Thursday, January 10, 2013

Scrapbooking Thoughts and Craziness!

Good morning everyone!!

I hope you have had a good week so far.  Mine has been busy but great!  I've had some wonderful service opportunities through my church and the Relief Society Organization that I am a part of.  Nothing helps you get out of yourself like serving another person.  :)

Today is going to be a lazy day.  I can tell.  It's rainy outside and I am BLAH!!  Two of my children have ortho appointments throughout the day, so I have decided that I am going to fill in the rest of my day with scrapbooking!  I am doing traditional scrapbooking and digital scrapbooking now.  I rotate months.  I will print out a few months at a time and then if I have a big month filled with a lot of events, I will digital scrap that month.  That way I am still satisfied with the paper crafting but am able to also get pages done when I cannot pull my paper supplies out or I am not at home.  On New Year's Eve I went through all my 16+ years of scrapbook paper I have collected and organized it.  I actually had a stack about 8-9 inches high of paper that I gave away to a friend who just got her first Cricut for Christmas and had very little supplies.  I had been holding on to paper from the first Stampin' Up! release of patterned paper!!  I figure, if I haven't used it yet, I'm probably not going to.  LOL!  I am VERY organized now with all my paper!!  YAAAYY!  Do you want to see it??





40 comments:

Missy said...

Wow that looks great Robyn!! I need to get in my room and get myself organized. Makes it a lot easier to get stuff done!!,

ScrappyRae10 said...

Lookin Gooooood!!! :)

Born2instruct said...

That is awesome! So jealous of your stash!

Rebecca M said...

This looks great. How do you organize your scraps? I am struggling with that at the moment. I hate throwing away paper so I have a bin that is overflowing and can't ever find what I am looking for! Suggestions please

Heidi said...

Wow! I want to come play at your house! LOL. It looks great!

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness such a lot of goodies to play with and so organised too! thank you for sharing this its wonderful to see how other crafters crafts rooms and storages are x

Lori Martin said...

What brand are your paper organizers? I'd like to find some of the black wire type ones but haven't been able to find them.

Cathi said...

I have heard from other crafters that colored card stock fades over time. As a long time paper hoarder, have you found that to be true?? =)

silly_girl_823 said...

I try to keep mine organized as best as possible but need more space to do it the way I would like! What I really need to do though is organize my scraps so that I use them more!

Amy V

Katina Martinez said...

Robyn, It must be in the air, I just went through all of my paper and had about the same amount that I gave away. I went through my craft and cleaned up all the Christmas projects and decided my paper needed to cleaned up.
Then I went through all my 81/2 x 11 and cleaned up all the scraps... feels good to start the year fresh!

Jess Port said...

I haven't been paper crafting seriously for very long. I got my very first cricut in November. So my "stash" isn huge. But I have been doing a lot of stuff so I have tons of scraps! What I find useful is a got a few of those plastic accordion folders that expand. I sort my scraps by color and each color has its own section in the folders. Then within each section I sort them by size. Smallest in front, largest in back. I definitely am envious of the pink loft and wish I had a room to myself for crafting. I have to drag everything out to my dining room table. :(

Robyn said...

I had to do that for years Jess and I totally understand. Great idea about the folders!

Mina said...

Wow! So jely of your paper stack(s)!! Looks great though, my craftroom got clean for the new year but well it's back to messy again =) Thanks for all your postings, I get inspired by you all the time.

snappy scrappy said...

Wow...fab organizing!! I need to do this! Lee-Ann :)

Tracy said...

Wow, this puts my room to shame. If you could please tell me where you purchased the black 12x12 paper holders, I would really like to get my hands on one

(if anyone could answer the question this would be really help full. Thank you in advanced.)

Tracy
scrapinmomofone@aol.com

Jay said...

i live in Pakistan and follow your blog regularly i am a huge fan and want to become like you
you have like my dream studio if only i could get some cricut machines here i would start following my dreams
regards
Alyzay

Kathy:) said...

Robyn you have a lot of paper! I am amazed! I don't have half of that and I can't keep track of all of it. How did you organize it? I see in the drawers its not by colors.
Kathy:)

Donna Fox said...

organization is the key. I hate having to look for things. I put them away and then I can always find just what i need.

Jaren said...

