Monday, November 1, 2010

Organize your Stuff: Week 9 (round 3): Embellishments Part 1

For those who celebrated Halloween this weekend, and are just coming out of a sugar coma (I know, I know…you were just taste testing for the kids…) welcome to Embellishment week!

Now, now. Don’t start hyperventilating. While Embellishments seems like a really big category to tackle…ok it is… some of the things that we may consider embellishments have been given their own weeks later in the challenge: alphas (week 10), stickers & rub-ons (week 11), ribbons (week 12), chipboard (Week 19), diecuts (week 20). So, if you are hoarding any of these items, you have a reprieve!

The Fabulous Crisann, Fearless Leader of Round 3, posed this Question of the Week: What embellishment can you not live without?

For me, this changes as my tastes change. Currently it is brads, but buttons and flowers are really close second and third! I used my brads to help me with this card for the Tuesday Trio Sketch #41 card. Part of the TT Challenge said that we not only needed to use the Sketch, but that we needed to incorporate wings. Since I had just opened my CTMH Hooligans On the Go Kit and used the embellishments for a mini challenge card for the last week of the Glee Club Challenge, the big corduroy brad, and the little button brads became Creative Me’s muse.
Fabulous Spouse took the tines off of the button brad, and suddenly I had a pig! Have you ever heard the term “when pigs fly?” …trimming up a chrysanthemum style flower gave me the wings for my flying pig! The card is a congratulations card, because sometimes when you think it will never happen, it magically does!

In Zen Master Wookiemouse’s blog, she stated that there are two primary ways to store embellishments, by color and by type. Last round, OCD Me went through and sorted the minutia that was beads and eyelets… remember when eyelets were the embellishment that you could not live without? This time I am focused on my brads which have multiplied like Gremlins let loose in a waterpark . To make it worse, they are just EVERYWHERE! It is like the Inner Hoarder has squirreled them away like nuts for winter in hopes that I will forget and move on to something else…or worse- go out and buy more!

All of my embellishments need a better storage solution than the one that OCD was able to cobble together last round, but some organization is better than nothing. Wish me luck with my Gremlins (another Netflix 80s find for those of you who have never seen it!) and I will see you at the end of the week with a layout!

4 comments:

Becky said...

I'll think about organizing my embellies when pigs fly! Lol! Love your card today!

Blessed Ladybug said...

i was organzing my plastic boxes last night finaly lableing them .. they look so well organized...

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

My favorite embellishments are usually whatever I just bought! Organizing them all is a never-ending process...

Tracy said...

I did my embellishments last year, yeah.