/27/2010 9:21:44 AM
Thanks ScrappinBee!

I agree, some of this stuff is going to wait until the last. Or maybe some week where I don't have anything to organize in a category, then I will catch up on the one that is lagging behind.

It is great to have the support of this group!

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Posted: 1/27/2010 11:57:24 AM
Thanks Angie- don't worry you will finish. I think I had a little bit of an advantage over some of you because I have a scrapbooking business - purchasing is one of my jobs so I have to know the papers by manufacturer.

Pitje - love your paper storage boxes - putting the paper between the files was brilliant.

I am dreading next week -scraps ugh!

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Posted: 1/27/2010 12:41:21 PM
I've been kind of missing in action this week. Partly because of weekend plans and crazy times at work, partly because I got a head start on paper earlier. I've been slacking, to tell the truth..

My paper pile is about half of what it used to be. Happy about that!

I organize my paper by manufacturer and line. My brain works that way to remember different pp. Plus, my pile is now so small that I can thumb through it if I want to find something to match from a different line.This method helped when I purged, too. I looked at all sheets in a line and went - nah, won't probably use that line - instead of pondering every sheet.

And it actually feels good to get rid of the 50%, it feels much more managable!

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Posted: 1/27/2010 2:51:10 PM
Yeah to all those who are finished!
I'm plodding on but getting increasingly stressed about it! I work by color. I *know* color is the right way to sort and I am desperately trying NOT to be a perfectionist but if I keep passing papers between two piles it's going to stress me! Would it be so very against the principle of this organising/purging to see if I can get hold of a couple more boxes and introduce a couple extra categories? I'm thinking one for "plum" (those purple-reds), one for teal/aqua, one for cream/beige (separate it from white & take the palest browns out - I'm struggling to work out where cream finishes & brown starts!) and maybe a "coral" - for those orangey pinks that look totally out of place in the "orange" box & also the "pink" box!!

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Posted: 1/27/2010 3:14:23 PM
I hear ya, UK. I ended up just keeping the cardstock system that worked for me - by color - and tweaked it a little by dividing lights/mediums/darks. I added a few extra slots for those blended colors I seem to reach for often - like teal and rust. The rest of the blended colors, I left with the color in which I had originally filed them as I feel I would normally look for them there.


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Posted: 1/27/2010 5:33:09 PM


Would it be so very against the principle of this organising/purging to see if I can get hold of a couple more boxes and introduce a couple extra categories?




UK Heli - I think this would be perfectly acceptable to have plum, teal, beige, and coral category. If these categories work for you, I say add them. You shouldn't have to be stressed about where to sort your teal papers!

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Posted: 1/27/2010 7:33:32 PM
I agree! whatever works for you...there is no point in "organizing" if it makes it more cumbersome to Create!

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Posted: 1/27/2010 11:25:08 PM
hey girls!

the "kids" are still sleeping in my studio. i told my bf that she needs to make a decision about what she's doing, so i can do some creative rearranging. she mentioned getting a job/staying up here. not a big deal, but as it stands, i can't even get to my scrapbooking stuff, so...

this weekend, i'm going to pick me a room and get to it. looks like i'll be doing paper/scraps together.

how's everyone else?

scrappnbee-loving your blog as usual

everyone else-you're making progress. i've been checking in daily, even though i haven't gotten anything constructive done this week.

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Posted: 1/28/2010 5:37:35 AM
I put all of my paper in 12 x 12 sterlite drawers. My patterened paper took 2 drawers, then I seperated my holiday paper and put it in 1 drawer. I have 12 drawers of solid cardstock seperated by color and 1 drawer with my SU DP only. I've purged so much on paper and it still seems like I have alot .

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Posted: 1/28/2010 8:07:32 AM
crisann, we will hang in there with you no matter how long it takes! It is going to be OK. We can do this.

Color Sorting. I am thinking about doing everything really simply and making categories of Warm Cool Neutral instead of roygbv.

May do my embellishments that way too.


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Posted: 1/28/2010 8:09:56 AM
Huge congrats to all those who have finished this weeks challenge!!!

Crisann, sorry the "kids" have thwarted your plans. Hope you can steal some time and space this weekend.

UK Heli, I agree with creating making more categories. The number of categories does not matter as much as what works best for you. I am definitely going to have a teal/aqua category because I never can remember if I need to look in the greens or the blues.

I am not going to finish my paper by today, but that is OK since the challenge of scraps is not a problem I need to work on (just about the only week that isn't a problem). I put most of my paper back into holders but now need to alphabetize the holders arranged by company and theme and then label all.

Sending out encouragement to all those still working. We can do this!!!

Angie


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Posted: 1/28/2010 10:20:48 AM
Thank j*scraps! Thanks Abeatt!

