First, I am lucky enough to have a small 4th bedroom that I can use as my scrap space. I took the doors off the closet and put a 4x4 Expedit Ikea cube bookshelf in there and it is right beside my work space. So... I have a lot of my supplies right in there so I can grab them. But I was finding, even right there, I was struggling a bit with my paper. Why? Cause all my paper holders were overflowing and stuff was crammed in so tight... it was a pain to look through or get stuff out. Today, I PURGED. Here is my lovely new cubes of paper. Top is cardstock (12x12) and bottom is my patterned paper.
Cardstock is organized by neutrals and then ROYPPBG. haha. I know, not exactly in sync with nature but I just found it works for me that way :) My apologies to rainbows.
I am donating a HUGE stack of paper and scraps to a lady at Crop for Kids this weekend. She does a volunteer program and was looking for supplies. She won't know what hit her!!
I also bought the below organizer at Michael's recently. A friend (Sweet Scrapista) had one when she was here recently and it looks SO handy. I always take way too much stuff to crops and usually all shoved into pockets and bins, etc making it super hard to find. So... ta da!!! LOVE :)
From Left to Right:Row 1: Stars and arrows from PP/Heidi Swapp, Kelly Purkey flair (as they larger!), flair, flair (yes I have a problem), cork arrows, um, more cork.Row 2: wood veneer chevrons, wood pieces, wood buttons, wood arrows, wood cameras, wood stars, wood heart (yes, I like wood veneer!)Row 3: Shaped paper clips, sequins, twine, speech bubbles, tabs and labels.Bottom row: mostly larger tags from Elle's Studio and PL kits as well as some larger wood words.
I'll be back again tomorrow to show a few more organizing things I've done recently in my studio. I especially love my book ring system that I developed to hang on my Clip It Up. Making finding stuff FAST!!