GET ORGANIZED CHALLENGE WEEK 8: GOING TO A CROP

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The final week of the Get Organized Challenge is Going To a Crop and will air live on Livestream on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:00pm Pacific Time.

The Homework for this week is:

  1.  Find a tote you want to use for going to crops.  Try to make it exclusive for crops.
  2.  Create a packing list of crop “must haves.” These are the things you will take every time. Spend some time thinking about how to pack these items and how they will be used. Keep the list in your tote so you can use it every time you crop. If you find that there are things you always take, but never use, cross them off the list.   Sample Crop List or an Extended Crop List Sample are available at the links.
  3. Decide how much you can do in an hour a crop. Add 20% to that amount just in case you are able to skip eating and sleeping. This should include the number of “pages” or quantity of projects you can accomplish – cards, mini-albums, etc. Use this list as your guide for packing to go to an actual crop.
  4. PROGRESS REPORT:  post in the Facebook Group or email in
  5.  Celebrate with reward #8

You can find more information about the challenge on the Totally-Tiffany website

You can see my videos on the challenge and packing for a crop

My Week 8 Pinterest Board

My Office Depot cart and the Totally-Tiffany Crop Crate Apron which is no longer available.

Get Organized Challenge Week 7: Momentos

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Week 7 of the Get Organized Challenge: Momento Management will air live on Livestream on Tuesday, March 21, 2013 at 3:00pm Pacific

This week’s homework:

1. Sort your memorobilia into a filing or storage system.
2. Label your memorobilia with the location of your photos and journaling notes.
3. Create an on-line Journal on your “desktop” so you can easily add to it. If you use a smart phone, include the journal in your “sync” function so you can add notes using your phone.
4. Start a holding album for your current or next scrap project.
5. Sort another container of embellishments.
6. Sort 4″ of paper
7. PROGRESS REPORT: post on the main facebook page
8. Celebrate with reward #7

You can find more information and the videos from this challenge that have already aired on the  Totally-Tiffany website

The crates are how  I use to store my photos/momentos.  I now have them all in Totally-Tiffany Momento Keepers that I use as holding albums:

 

Get Organized Challenge Week 6: Photos

Week 6 of the Get Organize Challenge: Picture Perfect airs live on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 3:00pm on Livestream

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The homework for week 6 is:

1. Establish your physicall (printed) and computer (digital) photo filing systems.
2. Sort 2 piles/boxes/containers of physical photos. Add 1 container for every helper you have.
3. Sort 1 year of digital photos
4. Sort 1 container of embellishments
5. Sort 4″ of paper
6. PROGRESS REPORT: post on the main Facebook page
7. Celebrate with reward #6

 

My YouTube Video about week 6

You can always find more about the GOC by visiting the Totally-Tiffany website
This is how I currently store my photos and Momentos


These are Momento Keepers by Totally-Tiffany.

I used to store them this way:

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WEEK 5: COLOR YOUR WORLD

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Week 5: Color Your World will air live on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00pm Pacific time on Livestream

This week’s homework is:

1. Decide on a storage tool for your coloring agents
2. Gather together all your coloring agents by type/brand
3. Create cataloging pages by color/manufacturer (I created a file with links to many different cataloging pages)
Tiffany’s peek a hue charts can be found here
4. PROGRESS REPORT: on the main Facebook Group or email it in
5. Celebrate with reward #5

You can always find the videos after they air live on the Totally-Tiffany website:  or archived on livestream.

My Pinterest board for this week can be found here

Tiffany’s storage options for coloring agents

NOTE: There is a change in schedule and Week 6: Photos will air until Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 3:00pm. You can use the extra week to organize more paper, embellishments, tools and/or coloring agents.

 

I made Youtube videos about the challenge and about my color storage.  Below you can see pictures of my color storage:

This pink storage was purchased at Michael’s on clearance.  I use it for gel and other acid free pens that I use in scrapbooking and card making.  It is on my main work area.

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These purple units were made by my father in law and hold my alchohol markers (Copic, Bic Mark Its and Hobby Colour markers)101_0535

This plastic container hold my versamagic chalk inks and is kept on my planner cart as that is where I normally use them.101_0536

This is a Recollections Lexington Cart from Michael’s.  The top bin holds a tote that I purchased at Michaels in the art supply area and holds my color books and rotating board.  The middle pen houses my colored pencils.  The bottom bin holds spirograph supplies.  This unit is normally in my hubby’s man cave as we both like to color.101_0537

Slat wall with Cricut cartridges and supplies.101_0538

Totally Tiffany Stash N Store Units.  The 7 drawer units hold ink refills, embossing powders, glitter, sprays, distress paints and acrylic paints101_0539

My water color crayons and paints hang on slatwall  101_0540

The Totally-Tiffany Pen & Ink Palace (I painted it purple) holds my distress markers, nuvo, etc.101_0541

