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My Scrapbook Room

Someone said I should post pictures of my scrapbook room so here you go:

That tall cabinet in the corner is a favorite of mine.  I bought it on sale at K-Mart.  It holds all of my 12×12 papers.  The shelves are the perfect height and I love that it is behind closed doors because (1) it looks neater and (2) my papers are out of the sun and protected from fading.

The clipboard to the left is on my to-do list; I want to alter it.  It holds my layout goal list for the year and is a reminder of what I’ve completed and what I still need to do!  Notice how I fit the lamp through the middle of the desk.  I like lots of light!

This is the girls area.  I don’t think it was clean much more than 5 minutes after I took the picture.  We’ll have to work on that. 🙂

Not sure anyone wants to see my closet, but here it is.  In addition to scrapbooking stuff, the closet also stores PTA stuff, Girl Scout stuff, a stash of last-minute gifts, and more.  Since I have no shelving, the organizer with baskets (from Target) is a good substitute.

Decorate those jars!

Closeup of the plastic jars on top, check out that sparkle!

Here’s another shelf I have that I recently reorganized:
Closeup of the decorated jars:

Well, I guess this is what you do when you have an overabundance of supplies….  I have wanted to do this for a long time and finally got around to decorating these cute plastic jars by Making Memories.  They would also be great for decorating and adding candy for a nice little gift.  The first shelf is Making Memories as well and is one of my favorite purchases from Crop Chocolate.  I love the spots for photos on the drawers.  It adds a personal feel.  You could also use these to add a label of what’s inside the drawer.  The second shelf was a great rummage sale find.  I just love to have things look so pretty in my creative space.  It is much more inspiring!

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If you post this on your blog after seeing it, please leave me a comment to let me know, thanks.

*MY* Ribbon Purse

It’s called a ribbon purse.  I saw something like this while browsing online and decided I could easily make my own.  Of course, I wanted to try it RIGHT NOW.  Luckily for me I found this plastic purse in my daughter’s room and was able to borrow the Big Bite from a friend.  I almost forgot to take a before picture so you can see here that I have already prepped the purse by using a permanent marker to mark where I wanted to punch my holes.

It was a bit tricky to punch near the bottom of the purse but with a little twisting I got the job accomplished.  If you try this I would suggest planning a break because my hand was sore when I was finished from holding the Big Bite (not because it’s hard to punch but because I was holding it upright with the purse wrapped around and underneath it).  Next was the really fun part of stringing all my ribbons through the holes.  I used the 1/8 size hole punch and I like that size.  Most of my ribbons are 3/8 inch wide and they are snug so they won’t fall out but it’s still easy enough to pull them through.  if the majority of your ribbon is over 1/2 inch I would suggest using the 3/16 hole.  I would recommend to start stringing them in the bottom of the purse first and let them hang out until you are finished filling all the holes.  Like this:

Next stuff all the ribbons in the purse and zip it up.  Here is the finished product:

         

This tiny purse holds A LOT of ribbon!  I emptied a large jar and a drawer.  It’s great because it will hang on a doorknob, like my closet so now I have my ribbons out in the open where I can see them and they are more likely to get used rather than forgotten.

Side note: I saw the actual ribbon purse in my local scrapbooking store yesterday by Your Pictured Memories.  I didn’t look at the price but it came empty so I’m sure that it was much more reasonable than the one I saw online.  It is bigger than I thought and if my little homemade one holds all that it does I can’t imagine the amount you could put in this one.  I am tempted to go back and check the price and get it!

Organizing Your Photos (Part 4)

Now that you have your pictures all sorted we need to do something with them.  Your challenge this week is to print some of those photos, or order prints.  There are many online printing places that offer reasonable prices, just watch the shipping.  I print most of my own at home but I often print many at once because it’s just easier that way and then I have them ready to scrap whenever I need them.