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

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Posted 2/25/2010 by ~crisann~ in General Scrappin'
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McLisa
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Posted: 2/28/2010 6:28:57 AM
Just getting around to the embellishment week challenge. We had two unexpected (preventative in nature, but not necessary) snow days on Thursday and Friday, and even my kids are tired of missing school.

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

I'm most into chipboard right now since I've finally mastered covering the stuff. Having the right tools to file the edges has made all the difference in my finished products.

Brads are a staple on most pages. So easy to use and extremely versatile. Any one need some eyelets? I purchased a gazillion when I first started scrapping and never use them anymore.

So my embellishments are everywhere.
I have 2 CTMH embellishment cases that hold all my CTMH coordinating brads, hinges, photo and spiral clips, snaps and some matching buttons. Non-CTMH embellishments are all over the place.

I recently purchased a base-only Clip-It-Up that holds rub-ons (love them and have a ton), sparkle bling, a few packs of stickers, some chipboard and misc. metal stuff like mini frames, bookplates and photo corners.

One top drawer in my desk holds stuff that couldn't be hung on the Clip-It-up, including vellum quote stacks, those unused MM eyelets, giant paper clips, buttons and tiles. That's the junk drawer for anything I couldn't house elsewhere.

Have a set of 4 clear jars (maybe meant to be kitchen cannisters?) that have a hodge podge of stuff in theme including a bunch of colored/worded binder clips I purchased from QVC years ago and have only used 1 on a Halloween layout.

So you can see my stuff is scattered everywhere. I've tried to keep my CTMH stuff separate from non-CTMH things, but it's not working. Maybe once I get things completely organized it won't matter that stuff is mixed together. I'm starting on the Clip-It-Up and the cases, since they hold the most volume. From there, who knows?!

Side bulletin ... the bloggers in this challenge have spurred me on to start my first blog. Kinda fun posting, but I have a lot to learn on the computer side. It's a mixture of family, crafts and whatever I think is worthy of posting, but doesn't have the humor of ScrappnBee's blog. Maybe that will come in time as I figure out the whole blog thing.

Off to add my blog to my signature here at 2Peas. Not much on there yet. Everyone have a great day! O-R-G-A-N-I-Z-E !!


Lisa ~~

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McLisa
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Posted: 2/28/2010 6:50:17 AM
~crisann~, ScrappmBee, RNMOMMY and craftydispatcher -

OK, I figured out how to link photos to a post and I was pretty proud of myself with that. But ...

How the heck do I get my blog in my signature as a click-on link?
And how do I insert 2Peas badges into my signature?

After this challenge is over I'm working on my computer skills!


Lisa ~~

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Posted: 2/28/2010 7:58:52 AM
McLisa-

To insert badges into your signature: i uploaded them to photobucket, then copied and pasted the direct link into my signature, under my account here at two peas...



~crisann~
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Posted: 2/28/2010 8:01:11 AM
mclisa- here's the link for the signature... copy and paste in my signature under my account and remove astericks, k?

[*URL=http://sweetchatterthatmatters.blogspot.com/] my blog [/URL*]

(notice where i typed in "my blog"-you cah change that to whatever you want... i used the title of my blog there...)



McLisa
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Posted: 2/28/2010 8:57:08 AM
Thanks crisann! Got the blog link working in my signature.

I've never used Photo Bucket, so I'll wait for DH's help on the badge.


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Posted: 2/28/2010 11:37:34 AM
you're very welcome, mclisa!

it took me a little while to figure out all the things you could do with your signature as well, so...


my s/o just paid off (with my money, ofcourse) two of my credit cards-the majority of both were (from before the holidays and before we started this challenge)... yep, you guessed it: scrapbooking and jewelry-making supplies... i certainly "got in trouble" for that one. he said he has half-a-mind to take the credit cards off of me.

really, but why? men just don't get it, do they? lol...



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Posted: 2/28/2010 4:29:24 PM
Scrapbook Plans? Just got back from 12-midnight Fri/ 9-midnight Sat crop at my church, and know that any embellishment storage must be modular, since we scrap every month.

KittyKatz- I am jealous of your card catalogue! It is awesome.

