Sunday, March 16

I just had to..

reorganize ALL my craft stuff. With all the projects I am working on, it was a complete and total mess. I was spending more time finding what I needed for a project than actually making it. I had two things due this week and the piles continued to grow. I ended up working in a tiny square of my table. I couldn't even see my table anymore. So I knew I had to do something and fast! The A Muse gals have been sharing some of their organization tips, so I was inspired. I have quite a few Stampin Up sets, but I NEVER use them anymore. I labeled them and put them on a shelf BEHIND stuff that I actually use. Now if I need them, I can easily find what I want.

It took forever to make all those labels, but it motivated me to organize everything. I found things that I forgot I even had. Sadly I found a bag of purchases that were never even taken out of the bag. Today, however, I went to two craft stores and only bought one thing that I need for a class. My A Muse ribbon collection just keeps growing, so it was all over the place. I found it a new home on top of a little three drawer plastic container. In that container, I put my A Muse accessories, pens and a few odds and ends that I am always reaching for when creating.
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I thought I had good storage for all my A Muse notecards. But again it was taking me forever to find what I wanted. I copied Geeta's idea for this one and LOVE it! I love this system because I can easily see what I have and any that I may need to order. I put solid and 4bar notecards in one photo box and patterns in another.


A while back, my dad built a shelf for my A Muse stamps. During A Muse A Palooza last year, I had seen one on Jenn's blog and knew that I had to have one. It's made out of some extra wood from another project, so nothing fancy. When I have my dream stamp room, maybe I'll get a really fancy one. I can't show you all of the shelf because I have some *new* A Muse stamps on it. SOON! I got some new clear stamps this week. I used the packaging to make labels for my cd holder.
After all that, I had time to stamp. I got many project done, but can't share them with you just yet!
Happy stamping,

6 comments:

Joann said...

wow you can organize my studio! Good job.

Jen said...

this is awesome. love how you organized your notecards- what did you put them in?

Heather said...

Lookin' good!

So ... you keep your A Muse clear stamps in CD cases? I've read about folks doing that, but never could decide if I liked it or not. How's it working for you?

jenstamps said...

Wow you have been a busy girl! It all looks great! I can't wait to see what you have been working on.

Wacky Stephanie said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh...the joy of organizing! I LOVE IT! I do this about once a year though I never really seem to get finished since more keeps coming in. Here a wish for you that you will get it all done :)

JenMarie said...

That looks like a fun room!!!
Getting closer to Elzy class time!!!