Yesterday I created a small project using my “containerized” supplies. (If you haven’t been following along, I took everything out of my studio and I’m working through the Get Organized Challenge along with everyone else. – Learn More)
I have to confess, some of my supplies have already been reorganized and moved into my ScrapRack, so there are a few holes in my container wall.
I struggled with a few things using containers.
The first – INSPIRATION. Usually when I sit down to craft I can rely on being able to see things by just flipping through my ScrapRack.
In this case, there was nothing I could “see”. I knew I was going to create a Thank You card, but because everything is in containers, I had to remember what I had that might work, and then track it down.
The second thing I ran into was not having a catalog to guide me to the stamps, dies, embossing folders, etc. that might be appropriate for this project. I didn’t even look at dies or embossing folders because there are just too many to look through. I was able to find a couple of wood stamp options in my tub-o-stamps.
I also had a little trouble locating things that coordinated well. With my ScrapRack, I’ve got all of the colored things together in one section, so finding the right color of ribbon, washi tape or background paper is quick and easy. In the tubs, it took a lot of digging and searching.
I’ve included a video of my card making experience above.
I feel a little like the people in the Aleve commercial, who just want their Aleve back – I just want my ScrapRack back!
On a side note, regardless of the organization system, any time I can spend part of my work day crafting, it’s a good day.
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