Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sympathy Cards and a Tidier Desk

Hi Blogging Beauties,

I hope you are having a nice weekend...
Unfortunately I have had to make a lot of Sympathy cards lately.  Not all for me to send out thank goodness. This first one is my favourite.  It came together with scraps...but you wouldnt think it as it all matched so nicely.

These cards are made with a SU stamp set that is just so easy to make Sympathy cards with.
I pull it out every time because it doesnt involve much thinking and is a quick way of making a card.  I try to keep them pretty simple and I like the nature theme.

I would like to play along with 

 I have been using heaps of my scraps lately.  It all started after sitting next to Annette at the conference and telling her about my messy crafting desk.  I vowed to come home and try and clean it up and so I bought a new document tray and organised all my card and scraps into colours.  Having them in the same drawer means I see the scraps when I go to get some card and I tend to use scraps rather than cutting up new paper.
For such a very basic idea it has been very successful.

Here is a photo of the two sets of document trays.

 When you pull out a drawer you see the scraps on top of the card which encourages you to have a look and see what is available to use.  The more document trays you get the more papers and colours you could hold.  I had to combine some colours because I also included a drawer for clear bags, stickers/rub-ons and images/sentiments that are already printed out.
For me it is much easier to tidy up at the end of a project and that is keeping my desk more tidy and making me want to craft more!

Thanks for stopping by,

Alicia xx
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