Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Did Some Organizing...Surprised??

I really was going to do something crafty last night but the organization bug hit me!

I decided to cut down the paper holders I got at Hobby Lobby on Saturday and was putting those in my Ikea Expedit unit and decided I need to organize some paper...or re-organize!

I got my Basic Grey paper all organized in my paper holders. I used the tabbed dividers to separate them by collection. This will be so much easier for me to find to where I don't have to lift them up to look through them *okie is amazed how her large brain actually retains the papers in each collection rather well*. I did realize that I have two sets of the Periphery chipboard items and no Periphery paper! *okie sighs and wonders how that happened and thinks it might have been a Big Lots find*.

After I got the paper organized I thought I would stamp some images with a set of Betsy Bluebell Penny Black stamps I got and color them. Once I got the images stamped I realized I hadn't made a color chart for my ProMarkers. So ya know what that means.......yep I had to make my charts! But at least it is done now.

I was recently blessed by Letraset with the full 148 marker set. When I found out I was getting the set I wondered how to store this many markers and my friend Enfys of GOING BUGGY sent me a link to see hers. She had found a professional DJ CD case that the markers fit in. I was able to get one off eBay for right around $25. You can click the link above to see her markers in her storage case.

I used my ATG gun to put tape on the back of the charts and then attach to the lid.

I had to make a chart for the colors and did so in Microsoft Word, making a table, typing each color name in and then going back and coloring in each square. It was a bit time consuming but well worth the time and effort because I will be able to easily find my colors. I do plan on adding the dots like Enfys has when I find some small enough to fit on the caps.

The chart at the bottom of the picture is done according to the new BLENDING SETS that Letraset has come out with. I think this will be very useful to me since I still have problems putting colors together sometimes. My plan is to do some coloring this week with the colors from the Blending Sets to just see how easy it is to combine them and make an image look good *okie crosses her fingers* so ya'll wish me luck!

15 comments:

  1. eeek! I need to reorganize everthing in my room!

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  2. eeek! I need to reorganize everthing in my room!

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  3. I love the marker organization..You have my head thinking about this. I did about $100. for the rubber things to hold my colors in, but, at some time I may change to something like you have done. I love the color charts..

    You will not lose me. I agree with what you said. You have a right to your opinion and to speak it. God bless you..Have a really good day..Pamela

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  4. It must be spring fever that's getting everyone to organize there scrap rooms. I just did mine.
    I agree with you, we all have a right to an opinion. I'm still here.

    Milly D

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  5. I am a newbie and don't have that much to organize.....Yet.heheh
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

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  6. Hi Okie, I ran around like a crazy person trying to find circles to fit on top of my ProMarkers. Then I realized all I had to do was let my Expression do the work. I did a bunch of 1/2 in. circles,colored them and stuck them on with glue dots! Works like a charm. I love me some ProMarkers! Myrna

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  7. Okie, where do you buy the Promarkers from and how do they compare to the copic markers?

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  8. Color charts are so helpful. Since I did mine I have saved so much time. For dots on top of my pens/marker/inks I run a piece of paper through my xyron and use a hole punch. A little time consuming but it works. :)

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  9. Um, don't hate the messenger here but....save it for future use:-)
    http://www.letraset.com/shopcontent.asp?type=ProMarker-Colour

    (hope the link works)

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  10. Amen sister!!!! I'll be sticking around, you can't get rid of me that quick!

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  11. Well, I think you are just great the way you are!! I am sure staying! I really enjoy your blog and love your creativity and your sense of humor!!
    Denise in WA
    www.rndhud6.blogspot,com

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  12. I love to organize, sometimes I think that's all I get done. LOL. I used a hole punch for the tops of my Promarkers(won a set from you and have been adding to my collection)colored them and than used Crystal Effects to glue them on- that stuff is so good, they won't come off, I seem to have problems with glue dots.

    I for one am glad to hear your opinions, so keep them coming.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

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  13. Is there any way I can get a copy of your blank color chart you used? I really love your blog. Just keep being you and don't let people bother you.
    Dyanna
    dyanna1961@cableone.net

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  14. Dyanna I just emailed you the chart! :)

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  15. Hey, thankyou for the chart. I really appreciate that. I wanted to tell you that I used my cricut and cut out 1/2 inch circles that fit perfectly on the ends of my markers. Just an idea.

    Dyanna

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