Wednesday, January 23, 2008
So this is why I have been gone...
Here are a few reasons that I have been M.I.A.
These are only half of the Milk bank cards that I send out once a month. I know it's crazy, so that is the first reason I haven't been posting anything. But I am caught up and for once have a little peace in my life with the Milk Bank, this is the year to organize and prioritize my life and my business....
which brings me to #2 reason for my not posting
I HAVE BEEN ORGANIZING MY CRAFT ROOM!! And not just cleaning and making it look pretty but really organizing it, my stamps are all number and color coded and logged into a book where I can browse for that perfect image. I am so excited about this new way of organizing. I cannot believe that I am finally done, now I only have to make a chart with the numbers of the sets, which will take no time at all. I am so excited!!
So this is what I did, I sorted out my stamps into 3 categories: Occasion and Christmas (green), Flowers and Kids (pink), and Sentiments and Backgrounds (yellow). Then i organized my shelf in box sizes so that everything would look uniform and nice and then just started numbering the cases with the appropriate color sticker, then took a hectic trip to Staples with my 3 kids and photo copied all the sets that I had and for the ones I didn't have a photo copy for I hand stamped the rest directly on the paper. So now my binder is full of inspiration and ALL my stamp sets which i realized is A LOT, but now I also realized that I do not need anymore flowers but i do need more sentiments, so it was a great way to see what I really "need" out of the new catalog. BTW this would be a great way to know what images you had if you had to store all your stamps away out of sight such as in a closet or somewhere where you can't always see all that you have, sometimes all you are looking for is a small star and what a great way to easily sort through all that you have.
The other picture is of all my paper and scraps, I am using up more scraps since I started separating them into their own individual file folder so if I am looking for a certain color I don't use a whole piece but i get a small scrap. I am very excited about saving more paper this way.
Now I can't wait to get in there and stamp finally, the only stamping I have gotten done lately is either Milk Bank or a few cards I got done at the Pink Pineapple!! I will post those a little later too many pictures on one post may be a little overwhelming. Well I hope you enjoyed my organizing tips, hopefully it inspired you to get organized this new year.