Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Project Life Cropping Kit...

I had so much fun at my monthly girlfriends crop on Saturday, and I got a chance to try out my new system for bringing Project Life to a crop.  I wanted something compact; with plenty of supplies to make it fun, without being too overwhelming.  I'm happy to say that my new system worked great!

Here's what I came up with...
There are five items that work together to make up my Project Life Cropping Kit:

1. For Project Life cards...
Close to my Heart Medium Organizer (the middle one on the picture)

I had seen a number of bloggers post pictures of the CTMH organizer and I thought I'd give it a try.  It truly is awesome!  It's like it was made for project life cards!  Here's how mine looks...
I have become  Project Life kit hoarder, and I have SO MANY cards that it was a bit overwhelming going through them all to find just the right one to to fill a particular pocket.  So I went through all of my cards, took a couple of each design and put them in this bin.  (The rest went in a second bin that will stay at home). 

I mixed all the kits together, and separated them by type of card, and then by color.    The exception is the kit cards from my Studio Calico subscription.  They all go in their own section on the far left.

I also included a few other things in this box.  Here's a bird's eye view:
Here's what's in each section:
Top left: Tiny stapler and staples, detail scissors. glue, and dry adhesive.
Top middle: Black stazon inkpad, date stamp, two sizes of acrylic blocks for stamping, and 4 tiny neon inkpads.
Top right:  4 x 6 cards, one alphabet stamp set, some day of the week stickers, one Studio Calico stamp set, and a couple of sticker pages that came with my SC kit.
Bottom far left: Studio Calico kit cards and embellies (two months worth)
Bottom near left: 3x4 background cards
Bottom near right: 3x4 filler cards, and 6 tags with washi tape wound around them.  (I was able to bring over 20 styles with me this way!)
Bottom right: 3x4 journaling cards

1. Embellies and Doodads:
Instead of bringing all of my embellies, I can just grab a handful of each color of the rainbow, and throw them in this box.  It makes for an easy (and non overwhelming) way to add tidbits to the pockets.

3. Number/Date Buttons and Badges

 This little box cost me around $2 at Michaels, and works great for sorting out all those little buttons and tags that have the date numbers on them. No more digging endlessly to find the right number!

 4. Alpha and other stickers:
Artbin Marker Satchel

I took the inserts out of this and it's the perfect size for alpha and other stickers and labels...

and last but not least:

5. Pens and markers:
BlueQ Marker Case

This little case is just big enough to hold a few different favorite pens and markers.

Here's the kit all together and ready for a crop!  

I hope this is helpful info.  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments.

Thank you so much for visiting me today!  I appreciate each one of you!


dawn said...

Hi Michelle, WOW WOW WOW you have done a great job at organzing these cases. I love the one with the numbers in it, what a clever idea, would be nice for small letters or shapes too. Did you get a lot of PL done by doing this? I also like that they are clear. Where are you keeping these once your home? Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas with us.

I saw your question on my blog, my birthday was Sunday the 18 so we are VERY close in birthdays, YAY!! Thanks so much for the visit. Did you see my questions on your post a couple days ago?
Have a great day!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Michelle. I am in awe of your organization!!! I love all of the cases and how you used them! Thanks for sharing this with us! Happy belated birthday to you (and Dawn! Yay!)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! What amazing organization!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee it!!!!

Rene said...

That's IT! I need to lure you here with your favorite food (what is it?) to organize my studio!! My stuff is all over the place!

How gorgeous your containers are and how much more inspiring than my piles and odd cardboard boxes full of stuff I go buy again cuz I can't FIND IT!

Raine said...

Great organization! No wonder you and I get along so well!!! I love a place for everything and everything in its place. Right now I'm working on both of those! I'll do it. I've done it before. Everything went haywire when I was bed-bound and I just never got it back in order. That's my mission now!

Scrappegal sørlending said...

THANK YOU for inspiration to organizing! And with links for stores where to buy! :)