Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 9. Embellishments.

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Posted: 2/25/2010 7:10:14 AM
Good morning ladies!


This week we're organizing embellishments.

Here's the link for Wookiemouse's blog.

Here's the link for the two peas thread from the original challenge.


Question of the week: What embellishments do you use on every page? What embellishments can you not live without?


Right now, my embellishments are sorted/stored in a few different places. All of my primas are in jars sorted by color. All of my little odds and ends are sorted into a revolving spice rack and a 9-drawer unit. The things that I'm having "issues" with are all the new items that haven't even been opened yet (and there's more than enough of them). They're just tossed in baskets, still in their packaging. I just can't decide if I really want to open them all. I know, I know... packaging takes up more space, but...

Well, we'll see what happens.


ETA: I set this up so, not only can we access the links for the weeks we've already completed, but we can also see what we'll be completing in the weeks to come.


Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010).

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 1. Space Audit.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 2. Brainstorming.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 3. Clean Slate.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 4. Paper.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 5. Scraps.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 6. Photos.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 7. Ideas.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 8. Projects, Unfinished Pages, and Kits.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 9. Embellishments.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 10. Alphas

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 11. Non-alpha Stickers and Rub-ons

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 12. Ribbon, Thread, and Fibers

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 13. Stamps.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 14. Crop Supplies.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 15. Ink, Ink Pads, and Embossing.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 16. Paints, Glitter, and Stickles.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 17. Punches.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 18. Tools and Adhesive.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 19. Chipboard (Raw).

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 20. Die Cuts.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 21. Pens and Pencils

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 22. Dies for Die Cutting Machines.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 23. Templates.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 24. Memorabilia.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 25. Negatives.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 26. New Items and Keeping it Neat.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 27. Fonts.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 28. Cards and Card-making Supplies.

Organize Your Stuff Challenge (2010). Week 29. Room and Space Decor.



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Posted: 2/25/2010 7:36:17 AM
Morning Crisann! Hope your doing better than I am. I've gotten a little behind but am trying to catch up. I'll get there I promise.

Ok, embellishments. Deep breath, I'm so busted on this. I've got them stashed away like an addict would crack. I've got little baggies tucked here and there. I think I'm afraid I'll run out and never be able to buy anything again.

Slinking back into my room now.

Question of the week: What embellishments do you use on every page? What embellishments can you not live without? I seem to use a journaling spot, ribbon or something that can be adheared by a pop dot on every lo I do. I have a pop dot problem too.



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Posted: 2/25/2010 8:44:49 AM
is it Thursday already?!! Embelliishments!!!!! Aggggghhhh

Nantini take me with you!
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Posted: 2/25/2010 9:43:07 AM
uggghhhh another UGLY week...
My desk (a wonderful hand-me-down) has very shallow drawers, everything I tried to store in them either didn't fit or rolled to the back of the drawer. I finally lined the drawers with plastic ice cube trays, $1 store find, and have my eyelets, odd metal embellishments and charms in them.

Somewhere I saw the CK idea taken one step further. Buy the cheap framed cork boards, found at a local craft store and do "Brad Art"!!! Just push the brads into the cork and hang the "art" on the wall in your space. I filled 2 boards on the first go round Now I'm down to one very crowded board.

My problem is now "everything else" little jars of this and that, baggies full of bits and pieces, and bottoms of drawers covered in assorted stuff...

Val

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Posted: 2/25/2010 9:57:07 AM
Oh, I have a real love for my embellishments! Any and all of them! I have rolls of ribbons, packs of buttons, eyelets, and brads,.. I have a box about the size of a shoebox but taller chock full of unopened packages of embellishments and then another box the size of a small laundry basket of brads, eyelets, and snaps in their packages. My ribbon rolls are in three trays that "would" hang when I figure out where I want it! I am well supplied!


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Posted: 2/25/2010 10:33:20 AM
Oh, I have been dreading this week!