UK Heli- If you notice, many of my layout are pretty basic right now. There is no chance of it taking awesome scrapper of the month right now, but that is OK. Also, it makes you realize what you really want to use, and that stuff I am making sure I have easy access right now, and as I reorganize.

I*scraps &artist-ju- great organization. OCD Me is very impressed!

Crisann-no worries s/o will get over it. Make your next 2 Los of s/o and it will make him happy

McLisa-Congrats on your blog…this is my first blog ever too.

Welcome Angel& Eclectic Stuff! It is always good to add another!


-Amanda-
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Scrap last month by the end of this month...all year

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Posted: 2/28/2010 11:51:13 PM

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


The ones I can't live without, is that referring to the ones I like to fondle or the one I actually use? Anyways, at this point I can't bring myself to part with my lovelies so I guess I have to try and make them more usable/accessible and so to work.

I checked my online scrapbook for the last year. I don't use anything consistently. I have to question why I buy embellies since there are hardly any on my pages and if I question buying them why am I storing them?

If I can exclude ribbon, chipboard, die cuts, stickers, rub-ons and glitter most of the stuff fits in here, as long as fit doesn't mean that the lid stays on and I don't count the flowers which are tucked in the rolling tote and a drawer and in ...

Since I can't do a clean sweep, I decided to gather all of the embellishments one type at a time and sort them. Here are all the flowers in one place in the process of being sorted. I have to label the containers before I can show you a finished picture. Not done yet but it's progress.

I found CD cases that are sized perfectly for my cubbies. They fit almost as well as drawers would. Hopefully things don't get lost in the back any more.

Abeatt - thanks for the heads up about the sale. I went yesterday and bought a few of those photo cases to fit into my new 'drawer'.

I found containers at Big Lots for $1 that are the size of a pack of cream cheese, stick of butter, and small pack of sliced cheese. I used a couple of the cream cheese and butter sized ones for flowers.

elinemom - I would love to all my pages look like a garden but they don't. At best I use 1 or two flowers. (something about being in an all male house)

artist-ju -beautiful, with a bit of work the rest of your room will look as good.

kittyKatz - I love your library card file.

UK-Heli - I've semi-sorted flowers by colour for a while now and am thinking about reorganising the rest of the embellishments from type to colour. Two days of flower gathering and sorting has done me in for a bit though.

I can totally identify with the stash being everywhere. My problem is that it is too compact. Finding anything requires moving everything else first. I'll just ink the edges means move the totes, shuffle the box piles so I can get a shoebox of ink out of the closet. Lift the lid and watch everything explode out, then get the ink. Its not a lot of fun anymore. I want it to be fun again.

Thank goodness die cuts get their own week.







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Posted: 3/1/2010 9:09:53 AM
ecletic stuff-LOVE your layouts! They are too awesome!

I am impressed that all of your embellies fit in one box! I SO couldnt do that! I think that means I need to scrap more! thanks for the pics!


-Amanda-
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Scrap last month by the end of this month...all year

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Posted: 3/1/2010 10:56:21 AM
Even if i do not own alot of stuf (i thought...) i got a little overwhelmed this week. My stuff was all over the place and realy needed to be more together.
I left my flowers as they are (for now atleast, see how much space i have left at the end of this process...) the ones i use most are in a candy jar on a shelf above my workspace and all the others in a big glass jar in a cabinet.
I have a spicerack that have small flowers in them i still am trying to dicide what will go in the other ones so it will look nice but i also want the things that i use the most, can not figure that out
yet. Put my brads in a pill container that was lying around in my house.(i think it is like the one Martine peatime discribed.)
I also have embellishments and alpha's in mosterd and pesto jars that sit on my pull out shelf above my papers right beside my workspace. There is room for more but the jars fill up much faster then we can empty them
finaly my hardware cabinet holds everything else that is small but i do not use very often.
As for this weeks Question, well that is the question(...) Is there anything that i use often?? can't figure that out yet. accept for journaling done on the computer i can not think of something that i use on every LO. Maybe i have a look in my gallery to see

Oh and I,m all for pictures so here are mine pictures



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Posted: 3/1/2010 12:45:08 PM
I love this thread!
Every time I open the thread there are new posts.

