Friday, April 1, 2011

Organizational {Friday} Page Maps & The Color Room

Happy Friday! Today I wanted to talk sketches again. There are sketches everywhere on the web. I still have all 70+ sketches that I drew for my sketch site. I have stored them in many ways yet it seems there are always more sketches to store. I think I have found my favorite binders to use, and I want to share them with you today. I also keep all of my color swatches in these same binders. We will go through my entire color swatch book at another time. To see my previous sketch posts, see my small, portable sketch books here (love these books) and Quickutz Storage sleeves here.

The Binders
I have been using the Keep Filing Mini Ring Binders. They hold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" paper, use d-rings, and are very sturdy. I really love these binders. I fill these binders with their 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" sheet protectors. These sheet protectors are very sturdy which I like.
The Sketches
In my current binder, I am storing sketch cards from the back of the Page Map books and also sketches from The Color Room.
The Page Map cards are perforated into fourths but I only took them apart across the middle so that I could have two cards in each sheet protector. It works perfectly.
The Color Room pages I print myself in Microsoft Word as they share new sketches. I keep them in order by sketch number with the most recent on top. The fun thing about The Color Room sketches is that they not only share a scrapbook sketch but they also share a card sketch (by the same number) and a color challenge. There certainly is a lot of inspiration on these pages! Since they have both scrapbook and card sketches using the same number, I just put the card sketch underneath the scrapbook sketch on my paper. It works perfectly for me that way, and I do not get them mixed up.Lots of Room!
So far I have 56 page protectors in this binder (approx. 162 sketches), and look how much room I still have left: Yes, these binders hold a lot! Well, I hope you have enjoyed today's organizational inspiration, and happy crafting!

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

Patter!! I have so many sketches printed from those multiple sketches that you mentioned being out there! ;) I've been pondering HOW I will store them, as I need to control the madness somehow ... I think this is the motivation I need to get it done! :)
Thanks for your great organizational ideas!!! ALWAYS helpful and inspiring!!

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