My “Reset Girl Collections” Organization

I think that organizing has become my hobby. Truth be told, I find certain items irresistible when out “a-thriftin’. And one of them is vintage suitcases.

I found this white Samsonite beauty at the Goodwill for …are you ready?…$3.99! Luckily for me, they don’t consider the “60”s vintage, or this would have ended up in their online store. Score!

(And the fact that I am not considered “Vintage” having been born in the “60”s makes me pretty happy too!)

I think it was Cori’s “Paper Punch Buffet” idea that gave me the inspiration that this would be the ideal organizer for each month’s collection. This little tray is the perfect organizer for all my fussy cuts and punchables. All my girls fit beautifully in that front area, Love!

This month’s Collection is titled “Homemade”, and I absolutely LOVE it! The colors are perfect, a few fall colors excellently combined with pastels. A wonderful rest for the eye with all the earthy tones surrounding us this season!

A few of the items I keep in there at all times: paper pieces, washi tape, sticker paper, Reset Girl tissue paper (when Cori sent her orders in boxes), and my sweet little TRG Camp Reset pouch with a selection of doilies.

Everything fits in there just beautifully! I’m careful with what I put in the pockets because the elastic is a bit old.

There’s even enough room for journals!

Since my husband and I have purchased a little vacation/retirement home, we travel back and forth quite a bit, so I am definitely getting a lot of use from my vintage train cases.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek into this month’s collection! Here is a coupon for 80% off any regularly priced digital item in TheResetGirl shop

As always,

Thank You so much for stopping by,

Have a great week,

~Patty

Listers Gotta List: Days 5 thru 13

It’s been a long time since I’ve used an ephemera collection, so I had forgotten how much fun it is, and convenient!

We are almost halfway through October’s “Listers Gotta List” challenge, and halfway into the month…where did it go!? I’m using “TheResetGirl’s” October collection “Little Things” throughout this challenge.

Days 5 & 6: I didn’t share much about this little insert before I started working in it. It’s made from 14 pieces of various colored card stock 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, stapled down the middle, folded in half,  then trimmed to a standard size insert, approx.  4 1/4″ x 8 1/4″.

Days 7 & 8: Playing around with the embellishments like these tags are one of my favorite pastimes. As you can see, I’ve been getting the ink stamps out again.

Days 9 & 10: Some lists are easier than others. I take a lot of road trips now, so day 9 was pretty easy.  I could have used more room for day 10, housework and organizing have been on my mind a lot lately.

Days 11, 12, & 13: Because I didn’t plan out the number of pages in this insert very well, I’m having to bunch three days onto a few of the pages. It worked out though, I knew that flower would come in handy, I don’t shop at dollar stores much.

Well, that’s the latest around here. It’s great to have the ListersGottaList challenge back again! If you are interested in any of the above, please follow the links I provided and have a look-see!

As always, thank you for stopping by,

Have a great week,

~Patty

 

Keepsake Journal: April

My memory keeping for April went a little awry! Somehow I deleted most of my photos, and lost the ephemera. Due to the frustration of it all, I’m behind…again!

But, I’ve decided to soldier on and make the best with what I have because my little organizer is busting at the seams with the next few month’s goodies.

This is a page spread I made with the brochure from a winery we visited…and club we joined 🙂 It was my birthday, and my daughter gifted me with a weekend in one of our favorite wine producing spots, Lake Chelan. We shopped, we ate, we talked, we drank copious amounts of wine. Girl’s weekends are the best!

This is the only photo that survived (don’t ask…I have no idea what happened!) The background piece is from a bag some lovely wine came in, I still have the bottle, it was a gift from my daughter. I decided to use a few “scrapbooking” tricks to give my lonely little photo some interest, which I have to say was pretty fun. I’ll be binge watching scrapbooking videos on YouTube soon!

So, since there isn’t much ephemera to work with, I decided to go all out with journaling while I still have the memories. I’m on the road right now, so I’m making due with what I packed. Luckily, I always pack lots of tags!

I attached the tags to vintage milk cap by pulling the strings through the hole, then stapled it to the page with my Tim Holtz “Tiny Attacher”.

Like I said earlier, my little memory keeper is bulging at the seams, so I’ll be getting May started ASAP. There’s a lot going on right now, so it would be great to get caught up, especially with the Holidays looming!

Hope you enjoyed “short and sweet” April,

Thanks for popping in,

Have a great week,

~Patty

Surprising News!

I’m happy to announce that I have been chosen, along with these lovely ladies, to be on The Reset Girl’s Creative Team!

I’m writing this on my iPad, so I’ll have to keep it short and sweet, but hit the link above to her shop and check out her latest digital papercrafting line “Little Things”. It’s very “Autumnal” (Oooo, a new word for me😊)

Over the next few months I will be sharing projects, products, and coupon codes. I hope you will enjoy this journey with me!

As always, thank you for stopping in,

Have a wonderful week,

~Patty

My Latest Journal Addition…and coming clean

Over the past few months I have been adding black and white embellishments to my pages to give them a little structure, a little color can go a long way, and I find that pops of black gives the eye a place to rest. But it occurred to me this morning that I may be giving the wrong impression when I share my pages on social media.

Namely, that I can draw! …I Can’t!

Of course there are those lucky people out there that because sketching and drawing is like breathing will say ‘I just need to try harder’, but it’s really a matter of too much self criticism on my part. Oh, the Angst!

 And when there are super talented people out there creating beautiful illustrations, I say why not support them! This is a printable from Illustrated Faith’s “Print & Pray Shop“. All I did was put my printer on ‘Black and White’ and print it up on clear sticker paper. Easy peasy!

The other thing I need to come clean about is the fact that I don’t know how to do script writing, or any other decorative writing for that matter. If you look closely, you can see the sticker paper, so I fussy cut as much as I can to minimize the “taped” look.

 I made a few sheets of these by googling “positive words” and writing them in ‘Word’ with fonts I really liked, then printed them up on Avery 8665 clear sticker paper.

I have about 30 of these words to choose from in my arsenal now. Another benefit of having these words printed out is that I can move the word around the page to see where it will work the best before committing to where it will land. I’m not always very good at judging how big or small my writing should be to fit on the page or around an image.

It’s fun to choose a word that captures my feelings at the time I’m working on a page. Not quite journaling, but sometimes one word is sufficient.

So there you have it, I’ve come clean!

I put a few links in there to help you find a couple of my sources, I don’t get paid, just thought they’d help.

Gotta go now…lots to do!

Thank you for stopping in,

Have a great weekend,

~Patty