Shopping Organized with Diana Dawson

It’s so much fun to see ideas put into action. I was thrilled to see that Diana had shown up at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington with her “Shopping Spinder” in tow.  I was even more delighted to see that she had added the cover sheets from her BasicGrey Collection into the spinder. A clever way to know what you have and what you need!! Great Job Diana.  Here are some of the details on how Diana has created her “Shopping Spinder”.

In Diana’s words – This spinder contains; 1) the shopping list and specific vendor interests, 2) the Coloring Agents from my manufacturers catalog [no more duplicates], and 3) the packaged paper sets from my “Themes” section to color coordinate purchases.

This is my manufacturers’ catalog, which is a result of Organization Challenges #6 & 7. The 8 ½ x 11 pages list Coloring Agents and is the part I took shopping. The 12 x 12 pages have representations of dies, embossing folders and punches (still working on stamps). I wasn’t planning on purchases from this category so it stayed home.

This is my ‘packaged paper” spinder that came about during Organization Challenge #2. It contains a cover page to each paper set and a sticky note that lists whether there is coordinating ribbon, embellishment or color cardstock needs.

Diana and I at the Convention.  I really want to thank Diana for taking the time to share the organizational “fruits of her labor” with me and to encourage you to do the same.  I love to see what’s been produced, changed, modified, or created!  Hope you all are having a wonderful summer!

One Response to Shopping Organized with Diana Dawson

  1. WOW! I am so impressed. I try to keep lists of purchases in my iPhone and that helps cut down on duplicates but this is fantastic. I love how she is able to not only keep from buying dups but can purchase products that coordinate with what she already has.

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