organize your stuff challenge (round 4). week 1. space audit.

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Posted 3/27/2011 by ~crisann~ in General Scrappin'
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paperpauper
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Posted: 3/28/2011 9:47:49 PM
Hello,
I'm somewhat new here, been lurking for a while. I'm 43, single, no kids except for the furry variety (3 horses, many many cats). I do have a 2 year old grand-niece who is the focus of most of my scrapping atm.

My scrapping space is not too bad, but like everyone there are a few areas I need help in. It's a spare bedroom dedicated just to crafting. I like to keep everything around me when I scrap, but the more I accumulate the harder that is to do!

What works:
My two desk areas, one for scrapping and one for cricut/sewing.

Stamps and stamp pad storage: in baskets on wall shelf, organized by type of stamp and labeled. Stamp pads next to me in holder, but not in my way.

Two sets of nearby drawers hold embellishments, chipboard, punches.

Paper storage: two rolling file carts, cardstock in one, PP in the other.

Small plastic file drawers to hold embellishments, organized by type.

What needs help:

Ribbon organization! Currently have ribbon rolls in one drawer and ribbon cards in another. I hate how the ribbon unrolls and isn't tidy.

Photo organization

A better way to organize for crops (I'm new to taking my stuff out of the room) and how to get me to put it back when I return! It takes me 2 weeks to get around to that and then it's time for the next crop! And it keeps me from scrapping in the meantime.


Anyway, I hope I can keep up and play along. I'm on dial-up, so I may not post pictures that much though.

Thanks!
Sandra

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Posted: 3/29/2011 1:01:37 AM
Hi everyone! This will be my 3rd attempt at getting organized. I didn't get very far with Round 2. I did much better in Round 3 although I did spend much of the last few weeks on that tropical island!

My name is Leisa. I'm 42, SAHM to 3 kids - ages 10, 12 and 14 - and one crazy cat - in my picture to the left. DH and I recently celebrated 17 years of marriage.


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Posted: 3/29/2011 8:24:37 AM
Glad I discovered this thread...I will be back to see how it all works later today....






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Posted: 3/29/2011 8:41:28 AM
I did some of the challenges in round 3 and I'm back to finish some of the areas I didn't get to last round. I'm a retired teacher who teaches a couple of classes at the community college. I'm married and have a 20-year-old daughter who is a sophomore at Mizzou.

My scrapbook room is the smallest bedroom in our house. It also doubles as my home office so my space is limited. It's semi-organized.

What's not working:
Paper
Photos
Ideas
Embellishments
Ribbon
Room decor

What's working:
Scraps
Ink pads
Stamps
Pens
Scraps

Thank you, Crisann, for posting this challenge again.
Cindy


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Posted: 3/29/2011 8:47:06 AM
Space Audit:
I just recently purchase a five shelf unit to put in a closet that is in room. I took out my black desk out to family room so I could do some work while I’m out there. So I had more room to move around here. I’m trying to set up stations—as cutting area, die cut/cricut area, stampin area, and an area to go thur things from shelf.

Embellishment organization:
Organize by colors and theme-this is how I have scrapped for few years. However I’m going to further organize by put all different embellishment in color bins which will help reduce the time in searching for that perfect embellishment all in one spot.
I need to figure out what types of storage I want to do this in. haven’t figured it out yet.
I need to further organize my brads, flowers and ribbons by colors as they got jumble when I moved the last time.

Photo Selection:
I love my CM mini photo boxes—so sad they’re discontinued them. Currently I have my daughter’s pictures file in order by dates. I still need to get the last 1.5 years printed and start my son’s pictures as well. They are currently on computer that needs to be organize and retag as well as back up to the flashdrive.
Paper Organization:
They are in vertical cropper hopper sorted by color then theme. I need to purchase more as I have separate holders for stampin up and bazzill. And Need to reorganization as some of them got mix up as we moved the last time.

Ideas:
I have two binders that I need to purge as I don’t use them much since I used sketches more so. I need to make a new binder for Allison Davis sketches and a file type for possible use of sketches from other sites.

Access to basic tools:
I want to use my cricut and die cut machine more so I’m trying to find a good spot that is out in open.
I have turnabout for my basic tools which I loved.
My large cutter is on cabinet for when I’m standing and small trimmer is on table for when I’m sitting

Stamps Organization:
? still in works currently everywhere. My ink pads are in drawer which I don’t like bc I have to stop and put ink out of what I needs. I used to have them in old cassette (?) holder so I’m going to put them back in them and put it on shelf. We rent so I didn’t want to put any more holes in wall. Lol

I think that all I can think of..


