As part of our Simple Tip Saturday series, we’re inviting fresh voices into the mix. Today we’re hearing from Michelle De Leon with her simple tip.
What is one way you simplify scrapbooking?
One of the ways I simplify my scrapbooking and Project Life process is by keeping my favorite items in a place where I can easily see them. I have a section in my Raskog cart that houses some of my favorite embellishments, stamps, and tools that I tend to use often. My favorite items change from time to time, so I go through it to move products around that reflect the things I like. The fact that these items are out where I can easily view them is what really helps me use them.
What problem does it solve for you?
Keeping my favorite products in view helps me quickly decide what to use when I have small pockets of time to craft. Before I started doing this, I would spend a lot of time searching around my stash for the perfect products to match my layouts. By the time I looked through everything, I would have used up all of my time and end up not actually creating anything.
Why do you think it works so well?
I think that this works so well for me because I’m far more likely to use products that are already out for me to see. Life gets busy, and when I do have some time to craft, I want to actually spend the time creating something instead of rifling through my stash. I tend to not buy too many themed items, so most of the products I have can be used for multiple occasions and projects.
How can others get started with it?
It’s a fairly simple tip and there are many ways you can make it work for you. I think that it depends on your organization system, but having a tray or area you can put your current favorite items out on can help. If you subscribe to kits, it can be as simple as leaving the kit out for a while to use before breaking it up and placing the items into your existing organization system.
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Great tip! Instead of having all my punches in one place, gather the ones I’m most likely to use! Excuse me while I go contemplate my scrapspace and take notes. Thanks a bunch!