Sunday, May 27, 2018

NC Demos May Blog Hop - How Do You Organize?

Wow what a challenge.  This month our hop theme is how do we organize our space and Stampin' UP! products.  I don't think I do to much different than anyone else but thought I would give it a try.  I have been working on swaps, stamp camp for June 3rd and a Sunshine SU Demo group meeting that will be in Vero Beach on June 9th.  So I have needed to work on my space anyway and did a little organizing since I  to need to change new products for the retired ones.

For my first photo was of some of my elements I was working on this week for a swap I am in. 

I saw recently on a fb group that another demo puts those strips  of card stock in a jar- you know the ones we are always cutting off card stock when we are making cards that are perfect for smaller sentiments.   So for the this is the 1/2 inch wide stripe I had saved and used for my thank you on my card.

On a second look at the photo below you will notice I have an aqua tin with my clear blocks in them at my finger tips. I have to clear block storage caddy but I like to use that when I am going to an event and wanted something open on my desk for daily usage

The aqua basket on my desk holds cleaning mist and adhesive.  (again at my finger tips)  My desk is a table with no drawers so I have to use what I have.  :)

This is my space which is where my dinning room used to be.  It works for us anyway!  The Ikea bookcase holds most of my stuff.  You will see my stamp sets on the top shelf but I have my new 2018-19 stamp sets on my desk on a small wooden bookcase type organizer.  I have the retiring Stampin' UP! ink pad carousel for my ink pads right now but we have more ink pads with the new catalog and I am sure how I am going to do something different soon.

Below I have my punches from Stamp n Storage and I do love that they have a slot for each of them, I use to have them on a shelf and every time I wanted one I would have to lift off the one above to pull the one I wanted.  NOTE TO SELF, PAINT THESE WHITE!

These 3 drawer pieces are from Walmart and I have had them forever. Sometimes I store card stock in them and in the past I have stored my ink pads in them by color family before I had to carousel. In these I have office supplies and order forms etc.  I have 2 more with card stock scraps to use on future cards. 

 For my card stock I store in these organizers from Michaels. I forgot the name of them.  You can use 8.5x11 or 12x12 in them I turn my 8.5 sideways so I can just slip out what I need without pulling the whole thing out. I also keep the plastic on the card stock so I can keep them all together.  I have sorted them in group order before but right now there is no order except for whisper white and very vanilla are pretty much in the same area. I have several of these.

I use the IKEA Raskog Utility Cart for my big shot.  I store the platforms and plates and dies underneath.  I turned the top piece upside down so I could use the big shot on top. I just wheel it where ever I need it.  I love this piece for sure.  Have you noticed I have an aqua theme here?  :) 

Before you go make sure to check to see if you are getting low on card stock and other items that there will be a price increase starting Friday June 1st.

Price Increases in the new 2018-19 Catalog.
The following items are priced higher in the new catalog.
Since it is my birthday month take advantage of my flash sale to save on shipping when you stock up on your favorites, complete your ink pad collection or get a few things off your wish list.
FLASH SALE - Free shipping on any order of $50 or more May 23rd-May 31st.
*MUST email me your orders and pay with CC or paypal.

Price Increases in the New 2018-2019 Stampin UP Catalog:
1. All Colored Cardstock - .50
2. ink pads- 1.00
3. Many Marvelous Markers: -was $110 for (38) Now $123 for (41) however- the colors will be refreshed.
4. Grid paper- up .75
5. Basic Black stampin write marker- decrease in price- now 3.50 will be 3.00 in new catalog
6. Versa Mark pad- up .50- refill up $1
7. Metallic Thread- up .50
8. Linen Thread- up .50
9. Thick CS- up .75
10. 12 x 12 up .75
11. Glossy- up .75
12. Shimmery White- up $1
13. Wh. white and very vanilla cs- up .75
14. Velumn cs- up .75
15. Med. envelopes- up .50
16. Clear envelopes- up .50
17. 3x3 envelopes- up. .50
18. cello bags- up .50
19. card boxes- up .50
20. Wood Textures dsp and specialty dsp- up $1

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to click below and visit Toni and the rest of the NC SU Demos and see how they are organizing their stuff.  I look forward to is I am sure there is something I can use too.

May Blog Hoppers
Toni Campana -

Jo Anne Hewins -

Tracie Evans Langley -

Sharon Maranich -

Frances Wagner - YOU ARE HERE


  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas, Frances! Love the jar idea for all those little cardstock strips!

  2. Hi Frances! Love the idea of the paper strips with sentiments. I've been thinking about getting one of those utility carts. Now that I see how you turned the top shelf over, you might have sold me!