Michele


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Posted: 3/29/2011 10:40:22 AM
HI! I'm Barb - 36 ... married (15+ years.) No kids, three dogs (Shih Tzu - ages 11, 10 and 7) and one cat (age 17). We just moved into our current home last year, and I have a small office for my scrap room/dog room. It's semi-organized, but I think it can use some help




bethkk
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Posted: 3/29/2011 10:45:35 AM
I have some "newbie" questions! First of all, OMG...I already have three pages full of ideas/comments about my scrap space! And I feel like I'm just getting started! Should I edit my first "what works/what doesn't" post or just keep my expanded list to myself? LOL!

Also, are we going to be posting pictures as we go? Do we post them here on the message boards (from photobucket or somewhere else) or in our gallery and then do a link to them?

And, what if we are going to be gone one of the weeks? I am gone next week on spring break and I don't want to miss out on posting pics (I "cheated" and looked ahead at the challenge!). Should I do it ahead of time or when I get back?!

I'm so excited to get my space looking pretty!

Beth

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Posted: 3/29/2011 10:55:22 AM
Hello everyone.

My name is Mary, i'm 28. I tried to join in on the last round and life got too busy. This time though I need to do this!!! I have my own room, a smaller room but it works. Sometime in the next year (hopefully) i'll be moving to a larger shared room, kind of like a family room. It's just my boyfriend, me, 2 ferrets(Phoebe and Fiona), 1 beagle(Harvey), and 1 turtle(Mr. Turtle). Yes our turtle is part of the family, lol, he costs us just as much as the ferrets or dog do. No children, yet.

My major problem in my room is my junk drawers, I somehow ended up with 2. I have paper, trinkets, tickets, etc. in them. You know like flattened pennies from vacations, lol. I'm fairly happy with how my paper is sorted but hate the way they are being stored. I also need to find some kind of tabletop tool caddy, that would free up a drawer.

I can't wait to really get into this. I want a clean, organized room!


Mary

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Posted: 3/29/2011 11:20:00 AM
Okay, I scrapped last night and made my list of what is and isn't working. That was an interesting experiment that I wouldn't have thought to do myself.

What's working:

- page kits- I really like that when it's time to scrap, I pull a page kit and I'm pretty much good to go. I've got photos, PP, cardstock, and embellishments pulled. I have a sketch to go off of. I love it.

- tool tote- I've done a pretty good job of stocking it with the basics and the things I use most are close at hand.

- having my scraps close by- I'm really using them a lot now. It's easier to check my scraps file than to run to my paper files, which are in the room next to the one I scrap in, in my cabinet. But b/c the scraps are inches away, I check there first.

- having my Quickutz Revolution on the table and QK alphas in a drawer right where I scrap- It used to take so much time to find my hand tool, find its base, rummage through my alphas, go in search of scraps to use, and so on. So I would end up using alphas stickers, and my QK investment wasn't paying off. Lately I'm using them like mad b/c there right there!

- taping my sketch to the wall in front of me while I scrap- Looks a little tacky, but it's only for while I scrap. Maybe I need a small bulletin board or something in that spot. It's so nice to look up and refer to my sketch vs. rummaging around on my table wondering where I put the darned thing!

What's not working:

- photos- Because I print a batch, then scrap, then print more, then scrap, there's no spontaneity. If I realize I want to include a certain photo that I haven't printed, I'm out of luck b/c I don't have a photo printer at home.

- purge boxes- Oh goodness, this is the worst. I have maybe 4 rather large boxes of stuff I supposedly purged and have been meaning to Freecycle. A while back, I was trying to be more of a minimalist but I have scrapped (ha!) that idea. So I keep scrapping and thinking, "Oh wait...I have chipboard that would be perfect for this! It's in one of the purge boxes!" or "Hey, that circle punch I purged might be the right size for this." So I end up spending half of my scrap session in the cold garage, digging through boxes of stuff. I'm obviously NOT ready to let go of that stuff, but I sure don't have room for it in the house, so I need to seriously consider what to do about this. I'll have more room once I get my scrap table, b/c it has a lot of storage space, but that won't happen until this summer.

