Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sharing my idea binder with you!!

Hey everyone! Well I really needed to not only re-do my idea binder, but I also needed to weed it out and update it. Seems that over time likes and dislikes change and it is important to do this from time to time. So I used to use a regular note book and grew tired of it. I got several of these American Crafts Albums at Big Lots (really cheap! lol!) and decided I would use it for this.

Here is what it looked like before I started...
So y'all know I am in LOVE with Basic Grey's Color Me Silly line, and I have used it to alter most organizational items for my scrap space. So here is what it looks like now.......

Here is what the inside is like and the dividers for each section (on the left are pictures that inspire me) I have the sections broken down as follows:

1. Printouts - this is for ideas that I find on the net and print out. Some times I just save things to the computer but I also like being able to access some of them while I am not on the puter (which is rare! lol!)

2. Templates - Some times I make my own templates like large flowers, or circles and to aviod making them again I save them in page protectors here. I usually make them from a light weight chipboard so that they will last.

3. Sketches - Some times I print out sketches for fast reference and keep them here. I also am in the process of altering a rol-o-dex to save sketches in also. I have a nicely bound sketch book that my friend Renee made for me as well. (guess I have them all over! lol!)

4, Poems and Quotes - In this section there are also page titles and other "words" that I may see on a layout while browsing a gallery, blog or really anywhere, that I might want to use on future projects.

5. Miscellaneous - All the odds and ends that I don't know what to do with like copies of on line orders, upcoming events, etc. Thanks for looking and I hope that I have inspired you to pay some attention to your own idea binder!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I am a bad bad blogger! lol!

I am so bad that I almost forgot how to sign in to my blog! so sorry! Anyways just wanted to add a quick idea that I was playing around with and I think it is quite nice!

I was wanting some texture to some flowers for a book I am working on and the idea hit me to try the red velvet ribbon you see in the photo (it is plastic backed) in conjunction with my Big Shot and yay! It works! Even with sizzlits. Just use the ribbon as you would paper.....and great thing is that it is pretty inexpensive for lots of it! Now if I can just find more! Enjoy!