Like Nantini, I have hoarded embellishments like they will never be available for purchase again. I need a psychiatrist to explain why I am always preparing for a famine. Seriously, I need help. My stash was in every nook and cranny until Week 2 when I did the "clean slate." They are now resting comfortably in large storage bins. Overflowing large storage bins.

I read and reread wookie's blog this past week and have already given much thought to this week's challenge. Several days ago I went ahead and ordered several storage containers to corral this mess of mine.

At least I have a plan, which sometimes is half the battle for me. There are so many options for organization that I have a hard time settling on a solution that seems best. Drives me c-r-a-z-y!

My plan per wookiemouse's blog challenge includes:
1. Brads and eyelets in CH embellishment cases, which I started several years ago. I have tons I haven't put away though.
2. Medium Prima flowers in Ikea glass jars, the teeny, tiny ones in little glass jars, and the really large ones in a drawer, all sorted by color.
3. Skittle/Dew Drops - I don't have any!
4. Buttons in glass jars separated by color - need to sort a very large stock pile.
5. Rhinestones both loose and in sticker form are all going into a basket exactly as described on wookie's blog. These are totally unorganized so I'm starting from scratch.

My work is cut out for me - better get going!

Oh, yea, I forgot the miscellaneous - I'll get back with that later.

Angie




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Posted: 2/25/2010 10:51:19 AM
Yay, a new week! It's exciting to start on a new "topic" each week. It's like a clean slate every week. And I see small changes adding up now that we've been going at it for a while.

As for the question of the week; Lately I've reached for some kind of journaling spot for every layout. In addition, I have a weakness for mini brads, they make their way onto a lot of my pages.

But what I would have liked to answer is: "I'm a master user of ribbon!" I love ribbon, have tons, but are terrible at actually using it. Does anybody else feel the same way?

As for embellishments I have a sort of system. I'll need to tweak it some, but the bones are there. Actually I think I'll be back with pictures to share - it'll give me an excuse to pull everything out...

I noticed, reading the thread from the original challenge that they shared quite a lot of pictures. Thought it would be fun to do the same..


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Posted: 2/25/2010 11:02:26 AM
elinemom-i so agree with you. the final "assignment" for each week should be to post pictures of your progress. i was doing it at first on my blog, but even i've kind of slacked off...

i still have beads to sort/put away... don't ask-a 65% off sale got the best of me...



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Posted: 2/25/2010 11:05:17 AM
I got really lucky and scored a bunch of really pretty spice jars at a rummage sale for really cheap. Right now, my eyelets are in one (by color) and the brads are in another (again by color). I also bought some of those really cute metal wash pans (mini) from Michaels and the hold buttons and metal stuff. I have one of the MM wall organizers and these all fit perfectly on it, plus the 2 ribbon holders...but I would be a liar if I said all my ribbon fits on those 2 holders. I own one of those bags with a billion holes in it with ribbons sticking out of the holes, plus a bunch of the stackers that hold ribbon (I love ribbon).

I also have a cabinet and use plastic bins to hold larger embellishments.

I also still own (though am cutting down) the Crop in style sticker holders to hold the stickers/chip board embellishments.

So that is my system...it works pretty well for me...just have to go through it and cull it often.

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Posted: 2/25/2010 11:22:21 AM
I have been dreading this week. This is the first week where I will have to work my backside off. When I reorganized my scraproom last year I didn't sort my embellies. I just put them in labeled containers and my clip it up. Now I will really have to do this.


What embellishments do you use on every page? What embellishments can you not live without?


I would have to say journaling spots.

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Posted: 2/25/2010 3:02:49 PM
What embellishments do you use on every page? What embellishments can you not live without?
Brads Love them!
I do take most things out of their packets when I bring them home (not that I've been shopping recently!)


My brads & eyelets are sorted - they are in a CH embellishment case & it's worked for a few years now. Most buttons are also in there, though I do have a little jar with "vintage" buttons in that came from Grandma
Flowers are currently either tossed in a bin or in their original jars, they need sorting out.
Rhinestones/bling is all in one bin called "bling" - with my glitter etc ... I don't use bling an awful lot ... my stickles used to be in that bin too but they are now elsewhere ...