- lots of back and forth b/w my scrap cabinet, and the desk I'm currently using to scrap on- No real solution for this one. At this time, there's just no way to put all my scrap stuff in one room. Again, I need that scrap table! lol




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Posted: 3/29/2011 1:32:53 PM
My name is Angie and I have been married for 31 years and have 3 DD, ages 21, 23, & 27. I also have 2 long-haired dachshunds that consume a lot of my time. Love them to death but there are times when they drive me insane.

I have joined in on several of the past challenges only to drop off at some point. This time will be different because we just moved from Alabama to Georgia and I am in the greatest state of disorganization ever. Although it was great to have packers, they packed much of my scrap items with no rhyme or reason and I am struggling to group like items together again.

Needless to say, at this point I cannot even scrap a page to determine what works/doesn't work. But, I think I can make a list and then tweak it as I go along. My greatest problem is I had a wonderful room with a huge walk-in closet in the basement of my old house. I am having to spread out into 4 different rooms in the basement of my new house but I think it will be ok.

I am so excited to get started and I am so grateful to Cristi for hosting this challenge again, as well as thankful for the material wookiemouse initially prepared. I have an overwhelming amount of work ahead of me but it will be so much easier doing it along with others!

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Posted: 3/29/2011 2:46:43 PM
seansmommy, what kind of scrap table are you planning to get? always looking for ideas! thx.


my scrappy goals for 2012:
. finish all the bits and pieces on LOs which are missing a letter, or a picture needs to be reprinted, etc.
. finish up H's albums
. make an acrylic album
. finish my heritage albums
. sort Dad's genealogy stuff
. try to finish up the several albums that are started; label them; move them downstairs where they can be enjoyed
. make mini albums
. oh, yeah, get my [s]crap place organized & KEEP IT NEAT!


scrappinJudy
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Posted: 3/29/2011 2:48:35 PM
Angie, can you knock down some walls in that basement? just a thought.........


my scrappy goals for 2012:
. finish all the bits and pieces on LOs which are missing a letter, or a picture needs to be reprinted, etc.
. finish up H's albums
. make an acrylic album
. finish my heritage albums
. sort Dad's genealogy stuff
. try to finish up the several albums that are started; label them; move them downstairs where they can be enjoyed
. make mini albums
. oh, yeah, get my [s]crap place organized & KEEP IT NEAT!


bethkk
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Posted: 3/29/2011 2:55:07 PM
Oh, Angie, I am SO jealous! I want a long hair dachsund more than anything...but DH doesn't like little dogs. I had one growing up and I LOVED that dog! They are so sweet. He once promised me I could have one once the kids were gone, but as that day approaches (August 13th, I believe, is the exact day my baby leaves for college) he is backing out on the promise! I'm going to have to start guilting him into it! LOL!

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Posted: 3/29/2011 4:49:26 PM
bethkk- post as much or as little as you want. I started a blog with my long answers to the week and posted short answers and the link and chatted here, but that is just me. I know many uplink to the gallery and put those links in when when they want to share here too. Glad that you are so excited to start!!


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

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Posted: 3/29/2011 6:20:17 PM
Hi all, I'm going to join this time. I always mean to join, back to Wookiemouse's first challenge. This time I will .

I have been married 23 years, with two kids. My daughter is 19 and in her second year of college. My son is a 15 year old sophomore in high school. I have a beagle mix rescue who is a fabulous dog, and a wonderful very long haired tortie cat.

My scrap room, which I inherited when my daughter first left for college in August 2009, is a terrible mess. I can't say what works right now, 'cause nothing does . I'll do my audit before the end of the week.

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Posted: 3/29/2011 6:31:59 PM
Crisann- I hope you don't mind but I may jump in at some point.

I am a proud graduate of the very first Wookiemouse challenge from 2009 and I am happy to say that my room still works!! (so for you newbies this really does work!!) But I am seriously considering painting my room and upgrading some furniture pieces soooo what works right now may change in the future! The whole painting thing has me kinda crazed knowing I have to empty my room again. But I figure if I am going to do it I might as well get an upgrade on some furniture!!


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Karie
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Posted: 3/29/2011 7:25:12 PM
I have been scrapping for about 12 years.

