Monday, June 13, 2005
This is my organizing accomplishment for the day. These are Wilson Jones binders that I got at Walmart, 3" D rings and "non-lift" view covers. They are a little bit matte looking vs the older shiny kind. They are $8+ but were worth it, they hold a lot and open with one finger with a lever at the bottom. The rings stay together. This was a problem on my older binders. I didn't buy them because they were view binders. I bought them because they were a good value for the type of binder they are. Man have they gone up in price over the years! Anyway, I have been working on sorting through my patterns and organizing them and putting them under dividers and while I was doing that I got the idea of using my scrapbooking paper to decorate them. I cut a 12x12 piece to fit the front cover so that when it is flat it looks really beautiful. There is about a 3" strip on the spine, so if you were going to buy you would need 2 12x12 sheets of paper for each (or if you used all the same paper one sheet would do 4 spine pieces). When I was making them I thought about my Grandma Holly who would have been 99 three days ago had she lived. She would have heartily approved and called me a "Smart Cookie"! Anyway, In word I made a 3 column page and used Lucida Calligraphy in bold and I typed the topics that I put on the dividers which are inside. I placed that on the outside so that I would know which binder to get when I was looking. I wanted to share this idea in case it helped anyone.