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

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Posted: 3/4/2010 4:52:04 PM
Good afternoon ladies!

This week we're organizing our alphas, as in stickers, Thickers, rub-ons, metal, chipboard, acrylic... you get the idea, I'm sure.

I chipboard & Thickers. How about you?

This is the link for Wookiemouse's blog.

This is the link for the two peas thread from the original challenge.


Question of the Week: What category do the overwhelming majority of your alphas fit into? Are they mostly Thickers or chipboard or..?

The majority of my alphas are chipboard, mostly of the naked variety. At this point, though, Thickers come in a very close second.


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: 3/4/2010 5:07:51 PM
Oh Joy! I get a week off. My Alphas are already organized. I can continue to work on my embellishments. They are still a mess. Question of the week:

Question of the Week: What category do the overwhelming majority of your alphas fit into? Are they mostly Thickers or chipboard or..?



Mine is definitely chipboard.

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Posted: 3/4/2010 5:09:34 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! I'm not done the embellishments yet!

And my fingers are numb from labeling most of the day.


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Posted: 3/4/2010 5:17:09 PM
Mine are mostly Thickers but I have my fair share of chipboard as well. My alphas are pretty well organized but I may go through and see if there are any sticker sets that I can get rid of (meaning I don't have enough letters to make any words LOL)




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Posted: 3/4/2010 5:17:27 PM
I really need a clip it up! I making this today! I'm super excited.




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Posted: 3/4/2010 7:29:54 PM
QOTW

What category do the overwhelming majority of your alphas fit into? Are they mostly Thickers or chipboard or..?


About 1/2 are Thickers, a bit of chipboard, some beads and the rest are die cuts and stickers. Does anyone have any idea where to put alpha beads? Embellishments or Alphas?

I'm going to come back to this, hopefully later in the week. I've tracked down all of the alphas in the process of sorting/locating the embellishments. They are now by themselves in a labeled box. It's not totally useful but they are rounded up. Even purged a few. A very few, 3 packs in the ugliest colours - what was I thinking?

I have to finish up the embellishments so I can see what kind of space I've got for the alphas. (The embellies are about 1/2 way to being in binders and hanging now. I need more baggies.

On a positive note my big rolling tote is empty. I'm thinking of putting unfinished projects into it. That way I can just wheel the work over. Still thinking on it, though.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for organization solutions.



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Posted: 3/4/2010 7:41:01 PM
QOTW-I have mostly sticker alphas...NO Thickers!!! LOL
I also have some chipboard that I need to organize. I have my stickers in a paper taker so they are portable for when I go to crops. I just bought it today and got them all filed under colors.

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Posted: 3/4/2010 8:21:58 PM
Uh oh. This week will probably do me in. I have way too many alphas and I hoard Thickers. Breathe in, breathe out.

Yep, I am addicted to alphabets. I long for those little letters in front of me, wondering how you can sing the alphabet song while they are so out of sequence. I long for the old Doodlebug alphas now since discontinued. I knew I should have hoarded more. What if that happens to my Thickers?
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Question of the Week: What category do the overwhelming majority of your alphas fit into? Are they mostly Thickers or chipboard or..?

The majority of my alphas are chipboard, and Thickers. You name it, I probably have it somewhere!




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Posted: 3/4/2010 9:17:05 PM
My alpha stickers have been organized in a binder for years. It was a quick job a few days ago to organize the chipboard and thickers that I own. I have a KNK, so many of my titles are now custom cut if I don't use the first 2 items.

I still need to catch up on Week 5--putting away scraps, Week 7--6 years of magazines to go through!, and week 8--labelling and putting together my unfinished pages, kits, and projects. Found a few from oh 7 years ago 2 nights ago!

