Saturday, June 23, 2018

Closet Post #3

The Right side of the closet
I kept the paper area as a constant so you could get the gist of the layout

Right side is where I hold the patterned paper for classes
Under the unit is paper again. I seem to have paper everywhere:)

Right side drawers :
D12 - Top right Middle
Brads and a bit of eyelets
LOVE LOVE LOVE the SU embellishment holders in the IKEA trays

D13 - Right Middle
Magnetic tins full of fun embellishments

D14 - Right Midle
Buttons and more buttons

D15 - Right Middle
Sequins and some beads

D16 - Right Middle
More coloring items that didn't fit in the other drawer

D17 - Right Middle
Punches again!

D18 - Right Middle
Last of the punches

D19 - Far Right Top
Sponges, stickles  and liquid sparkles

D20 - Far Right
Adhesive drawer

D21 - Far right

D22 - Far right
Last of the larger dies

Friday, June 22, 2018

Closet Post #2

Left side of the closet:
This is the side that now holds my personal items on the farthest left shelves.
Center area is SU paper, my Stamp perfects at the top and the spiral punch at the bottom.

In the bottom under the unit I have used this space to hold the photo box set I got and some paper.

A look at the inside of the drawers:
Going from the left top to the middle left bottom there are 11 drawers of fun

D1- Top Drawer left side
Holds assorted coloring items

D2 - left side
Foil and the stuff to go with it until I find a better spot
A left over card kit I plan to do someday

D3 - Left side
Flowers and Felt

D4 - Left side
Larger dies and a few odds and ends

D5 - Top middle left
Ink refills for misc inks, Small spots, chibi lights

D6 - Middle left
Assorted inks I use but do not fit in the SU wood organizers

D7 - middle left
Punches - Tag style and then Medium and small

D8 - Middle left
More punches - larger style

D9 - Punches and more punches
Still larger style

D10 - Middle left
And more larger style punches

D11 - Middle left
Border punches

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Closet Post #1

Close to done in my closet? Well on the closer to done side then when I started....
I have been working long and hard for about 6 months maybe longer (I could be in denial) on my Scrap Closet.
1st step was to remove all the stuff I wont use.
2nd step was to decide if donation or selling items I wont use???
3rd step was to decide if I liked items and again sell or donate???
4th was to look at items and see if they were personal use or business...
5th was if I really thought I would use the item in my life time. (What a huge question right?!?!?)
Next was as I bring stuff in is it personal or business or will I really use it?
I know tons of decisions on just stuff just to start this process.

Today I am showing my SU stamps and how I organize them.

Also while doing the above I was transferring my SU stamps to the new storage solution as I had run out of storage for my stamps and the shelves I loved were no longer available.
Then it was build or buy??? We did opt to buy the storage shelf but eventually I think I will want to make one that fits a bit better for my needs. I believe I only have space for about 100-150 more stamp sets on the shelves so I have about a year or slightly more if I don't go too crazy.
New storage Shelf purchased at Hobby Lobby ) Saw it after class and went home got dimensions etc and then went back the next open day and got it.
The top shelf holds some of my other brand stamps. The rest of the shelves are Stampin up.
Tubs to hold stamps are from Interdesign purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon.

I have 2 different styles of these bins one has a drawer handle on the front and the other is like this picture. Personally like the drawer handle version but they are getting harder to find.

The stamps are in Avery Elle large storage pockets 
     I mainly use the middle one (Large) and I have found with my Stampin up stamps and Lawn Fawn stamps with matching dies this works for every size they offer. The larger size works great with Graphic 45 from Hampton Arts, and a few other companies I have that just give you a big old sheet of stamps. These are stored in the wider boxes at the top of my stamp shelf. 
     Then came the huge problem of knowing what I had. The old system I had the spine of the stamp set and a vague amount of info on the spine of the ones I transferred from wood mounts. The new system is a bunch of packets in a tub. Hmm what to do???
Of course I googled storage stuff and help which led me to Evernote - Godsend I tell you. All my SU stamps, dies and embossing folders are now in Evernote for a quick and easy look and find what I need system. It was and is a time consuming process I wont lie it had taken me months to change out the sets and get them in the system. The months where I was part in and part out were horrible. I couldn't find anything and I was so frustrated. I am now in a better place of "closet and online organization". 
More tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

June Card Class

June 2018 Card Class

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

May Card Class

May Card Class 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

April Card Class

April 2018 Card Class