I scrap by colour & really think that organising by colour will help me - I tried it a while ago but got stumped with what should be in the "colour boxes" ... I have bought some of the little spice jars from IKEA and have put odd buttons, charms etc in there - but I think I could go a lot further with this concept.
Does anyone else organise by colour?

You know, I think it would really help me to have a full list of "embellishments" (I assume that ribbon is coming in a later week?)
so what am I missing ....

Brads, eyelets, flowers, photo turns, charms, clips, buttons ...

are we tackling chipboard this week too? My chipboard shapes are again tossed in a bin (I only have raw chipboard (the odd piece of white)

ooo - just thought of beads too - aagh!



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Posted: 2/25/2010 3:21:31 PM
Chipboard has a week of it's own, thank goodness! LOL That stuff has a life of it's own once it entered my scraproom! Just like dust bunnies, it multiplies!


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Posted: 2/25/2010 5:04:08 PM
UKHeli: I organized my embellies by color and I love it. I use the Iris 12 x 12 clear storage boxes and put the embellies in tiny jewelry-sized ziploc bags. It did take a lot of work to do this but it was worth it. HTH


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Posted: 2/25/2010 5:08:32 PM
This will be a long week for me as well but not because I have an extraordinary amount of embellishments. Mostly because I really want to think about how to best store them so I will use them.

Right now I have a magnetic spice rack with brads and buttons sorted by color and that works well. I have a drawer in my desktop organizer that has all my bling and that works well. And I'm mostly happy with the function if not the look of my flower storage.

What doesn't really work: I have ribbon in a bunch of places and often forget about the hidden ones. There are two drawers in my desktop organizer with random embellishments that I forget about and never use. And I have a tackle box with random metals that I think I can toss most everything from (except for some metal colored brads).




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Posted: 2/25/2010 5:38:49 PM
Pictures! Yes, I vote for that. I had good intentions of doing more posting of pictures, but some of these weeks have been really hard to finish.

In answer to the question, I would have to say brads. But my goal is to use up some more of my other stuff.

In the Clean Slate Week, I divided my small embellishments into 3 bins sorted by color. Warm, Cools, and Neutrals. Now I need to put them into three of those plastic divided storage containers.

I decided I wasn't using them if I left them in packages. So, I am going to give this a try.

Brads were already sorted in those small CH square containers. Obviously that was working since I use them more.

I will try to post some pix.


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Posted: 2/25/2010 6:27:48 PM
I have to admit I just found this thread as I've been a bit busy lately . . . adopted 2 boys from Russia in Oct and am just now at the "oh my goodness I need to scrap but my room is a disaster area" stage!

Any way, just found a solution for my flower collection that I wanted to share! Iris is making a new photo organization box for photos that has 12 individual flat boxes that hold 4 X 6 photos. Perfect for even the large bazzil flowers! Now all my flowers are in one spot, neatly and safely organized by color. Storing embellies by type rather than color has always worked for me, so this is a great system.

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Posted: 2/25/2010 6:31:34 PM
Ok, this week isn't going to be as hard as I thought. I just looked at the list and alphas, chipboard, ribbons, etc have their own week!!!

Ok, slackers get busy. I'm done! All my brads, picture turns, etc are in 2 of the craftmates oranizers. I'll be playing catch up from the last weeks.




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Posted: 2/25/2010 8:14:03 PM
Question of the week: What embellishments do you use on every page? What embellishments can you not live without? I don't know that there's anything that I use on every page but brads and eyelets probably come close.

All my really small stuff like eyelets, brads, etc. are stored in two Craftmates organizers. All my flowers are mixed together in a large apothecary type jar...I like to see the different colors next to each other. It gives me some ideas for color combinations that I don't think I would just come up with.