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Posted: 3/4/2010 9:29:45 PM
YIKES! Another new challenge?? I'm still working on projects and I haven't even touched my embellishments. This week shouldn't be too difficult once I get to it. Mostly it will be just getting all my alphas in one spot. I have mostly stickers and a couple packs of rubons. Sadly, I have NO thickers or chipboard


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Posted: 3/4/2010 10:17:04 PM
Okay, so I made my clip it up in one of the shelves of my book case and it looks great, but the instructions said to put a small clothes pin on a paer clip and then on a washer. Well, the clothes pins kept breaking and would not fit on the paper clips. I gave up and just ordered the clip-it-up clips online. So now I'll be waiting for them to get here to finish. I think I ordered too many though, lol. What will I do with 150? haha! I'm super excited, I'm slowly getting organized!




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Posted: 3/5/2010 12:58:28 AM
Oh my goodness... it scared me to see week 10. I just finished week 5! I'm skipping 6 through 9 for right now. Alphas seems like an easy goal for this week. I have mostly AC and Doodlebug rub-ons that I hoard. (Of course I hoard anything American Crafts or doodlebug) Spring break starts next thursday for me and I hope to do a LOT of catching up on this challenge. Plus the LSS garage sale is at the end of the week. Now is the time to purge.



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Posted: 3/5/2010 2:35:09 AM
I've been looking forward to another challenge. This is about where I started lurking on the original challenge. I collected all sticker alphas in one place a while back. And a couple of days ago I divided them by color.

Can't remember where I saw the idea, but I will put each color on a binder ring (from the office supply store) and store them in a basket. That way I can quickly flip though the color I want to find the style I want.


Question of the Week: What category do the overwhelming majority of your alphas fit into? Are they mostly Thickers or chipboard or..?


I'd have to say sticker alphas. I have a few chipboard alphas, a few rub on alphas, but mostly stickers. Thickers are stickers in my book, but I only have 4-6 different sheets of Thickers. Would you believe that I have not bought the ones I have for myself? I have a lot of the Doodlebug sticker, though. I guess that dates me !

I also use stamps for lettering. Trying to figure out if I should treat alpha stamps as alphas or stamps...


-hilde


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Question of the Week: What category do the overwhelming majority of your alphas fit into? Are they mostly Thickers or chipboard or..?
I'm triple-tied with stickers, thickers and chipboard. But acrylic letters aren't far behind. However, if we're including alpha stamps here, they win, hands down!

I have three IKEA Fira 9-drawer units and one 5-drawer unit. Each letter has one drawer and the other four small drawers house my numbers and punctuation. Everything alpha except for the stickers and Thickers and stamps and acrylics are in these drawers. The small alphas such as beads, brads, metals, etc. are in small acrylic containers made by Jo-Anns put in the front inside of each letter drawer. The stickers are in two PSBs (color and b/w). The Thickers are stacked sideways in two pretty fabric-covered photo boxes. The acrylic letters are by color in the small IKEA spice jars and sit on 2 1/2 shelves of one MM embellishment center.

My alpha stamps are a mess right now--most of the acrylic ones are back on their original storage sheets and in 3-ring binders and the rubber ones are in cd cases in my 4-drawer Target cubes. Those are too heavy though and when I pull out the drawers I rip off the stupid label holder!

I'm debating whether to make a faux clip-it-up with a paper towel holder, binder rings and page protectors and then putting the stickers in these so that I can see them. But that means I need at least a 20" square space.


Mr. Bingley

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Posted: 3/5/2010 6:36:28 AM
What category do the overwhelming majority of your alphas fit into? Are they mostly Thickers or chipboard or..?

Mostly stickers that sit in a bucket that hangs on my ikea coat rack above my workspace.
the wooden letter in red and blue and square chipboard letters are in jars (amazing how many fit in such a little jar )on my pull out embellish shelf.
foam and thin cartboard letters are currently in a photobox.. not sure if they wil stay there.
I also have two boxes with velvet chipboard letters that do not have a place yet.

