There's a nasty bug going around and I was unlucky enough to get it. Today is the first day in almost two weeks that I feel somewhat "normal" and have enough energy to get in my office and do more than stare at my computer.
I have so much to catch up on but decided I just couldn't get creative without a little cleanup first. Today's job was to get all these paper scraps organized! I've been filing my scraps under each Stampin' Up! Color Family (ie., Soft Subtles, Bold Brights, etc.) but over the years that I've done this I consistently toss the scraps in anywhere rather than having to think what Color Family to sort it under. I'm far too messy and speedy a crafter to take time to do that so I thought I would simplify my scraps in basic color groups rather than each specific color in the Stampin' Up! color family.
So....I took some 12x12 backboards that I collect from all the Stampin' Up! Designer Paper I purchase throughout the years and cut about 1 1/2" off the top and added a simple color code.
I thought I'd stick with the rainbow colors as groups and then add any other categories later. So, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, then added a White/Ivory, Brown and Black/Grey group to the mix and done! Much easier filing all the blues under blue, reds under red, so on and so on.
I have these great containers from Thirty-One Gifts that I love to store my 12x12 paper and paper scraps in then file in my bookshelf.
This way, when I'm in my stamping cards and creating ...I just pull these out and plunk them on my desk for easy access and put them back when I'm done.
I'm sure you have your own method of storing your paper scraps - I'd love to hear it....always looking for a better way.
I'm off....have a lot of samples to take pictures of and will post again soon.
Thanks for waiting!