I was soo bummed with the planters I bought for sticker alphas. They're so cute, but sadly, not wide enough. I'll return them and see if I can find something similar, but I'm so disappointed because they don't have wider ones that look the same.

I'm intrigued by sorting embellies by color... but not ready to make the leap. I tend to think in terms of "brads", "journaling spot", not red or black. But I see how it can be useful. Maybe next year?

For now, I'm calling embellishment organizing done


-hilde


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Posted: 3/1/2010 4:43:26 PM
blog's up...but it's for week 8 ...I am still Olympics jet lagged.
pitje- thanks for sharing the photos. I love that big storage unit you have!!

elinemom-most of my stuff is sorted by type. Brads together. Buttons together. Ribbon...etc. However, my CTMH stuff is sorted by color...because it came in tubes of jars of different embellies of 1 color... and I have found myself sometimes looking for say a green brad, then switching or adding others when I looked at them, even though my brain would never have made the leap to a big swirly paperclip would be just the right touch! on its own...


-Amanda-
...Acording to the laws of Physics a bumblebee cannot fly. Her wings are too little to lift her into flight. However, somebody forgot to inform the bee!...
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Scrap last month by the end of this month...all year

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Posted: 3/1/2010 6:13:45 PM
ScrappnBee, I love the way you organized your kits, I still haven't tackled that one yet as I missed that week and decided to jump in where everyone else was and catch up later.



j*scraps
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Posted: 3/1/2010 6:40:00 PM
Scrappin bee, I really like the way you numbered your Projects.

I am in the same boat with jen. That box of my unfinished projects is still not organized, so I think I will try setting up the box in order and number them, since I have done all I am going to do on Embellishments.

I am liking all the pictures. Thanks everyone.



~june

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Posted: 3/1/2010 7:11:00 PM
I started the challenge on the original round, but fell behind so I am finishing some projects down now... I just finished my small embelishment tray. I'll post pics later on

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Posted: 3/1/2010 7:40:04 PM
I'm all about the idea of: "at my own pace." I'm really rather lazy.

Ok, so weeks 8 & 9 are up on my blog.

Weeks 8. Projects, Unfinished Pages, and Kits & Week 9. Embellishments

I've noticed, so far, there are some things I have alot of and some things I have very little of... for example, embellishments: very little of. don't know how that happened...

beads: alot of. just for entertainment, one of these days, I'll post my beads (after I finish getting those organized).

another thing, naked chipboard: alot of... my personal obsession. lol...



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Posted: 3/1/2010 11:39:35 PM
Thanks i*scraps and artist-ju!

Crisann- I am amazed that you can fit your embellishments into such a small space! (minus the the chipboard and ribbon, I know). I have lots of beads too...I think they multiply in the dark

My question to those with all of the cute little jars...
how do you pack for crops? or do you not crop outside the house?

...just asking because it seems that they would look cute in a house but not be practial on the road...


-Amanda-
...Acording to the laws of Physics a bumblebee cannot fly. Her wings are too little to lift her into flight. However, somebody forgot to inform the bee!...
OLW 2011: EMBRACE!, 2012: JOURNEY
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Complete Organization Challenge: my org challenge blog
Scrap last month by the end of this month...all year

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Posted: 3/2/2010 2:54:40 AM
Pitje- those are exactly the ones I was talking about! I have them also with clear inserts and the outer box coloured.. Good old Xenos ha!

Thanks for posting!

I had also a lot of fun reading all the blogs and seeing all those nice pictures.
I will post some pictures some day, when I have made some nice ones with a GOOD WORKING digi-cam...

pitje
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Posted: 3/2/2010 4:00:22 AM
Crisann, thanks for the list at the beginning of the post, I like that we can see now what is comming up without surching for it.
Electric stuff congrats on the de lurking, it is much more fun! ( it took me awile to... 5 years to be exact.)
Brenda welcom, nice to have someone with experience among us.
Elinemom, sorry that the planters do not work for you. I was wondering what you wanted to use them for
Martine peatime, ah clear insides would have bin better so you can see what is in them right away, but hey at that time I was not looking for a brad solution Just love the fact it was lying around wasted and i got to use it for this purpose.



