organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 5. scraps.

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Posted 10/3/2010 by ~crisann~ in General Scrappin'
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Posted: 10/3/2010 12:21:43 PM
good afternoon ladies!

this week, we're organizing our scraps... everyone survived paper week. i'm so proud of all of you!

i, on the other hand, haven't even stepped foot in my studio. this week, i'll get back to paper. last year, i did paper and scraps together as well. i guess they just sort of go together. lol...


wookiemouse's blog

original two peas thread


question of the week: what constitutes a "scrap" to you?


for me, it's anything smaller than 12x12, so that includes 8.5x11.


checklist of things to do during week 5 -

1. read the week 5 post on wookiemouse's blog.
2. answer the question of the week on this thread.
3. organize your scraps.


organize your stuff challenge (round 3)

organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 1. space audit.

organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 2. brainstorming.

organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 3. clean slate.

organize your stuff challenge (round 3). week 4. paper.


have a great week, ladies! and, don't forget about your paper and scraps! lol...




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Posted: 10/3/2010 12:47:32 PM
1. I read the blog and am suffering map drawer envy!!! And envy regarding not having a container store nearby.

But I do not have space in my room for that drawer set anyway

2. But for what constitutes a scrap??? I keep large pieces of paper 8x8 or greater with the original paper so I can find a piece quickly especially if I bought only one piece. Sometimes a 6x6 piece will make it back into a collection if it was an absolute favorite.

The rest of my scraps are sorted by color and then patterns are by themselves within three 12x12 Iris-like containers. It works for me. I do have neutrals in one box alone since I also make cards and use these pieces frequently for an actual card or a mock-up. I have a wee bit of a scraps mess at the moment so I will fix that today or tomorrow and perhaps get back to sorting cardstock colors which looks better but is not exactly the way I want it.

Enter the hubby who informed me that paper should be stored flat - no kidding - and wanted to know why it was in CH system. I told him in order to rectify this that I need my DS moved out of his room and into my scraproom and then for the ultimate expensive paper storage system purchased along with an island for tools and assembly in the middle of the room He laughed and walked out of my room

3. Off to clean up!

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Posted: 10/3/2010 1:05:27 PM
Still in the midst of my paper piles from last week
I did sort scraps into my "bag o'scraps". The poor bag overflow-eth. Once a year, for my friend's b-day, I send her my scraps. She makes paper piecings and cards, so whatever I mail out to her, she uses up.

The past few LO's I've made were from collections, so those leftovers, plus scraps, were bagged and marked for the LSS garage sales coming up.


question of the week: what constitutes a "scrap" to you?


For me, it's anything I didn't use for the LO I made. Makes for lots of scraps, considering I like lots of 'white space' on my LO's, of late.

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Posted: 10/3/2010 2:36:11 PM
QOTW: usually anything less than 12x12

loveribbons-I had map chest envy too when I read wookiemouse's blog. I swear, I spent the next month googling, reasearching...and trying to find a way to justify one to DH! Your DH sounds a little like mine. Gotta love 'em though!

luvs2lilboyz-that is such a nice gesture for your friend!

Here is my scraps blog entry from round two. Sorry that I recyled the lioness metaphore for Girl Friday in round 3. It shan't happen again!


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Posted: 10/3/2010 3:05:41 PM
Still have a few things to finish from last weeks challenge, but scraps should be easier (I think!).

QOTW: Pretty much everything is a scrap to me. Sigh. I have a really hard time letting go of paper sometimes.

Currently I keep them all in a couple of accordian files - a legal size one for large scraps and a smaller (about 5"x10" ) one for little scraps. This seems to work for me, except that I tend to tuck my scraps beside the sorter rather than sort them right away. Bad habits I have. This system works quite well for me most of the time. Where it falls down are the this strips that I like to hang onto for journalling strips and that sort of thing. They get lost in the big file and don't fit in the small file. I'm going to use a drawer organizer that I have that will fit 12" strips as well as the accordian files and see how that goes. I'm nervous about having two systems at once, but would really like to have journalling strips at hand whenever I want.

