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

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Posted 3/11/2010 by ~crisann~ in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 3/11/2010 6:37:58 PM
Good evening ladies!

This week, we're moving on to non-alpha stickers and rub-ons.

This is the link to wookiemouse's blog.

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

Question of the week: Are you enjoying going through the process of organizing your stuff? Are you enjoying, maybe, finding things you forgot you had? What about purging or, for that matter, the actual act of organizing-as in putting pretty things in pretty containers?


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: 3/11/2010 8:02:19 PM
This is a no brainer week for me , my non-alpha stickers have been organized in a PSB (Paper sticker binder) for years! I have three that are not quite full, need to use them!~ I just need to incorporate my small flat rubons. I will put the rub-on books in one grouping, it will be like 1/2 of a shoebox full.

Still need to continue working on organizing ideas, and unfinished projects. With the mad scramble to get some important info to our tax accountant and help our employee who was injured at work & had back surgery this week . . . not much has been done out in the craft room!

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Posted: 3/11/2010 8:43:45 PM
I just got to my alphas today, found a great solution for my small stash. Already had all my sticker and rub-on alphas in one drawer but they were just thrown in with no organization. I picked up five $1 clear plastic document protectors (8.5"x11" size) and sorted my alphas loosely by color. I have white, brown, girly, boyish, and multi. Now they are back in the drawer but organized too!


Organized Alphas

Oh and I did have to cut some sheets in half to fit in the folders but that was no big deal.

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Posted: 3/12/2010 8:23:46 AM
QOTHW: It is love/hate. I love the after, but for some reason every week seems like mental drama to organize/ purge!

It will be worth it in the end, but for a hoarder/ clutter bug like me, I am just SO glad to have you all to push me (sometimes with heels dug in, kicking and screaming) to the next week and next task. Definately glad I signed up!!!


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Posted: 3/12/2010 8:45:42 AM
I love doing this challenge because it does keep me motivated and I love to see the ideas. But sometimes I just get a little overwhelmed. Some weeks are busier than others and I feel like I am behind. I know there is no "real" time limit, but when the new posts show up on Thursday, I say "oh crap, I never finished last weeks...or the week before that!" But thanks for keeping us going, even if it takes me 52 weeks to finish!

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Posted: 3/12/2010 12:29:44 PM
I'm enjoying pulling all my pretties out and putting them into nice neat piles. I do love to play with my stuff but, every time I move something to the right place I find my To Do List getting longer. Most of the stuff I bought for particular projects - which aren't done.

I keep wondering if I should be going about this differently and just kit everything up. Jumping straight to memorabilia week (which is where the real problem is)and then organize whatever didn't get put into my 'kits'. I think that would get too overwhelming, trying to plan that many pages at once.

Purging, well ..., do some people enjoy that? At this time I have a box that is rapidly filling up. I feel terribly guilty about the waste of money but, honestly I don't think there's anything in it I want.

I am lovin' having more space appear and I think I can make it through the rest as long as shelf and closet space keeps appearing.


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Posted: 3/13/2010 7:09:51 AM
Hi all!

I'm loving this challenge! Okay, it is not always fun to see all the stuff that hoarder me has collected all this years... And Carolyn, I'm with you when I see all those expensive buys in the "to go" pile. But hey, there is light at the end of the tunnel, 'cause I have a lot of empty shoeboxes and a whole empty shelf already. (I know, there is still a lot in another room, but for a lot of that I have already reserved a spot in my Expedit, not on that empty shelf!) My SIL is happy for the kids she works with to have all my 'leftovers', so I'm happy to purge too!

And since I love to sort out things, it is really not that much of a punishment to go through all of this embellishments and papers... My new Expedit is waiting to be filled with all those nice little containers. My craftroom is looking so nice already with all those new colourfull containers and bins.. I'm also looking forward to really decorate my room at the end too! I have a lot of pretty things to put on display.



