As part of our Simple Tip Saturday series, we’re inviting fresh voices into the mix. Today we’re hearing from Simple Scrapper team member Alexa Gill with her simple tip.
What is one way you simplify scrapbooking?
I store themed product together. My layouts aren’t usually overly themey but I certainly do like to use product that will support my story if I can. I have only created this designated storage for the subjects that I scrapbook regularly and I only include items which are very theme specific. This incorporates papers, 3×4 cards, stamps and embellishments. Themes that I have created designated storage for include: family, everyday, music, friends, travel, books, and home.
What problem does it solve for you?
Why do you think it works so well?
I tend to store the rest of my product in more non-thematic kits. Either pre-bought, as manufactured collections, or kits I’ve put together myself. This allows me to pick one of these up to work together with my chosen themed products and just get down to the business of creating my layout.
How can others get started with it?
Jot down the 3 topics you scrapbook the most. Find 3 designated places in which you can store product that fall into these themes. Consider the size of your storage, are you only planning to gather small embellishments like flair and die cuts or do you want to house 12×12 paper too? Next time you are sorting through your stash keep an eye out for any products which might fall into these themes and start adding them to your designated homes for them.