After reading Wookiemouse's blog, I'm rather envious of her map drawers. Maybe I'd use my scraps more if I had them sorted by specific sizes and shapes as well as colour? Hmmm...


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Posted: 10/3/2010 3:19:12 PM
question of the week: what constitutes a "scrap" to you?

A scrap to me is:
Cardstock = anything smaller than 8 1/2X11
PP = Anything that's been cut up from its original 12X12 and doesn't go back into its "kit" bag.

My scraps are actually organized and I moved in June so they've been purged too. I keep them in a hanging file folder box by color. I do have a drawers of 6X6 PP that I use for cards only though. I'll post a photo on my blog a little later.


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Posted: 10/3/2010 6:52:31 PM
ScrappinBee too funny and your blog was very funny! However, you may boast now of a small pile of scraps due to help from Girl Friday BUT I warn you when Girl Friday goes off to college that pile will get bigger and will have a life of its own.

Of course your room may stay more organized then because somewhere around the age 9 my youngest daughter got very interested in scrapbooking and did so through high school. I am still digging out and finding stuff in her room. She just created a pile of scraps making a collage for her college room alas she left the scraps behind.

As for the map drawers I am still dreaming off them. If only my linens and towels were organized like that!!! Can you imagine not just finding the right scrap for a card or a page but finding the right napkins to go with a table cloth....or a matching towel set.....

Crisann -sorry for the hijack

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Posted: 10/3/2010 7:58:08 PM
I'm glad to say this is one my easier weeks. I love how my scraps are organized! I use them quite a bit, they're convenient on the shelf and it's one of the few systems I know is a keeper

Scraps Organization

Initially I thought I'd expand into a 3rd set of drawers so I could split out some of the drawers. But with only the two sets I use my scraps more as there's only so much room. Besides, I'd have to purge a heck of a lot more paper to fit another set of drawers on the shelf and we all know that ain't happenning

I may be the odd man out, but I don't think I'd like my scrap so super organized ie the mapdrawers. Part of the fun is the "find" of finding the perfect piece of paper in the drawer that works.

I think scraps are initially anything that's a leftover from a layout. I don't keep anything that's smaller then 2 x 2, unless it's a strip and then it has to be at least 1" width. Anything that I can cut into "card base" size gets moved to my card CH and everything else stays in the drawers.

Have a great week everyone!!

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Posted: 10/3/2010 8:55:39 PM
This will be an easy week for me. Scraps area anything that aren't 12x12. If it is smaller than about 5x6, I have a coupon holder for it - sorted by color and pp vs cardstock. If it is bigger, it stays in the paper envelope. As I was going through my paper this past weekend, I went ahead and went through my scraps as well that were still in the envelopes. I pulled out everything that I thought was sort of ugly or that I just couldn't see myself using again. I'll let my dd pick out about 20 scraps and then I'll donate the rest next February to her new school.

I should have taken pics of all the stuff I pulled out to sell/donate. It was a lot of stuff! And to think we are just getting started.

JD

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Posted: 10/3/2010 10:31:08 PM
This is an easy week for me because I already have my scraps organized. I have them sorted by color in Sterlite drawers.

I generally don't keep scrap paper unless it's big enough to mat a photo.

I'm still working on organizing my paper stash. This is a never ending process for me. Just today I made another list of paper I want to look for at my LSS tomorrow.

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Posted: 10/3/2010 11:01:43 PM
Loveribbons-Ha! I am sure that will come faster than I realize. She is a born scrapper, and it won't be long until she is looking to usurp the "big girl" table. Congats on getting yours to collage. Hopefully, your scraps will be under control soon!

Kris74-love the cards that you made with the scraps in your link!

