Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American friends!! Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October… but I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Today I have a project to share with you! While I had planned on doing a “Thankful” themed project, something happened in my life that I just had to document. That is what I have decided to share with you today.
On June 1st a little boy was born… he was adopted by two amazingly loving and caring parents. When he was 3 days old, he was airlifted to a children’s hospital where he spent the next 5 months and 13 days. It was there that this little boy took his last breath. Though I never had the opportunity to meet this little boy, he impacted my life. This is the project that I chose to share with you today.
I do not share this project with you to make you sad. It actually has helped me to be so much more thankful. Thankful for my 5 children. Thankful for our health. Thankful for the time that I have with them. Thankful for the opportunity to be involved in this little boy’s life by praying daily for him. Life is a journey full of ups and downs. I choose to be thankful for them all, for it is the ups AND the downs that make us who we are.
Whoo… deep stuff!! J
Now, on to some organizing tips, whadda ya say? J
First thing I want to share with you is how I keep my packages of pearls and gems.
I use a binder ring and add MANY packages of pearls to it. Then I attach the ring to my Clip it Up Upper Tier! When I want to use the pearls, I can then take the entire large ring off and take it to the table rather than have to take off each individual package I want to use! I have LOTS of these little packages… and it would take up an entire tier! Maybe I need a Mini for them? Hmmm… ;)
Second tip for you is regarding trims. I know some people have TONS of trims and ribbons. I do not. I don’t have enough to get me one of those gorgeous ribbon organizers! So, I have a ribbon issue… Here’s what I came up with!
I use the divider tabs for ribbon storage! I trim the sides down as shown below, and wrap my ribbon around!
I sometimes use a dot of removable adhesive to stick the trim to the base. Then I use a pin to keep it together after I wrap it! Perfect for my favorite trims that I want to keep right there with me!
Thank you for sticking with me thru this post! I wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Until next time…. Happy Organizing!
Patterned paper and embellishments: Pink Paislee, Alpha’s: American Crafts, Flowers and butterfly: Prima, Chipboard: Magistical Memories, Technique Tuesday, Pearls; Basic Grey, Doily; Dollarama, Chipboard hearts: Doodlebug, pins; Maya Road, Stamp: Inkadinkadoo