What doesn't work:

Small space with way too much stuff
Hard to get to supplies (stacked or blocked)


What works:
My supplies are organized by like items
Cricut easy to get to
Scraps are organized
2 surfaces to work on






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Posted: 3/29/2011 7:57:05 PM
I'm going to try to include pictures of each area this time around so I'm going to start with what my room looked like in 2009 when I first started this challenge. It was a room that was very disfunctional always piled with so many things that I couldn't even scrap anything.


before pics in 2009 round 2

before pics in 2010 round 3

This last one is the same as it is now except for a few touches



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Posted: 3/30/2011 2:12:11 AM
It is soo good to see so many familiar faces and even better to see the new ones!
jen/ artist-ju- thanks for the sets of before pics!

here is
Scrap audit (round 4) part 1
and for anyone who might want to read it,
My intro to the Org challenge (round 2)

It has google translate for those more comfortable reading in another language!


-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

bethkk
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Posted: 3/30/2011 9:38:09 AM
OMG Amanda...I cracked up at your blog!! LOVE it!

I think I will start a blog on here, at least with my "long" beginning list of items. I also have my before pics, which I will post in my gallery. I think that's part of next week's "assignment", but I'll do it this week since I'll be basking in the warmth of the Orlando sun instead of here where...ugh...it's SNOWING again!

I now have to figure out how to convince DH I need a new bookshelf when I have a perfectly good one. Problem with that one is...my paper holders and anything bigger than exactly 12X12 don't fit!!

Beth

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Posted: 3/30/2011 10:00:42 AM
bethkk- Thanks!
For me a blog was was easier to upload photos and ramble! LOL!

Orlando! I am totally jealous! Get some sunshine for me!


-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

paperpauper
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Posted: 3/30/2011 12:44:59 PM
I just put up a blog post with pictures of my space if anyone is interested. I rarely blog, but I'm sick today and avoiding work! lol

PaperPauper Blog

bethkk
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Posted: 3/30/2011 2:45:35 PM
Created a blog just so I could blog about this challenge!! Here is the link:

Musings of an Attic Scrapper

There are also some pictures of my scrap space on the blog.

Went to JoAnn's at lunch today. Wow! I haven't been there in forever...it's completely remodeled! Didn't see anything I HAD to have, but I did pick up another paper holder with my 40% off coupon. One item on my shopping list complete...


Beth

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Musings of an Attic Scrapper


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Posted: 3/30/2011 6:26:37 PM
paperpauper and bethkk- I check out blogs but I do not know how to leave a commentI do not what the different profile selections mean

paperpauper-I love your colors and new floor. Purple is my favorite color. I hope to get my SB area painted and the floor done during this challenge.

bethkk-your scrapping cat had me LOL.

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Posted: 3/30/2011 6:32:21 PM
Hi everyone! My name is Jenny. I am married and no kids yet but I have 2 yorkies named Bailey & Madison. I work in the Healthcare field and I am lucky to have a dedicated scrapbook room for now. I have 2 Ikea Exepdits, 1 is the big one with 12 cubbies and 1 that has 8 laying on it's side.

I am going to keep track and post my pics over at my blog as we progress. I hope we can keep up with it and get great ideas and tips from each other!



Jenny



bethkk
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Posted: 3/31/2011 10:01:59 AM
Good morning, everyone! I got a lot done in a little time last night! Got to cross a few things off my list...at least my "rearranging" list! My desk already looks SO much bigger without that stupid old useless computer. I also went through the big pile of memorabilia from the kids' high school years and put them into page protectors to make "kits". They're even labeled with things like "DD - Freshman - Play" and "DS - Senior - Rugby". Now all I have to do is pull one out, pick papers and embellies, and scrap away. Trying to get DD's dance and football (she was a manager, not a player...LOL!) albums done before graduation in June. With my new organized "kits", I may even get some of her other activities scrapped before then!

Tonight I plan to finish up the recital LO I've been working on...had to find the "perfect" Stickles color to use on the title...now that I have that I should be able to whip it out in no time! I'll try to post it before I leave on Sunday.

Hope everyone has an awesome day!

P.S. Can someone tell me how to make my blog a link instead of the URL in my signature? I know how to do it in a regular post, but can't see how to do it when editing my signature! Thanks!


