If you stand in the door to the spare room, this is what you see on the opposite wall. The green fabric drawers contain either embellishments, stamps, or flowers. You'll get a peek into one of them later on. I modified Stacy Julian's organizing by color idea to fit me, and when I did it, I found it SO much easier to create a page. I tend to choose the photos first, the background paper next, then the embellishments, and then I create a title and journal. So being able to decide what paper I want by color, to match or contrast or enhance the photo, and then do the same with embellishments - that works for me!
To the right, against the front wall of the room/house, I have a Clip It Up, 2 tiers high, with 1/2 of my alphabets on it. This was a HUGE breakthrough for me! Seeing them in front of me makes it easy for me to use them. I would love to have a room decorated perfectly with closed storage, but I'd never accomplish anything. I've learned I'm a visual learner as well as a visual doer! Below the spinning rack is a Polaroid printer I got 6 years ago for $5. You heard right - $5. No offense, Polaroid, but it's worth $5. The colors don't print true and you can't adjust them, so I'm thinking I'll give it away on Craigslist or something later on - I wouldn't even be able to take money for it - I'd feel I was robbing the customer! That brown horizontal box has photos in it, and the dark basket on top is "stuff" that needs to find a home. The white wire cubes have, in order from left to right, top to bottom: stamps, my art journaling supplies (paint, gesso, paper, brushes), that wicker basket will go in one of the bottom cubes (it contains paper I can use as background, books I don't mind tearing up), and that blue folder has assorted photos in it.
- paper tagger
- a fabric tote with journaling spots
- a wooden bowl with scrap-decorated tags I've either gotten in a tag swap or created myself
- embossing supplies
- markers in a mini 3-drawer unit, paints, and pastels
- stamps in two or three cubbies (some Stampin' Up and other vendors, too)
- boxes with buttons (sorted by color) and other mini embellishments (similar to fishing tackle boxes)
- chipboard shapes
- two metal bins with my punches tossed in them (I don't have a lot of punches)
- blank card/envelopes
- quote books/title books
Hope you liked the mini tour - thought I'd do a video, too, but I want to practice that a bit before I actually post it here for you all to see!!!