But it really is getting close to being done and I think I will really like my new organizational systems. At least for now. One thing I've noticed is that paper crafters generally love to organize and reorganize. What's up with that?!
The other day I posted "Taking Shape" and showed a picture of my nice cleaned off table. Then Hurricane Debbie showed up and my room was again torn up and destroyed. Debbie is a good friend of mine who is fabulous at organizing and she saw a great need to redo just about everything I'd done. LOL! So...for the next 5 days my table top was never to be seen. But it has all been worth it and I'll share my progress to date. Here it is in bits and pieces.
First of all....I love paper stacks although I am not buying 12x12 any longer (well, except for the cute one I got half priced at Michaels the other day. LOL!). I do love the stacks I have though and had them in a basket crate thing but bought this 56 qt Sterlite container for about $7 the other day. It's too heavy to lift but I don't plan for it to go anywhere anyway! It sits under the table where my paper trimmers are. I write the name of the stack and manufacturer on the binding with a Sharpie so that I can more easily pull out the one I want.
Next is a cube that I got at Michaels a while back and I have my white, brown and black cardstock stored in it. I kind of wanted all my cardstock in one place but for now it didn't quite work out that way....it is all about an arms length to the right and to the left of where I sit. I may work on that arrangement but that is what it is for now.
To the right of where I sit I have some wire racks and cubes that I purchased at Target a long time ago...long before Michael's came out with the nice cube system. I'm really trying to use what I have, though so this still works for me although sometimes I wish it looked a little better! LOL!
On the right is most of my ribbon (oh, yeah...I have way more on the other side of the room which I'll share in another post). and it's in boxes and labeled. Debbie did a great job of organizing the boxes by color. It's so easy to see what I have.
I have this old Cropper Hopper file box that I am using for vellum, acetate, and other specialty type papers.
I try not to keep the smallest bits but these scraps are wonderful for die cutting and I go to my box often! They are all sorted by color.
I hope you've enjoyed a little peek into my studio!