Jely bean-definately need pics next time!

oohh I never thought of a map chest that could hold linens and scraps. That is what Alton Brown would call a multi tasker...hmmmm

And congrats to all of you who have an easy week with scraps


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Posted: 10/4/2010 12:21:44 AM
QOTW: a scrap is anything less than 6x6. But if it goes smaller than 3x3, I usually bin it, or if it is a light color, I save it as scratch paper for stamping.
When I cut into a 12x12, it gets downgraded to the shelves for the 8.5x11, or the 8x8 or the 6x6. Smaller than that, I have drawers - one color family per drawer. In the same drawers are embellishments and ribbons of the same color family. So when I need a pop of red, I go to the red drawer and pick either a brad, a piece of ribbon, or a scrap of cardstock to punch with.

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Posted: 10/4/2010 7:19:28 AM
Hi ladies! I hope you don't mind if I join in a little late. I just started unpacking my scrapbooking supplies, sorted my paper, and realized I'm just about where you are in the challenge.

QOTW: For me a scrap is anything smaller than 8.5x11 or a page that has been cut. I also have a lot of 4x6 mat stacks, but I store those separately from scraps.

I've never really had an organization system for scraps, so I'm looking forward to sorting them this week. I'm also still working on one CH paper holder full of 12x12, but I think I can tackle that and scraps at the same time.

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Posted: 10/4/2010 7:27:44 AM
Good morning fellow organizing Peas! Can you belive it's week 5 already?

Here's my post from Round 2 so you get an idea of where I started; scroll down around three-quarters of the page to find my post ...

Round 2 - scraps

Question of the week: What constitutes a "scrap" to you?

For me, scraps are at least the size of a standard mat. Smaller pieces go to my girls to use. Cardstock scraps are stored with their full-size sheets in the CHs. Seems to be working fine for me.

CTMH pattern paper scraps are stored in their paper kits. Non-CTMH PP scraps are keep with their original stack set in one CH. Since stacks come with multiples of each pattern paper, I just put them back with the other sheets of like design. Honestly, I rarely use non-CTMH PP, and when I do, if the scrap isn't at least 6"x6", I toss it.

I need to watch an episode of Hoarders, then tackle the non-CTMH CH full of pattern paper and just let it go. Anything in there I still like might just fit into a CH Paper Pouch or two and I could free-up a full CH. Someone nudge me, please!


I really enjoy reading these threads and love looking at the pictures posted. Please continue to post photos; it provides new ideas to possibly use and stirs the creative process for organizing my space. Thanks everyone!


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Posted: 10/4/2010 9:06:17 AM
Good morning. I'm still struggling with last week's paper, but I think I'm OK with my scraps. They're stored by color in a file-box that holds file folders; a few folders are for holiday, country, etc. I will go thru the file box this week and get rid of anything (like wookiemouse told us) that is bent, torn, or really too small to use.
QOTW: To me a scrap is anything that I think I might use on something later. I know, I know: too vague. If I have a scrap of pp that is bigger than maybe 6x6, I usually store it with the pp that it came from (if I have any left).
If I can get the photo posting thing to work for me later, I'll try to post a picture of my scraps box.
Good luck to everyone this week and maybe those of us who "fell behind" last week can catch up! Maria

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Posted: 10/4/2010 11:35:41 AM
Thanks for the compliment ScrappnBee!! DS and I were having a lazy pyjama day yesterday. He was watching a Batman/Justice League marathon and I was trying not to go insane

Sometimes it's easier to "batch" making cards for me and DH has been digging into the stash a lot more then I had thought. I only had one birthday card left!!

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Posted: 10/4/2010 7:02:23 PM
For me, anything smaller than 12x12 is a scrap. I don't have a lot of them so they are all in a bin together...no real organization. This works fine for me but I think I am going to add some files for smaller pieces because they tend to get lost among the larger pieces.

I will be spending most of my week finishing up my paper. I'm determined to get it whittled down to a point where it will all fit into my two carts.