My Stampin’ Up Ink Carosol holds my ink pads and refills.  The sterlite container with the blue lids seen just above it holds daubers with my Stampin Up Colors.  They are all numbered similarly.  For Instance SU1 is Melon Mambo and applies to the ink pad, refill and dauber.101_0542

Here is a look inside the dauber case.101_0543

My father in law also made these 2 units that are in my Ikea Kallax.  They hold different stamp pads.  The Tim Holtz mini distress inks are divided by color family.101_0544

Marker storage (sharpies, etc) in an Ikea Alex drawer unit.  This unit is in my office area.101_0545

I have another Alex drawer unit in my color area.  Here you will see grid I made from plastic canvas that holds my Stickles (and other glitter glues)101_0546

A look inside of the pink/red mini distress ink tin.  One tin is upside down so you can see I store the distress foam pad in the bottom.101_0547

My color catalog on top of the desk and the Ikea Alex drawer unit underneath.  This is in my cut/color area.101_0548

A look inside my color catalog.  This is my stampin’ up inks, the R notes that I have the refill for this color.101_0549

The page below show my color catalog by color.101_0550

 

I also catalog by brand, this is a Stickles page.  I downloaded the chart from ranger and put a strip of black cardstock over half of each square so you can see how it looks on light and dark paper.101_0553101_0554

Below is my Distress Color page.  I have a column for mini distress ink pads, markers, paint, stain and glitter.  I don’t have any of the stain or glitter but added them in case I acquire in the future.101_0555

I catalog my glitter by punching out a heart shape running through my Xyron, sprinkling on glitter and then running through the xyron to make the sample a sticker.101_0557

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My Totally-Tiffany Color Keeper and Rotating Design Board.color-keeper

 

GET ORGANIZED CHALLENGE Week 4: Tool Tantrum

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Week 4 of the Get Organized Challenge will air live on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 3:00pm Pacific Time.  This week’s class will be Tool Tantrum:  Organizing your Embossing Folders, Wood Mounted Stamps, Dies, Cutting Cartridges and more.  This week’s homework is:

  1.  Catalog 20 items a day for the next 7 days (or a total of 140 items)
  2.   Sort 4″ more of paper
  3.   Sort another container of embellishments
  4.   PROGRESS REPORT:  Post on the Facebook page or email it in.
  5.  Celebrate with Reward #4

Tiffany does a class called GO10 which has several helpful videos for this week’s topics.  You can find them linked below:

Unmounted Stamps

Punches

Dies

Embossing Folders

Wood Mounted Stamps

Tiffany also has a video available on Templates & Stencils

I also have a Pinterest Board for Week 4

You can always find all the information about the challenge and videos from classes already presented on the Totally Tiffany website

Below is my Cricut mat, tool and cartridge storage along with my Brother Scan N Cut supplies on slatwall in my Craft Studio.101_0514

Below is how I store my Unmounted Stamps. They are in 6×9 ziploc bags with a piece of cardstock.  I number and label them.  Underneath the bin with the stamps is my Crafter’s Companion card making kit and a paper trimmer.  Along side is a stamping mat, cutting mat and some Dollar Tree cutting mats I use when doing messy stuff.101_0515

The  picture below shows my  folder storages.  In the bin above the A2 folders is my Fiskars stamp press, MISTI and Stampamajig.  The bin above the 5×7 folders and 12″ long folders is my small embossing folders, Cuttlebug long platforms and an all in one folder for my Cuttlebug.101_0516

The drawer unit below has my Cricut information and cords, shape cutters and cutting templates (mainly by Fiskars)101_0517

In the picture below is more slatwall with my all in one embossing plates and Stampin’ Up stamp sets.101_0518

The picture below is my rainbow cart which contains my mounted stamps101_0519

A look inside one of the drawers:  stamps are numbered and in a single layer101_0520

Below is slatwall above my main work area.  I hang my templates and patterned scissors here.101_0521

Below are my We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards which are stored in a Kvissle Letter Tray from Ikea inside an Ikea Kallax unit.101_0522101_0523101_0524

Currently my punches are inside this Recollections 3 drawer cube.  I plan to move them to Iris cases and store them in the Recollections Mobile Storage Tower.101_0525

I store my Xyron refills in this 2 drawer cube by Recollections.  I take the large ones out of the box to fit.101_0526

Below is my cataloging station with extra scraprack pages, sheet protectors, ziploc baggies, spinders, etc.  On top are things that need to be cataloged and some other supplies to help catalog.101_0527

My cinch supplies are kept in a bin in the closet.101_0528

My Brother Scan N Cut (a gift from my girls), the Cricut Expression and my laminator are stored on shelves intended for the kitchen or closet that I purchased at Menard’s (a regional hardware store)101_0529

My cinch machine, my embossing heat tool stand (my father in law made it) and 3 drawer unit (which I already showed above) with chunky glitter/sequins on top

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My Totally-Tiffany Companion cart with adhesive storage.  I like that this unit stores under my desk.101_0531

I did a YouTube Video on this week’s challenge and also on my tool storage

GET ORGANIZED CHALLENGE WEEK 3: EMBELLISHMENTS

The Get Organized Challenge week 3 class is on Embellishments and will air live on LIVESTREAM on February 14, 2017 at 3:00pm Pacific time.    If you can’t watch it live it will be archived on Livestream and on the Totally-Tiffany website.

