Saturday, October 26, 2013


Several months ago, I rearranged my stash so that all my specific holiday themed items were stored together in one drawer...stamps, stickers, embellishments, etc.  Now, I just pull out the drawer and everything I have for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. is all together.  It seems to work.  But...I don't know about you...I seem to reorganize the stash every year or so...always improving and looking for better ways to manage the ever-growing collection of "stuff".

The best part of my new system is when I pulled out the Halloween drawer, I found all this stuff I forgot I had!  So I made a card, of course.

The skeleton tag is a two-layer laser-cut freebie I received at a crop.  I added some ghostly bats and glowing orange eyes (which do not  photograph well).  

It's fun and inspirational to discover your lost stash...can't wait to dig further down into that drawer!


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Soft Stone’; Stampin’ Up! ‘Pumpkin Pie’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Portobello Road’ 6x6
Stamps: We R Memory Keepers ‘Tangled Tree’
Inks: SU! craft ‘White’; Distress Ink ‘Black Soot’; Distress Stain ‘Spiced Marmalade’
Embellishments: Skeleton die cut tag (from Scrapaloo, Delton, MI); DCWV tag ‘Halloween’; baker’s twine; ribbon; Stickles ‘Orange Peel’; brads
Tools:  EK Success punch ‘Donut Chain’; Tim Holtz paper distresser; 3M foam tape


  1. great card and love your spooky skeleton. I know what you mean about rediscovering your lost stash ! something always seems to turn up ages after I needed it though !


  2. So cute...and I'm glad you're finally getting organized! lol

  3. Love the card and organization idea. I'm so unorganized that I can't find anything. Thanks for playing at savvy handmade cards.

  4. Hauntingly fun Halloween card! I love the skeleton, bats, and your layout is terrific. Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  5. I absolotely love it! Great tag. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  6. How cool is that laser cut, love it. Thanks for using it in our Trick or Treat challenge at CMM this month.

  7. Awesome skeleton. How nice to have a drawer for each holiday. It sounds like a very efficient way to store things.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  8. Just love your card. He's a cute skelli. Great idea for storing items by season or Holiday. I have my designed papers stored as such but, had not thought of storing other items this way. I may have to try it. Thanks for sharing. Always looking for a better way to organize. Maybe one day I'll find that perfect system and won't change it up every 4 to 5 months....LOL!!!
    Have an awesome Fall and hope your Holidays are full of creativity and fun.
    Stopped by from Alphabet Challenge.
    OhMyScraps~Sandra V.


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