Saturday, October 10, 2015
Organizing, Happy Mail, and Planner Fun!
Hello friends! I'm so happy you stopped by for a visit! I am relieved to have a 3-day weekend to rest and relax and have a little fun too! I just finished parent teacher conference week at school. We worked late Thursday evening to allow for Friday off. Thursday was my 27th wedding anniversary as well, so the hubby took Friday off so we could go do something fun. We had a wonderful day out shopping, eating a nice lunch at a new (to us) place, and watching a movie. We ended the day watching my nephew's football game. We had a great day! This morning my Mama, Nancy (my sister), and two of my nephews went to a fun festival called Pioneer Day. We went last year as well. I enjoy these festivals in the fall. We had a nice time. I am resting a bit now so I can go to the races later this evening to watch my son, Dakota race! Busy, busy!
Anywho, I hope you are all doing well and enjoying life! Last weekend, I spent part of Sunday piddling in my craft room. I was working on organizing my scrapbook paper and supplies. The first thing I did was empty my scrap paper drawer and organize all my scraps. I saw an idea on a YouTube video where the lady stored her scraps standing up in a box so she could see everything at a glance rather than digging to the bottom of a box or drawer. Here's my drawer after cleaning out about half of what was in there.
Here is the container I used to store it. One of the teachers had this clear container out in the hall in a giveaway pile, so I snagged it. It works perfectly for storing all my scraps. It holds 12 x !2 paper too.
This is why I like it so much....I can see through the sides too. I organized my paper by rainbow order, starting with pink and ending with purple and then browns, blacks, whites, and multi-color scraps. I think this system will work well for me.
I also recently organized my journaling cards and ephemera for my Project Life albums I am working on. Here is the system I used for those. I ordered these sturdy Avery Elle plastic storage bags that were designed to hold dies. They work well for my journaling cards too!
I am ordering a label maker soon to label each bag. I cut the back of the packaging off that shows the card designs and also has the maker's name and tucked in the bags too. I can see at a glance which cards are in the bag. I am storing them in a basket I got from the Target Dollar Spot a while back. I spray painted it gold.
It sits in the top of one of my Raskog carts. The other container holds various items for scrap booking as well.
I had purchased a second Raskog for school over the summer, but decided to bring it home since I wasn't getting much use out of it at school. It holds all my scrapbook papers as well as the newly organized scrap paper bin and I have an empty space to fill!
This little acrylic container sits to the side of my desk and holds little scraps from recent pages I have been working on. I will move them to the big scrap bin later on.
I was blessed to receive some happy mail earlier this week! My sweet blog friend, Kimberley from SEASIDE AVE. shares a love of planners and washi tape and such and was so sweet to send me some items I haven't been able to locate.
Look at this adorable tape she used on the outside of the package! I love it! I haven't ever seen any like it...have you?
I opened the box to find these sweet little packages inside! They were all dressed for Halloween!
I love this card! This is one of my all time favorite quotes!
Just look at the cuteness!
I was like a kid opening each little package! You truly made my day Kimberley!
Love these adorable sticky notes!
I have wanted some of these message pencils for a long time! So excited to finally have some!
Here's all the goodies!
Isn't it awesome how little random acts of kindness like this always come at just the right time. My week was so busy last week, not to mention exhausting, so this really lifted my spirits. I'll be paying this forward for sure!
Thank you again Kimberley. You are so sweet!
Last thing I wanted to share today is something planner related. I went in my craft room one night this past week and played...:) These little monthly pages are pretty with their gold foiled month and year, but they were a blank canvas other than that. So, I decided to get creative. I found several images online and made my own stickers and mixed them in randomly with washi tape, rub ons, and some other stickers and decorated them. Here is October's page. The Forever and Ever, Amen sticker was for my anniversary. That Randy Travis song was our wedding song. :)
Here is November...
And of course, December! The lower right corner is a scene from Prague's Christmas market in the Old Town square. I had to include Prague since I will be visiting Miranda in December! I am planning to fly our Christmas evening or the day after!
Speaking of Miranda, she is still having the time of her life. She is visiting Berlin next weekend! I am so excited for her living her dreams! She is a little nervous about her upcoming Visa interview so if you if you don't mind saying a prayer for her, it would be appreciated. I appreciate all of you so much and hope you have a truly delightful rest of the weekend!
Until next time.....