Welcome to our Organizational overview page and our new series called TIDY UP THURSDAY.

#TIDYUPTHURSDAY is geared to help you organize your craft room and all of your wonderful craft supplies and tools according to how you scrapbook.  I will be using a number of brands and types of organizational methods and each week we will build on the prior week with new information to think about and new questions for you to answer.  This is not a one and done organizational series as we will be checking back in periodically with each lesson to see what is working and what is not working.

To a scrapper, their supplies are like a child–precious and never to be let out of sight. If you’re a new scrapper, or even if you’re an old pro, getting your supplies organized can be daunting. But have no fear! With these tips, you’ll have the most enviable scrapping stash in no time.

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Get those supplies ready to be organized

 

Many organizational methods have you completely empty your craft room and start from scratch.  We all know the issue with that approach is that we lose our creative time.  These lessons are designed to be done in 15 minutes a day so these lessons will coincide with our CREATIVE 15 challenges for each week.

Follow along with our organizational series and start to think about how you organize your craft room to fit your scrappin’ style.  These questions and linked answers are setup to help you think about your crafty process.

  1. How do you start your creative project?
  2. What supplies do you need to organize?  What is in your crafty inventory?
  3. What do you reach for next in your creative process?
    1. In our first survey, we had an overwhelming response that the first thing that we collect when we start our memory keeping process is PHOTOS. An overwhelming 90% of our participants start with photos in their creative process.  What comes next? This is an important piece of information that guides how we organize our craft rooms.

  4. More to come….

Choose one of our options below to see photos and ideas on various ways to organize your crafting supplies:

 

Happy Scrappin’

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