I honestly have more paper than any one person should ever have. It's my thing...my favorite thing. In fact, I often try my hardest not to walk by paper when I'm the craft store. If I'm in a scrapbooking store, I intentionally try to focus on anything BUT paper, because if I see pretty paper, I'm done for. You may be wondering, "You're complaining, because....?" Well, I'm not really complaining, but my (pre-CTMH) collection of paper doesn't leave a lot of room for my CTMH paper. And that's a problem, because what I have found since joining Close To My Heart, is that I rarely use paper that I buy elsewhere. Not intentionally. I'm not one of those people who say, "I won't use anything but brand X." No, no, no. I'm an equal opportunity paper buyer and if there was more time to scrap, an equal opportunity user (well, truthfully...probably not "equal").
The Close To My Heart cardstock that I own is stored in ten paper trays...a mere fraction of the shelves/drawers in which my other papers are stored. Anyway, I've seen various ways that other CTMH consultants & customers store their cardstock and many have a space for each color. Well, since I only have the trays to store my CTMH paper, I have to have several colors of cardstock within one tray. So how do I know which paper is where? Well, this is what I did a couple of years ago...soon after joining CTMH.
Due to the discontinuing of some colors, and the addition of others, I was in need of reorganizing my CTMH cardstock. I finally got around to it this past weekend, which wasn't as easy as I thought. The adhesive from my mini-xyron is some strong stuff! I had to use quite a bit of elbow grease along with some Un-du and my Pampered Chef scraper to get it removed. What fun!
Anyway, the color samples in the current Idea Book are now in columns with the names to the right. At first, I wondered how I was ever going to get them to fit. Then it dawned on me to write the names write on the color. (I have a brilliant moment every couple of years or so.) And here's what they look like now.
Now if I could only figure out how to part with...I mean organize...all of my other papers. ;)
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