Hey girls where are your pic's??
I am having friends that wil sleep in my room tonight so I had to clean my space for the bed to fit in.(I can hear my self type wright now, because the room is so empty ) it feels great, so much space! Good time to take some pic's
pictures



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Posted: 3/5/2010 7:17:07 AM
I can't believe it, I can't find my binder rings

I blame it on organizing - I'm sure I've put the box somewhere smart, but I can't for the life of me remember where "smart" is!

So now I'm wrapping and putting elastics on my ribbons instead. It's all I can manage today - I'm feeling under the weather. Binder ring hunting and photos will have to wait.

But please, entertain me with your comments and photos! I'll just sit over here with my fever, coughing, and ribbons.


-hilde


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Posted: 3/5/2010 7:45:46 AM
Remember ladies, we don't have to finish each challenge every week. If you read the Challenge Overview on Wookiemouse's blog... the important thing is to know where you're going with this.


kathrynpea-lucky you! you'll get to sit back and take it easy this week.

mclisa-take a deep breath. you'll get there in time.

eclectic stuff-i put alpha beads in with embellishments-either in a spice jar or in my little 9-drawer mini-chest

nantini-you made me laugh, but i understand the addiction. chipboard and thickers are my... well, let's just put it this way. i bought something like 50 packs of thickers a few months ago... i love letters and words.

pitje-make sure your friends eventually go home. lol... i lost my studio for over 3 weeks to friends. neither one of them wanted to go home.

everyone else-enjoy the process!







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Posted: 3/5/2010 9:39:29 AM
Kristin, 150 clip it up clips? They'll go fast, just saying. I love the hanging bar you made, you go girl!

Hilde, sorry you're feeling under the weather. I vote for putting the alpha stamps under stamps, that has it's own week! Does it seem like I can justify anything to put this off?

Crisann, you know I'm going to need your source for the Thickers.



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Posted: 3/5/2010 9:46:21 AM
nantini-got them from Two Peas... where else? lol...



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Posted: 3/5/2010 9:55:55 AM
Did someone say Doodlebug alpha stickers are being discontinued, Those are my favorite. I have those, rub-on alphas and chipboard alphas that I keep in a binder (which does need reorganizing). The chipboard alphas I put in hockey card storage pages and then into the binder.I don't have anything bigger than that. I now have a bosskut gazelle that I cut my letters when I need them.



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Posted: 3/5/2010 9:58:38 AM
elinemom: I almost choked on my coffee this morning laughing. Yesterday I spent all afternoon going through drawers, the filing cabinet, boxes... looking for my binder rings. Gone, that's all I can say. Who knows where. There was a box of 100 (98 actually) and they've vanished. I'm glad to know I have company.

I don't have any pictures of what I'm trying to do with the binder rings on account of their absence but I do have a few of my flowers sorting. They are posted on my blog I'll post them here later. It's hard to believe there were that many jammed into 'the box.' I'm so glad they are done so they aren't being crushed any more.

I'm ignoring the alpha stamps. They can live with the other stamps until we get to that week. I might change my mind but I think I'll remember them if they are with the stamps.

crisann: That must be some Thicker supplier! Do share who it is. Oh, never mind, I don't need any help accumulating.



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Posted: 3/5/2010 10:04:09 AM
The Doodlebug stickers that seem to be discontinued are the "just Plain Simple" cardstock stickers. I can't seem to find them anywhere.

Crisann, you must have bought all they had. What, they're going to be discontinued or something?

I just got the rest of my dividers in, I can finally finish my paper sorting!



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Posted: 3/5/2010 10:15:37 AM
I just have to share my joy in just now figuring out how to post a picture to my gallery and linking it to a post!!!!! I know you are laughing at my incompetence but, seriously, this is huge for me.

My first attempt is inserted into one of my posts from last week's embellishment challenge.

I am so excited that I can now share pics as we continue.

Angie

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Posted: 3/5/2010 10:22:25 AM
nantini-not exactly. i just couldn't figure out what the big fuss over thickers and stickles were, so... "hoarder me" (to quote scrappnbee) bought about 50 of each.

still haven't figured it out...

i mean, the thickers are oh-so-pretty. the stickles-haven't touched them yet.

no sooner did those orders start arriving that we started this challenge, so... some day.