For this week: I don't use stickers that much. But I do have them... and would love to use them. I have found a green filing bin, with a few hanging folders. It was in a second hand shop and couldn't resist it at 1 euro... It will be great for al my stickers. I'm going for sorting by theme. My theme's will be: birthday; baby; flowers/ nature; animals; Christmas/ winter; swirls/ decorative; journalling; words; misc;

I hope this works. What not fits in has to go.

Since I don't have much rub-ons, I keep them all together. I tend to use them more often and grab them for another look on my cards/ LO's, so fitting them in with my stickers would not work for me.

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Posted: 3/13/2010 8:02:38 AM
Question of the week: Are you enjoying going through the process of organizing your stuff? Are you enjoying, maybe, finding things you forgot you had? What about purging or, for that matter, the actual act of organizing-as in putting pretty things in pretty containers?

Lovin' it!!!

Found my labeler, my MIL's sudoku book set and my girls have a new craft organizer filled with papers, stickers and extra embellishments for their own use. I started a blog after reading so many great ones posted here. My Expedite has extra space and I haven't really purchased much (organizing stuff) to make this transformation happen. So far I've bought one extra CH, a basket for my kits and label tape. Still looking for those exlusive perfect magazine holders and a few book stands. I'm heading to IKEA today, so I hope to cross those items off my list!

Back to the week's challenge ~

This is a super easy week for me since I only own a few non-alpha stickers (some adhesive tags and signage), and my rub-ons are already on my Clip-It-Up. I'll spend some time organizing the CIU with the divider tabs and my P-touch. Hopefully I'll be sorting my magazine holder contents and working on my photos a bit.

Posted week 7 on my blog and I'll update it again after my successful (positive thinking here) IKEA trip today. Have a great weekend everyone!


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Posted: 3/13/2010 9:24:35 AM
Hi all, my stickers and rubons are in the same organizing system as my alphas, which is in binders. I have the smaller stickers in hockey card pages and slide page protectors, and the larger ones are in regular page protectors. They are sorted by theme; guys, girls, vintage, christmas, swirls and borders, nature and floral.I've collected quite a few food and amusement park stickers that don't have thier own home yet I usually put them into the guy binder(don't ask me why). I have a really nice big pile of new stickers on my desk just waiting for this week. I am looking forward to putting those away so I can see my desk again.



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Posted: 3/14/2010 3:34:13 AM
First of all, thanks Crisann for posting this challenge every week! You seem to be so busy and still you take time to post this every week. Thank you!


Question of the week: Are you enjoying going through the process of organizing your stuff? Are you enjoying, maybe, finding things you forgot you had? What about purging or, for that matter, the actual act of organizing-as in putting pretty things in pretty containers?


I'm enjoying the process a little less than I would have thought. I love the results I see, but I have found another problem in my room that takes away some of the fun. My room is a scrap-office-guest combo, and I just realized we have very little space for the office related things.

Just yesterday I bought some glass containers in preparation for ribbon week. You know what? I'm getting tired of buying too small containers! I must think I have less stuff than I really have....



-hilde


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Posted: 3/14/2010 12:43:58 PM
Question of the week: Are you enjoying going through the process of organizing your stuff? Are you enjoying, maybe, finding things you forgot you had? What about purging or, for that matter, the actual act of organizing-as in putting pretty things in pretty containers?

I enjoy the process, but was getting tired of only doing that! So yesterday I spent a few hours working on an "unfinished project" a class kit and add ons from Boxes to make a calendar. Decided I will give it to my MIL for her birthday in Oct, never to early to start!

What made part of it super easy . . . organized flowers in my iris photo case, just a few seconds to pick exactly what I needed! I also had skipped ahead to organizing inks, well they are organized but making color sample cards. I used those to my advantage as well! I'm I finding things I forgot I had, YES! Need to purge paper and stickers . . . but another day! I am more of a functional, space oriented organizer and pretty containers isn't much of a motivator for me !

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Posted: 3/14/2010 10:17:23 PM
OK everyone! Time to take out Girl Friday's flourescet pink pompoms.

The POW (Plays with Others Well) says that the QOTW is supposed to encourage you! You have meade it this far, even if you are lurking!!!