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Posted: 1/28/2010 12:42:50 PM
How are things going? We're getting to the end of week 4 - has the first week with "real organizing" taken its toll?

I'm a bit bummed right now. My weekdays have been very full of other things than organizing, and I miss sorting and purging... Meanwhile my desk, which was clean, is again covered in stuff. Stuff being pages I'm ripping out of old scrapbooking magazines, office supplies, a couple of stray school books, receipts and bills which should be filed

I know it's lame - all the things on the desk have their homes, I'm just not putting them there.. And I'm sitting here peaing instead of spending the time organizing. But I'm trying to work on photos and I'm not quite sure how to.... so, I procrastinate....

help...

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Posted: 1/28/2010 1:14:40 PM

has the first week with "real organizing" taken its toll?

It's starting to. I sorted all my paper and purged as I went. Then I went through all my catagories a second time and purged some more. Now I have been looking sideways at my stack of purged paper and I want to go through it again and rescue some of my beloved paper... Especially hard is that I decided to limit myself to no more than 2 sheets of one design and 3 sheets if it is double sided. So there are some patterns that I really love that I had to purge a piece or 2 of. And they're just squashed in that pile, unloved and unable to breath...poor things...

I need an intervention.



fastmommie
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Posted: 1/28/2010 3:57:20 PM
I have not gotten a chance to do any purging or organizing this week! UGH!!
I know that I want to now store my 8.5x11 cardstock vertically. I need more magazine holders for it. and then I'm second guessing if that will make it harder to carry to crops? (I may go to 2 in a years time! lol) Yes, I think I'm OVER thinking everything!

Hopefully tomorrow will be a scrappy day for me!

UK_Heli
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Posted: 1/28/2010 4:52:23 PM
I *think* I know what I'm going to do now now - it just depends on being able to purchase more boxes at the weekend (not sure if I can get them locally) ...
I'm frustrated though - I really wanted to scrap tonight & I can't find half my stuff! So far my page has 1 sheet of pp, 1 sheet of cardstick (both from the orange/coral that's been sorted) & some brown ink that I managed to find after 10 mins of rummaging! It needs something else at least but I suspect this is going to be a VERY simple LO!!

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Posted: 1/28/2010 7:28:11 PM
Don't worry crisann! We'll drag you along! And you can purge to the kids to keep them occupied....maybe

UK Heli...this too shall pass...LOs will get easier!

To those stalling...I am a proud, card carrying member of Procrastinators Annonymous and I feel your pain...if an inch is too much... just sort 5 pieces at a time... and trust me the before and after pic thing works...and if you only sort 5 inches...Hey! That is 5 more inches that you will probably actually use!

If I can do this...you can too!!!! (I also have an exclamation point addiction)

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Posted: 1/28/2010 8:58:07 PM
Hey gals - a Wookiemouse Alum dropping in! I couldn't resist a drive-by shout out on Paper Week. It was a universal bear for all of us....HANG IN THERE!! It'll be worth it when you're done!

UK_Heli
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Posted: 1/29/2010 4:43:18 AM
I love the idea of asking someone else what colour a piece of paper is!
I live alone & whilst I do have an OH, I only see him alternate weekends but more than that, he is color-blind which made for some interesting piles when he helped me sort before!
I s'pose I could turn up at work with a heap of paper, but I think asking the graphics guy who sits at the desk opposite me would be more problematic - he doesn't use the name of any color without backing it up with the pantone code (printers code) or some similar caveat! You can ask him what colour the chair is & whilst anyone else would just say "blue" he'll still be there in 15 mins giving you indepth analysis about it!!

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Posted: 1/29/2010 9:38:46 AM
Hey there, Pennyscraps. I love your drive-bys.

Kris74
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Posted: 1/31/2010 3:19:44 PM
Seriously. WHERE did the last week GO???
Congrats to everyone who's finished this week!! Great work! And for those of you who need encouragement, know that I'm still behind you seeing as I'm starting waaaaay late on this one!!

I do like how I store my paper (80% vertical in Cropper Hopper's), but the problem is there is WAY too much of it!! I'd love for the paper I have in IRIS cases/Sterlite drawers to be able to fit in the CH's so I can use those for something else. So I guess I'd better get cracking

My cardstock in 3 CH's - neutral,warm and cool. I love that someone else had that same idea!! I also have one magazine holder for 8 1/2 by 11 white and cream paper handy.

90% of patterned paper is by mfr, 10% by theme.
I find sorting by colour it too hard for me as I have so much striped/dotted/swirly paper then I give myself a headache trying to figure it out.

The themes I have are:
Christmas
Fall& Hallowe'en
Words
Specialty Vellum
Wedding - I have sections for each of my sisters with their colours
Boy (papers I've set aside specifically for my DS or nephews).

OK - enough peaing .... need to purge. Wish me luck!
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