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Old 09-06-2004, 06:33 AM   #1
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I am working on a card stock catalog and realized that samples I've seen combine all of the color families into a sort of rainbow. It got me to wondering how most people store their supplies. My card stock is stored in trays based on a "rainbow" or the general color - all pinks together, all reds together.... but I store all of my ink pads and pens based on color family - BB,SS,RR,EE.

Do any of you have preferences?

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Old 09-06-2004, 06:45 AM   #2
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I store all of my papers and inks by color family..
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I store all of inks and c/s by family. It's easier for me to go by the family. I do however keep all my scraps in hanging files. I have one for each color. I use to keep each color in gallon size zip lock baggies. But found that I spent way too much time looking through all the bags for the one I needed. So now I just have them all in the hanging files by family colors.
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Card stock and pads by family.
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Card stock by color group, pads in alph order (I know, kind of anal, but I think of them by color name, and then I can locate the pad I want easily).
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I do both by color families. I have them in a file cabinet and stored in their own file.
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I do both cardstock and ink by color group (all reds, all pinks, etc.) - as you said - rainbow.
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ABC order for cardstock
Pads used to be by family, but I have had people stamp with me and they're not in order right now, they're kind of hodgepodgey.
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Old 09-06-2004, 07:56 AM   #10
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I store papers by color family...and ink pads too....I keep the scraps in an acrylic frame....took the cardboard out of the back..turn upside down...and put the scrappies in there...like having a tray....and place it in the slot where my papers are..I will always check if I have scraps..before using a full size sheet. Got the idea from an upline...(and no..I do not have 48 acrylic frames yet....only the mostly used colors..
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ink pads are stored by color, all the greens together, etc. cardstock is filed by color family (bb, ee, etc). i don't know why i think of them differently.

sometimes i color in the stamped image and then match it w/ cardstock, sometimes i choose cardstock first and then use matching ink. it just depends.
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:38 AM   #12
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I store them both by color family. I have a literature organizer (24 compartments) and put 2 colors in each. Then I can see what I have a a glance. My stampads are in a lazy susan type holder I got at a stamp convention.
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I do mine by SU color family.
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I'm a pretty sad case. I store all my items by 1. color family 2. alphabetical within color family and 3. color families alphabetized eg. Bold brights, Earth elements, Rich regals, Soft subtles.
Sad, sad, sad.
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I store my paper exactly the way they have them in the catalog. That way if I have a problem with a color, especially the pinks, and the color changes we have had in the past, I can double check the catalog and go straight too it! Ink pads are just where-ever right now until my new holder comes in!

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I'm a pretty sad case. I store all my items by 1. color family 2. alphabetical within color family and 3. color families alphabetized eg. Bold brights, Earth elements, Rich regals, Soft subtles.
Sad, sad, sad.
Well, I guess I'm sad too, Charisma!
That's me exactly.
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Ok, Charisma and Debbie....The men in white suits have been called...please go with them quietly. They charge more if ya put up a fight.

Ok, now after the men in white suits have come to take the above mention ppl away, it will be up to us to "reorganize" their supplies! BAWWAAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAA

I store mine a much saner way...in color groups with scraps in gallon zippes by color family. Stamp pads are in no particular order.
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I store my paper in families in file folders. The file folders are different colors for different families. My inks, markers, reinkers are by family too, but all in a storage spinner thingy that I got from www.suink.net. I got the one that holds 60 ink pads & love it! I do have all the reg sized pads yet, so the extra slots have my spectrum, stazon, versamark & craft pads in them. I keep all my scraps in a plastic shoe box thingy & look in there before I start anything. Take a bit longer since they're all mixed together, but it works for me.
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Both CS and pads are alphabetical. (Even my cds and books are alphabetical. Long ago, spices were, too!)

My logic is this... I know all the colors. I rarely concern myself with the color families. I use whatever colors strike me at the moment. The convenience for me is that anyone who is visiting and may not be very familiar with SU products can find something when I say, "Try using Ruby Red..." They know they can find it alphabetically, instead of me trying to explain color families, etc.
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I'm a pretty sad case. I store all my items by 1. color family 2. alphabetical within color family and 3. color families alphabetized eg. Bold brights, Earth elements, Rich regals, Soft subtles.
Sad, sad, sad.
Now that's what I call organized! I'm brand new to stamping and don't have enough of anything one thing to be this organized. However, once I do.... I like your style! All my CD's are organized by music category and alphabetized within each category. And yes, the categories are in alphabetical order! My husband just laughs..... But guess who usually knows where things are?
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I dithered over this subject myself, and finally decided that most of the time I look for paper by the name, so I have them in alphabetical order. Just finished putting together some of those Target wire cubes to make a nice, inexpensive sorter. I think I may get another box because I want room to store all the specialty papers as well...

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Well ........ since I was introduced to colour-drapping (winter, summer, spring, fall) about a year after it came out, and since SU!'s colours are more or less along that line, and since I'm a visual learner I'd say SU! COLOUR FAMILIES ALL THE WAY.
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I have one of those huge literature sorters that the stamp stores generally use. I have all my paper alphabetized and then at the end I have my whites and specialty papers.

My ink pads are stored in the wall holder that cdjdesigns.com sell.

I have them sorted by family and then alphabetized within their families.


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I have hanging file folders for my 8 1/2 x 11---in alph order and a great paper file caddy for 12x12. I use SU's ink caddy for the rest.

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I'm a pretty sad case. I store all my items by 1. color family 2. alphabetical within color family and 3. color families alphabetized eg. Bold brights, Earth elements, Rich regals, Soft subtles.
Sad, sad, sad.
Charisma,

Too funny. I store mine the exact same way...which happens to be the way that they're listed in the SU catalog!

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