It took a lot to get here (remember that before pic from week 3)!! Do not give up! Think about where you would still be if not for Crisann the Fabulous and Zen Master Wookiemouse! You all rock!


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Posted: 3/14/2010 10:23:45 PM

Question of the week: Are you enjoying going through the process of organizing your stuff? Are you enjoying, maybe, finding things you forgot you had? What about purging or, for that matter, the actual act of organizing-as in putting pretty things in pretty containers?



I'm in love with my label maker, who knew we had someothing special going? Anyway, I'm actually enjoying seeing stuff that was tucked here and there. I have no idea the hiding places I had.

This week is already done. Rubon's are sorted and stored in their place, and stickers are stored by theme or on the wheel of death. (aka Clip it up.)



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Posted: 3/14/2010 11:25:24 PM
now that i'm on spring break, i'm hoping to make a dent in this challenge!


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Posted: 3/15/2010 8:28:19 AM
The sleepover friends moved out again, the birthday party of my son(16) and mine (40) are over and the ladies weekend from church was great!
So now it's time for some organizing action again.

QOTW: I realy like how everything gets his own space so i can find it fast so i will get to scrapping instead of sitting here not knowing what to do and where to find it. I love the fact that my room is neat and clean again!! (after i finish every week, because when i start a new topic the room will be a mess again at first...)Not much purging here because I only buy things i realy, realy, realy like and told myself to use my other stuff first. (sometimes i do listen to my self, lol) Oh and I got a gift certificate for my birthday and then I am allowed to buy some things

I just found a super cheap solution for my own clip it up. (without drilling any holes...) I saw this towel rack for over a cupboard door and had a lightbulb moment to make a clip it up that does not use up extra space!! In my scraproom I have slanting walls and my wall space is limited so for me this is a very simple solution. The towel rack I bought at blokker (dutch household store) for 2 euro's and the rings are left over from the curtain rod where my layouts hang. The hooks are also designed to hang curtains. The rack can also hang over the (deep) drawers but then what hangs on it must be no longer then 6 inches or the drawer below will not open. Gonna buy my another one!!
The new and most used items will have there home on there.
De rest of my stickers are in a bucket (just like the one that holds my alpha stickers but then a few sizes bigger) on the shelf above my workspace


easy clip it up



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Posted: 3/15/2010 11:08:14 AM
Joining Scrapnbee **cheer jump** YEAH! You all are doing great!

QOTW: After much purging and selling last year, I'm realizing that my small stash of supplies are just right for me. And I'm using these challenges to tweak my organization so I can utilize the room in multiple ways - sewing, other crafts. Some weeks I can actually skip. But Wookie's ideas and tips and Crisann's postings each week are great fun to review and cogitate on.

Not to mention everyone's great posts and pics here!


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Posted: 3/15/2010 9:55:18 PM
jumpin back in! Ive been MIA for a bit but looking back at the last couple of weeks challenges I should be ok as I already had those things organized anyway! WOOO HOOOO... im in luck! I wont have to frantically try to get caught up!!!

Stickers and Rub-ons...hmmmm well they are "organized" by theme but I think I need to run through them and pull out the ones I no longer like/need. THAT in itself should be a job. Off to read the blog post and see what wookie says about it all!

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Posted: 3/16/2010 3:24:24 PM
oh Pitje, great solution! And for 2 euro only... I have to check Blokker this week, I certainly can use a few of these in my house. I'm not sure they will be in my craftroom, I have organised my rub-ons and stickers in a good way I think. Besides, I haven''t that much doorspace left here...

Glad to see our group of organising power girls grow! We rock!!!!

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Posted: 3/16/2010 6:12:48 PM
In honour of being a third of the way through this challenge I've posted on my blog a progress report. Its long with lots of pictures - just a warning.

Pitje - I love your "clip it up." What a fabulous idea!


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Posted: 3/17/2010 8:11:53 AM
Good morning ladies!

I see everyone's making progress this week...

