Friday, February 3, 2012
Phew!! It took me a few days to complete, but my scrap stuff is organized....somewhat. It still is a fugly closet shared with the kids's games and some other odds and ends, but it serves its purpose. This is what it looked like during -
I found this idea on Pinterest for paper storage. To be honest I don't know how long this sucker is gonna hold up. It's a hanging sweater organizer for your closet. Paper is so heavy and this one I bought was in the dollar section of Target and only cost $2.50 so odds are I'll need to replace it with a sturdier one, but right now I rigged it a bit with hangers and thick chipboard in hopes that it'll hold for a bit and it seems ok. Till I open the door that one day and my paper is all over the floor!!
I know I know it's really scary looking, don't yell at me. At the bottom underneath the last square, I also put a small box to try to take some of the pressure off. Ya know what I've come to understand? I have WAY too much paper!! No joke folks, besides what's in this hanging do-hickey, I have, are ya ready, 13 DCWV 12x12 stacks used to various degrees, 4 8x8 stacks never used, 7 4x6 stacks and 2 6x6 stacks. HOLY CRAP!! That is a lot of paper, I could make a ton of mini-albums not to mention lo's. Maybe I shoulda made one of those paper dresses for my daughters wedding instead of buying one ;) I need to stop buying paper and focus on using what's in my stash *said with not much conviction*
I came to terms with letting go of stuff I have that hasn't been used in years or ever for that matter. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think scrappers lean towards the hoarding type, and that show makes me wanna vomit so I looked at my belongings and said "Self, you never even opened this thing, or used that in at least two years, so kiss it goodbye." My son's school is doing a yard sale fundraiser so I put it in a bag for them, along with guitar hero and rock band that the kids haven't touched in at least two years as well. I cleaned out the playroom too. I was feeling randy ;)
I actually found a place for all the things I bought at the Prima parking lot sale this past August. Yeah you heard right, August. All those things were still in the damn bag I brought them home in! So with some rearranging and purging I put all my goodies away, there are no boxes or bags on the floor and I'm happy :)
I moved my old paper holder to this side shelf and keep my 8x11 paper and 12x12 diecut sheets as well as some large sticker sheets in it-
I love my little plastic containers that basil comes in that I buy from Trader Joe's. Hush hush, this Italian doesn't grow her own basil, but I want to. Anyway, they are perfect for bling, small stickers. and rub-ons. They are all filled to the gills!
Ya see that white rubbermaid draw on the right, that's filled with my Big-Shot dies and my Martha Stewart punches. HSN had a special on her punches, Christmas, Halloween, Springish, and all occasion. You got 4 punches in each set for $39, the punch around the page, corner, boarder and one that you can place right in the center, and they would be auto-shipped. The deal was just to good to pass up since these punches are heavy duty, great punches. Not little either. Most know punches of a decent size average 12 bucks. The one on the left, well Mr.Potato Head lives in there :p
Put all my ribbon on my tension rod and in my gutter. Heehee that sounds funny, got rid of the little box with dowels that was holding some ribbon, well I didn't get rid of it, now all my colored tulle and furry boa pieces are in that.
All in all it works, my stuff is up off the floor, I can see what I have, get easy access to it and can scrap with ease. One day when it's just me and my hubby, I'll have my own scrap room :) A girl can dream right?
Posted by Paula Calvanico at 12:27 PM