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Posted: 3/5/2010 10:24:17 AM
Well, don't I just feel stupid!! It has never occured to me to put all my alphas together...I always just put all stickers together, all rub-ons together etc. But putting all alphas together makes so much more sense. Now I have to go through my boxes of stickers, rub-ons, chipboard and find them all. I have one of those MM desk top organizers that I think I will try to put alphas in. That way, I will be able to see them and go through them easily. Not sure if they will all fit though.

I mostly have rub-ons and stickers but also have odds and ends of nearly everything else.




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Posted: 3/5/2010 12:39:55 PM
Alphas before pictures are now up in My Gallery.
Should I/can I link so you can see them here or would you rather go to the gallery?



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Posted: 3/5/2010 12:48:27 PM
I spot Thickers!



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Posted: 3/5/2010 1:13:54 PM
Speaking of Alphas, Kristinas Picks for today has loads of Alphas.
Kristina s picks

Afraid I just had to order some of those stickers..oops

To those of you who are still catching up, I just today finished putting my unfinished Projects in ziploc bags. Now they are in a box, all numbered. Happy to be done with that! Yea!


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Posted: 3/5/2010 1:46:10 PM
Eclectic stuff, I'm sure there's an international binder ring conspiracy! They're at some conference planning evil, I'm sure. Loved you blog, by the way.

Nantini, yes that's what I decided, too. Putting off the alpha stamps!

I realize my Thicker comment sounded odd - it's just that so many of you wrote about having lots and lots of Thickers, and I don't. The thickers I have I've received in my monthly kits, not bought myself.

Go June! Well done on getting the projects under control.


-hilde


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Posted: 3/5/2010 2:38:38 PM
I do own quite a lot of alphas.

Most are stored in my Iris 6 drawer unit. The others are contained in a portable Sterlite box.

My BFF has her Thickers all nicely organized in a basket which she takes with her to crops. Admittedly, I use what is in her basket more often than the stuff in my portable Sterlite box. Good thing we share well.






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Posted: 3/5/2010 3:44:22 PM
Thank you Creative Cricket for posting the link for that homemade clip-it-up, I was thinking of trying to figure out how to make my own and now I already have the instructions. I just made a list of supplies along with two other boxes I needed for my ideas I've been clipping from magazines and a box for my in-progress Disney mini album. Just waiting for my kids to wake up from nap and I'll go hit up the stores!


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Posted: 3/5/2010 6:41:52 PM
i have been following along. i am finally getting my stuff organized. i love all the hints and ideas. i might put my alphas in my file cabinet. i have a snap together box for the stickers.

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Posted: 3/6/2010 4:23:10 AM
Done! I didn't have as much as Wookie or some of you galls, so it's not that I worked my ... off.

I was already storing my alpha's all together (except alpha stamps). So that was somehow sorted. But since I didn't use my alpha's much, I decided I had to store them a different way. They used to sit in some flat boxes, tugged away on a shelf. Now I've put them where I can see them. The sticker sheets are standing in a long cheap cd-box. I have some chipboard alpha's. They are with the stickers in the same cube of my new expedit. All alpha's fit in there. I hope I will use more now I can see them.


Gives me more time to do some idea tweaking and embellishment storing etcetera.

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Posted: 3/6/2010 5:19:03 PM
I found my binder rings!

So this afternoon I've sorted the sticker alphas and put the on binder rings by color. Realized that this doesn't take care of chipboard alphas (I found them, too ), so they needed to go in a different basket.

Not really happy with my solution, though. I'll post pictures tomorrow. Perhaps you'll have some ideas for me?


-hilde


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Posted: 3/6/2010 6:12:22 PM
HELP!! SOS SOS SOS

I've already got 1 clip it up double unit full of alphas. Rather than stuff any more on the wheel of death (stuff is packed on there very tight, it something flies off during a spin someones going to be injured) I need to come up with something else.

