Author Archives: Tiffany Spaulding

How to organize photos for scrapbooking

Tips for getting your photos organized.

Start by organizing your photos into major groups - usually this is years.  For some it might be 5 year groups or ten year groups.

Work with 1 photo group at a time and break it down into smaller groups - a 5 year group of photos would become 5, 1 year groups, a 1 year group would become a chronological group for the year - January to December.

Use sticky notes to indicate the separations between groups.

Store your photos chronologically.

Now that you've done the major sorting you're ready to break down your photos into "scrapbooking" layouts.

Learn more by watching the video above and printing the handout.

Are you ready to purchase photo organizers?  Visit our Photo Organizers page.

Embellishment Organization Class

Our next Embellishment Overload class is on Tuesday, October 9th at 10am Pacific – register now. It’s time to stop searching for supplies and start crafting with them.  In this 1 hour class we go through the step-by-step process of getting your crafting embellishments organized.  (Sign up for class information emails.) Glitter, buttons, eyelets, stickers,… Continue Reading

Scrapbook project planning question from Kim K.

Scrapbook project planning can be a great solution for keeping yourself productive and organized, or it can lead to feeling guilty and overwhelmed. Last week I received the following email from Kim K., a participant in the current GOC.  I’m certain that Kim is not alone in her scrapbook project planning challenge, so she agreed… Continue Reading

Over the Door Storage – 3 things you want to know about our COPS system

Over-the-door storage options have been available for years.  There’s nothing new with the idea, but our COPS – Clearly Organized Pocket System is a unique over-the-door storage system in 3 ways. 1 Small individual panels With most over-the-door storage, the storage panel is one long panel with no options for length. Our system is designed… Continue Reading

What type of crafter are you?

We’ve added a few friends to the get organized challenge group and you’ll definitely want to get to know them! In fact,  one of them could be you, with a different name of course. One of the biggest challenges with getting our craft supplies organized and keeping them organized is that there is no “one… Continue Reading

10 things to organize with the 3″ Flippin’ Storage Binder

Yes, the Flippin’ Storage Binder was designed with card makers in mind, but it has certainly evolved as so many of our products do. While this post lists just 10 things to organize in the Flippin’ Storage Binder, I’m sure you’ll find many more.  When you do, I hope you’ll share your ideas with me/us… Continue Reading

The Companion Cart – Crafty little organizer

What do I hear most about the Companion Cart with the Craft Wrap Apron? “I can’t believe how much this little cart holds.” The second most common comment, “I loved it so much I bought another one.” This little cart is so incredibly versatile; from the pull out baskets to the “under the desk” height,… Continue Reading

Just Imagine…easy access to your scrapbooking supplies.

Just imagine sitting down with your craft supplies & CREATING instead of searching for things. The ScrapRack is Scrapbooking Supply Organization simplified! I’m not sure the ScrapRack is for you, but I know I couldn’t craft without mine.  What do you know about the ScrapRack?  In this post I’ve tried to coordinate  all the blog… Continue Reading

Where can you put your ScrapRack?

Where can’t you put your ScrapRack is probably a better questions.  Because The ScrapRack is component driven it can be configured to fit into any number of places. On an IKEA Expedit or Kallax Probably one of the most popular pieces of furniture in a craftroom, the IKEA Kallax or Expedit are the perfect width… Continue Reading

What is a ScrapRack

The ScrapRack is the scrapbooking supply organization system that combines the ease of binders with the functionality of filing.  There are 4 components to The ScrapRack System; The ScrapRack Base, Spinders, Storage Pages and Dividers. 1. The base unit The main component is called a ScrapRack Base unit.  This metal base is hinged at the… Continue Reading

Totally Tools – How to organize scrapbooking tools

Small handheld tools like scissors and rulers, large electric tools like the Gemini or Cricut, big flat tools like cutting mats and punch boards, – all of them need to be organized and stored so they’re easy to use.  There are many challenges with organizing your tools; size and shape, how they’re used, what they’re… Continue Reading

How to choose the right wood stamp organizers for your crafting life

There are dozens of wood stamp organizer choices, but which one is right for you? Before you decide on the best organizers for your wood stamps, think about your crafting life.  Different types of organizers work better for different types of crafters.  Try asking yourself the following questions.  Your answers will help you choose the… Continue Reading

Why create a catalog of your tools?

If you’ve joined me for a Get Organized Challenge or taken any of my organizing seminars you’ve probably heard me talk about creating catalogs.  I was asked recently, “Why do you think catalogs are so important?” Here’s a list of my top 7 reasons for taking the time to create a catalog of your crafting… Continue Reading

How to keep scrapbooking collections together within your paper storage system

Organizing your paper into 3 major categories – Themes/Sentiments, Calendar Year and The Rainbow is simply the best way to sort and store crafting paper.  Within those sections you may have collections of paper that you want to, and should, keep together. I’ve listed a few of the products below that I would recommend for… Continue Reading

Pen & Marker Organizers for home or travel

Do you always craft in the same place? If so, you need easily accessible, visible marker organizers that have a permanent home in your workspace. If you like to move your markers, pens and pencils around, maybe just around your home, maybe to crops or classes you need organizers that can be used at home… Continue Reading

5 Reasons to LOVE our 2″ Punch & Supply Pack

If you’re familiar with our EZ2Organize product line and specifically our Punch Packs, you probably already know how versatile they are.  If you’re not familiar, Punch Packs come in 3 depths – 1″, 1.5″, and 2″.  They all have an interior dimension of 8.5×11” and the really great feature to all of them, is the… Continue Reading

How to organize dies in the Flippin’ Storage Binder

If you’re looking for a lightweight and portable solution to die storage – the Flippin’ Storage Binder might be just what you’re looking for.  There’s no argument that putting dies on magnetic sheets is a good way to store them.  The problem with magnetic sheets is they’re HEAVY. If you want to add dies to… Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about organizing embossing folders

When you can find what you need, crafting is sooo much more fun!  Getting your embossing folders organized will encourage you to use them more often.  If you can find them easily you’ll enjoy the whole crafting experience more. So, my challenge to you: buckle down this week and make a commitment to getting your… Continue Reading