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Monday, August 20, 2007

Detail Oriented!

So for those of you who know me well ~ You know how "detail oriented" I can be! I personally just say I'm annal! Hey - IMHO - call a spade a spade... but my dad says that "detailed oriented" sounds much better!!!

Having stated the fact that I am indeed "detailed orientated" and very organized - I'm always looking for new ways to organize my scrapbooking space.

Right now I am working on the marketing plan to sell my scrapbook titles to local scrapbooking stores and venues - and in the process of working out all the details for that I got to thinking about how was I going to store my "packaged products" while I was filling orders or showing products.

After several hours of Internet search time - I came across a product called the "Clip it up System" by Simple Renee... Here is a photo of it!

I thought this was really way cool! You could purchase the system with just the bottom base (as seen here)

or with the top and the bottom (as seen above). And then... I started pricing them... UGH!!! Even with my wholesale account they were kind of pricey - and I know you all know that if I am going to get something - I want a GOOD deal!!!!

So a few more hours and research and I found a group of women who had figured out a way to make their own "clip system"!!!! BRILLIANT - Just BRILLIANT - I say!!! I sent off an email, crossed my fingers and my toes and waited!!!

Low and behold - they were willing to share their plans!!! (You just have to love crafty people - not only are they smart - but most of the time they are nice too!!!!)

Well I rushed out - purchased my supplies and got ready to make my system and then... well - hubby came home, the roof started leaking, DMV wouldn't give me my tag for the car.... the plants were wilting, the sun wasn't aligned just right!!! Hahaha.. whatever... it just didn't get done!!!

You will be very proud to know that I finally made the time and completed this project! Whoooo Hooooo!!! I have to tell you I am pretty impressed!!! It turned out really well and since you are making it yourself you can customize it to whatever size you would like!!!

Here are so finished photos of my clip it organizational system!!!

(without the clips)

(with the clips and some of my stuff!)

If you are interested in the instructions - drop me an email and let me know!!!

Until next time!



Sugar Land Scrapper August 20, 2007 at 5:02 PM  

I would love to get the instructions for that clip it organizer.

Anonymous,  August 20, 2007 at 5:10 PM  

This system is neat. Thank you for sharing ideas with us.

Anonymous,  August 20, 2007 at 6:11 PM  


In your organization quest, I may have some products that you would be interested in. My husband and I have been selling unfinished wood craft organizers for a couple of years now. Our website address is www.muststash.com (get it Must Stash!). If there is anything you are interested in, let me know and I can send it to you. It's the least I can do in exchange for all the wonderful files you have shared.

I really enjoy reading your blog and keep passing those shopping deals our way. BTW, I loved you "Can't live without" tools entry. I think I went out and purchased what I didn't already have. :)

Kim (crazyk472 - paperthreads name)

Anonymous,  August 20, 2007 at 6:19 PM  

I would love to get instructions on how you made it. Was it hard? How long did it take?

Anonymous,  August 20, 2007 at 7:31 PM  

I think you'd like the Yahoo Group, "Scrappers Challenge." It's an organizational group kind of like FlyLady but specifically for Scrapbooking. They have some pretty neat tips--like your clip-it system--and send out reminders so you can stay on top of things.

Unknown August 20, 2007 at 7:38 PM  

Lori, I "need" these instructions! I've been looking at these online for two days trying to not buy one...so if I can make one that would be so much better. I don't have your email anymore! Can you email me the directions anyway, pretty please?!
Thanks! (BTW I love to read your blog)

Vickie ~ WhimseyDimples August 20, 2007 at 8:32 PM  

Hi Lori!

You've been tagged! Now you can tag 5 of your favorite bloggers!
See my blog post on Aug 20, to pick up your "Nice Matters" tag!

Good luck in your new marketing venture!

Anonymous,  August 21, 2007 at 7:33 AM  

Hi Lori,

please add me to your list of 'how too'. like you i am an anal scrapper and would love to hear how to make this awesome 'stasher'.

thanks leisa

TammyB August 21, 2007 at 1:10 PM  

I like your spinning storage rack. I made one as well but mine has two tiers. It's is already full, full, full! I love the amount of stuff that you can put on it. Where did you get the clips for yours?

Dragonhome October 17, 2007 at 3:36 PM  

I love this! It will fit perfectly in my scrap Studio. I love the directions!

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