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Get Organized with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and Totally-Tiffany.

Yes, I am working!

Just got my new copy of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.

This is exciting for 2 reasons:

1 - I love receiving Happy Mail
2 - This is the first edition that features yours truly, as The Organized Crafter – see page 76.

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I was so thrilled to be invited to join the team at CSM.  These girls are super crafty and soooo talented.  I also got to meet and hang out with Kelly Klapstein at HSN.  She’s AWESOME and makes hand lettering so easy.  You’ll definitely want to check out her article on Hand Lettering Cards for Special Occasions.

Of course, I can't resist the urge to organize...

So after getting through the magazine the first time, I had to do a little work to “organize” my Creative Scrapbooker Magazine so I could easily refer back to each section.

I rounded up a few basic tools: scissors, label maker (don’t leave home without it), fun paper and my TAB Punch from WeR and got started.

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I LOVE organizing and crafting at the same time!  Two of my favorite things all rolled into one activity!

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Organize magazine articles with Totally-Tiffany

The WeR Tab Punch is one of my favorite tools.  It comes with super durable clear stickers to cover the tabs you create, which is perfect for labeling things like magazines and planners.

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I didn't label all of the sections, just the major sections that I was sure I wanted to refer back to.

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is loaded with layout ideas and usually has an amazing "gallery" section.  I couldn't possibly label everything I love, so I just picked a few of the major categories or ideas, starting with Kelly's lettering article.

I've loved all the poured paint projects I've seen, but couldn't figure out how I might use poured paint.  This gorgeous ornament Nicole Wright created got me thinking - I'm going to use this idea to create my own tile "coasters."

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How good would a Scrapbooking magazine be if it didn't include tips and tricks from a top notch photographer?  Alison Orthner's  article about photographing horizons is especially timely for me, as I'm heading off on a big adventure with my 2 boys and my mom next week.  I'll take her tips with me as we head out into the cities and parks of India.

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A couple more reasons why I really enjoy CSM.

I LOVE the quality of paper this magazine is printed on.  It feels so good in your hands.

The photographs are beautiful.

The variety or styles featured in the magazine will inspire anyone!

Back in the day, there were so many scrapbooking and paper crafting magazines to choose from.  I loved getting every one of them. I would stash them away as a "prize" for getting my to-do list done.  At the end of the day, I would put my boys in bed, grab a glass of wine and open my new magazine. It was sad when all of our magazines disappeared.  Now, for me, that simple joy is back with my subscription to Creative Scrapbooker.

If you'd love to spend an evening alone with a good magazine, this is the one for you.  You can Subscribe Here, I don't get any kickback, I'm not required to share this as part of my writing contract, I just love it, and I love to share what I love with all of you.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Crafting,

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Stephanie Barnard mini inks and blending pads.

Full disclosure, as many of you already know, Stephanie B and I are besties!!! With that being said, I also honestly LOVE her juicy ink pads.  Last week I got an email from a Tiffanista named Robin asking about storing her mini ink pads and blending pads.  Robin asked about a new buddy bag, I… Continue Reading

12×12 Tabbed Divider Pockets

The basic information: Name: 12×12 File Pockets SKU: RF-XL5PK Price: $6.99 File Pocket dimensions: 12.5″ x 12.5″ (not including the tab). 5 white label stickers are included. The 12×12 tabbed divider pockets fit in 3 of our most popular products, The XL Fab File, the 12×12 Paper Handler, and our classic Paper Storage Boxes. The… Continue Reading

8.5×11 Tabbed Divider Pockets – 2 ways

Do you love the supplies offered by manufacturers in the UK and other countries outside the USA, but have difficulty storing them because their standard paper is slightly different than USA standard paper? I’m happy to report that 2 of our newest product additions work great for 8.5 x 11 and A4.  We’ve made a… Continue Reading

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