Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some Organization...

One of the major draws to scrapbooking for me is that I get to organize my supplies in cute little containers. I enjoy moving things around almost as much as I enjoy creating. I love even more when I score a great deal or find a use for a non scrapbooking related item. So here are a few of my favorite finds.

This is where I store new purchases/DT stuff that I want to make sure that I use or that I tend to grab often. I purchased this at an office supply store and it was MUCH cheaper than the scrapbook versions. It is light enough that I can fit this in my rolling tote and bring it along to a crop.

My next office supply purchase. I. LOVE. THIS.
This has worked the best for storing my alphas. (Which are mostly Thickers) I enjoy flipping through here to see what I have. It has inspired me to consider a flippy way to store my pattern paper since I don't tend to remember everything I have in my current system. Seems I need to see it and see it often to remember to use it.

See...Thickers :-)

Buttons...Dog Bowl from TJ Maxx.

Embellishments...bowls from Wegmans.

Tools, Pens, Ribbon...Tool and Pen Holder from Kitchen section at TJ Maxx. Ribbon Holder from Jo Anns Sewing section. That green bag is a makeup bag that I got as a free gift with a Clinque purchase. I use it to store my tiny pieces of pattern paper and some bling that would get lost within my scrap storage.

Well there you have it. I love creative storage ideas and I'm constantly looking for new ones. I am currently trying to change my paper storage. I want to use ALL of it and feel like I want to use a hanging file system. Do any of you currently do that and if is it working?

FYI...I am working on a few "how to" posts, so keep a look out for those in the next few days. To include but not limited to...scrap storage, how to take photos of LO's, how to improve photo quality in blogger, and a start to finish LO. I am also considering doing a post about my basic workflow in Photoshop Elements. I by no means am a pro and have a VERY limited understanding of PSE but if people are interested, I don't mind posting what I am currently doing.

I hope to blog and/or tweet this weekend from CKC VF so if you are there be sure to stop by and say hi!


erink88 said...

Kristin, I love your blog! I have a question...

What type of organizer is your thicker/alpha storage? brand or type? I love the size...looks perfect.

I would love your tutorial of your PSE workflow. I am super basic, but trying to get better. Thanks for all of the great posts, keep up the great work!

Amy said...

great ideas :)

Veronica said...

Thanks for sharing Kristin! Life has been so busy for me, I miss coming here to see what you've been up to! :^O Promise I'll visit more often!!

AZAnjanette said...

ok so what do you think that item is called and what section would i find it in (the thing storing your alpha thickers?) also do you remember about how much it cost? sorry to be such a pain with all these questions but that was a really great container. I 'NEED' one now.