Beth

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Posted: 3/31/2011 10:22:02 AM
Hi! I am a 40 yr old SAHM to two, who has been married 10+ years, and scrapbooking a little longer. My first real album was our wedding album though. I need some serious help. I don't know what works for me and what doesn't. In an effort to organize on my own, I pulled everything out added some furniture, and it still doesn't fit and/or isn't accessible. I really need to get some scrapbooking done, but when I see this room, I just want to turn off the light, shut the door, and walk away. I have a few pieces of furniture that are nsbr (ie 5 ft rolltop computer desk, and 7 ft couch hidabed that must stay). I am going to be getting some expedits (just not sure of the configurations yet, hope this challenge can help) and I need a larger work surface. Right now I use a secretary desk that has a fold up table area, but it won't even fit my paper cutter (it hangs over the edge a little) and it takes up about half of workspace) I think my room is 11 x 14. That's all, folks! Easy, right?

ETA: Talked to DH tonight, he says get rid of the couch, this room is mine, baby! All except for the rolltop computer desk, that stays, and he says, preferrably in it's current location! But I'm still not sure about the couch, I kinda like it... if I can make it fit, it stays... but that means moving the heavy, large, rolltop...uuggghhhh!


Kristin

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Posted: 3/31/2011 2:05:06 PM
I almost missed this starting again.
Diane, newly retired RN and busier now and getting less done than when I worked LOL
My space is too many things in one room. It's out of control in all aspects so I'm hoping to get motivated this time and get it in working order!
No scrapping for me this week though, getting set up for puppies ( also in "my" room.


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Posted: 3/31/2011 2:25:54 PM
Hi, I'm Ann, 24. I've been married 6 months tomorrow. I'm currently a housewife, but I'm looking for a day job to feed my scrapbooking hobby and bring in a little extra income. My life is pretty boring. I'm a baseball and Nascar fan. I'm addicted to twitter and facebook. I even play World of Warcraft with DH and our friends. We moved into our apartment in November and I we're trying to make it a home until we find a house to rent in November.

What works:
1. Having Space
2. Rolling Carts with stuff under the table
3. Patterned Paper and Cardstock in Reach
4. Silhouette Machine plugged in and on the desk at all time
5. Table top lamp that sits on my Mac Mini

Not Working:
1. Embellishment Storage
2. the "shared" table space (A small table that DH and I are supposed to share)
3. Scrap storage
4. Ribbons and 12x12 Cardstock
5. Cables (Computers, Monitor, Ipod charging, and some others)



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Posted: 3/31/2011 2:33:09 PM
Oh ladies you have no idea... This is what my room has turned into the last few days just trying to get everything together by hobby!

Don't judge! Sad thing is it was spotless like a week ago and this thread and thinking about everything has made be scramble everthing

The huge mess!



rnhmom
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Posted: 4/1/2011 9:32:47 AM
Hi, everyone. I joined in at the very end of Round 3, and am ready to go with Round 4. I just got new cabinets, craft table, etc., so for the last three weeks I've been reorganizing everything. (Link below.)

I'm mom of two -- ds is 13 and dd is 7. We also have a 1yo golden retriever and a 14yo pomeranian, and a lonely little guinea pig who lost his guinea pal a couple of months ago. I've been married for 17 years (yow!), and we recently moved my mom (83yo) to live near us. I teach at a university full-time, where I also run a graduate program, so crafting is my sanity, when I get time to do it. DD likes to scrapbook and make cards with me, so she also has a little space of her own in my scrap area. I also crochet, do beadwork, and dabble with some other things.

Here's some pictures of my new scrap space. This is on one side of our main family room downstairs, so we've put in cabinets that can later double as "den" storage for the next family. I still wanted a large craft table, so that's here, too. There's room here for some of my tabletop storage (clip-it-up, horizontal paper files, etc.) and to still have room for dd and me to work, and perhaps a friend or two to join us once in a while. When we entertain, it will double as a game table.

The corner desk is here because I also write/work from home and need a place for my books and home office things.

New Scrap Space

Space audit:

I'm going to twist this a bit, because I haven't yet scrapped in the space. Cabinets were in 2 1/2 weeks ago, right at the *end* of my spring break, of course. Grr! So I've been working on this in spare time here and there. So, for my space audit, I'm thinking about what is already "set" and organized and what I know needs more work.

What I hope will work:
Cardstock in vertical organizer on the tabletop
Small embellishments in drawer units, labelled
Flowers sorted by color, in jars
Bling hanging on a dress form
Clip It Up organizes alphas -- stickers, rub-ons in sleeves, and chipboard
Rubber stamps, ink, and related supplies in a drawer unit

What needs work yet:
Acrylic stamps
Pens
Ribbon
Buttons
My stash of chipboard albums, etc., to work on one day... (larger than it should be!)

