Things slowed down a bit in May, partly because I was going through physical therapy for some serious shoulder and arm pain and was more interested in lying flat with a hot pad than going up and down stairs, lugging stuff around. But I did get some organization done. Mainly, it was moving things around, getting like-with-like and filling a few ArtBin containers which now have temporary homes.
Back in April, I did some reorganizing of my Lindy’s Gang embossing powders but there were still nearly 80 pots of powder (not counting duplicates) and finding the one I wanted was not significantly helped by just labeling the tops. I had mentioned that I probably needed to alphabetize them and set up an iPad checklist.
Well, on May 1, I needed some embossing powders and, as I pulled the colors I needed, I alphabetized all the pots in the three slots available in a deep ArtBin container:
I filled a second of these flat bins with Tim Holtz paper and chipboard ephemera from Idea-ology and this is temporarily stashed under my work space next to more spare storage boxes …
On May 5, 2018, I purchased a small Interdesign bin for my Sizzix Sidekick dies. I placed each packet into one of the new Sizzix storage pockets and labeled the pockets with the name and SKU of the set. They fit nicely in this smaller bin, and currently allow room for a package of extra pockets as well as the cutting plates and embossing mat, Both the bin and the Sidekick fit nicely on top of some stamp storage boxes behind my Distress Marker Tins and beside my (occupied) Tim Holtz die storage boxes:
Bin #1 gor most (not all) of my Tattered Angels (Glimmer Mist) sprays:
After pulling all these sprays from the Iris carts where I had stashed them, I freed up a lot of space for ink pads and related products. When possible, I moved mini-pads to Tim Holtz mini storage tins. Otherwise, products were stored by brand.
The current Iris Cart drawers are, as follows,
A). Four drawers of Ranger Inks, Distress Inks, embossing powders, Stickles and the like (click on the photo to see it full length):
B). Four drawers of miscellaneous brands. I tried to keep like with like but there were too many brands that I had only a few items of, and so these drawers are still a mixed bag.
C. A drawer of gesso, acrylics and enamel drops from Wendy Vecchi and Dina Wakely:
My work top looks a little neater now, with only storage tins where the stacked ink pads were. The storage tins are (stacked left to right) a stack consisting of miscellaneous minis (like Hero Arts, Memory Box, Delicata, Versamark and more) i Tim Holtz Mini storage tins, a stack consisting of three tins of Archival minis and four of Altenew Minis, and a stack of Distress Minis and blending brushes:
On to June...