Friday, 17 January 2014

A Thank You and A Project Life idea

Firstly, I'd just like to say a huge, huge, huge thank you for all the kind and lovely comments left about Eddie. It truly means a lot to have such amazing friends.  Eddie was such an important part of our lives, he really was our baby boy. And we miss him so much, but like I've said before. We were truly blessed to have had him in our lives.

Now onto something that doesn't make me cry!

I adore organisation! ... it's a fact. No getting away with it. I'm happiest when I'm sorting out my craft room or clearing through a draw or something like that. So what I'd like to share with you, is something I'm trying with my Project Life cards.

Now this isn't my idea ... I found it on YouTube ... and you can see the original persons video on her blog here. I love it, and she's incredible talented.  But sometimes finding the right products in the UK isn't always easy.  But I'm happy to say, I've found this beauty, which seems to work quite well.  It was before Christmas and I got it in Hobbycraft and is from a range called Artbin.

At first I used to keep my project life cards in the gorgeous little boxes that they arrive in from Studio Calico - but it just wasn't working for me. I'm really the type that needs to see things in order to use them. When tucked away in pretty boxes, I just forget what I've got.

So when I saw this colour idea, it really appealed to me, and I wondered why I hadn't thought of it before - filing cards as the ROYGBIV, seemed a perfect idea. It is a little time consuming at first, and I worked on the basis of which colour jumped out at me the most on the card. It helped that I had a couple of Becky Higgins mini kits, which have two cards the same, so I used one colour in one section, and the "b" side in another section. Mind you, I didn't have that many cards to fill all those colours, so I came up with what would work for me.

I made and cut the index file cards on my silhouette from Bazzill, so that they were a little stiffer than the PL cards and then labelled them using my trusty label maker. 

My labels are; Red, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Blue/Green, Neutrals, PL Blanks, Ledger, Calendar/Date, Prompts/Fillers, Specialist, Multi, Seasons and Christmas.

And then I've done a separate card called " This months Kit" ... in which surprise, surprise, I'll keep all the bits from Studio Calico's most recent kit and add-on kit. That way, if ever I get around to doing one of their challenges, I'll be able to say I've used it. Plus I'll be able to find everything really quickly.



 
 
I actually did a little video showing you this box of goodies on my iphone but can't seem to upload it to blogger. I'll have to have a play with that - mind you, I'm sure I don't really sound like that lol.

I also bought something similar for embellishments, and I'll show you that at a later date. 

18 comments:

  1. This looks great Sandra. I think I love organising stash, almost as much as using it!

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  2. That looks like a great system. I keep all my 12 x 12 plain card sorted by colour.

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  3. What a great stash organiser Sandra - you have been busy. I'm not a Project Lifer but I'm wondering what I could store like that because it looks fabulous!

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  4. Anything that helps you use your stash has to be a bonus. I'm another one who "doesn't use" if I can't see it.
    Toni xx

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  5. Wow - you've been busy and that looks great! Fab idea - might have to adopt that system too, when we get more settled! x

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  6. That's a wonderful idea Sandra! I'm the same with my SC kits and would love to see them instead having them in the little boxes. I will be keeping this idea in mind :)

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  7. That looks excellent. I wish we had Hobbycraft here..TSO and I always make a trip whenever we are in the country!

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  8. mmm, looks interesting! I'm always on the lookout for new ideas and love to organise too - even I'm not that organised if that makes sense! I'm still trying to work out what works for me re PL. Thanks for the food for thought.

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  9. Brilliant idea and so well organised. I too forget about things if I can't see them - tomorrow I am going to have a blitz of my craft supplies, give away what I don't want and put the rest into clear tubs so I can see what I have.

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  10. That looks a great way to stay organised!!

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  11. This a great idea Sandra x
    I keep meaning to sort my PL cards out, this could be just the nudge I need :)

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  12. looking good and you are welcome to come and organise my craft room any time lol!!

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  13. oh yes! I like to be able to see what I have to use too. Good idea to use those boxes x

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  14. That is a brilliant idea and it looks great x

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  15. I'm always happy when I'm organizing, too!! This is a great solution for the PL cards. I don't do PL, but I have quite a few cards that friends shared at a crop - I've been using them on layouts. And I got something like 500 PL cards (4x6 & 3x4) at the recent Play! event, so I'll be watching for more ways to use them!

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  16. Oh my goodness Sandra, it is like some kind of storage Heaven!!

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  17. That's brilliant! I like having a good sort out too, hey you've given me an idea there to cheer me up! I might sort out my scraps! Must make doing PL so much easier too.

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  18. Oh, I'm really liking this idea. My "card collection" is getting out of hand, and I'm not using them as effectively as I should. Pinning this so I can come back to it and try it. Thanks for sharing.

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