Thursday, January 15, 2009

Shopping Organizer

Happy Thursday!
I have a fun little project to share today. But first a little bit of background...I know, I just want to see and hear about the good stuff! LOL.

I was at a MOPS meeting a month or so ago and our topic was about saving money, smart shopping and coupon clipping. That type of stuff. We had a gal come and share her secrets to shopping with coupons, getting deals, etc. Well, the gals at my table got to talking about this and one shared a little shopping organizer she'd picked up at the local office supply store. It had pockets for reciepts and coupons. But it wasn't CUTE. You know it lacked some personality!

Anyway, we got to talking and I was looking at it and thought "Hey! I can make one of those!" *Lightbulb Moment* And I've got everything I need to make it too! Bonus! LOL. So we got to talking about it at our table and one of my friends said she'd get one from me if I made it. So here it it! Gina, if you're reading this, I'm sorry this is so late.

She likes brown and green, so I chose the papers with that in mind. I had a lot of fun putting this together. A little measuring here and there and wha-laa!

The most tedious part was putting the whole thing together with my Bind-it-All. I had to pull out my instruction booklet and make sure I had everything in the right order. Punching the holes threw me for a loop. I need to work on that some more and figure out some tips and tricks. I know there has to be a better way than what I was doing. Especially considering I was going with the good ole' "eyeball it" trick.

If anyone has any tips for the Bind-it-All....please share!


Curlyqfun said...

Ohhhh my gravy!!! I LOVE It!!!
You did amazing and I can't wait to hold that thing in my grubby hands on Tuesday.
Just so ya know, I do check out your blog - don't you worry!

ps I am no help with the binding thing since I don't own one. But good luck!

LeAnne said...

You are SO talented Alana!!!! And you truly captured Gina when making it - it 'looks' like her!

Love you both!!

Lori said...

What a great project--pretty and useful all at the same time!

AnnMarie said...

This is sooooooooo cool! You did a great job and it matches the background of your blog perfectly! Really nice job, Alana!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Savitri said...

This is very cool! It looks great!!!

Catherine said...

This is sooooo gorgeous! What a great project!!!
Will you be making these for your craft shows? I think they'd sell like hotcakes!

Crissy said...

What a great organizer!

Let me know if you get any tricks on the bia, I did a card organizer last night and was using words not usually in my vocabulary because I couldn't get it lined up the way I wanted!