Project Life Organization

Posted by Sarah E. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Filed under: ,

Happy May everyone!  Spring has finally decided to make an appearance here in beautiful old Wisconsin.  It's sunny, about 80*, slightly breezy...couldn't ask for more!

After only a couple of weeks, I fell off of the Project Life bandwagon.  Not because I didn't love it, life just got away from me and I forgot to take pictures as I was going along.  But I figure the first of the month is a great time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh, so that's exactly what I'm going to do.  I'll forget my failure in documenting April (April wasn't that great anyway - the weather totally sucked!) and move forward.  I found some photo a day challenges via Instagram so that I always have some ideas of things to photograph on days that I'm feeling uninspired or stuck, and I realized that some of the projects I work on would also be good things to include in my album.

Since I'm recommitting myself to Project Life, I thought I'd take some time today to share with you all how I organize my materials for it.  I love how much less space this method takes up than normal scrapbooking does.  Seriously.  Are you ready to be astounded at how little space I need to store my scrapping materials? Check it out:


Are you impressed, amazed, and/or astounded?  I sure was.  I saw this metal drawer cabinet at Hobby Lobby weeks before I started Project Life, and I immediately knew I had to have it.  I had no clue what I was going to use this for, but it was so cute, and it was grey so I knew it would fit in to the color scheme of my office + craft room, and it was 50% off...so I bought it.  When I saw the sizes of the Project Life inserts, I whipped out my measuring tape and realized that all of the 3" x 4" inserts would fit perfectly.  So, after i took my cue from A Vegas Girl at Heart and cut up some 6" x 6" paper pads (Uncharted Waters by Glitz Design) to fit the 3" x 4" inserts, so that I could use these as filler cards.  With my awesome metal drawer unit, I have drawers where I can organize my filler cards by color, like so:


And like so:


My filler cards are separated by neutrals, pink + red, yellow + orange, blue + green, and multi, and I have one drawer for grid journaling cards and one drawer for lined journaling cards.  Then comes the fun stuff.  In the column of drawers to the far right, I have a drawer of washi tape that stays with all of my Project Life gear:


And two drawers of embellishments:


And right now there's actually - gasp! - one empty drawer that I have reserved for more embellishments :-)

Any embellishments I have that don't fit in the drawers (or that I haven't cut down to fit) slide nicely under the drawer unit, like so:


Since the 4" x 6" inserts don't fit in the drawers, I have a little plastic bin that I got from the Dollar Tree that fits perfectly on my desk shelf right next to the drawers where I can fit my 4" 6" cutouts that I use to make up week number card, and also holds larger scraps that I kept from trimming down the original 6" x 6" paper pads.  It's also home to some Recollections cards that I got from Michael's, that I'm debating between keeping or using as part of a giveaway for when I grow the blog a little more.


And that my friends is it!  Everything I need to complete a scrapbook layout, all stored on a 10" shelf that's 2' long.  Amazing, no?



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1 Response to Project Life Organization

  1. Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog

    Very cute! I love a great organization project! Such a nifty drawer too! Hope you're having a great week, Miss Sarah!

    ~Abby =)

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