I've got some odd stuff like metal rimmed tags and fabric labels that I'm going to have to figure out what to do with. My bling that has no adhesive on the back is in the Craftmates organizers but I don't have a home for the self-adhesive bling that's on sheets. I'll have to figure those things out.




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Posted: 2/25/2010 9:08:37 PM
Crisann, thanks for printing the schedule out. When we began this challenge I printed it out and it has been very helpful in planning.

Nantini, how did you go from being busted this morning to being finished tonight?! Come help me if you are through. Please?

Angel, I will have to look up the iris photo box for flowers. It sounds like it may be perfect. Congrats on the adoption of your two boys!

Pictures would be wonderful. The only problem is I have no idea how to post them. Is it something I can easily learn?

Angie


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Posted: 2/25/2010 10:14:30 PM
What embellishments do you use on every page? What embellishments can you not live without?

Either bling or ribbon, of which i am accumulating quite a stash of each!


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Posted: 2/26/2010 1:22:30 AM
When I first saw embellishments, panic set in! But then, after reading wookie's blog, I only have to deal with brads, eyelets, and buttons for this challenge. I use all these equally on my pages and couldn't do without any of them!

Mine are mostly stored in Making Memories sortables. I actually have some empty ones so I have room to expand. And most of my SU embellies are stored in SU's round containers. I'll have to take some pictures of these.

I just need to round up all the ones that have gotten out of place.


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Posted: 2/26/2010 2:29:48 AM
Thanks Crisann, for posting the whole list of challenges! I was going through them and making a list yesterday, because I was wondering what we will be doing in upcoming weeks.

But it was also then I realized I had categories of embellishments that didn't fit into upcoming weeks... So, back to going through som more embellishments!

Nancy, I'm so glad you've got an easy week!

ETA:
I promised pictures, and here they are: Progress report on my blog

Hope to see some photos from your space, too!


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Posted: 2/26/2010 6:33:43 AM
Can we add a #30 week for "words"? I'm going crazy trying to store these.


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Posted: 2/26/2010 7:09:41 AM
kittykatz-what kind of words?

i'm glad to see everyone's making progress. i'll update mine this weekend.

angel-congrats on the adoptions!



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Posted: 2/26/2010 10:46:00 AM
elinemom-great job! I agree that pics keep you honest, and that is why I before and after'd every week on my blog. I agree that embellishments arent that hard, but it is the idea of commiting to an org system.

QOTW:eclectic, but like sherry m, I think bling or ribbon right now.

nantini- I think almost every week it has been like that for me (I have issues). You dread doing the task, you put it off, and then in 12 hours or less voila! it is done and you think...what was holding me back, this isn't so hard!


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Posted: 2/26/2010 11:59:23 AM
Angel, I totally overlooked what you said in your post about adopting from Russia. Congratulations! How old are they?

Scrappnbee, thanks! It feels good to see some progress. I didn't pull everything out of the room, I kind of regret that. Trying to organize in the midst of everything becomes quite messy. Now that I see change it's much more fun to keep going.

Now, I just need to spend a little time to actually scrap! I'm getting a bit fed up with the Olympics, so I think I'll scrap tonight.


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Posted: 2/26/2010 2:05:53 PM
Well, I'm back to the start here - I *thought* I had it sussed, but as I posted in my other thread, I don't think my little jars are the right thing after all, so I need more ideas on how to store my embellishments!
I totally WANT to embrace the colour thing, but I'm not sure how to!!



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Posted: 2/26/2010 2:50:12 PM
Good afternoon everyone.

I'm officially de-lurking this week. I've been following everyone's progress and impressed with all of your efforts. I've been trying to follow along too so I think what I will do is go back to the correct week and share my experiences rather than try to do it all in this post. Be patient with me that's a lot of typing and I may not finish today.

Angel - that is a fantastic idea for flower storage and will work for me. As soon as I figure out how to share all my before pictures you will understand my space constraints.

Scrappnbee - I love your blog!

Off to figure out the gallery and do a blog post to share a bit about me.