I'm struggling with rub on alphas, misc chipboard alphas, and older sticker alphas. Mostly this is stuff I will rarely use. Should I pitch it or what? I'm looking for ideas!



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Posted: 3/6/2010 7:54:08 PM
I think I organized everything but alphas last night. I did make the sticker-gripper hanging bar but ended up putting my various rub-ons on it. Once I got that done I was really motivated and got a few other problem areas cleaned up, so I think I'm pretty much 'caught up' except I need to go through my drawer of alphas still. They are mainly stickers and rub-ons and all in one place but not organized in any way other than being tossed into the drawer together.

Here are links to my blog and all I got done this weekend. Enjoy!
Organizing Part 1 Organizing Part 2

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Posted: 3/6/2010 8:58:44 PM
Nantini, today I ordered my 2nd clip it up so I will not have to cram my alphas tightly together. If the alphas in question are those you do not think you'll ever use, I say toss or donate them. If you think you may use them in the future, I say put them all together in a box or container or drawer. That way you know where to access them if need be but they are not utilizing prime real estate.

HTH!

Angie


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Posted: 3/6/2010 10:56:11 PM
Speaking of donating... the alphas I'm ready to party with I donate to my daughter's pre-school class. They love having all those letters for the kids to play around with at their art station!

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Posted: 3/7/2010 2:00:04 AM
Nantini, I hear you! I've thought about alphas as mostly being my sticker alphas. Then I found/remembered a few chipboard alphas, old rub-on alphas and some embarrasingly old sticker alphas.

For now I have put all sticker alphas together - even the old ones are getting a trial-period. I don't know what to do with the rub-on alphas. They're few, they're old, but for some reason I'm unable to throw them out...

I'm contemplating creating a "use-it, or lose-it" basket. If I don't use things in this basket within a certain amount of time, it's gone. Have any of you tried something similar? Or should I just toss the items and be done with it?


-hilde


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Posted: 3/7/2010 7:18:44 AM
Anyone still getting caught up on embellishment storage?
Take a look at this hanging solution.

I think the use it or lose it box/basket is a fantastic idea. I have one for my son's toys with discard date on it. If stuff doesn't come out by the date on the box it gets donated. We sometimes have to spend some time saying 'good bye' to the outgrown stuff but then it goes. I think the dating idea helps with 'but I'll use it someday' problem. I date it 6 months forward from when it gets packed up, sometimes longer for seasonal items.

It works for his toys maybe it will work for mine.




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Posted: 3/7/2010 8:13:00 AM
elinemom - I have done the use it or lost it basket in the past. I picked out 5 items and put them in a prominent spot on my desk for a month. Whatever wasn't used in those 30 days was tossed and then I started again. It definitely helped and I went to that basket first for every layout I did that month so I really knew if it was useable by the end of the month.

Actually I think I may have to do this again sometime soon




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Posted: 3/7/2010 9:09:39 AM
Angie, I already have 2 double clip it ups. I knew this week was going to be the death of me, or at least expose me for the hoarder I am!

Hilde, I love your idea! I'm going to do just exactly that. I have found a cute metal basket I can put things like this in. I'm going to give everything in there 6 months. If it's not used, out it goes! At least I know it was given a chance.







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Posted: 3/7/2010 6:39:42 PM
how is everyone doing?

what has everyone been up to?



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Posted: 3/7/2010 6:43:18 PM
OK ladies, I've posted some photos on my blog about weeks 4, 5 and 8. Please check them out.

I'm still working on the embellishment week and trying to incorporate the alphas at the same time. I think I've decided to NOT make "alphas" a separate storage category in my space. There are too many different types of alphas (rub-on, sticker, metal, clear acrylic ...) that require different types/size of storage. I think I want to keep them merged into their "type" category. Rub-ons and stickers (the few that I have) hang on my Clip-It-Up in their respective section. Where as metal and acrylic alphas are stored in embellishment containers.

