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

 

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

Shoppe Newness

I’ve been beavering away in the shoppe this week, and wanted to share some of the highlights, and offer a 20% discount!

Here’s what’s new:

Sweet “Little Golden Book” art journals.

I try to buy the most vintage versions of these books, so a lot of these are from the 50’s. Hence, the “Well loved” look.

Some Granny Chic paper clips.

I try to make the backs of these cute, because of the page turning thing.

I went in a different direction with these art journals. They have a rustic, vintage look to them.

If you want to see more details of all this goodness, pop over to my shoppe by clicking the word shoppe, or the link in my sidebar.

Also, if you find something you can’t live with out, use the coupon code: CUSTOMERLOVE20 at check out and receive 20% off your entire purchase.

See you soon,

~Patty

A Holiday Mini Journal

I’ve been pretty absent from this olde blog for a while now…I’ve been too busy making! Making Christmas gifts, making things for my shoppe, and making plans!

But, I thought I would take a wee break and share something  that I’m pretty happy about…

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My 2015 Holiday mini journal! You see, every year I toss around the idea about whether or not to make a Holiday journal. Sometimes I make one, and sometimes I don’t. This year, it was a yes.

I knew I wanted to go small, so I set about looking through my art room for a likely candidate. I had completely forgotten about this little book, it was literally falling part at the seams!

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It’s probably from the 30’s, the pages are so super delicate! I am going to adhere these pieces to card stock to preserve them before I use them.

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In my book, the Holidays start with Thanksgiving, so what a great way to begin this journal. Luckily, I took a few photos over the weekend to start out. It had snowed, so it was a beautiful drive!

As if I didn’t have enough to do, I decided to work on two list challenges this month. I figured there may be days I don’t do anything Holiday related to journal about, and thought It would be nice to mix things up a bit.

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It had snowed at my daughter’s house and her yard looked gorgeous! This was my grandson’s first thanksgiving, I managed to get one photo of him not moving.

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On the last day of our visit, my daughter and I made Christmas cards. Something that has become a Thanksgiving tradition for us.

That is what I love most about this time of the year, enjoying all the family traditions, old and new! It’s just getting harder to fit them all in to one month!

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I have lots of fun stuff to play with, so I bought this cute box from Michael’s to store it all in. I didn’t decorate it this way, but I sure am inspired by it! It looks like a cross between a Victorian and Mid-Century Christmas to me, I may have to run with it!

I will probably be posting primarily Christmas related posts this month. I have so many plans that that is all I will be doing! So, consider yourself forewarned!

Until next time,

Have a great day,

Talk to you soon,

~Patty