2.20.2009

Piles of Paper, Stacks of Cans, and a bunch of Tulips

Okay...here you go:

BEFORE:

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Yup! That was my paper scraps! A tad bit out of control, one might say. If one was being judgemental and all. But I know you wouldn't do that to me! Your all such nice folks! No judging around here! But, alas, sometimese the truth is simply that...the truth. And one must deal with the truth by finally sitting one's rear down with the giant bin of insanity known as the paper scrap "file." HA! I actually thought it was 'filed!' LOL! Now THAT is funny stuff...anyway...I digress...as I was saying...One must sit down on one's rear with the insanity that is the paper scrap sorting system and actually, oh, I don't know...SORT IT!!!

The thing is, as you can obviously see by the afore noted photographs, this is not an area in which I would like to invest copious time whenever I am crafting. THUS...the simplest system possible is what I was looking for. So....

AFTER:

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I grabbed some 13x13ish plastic bags and sorted my paper into patterns and solids and then I sorted each of those into two sizes - big and small. I realize that those are rather ambiguous size descriptions, but basically, I didn't want the tiny stuff getting lost in the almost full sheets and I didn't want the almost full sheets getting bent and wrinkled by the small pieces at the bottom, so that is my system. I had to use more than one bag for a couple categories...patterns in small and big, but I really like how easy it is for me to put scraps away after I create and also how easy they are to look through when I want to use them. Even when I had that afore mentioned disaster I was using scraps almost every time I sat down to work, so now it is faster and easier and I LOVE THAT!!!!

Okay...on to the stacks of cans. It's a good thing I title my posts first, otherwise I would forget what I was supposed to be posting before I ever got there! HA!

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This is the beginning of what is to become an installation art piece in our kitchen. I love it! LOL! It's against a small partial wall right next to our sink. The stack is growing and it looks WAY too cool! I want to glue them together to make it an actual installation piece! Seriously! No...really...it's cool...trust me on this one. It will be fun to see it grow to cover the wall!

HERE!

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These are just to brighten your day and remind you that it is FRIDAY!!!! My Mommy and Daddy gave me these for my birthday last week. They are all gone now, but that's what I love about photographs! They last forever!

14 comments:

  1. There's just something "cathartic" about sorting paper. At least for me! LOL
    I want to SEE a pic of all the cans!
    Tulips are my ABSOLUTE FAVES! I've gotten none so far, so thanks for sharing yours. ;-)
    Have a GREAT Friday!!

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  2. Good job with your scraps! I use my scraps all the time. Those were pretty flowers!! :)

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  3. great job with the scraps, that is still a work in progress for me....

    can't wait to see the finished product with the cans...looks cool...

    and, the tulips are gorgeous!!!...love that you have them in that jar....

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  4. Okay....come over and organize mine now...cuz it ain't gonna happen with me by myself...

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  6. Sounds like a great system. I think the best system is the system that works for you. I love tulips.

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  8. I hate scraps...until I really need a specific one! Beautiful flowers!

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  9. WTG on organizing all that paper. It looks so much better now and will be super easy to keep organized.

    I've had a few friends who did that with soda cans and they were all so proud, so I believe you about wanting to glue them together. My friends are always sad when their pyramids fall over.

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  11. Nice job sorting it all out! =)

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  13. Love to see organized things! Makes me happy and inspired.

    And your can wall?? I think I'm going to have to see the finished result!!! LOL

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  14. Wow. Good for you for organizing all that! Gorgeous flowers.

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