This week's ScrapGals podcast is "What's Your Excuse?" and it's all about pushing past the excuses we make that keep us from scrapbooking. Tiffany and I were really talking to ourselves the entire time because we can be the queens of excuses just like everyone else.
Taping this episode has really motivated both of us to just cut out the excuses and get busy!
We hope you'll be inspired to just "get 'er done!"
Here's a link to the episode on Podomatic or listen on iTunes or listen on this player...
Our last two shows were all about Project Life.
While we were taping, Tiffany mentioned that she had broken apart her Project Life cards and sorted them into different categories.
I had been toying with the idea of sorting mine by color because that's how everything else in my stash is organized.
So this weekend, I finally bit the bullet and sorted my 3x4 cards! I am tickled pink with how it turned out!!
First, I just started sorting into color piles...
(ETA: I have 3 of each card from a core kit because Tiff and I split them and I usually sell 1/3.....so for each card that had a different color one each side, I put one of the sides into one color and the other side into the other color. Then for the third card, I chose which side I thought I would use the color more often. I hope that makes sense. I was surprised to see that the majority of my PL cards are one color on each side!)
As I was sorting, I began to realize that I had a few sets of cards that really should be categorized in themes.
Once I was done sorting (which really didn't take long at all), I went through each stack again, looking for cards that should be in themes.
I also decided to make a stack just for horizontal cards as I rarely use those.
I originally sorted the multi-colored cards into what seemed like the most prominent color but I realized that I didn't have many multi-colored ones and the ones I did have featured every color of the rainbow so I decided to make a stack for multi. I just wanted to make sure that the cards I had in the yellow stack were really all yellow when I needed a yellow card.
The next thing I needed was a divider for each section so I quickly went to the Silhouette Store online and found a file for 99 cents.
I counted how many sections I needed and it only took 3 sheets of 12x12 cardstock and a few minutes to cut them.
Then I put a card into each section just to make sure I was going to like the way it looked.
Next, I made a word document with a text box the same size as the divider with a smaller text box up top for the tab.
Then after printing a draft copy, I stuck each card down with a dab of adhesive and printed it with the color or theme.
I LOVE how they turned out! I sized them to be slightly taller than the Project Life cards because some of my square cards are taller.
I love that I can quickly find the color I need and they just look so happy and organized.
Right now, I'm in the process of making a Project Life layout and it has come together the quickest it ever has!
I'll share that later this week. I'm writing down my step by step process because I have had some a-ha moments about it.
Well thanks for listening to ScrapGals and I hope you enjoyed seeing this bit of organization of Project Life!
Stay crafty my friends!!