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Posted: 3/2/2010 7:10:11 AM
scrappnbee-the baskets are my weakness... the baskets are my weakness... i don't want to open any of it, ever. it's so pretty in it's packaging. lol...

pitje-you are very welcome. i thought it made more sense to make it sort of like a checklist, so we can see what we've accomplished vs. what we have left. eventually, there will be more linked than listed.




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Posted: 3/2/2010 7:57:00 AM

KittyKatz- I am jealous of your card catalogue! It is awesome

kittyKatz - I love your library card file.


Thank you! Yesterday I moved both sections over to the window and DH suggested I use my SIS desktop piece on top, continuing the natural wood and white thing I have going. These are two separate 15-drawer sections and I don't have a base or a top (yet). The art student I bought these from thought I was crazy to drive out to LA and *pay* for them, but I was so glad to finally get them!

Eclectic Stuff,

I can totally identify with the stash being everywhere. My problem is that it is too compact. Finding anything requires moving everything else first. I'll just ink the edges means move the totes, shuffle the box piles so I can get a shoebox of ink out of the closet. Lift the lid and watch everything explode out, then get the ink. Its not a lot of fun anymore. I want it to be fun again.
I agree with this. As I organize this room and make things easy to get to, it takes up more space as a result. I'm looking at everything still in my dining and living rooms and worrying that it won't all fit back in here! And I feel so completely overwhelmed. I miss this hobby being fun.


My question to those with all of the cute little jars...
how do you pack for crops? or do you not crop outside the house
I don't scrap anywhere but home now. I'm trying to convert my neighbor into a s/b fan, but I don't think she will. I like having the spots of color and the pretty little jars all lined up.


Mr. Bingley

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Posted: 3/2/2010 11:37:18 AM
Since I am late to the party . . . I need to know how to go back and read the other posts from you ladies for the first 8 weeks! I want to see more photos and hear your thoughts!

DH can't understand why I am spending so much time organizing. He is an "all over the place kind of buy with his stuff", ie Radio control airplanes, sailing gear, magazines, etc. ARGH! But I am feeling a bit better.

Not doing the clean sweep, as many areas are in order, but I need to revisit many places like scraps etc. I probably have a full Iris 12 x 12 case of papers that need to be refiled from going to crops and making my own page kits. Taking the scraps out of the piles and putting into the system I have in place (hanging file folders) onward and forward!

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Posted: 3/2/2010 1:21:41 PM
Hi, organizational divas <waving>!

Because of this challenge I realize that I am addicted to scrap totes! I have a bunch - big totes, little totes, AMM totes, one for stamps, one for adhesives, handled bag totes, crate-on-wheels, tool totes, BIA tote, die cut tote, etc. etc. etc. Probably because I scrap out of the house more than I scrap in-home and I'm always looking for pretty ways to transport my stash!

Anyway, so much for self-realization.

I'm with Kitty Katz re "words." Do I keep them together or store them in a category - chipboard, sticker, rub-on - or by theme - summer, baby, travel? Are a combination of both? I just can't decide what would work be best for me.

QOW: I flowers and stickles. Especially used together.



Lois

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Posted: 3/2/2010 1:27:03 PM
I think I need to join this challenge! I definitely need help in the organizing department and since I'm moving later in the year I really need to work on my stash and tossing things I don't want to move. Thanks for posting this, I'll go see where I want to start.

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Posted: 3/2/2010 4:11:58 PM
"My question to those with all of the cute little jars...
how do you pack for crops? or do you not crop outside the house? "


This is what I do for crops, I tried taking all my little jars...didn't work so well, they came apart and I had embellishments everywhere
so I found this and really like it.

travelling with embellishments



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Posted: 3/2/2010 4:23:32 PM
Ok just trying to add my blog to my signiture, I think I've got it now



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Posted: 3/3/2010 12:30:12 AM
artist-ju I assume that you no longer use the cute jars then?

That is my problem. I LOVE the way that the jars look on the shelf, but I crop at least once a month, so I think it is back to the fishing/ tackle section...


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Scrap last month by the end of this month...all year

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Posted: 3/3/2010 8:29:42 AM
I did some organizing of embellishments last night while I watched hoarders (how fitting eh?)

