Now that the layout is done, I want to move on and make some cards with my snazzy new gold foil! Unfortunately before I can do that, I must clean this mess on my desk!!!!!!!
Let's talk about this, y'all. I mean, really - help me out here. I have upwards of 30 packages of October Afternoon and Simple Scrapbooks embellishments. In each one of those packages are lots of tiny embellishments. They are my favorite. My FAVORITE. But what a pain in the patootie to have to look through each time I make a layout! See this pile on the right? That's one package with another underneath. I had to look through that whole stack twice and still couldn't use any of it.
I lost my entire stack of enamel dots and after 20 minutes of searching I found them, only to be disappointed that I just have five packages. Well what in the world would I do with more if I had them!? I have too much stuff and I have a relatively small stash compared to most!
This box is full to the brim of October Afternoon packages. I like to keep them in the packaging although I sort the rest of my embellishments by color. Just this box alone should really be enough for me to use for the rest of my life.
Every area is a mess, even my hutch with the doors hanging open where I've been grabbing stuff. I have to now clean my studio from top to bottom and all for one layout!
I think of myself as highly organized but I'm starting to think my organization isn't working! Do you have to look through every package to find the perfect little embellishment? I can easily find paper, letter stickers and even stamps but when it comes to stickers, tags, tabs, etc.....it is an undertaking. Then I have tiny pieces everywhere to go back together. That's why I have to start over clean each time, there's no room left to create!
Please tell me I'm not the only this frustrates!! Give me a better way...there's got to be a better way!
If anyone needs me, I'll be cleaning off my desk....