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Posted: 2/26/2010 4:46:38 PM
Angel- Congrats on your adoptions. I hope they feel home very soon.

Eclectic stuff- welcome to this challenge IRL. I think it is a good thing to post on the treats as they are reverence for us when we fall down a little sometimes I have put all the treads so far in my Watch List, so I can keep track of all posted comments here.



As for this week: brads and embellies are easy. They house in those pill sorting thingies. In it are 7 rows of four segments, all segments have their own lid. All 7 rows are loose. I have sorted by colour for all solid coloured small regular brads, photo turns and eyelets.
All the shaped eyelets and shaped and larger brads are in smaller sorting boxes. I have choosen the same colour for the pillboxes as for the other boxes: green is eyelets, blue is brads. They are all in my tote right now, but I'm not sure they will stay there... One thing to think about this week.

Flowers are all over the place: in some small plastic drawers, a plastic candy jar, a large tin and so on... Most of them are realy cheap ones, the more fancy ones (Prima etc.) have their own drawer.
I don't like it they are all chattered around, so I will work on this too. a lot of these cheap flowes are crumbled up. I have to find a way to better take care of my flowers!

Buttons... I have a little button addiction. Not the brand name buttons (although I have a small amount of those darling mini buttons, and have some other very nice ones too like creative cafe) but more the avarage 'grannies sewing kit' buttons. When I walk through the second hand store and I see that box of unwanted buttons I have to take some with me. They cost me almost nothing (last time ca. 100 for only 30 cents) butthey will end up in a small jar and that's it... I do have a ton of buttons I bought when I started scrapbooking. There was a garage sale style like thing with old stuff of the infentory of a fabric and sewing shop. They had tubes and zip-lock backs full of cheap buttons. so I went overboard and bought me 'some'. Since then I have shared alot of these buttons in swaps and RAKs and so, but I do have tons left.

I will finally sort out those buttons this week I hope. I have several old sauce bottles, jam and spice jars that I recycle for button storage. I will keep the brand name buttons all together in seperate jars. The other I will sort by colour. Metal buttons will have their own bottle/ jar.

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Posted: 2/26/2010 5:21:49 PM
Angie, I first read it as ALL EMBELISHMENTS. Then I saw that ribbon, alphas, fibers and chipboard weren't considered embelishments. WooHoo!!!

I went ahead and reorganized my organizer tht holds all the brads, phototurns, and eyelets. It took about 10 minutes. My buttons are already in jars sitting beside my Primas. Any other misc embelishments are already on my Clip it Up.

It's going to be a whole different story when we do alphas and chipboard. I'll be in the fetal position in the corner then.

I'll be glad to come help!



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Posted: 2/26/2010 5:46:08 PM
nantini-i'm right with you when it comes to chipboard... i have a problem with naked chipboard... it's everywhere...



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Posted: 2/26/2010 5:59:26 PM
Angel, I purchased the Iris photo cases today. Both M's and J's had them for 40% off. Love a sale!

UK Heli, I sort my embellishments by type and then further sort them by color. Are you wanting to sort by color as in putting all the blue buttons, blue flowers, blue brads, blue photo turns etc. together in one place? I would think one of those plastic cases by Akro-Mils that has 18 compartments inside would work if you have the space to have one case per color. Or, if you have drawers, you could assign one drawer per color and utilize drawer dividers in order to keep like items together? Would anything along those lines work for you?

Eclectic Stuff, welcome! The more, the merrier.

Nantini, I would give you directions to my house but I am having a hard time inputting your location - in my own world - into Map Quest, lol. But, thanks so much for offering!


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Posted: 2/26/2010 6:14:27 PM
My embellies are beautifully sorted!! Except for the newly purchased ones residing in a bin (or two LOL). Actually, I don't mind "digging" a bit, and I sort most stuff by theme. I got shipping boxes from Staples that are something like 13x9x2, and I have stickers and embellies for various themes in there. Things like buttons, charms, little pieces,etc are in small ziploc baggies in the boxes. Stickers, embellies. related chipboard, ribbon, etc, all in the box. And yes, I might have two or three boxes for one theme (bit of hoarder w/some things), but it's truly the system I've been happiest with.