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Posted: 10/4/2010 11:15:02 PM
All right! my round 3 blog-scraps pt 1 is finally up!

This one should be really easy...they will get sorted or consumed by Girl Friday!


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Posted: 10/5/2010 9:00:33 AM
estheryee-I'd love to see pics of your color drawers! It sounds pretty cool.

saysscraps-welcome! I am sure that you will catch up!

Anyone still not happy with paper week...and so putting off scraps? ...or just busy with the bright shiny objects called life?


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Posted: 10/5/2010 9:07:08 AM
scrappnbee - :waves hands:

i was in my studio the other night, trying to sort paper - eventually, said screw it and went back to peaing...



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Posted: 10/5/2010 10:07:40 AM
LOL Crisann! I'm guessing your battle with the pretty paper is going about as well as mine is, eh?

Estheryee - I'm curious too on your scraps/embelishment/ribbon drawers. Can you post a picture?? Or more details on the drawers??

I really like the Stacy Julian "backets of colours" but I don't have room for all of those baskets. I need something a little more compact and prefereably stackable ... not quite sure why I hadn't thought of drawers though!! Hmmm ... I'm thinking a stop at Walmart just got added to the to do list today. DS is going to be thrilled with that one

ScrappinBee - I've just been busy with the bright shiny objects Up here in Canada it's our Thanksgiving this coming weekend. To complicate matters, we have our inlaws turkey dinner the weekend before (last weekend). SIL hates Thanksgiving so we do it early so she can have her long weekend just for her and her family. I've been trying to get some scrapping in ... easier to use it then to purge it when those are my only two options

Hopefully as the week goes it'll get a little more chatty in here. We were up to 3 pages last week weren't we??

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Posted: 10/5/2010 10:29:04 AM
Kris74-I know! It was so exciting! Happy Thanksgiving, BTW. Sorry about the bummer SIL. Do you guys do Black Friday shopping, like we do here in the US? (I have a Black Belt in day after Thanksgiving shopping here).

Don't worry Crisann. I am supposed to be creating a Raffi themed LO, and I keep not going to my computer to pick out photos, yet here I am Peaing! (also, I unearthed the remnants of a major project in an iris box, and now I need to sort those papers!!!)

Scrappin usmc- would love to see a pic of your storage too. Hopefully your weather is clearing up.


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Posted: 10/5/2010 10:46:59 AM
Well, at least I'm not the only one spending time here. I've wasted away the morning instead of doing something more productive.

Although my paper and scraps are organized, I was supposed to label a bunch of stuff on the last go-around. The weather is dreary in PA and I have no motivation to do anything. I'd really like to go back through my non-CTMH pattern paper and toss anything that doesn't say "WOW" to me. That might free-up an entire CH that could be re-worked into the organization of my space.

Maybe if I list out what I'd like to accomplish just today, it would help get my butt into gear. Here goes ...

1. purge non-CTMH PP, again
2. actually toss purged PP
3. re-work all CHs to use newly emptied said CH
4. label, label and labe some more

Hopefully putting this out there (well, here), sparks a flame. Or at least a flicker.

What's everyone else up to today?


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Posted: 10/5/2010 11:03:37 AM
My scraps aren't organized so to speak, but they are all in a drawer together. I would like to sort them by size shape color etc, but that will have to wait.

Any time I cut and use any paper or carstock from its original size what is left becomes a scrap.

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Posted: 10/5/2010 11:04:58 AM
ScrappinBee - No, some of us go to the US on your Black Friday, I'm about an hour out of Buffalo. I haven't gone yet, but one of these years I'm going to give it a try!! We DO have Boxing Day sales.... on Boxing Day As good as the sales are though, your Black Friday deals are so much better!! Some of the US based stores around here tend to have a big sale around your Thanksgiving (like M's and Best Buy), I guess to deter too many of us from going south I always score my best deals at M's then.

