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Friday, September 4, 2015

Ribbon Storage Ideas

I sure hated to take this picture.  But this is actually
what my ribbon collection looks like right now.
What a Disaster!! 
But I am on a mission to correct this once and
for all.  I have 2 ideas in mind. 
There will be a follow up post when I
get it all organized......promise!

Storage Idea #1

Storage Idea #2

Thursday, September 3, 2015

ORGANIZING Scraps with Nancy

Haven't we ALL had messes like this?  Mine is uncontrollable right now.
I have a bad habit of tossing them all in a pile knowing I will
come back and organize them.  YEAH RIGHT, who am I
kidding!  This pile has accumulated for way too long. 
So instead of digging thru this mess when I need a color,
 I just go to my full packs and grab another sheet.
 NOT the way I should be doing this!

TIP #1     I sort out my pieces, big to small

TIP #2     Next I cut up what I can for another card (like a 5 1/4 x 4 layer)

TIP #3     DON"T throw away those smaller pieces!  They are great for punching.

TIP #4  Sort by color ( I put similar colors in a stack...reds, blues, etc)

I tape a color coded circle punch to the front of the bins.
 I usually have 3 colors in a bin. Each color I put in a large baggie.
Now if I could only do this on a regular basis !!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ICS Blog Hop Introducing the 2015 Holiday Catalog

Yeah it's the first Wed of the month and you know what that means blog hop day! This month our theme is to Introduce the Holiday Catalog to you! Hopefully by now you all have your own personal copies of this catalog...if not please contact your demonstrator to get one because it is fabulous! If you don't have a demonstrator let us know we would be happy to get one to you!
I am excited this month to announce we have 3 new talented hoppers (Anna, Megan and Diane) joining please do complete the entire hop so you can meet them! ( Megan is on my stampin team!)

So us sisters did it again! We planned using the same set but notice on both cards we used the same sentiment! Also we used the same Mossy Meadow Card Stock. Too funny!  We had no clue other than using the same set what each other was designing our cards. Yep, for sure were sisters! Stampin sistas even better!

We hope you enjoy what were sharing this month!
Leave us some love under comments if you like what you see!
Until next time Stampin Darla and Stampin Nancy

 Realized after I made this card I accidently used retired ribbon! So, a tip if your a demo make sure its current product. LOL!  

I had this idea in my head for my design and it turned out exactly what I was picturing! Gotta love that when it happens! LOL!
Anyways living in AZ and being from Iowa I really miss the fall season with the beautiful colored leaves. So my card represents to me my favorite time of year.

I used these supplies:

Happy Scenes Stamp Set
Into the Woods DSP
Mossy Meadow,  Whisper White, Soft Suede and Tangelo Twist Cardstock
Soft Suede Ink
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Hearth & Home Thinlits 
Greetings Thinlits
Washi Label Punch
 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon
 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon
Daubers for my sponging

Can't forget the inside of my card. My customers at my events love when they get to decorate the inside and of course can't have a plain envelope. So, we stamp on those too!

With the launch of the Holiday catalog, I got the fever to make a Christmas card. 
These are the supplies I used
Happy Scenes Stamp Set
Season of Cheer DSP
Mossy Meadow Ink
Mossy Meadow and Soft Sky Cardstock
Glimmer Paper - Gold and Red
Lucky Stars Embossing Folder
Circles Collection Framelits
Mini Treat Thinlits (stars)
Bakers Twine - Silver

 Enjoy your next stop for more inspiration from Diane!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Organizing my Card Stock Scraps

Thanks for coming back for my tip about card stock scraps that I mentioned yesterday. 
As I said yesterday I love organizing with my 31 bags. I have one of these file folders for each color group. The scraps go in these folders in front of the full sheets of card stock. I reach for the scrap folder first and it really helps me use up those before cutting a full sheet. I am carrying more card stock now to have on hand for my events and classes. I have outgrown this container to hold both. So, probably going to be separating the full sheets and giving them new homes at some point.

So, yesterday I told you I had a funny story to tell you about my husband. He was helping me cut the computer written layers for the wedding invitations. He had a lot of Very Vanilla scraps and he says your not keeping these right? I laughed and said of course I am. There were half inch strips and bigger pieces. He was shocked I was keeping them. LOL!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our monthly blog hop!

Holiday Catalog started today!! If you don't have a demo and you live in the US let us know if you need a catalog! 

Stampin Nancy has an organization tip to share on Thursday you won't want to miss!

Thanks for stopping by from Stampin Darla and Stampin Nancy

Monday, August 31, 2015

Organizing Projects

I love having several projects to work on at one time. I am getting so much better at being organized! This week I am going to posting some organization ideas that have helped me. My first one is after I have started prepping for a project I put all the supplies needed in a basket or container. I love 31 bags and I have many of them thru out my stampin cave! LOL!

This particular bag is holding a very special project as I am making wedding invitations for my sons wedding in December! Yes, I am going to be a Mother in Law! Anyways, with a big project like this one I have it all in one spot to quickly work on it as I have the time to. Right now its on my dining room table waiting for me. As I get finished with them the hardest for me is afterwards putting all the supplies back away and emptying the bag for the next project. 

Next topic tomorrow will be a quick organization tip on how I store my card stock scraps. I have a funny story to tell with that post with a conversation I had with my husband yesterday as he was helping me with the invitations.

Please feel free to leave a comment on how you organize on big projects! I am always looking on different ways to stay organized to get things done!

Until tomorrow have a great day! Hot here in AZ for sure!
Stampin Darla

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ICS Blog Hop Beyond the Sea

We are so excited this month to be sharing projects w our theme this month beyond the sea. We hope you enjoy the blog hop with a great group of hoppers!

Stamp Set- By the Tide inks- Always Artichoke, Lost Lagoon Card Stock- Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Lost Lagoon Accessories- Circles Framelits, Gold Sequin Trim, Neutral Candy Dots


Stamp Set - By The Tide

Cardstock - Night of Navy and Whisper White

Inks - Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Tip Top Taupe

Embellishments - 3/4" Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler

Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread,

Project Life Cards and Labels Thinlets

Basic Pearls, Metal Rimmed Pearls

 Enjoy your next stop on the blog hop w Tammy!
See you next month!
Stampin Darla and Stampin Nancy