Sunday, March 7, 2010

Scrapbook Sunday



I've been scrapbooking for over ten years now, but I'm fairly new to the world of cropping. I've only been to five...and after my first one I got the message loud and clear that I needed a better system of transporting my supplies than my random collection of L.L. Bean tote bags. I was overwhelmed when I went to my first crop and brought practically my whole craft room. I noticed several of the girls had complete "systems" of wheelie bags, tote bags and matching accessories in the prettiest colors. I didn't want to invest a ton of money, because I was pretty sure I wasn't going to be a "regular" cropper.....probably just a few times a year. So I did a little homework and some shopping and found these cool bins with 12 x12 hanging files and handles.

I loooooove them....they fit my needs perfectly. Even when I'm not at a crop....they are my file system in my craft room too. They fit neatly under my craft table.



The lid to them is actually a container with a tray to fit supplies.



So when you take it off you have a spot to organize your stuff while your cropping.



In one bin I keep all of my scraps and cardstock....organized by color, of course :)



Here's another view of the inside of the lid...lots more storage for more do-dads.




The second bin I use for all of my patterned paper. I also have a file for Halloween, Christmas, Fourth of July and Easter. When I come across things for those holidays I put them here so I have them on hand when I need them......because of course I don't necessarily work on these holidays at the appropriate times of the year....so this way I'm prepared even at 2am on any random day!

6 comments:

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

That's great that you have everything so organized. I organized my stuff a little yesterday & actually got to finish a page today & I like the way it came out. haha.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Ok, now I see why I don't scrapbook, I'm a big mess!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I go weak in the knees for organizational supplies:)

Kathleen said...

Those are really great carriers. It really helps to have all your stuff organized and accessible!

Sandra D said...

Those look like great totes. Would you mind telling me where you got them? I am one of those who goes to a crop with everything I own and it would be nice to have everything in one (or two) places.

Ruth Shanahan Allmart said...

I'd love to know who makes them, where you purchased them and, if you don't mind, how much they were? I am in the same boat as you and only go to crops a few times a year. I think these would be perfect.