Struggling with Another Sympathy Card part 2

5 03 2017

This is the follow up from my last post. Usually, sympathy cards aren’t that hard for me, unless they’re for family. Then I stress and hope it’s good enough. I did have a card, but it didn’t feel right. So I went back for another try. I’m much happier with this card, and it’s nothing like the first one. I have ideas to make the first one better, but it still wasn’t the right card. Maybe it will be the right card for someone else, though πŸ™‚

I hope my aunt and her family feel peace at this time.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hug your families tight and remember, everyday with them is a blessing.

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When Paper is Useful

2 03 2017

Useful is great. Useful AND pretty is awesome πŸ˜‰

I’ve been using this craft storage bin by Art Bin to hold my markers. I added the marker holder inserts to help keep things organized. Unfortunately, I wasn’t really happy with it. There was too much wasted space and the holder kept coming out. I’ve had to resort my markers way too many times.

So then I went with the “whatever” system of sorting my markers which was really no sorting at all, which was great, until I needed to find certain colors.

This led me to adding in the dividers the box came with and dividing markers by color, but just letting the markers hang out. This created a lot more usable space, but still, I wasn’t as happy with it as I wanted to be.

Finally, I used my Silhouette Cameo and made these boxes, you can buy the fileΒ here if you’re interested. The boxes work so well, because they were designed just for this reason πŸ™‚Β  I used cardstock with double -sided designs so they looked pretty inside and out πŸ™‚

Each compartment holds 6 markers. Each box has 2 compartments. I’ve grouped my markers by color and now, I can reach in and pull out the box of colors I need at that moment to color. When I’m done, the box goes back in and I move on. So far, I REALLY like this set up. It’s organized, user friendly, and has created so much more usable space. The $0.99 I spent on the file was totally worth it πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

XOXO