McLisa - It's grey and rainy here too DS is in school half days so on the morning I had to myself, I've pea'd, gone for a run, pea'd some more, went to weight watchers and pea'd some more. Not very productive over here either. We have storytime in a couple of hours and I need to pick up some groceries, so maybe I'll do a bit of something creative before we need to go back out in the rain.

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Posted: 10/5/2010 11:16:25 AM
Kris74-sorry no retail therapy in your future near future. Glad that you get some of the sales in Nov though. I don't blame you not driving to Buffulo near december. They probably have feet of snow on the ground by then. Good luck with story time. I have to go out soon to, just staying here instead of clearing up the front hall!

McLisa-sorry it is blah out by you. The strange glowing orb in the sky is gracing us with its presence here in the Seattle area. It seems we have more accidents here with the rare *gasp* sunshine, than when it is grey and drizzly. Good luck with the organization. At least it is clean in your mind!


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Posted: 10/5/2010 1:01:38 PM
Scraps organization was easy for me since I needed no changes

I use a bin from Bed Bath and Beyond to store photo mat size scraps. They are sorted in ROYGBIV order but not separated. Mat stacks also go in this bin in the back.

Smaller scraps go in on the the small plastic drawers. I would usually throw this size out but my daughter likes to make die cuts and I have cutting down larger paper to die cut a pair of doll shoes. She is the only one that uses this drawer.

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Posted: 10/5/2010 2:08:55 PM
QOTW - I consider anything cut from its original size to be scrap. My scraps are in an according folder by color.

Another week done - next week (photos) however is going to be the death of me! Last round I just totally ignored photo week because it was so overwhelming.

LoveRibbons - love your dh's response to your solution to the paper problem!

SayScraps - Welcome to the challenge!

ScrappnBee - I have a dd who also keeps my scraps purged. I just give her my scraps folder whenever she has a project to work on and she cleans it out for me. She loves it!


Leisa - GO VOLS!

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Completed 2011: cards - 16; los - 70
Completed 2012: cards - 26; los - 36
Completed 2013: cards - 13; los - 20
Completed 2014: cards - 0; los - 14
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Posted: 10/5/2010 3:38:28 PM
Leisa - What if you started on photos now so you had an extra week? Maybe it would be easier/not so overwhelming if you got a little ahead of the game. I'm getting ahead of myself, but I do Stacy Julian's Library of Memories and I LOVE it!! Photos are one (of the few) areas that are pretty well coralled over here.

I also noticed M's has their storage stuff on sale for 40% off this week up here. Maybe get some of their photo boxes/storage things and just start sorting piles.

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Posted: 10/5/2010 3:56:30 PM
Weaser-good to know that I'm not the only one with a human scap disposal unit in the home!

I agree with Kris74 though. If photos were hard last time, you might want to start now...or if you are like me, just think about possibly maybe doing it! Also, you might se a small goal, like this week I will tackle these 2 inches of photos. The rest can wait. Then in round 4 (or on a week that you a dying avoid something like cleaning the toilets) you can tackle another inch or two? We promise to cheer you on no matter what!


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Posted: 10/5/2010 4:07:24 PM
Would it be bad of me if I just threw out all my current scraps and started fresh. I am tempted to do just that. They seem to weigh me down, thinking I have to use them first and then I never do. They just plain make me feel guilty.

QOTW: usually a scrap is anything left over from any paper I cut up but I've learned to throw away anything that can't be used for a matt or a stamped image



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Posted: 10/5/2010 4:42:32 PM
OK I finally got some photos taken (uploaded, resized, etc) and a blog post done. I seriously feel like I cheated because I don't have very many. Moving made it necessary to purge until it hurt and boy did it ever hurt, LOL!!
Here you go
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Posted: 10/5/2010 4:44:15 PM
Weaser and ScrappnBee - as for dd's that scrap...watch out! My dd when she was little would take pictures out of the pile and they would disappear. They have appeared years later as in now in the wrong year and the wrong place. She started when she was about 5 doing this so head's up ladies. They may be helping with your scraps but they can be a menace too

I had to HIDE my good markers and punches. And stamps ugh! Just found my snowman punch in her set of drawers that she gave back to me for my room

So be careful ladies be very very careful!