Ann


Ann


~crisann~
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Posted: 4/1/2011 9:38:25 AM
good morning, ladies!

glad to see everyone so excited... i see lots of space audits and pics posted, as well as some talk about starting blogs to record your organizing journeys - totally awesome!

it's been a busy week here.

s/o is working some crazy traveling bs - 8-12 hrs out/10 hrs in a hotel/8-12 hrs back/10 hrs at home - it sucks! doesn't seem to coincide w/ my work schedule at all.

got a treadmill last night! lol... i wanted to start running, but sw pa weather doesn't seem to want to cooperate w/ me, so...

oh, and i've been organizing ribbon - i decided i didn't like my ribbon rack, so i'm taking it all off the spools.

hope everyone's enjoying themselves and, ofcourse, happy organizing!




LoveRibbons
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Posted: 4/1/2011 8:23:33 PM
Wow lots of new organizers!!! And you are all off to a good start! WOW! I never answered all the questions when I started. Perhaps that is why I am in this round!!!

Crisann - I like my ribbon off the spools much better. I can pull out a roll and drape pieces over a layout.

Amanda -blog too funny again!

Jen - hi

Judy -been up to your room lately?



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Posted: 4/2/2011 7:20:13 AM
Ok, so it's been what feels like a zillion years since I've even signed on to 2PEAS. I must admit the organization idea caught my attention and well, even though I'm supposed to be packing the family up for a little spring break vacation, I'm here.

My name is Lauren. I've been scrapping for 12 years. I used to teach and work at a LSS until it closed. My friends joke that they don't worry that all our LSS's have closed because all they have to do is shop my garage. I have A TON of stuff. I think that might be putting it mildly. I used to have my own scrapbook room in my house, until my baby boy was born....um, well...not so baby....he turns five on Sunday! I also have two daughters, ages 9 and 11, although we've hit birthday season here so they will be 10 and 12 soon. I'm married to a Fire Captain, so I have at least ten nights a month where technically, I could scrap or organize uninterrupted. Not that the stars are aligned all the time to make that happen.

As far as my space, or lack thereof, I now have a table in my bedroom, stuff everywhere, and I have commandeered half of the garage storage. Before I started scrapping, I was a SU demo, for about 5 years. I have hundreds of stamp sets, of which I don't know how to part with. I must admit, although this is not a big secret, I am a paper whore. Oops, can I say that here???? Any other term might just not describe it as well. I might be teetering on the edge of having the same issue the other products as well. I do love all things scrappy.

I'm hoping this will help. Do know, with all my stuff, I'm a giving scrapper! I have made many books and projects to be donated and used for nonprofits. In the last six years, I've made 40 full albums for 4/5 year old preschoolers when the "graduate" on to Kinder.

The funny thing is, I told myself I didn't have time for a big intro...hahaha, guess you should know I'm a talker too!

Looking forward to this. Ok, better pack and get something done before the family wakes up!!

Lauren


I scrap therefore I'm broke. Although, scrapbooking is cheaper than therapy.
Lauren

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Posted: 4/2/2011 9:58:16 AM
Lauren - LOL yes we have used that term but Chrisann uses paper ho I think

Newbies - wait till week 4 which is paper week! You will not believe how much paper you have until you have to sort it and put it all away I think I have at least 7 CH's full and then a stand with a stash of BG lines and another cubicle full of a few other lines But it was well worth the shock to get it all sorted although it took me a few weeks And I need to purchase another CH or two



LydiaInk
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Posted: 4/2/2011 3:41:59 PM
I meant to get some scrapping done this week and note what works, and what doesn't, but have just been kinda burnt out from the boys being on spring break for two weeks. The older two have been in a science camp the second week so they haven't been home all the time, but they've been super excited when they have been. Instead, I've been on a cleaning/decluttering binge all over the house and it's spread to my scraproom. I found the surface of my table and gave it a good wipedown. The desk clutter is mainly dumped in a box to be sorted 'later' unfortunately.

Susan - I'm afraid not making those lists and not creating a 'vision' of what I want my room to be like has been my stumbling block, too. That and the constant interruptions.

Amanda - I've been scrapping again since late February - as soon as I could hold paper/tools in my right hand again! Just made sure I stopped when my hand started getting sore/tired.

