Monday, October 4, 2010

I Won An Award & A Peek Inside My Scrap by Color Bins

AWARD
I was delighted back in August to receive this award from Sue. Yes, way back in August and I totally forgot to acknowledge it and add this award to my side bar. I love knowing that someone enjoys my blog enough to bestow this honor! Thanks Sue!!


SCRAP BY COLOR
I mentioned in a previous post that I re-organized some of my scrapbooking supplies, sorting them by color rather than by type of item. I purchased bins similar to the ones Stacy Julian uses in her Scrap by Color system and sorted all my ribbons, letter stickers, buttons, brads, eyelets, fibers, glitters, flowers, thread, yard, bling, Glimmer Mists, and lots of miscellaneous embellishments into these bins which you can see here. As I scrapped a few layouts over the next few weeks, I realized there were some things that I really like to have right on my craft table in small drawers, mainly my flowers, brads and chalks. So, I took those few items back out of the bins and keep them in small drawers on the back of my craft table where I can easily grab them as I'm scrapping. Otherwise, I love having my supplies sorted by color. Some of my bins are pretty full while others have less, and I'm still working to arrange things to my liking. Here's a peek into a few of the bins.

First is my yellow bin (of course) because it is my favorite color and it makes me smile to see all this sunshiny goodness together. On the left side of the bins, I have a page protector that holds miscellaneous paper accents - tags, die cuts, journal boxes, frames, etc. I have any new yellow accent packages in front of that page protector. On the right side, I have all my letters - stickers, chipboard, etc. I have a small basket in the front which holds small rolls of ribbon, glimmer mist and any other small items (which I usually have in small Ziploc bags). Behind the basket are larger rolls of ribbons, balls of yarn, Ziploc bags with ribbon pieces, lace, thread and bling. Some of my bins have a larger basket in the bottom and seem to stay a little more organized. Right now I'm just working with the system to see what I like and what I might want to change when I decide to take a break from scrapping long enough to change it.


Here's a look into my orange bin which holds the least amount of supplies. It's easy to see which colors I might want to focus on when I'm shopping for embellishments.


And one last bin for today, the blue bin, which has the largest number of items. I'm not sure if I just don't use a lot of blue in my layouts or if I somehow acquired an inordinate amout of blue supplies along the way. I may need to purge some of these items when I sort back through the bins later on, but for now I don't have to worry about running out to the store if I need something blue.

5 comments:

S said...

Thanks for a peek inside your bins, that is always fun. And congrats, award is well deserved.

Steph said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I like the idea of organizing by color. May have to try that!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love seeing your color bins. I'm constantly organizing and re-organizing when I realize something isn't working with the way I scrap. Have to be careful, because I like organizing and could end up never scrapping!

Ellyn said...

Hey Melissa! Thanks for checking out my blog. Now I have found yours too... love your color bins, I have similar ones filled with fabric & trims by color.

Ellyn said...

ok, sent a comment but I don't think it went through! love your pretty blog, especially your color bins, I do that with my fabric. Thanks for coming over to my blog too!