Does that make sense to anyone?

On the positve side, I've purged/re-arranged/shifted enough stuff to have an empty drawer dedicated to punches and adhesives.

And I know I've said this before ... but a big THANKS to everyone involved in this challenge. From ~crissan~ getting us started and keeping us going, to all the posters for sharing their issues and answers. I can see and feel the difference it's making.


Lisa ~~

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Posted: 3/7/2010 7:30:45 PM
mclisa- what kind of ziploc bags did you use to put the 12x12 paper kits in?

thx.



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Posted: 3/7/2010 8:16:05 PM
crisann -

All CTMH level 1 & 2 paper packets come in resealable plastic bags that measure 13" x 13 1/4". The bags are also available for purchase in sets of 12 for $6.95. You can see the product (item Z329) here ---> resealable bags


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Posted: 3/7/2010 11:32:01 PM
Ok, I have come up for air from our first little league weekend...and am mostly caught up! *yeahhh*

Fortunately, or un?, I don't have very many alphas...I have 3 sets of Thickers...and only because they were used in classes I went to at my LSS. All my Alphas were corraled and fit in one of those small cropper hopper pockets (you know 4 fit in a big CH unit).

I also sorted all my embelishments with the "help" of DH. My blog will probably be late tomorrow/Tues as I have to work on Monday for a change (boo).

QOTW: Mostly use clear acrylic stamps, but have 3 sets of Thickers and 3 Basic grey. The rest are mostly odds and ends I got before I discovered acrylic stamping.

Crisann-2 gal bags from the grocery/walmart work just as well as they too will be in excess of 12x12.

Everyone else, keep working! I too have 2 inches unsorted paper, 2 boxes of photos I'm ignoring, and my Idea binder is still white and my magazines/ ideas unsorted(the procrastinator annonymous in me is still in charge there). Good Luck!!!!!


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Posted: 3/8/2010 2:56:56 AM
Yesterday I've donated a lot of my 'unloved and unused' stuff I did find during the first 10 weeks of this challenge. It's going to a childcare project. My new SIL does work there and she was so happy with all those stuff. She didn't believe it at first, there was so much 'good stuff' in the box. Well, even good stuff isn't always used I guess. I will fill up another box in the next 19 weeks of this challenge I can donate.

To any of you that are not willing to part yet with their stuff: find a good cause and you feel so good when you donate! And it's double the fun since you have more empty space in your room!!!

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Posted: 3/8/2010 6:16:19 AM
After a good start, I am completely off track with my organising now!

I don't have *that* many alphas - I am trying to use my Sizzix alphas a lot more but there are times when you just want stickers or chipboard or something different ... Would you believe that I only have 1 pack of Thickers which is almost used up (came in a kit a couple of yrs ago I think). I will go through & get rid of all my part-used sheets, the orange & pinks that I will never use & any other alphas that have been in my stash for longer than I can remember - but what to do with the sheets I want to keep?

Other than a clip it up (which I don't have the desk space for) how else are people storing alphas? I know that a concertina file will not work for me - I had them in one before & didn't like it so they got tossed ina large bin with other stickers & stuff, which again isn't ideal. Maybe I could just pop them in a magazine file on the shelf?



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Posted: 3/8/2010 7:56:27 AM

And I know I've said this before ... but a big THANKS to everyone involved in this challenge. From ~crissan~ getting us started and keeping us going, to all the posters for sharing their issues and answers. I can see and feel the difference it's making.


Lisa, I feel the same. It is like seeing light at the end of the tunnel

I think once I got those unfinished projects sorted, it all started to make sense, and I am feeling the organizational love, LOL!

My alpha stickers are in a drawer and some are in those oversize cropper hopper files which look like those photo storage 4 x 6, only they are 12 x 5. They line up on end in a drawer with labels on them.

crisann, I got the 2 gal bags at T with 12 to a box, Jumbo Hefty.


~june
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