you do something,
so that when you do it,
it is not all mixed up. A.A. Milne
Love this quote and I think that many of us do this and what ends up happening is we spend our precious hours organizing and no scrapbooking gets done.
I am going to start with this side of my room - it is to the right as you walk in. As you can see I have to paint some fix its I did a while back...I keep thinking that I am going to hang something there to cover it. This area holds my scrapbooking, sewing and jewelry making items. Plus my TV - which has been great since the DVD player is built into this flat screen. Saved me some space and clutter.
These are just black & white photos glued on with PVA glue and then sanded around the edges. Then I used the jumbo sticker letters from American Crafts.
Once the drawers were done I went through all of my alphabet embellishments and alphabet stamps and started sorting into their respective drawers. Here is the 'R' drawer. Every letter 'R' that I own is in this drawer. (except letter stickers & mini alpha stamps - coming soon) The tricky part when doing this is when stamps share one wood block for two letters. I decided that the stamp would go into the preceeding letter drawer. Meaning if the block had 'R' and 'S', it would go into the 'R' drawer. This organization piece has saved not only time but precious space. I am no longer fighting with packaging!
[HINT] What I also found is that I actually started using all of this product because I had access to it and could see it all. And when I buy new alphabet products it is a BREEZE to put away!
[HINT] As you can see, since I splurged on my main pieces I had to find alternative inexpensive pieces for my other storage. It takes longer but I think its more fun this way!
First drawer is Puncutation and Numbers - everything including stamps. Those tins that are in drawer were from the dollar section at Target. They might be coming out again when they do their gardening theme. I just picked up as many as I could thinking that I could use them for small stuff.
Second drawer is all of my 'made by' and 'journaling' stamps. Including arcylics and self inking stamps. Here is green bowl similar to the blue one that I found at Goodwill.
Third drawer is my 'everyday saying' stamps. This one is pretty full - but everyday stamps to me are the ones that say 'enjoy', 'smile', 'dream big', etc.
Fourth drawer are my mini alphabets. I now have this narrowed down and won't be needing to buy anymore. I have figured out my favorite fonts and gaveaway the ones that I didn't use. The newest set from Stephanie Ackerman - but I think that will be cut apart and put in the alphabet drawers above since they are big enough.
Now the little suitcases are from Paper Source. These suitcases hold my personal ephemera. Things that I collect along the way. Receipts, tickets, tags, mail, anything that has meaning to me or tells something about my daily life. The blue one is full - in fact I am scared to open it.
Hope you enjoyed the part two of my room - I will be out of town for a few days so check back on Thursday for part three. Again if you have any questions let me know! Happy Tuesday -