I can't even tell you the last time I was in my studio. I'm actually surprised I haven't gotten "yelled at" for not posting pictures last week. I'm getting there, I promise. Sometimes, my weeks fade into one another. I should be "caught up" (if there even is such a thing) by the time I post next week's links.



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Posted: 3/17/2010 11:43:20 AM
Question of the week: Are you enjoying going through the process of organizing your stuff? Are you enjoying, maybe, finding things you forgot you had? What about purging or, for that matter, the actual act of organizing-as in putting pretty things in pretty containers?

I was realy into this in the early weeks - but I'm totally lost now
I *still* can't work out what to do with my embellishments.
I have no clue how I can store my alphas (and I've purged over 50% of them!) and as for the non-alpha stickers, well let's not even think about those for now!

I'm liking my clear (ish) desk for scrapping at, but am getting fed up of not having certain things to hand, like my inks - I use them on almost every LO I do & they are still in the hallway because we haven't got to inks yet!



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Posted: 3/17/2010 12:33:14 PM
I got most of this week's challenge done last year. I had purged about 1/3 of my stickers and sold them at my garage sale. The rest I organized into 4 PSBs by theme. Two other PSBs hold my white/black/brown/vintage alpha stickers and my remaining color alpha stickers.

So I'm just filing the few stickers I picked up over the rest of the year and going through them all to see what I could still purge. Maybe some of my heritage by country ones? Those early Sticko ones are not my style any longer.


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Posted: 3/17/2010 2:12:27 PM
Hope you don't mind UK_Heli but I was thinking about your problems and was wondering if thinking about some of this might help and I apologise to everyone else for the length.

Don't worry about what you are sorting for a couple of minutes but look around at your space. What are you trying to achieve? Functional? Pretty? Or something else? I'm assuming that uncluttered is a given. So what is most important to you?

For me, I want to spend less time hauling boxes and more time scrapping.

What are your constraints? Floor space? Money? Wall Space? Young children? Pets? Leaky roof? Something else? These are the things you have to work around.

My constraints are: The Hand - my son whose hand gets into everything unguarded, space - DH says he would rather stab himself with a rusty fork than sleep in a craft room and there are no walls here. So some things won't work. I can't hang things on the walls, I can't have pretty bottles and baskets around. I can't do an extensive closet overhaul(renting) and I can't realistically fit in any more furniture. I also can't spend a fortune on this redo.

I came to two things which I can say I can to. I can commandeer two drawers in my night stand and I can hang a bit more in the closet. That makes it simple. Things either have to hang, go back to where they came from (like the paper), or if necessary I could use a drawer. Finally if it won't fit I have to ask do I want it and if I do want it something else HAS to go.

Constraints actually make things simpler by limiting the number of choices you have. Sometimes that means getting out of the "scrapbook organisation" box and looking at other organisation solutions.

What has been working? Ink storage on the desk? If it works for you put it back there's no reason that you have to change things that work.

What do you use? What do you like to work with? What you use often is where you need to put your efforts. You're probably already the most organised with that stuff.

I never use buttons but I found a great many of them. I'm not wasting time or $$ to put sort them into pretty containers. Its not a problem for me to search through a box if I decide (and I can't imagine that I will) to use a button. Probably should get rid of them but... I digress.

Remember Wookiemouse's rules - particularly the one where she says if you have a large pile break it down into smaller ones.

Break your embellishments up and try tackling a smaller bunch or try sorting them up differently, maybe buttons, flowers, brads and eyelet categories don't work for you. So the question is when you go look for an embellishement what do you look for? Something red? Maybe, everything jumbled up but sorted by colour would work. Something matching your paper? Maybe sorted by manufacturer and product line. Something spring like? maybe by seasons or... there has to be a dozen different ways to sort.

Once they are sorted in a way that makes sense to you it might be easier to find a way to store them. At least you will know what size containers you have to find. Then when and how do you use them?

