Sunday, July 22, 2012

Brad and Charm Reorganization...COMPLETE

It's been so hot here that doing anything outside is insane so I have been working on getting my brads and charms reorganized. I don't use a whole lot of charms but there are times I like to add them to pages or cards so I do have a few.

I ordered some of the 6 compartment containers from FireMountain Gems and Beads and they were the perfect thing I had been searching for. They were $9.95 for a pack of 10 and that price was cheaper than any other place I could find for what I wanted. Their shipping price is phenomenal as well!

These are almost exactly the same size as the containers the Spare Parts brads come in from Hobby Lobby and that was what I had been searching for. I even searched for pill boxes and found some but they were all about $2-$3 each, which I thought was ridiculous!

Here you can see I have my Basic Grey brads and buttons organized in the containers and have them labeled. This will make it easy for  me to grab my embellies for the paper collection I am using and decide what I want to use. Getting the buttons in there took a bit of work and much like figuring out a jigsaw puzzle but persistence paid off and I was able to get them all in one container. And for those wondering, no that is not all of my Basic Grey embellies...ya'll know I have a craving for anything Basic Grey!

A wonderful crafty friend of mine, Mona, sent me these 5 compartment containers. She was wanting to get rid of them and while they weren't the 6 compartment ones I was looking for they still came in handy for some other things. I have some of my Stampin Up brads in some of them and then various others by theme, in the picture there is beach and sea life.

Since I got my Plaid Essentials Spinner back out I have my brads stored in it so I can have them out on my table and grab them easily. I use brads more than any other embellishment and probably use them on most every project I do. I have most of them labeled so I can see what is in the container without having to lift each one and look at it.

Here is a picture of my Plaid Essential Spinner on my table. I also keep my Cat Eye Chalk Inks, refills as well as Stickles and Liquid Pearls in the spinner.

When not in use I like up the squares and push it flush with my wall where it is out of the way but when I need to look for something it is easy to slide it out spin it around and then return when I am done.

I would like to say thank you to all of my readers who have offered words of encouragement. I feel I am truly blessed with the best readers out there. You guys come here for me, not because I do giveaways, but because you want to see what I am up to and read what is going on in my little corner of the world. Without a doubt I have the most loyal and kind readers in the blogging world!!


  1. Now I'm jealous! I still need to finish mine. But yours looks great!

  2. I recently commented on Everyday Cricut that my favorite thing about my Cricut is the many "friends" it has led me to...and I do consider you one of my online friends! While we will likely never meet, I check in on you daily and become concerned about you when you are silent for a few days....I love hearing your stories and thoughts and rarely (if ever) disagree with your thought process. Which might be a concern for the rest of the world! Thanks for all that you share!

  3. Okie, another great idea. You must be the most organized girl in the world.
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  4. Looks great! Seems like you are in a much better mood/state of mind today :) glad to hear you sound a little more back to normal :) We all love ya!

  5. Looks awesome Okie! I always love coming on here and seeing what you are up to. I love reading anything you write. I'm glad that you are hanging in there and things are looking up for your daughter. Hugs

  6. Love these great organising ideas. I went through mys things yesterday, as I had things here there and everywhere and had forgotten I had some stuff:-) TFS