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Crafting on the Go Bundle

Where are you crafting – at an event, on vacation, or just in your TV room? Regardless of where these 3 organizers are a perfect trio for simplifying the process of moving your supplies and keeping your workspace tidy.

At Totally-Tiffany we often refer to items like these as “basics” things every crafter should have in order to enjoy the time they spend crafting.  These 3 basics; the Lois Tote, Ditto Bag, and the Pop Up Trash Can all work together in every crafting situation.

Basic #1 Lois All Event Tote: Lois is a favorite for so many reasons but for the sake of this article we’ll just talk about 1 – how well Lois and the Ditto Tool Bag work together.

The Ditto Tool Bag fits flawlessly into the roomy 10×13 interior of the Lois tote.  Why is this important? After all, the Ditto has its own handle, so it can be carried on its own.  The Ditto handle is easy to use, but it does require a “hand” to carry it.  Which means, your hand is not available for handling other things like car keys, a beverage container, or some other crafty necessity.  The Lois tote gives your Ditto Bag shoulder straps and once she’s over your shoulder, your hands are free for other things.

I don’t want to say that crafters are hoarders, but we do have a lot of “stuff” and we like to be prepared by having everything we might possibly need. This can occasionally result in a Ditto Bag that is overloaded with tools and supplies.  Transporting your Ditto Bag in a Lois Tote helps to keep everything contained.  You won’t have to worry about anything “spilling” out and getting lost.  Anything that spills out of your Ditto will be contained within the Lois tote.

If the event that your Ditto Tool Bag is not overloaded, you’ll have extra room in the Lois tote for a 12×12 Fab File or Paper Handler too. 

Basic #2 The Ditto Tool Bag:  If you’re unfamiliar with the Ditto Tool Bag – I’m delighted to be introducing it to you now.  (Want to learn a little about the history of this product? Read my previous post – The History of the Ditto bag.) This handy tool bag was designed specifically for paper crafters and how we craft.  The pockets and compartments are the right sizes and shapes for the tools and supplies you use as a crafter.  You’ll love the “secret” paper trimmer pocket in the center of the bag – designed for your small personal paper trimmer.

My FAVORITE feature is the “split” – this bag splits open so you can see and access everything from both sides of the bag without turning it.  Another benefit to the split – if you’re at a crafting event, with limited table space, there are occasionally crafters at your table who “creep” into your space – the open Ditto helps to establish a border and keeps creeping crafters in their own space.

While the Ditto is ideal for papercrafting it’s super handy for other things as well – you might actually need more than 1 – Read a few more ideas in my previous post – 5 Ways to use the Ditto Tool Bag.

Basic #3 Pop Up Trash Can: Last but certainly not least – the Pop Up Trash Can.  This lightweight and portable waste paper can will help you keep your workspace tidy whether it’s next to the couch as you binge and craft or at the edge of your seat during a paper crafting event.  I’ve designed this can big enough to be able to easily hold large scraps, so you don’t have to worry about “stuffing” your trash into it.  It’s lightweight and has a small handle, so lifting it to the edge of the table and “sweeping” small scraps into it is easy too.  It folds flat and secures quickly with the attached elastic strap.  Once it’s flattened out, it will slide into your Lois Tote right next to your Ditto Tool Bag.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Happy Crafting,

5 Buddy Bags that can be used with your Ditto Tool Bag

There are a number of reasons to add Buddy Bags to your Ditto Tool Bag; taking specific supplies to an event that are already in a Buddy Bag will save you time packing and unpacking, keeping smaller items contained in a Buddy Bag will help to keep things organized, and standing longer Buddy Bags up… Continue Reading

What is a perpetual calendar & how to use it when organizing photos.

A perpetual calendar, sometimes called a birthday calendar, is a calendar that includes all 12 months of the year, and all the days of the month, but there are no weekdays. Because there are no weekdays, the calendar can be used forever – perpetually.  The idea is to use each numbered line to record the… Continue Reading

A little more about my planner addiction

If you’ve listened to me over the last few months you already know I’m a planner junkie!!!! You probably also already know I carry my planner supplies from work to home in one of our Ditto Tool Bags. It’s a perfect option; small and compact, sits flat on the floor behind the driver’s seat in… Continue Reading

8 Places to use your Rotating Design Board

There are so many great ways to use the Rotating Design Board – and there are so many PLACES you can use it too! At the table. In your favorite recliner. Coloring in bed. In the Garage The Rotating Design Board is designed to be used everywhere.  The construction is solid, providing the perfect resistance… Continue Reading

