Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Inspiration Tuesday

Happy Tuesday to you! Before I introduce this week’s exciting Inspiration project I have some winners to announce! Thank you, to everyone who shared their scrap spaces with us. Here are our favorites…

April wins the prize for the “most improved” How can you not be inspired to scrap when everything is so neatly organized an put away? Congrats April!

Tara most defiantly wins the “prettiest scrap space” we Love the soft colors and open space (can you say J-E-L-O-U-S!)But our favorite has to be the beautiful wall art of Tara’s grandmothers scissor collection.

And the most creative (and cheap) scrap organizational idea goes to Christina. She got this Paper Towel Holder (yes I said paper towel) at Wal-mart for 10.00, added some binder rings and page protectors and she has a great way to organize her stash on her desk. It’s not only pretty to look at but its clever and best of all Cheap! great Job Ladies!!

Since organization has been the theme here at ICE , I thought I would share one of my favorite organization ideas. How many of you out there struggle with storage of your digital picture disks? I know I did, I originally kept the disks in jewel cases, until I had way too many to handle. I needed something that was more space friendly.

I found these great 6x6 albums through Stampin’ Up. I particularly liked these albums because they were 3 ring binder style and it would hold my disks more flat and be easier to take in and out as I needed.

I created a text file with all the contents of the disk including date, who, what , & where. After printing out on white cardstock I glued a paper CD sleeve to the back to hold the disk. This all is slipped into a page protector. When I have pictures printed I make a small mark next to that line, that way I know at a glance which pictures have been printed (and hopefully scrapped!).

One of my favorite things about my new system is that I now have all my digital pictures located in one place, its so easy to find exactly what I’m looking for. Now a girl can’t just leave an album plain and boring can she? I decided to add just a simple touch to the binder not only for looks but also to include information about what dates each album held.

First I wrapped & tied ribbon around the bind.

I punched the tag out using a Marvy punch and black Bazzil cardstock.(out of scraps of course)!

I added the dates on the tag with my favorite white Signo pen

With a little Crystal effects I glued a small button & felt flower to the edge of my tag.

Punched a hole with my cropadile

And lastly tied it to the bind with a bow.
Super easy, yet beautiful & functional!


Tara said...

oh wow! I just saw this. Thank for the 'prettiest' vote! that makes me happy since I've struggled with my front room for awhile now. April's space is much improved and I am very impressed with the paper towel holder! AND - you know I'm totally envious of your cd organization!!

connie said...

Kudos for the picture of that great idea with the page protectors and the paper towel holder! I read about that idea a while back and thought I would try it...only I couldn't get it to work...why? because I was putting rings on ALL the page protectors....DUH! Seeing the actual "thing" done properly turned that little old light bulb on over my head...MANY MANY THANKS!