Boy,you HAVE got some PAPER! Thanks for sharing how you organize it!
Jaren

Mrs. Ahuna said...

This looks wonderful. I have my paper organized too, however, not as much of it. : )

For scraps, I used a basket for a long time with plastic sheet protectors for each color. I just changed over to a colored milk crate and added hanging folders. In those folders, I have my sheet protectors with the scraps within it. To organize my scraps even more, thus the need for the hanging folders, I split the scraps by size and pattern. For sample, for my blues, I have a sheet protector for my small scraps, my larger scraps, and for my blue pattern scraps. I never intended to change my pretty basket but I started to see some debris under it. I had a black (and pink one) milk crate with the hanging folders in them (I'm an elementary teachers purging her stuff) so I thought why not. I love how it turned out. Oh, I have a manila folder in the first hanging folder to hold my vinyl scraps. I may also turn to a sheet protector if my vinyl scraps become too much for that folder. Hope this helps.

Aloha from Annette (Kaneohe, Hawaii)

Dee Burns said...

Great job Robyn! I am in process of not only cleaning out paper but entire Craftroom and the Dressing room, then theirs the basement...lol. Every year I clean out more stuff and give it to various charities. Someone's going to love the purses I found.
Your post inspires me to get my umph (so not a word) going again.
Have a great weekend!
Dee B
Crafdeecat

CA Scrapper said...

I will be doing the same thing this weekend! I also decided if I've had paper for a long time and have not used it, I will donate it or share with my friends. I really need the space in my room.

Seahorse Creations said...

Wow, you are very organized and thats a whole lot of paper.

Betsy said...

Gosh, you sure do have a LOT of paper! I love paper ~ just like to sit and look at all the colors and patterns! I need to find a way to organize mine a little better ~ your looks great!!!

Dorcas Troche said...

It looks so great!!! Wow. Your supply looks like a store. ha!! I ended the year organizing my crafting space, which is in my livingroom. Now it looks like a "command center" and everything is in a cabinet (like kitchen cabinets) and it looks so beautiful! I'll have to post it on my blog...but I have to think about it first.

Laura Maunu said...

Karlee will be so proud! :-)

DIANA L. said...

Super job Robyn!!! .
hugs DIANA L.

tnscrapper said...

I LOVE ORGANIZATION! I just wished I was better at organizing! LOL Great Job Robyn!!!

Marilyn C.

Shawn Stoen said...

Wow - looks great! I have my colored paper all organized but I struggle with how to organize my patterned paper. Any suggestions? I find that because patterned paper is not organized I don't use it enough! Thank you Robyn for all that you do! I appreciate your inspiration!

Miranda said...

I use those same plastic containers to organize my paper by colors! I love looking at other people's craft rooms it gives me so many ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Miranda:)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

miranda said...

I love it! Love all of the different things you use for storing your paper to have it all ready to go and easy to find when you need it...Someday I will be this organized. I've really enjoyed your posts again Robyn. Nice to have you back! :)

Sara said...

Robyn,

Can you tell me how you print your digital scrapbook pages? I'm just getting into the digital scrapbooking and wondering if I should invest in a printer (I do 12x12) pages or send them out.

Thanks!

Celesteina Wong said...

So organized. I love all the little drawers.

readysetstamp said...

You go girl! I am SO IMPRESSED!!! XOXO :0)

CraftyJAR said...

Wow! That's an impressive collection. Well done on the organizing.
Judy

Janet LovesSewing said...

Congrats on the paper overhaul. My old or unwanted paper is used when I work with children and someone (or group)is in need of receiving something positive. I put out the paper, adhesive, coloring tools, embellishments, etc. and say "Get going and create." The results are spectacular.

Shelley Lee said...

Wow Robyn! You are so organized! I wish you were closer...I'd recruit you to help me organize mine! lol

Just wanted you to know that I miss you. Sending you love and hugs my sweet friend!

laurakim said...

And I thought I had too much paper!! Wow, I'm glad you gifted some of your excess.

Nuts in a Tree said...

Wow...looks great and you have a LOT of paper! I recently went through and organized all my paper too..it was a good idea to see everything again, touching and looking at every piece, and I'm finding it easy to find just what I want for each project.

Rhonda :)

VICTORIA said...

where did you get the wired racks for your 12x12 papers i want one!!!!

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