Saturday, June 09, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Hint: When binding the album use a broad ribbon together with a thin ribbon. You are going to tie bows with the large ribbon and use the thinner one to secure the knot and ensure it doesn't get too tight or else your book will not open. Firstly, using both ribbons together, tie a knot making sure the book can still openthen using just the thin ribbon tie another knot over the 'combined ribbon' knot. This will keep the ribbon in place. Then tie a bow over both knots with the thick ribbon and trim the ends. For my folder I used thick green with thin pink ribbon.
File folders are also great way to showcase photos of holidays and trips that you don't want to fill a whole album with, but of course you need to scrap the occasion. But watch out they can be addictive!
Happy Friday everyone!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
- Take cues from the countertops: Pasta- and cookie-storage jars and spice and cutlery receptacles adapt perfectly to office work. Glass food-storage jars prevent rubber bands and other odds and ends from taking over the desktop, while a letter sorter keeps postage, tape, and outgoing mail organised.
- Don’t leave scraps of paper with messages on all over the place; they’re bound to get lost! A bulletin board is a really useful addition. Affix papers and notes with magnetic clips or pins and I find it useful to write a list of birthdays for each month and pin it up so I never forget. You can also keep swatches and pages ideas on there.
- Bookshelves, bookshelves, bookshelves!!You cannot have enough of them. File and CD boxes holding records, papers, and computer discs can be stacked (along with reference books) within reach on bookshelves, rather than cluttering the desktop. A shelf that's deep and high enough is a good place to set up the printer as well.
- If you’re always losing your pens then put them in a pot directly next to your keyboard or better still why not invest in a Keyboard Organiser.
- Clear up clutter: Clear plastic containers are the crafter's best friend. Ribbons could be organised in a small, stackable bin atop another filled with coloured markers, rulers and tape. Storage towers can be labelled on the drawer fronts so you can find just what you're looking for.
- Try to place your desk near to a window so you get the best lighting.
- If you don’t mind the permanency then a great ideas for storing scissors and magnetic stuff is to glue magnets to the wall.
- Use a small tote and keep this on the desk top with the things you use the most often in it. Get in the habit of always replacing these valuable tools BACK where they came from. This will save valuable time and reduce your stress level.
- Use letter trays. Label each one, i.e. to do, bills, to post etc… and make sure you sort it out at the end of every day.
- A good idea for storing lots of reels of ribbon is a towel rail that you would have in a bathroom.
- Spend 10 to 15 minutes at the end of EVERY day cleaning up. Set a stopwatch if you have to. Leaving your workroom clean and organized for the next day will make your more motivated to start. The following day you will feel you are starting fresh.