All About SCRAPS! {Including a scrap storage tip!}

Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone! Who am I joking, do I care about the Super Bowl? Yeahhh . . . not so much. I do like the commercials though. So when my sweet hubby is watching the game, he'll call me in when the commercials come on - the only time of the year that I want to watch commercials! He, he!

Lots to do today. I have to take my daughter to the craft store to buy feathers and pipe cleaners for these super cute flamingo Valentine's she wants to make for her class. Then it's back home to work on card submissions. I also need to make cupcake toppers for my daughter's class party this week. So all fun stuff! No complaints here! :)

So you know I've been making lots of scraps cards lately. I must admit, they are some of my favorite ones. I love taking something that is already formed or cut and then piecing together to make a cohesive design. There's something challenging in that for me that I love. And here are a couple more examples.

But what I really wanted to share with you today is how I am now storing and utilizing my scraps! I found this great post by Bestsy Veldman a few weeks back. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. I was at my tipping point with my scraps, and scrap room for that matter. It just wasn't working for me the way it needed to. I read, and saw how she stored her scraps and I knew that it was the perfect solution for me. So I went to Target the next day and picked up a cute filing box, and went to town. I thought there was no way that my scraps were going to all fit, but they did and there's room to spare. I definitely am someone who needs everything categorized/color coded, so that is what I did. I color coded each file in rainbow order, with the creams/whites, browns, kraft, and black at the back. And now, as easy as that, I have a functional place where all my scraps go now as soon as I am done with a project. I have set a rule, that a "scrap" has to be smaller than something that I can make a card base into. So that is what I do. I make a card base with any left overs, and store those in my card base caddy, too. 
My {Scrap File Box}
The best part, it can be closed up, sits on my workspace 
within reach and looks cute!
My {Card Base Caddy}
The best part, I have card bases made at the ready, already sized and 
in a variety of colors. And they were used from scraps!
I have a few more tips I want to share with you in the coming days, along with my before and afters of my scrap space re-org. I am not completely done, so I think I'll just share a few separate tips first, then have a grand finale of my finished space once it's all completed later this week! ;)
In the meantime, enjoy your Sunday, and the Super Bowl, if you plan to watch. Me, I'll be scrapping . . . and watching the commercials! :) Thanks for stopping by today!
{Supply Lists}
Always & Forever
Cardstock (PTI), Patterned Paper (PTI, Lily Bee, October Afternoon), Chipboard (American Crafts), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart). Rub On (CTMH)

XOXO
Cardstock (PTI), Patterned Paper (PTI, Basic Grey), Stamp (CTMH), Ink(CTMH), Rub On (CTMH), Die (Nestabilities, Heart), Staples (Tim Holtz)