Now onto something that doesn't make me cry!
I adore organisation! ... it's a fact. No getting away with it. I'm happiest when I'm sorting out my craft room or clearing through a draw or something like that. So what I'd like to share with you, is something I'm trying with my Project Life cards.
Now this isn't my idea ... I found it on YouTube ... and you can see the original persons video on her blog here. I love it, and she's incredible talented. But sometimes finding the right products in the UK isn't always easy. But I'm happy to say, I've found this beauty, which seems to work quite well. It was before Christmas and I got it in Hobbycraft and is from a range called Artbin.
At first I used to keep my project life cards in the gorgeous little boxes that they arrive in from Studio Calico - but it just wasn't working for me. I'm really the type that needs to see things in order to use them. When tucked away in pretty boxes, I just forget what I've got.
So when I saw this colour idea, it really appealed to me, and I wondered why I hadn't thought of it before - filing cards as the ROYGBIV, seemed a perfect idea. It is a little time consuming at first, and I worked on the basis of which colour jumped out at me the most on the card. It helped that I had a couple of Becky Higgins mini kits, which have two cards the same, so I used one colour in one section, and the "b" side in another section. Mind you, I didn't have that many cards to fill all those colours, so I came up with what would work for me.
I made and cut the index file cards on my silhouette from Bazzill, so that they were a little stiffer than the PL cards and then labelled them using my trusty label maker.
My labels are; Red, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Blue/Green, Neutrals, PL Blanks, Ledger, Calendar/Date, Prompts/Fillers, Specialist, Multi, Seasons and Christmas.
And then I've done a separate card called " This months Kit" ... in which surprise, surprise, I'll keep all the bits from Studio Calico's most recent kit and add-on kit. That way, if ever I get around to doing one of their challenges, I'll be able to say I've used it. Plus I'll be able to find everything really quickly.
I also bought something similar for embellishments, and I'll show you that at a later date.