Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create II Blog Party - A scrappy Organizer

My scrapbook "studio" is really just a small part of my overall studio which I shared on my mixed media blog
If you want to see it, it is also a part of the Where Bloggers Create Blog Party.

But I did want to share this easy to make paper storage rack.
You've probably seen these online here and there made by others but mine has a unique twist that makes it a multi-purpose organizer.
No doubt you have seen these wire storage racks before and may have bought them thinking there were about perfect, but the truth is they don't hold much and are very prone to breaking. The little plastic corner connectors are the problem. Once those break you are left with a bunch of useless flat wire mesh squares.
Instead of throwing them out or instead of using those worthless plastic connectors in the first place, reconfigure those wire panels into a completely different creature.
For my scrapbook paper organizer I used 11 wire panels. 
2 for the back, 2 for the left side, 2 for the right, 1 on top, 1 in the center and 1 on the bottom. Then another 2 as shelves for the bottom cube. Go to any hardware store and purchase heavy duty zip ties. Use the zip ties to construct your own shelves in any way you want them. They don't have to be stacked on top of each other you can make the same thing with a side by side version for a more horizontal space.
My top cube was left open so that I could hang clear stamps and rub-ons in it.
Instead of buying those pricey hooks that go on those metal ring organizers (yeah you know the ones)
I went to Wal-Mart and bought some I.D. badge clips. They snap easily onto the wire in the panels and you can clip up lots of packages in one clip.
See them hanging up top? Now I can see what all I have and can use it up instead of it being lost to the piles.
You can even clip things to the outside of your wire organizer. Oh yeah, I love Tattered Angels!
This is my Paper Crafts Magazine Stamping Royalty crown I won from 2007, proudly displayed on my vintage mohair hat.
This is my scrappy tote that I take to crops, it holds pages in progress as well as a few other things I want to keep track of.

Anyway hope some of this info is helpful, hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Where Bloggers Create 2 Blog Hop!

I'm signing up for this fun event and you should too. I get the biggest kick out of visiting the studios and creative spaces of other talented individuals and this is just the place to do it!
Click the link in my sidebar to find out how to join in the fun at My Desert Cottage!

Friday, June 4, 2010

For the Love of All that is Ranger!

One of my favorite companies...Ranger Industries.... is now part of the blogging world!
Woo-Hoo!
I'm so excited. Can't believe they haven't been blogging already. 
Go check out the new blog they started today!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fun with Photofunia.com

I just found this really awesome photo site 
where you can choose a fun theme and upload a picture and your picture is automatically sized and fitted into the theme. 
They've got some really great themes, tons and tons of them to play with for FREE!

Go check it out!

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