Hello!!! I'm back from my vacation!! Did you miss me??? Thank you for all the birthday wishes, that is so sweet of you guys!! :)
We had a fantastic trip (and I loved having a nice, long break) and took almost 900 pictures. I can't wait to do my album! :)
Today I have a really quick post - some new storage and organizing ideas. I learned about this awesome spinner from Ursula at Scarlet Bird Designs, a few months ago. It's from Harbor Freight Tools, and I have been totally lazy about going across town to get one. Since seeing hers, I have seen a couple of other posts about it - most ladies are spray paining and decorating them. I actually really liked the shiny, black metal, and thought it matched my decor the way it was. I am very impressed at how heavy duty it is as well. I also didn't realize that each tier rotates independently. So convienient! :) My only problem with it, was that it was too tall for my shelving system, where I wanted to store it. It's like 1" too tall! :( But, like any good crafter, I made due. I took off the top tier and have been using it by itself as a round tray in another area. Here are a few of the things I have stored ....
Another quick idea - when I am working on a mini or several pages that will share the same embellishments, I like to pull out the things I'll use, and put my embellishment vases back on the shelf. I have this old serving dish that I use to separate out with room to look for what I want within that section. For all my 4th of July pages, I pulled out all the red, white and blue things I thought I would use. Brads and buttons went in one section, ribbons, die cuts, bling, border strips, larger embellishments went in another - for each color. In the center, I put my "flag" stuff - r/w/b ribbon, twine, buttons, etc. It worked great for me! And it fits right on top of my printer, out of the way, when I need the desk space. :)
I love seeing organizational posts, or how others do things in their scrapbook areas! :) See you guys tomorrow! :)