So goals for next week:
- make lists of what works/ what doesn't
- continue decluttering work area -
- dream about what I want my scrap room to be like and write it down


Lydia

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Posted: 4/2/2011 7:24:02 PM
Hi. My name is Debbie and I live with my dear husband of 15 years, my son who is 21 (while he finishes Community College and then will leave for University) and our two adorable cats- James who is laid back, cool and sweet and Biru (Thai word for blue for his eyes-he is a traditional Siamese) who is intelligent, loving, into everything and adores adhesive and licking photos.

I am super lucky to have a very nice scrap room in half of our finished basement with an amazing long desk from Ikea that I bought years ago, with bookshelves to match. I also have a walk in closet that stores most of my scrap supplies.

I've been scrapbooking since 1997 and took to it like a duck to water since I was a professional photographer. My layouts focus on the photos and I prefer a clean, simple design. Also being archival is very important to me, so there are some supplies I don't use (although I must admit at one time I did!) Journaling is super important to me although I had a terrible habit of waiting until later because I was such a perfectionist and I didn't want to "mess up my page". This ended up being a huge mistake- because of my medical issues I haven't scrapped in 3 years and have suffered memory loss from the treatments. How I wish I had journaled more! A big lesson to learn.

On to my room analysis:

What Works:
Markers and Pens- all organized in pen holders on my desk.

Paper Storage-I don't use patterned paper except for Club Scrap paper.
I have many years worth of kits and they are all stored in stacking plastic paper trays. My cardstock is stored in a paper unit I bought from a closing scrapbook store. Such a find! It is wooden with plastic trays that tilt down. The color order could be better organized and I need to put away the 12" stack of 12x12 cardstock sitting on my table.

Photos-printed photos are all stored by year in archival shoe boxes. Unprinted photos (digital) are organized on my computer.

Memorabilia-all stored in CM file mates by occasion-trips,events ect.

Unmounted stamps are all stored in binders with a list of what's in each one mounted on the wall in my closet below the shelf of binders.

Quickutz fonts all stored in binder-I don't have that many, only 4. Although the last two purchased still need to be put away.

Tool are organized in a desk top tool unit.

What Doesn't Work:

Magazines and Books-need to be better sorted and rearranged in bookcase.

Wooden stamps-I have lots of these but they are all piled in 3 baskets on the floor. I have a great storage system that is mounted on the wall. I need to go through my stamps. sort them, print what I have in a binder and store them.

Fibers-most are organized and stored either on clothes pins in a glass container, although the CS ones are on cards in a basket-some still need to be organized and stored. The clothes pins ones-colors are all jumbled together-hard to find what I need when I need it.

CS (Club Scrap) unmounted red rubber stamps-about half are organized in binders-the other half need to be cut, glued and put into binders.

I have several drawer stacks in my supply closet that need to be sorted, organized and labeled.

I also have some tilt bins mounted on my closet wall that need to be sorted and organized.

I'm really looking forward to this, and think it will spark my creativity to start scrapping again. Thanks so much for doing another round of this, and hello to all of my fellow participants.

Debbie in MD.



brab74
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Posted: 4/2/2011 9:30:19 PM

Amanda, showing the older dog next weekend in Obedience & Rally Obedience. For practice b4 the Nationals. Puppy (well, 20 mos. old) is entered, but won't be shown as she is the only "class girl" & her breeder & handler in the breed ring will be showing her Special in BOB. ---------------- I'm sure that makes 0 sense to anybody who isn't into showing dogs!!!!!!


Makes sense to me What kind of dogs do you have?



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Posted: 4/2/2011 9:41:44 PM
Tibetan Terriers! (not Terriers!!! in NS Group.)

Magic, the 11 yo, said "Mom, I reallyreally HATE doing this! I'm 11 now. WHY do I have to keep doing this for YOU?!?!?!?" She is now retired for the 2nd time! Doesn't have to do her exercises in the Ring for me! Likes to do them at the KC! that is "home!"
So, we pulled Sat & Sun & left 2 days early!

thanks for asking! Judy

PS, Monet, the 'pup' didn't show as she was the ony class girl & so no points!


my scrappy goals for 2012:
. finish all the bits and pieces on LOs which are missing a letter, or a picture needs to be reprinted, etc.
. finish up H's albums
. make an acrylic album
. finish my heritage albums
. sort Dad's genealogy stuff
. try to finish up the several albums that are started; label them; move them downstairs where they can be enjoyed
. make mini albums
. oh, yeah, get my [s]crap place organized & KEEP IT NEAT!


scrappinJudy
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Posted: 4/2/2011 9:48:02 PM
here's a list of "us" so far.
If there are mistakes, pls. let me know!
(hope this will paste in!)


