Organization

Never Lose a Framelit or Thinlit Again!

Twila brought me a gift at class last week.  She was surprised I had not seen this, but I haven't.  I thought that if it was new to me, maybe you haven't seen it either.  Do you know the lovely tree framelit in the Santa's Sleigh bundle?  I just love that tree.  Mine has disappeared.  Gone.  It's been gone for over a month.  I'm afraid it might have gone out with the trash.  Wouldn't you think that I would lose one the teeny tiny framelits?  No.  So here is the answer.

Magnetic 1

This is a magnetic tray!  I think Twila picked it up at the Advance Auto Parts.  This one measures about 5 1/2 x 9 1/2.  It sits on two rubber magnetic feet.  As I work, I just put my framelits in there and they are going nowhere.  It's a strong magnet.  The box says that it is stainless steel construction, ideal for storing small parts,  magnetic base allows the tray to be used vertically and upside down.  The rubber coated magnetic base is scratch resistant.  Here is a picture of the box.

Magnetic 3

This is certainly an affordable alternative to replacing a framelit set for one piece!  It now has a special place on my work table.  It's great for anything metal!

Magnetic 4

Thank you Twila.  You are a life saver!  Maybe you need a magnetic tray in your craft area!  Thanks for looking at my blog today.  Hope you'll come back.

 


Color Coach Revisited

If you have been stamping a while you remember the Color Coach.  Did you have one?  Did you use it all the time?  The idea is to get help choosing colors that go together well.  Some of us are gifted at color choice and some of us are not.  Stampin' Up! retired the Color Coach several years ago.  I think it was Connie Stewart that did a blog post on her own Color Coach.  It's been a while ago, but the idea stuck in my sister Martha's mind.  This month for our Southern Belles swap, Martha made us our own Color Coach using Connie's blog post.

Color Coach pouch

The Muslin Bags have retired.  They were stamped using the new in color Sweet Sugarplum.  Martha used the stamp sets Papillon Potpourri and Timeless Textures.  Inside the bag is the treasure!

Color coach colors

Inside is a 2 1/2 inch circle of every color of card stock from all 4 of the color families, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, and Brights, and both years of the in colors!  Each color also has its name on one side.  She printed them on address labels, peeled, and stuck them on the circle. You just shuffle the colors around and look for combinations that you like.  Here's one example of a combination that I found.

Color coach #1

 

Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, and Sahara Sand look great together!  Here's another example.

Color coach #2

 

Emerald Envy, Real Red, and Basic Gray would make a great card. I'm thinking a masculine card.  It's a great way to come up with combinations that are a little out of your box.

Color coach all colors

I challenge you to make a Color Coach of your own.  I warn you, it will probably take a lot of time, but I think it will be well worth it!  Did you know that you can purchase an assortment pack of the color families?  They come in a pack of 20 sheets, 2 of each color in the family.  The in color packs also have 20 sheets, 4 of each color.  It's a great way to get all of the colors and see which ones you like best.

Let me also add to Happy Birthday to Martha.  Have a wonderful day!  I love you.

 



Product List


A Little Organization, Please!

I wanted to share The Notebook with you today.  I've been stamping for a long time, and yes, I've acquired many stamp sets.  Do you ever need a certain type of saying or picture?  You think, now which set had that saying?  I know I have something!  But where?  Here is my solution to that problem.  I use The Notebook.

Notebook view

The notebook is a 2 inch binder.  I've had it awhile.  You can tell by the decoration on the front.  I love it!  Of course, it's green!  Whenever I get a new set, I immediately take it to the copier and make a copy of it.  The copy goes in a page protector and then into The Notebook.  I don't have the pictures in any certain order-just as I acquire the sets.

Notebook page

Here's another sample.

Notebook page 2

I do make all of the pictures face one way so they can be seen easily.  Now when I have a card class and someone asks to use a certain sentiment, I can flip through The Notebook and show them what I have.  If they want to change a card from birthday to hello, we can take care of that.  I even have a section for the retired sets that I just can't part with.

Notebook retired

Now when we get a new catalog, The Notebook has to be tweaked a little.  I pull out the sheets of sets I do not want to keep.  Retired sets that I keep have their sheets moved to the back of the The Notebook.  Then I am ready for new stuff!

Now for this to work properly, you must be able to find your stamp sets once you know the one you want to find.  I do keep my sets in alphabetical order.  They are easy to find and Life if Good!  I hope this organizational tip will help you.  It certainly works for me!

Stamp sets