Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Getting Organized, Checking In and BLOG CANDY!!

Mission: Get ever-expanding die collection under control!
Ok, so here is a start. My Quickutz Revolution dies were everywhere! I decided to go back to the old Library Storage Binders. I categorized my dies and put each group in a separate binder, labeling the spine. I have saved most of my package cards to refer to when assembling a die, so I punched the corner of those and put them on jump rings using the same categories as the binders. So now if I want to cut back to school shapes, I grab my “Fall” binder and "Fall" jump-ring and I’m good to go!  BONUS - the library binders fit perfectly into my JetMax Storage Cube drawers!  Here is a pic (click to enlarge):

I love my JetMax Cubes!  They are great for storing Large Original and Bigz Sizzix Dies too!  Here is a pic of those. 

My Sizzix dies are largely organized at this point.  I have 6 of the old Towers full of my old Sizzix dies (Vintage Sizzix as I like to call them), 3 Large Pink Boxes and 6 Small Pink Boxes full of dies.  My Sizzlets are in Sizzlet storage cases.  Someday soon my scrap area will be clean enough to take and post a pic!

In my quest to get organized, I noticed I have a few duplicate dies and some that I just never use, so I decided to give out my first 'blog candy' - a surprise package of assorted dies!  All you need to do is sign up to be a follower on this blog and leave me a comment on this post.  I will draw a winner on Friday November 20th, so be sure to leave an email addy or some way to get in contact with you!

30 comments:

Crazyredhead said...

I just found your site from the post on SS. It looks GREAT! I will be back often!!

Sarah

Nubian Crafter said...

Great blog... cannot wait to see what you create with your E!!!

Lisadwb said...

I just became a follower. You do very nice work!!

Helen said...

Love your blog. I have it in my Google reader. Keep up the great work.

Kwilt said...

Hi Jenn...I had fun looking at your wonderful blog. Looks like the organization is going well...I wish I had a room that I could get cubbies! Someday! :)
Have a terrific night!
Huss...Kathy aka Kwilt on the Cricut MB

Cat said...

Great blog. I am looking for to seeing what you do with your cricut.

Cat said...

Great blog. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with your cricut.

Andrea Padilla said...

I just learned of your blog via the Cricut MB. Are you new to the MB? Your username doesn't look familiar. I like your blog. You have very nice layouts. And I love your karate invitations. So cute. What punch did you use on the corner of the invites? Thanks. I look forward to visiting your blog often. padillaizm@yahoo.com

Amy said...

What a great way to organize those dies. I have been looking at the jetmax cubes for a while, but you may have just convinced me that I "need" them.

kim.mom said...

Love the LOs you have done!! Awesome work!

Brenda said...

Hi Jenn,
Just found your site from the Cricut MB.
Love your blog and I like your style of layouts!
Your Karate invites gave me a giggle! Toooo cute :)
Just became a follower...and Thank you for the chance at some blog candy.

Treva said...

Great blog!

~ŠǿƒŧβŖñ™~ said...

Thanks for the opportunity!.. Can't wait to see all of your room and the setup of the Jetmax cubes.. I can't wait to get mine back in order!

http://softbrn.blogspot.com

Ya Buggin' Me said...

I'm now following you and I enjoyed your blog. I'd love to have storage like you do. Thanks for the RAK.
Malisa

mawmaw2-4 said...

I just joined! I love your work, I especially fell in love with the Christmas layouts! My e-mail is--- reneeporter7@yahoo.com

mawmaw2-4 said...

I just sign up for your blog! Love your work,especially loved Christmas layouts!

reneeporter7@yahoo.com --e mail addy

Beth said...

Just came across your site and on my way to becoming a follower! Love your blog..I'm looking forward to seeing more creations!

scraphappysteph said...

Love your blog.

Lisa Graham said...

Love your blog - I signed up to be a follower as Cropping Chicks!
CMCLisa on SS

Angels Way said...

Great Job on your blog! I may have to take this idea and maybe I will do more on mine as well! Thanks and hope you don't mind.

Angel

AndreaA said...

Great Blog. This is my first time here also. But I will be back.
I am now a follower.

Wife2TJ said...

Great blog and great creations! Thank you for sharing them!!! Glad to have found your blog and become a follower :-)

Samantha
http://www.ascrapaddictsblog.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Love your layouts, great blog.
Julie/pookie on cricut MB

Janette said...

Became a follower and I love your blog. Will check back often

Diane said...

Nice blog, keep up the good work!

The Washer said...

Congrats on getting organized! I need to do the same! Great blog!

Stacy

Ladybug said...

Great blog! I became a follower so could check you out more! ;-)

If you wish, check out my blog:
http://ladybuglair.blogspot.com/

I show various organization tips (or lack thereof lol).

Vicki said...

You have been one of my favorites for a few months now! I love your work! Congrats on getting your dies organized... I've been working on that too! Huggies!

Live Love and Scrap said...

Just found your blog from the Cricut MB! I think I am the only paper crafter that does NOT have these cubes yet...gasp!!! Love your blog and LOVE this song...it was playing in the opperating room when my 5 year old was born =)

mollybnvb said...

cool storage solution. Also Great blog. I found you from SS and have seen your work on scrap-mart.