Thursday, August 16, 2012

How I Store my Images

Hey All. Today was my Showcase Day over at The Greeting Farm. I decided to show you all how I store my stamped images and digis. Grab a cuppa because there's loads of images.

When I started stamping, my crafting space was very tiny so everything needed to be put away or else my area would look like a tornado hit it.  Due to that, when I would get my new stamps I would stamp a couple of images at the same time. I would do the same for my digis, I would print out a whole sheet at a time whether I needed them or not. Well that kind of got out of control and it took me a while to finally find a system that I was happy with. 

And here is my system :) I bought a small binder (9.25x7.75) from Staples along with the accompanying dividers and clear sleeves. On the insides of the binder (front and back) it has pockets for you to add little floaters. Be warned that this bulks up but it has helped me keep everything organized.


At the beginning of my binder is my Greeting Farm section. I divided them all up in groups (Anya, Miss Anya, OA, Creepers, ets) To make my envelopes look pretty and to make a dent into the images that I have already stamped and/or colored, I added the image from the group to the accompanying envelope. So as you can see my first envelope holds all my Anyas and Ians and I added one of my faves, Stamping Anya as the cover to the envelope. Before adding some cover images, I had labeled all the envelopes with post-it notes (seen there)  **Note that I'm not finished decorating it all**

My Greeting Farm section

These are shots of some of my other envelopes with images from other companies such as Tickled Pink Stamps and Saturated Canary. Also I added the clear sleeves at the back of the binder. In the sleeves I added bigger images that I had printed out as well as some strays.

Now, I'm finally organized with a bit more space and so I no longer need to print or stamp out excessive images. I now have my image binder on my desk and ready for me to scrap away. And boy do I need to scrap away, I def need to make a dent into that thing because it's starting to bulge out too much. lol

Here is my card created from my madness using the uber new adorable Anya Do Si Do

I'll be playing with:
Anyone for Anya- Layered Cake/Photo Inspiration
The Corrosive Challenge - They Say it's your Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!!


Emerald said...

Like the multi strips of papers

Donna Mosley said...

Jess, this is so beautiful. Love the gorgeous image and scrummy papers. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Rachel Parys said...

Great organizing!! Sometimes it takes longer to organize, than it does to make a card! It has to be done, I guess. Cute Anya card!

Country Mouse said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing! I found a binder this size at goodwill the other day for $3! And...I have the same size page protectors in my closet from many moons ago. I think I'll get my stack of images organized...finally!!! :)

Rosie said...

Love your card, love the way you organzed your images.
what a great idea!!!

Denice said...

What a great way to organize Jess...I could learn a lot from someone soooooooo organized! Adorable Anya card, and you know I'm your #1 fan when it comes to your coloring style.