Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 18 (round 3): Tools & Adhesives Part 1

Welcome 2011 and the first post of the year!!!

This marks the One Year Anniversary of Tuesday Trio weekly paper crafting sketch site! Happy Birthday TT! To celebrate, we have a real challenge… a Circular Sketch! The bonus challenge is to make it vintage, and so here is my Design Team Entry for Sketch #48:

It seems that Creative Me has gotten us into a sticky situation through this past year. Our shelves runneth over with adhesives (glues, sticky stuff, tapes). The Inner Hoarder has helped with this mess, as she is my resident shopper, and you know…if it is on sale…. Oh well! Now it is up to the POW and OCD Me to pick up the mess for the next post!

Fabulous Crisann gave us the Question of the Week, this week at 2 Peas: What is your one “must have” tool that you cannot scrap without?

Last year, I picked my perfect layers (you can see it here). It is still my #1. However, as a close #2 I picked my Tim Holts tonic paper piercer. The funny thing is that I got this a free gift with purchase about two years ago, and now, I cannot scrap without it!

This tool can pierce through paper for setting brads (and Creative Me is a total brad junkie!) or things with prongs, marking a hole to be set with a crop-a-dile or eyelet. I have used it to clear glue bottle(and Stickle bottle) blockages. I have even used it, as with this card, to hold items in place as I used an embossing gun on small items. In short, it is a great multi-tasker (a la Alton Brown) and it just Rocks!

Also, this week is tools! Here is the new tool bag that Santa brought me! 

Not including your templates, dies and die cutting machine, this week covers that box marked- Other! Most importantly, how do you store those things you use to help you create (and that we have not tackled yet)? Do you have canisters on your desk, a lazy susan (rotating circular device), or boxes. Do you sort by type (all your paper cutters stored together) or by the things that you use the most and least (dust those least items…spring cleaning just came early). Where is that eyelet setter stored? That bind-it-all? Those gianormous xyron machine that you got several Black Fridays ago and haven’t used since you volunteered to laminate things for the PTA?  Do you put Everthing away in boxes?  or hang it on pegboard?  I would love to see your solutions, or you can visit Zen Master Wookiemouse again!

Well, off to start the task of cleaning up!  See you later!


Mary Pat Siehl said...

very cute!

Becky said...

I love the round card!

Jingle said...

Very nice card!

hilde janbroers said...

lovely card!!

Sharla said...

Love the round card, very pretty!

Lisa said...

Lovin' the tool bag! The polka dots are too cute.

Tracy said...

I love your circular card, so pretty.
I like to have most of my stuff behind doors but when you open the doors everything is right at your finger tips. I do like some things out that I use alot.