After seeing someones velcro storage for stickles I did something similar along one of my shelves and love it. I also changed around some button storage and got my primas back to being organized by color. After doing this little bit I don't think I'm going to have to buy any more containers after all, it's looking much less cluttered on my embellishment shelf.

Scrapnbee - I crop once a month at a friends and just finish up with embellishments at home. For the 2x a year weekend crops I have a bunch of maya road tins and will load one up with a variety of flowers, one with a variety of ribbon and one with my color sorted magnetic tins of buttons/brads. That usually gives me enough to select from and if I know I have something that will work better at home I put a post it on the layout to remind me when I get home.




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Posted: 3/3/2010 8:32:07 AM
Good morning ladies!

This week is almost over already. Tomorrow, we'll be moving on to: Week 10. Alphas.

Hope everyone's excited!



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Posted: 3/3/2010 8:47:44 AM
This is a really good question but that isn't my problem with embellishments. The things that I use all the time are actually well organized and that is probably why I use them the most, but there are tons of things that I would love to start using and need to figure out a way to make them organized so that I want to use them more. For instance buttons are in a Cropper hopper embellishment thing and I hate it...it's too cluttered because I was limited to one container (because I was trying to use what I had instead of buying something else) it is all thrown in there together. And unopened packs of buttons are on the other side of it but I never open the other side when I can't find a button and I actually never really look through the buttons when I need a certain color because for some reason they keep getting mixed up (the colors) again. So I have decided that buttons will be my focus. Finding a storage solution that works for my space.


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Posted: 3/3/2010 3:16:20 PM
ScrappnBee, I still use the jars but only at home. The pouches in my travel thing stay where they are all the time I just have to grab the bag and go, I never unpack it just restock it from my jars at home. I have a little bit of all my embellishments in it so I don't feel like I'm missing something when I go to crops.



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Posted: 3/3/2010 4:06:27 PM
I have all my small embellishments such as brads, eyelets, clips, bling, photo turns, charms, safety pins, jump rings, teeny tiny buttons, tiny flowers, and whatever else is small enough - in Craft Mates containers. I have 8 of them full so far and they stay on the back of my scrap table which faces the wall. I love this system because all of my small embellishments are in one spot and easy enough to find since the Craft Mates containers are clear, see-through plastic. They each have 14 compartments and have a locking system for the lids of each compartment so everything doesn't come flying out. The inside of the compartments are also curved so it's easy to take out what you want. And they are stackable. They can be found at Wal-Mart and at J's.

I buy my bling at J's in the jewelry section (Darice) and use a Zig glue pen and Quick Stik (by QuicKutz) to adhere them to my pages. Much cheaper than LSS bling so I only have 2 packages of the kind with the adhesive already on it - one pink set from the LSS and the pretty blue one from MS that you can get at Wal-Mart. The bling I buy at J's is in the Craft Mates organized by size and color.

I keep my buttons in a wide-mouth Anchor Hocking jar with a red metal lid that I got at K-Mart. I have the shorter one. The jar is only 1/2 full, so it's easy enough to find what I need since the mouth of the jar is pretty big. I don't have room to sort buttons or flowers by color. Speaking of flowers - I have hardly any flowers. I think there might be 6 in there. I know. Pathetic. But Primas are not available at my LSS. And I'm not paying what they want for Bazzill flowers. So I make my flowers either on the Cricut or use the Bazzill stitching templates to stitch them, cut out and put a button in the center. It's alot of extra time and work. But I like the result. Although I would love to have some Primas. lol! Oh well.

I just finished re-doing my ribbon storage about a month ago. You can read about how I did that (if you haven't already) here:



Ribbon Storage



Cara in TX
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PeaNut 198,220
March 2005
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Loc: Outside Houston

Posted: 3/3/2010 4:36:14 PM
I can finally post! I did do all my embellishments, but it was a huge job since they were not organized at all. I decided to do them by color and a few by theme (such as patriotic, holiday). I got the divided plastic containers and spent days taking things out of the packaging and putting them into the containers. It's working well for me so far and was easy to grab for a crop.

The only thing I didn't like was the amount of trash they generated. Some of them are way over-packaged!


