Organization & Inspiration

Saturday morning I was up early and on a mission!  I decided to cut down all of my 12 x 12 cardstock to 8 1/2 x 11 and get it organized.  The containers the paper was in just weren’t ideal and both containers kept falling over and didn’t fit anywhere.  The colors had also gotten mixed in with similar colors and it was just taking too long to find what I was looking for.  Well, it turned into an all weekend long project.

I cut down the paper and organized it by color, like planned.  But then, I decided to get all of my cardstock into one space (I had it in at least 3 different places) and get it all sorted by colors.  I didn’t stop there…next it was the patterned background paper.  Why stop there?!  I moved on to stickers, brads, buttons, eyelets, and other embellishments.  I put dabs of color on my Radiant Pearl jars, so I knew what colors I had without taking the jars out.  I got rid of paper I am never going to use and products that have dried up or I don’t use anymore.

In doing this I became inspired…

I have so many papers and embellishments I have forgotten I had!  Things like porcelain ovals and rounds that you stamp on and embellish to make Christmas ornaments.  I had forgotten how pretty Radiant Pearls are!  They don’t make them anymore but they are like a iridescent paint and came in many colors.  And the brads – hearts, leaves, etc., not mention the eyelets – pumpkins, bunnies, leaves, hearts and more.  I forget about using background paper and have a tendency to make my own with stamps – I have some really cool stuff!

And my paper…wow, I have a lot of paper!  It is all in see-through containers by color order now.  My scrap paper is all in a drawer by color.  Just makes me want to start making cards!



I started making cards in the 90's and have recently started creating again. It has been exciting to catch up on all the new techniques and tools that are now available! I also enjoy cross-stitching and any creative endeavor. I live in Carmichael, CA which is a suburb of Sacramento.

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