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Posted: 10/5/2010 5:05:04 PM
LoveRibbons- It is starting already! Punches, sitckers, embellies...what am I at...13 yrs and counting to college! Give me strength! LOL!

Scrappin USMC- are those jetmax's for your 6x6? Cool idea! I would never of thought of that (I don't know why...)

Artist ju-I won't tell! (but you may have a preschool or church or children's hospital that could use them if they aren't too tiny) I thought purging was a part of the process (My inner hoarder is appalled though)


-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
Goals:
Complete Organization Challenge: my org challenge blog
Scrap last month by the end of this month...all year

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Posted: 10/5/2010 6:46:37 PM
Confession... I'm still working on my paper. It's close, but I'm going to get it done. Same with scraps. Pinky swear.



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Posted: 10/5/2010 7:50:32 PM
ScrappnBee-Yes they are Jetmax...well the ones you buy at M's...on sale...or with a coupon, LOL! My UM/Clear stamps are stored in the them too.


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Kris74
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Posted: 10/5/2010 7:50:57 PM
Nantini - You can do it!! Keep plugging away. Even if it takes another month. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

ScrappinUSMC - Great idea for your 6x6 paper storage! I hadn't thought of that either. Hmm ....

LoveRibbons
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Posted: 10/5/2010 9:10:53 PM
Nantani - most likely we are all sort of plugging away at pp and cs in some way or another.

Kris - I think I saw a pic of your room. Love it!

Everyone else I must get over to the gallery!! Sounds like you have great stuff up! But alas the internet only works briefly but long enough for me to shop the STAMPING SALE! Yes I have bought a few more and some inks but hey that is another week right

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Posted: 10/6/2010 7:17:18 AM
LoveRibbons - That's the way to do it!! Stock up before you have to organize it So did you get anything good??

Thanks for the compliment ob my room. It's cozy, but I really love it

Kris74
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Posted: 10/6/2010 7:17:21 AM
Sorry. Double post.

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Posted: 10/6/2010 8:52:52 AM
Hi. just me again, trying to post a picture of my scraps storage:


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Posted: 10/6/2010 10:30:51 AM
Nantini- Its Ok. Its just good to hear from you! COnfession is good for the soul . I still haven't touched memorobelia from last round...at all. Now that is scarry!

Oooh. Stamps. Now there's a weakness. I am NOT counting them this year.


-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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Complete Organization Challenge: my org challenge blog
Scrap last month by the end of this month...all year

weaser
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Posted: 10/6/2010 10:43:25 AM
Kris74 - Starting on photos now is a brilliant idea (and one I wouldn't have thought of). Unfortunately, I have a touch of Scrappnbee's "PA me" who would much rather wait at least a month to start on pictures!

LoveRibbons - oh yes, I know those little hands get into a lot more than just paper. I am constantly finding my stuff in her room. Usually, when something is missing, that's the first place I look. She gets very offended that I come to her first for my missing items, but more times than not that is exactly where they are. I've had to replace ALL of my red/pink SU markers after she made Valentine Cards one year.

artist-ju - I say ditch your scraps since they are weighing you down so much. Your stash shouldn't make you feel guilty! You will probably feel a lot better about it by starting fresh. If you could find a place to donate it that would be great, but if you can't don't let that stop you from getting rid of it.

Off to THINK about organizing pictures!!


Leisa - GO VOLS!

Completed 2010: 85
Completed 2011: cards - 16; los - 70
Completed 2012: cards - 26; los - 36
Completed 2013: cards - 13; los - 20
Completed 2014: cards - 0; los - 14
Mar goal: cards 0/4; los 14/4


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Posted: 10/6/2010 12:07:06 PM
Thanks weaser and ScrappnBee I will get rid of them some way( if I don't get sidetracked when I go through them)

ScrappnBee- are you sure you don't want to count them??? Thats Ok I don't want to count anything either.