~Cara




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McLisa
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PeaNut 115,200
November 2003
Posts: 775
Layouts: 26
Loc: PA

Posted: 3/4/2010 5:15:37 AM
I found my label maker back during week 2 or 3. Haven't used it in 6 or 7 years (since I ran out of label tape). Well, my P-Touch labels finally arrived via the UPS guy yesterday.

Watch out space ... I'll be slapping a label on everything today!

Love see everyone's photos. If the weather and lighting cooperate today, I'm taking a ton of photos to post. Hopefully I can get them up before the next challenge is posted.


Lisa ~~

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McLisa
BucketHead

PeaNut 115,200
November 2003
Posts: 775
Layouts: 26
Loc: PA

Posted: 3/4/2010 8:22:31 AM
I am officially in craft H*LL!

I seemed to have misplaced the special tool that comes with a label maker to help separate the actual label from its backing. It is extremely frustrating to separate these things with your fingers/nails and I NEED to find that special stick!

My fingers need a break ... and I NEED a chocolate fix.


Lisa ~~

gripped Canon T2i | Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 | Canon 70-200mm 4L | Canon 60mm 2.8 macro
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Abeatt
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PeaNut 42,055
July 2002
Posts: 169
Layouts: 1
Loc: Atlanta

Posted: 3/4/2010 10:44:59 AM
I with McLisa - I fell like I am in scrap room he!! I decided after all these years that I don't like my flowers in glass Ikea jars and am sorting and separating all my flowers. While being a mindless activity, it is monotonous and boring me to death. I am putting each color into plastic containers with divided compartments. I really like seeing what styles and sizes I have at a glance.

I have also redone my buttons and resorted every. single. one. I do like storing these in glass jars. I realized how dirty the jars were and washed them. Boy, they shine now.

I found a huge bag of brads in my garage and am slowly working those into my existing storage. Pic of my brad storage

I am wondering if I will ever be able to say I totally and completely finished a challenge as we now begin a new one today.

Rest break over.....back to sorting.

Angie

UK_Heli
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PeaNut 120,627
December 2003
Posts: 661
Layouts: 1
Loc: UK

Posted: 3/4/2010 1:38:04 PM
I am decidedly behind this week - I still have no idea what to do with my embellishments!



ASTORIA150
PeaNut

PeaNut 101,788
August 2003
Posts: 81
Layouts: 4

Posted: 3/5/2010 6:52:24 PM
i had one of those cropper hopper embellishment tote. so i finally bought the little boxes to go inside of that and put my eyelets and brads in that. i could use another one but i don't see it at m's or hl. i do have another container for the buttons. i love all the little hints and tips on organizing. i loved how someone had all there cutting tools in one spot so that's what i did also.

Kris74
PeaFixture

PeaNut 218,999
August 2005
Posts: 3,546
Layouts: 36
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 3/10/2010 2:50:59 PM
Hello!!! *waving*
I just wanted to bump this back up to page 1 (from 8!!!!) and say hi!

I have some bad news (and why I went MIA) I lost my job a few weeks ago Now it's not the end of the world for us and I've been busy putting resumes in everywhere .... but now I think I'm (mostly) over the shock and can get back to scrapping

I'll come back to read, but just wanted to push this up a couple of pages.

toodiefroodie
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 117,520
November 2003
Posts: 2,528
Layouts: 122
Loc: Just looking for a french fry, a really good french fry.

Posted: 4/24/2010 7:44:58 PM
This was a super easy challenge week for me! Yay! My embellies are already organized and in place, which is awesome, because those little things can get away from you in a hurry!!! Can't tell you how many times I've stepped on a brad...OW! Anyhoo, I have two 4-container storages (I think they're actually tackle boxes, but I'm not really sure) that I got at WalMart several years ago for like $8. I got them about two years apart, but they still had them the second time so I got one to match the first one. Each one of four containers comes out for ease, and there is a handle that is attached that folds all the way down so it doesn't get in your way when storing, but is easy to carry. I love them! I've thought a couple of times about changing this system, but it works so well for me that I just can't. Oh, and there are holes in the fronts and backs of the outer holder so it can be attached to the wall (I had it attached to the wall in my other scrap room).

Embellie Organization


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