Friday, November 2, 2007

Organizational {Friday}

Submitting, designing, entering contests, etc., takes time. It can also become confusing if you are designing for several different places. I thought this week we would talk about how to organize those ideas and deadlines (or CJs and swaps). In a future addition of Organizational {Friday}, I will probably post my Excel file I use for submissions.

I purchased this tiny notebook from HEB (my local grocery store). It measures 5 ½” x 4”, and has 200 pages in it. I decided to alter it to help me keep track of deadlines, ideas, etc. I made my book this week so it doesn’t have much in it yet but is has already come in handy! I put all of my current assignments in it, and when I received a new assignment yesterday, it was very easy to add to my book. And I don't know about you but I always come up with my best ideas at the most inopportune moment so this book is small enough to take out and about with me so I can scribble those ideas down.

The front was very easy to cover because it is so small. I just cut one piece of patterned paper and glued it to the front. Then I cut out a bunch of flowers and arranged them in the upper right corner. Then using my Quickutz, I cut out my title. Quick and easy! The papers are from the ACBailey Designs November kit. Yummy, aren't they? I sectioned off the book into four sections since right now I am doing work for four sites. I used my Quickutz tab die to make my tabs. Then I added paper clips to each section so as I complete my work, I can put those pages in the paperclip and always turn to my current page. Of course, I list the assignment and the due date. Then when I have completed an assignment, I will mark it off with the completed date and move on.
I have already used this fun book many times this week! I think it will really come in handy. I hope it inspires you to organize your commitments in a way that helps you best! Happy scrapping!

21 comments:

Tina said...

Very cute! I like your organizational Fridays... I might have to try that?

Sarah C. said...

Wonderful idea! Love the pretty cover and ribbons on the paper clips. tfs! :)

~Sarah

Gina (frazzledmom) said...
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Gina (frazzledmom) said...

That is just so cute, and what a great way to stay on top of things! I'm so gonna be absorbing some great organizational ideas from you on Fridays!

Jan said...

Love this idea!! I need to do some altering projects. They are so cute!

EquineSpirit said...

That's an AWESOME idea! Good job!! :D

Debby said...

I love this idea and what a wonderfully creative job you did on the book!

Raechelle said...

Such a pretty and creative idea!

Kate said...

Lovely!

Adeana said...

Wonderful idea!! I should do that for swaps, I always seem to be in sooo many, lol.

Nancyroo said...

very cute!

Anabelle said...

What a cute little book. Such a great way to organize everything!

maria W said...

what an awesome idea i love it

Aimeslee said...

Love the ribbon tied on those paper clips for a marker - very ingenious and so dang easy! Love your notebook too.

Stephanie said...

Love this! What a great idea! TFS

Norma Kennedy said...

Great idea Patter !!!!

Norma

Erin Bassett said...

Great idea...I SO need to do this!

Heidi Y said...

This is a GREAT idea - for all types of projects! I'd love to see your Excel SS - hope you post a sample... TFS!!

Jennifer Sizemore said...

This is a terrific idea!!!

Shirley Fyfe said...

Love your little book - I do a similar thing and find it is the only way I can keep on top of things and meet my deadlines!

terry said...

I have just discovered your site guided by the need for...what else...? Organization!lol I love all of your ideas! I wd like to know what Quickutz die you used for the lettering on this bk-especially the sm font. Thanks!

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