Crafting On The Go

Whether you’re going to a weekend crop, spending the evening at your friend’s house, or want to take your crafting with you on your summer vacation, crafting on the go can be easier than you might expect. Preparing to attend a craft event can be time consuming at best, and overwhelming at worst. You can simplify… Continue Reading

Organizing your ribbon with Edna, she’s part of the EZ2Organize System

Organizing your ribbon with Edna, she’s part of the EZ2Organize System

Organizing Ribbon can be a challenge.   Edna –   Ribbon is Edna’s main purpose.  When you think about storing items like Ribbon, Washi Tape, or Baker’s Twine, it’s important to think about how you use those items.  Generally, you want to have that spool or roll in your hand when you’re working with it.… Continue Reading

Feeling Bubbly?

Feeling Bubbly?

Doesn’t this combo just make you feel bubbly? This Create and Carry Binder has a fun blue dot center panel and a silver grey interior.  The Crop Crate apron has solid light blue and dark blue panels.   Continue Reading

Today’s Color Reveal

Okay all you ladies who love Pink.  This is going to be the combo for you!!! This Create and Carry Binder (formerly the TravelPack) has a Turquoise blue interior. The Apron does have the Pink Floral fabric on the sides.  We’ll post  many more pictures when these arrive.   Continue Reading

Sneak Peek – Color #1

Sneak Peek – Color #1

We are so excited about the new colors and PATTERNS!!! Other than the Zebra Limited Edition we did last year, we’ve never done patterns.  Our newest Create and Craft Binders (Formerly know as The TravelPack) will come in some fun new patterns.  I’m sorry to say we don’t have great pictures, as I’m working off… Continue Reading

Paper Organization – Challenge #2

Paper Organization – Challenge #2

Today in the Get Organized Challenge broadcast we talked about Paper Storage and Organization. You may already know that I recommend the 4 Section System for general organization. With paper you only need to use 3 of the sections – Themes/Sentiments, Calendar Year and The Rainbow.  Sorting and organizing your paper is easier than it sounds.  You just need… Continue Reading

Back to Basics – Why you need a 4 Section System

  What better place to start than at the beginning.  The key to being organized is having a system that is easy to use, easy to remember and easy to stick with.  Think about your system  as a foundation – it’s the thing that gives stability, ensures longevity, and provides security.  Many of us have… Continue Reading

Cricut Cartridge Storage and Organization

The best way to organize and store your Cricut Cartridges is by using a Catalog and Numbering System. This system allows you to add cartridges to your collection, without having to “rearrange” or “re-organize” your existing cartridges. To use this system, you can either leave your cartridges, booklets and overlays in their original cases, or… Continue Reading

Scrapbook supply Storage and Organization Questions

I’ve gotten so many questions since we started the Organization Challenge, that I thought I would share the questions and answers right here on my blog.  Please feel free to share this information with your scrapping/crafting pals who might need a little help getting organized. Question – Verticle Storage vs. Shelf StorageSent: Wednesday, January 19,… Continue Reading

Chipboard Organization in our new Crop Room

The Chipboard Challenge – How to keep bulky chipboard organized, visible and accessible? Hmmm….love my chipboard, but sometimes I forget that I have it. It was stashed away in a drawer where it was “out of site, out of mind.”  Other than a note in the Alpha Numeric section of my ScrapRack I didn’t have any… Continue Reading

Crop Room at the Office Next Step

Okay – We finally decided on a bright and cheery room with Fun Flowers!!! I know for many of you this doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, but I am the only female inhabitant in my house, so “girly” things are few and far between.  Today we took the doors off the cupboards.  When… Continue Reading

Join our Absolute Organization Seminar at a Scrapbook Show in your area

Hi Scrappers and Paper Crafters – Did you know I get to travel around the country and teach Organization Seminars at the major Scrapbook Shows.  If you need help getting your crafting supplies organized I’d love to see you at a seminar.  Here’s a list of the shows where I’ll be teaching.  The links will take you… Continue Reading

Crop Organization

It’s finally here! The perfect way to get your scrapbooking supplies to a crop or class without spending lots of time packing up and unpacking. With the combination of our new CropCrate Apron and a Folding/Rolling Crate from Office Depot, you’ll be set for a crop for less than $50. The CropCrate Apron will hold… Continue Reading