Friday, January 30, 2009
As part of our popular Card Makers Carryout Series we are offering Card Makers Carryout- Everyday. In this "organized greetings" class you will make 12 all occasion cards, a binder with 12 inserts for you to organize your cards to send out each month. The class is fee is only $30. The last time we are offering this FABULOUSLY awesome class is Feb 4th. Don't miss out call the store to sign up today!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I have 4 sets of the vertical storage. I organize my all my cardstock in one, by color. In the other two I have separated my papers by boy and girl themes. In my 4th storage unit I have categories like holidays paper, Halloween paper, 4th of July and back to school, etc. I also have one accordion paper file that I keep my "collections" paper in (ie Basic Grey or Cosmo Cricket). If I have paper sets that have specific embellishments that I bought to go along I use the paper pouches from Cropper Hopper to keep it all together, these also fit into the vertical units.
There is no one way that is right for everyone, but the cropper hopper system is fast and really easy to get set up. I am very visual and need to see (or be reminded) what I have so I avoid buying duplicates and so I remember to use all the cute paper I just could not live without :) The cropper hopper system really allows me to easily see all my paper at one glance. This system works for me now but keep in mind that your organizational needs will keep changing and you may have to re-evaluate every so often. I mean who knew two years ago we would need containers to hold chipboard?? So be flexible and do what works for you and if you are stuck and don't know where to start our staff would love to help you out! Hope to see you in the store soon.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
This week I focused on getting all of my prints and digital pictures organized. I got several of the cropper hopper photo totes a good movie and just started organizing my print by month and year. It took me about 2 hours and I am done!!!! Some months have a folder of their own, others are shared and the totes came with great lables and the plastic boxes.
All of my digital prints are now loaded, by month, onto a website where they will also archive the files for me. No more worries about a crash.
Stay tuned for more tips and ideas!!!