Organization

Video: Recipe Box for Card Sketches

Revised 2/25/18

 

Hi Everyone!

A couple of months ago, that Hobby Lobby end cap got me again!  :)I couldn't resist this adorable floral tin recipe box from the Petals and Blooms Collection.  I had no idea what I would do with it, but I knew I would think of something.  Cut to last week, and I thought of it--a card sketch library!  I had been wanting to turn some of the cards I've created into sketches so I could refer back to them when I needed some inspiration.  I usually start with a product when I create, so a sketch is a great place to get your creativity flowing.  I also included some other card reference materials  including a techniques section as well as a section on design principles.

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Since the box held 4x6 cards, I replaced the recipe cards included in the box with these Project Life grid cards from Becky Higgins.  Perfect for sketches!

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I made new labels to cover the dividers using my label maker.....


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...and got to work on my sketches.


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I had a little walk down memory lane when I was adding a "design principles" section.  I still have a few of these magazines saved and go back to them sometimes just to flip through. 


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 Here's a video with an in depth look at my project. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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**Card sketches for personal use only.  If using on a blog post, please link back to this blog to give credit.

 


Review of Stash Multi-Room Organizer

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Hi Everyone!

With the New Year just starting, I decided to make a small change to my craft supply organization.

 I had this Stash Multi-Room Organizer on my Amazon wishlist for awhile, but wasn't sure if I was ready to make a change.

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For many years, I had used this revolving supply caddy and thought I was pretty happy with it.  I'm one of those people that needs to have all my things out where I can see them and within arm's reach or I don't use it.  Although, I liked the caddy, I found myself stuffing it full of supplies I thought I might need, then turning it around and around to try and find everything.  Not so good for the creative flow.

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   So last week, I ordered my new container and I have to say, I really like it.  It's just one piece, so no assembling, and, it has this great clean-lined look that I think would go great in any craft room--or corner, in my case.  

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When I moved my supplies in, I left out about 1/4 of the items I had stored in the caddy. I realized they weren't missed--the Crocodile corner chomper was fine just staying in a drawer.  

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Another change I made was moving the new organizer directly in front of me on my work table.  I know it sounds strange, but reaching in front of me for my most used items works better then reaching over to the side when I had my caddy.  

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If you're someone who has a lot of supplies they need to have out, I might suggest getting more than one of these organizers.  With the sections being different sizes, you might find having multiples would work better with your particular needs.  After a week of trying this new system out, I love it!  I find what I need quickly and I've reduced the need to "rummage around" trying to find what I'm looking for.   Plus, it made me do a little bit of pairing down of some old supplies.  Hope this review was helpful to you.  Thanks for joining me today--Happy Organizing!  

 

Have a great weekend!