I'm not looking forward to picture week, thats one of the areas that got me hung up last round. Although I did put them in holding albums they are not in order. And my digital pics are really scary



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Posted: 10/6/2010 12:43:13 PM
Whoa, counting stamps?? I don't want to have to count anything...it would just be admitting how bad of a shopping...er, collecting problem I have!! LOL!
I'm cringing about next week. Photos *shudder*. I'm still waiting for that light bulb to go off on the best way for me to store them...I think the bulb might be burned out though, LOL!

For those still slogging thru paper week(s)...you can do it!!!


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Kris74
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Posted: 10/6/2010 1:01:12 PM
I'm another one who's refusing to count stamps. I was a Stampin Up demo for almost two years and I was always my best customer. There are some things I'd just rather not know, and this is one of them!!

For those of you stressing about photos - give Stacy Julian's Photo Freedom book a read. (You might be able to get it at the library??) I used to be SO overwhelmed with my pictures. Now I always know where I am, what I haven't yet scrapped, what I've printed ... My picture storage has been fabulous!! I'll link up some pictures next week - but until then, give the book a read. It's amazing!

*stepping off soapbox*

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Posted: 10/6/2010 3:55:55 PM
Kris74- get on your soap box whenever you want! New ideas are always awesome.

artist ju- the POW says just close your eyes, open the recycle bin and dump! PA Me, hates organizing anything, is taping OCD Me's mouth shut and the inner hoarder is crying quietly in the corner, not looking.

For those of you living in fear- it is ok to skip or take baby steps...just don't leave. at some point it will happen (like when DH starts taking measurements to convert your room into something else), and we will be here for you!

And it is officially agreed. No stamp counting this round
I think the only thing that could be worse in how may pieces of 12x12 do you have (my offical answer is more than 7, and that is it).


-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
Goals:
Complete Organization Challenge: my org challenge blog
Scrap last month by the end of this month...all year

LoveRibbons
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Posted: 10/6/2010 4:20:27 PM
Kris74- pictures Horrifying so I think should look at that book and please post pictures of how you organized them. I currently have them sorting into those 2000 pic containers from CH. As for being a SU demonstrator -do you have any reinkers in Really Rust left for sale???

Weaser - OMGosh our daughters must be related. My SU markers - don't get me started. As for pink and red and purple papers I think I have so many because she would use a huge amount and I would run out and purchase more and go overboard to account for her usage so I can blame her for my pp and cs overload! Perhaps I should have her finish sorting them when she comes home from college this weekend!!!

ArtistJu -did you throw out the scraps?

ScrappnBee - love your blog! and your scraps system but I loved the paper I could see in there more

Crisann - you can do it! You are our fearless leader!!

Last night's purchases - one star background stamp that Jennifer McGuire used in her new Holiday Thinking Inking, 2 Glimmer Mists, one Distress Ink in Sapphire, some paper from Graphic 45 a brand I have none of, some cute house and village stamps and probably one more background stamp. IDK now

LoveRibbons
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Posted: 10/6/2010 5:06:27 PM
I forgot that I purchased some ribbon That is one week I am so hiding from this challenge

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Posted: 10/6/2010 5:23:51 PM
OK - I'll post pictures as soon as I see Crisann post the challenge next week, OK?? Or if you google Stacy Julian's Library of Memories you might find some info.

Those stamps sound really nice LoveRibbons. LOL I just made the connection with your name and what you said!! I'm thinking that'll be a tough week for you I'm not sure about the reinker - let me see when I pull my inks out in a couple of weeks. I'd like to do a really good purge of colours I don't use anymore. I quit (demo/buying same thing ) last summer when I realized I had dozens of stamp sets I hadn't even mounted yet!! I don't think I've even cracked the spine on the last two Idea Books!

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