Non-themed things like basic buttons, brads, eyelets, tags, etc are in Cropper Hopper embellie cases.

I love those Iris plastic photo cases too! They've been a great solution for sorting my dies actually (most of my dies are sizzix or quickutz).

Stickers and ribbon are probably the two most common embellishments on my pages.

artist-ju
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Posted: 2/26/2010 7:27:58 PM
Finally a week where I can maybe get a little more caught up. I organized my embellishments a few years ago and I find it still works pretty good. Flowers are sorted by color in the small SU cases from stamps. Ribbons are in litle zipped baggies by color and put on binder rings, all the other embellishments are in clear round stacking containers (as pictured). I also keep a little of each in my Scraprack travel tote in the embellishment page protectors so all I have to do is grab the tote when I go to crops and not have to debate about which embellishments I want to take. so this week I just have to tidy up a bit.
As for the QOW I don't know if there is one particular embellishment I always use on my pages, But I think I use flowers and brads the most.
embellishments



~crisann~
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Posted: 2/26/2010 7:49:29 PM
artist-ju-that's how i store all of my beads as well as some of my embellishments...



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Posted: 2/26/2010 8:29:49 PM
CrisAnn,

Words, such as the sticker definition words, words/phrases cut out of PP, word stamps that are often a part of stamp sets, magnetic poetry words, embellishment words (such as K&Co's epoxy words that aren't stickers), quote stacks, button words, ribbons stamped with words/phrases, chipboard words.

I prefer that my pages use related materials, not just random stuff, and I like to use words on them. But given the variety of the types I listed above, they are difficult to store together. And when they have a different word on the back side, like the K&Co "take-out" boxes do, it's impossible to store them alphabetically or by idea or theme.

Does that make sense?


Mr. Bingley

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Posted: 2/26/2010 9:30:55 PM
Her is a picture of where I store my embellishments. Its one part of my scrapspace that is pretty much finished.

closet space



KittyKatz
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Posted: 2/26/2010 9:47:32 PM
I have to move the cat and clean up my desk again before I take a picture of how I store many of my embellies (yeah, yeah, excuses). but I can post the other places.

I have two MM embellishment centers on my desk, leaning against the wall (since dh insists they are too heavy to mount). I have prima flowers in their bottles, AC felt/foam shapes, paints, buttons sorted by color, KI and Junkitz acrylic letters stored in IKEA jars by color. I also have one empty ribbon row which I haven't decided what to put into it.

My other desk has 4 IKEA FIRA units with all alpha letters/embellies sorted alphabetically by drawer. The two large drawers have the embellie type words and any metal backings (such as the Li'l Davis Designs word charms/tags).

(See pics of below here

Several of Jet Max cubes (3-drawer) hold embellies sorted by color, type, or theme. I also have one drawer of my library card catalog filled with metal frames in Sizzix cases. Themed buttons and charms are in divided organizers in one drawer of my SIS cubes (because it's heavy and too big to put in the LCC).

I have my eyelets, snaps, brads, conchos, clips, etc. stored in multiple CraftMates embellishment containers with the individual snaplock drawers. I keep a sample of all but the eyelets and snaps on a small corkboard by my desk as a reminder to use them.


Mr. Bingley

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Posted: 2/26/2010 10:27:13 PM
Ribbon!!! I love it and always use it!!! Flowers too

OOhhhh I love embelies!! I bought a bunch of little cute jars in different shapes, all smaller though, and I have all my brads, eyelets and other embelies in those, and they are housed on a spice rack. I have some other spice racks with those bottles filled with flowers and other stuff.



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Posted: 2/27/2010 3:27:01 AM
Jen, I love the embellishments towers! Your space looks so organized and nice - such a treat to see.

