I thought I'd share with you my punch storage tonight. It isn't pretty, but it works for me. My punch stash isn't real large, so that's mainly why this system works so well for me. LOL I keep all my round the page punches together, so there's no sorting through them trying to find the partners. And, as I look as this picture, I see that they are pretty well assorted by brand. How funny is that?! That was completely unintentional. Must be OCD or something. There's a good mixture of Martha Stewart, Creative Memories, Stampin' Up, and a few Fiskars punches.
And, because I'll eventually share with you the rest of what lives on this shelf, here's a picture of the rest of it:
Now, I haven't seen these at my local Walmart, but apparently they can be bought at Walmart and assembled yourself. I got this one for Christmas one year from Kyle. There's a whole set of them, so the walls of your entire scrap room could be lined with these shelves. I want more, but haven't seen them here. If you come across them, let me know!
In other news, I can't find the picture of my 'Cake' layout right now, so I'll move on to the other two layouts I made today, and share the other one with you when I find it on my computer.
So is my layout. I was thinking about what I was wearing today (yellow tank with a grey, yellow and white starburst cardi), and I just HAD to scrapbook the colors I was wearing. Why I was thinking about what I was wearing, I can't tell you, but it was the starting point for this layout. Actually, its a good point to remember. If you're looking for inspiration, use your clothes as a starting point!
This plan only half worked, because I wound up not using grey at all. Instead, pink and green got thrown into the mix. I thought the girl stickers from the True Friends collection was a great way to highlight that this layout is about my twins, that's why there's two girls here. And, even though it was a quiet and basically uneventful day, their birthday was a good one. It was perfect. It was just the four of us. The yellow lattice patterned paper is from Recollections Lattice collection. I love how happy and vibrant it is! Much like both of my girls.
I've mentioned that I like to keep track of the pictures I take by jotting notes down in a notebook, so that when I am ready to scrapbook whatever photo happens to be next, I can quickly recall what happened with a quick glance in the notebook. Well, I figured why not use a page from it?! I've always loved the way it looks on other layouts. Why not try it myself?
I didn't like the Total image and website that's printed on it, or the recycling image, so I used patterned paper to cover up those portions of the page (which you'll see at the bottom of my layout). Not that I have anything against Total, its just that I didn't want to reference Total in this project. (Total is the Oilfield hauling and rental company my husband works for). Doesn't it work well for a 'medical' type layout?! Obviously, having a real (scrap) scrip would have been ideal, but this is the next best thing. Had I been working as a Unit Clerk, I'm sure I could have scrounged one up somewhere. But, alas, I'm not.
Everything else here is scraps that were lying around my haven. After I got this layout done, and the girls into their baths, I snuck back in here and cleaned up the rest of the mess. I tend to go through this cycle: try and keep it clean, and do good for a period of time, but slowly it spirals out of control, to the point of nearly going insane. Then, I go on a mad cleaning spree, make it look all pretty, and then the cycle starts all over again. Ever get like that? Of course, it doesn't help to have two small toddlers playing in the office, spilling things, breaking things, getting into things that I repeatedly tell them to stay out of...sigh. But, its all clean now. Now I can breathe.
This layout is a mish-mash of Carta Bella, K&Co, Recollections, and Stampin' Up. What have you made lately to try and purge some of the bits of paper you've got lying around? If you have one or two, drop by the Facebook group page and share them with us. We'd love to see!