*cindydj ??? (Cindy?)
~crisann~ Crisann?, Cristy
Abeatt Angie
Addicted Gina
amr806 Angela
angel97701 Neva
artist-ju Jen
bethkk Beth
biruKitty Debbie
brab74 Barb
Brandi Cuan Brandi
butterfly247 Michelle
CarolinaPanthersFan Tammy
Characterfan Ann
cherrypicker Janet/Ja-Nut
daisymarie Cindy
Dancingfish ???
Dewryce Carie
euponiabug ???
goldenmom Tina
gus-gus Anna
Imscrap Lise (French, lives in Paris)
JodyJane ???
justalittletike Leslie
Karie ??? (Karie?)
Kisngombe Denise
Kris*g ??? (Kris?)
Kris74 Kris
LoveRibbons Susan
luvs2lilboyz Lisa
lycheebean Jenny
LydiaInk Lydia
McLisa Lisa
MiShelledPea Michelle
Mom-2-2beagles Sheena
MomToE&E Cindy
nanatam ??? (Nan?)
Nikomoon14 Yanira (from PR)
nthata Miya
Omarabt Daisy
pagesinprogress Lauren
paperpauper Sandra
pcrfn Maria
PhotoFerret Mary
rnhmom Ann
SacPea Maria
scrapnstitch ???
Scrappin_usmc Mel
scrappinJudy me, Judy
ScrappnBee Amanda
seansmommy Arika
skyoreo Kristine
Steph725 Stephanie
thenancyrd Nancy
Thracian Alyssa
weaser Leisa

======================

ok, formatting isn't perfect, but good enuf!
HTH, Judy


my scrappy goals for 2012:
. finish all the bits and pieces on LOs which are missing a letter, or a picture needs to be reprinted, etc.
. finish up H's albums
. make an acrylic album
. finish my heritage albums
. sort Dad's genealogy stuff
. try to finish up the several albums that are started; label them; move them downstairs where they can be enjoyed
. make mini albums
. oh, yeah, get my [s]crap place organized & KEEP IT NEAT!


scrappinJudy
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Posted: 4/2/2011 9:49:46 PM
oh well, ok, the tab spacings went away comletely! still seems readable!


my scrappy goals for 2012:
. finish all the bits and pieces on LOs which are missing a letter, or a picture needs to be reprinted, etc.
. finish up H's albums
. make an acrylic album
. finish my heritage albums
. sort Dad's genealogy stuff
. try to finish up the several albums that are started; label them; move them downstairs where they can be enjoyed
. make mini albums
. oh, yeah, get my [s]crap place organized & KEEP IT NEAT!


brab74
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Posted: 4/2/2011 9:54:22 PM

Tibetan Terriers! (not Terriers!!! in NS Group.)


You like hairy dogs too I have Shih Tzu (but all three have haircuts). Haven't competed much with mine lately ... have an agility trial next weekend. One month until the Shih Tzu national My 11-year-old ST is going to do rally there - first time for him in Excellent. I'll also do agility and obedience.



pcrfn
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Posted: 4/3/2011 9:15:01 AM
Judy, thanks for the list - nice of you to do that. And even though I'm only checking in and trying to catch up on some weeks from round 3, I'm already behind! With it being Spring, there's so much outside work to be done, I'm afraid I'm going to stay "behind". So my pile of stuff waiting to be moved/refiled is STILL in the floor... Maria

rnhmom
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Posted: 4/3/2011 9:57:16 AM
Ditto, Judy! Thank you for the list!


Tibetan Terriers! (not Terriers!!! in NS Group.)


You like hairy dogs too I have Shih Tzu (but all three have haircuts). Haven't competed much with mine lately ... have an agility trial next weekend...


Another one for hairy dogs here. Currently have a Pomeranian, but my first love are Shelties. We lost our 13yo sheltie this winter. DS has a Golden Retriever -- not quite as hairy as I like them, but hairy enough! He's training in Agility and Obedience with her.

Ann


Ann

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