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How do you organize?

Digiscrappers (or paper scrappers alike) - how do you organize everything? I'm finding that I have SOOOO much stuff now I have no idea what I even have to use.

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I know what you mean! Everything of mine is organized by Tools, Stickers, Embellishments, Ribbon, Paper, etc, but still have too much that I miss some things. HAHA! Sorry no help here!

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for digital I store it in folders by designer and then use picasa and label each individual thing in there by paper, ribbon, alphabet, layover, stitching etc. So I can just type in one of those and it will bring up every piece of paper or every stitching piece.
It works for me and since its all in a folder by designer its easy to give credit.

for paper I just have sterilite drawers and put them in there according to tool. Then I label the drawers.

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I'm in the middle of a mess myself -- about 28 Gig worth! LOL

I started DLing before really having a system in place. So now I'm trying to put it into some sort of order. I don't worry about keeping things as kits b/c I take pieces and parts from everything to mix/match.

I'm still trying to figure out how to organize my papers. I'll probably will end up with solids (by color), textures, stripes, plaids, etc. But my elements are all broken down into frames, flowers, fasteners, buttons, etc. When I break down a kit I make sure to rename all the files with the designers name and kit name (select all and rename). That way if I want a flower that matches a button, I can go into the flowers folder and find the same named files.

HTH.

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Yep, I had the problem of starting downloading without a system in place. After a year, I just have so much that there is no way I want to go back and reorganize. I generally use kits to make pages rather than piecemeal so that is how my files are organized - by kit.

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Well my solid paper is broken down into colors, then I have a folder for plaid, a folder for patterned, and a folder for "babyish" papers. My stickers have no rhyme or reason. Simply stated, I have too many

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What organization?

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"Missfcsjes" wrote:

What organization?

That's exactly what I was thinking!

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I don't digi scrap but as far as paper scraping...I don't.

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"auret" wrote:

I'm still trying to figure out how to organize my papers. I'll probably will end up with solids (by color), textures, stripes, plaids, etc. But my elements are all broken down into frames, flowers, fasteners, buttons, etc. When I break down a kit I make sure to rename all the files with the designers name and kit name (select all and rename). That way if I want a flower that matches a button, I can go into the flowers folder and find the same named files.

HTH.

I never thought of doing it like that, that's something to keep in mind!

"mommys" wrote:

Yep, I had the problem of starting downloading without a system in place. After a year, I just have so much that there is no way I want to go back and reorganize. I generally use kits to make pages rather than piecemeal so that is how my files are organized - by kit.

I didn't start organizing anything til I had been doing it over a year as well. I used to organize by theme, then changed to type of stuff (flowers, kits, alphas, etc.)

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for digital I store it in folders by designer and then use picasa and label each individual thing in there by paper, ribbon, alphabet, layover, stitching etc. So I can just type in one of those and it will bring up every piece of paper or every stitching piece.
It works for me and since its all in a folder by designer its easy to give credit.

Do you have the new Picasa? I can't figure out how to label things in that, if you can do it to more than one element at a time? And how do you stop it from organizing things by date?? I need a Picasa tutorial, I think it could work really well, but I don't know how to use it I guess.

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Ok, so my system is a bit different - I have things organized by type - ie Alpha, Element packs, Kits, etc. I label the kit or element pack name with the name of the kit - designer name, so I just have to copy and paste for doing credits. I also put F if it was a Freebie so if down the road I don't think I'll ever use it again I know I can delete it because I didn't spend any money on it.

I guess I'm just looking for a better way to find things when I need them.