Organization: Pretty Labels

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journal entry: Pretty labels.  So fun.  Easy, too. Just a quick explanation.  This photograph was in one of my Picasa files along with others like it.  I added text in Picasa and printed the pages of labels on glossy photo paper. I liked the shininess.       Next I decided on the size each […]

Daily Planner with a Personal Touch


journal entry: Most women love planners.  Not people who plan but books called planners.  That is because women are always planning.  Planning on paper that is pretty or behind tabs that are funky is more fun that writing things down on a scrap of paper or in a regular notebook.  We all know that.  I […]

Keepsake File Box


“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” -Rosalind Russell-     I am always looking for somewhere to put something.  Patterns, pictures, tutorials, ideas.  One thing always leads to another and so I made a Keepsake File Box to sit on my desk.  I used a combination of things I had on hand […]

Organizing Using Curtain Rods

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Keeping track of things in small spaces is a real trick.  The little odds and ends have always presented a challenge for me.  Especially the little scrapbook embellishments.  I have walked past the little twirly thing with little black clamps a million times.  It is available in every craft store.  It was just too expensive […]

Organize Chipboard


“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come.” -Chinese Proverb- journal entry: While I love the world I am not what you would call a “tree hugger” although I have hugged a tree before  for different reasons.  I believe in practical uses for all of the bounty with which we […]

Organize Photograph CDs

“ journal entry: Grandmothers worry more than they did when they were mothers and much more than they did when they were children.  I guess that as you live longer, you become acquainted with more things to worry about.  One thing I did not want to worry about was photographs.  Yes, I know.  I could […]

Organize Scrapbook Embellishments


“Jewelry takes people’s minds off of your wrinkles.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: This is scrapbook jewelry.  It just keeps getting better and better.  Keeping it in sight is another matter.  At first I used tiny, individual, see-through plastic jars for each type of “embellishment”.  When it became apparent that I would have to stack the […]

Organize Scrapbook Paper


“I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.” -Henry David Thoreau- journal entry: It used to be that scrapbooks were bound books with pages of blank, black paper.  People scooted little adhesive corners onto each photograph and stuck them to the page.  Sometimes […]

Organize Ribbon

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“It is a good thing to follow the First Law of Holes:  If you are in one, quit digging.” -Denis Healy- “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” -Napoleon Bonaparte- journal entry: These holes are different.  They are good holes. I love ribbon and always have.  From the ribbon […]

Organize Scrapbook Borders

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“When I learned how to sew, I forgot how to cook.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: Scrapbooking borders have always driven me crazy.   They are hard to store and thus hard to find when I need them.  Everyone comes up with a different system for storing and finding things.  So far, this has worked well for […]