It’s the hybrid girl, aka Katrina aka kathunt13 here and I am going to talk about moving from traditional scrapbooking to hybrid scrapbooking. I don’t think I will ever go all the way to digital, I just like to play with “stuff” too much! LOL And let’s face it, sometimes Photoshop can stress me out! And working on a computer all day at work makes me want to take a break and get away from screen time.
Recently we decided that I need to get my scrapping/crafting out of the living room and into it’s own space. Yay me!! Our house isn’t big, so this is amazing that i get to do this. I knew if I was going to do a table it needed to include storage. Just for the simple reason that I was going to lose how I was storing (or not storing) my supplies for a table. I googled, pinterested, and browsed Ikea’s website. I found some table ideas, with storage underneath and proceeded from there.
This included purging a LOT of items that I used in traditional scrapbooking. I had to decide what I wanted to keep and what I could live without. Hard, because as a crafter, you know that someday it’s going to be used!
Now, I am going to admit that picture is recent, but it was entirely worse when I went thru things! LOL These discussions come up in the forum occasionally from people that are like me, drawn from traditional to hybrid, or digital people wanting to play a little. Here is how I decided what was useful.
- cardstock-I don’t have every color, but black, white and kraft are a must
- adhesives-you have to hold your project together!
- smaller embellishments-enamel dots, wood veneer, buttons, etc.
- punches-any punch I wasn’t in love with was given away, but I still have a ton of them!
- inks, paints, mists-I went thru and threw out old or things I knew I wouldn’t use or didn’t like when I tried them
- paper collections-I basically kept my favorite(which was one designer) and then anything I had been sent for design team work. Anything else, was out the door.
- stamps-I have a lot and I don’t use them, but I couldn’t get rid of most of them! Plus roomie uses them in her pottery, but I found a different place for them!
- die cutting-I kept my Silhouette (of course) and a manual die cutting machine. I went thru my metal dies and got rid of anything I wasn’t in love with or wasn’t my style. There were a ton!
My storage areas are basically designated and organized for what goes in there. Cardstock got it’s own slot, adhesives their own, traditional scrapping it’s own, digital collections I have printed out, etc. I managed to hit a sale at Michael’s on their baskets at 60% off so I was a happy girl! Here everything is right after I put everything in it’s place. The storage on the “inside” of the table is basically things I don’t use a lot, but if I need them I have them.
We also made the pegboard so that I could have hanging storage for things I readily grab! There are all kinds of instructions for them.
It’s changed some since I took these pictures and I have bought a few more traditional items, but I am not as overwhelmed now! And I have to have a clean table to create! LOL
So if you are thinking of making the move, just think about what you love and would want to use on anything you did hybrid, that will help you decide. And you can also not get rid of it, but hang on to it. If you haven’t touched it in 6-12 months, let it go!!!