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.


Kelsee said...

WOW! You are crazy, but very organized. I have to admit I am a little jealous, and I think I may have to use some of your ideas :) I am very inspired......I can't wait until the next Pinapple trip. Love ya, talk to you soon.
P.S. Hope you are feeling better,and what the heck does BTW stand for?

Michelle said...

Looks great Heather! I love your organization system!

cookingmama said...

WOW. That is awesome. Looks great!