I actually get the embellishments out first so I can pick out the ones that match the theme I'm working with and so I can plan for the space they will take. Also, if I want to do any alterations to them, like Stickles on flowers, I like to do it first. This means that the first thing I get out is the embellishments so they have to be stored 'on top' and have to be easily accessible when I'm scrapping. It was driving me crazy that before I even got out a piece of paper the bedroom was trashed from my digging.

All of that led to finding a hanging jewelry organiser to put the embellishments in (which I will make not buy) and a hook to hang over a door. When it's all done the embellishments will hang in the closet when not in use and on the hook when I'm scrapping.

Sorry that was so long. Hope it helps a bit.
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Posted: 3/18/2010 1:14:14 AM
Finally Purged, cried, hugged my inner hoarder, and watched my DD do the happy dance of the sticker queen!

Just in time for ribbons...blog is updated.


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Posted: 3/18/2010 1:17:22 AM
Thanks Carolyn, I was about to write a similar post - but you beat me to it. UK-heli, hang in there. You can do this!.

It might be "contrary" advice, but I wanted to offer two additional suggestions.

First, go and pull your inks out and bring them into your room. If you're miserable without them, make this week ink week. Skip ahead and read wookiemouse's post on inks. Then, go play with your inks! Make time to create as well as organize

Second, if you get stuck on embellishments, consider letting yourself off the hook for a while. You may stumble upon an organizing principle which works for you while organizing something less daunting.

For example, I have had ribbons organized in many different ways, none of them has made sense for me. While doing other weeks I have realized that I like to see my supplies, but I don't like leaving stuff out to collect dust. I also have realized that for ribbons, organizing by color works for me. So I got some glass jars. It's not perfect yet, because I haven' figured out where to put the jars. But I'm content to leave the jars on a shelf until I find a great place for them.

Hope that helps. Just relax and have a little fun creating. Hugs to you!


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Posted: 3/18/2010 9:59:06 AM
I agree UK Heli. I have been using my inks throughout my challenge. I would skip ahead, or at least put that box by your chair

As for embellishments,Rome wasn't built in a day, neither was the Pennsylvania turnpike for that matter!, so don't get overwhelmed. Pick one thing....for me it was beads... and if that is too big, just pick a handfull of that whic you use most (if you know how you want to use it) or least (if its easiest because you are not emotionally attached).

Just pace yourself. For the next couple of days/ weeks put away a few things...it is just like paper...but more complicated ! If you take it a little at a time, eventually it will get done (says the gal who still hasn't done ideas)


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Posted: 3/18/2010 11:11:02 AM
Thanks for the encouragement ladies.
I think my biggest constraint is that I cannot do anything permanent - I am *really* hoping to move house soon so I can't afford to invest in large pieces that may not work in my new space. As such I am limited to the odd cabinets in the room I am currnetly using which have odd sized shelves that don't fit anything easily!

I think you are right - I need to stop getting caught up on the fact that this week is xx
I am not sure how to store my inks (previous method wasn't working great hence they are in a large bin at present!) but having the things I like/use a lot right at hand will help. I have purged a LOT of stuff & will continue to do so

Feeling far more positive now about my sorting out - just sad that I won't be back in my craftroom till very late Monday night now (due to work )



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Posted: 3/18/2010 11:43:26 AM

Question of the week: Are you enjoying going through the process of organizing your stuff? Are you enjoying, maybe, finding things you forgot you had? What about purging or, for that matter, the actual act of organizing-as in putting pretty things in pretty containers?



I am sort of enjoying it. It is a lot of hard work but I am so cramped in my room that getting some stuff out is liberating. I already have my organizational items so I am not getting to pick out any pretty containers. I just need to purge and do some reorganization.

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Posted: 4/25/2010 3:39:26 PM
Used to have everything in my big old Binder Buddy, which was heavy and bulky and I just didn't like it very much. A few weeks ago I was on 2Ps and saw a post about homemade clip it ups. I like the photo that was of Brittney Mellen's awesome holder so I stole it. Thank you Brittney; you're a genius!! This is so great; I don't have to move anything, just flip to what I'm looking for. Wish I'd have done this long ago!


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