Do any of you have scrapping plans for the weekend? I've pulled out some vacation photos from 2008. My goal for the weekend is to get some of them attached to paper and put in an album


-hilde


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Posted: 2/27/2010 8:09:38 AM
scrapping plans? you're kidding, right?

i haven't even attempted to scrap since i emptied out my room...

though, now that you mention it, there's probably enough supplies back in there right now to get a few things done...

hmm... {thinking}... {considering it}... maybe i will work on a few things this weekend... what can it hurt? lol...



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Posted: 2/27/2010 9:37:09 AM
Not kidding, actually! I was thinking how much time I spend thinking about scrapping to find the best way to organize, and realized I had not actually scrapped in a while.

Scrappnbee is making layouts every week, so I thought I might try, too. I see how it could be difficult for those starting with a clean slate, though.

It was almost painful to cover my desk with stuff, now that I've worked to keep it clean, but perhaps I can learn to clean up after each project...

I've bought some cute planters at the garden center today. I was there to look for seeds and such, but the planters are for alpha week (I manage to make almost any trip a scrapbooking trip..)


-hilde


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Posted: 2/27/2010 10:14:48 AM
"Your space looks so organized and nice"

elinemom, I should really be honest and post what the rest of the room looks like, not really neat and tidy. Even today I've filled up that neat and tidy space with stuff because with my embellies done I'm trying to get caught up on the three weeks I missed. Hopefully when this challenge is done all areas will look like these pics.



UK_Heli
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Posted: 2/27/2010 10:32:10 AM
I can tell you, it's TOUGH doing LOs when most of your stash is elsewhere - you think (perfectly naturally) "I'll just ink the edges of ..." an dthen youhave to spend a few minutes finding the ink, and another few mins finding your ribbon, and a nother few mins finding anything else that's not paper, photos or now, embellishments


I'm still strugglling on embellishments. I know I need to do something, and colour sorting feels right, but I can't work out exactly how I'm going to do it, what needsto be included in the colour sort (ie do I put flowers by colour or keep one container of flowers?)



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Posted: 2/27/2010 11:41:38 AM
Link to pictures of how I decided to try my Embellishments storage.

Week 9 Embellishments



~june

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Posted: 2/27/2010 11:49:52 AM
Scrapping plans?

My problem is not only that everything got pulled out for the intial sort, but I have already lost some of the things we have already sorted!

Can't remember where I put them in the new system
This is really embarassing and frustrating. But, tell me it will get better!


~june

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Posted: 2/27/2010 1:34:45 PM
I love reading everyone's ideas.

For my button,brads, charms etc I use Craftmates. They really hold alot in a small space

I am still working on my kits so am trying to put any special embelishments that go with each paper pad or collection in the kit. This can include alphas, die cuts, etc.

~crisann~
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Posted: 2/27/2010 3:58:06 PM
so, we stopped at walmart...

they now carry a black modular furniture collection (something similar to the crop in style/store in style ones that are white)... i was looking at it... not as many options yet... drawers/shelves/doors/baskets, but still...

i want some! i want some!



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Posted: 2/27/2010 11:21:39 PM
WELL, spent at least 3+ hours re-organizing and working on better organization for my embellishments! Bought a 2nd iris Photo case, and have a bunch of misc embellies that doen't fit in other categories or are too big to go in my craft mates containers. Moved brads, and other small things around in their cases so that they are more "thematic", and have many of the purchases put away from the last 3 (YIKES !) CK conventions in PDX. I have looked back at previous weeks (as I joined late) and know I need work in a few other areas. Printed out the list and have notes beside the areas I want to work on.

Thanks for the welcome! And my boys are 4 years old and 10 years old (bio brothers), and we also have my dsd who is 13. If you want to read their story, check out our blog at www.gncole.blogpost.com.

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Posted: 2/28/2010 6:06:55 AM
So far I have colour sorted my 'vintage' buttons (All not scrapbrand ones). They garage sale tube ones (see my earlier post) are still were they were before, because there are so many of one colour. I don't want them to overtake my cute melange coloured jars!!!
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