Sunday, March 7, 2010
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!