The homework for this week is:

  1.  Store and sort 4 containers of embellishments over the next 7 days.  I recommend making these a reasonable size box (shoe or boot box size).  You can always do more but that sense of accomplishment from doing at least the minimum will make you feel better.  Tiffany does a GO10 class as well and two of those will be useful this week if you more info on the subject:  Flat Stuff and Bulky Stuff
  2. Sort 4-6″ more of paper
  3. Set a purge goal (if you haven’t already)
  4. PROGRESS REPORT:  post in the Facebook Group or email Totally-Tiffany
  5.   Celebrate with Reward #3

I have a Pinterest Board for week 3.  I made a YouTube Video discussing the challenge and another video showing My Embellishment Storage video

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The above picture is my scraprack where most of my embellishments are stored.

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The above photo shows 2 bins in my Kallax unit.  I made a shelf out of white foam board.  The top bin holds my foiling/laminating supplies and the bottom shows some extra planner supplies.101_0501

The above photo shows 2 Ikea Kvissle Letter trays that hold my washi collection stored using the 4 section system.  I used cardstock and my scoreboard to make the little boxes.

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The above photo is a spinning spice rack that holds my chunky glitter and sequins.  I have some in little baggies as Tiffany recommends but I discovered that method is not for me.

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The above picture shows 3 Totally-Tiffany Stash & Store boxes in 1 Ikea Kallax cube.  The 5 drawer units I used to store my washi in but it outgrew this method.  I store my adhesive ribbon and bakers twine in those two.  The 3 drawer one is a ribbon container and I use it for my ribbon.101_0504

The above picture shows 3 bins:  The top one holds napkins that I use for the napkin transfer method (mainly on tags).  One bin holds my camera and the other holds large rolls of twine.

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The turquoise cart above is an Ikea Raskog cart and holds my planner supplies.  I like to wheel it into the next room and work on my planner while watching TV with my hubby.

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The above Rose Gold cart is a Recollections Lexington Cart from Michael’s.  It hold my project life/notecards in the top bin; quilling supplies & sew easy in the middle and the bottom has post it notes and note pads.

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The above picture is the closet in my craft studio.  I am still working on this area.  The bottom 4 rows are my Rainbow back stock area.

GET ORGANIZED CHALLENGE WEEK 2: PAPER

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Week 2 of the GOC (Get Organized Challenge) will air live on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 3:00pm Pacific Time on Livestream.  Week 2 is all about organizing your paper into the 4 Section System.  If you can’t watch live you can always watch it later on Livestream or on the Totally-Tiffany Website

The homework for week 2 is:

  1.  Create an Organized Only area in your Craft room/space.  This area can start out very small, it can even just be a shelf.  I suggest since we are starting with paper you start with the area you plan to store your paper in.  Each week as you sort your craft supplies you will grow this area.  The picture below is an example of an Organized Only space:
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  2.   Sort a storage tool for your paper.  My paper is stored in a 2×4 Kallax unit from Ikea.  The purple wooden inserts were made by my father in law.  Other paper is inside Totally-Tiffany Paper Handlers or Paper Junkie Boxes which I lay on their side so I can pull paper out easily.  I also have some Cropper Hopper Paper Storage that are about 1″ thick for some of my smaller themes.100_0440.JPG
  3. Create Templates or Dividers to aid you in sorting your supplies
  4.   Sort at least 8″ of paper.  Note this does not say to sort all of your paper.  Paper will be assigned throughout the challenge.  If you are a true paper junkie, you might not finish in one challenge.
  5.   Sort your scraps.  Throw away scraps that don’t meet our minimum requirement.  Tiffany recommends 6×12.  I keep smaller than this as I use them.  I think it may depend on what paper crafts you enjoy.  I use a 12×12 envelope or sheet protector placed at the beginning of each color/theme and put my scraps inside.  If I notice the envelope getting to full, I go through and purge.  I do try and cut scraps down into card bases and mats for later use before putting into scrap storage.img_1241
  6. Put your newly organized paper into your Organized Only space.
  7. PROGRESS REPORT:  Post in the Facebook Group or email to Totally-Tiffany.
  8. Celebrate with reward #8

I made a YouTube video on Week 2 of the GOC.  I also made YouTube video on my paper storage using the 4 section system.  If you are interested in this system, please check out the Totally-Tiffany website and/or join the Facebook Event that I co-host.  As I said before I do not get any compensation for this blog.  I just love the system and hope it helps others as much as it has helped me.

I have a  Pinterest board for each week of the challenge.