Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The challenge, the solutions and the giveaway

The biggest scrapping challenge I face is staying organized and I know that I'm not alone. Many scrappers face this challenge and most of us feel frustrated when we can't find the right embellishment or tool that we possess but always seem to be mia exactly when needed the most. If you are one of us, then CK's newest publication "The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker" might be just the help you need to focus, organize and create an efficient and inspiring space.





































































Want more fun and inspiration? Check out organization week posts on the Editors’ Blog and Club CK.

Want to save? Then, you might find this useful:
Coupon code: DS25DT (good for free shipping on orders of $25 or more, expires 2/11/11)

But best yet...do you want to win a copy?
CK has yet again generously offered to give away ONE copy of  "The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker". So, please share your creative organization idea in a comment to this post by Sunday 1/23/11 and I'll randomly pick ONE winner on Monday 1/24.

Good luck :)

20 comments:

Diana said...

sigh I'm always the first to comment and I'm sure that means I'll never have a chance at winning...
anyway, my super fab storage tip is I put all my stickers on ginormous cork boards in my scrap space. That way I can see them, plus they inspire me!

joscelyne cutchens said...

I'd love to win this book, I'm about as addicted to organizing as I am to hoarding scrap. ha. I have hooks on my wall (like key hooks), I hang buckets with pens, aprons and my heat embossing tool here.

Heather said...

This looks like a great book! I use small glass candle holders and bud vases for small embellishments that I like to keep out in plain sight for their colorful inspiration!

Crystal_235 said...

I use storage boxes (used for beads) and store my brads and beads in them by color!

Juanna Hope said...

love this book! hope to be able to win a copy (: i store tiny embellishments in a box with small organized compartments, i file thickers in ring files by making special punched holed paper holders for each thicker pack and i keep my other materials in baskets fr ikea (:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH--I just love reading more and more about organizing tips and ideas! I know this is not a NEW idea...but I just realized how important it was to keep items together in my craft room (i.e. stickers, glitter, etc.). I find this helps me LOTS!

Alice said...

This is my problem--I'm not very organized and need some help! (Just ask my husband!!:-)

tina said...

I've lined up a series of of shoe boxes on my desk. One with adhesives, one with tools, one with writing instruments, and one with finished cards... Makes it very easy when I need a basic item! Also found a great tip for organizing ribbons (so sorry I don't remember which blog!)- three compartment drawer organizer at Target is awesome! Fits standard spools perfectly- I've never felt better about my ribbons and now I know exactly what I have :)

Katey said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I have all sorts of ways to store... small tin bins, magizine rack and a new wire spinner at my desk!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Mou. I'm new to your blog. I could definitely use some organization ideas. My two tips are re-using jars for button, ribbon and more. After cleaning the jars, I spray the lids with paint and then wrap a decorative ribbon around them and sometimes glue a flower on too. I also cut pieces of cardboard and wrap my fabric around them like a bolt of fabric at the store. So much easier to find and it's takes up much less room.

Thanks for letting me enter. Hugs...Tracy :)
cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

I'm in the midst of packing and moving to a new place, and will definitely need lots of ideas for making my new space functional and pretty! lol... Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan said...

This book looks really great! I use a Frapuccino bottle for paint brushes. Other than that I'm really not very organized... I could use some tips. ;)

Kristin Hayne said...

I need this BAD!! I love to organize but still need help with my gagillion scrap goodies.
I have started utilizing upright bins for alphabets, large framed corkboards to display the odds and ends I want to use but end up getting buried .... and my buttons are color coded in Mason jars. Not too original but keeps things from getting too lost...

Lisa said...

I scan my embellishments as JPG files and tag them in Picasa, then I file them in plastic drawer bins. This way I can search key words on my computer and then go directly to find the product I want in my drawer. It helps me keep track of, and use, what I have.

wendyp said...

would love to check this book out! My organizational tip is don't be afraid to purge your supplies. Not only do I work better in a clean space but I usually find some scrapbook supplies that I had tucked away and forgotten about.

minna k.s. said...

i use labeled boxes on a ladder-style bookcase. i would love some more re-organizing ideas though - they always refresh my inspiration. thank you for the opportunity!

stephiemarie21 said...

I so need this book! Thanks for the chance.

karin c said...

I like to use the large clear boxes from M's for themes - a box for Valentines day, Christmas, Halloween. Each time I come across a little themed tidbit, I put it in the box for the future.

Thanks so much for the fun and the inspiration.

Jeanna said...

I hope I can win! I could really use this mag. I use clear containers for everything so that I can see them, and I arrange by color and/or manufacturer.

cindy said...

I could really use some inspirational photo/book to motivate me into an organized sanctuary. :D