Tuesday, June 26, 2012

TIP: Scrap Desk Organization HELP!! ;o)

Hello Fellow Scrappers!!

Are you excited as I am for tonight's new episode of CRAFT WARS?? 10PM on TLC!

I wanted to share a SCRAPPY TIP with you - that I had posted about last week on


I hope this little SCRAPPY TIP comes in handy while you are CREATING!

Have you ever been in the middle of creating a project, card or layout -then all of a sudden, you reach for your favorite sharp scissors - that you were just using a few minutes ago -and can't find them anywhere on your desk??!!! 

Or how about the pencil you just had in your hand - or the bone folder, or the Tim Holtz Mini Fastener, or the Distress Stain??? 

How on earth do these things that you JUST HAD a few seconds ago just DISAPPEAR???

While I can't explain their "Magical Disappearing Acts,"  I can give you a tip on what has worked for me to help keep the tools that I am using for the particular project that I am working on - close at hand - and to deter them from loosing their way into scrappy oblivion!

How do I contain their wayward ways you ask?? 

Well - as my Mother aways said - " A place for everything, and everything in it's place."  So, I picked up this cute little bright green basket at my local Dollar Store - and I now place all of the tools that I plan to use on my currtent project into it - and add others as I go along. 

OOPS!!! - I've included another "Sneak Peek" of my upcoming SOLD OUT 6/23 Class at THE DOO - but KITS will be available for purchase ON LINE after the class - Call the STORE at 201 818 7060 to reserve yours - or email them at customerservice@scrap-a-doodledoo.com if you want one - COMPLETE instructions and color photos are included.

As soon as I am done using an item from the basket - I do not put it on my desk or work area - back into the basket it goes.

Now I know some of you out there might not like the color green - but my reason for this color is that it stands out among the mess -- umm... I mean creative chaos - that is on my work area -and makes it easy to locate.

You don't have to go out and purchase a basket - you can look around your house, and see if you have something that might work for you - how about in that kitchen cuppord where you keep all those plastic containers, (that tend to fall out like you've pulled the wrong block when playing Jenga -)  when you reach in for one. Come on - we all have them .... don't we?? - (If you order Chinese Take Out - I am sure you have a few somewhere!) You can even decorate it with paper or paint if you want to get really crafty to help it to POP and stand out in your mess - oops - I mean on your desk!!

So - I hope this tip will help you to get even craftier - and if you need any tools, inks, or supplies - be sure to continue to support your Local Scrapbook Store - especially my FAVORITE ONE -

Please feel free to share any of YOUR Scrap Desk Organization Tips in the comments below - or just pop in and say "HI" so I know you were here!  I LOVE BLOGGY LOVE!!

 Now Go Get Crafty!!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 23rd Rock Pool "Paradise" Mini Album Class

I hope you can join me for my next class at THE DOO to make this cool "Paradise" Mini!

Saturday, June 23rd, 11am to 1pm

Cost: $25.00

37 C Swan Street
Ramsey, NJ

We will be making a Mini Album that will be perfect for your summer photos -(new ones, or the ones you've had stashed in your drawer -or, if you are like me -are still in your camera!! LOL!!)

The album measures 6" x 6" and is filled with pockets, pull outs and 12 pages for you to add photos of your adventure in "Paradise" ~ wherever that may be!

We will be using the NEW KAISERCRAFT "Rock Pool" collection - the colors are AMAZING - along with seashells, beach glass and fishing net! Techniques will include "fussy cutting," paper scoring, edge distressing with Ranger Distress Stain, pocket making, plus I will show you how you can make the most out of your paper by using your "scraps" in a unique way to embellish you book to the MAX!!

Student should bring the following to class:

12x12 Paper Trimmer

Bone Folder

Liquid Adhesive (Helmar 450/Fabritac/Zip Dry/Scotch Quick Dry...)

STRONG Tape Adhesive -like SCOR-PAL TAPE or RED LINE Tape

Ranger Distress Stain - VINTAGE PHOTO

Small SHARP scissors


All of the above items can be purchased at SCRAP-A-DOODLE DOO -

* I will have the items marked with a ( * ) for you to share -or please bring or buy your own if you would like to work at your own pace.


Also - please FOLLOW the Scrap-a-Doodle Doo Blog for lots of tips, hints and upcoming class info from THE DOO and all of the DT members -Head on over and check it out!

If you can't make the class -  a limited number of KITS will be available for in store pick up
- or on line orders - on or after June 23rd!

Please feel free to comment/question here - but Seats or Kits must be booked through the store
 (201)818-7060. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

((Hugs)) ~ Sherri

MORE SNEAK PEEKS - added JUNE 11th!!
Here are two of the inside pages - showing one of the pockets and pull outs on the right side.  The pull out opens up to allow you to place photos on the inside - and on the back if you would like. The sentiment card on the left page can also be used as a photo mat, of you need more places for photos - or if the saying just doesn't fit with your photos.

Another Sneak Peek of  tow more of the 12 inside pages -   the page on the left shows some fussy cutting ( Octopus "legs") that you can slide your photo right underneath.  Again - use the right side of the page as is -or add a photo if you'd like!

THANKS for Peeking!!