Thursday, June 4, 2009

Another little Buzzing from Studio Bee

As I have been setting things up for teaching and working more efficiently, I have been looking at all sorts of ways to organize my stash of paper, stamps, images, pens, and RIBBONS....well, this is a FUN, very simple, and extremely inexpensive way to take care of those colorful little necessities that we love so much....



Well,.....maybe I do have more of an issue with this than most people....... anyway......



This is my version of the high-dollar units that are advertised some places. Oh, so simple, and with a cafe' rod, I can just add as many as I need (which will be a LOT!!!)



As you can see, you can add quite a few paper clips (ribbon clips) on each ring, making it easy to organize colors. I decided to use the ROY G. BIV rainbow style, with black on one end, and brown on the other. So far this is working well. I put white in the center, as it helps keep it nice and light.


I still have a lot of ribbons to add, but there is plenty of room left. I'm sorry it was dark outside, so you didn't get to appreciate how pretty the colors are with the sun shining through, even though there is an awning outside to protect them from the direct sun. I can push them aside if I want to have the open window feeling.

I have had my first classes here now, and this works really well. The ribbons are easy to see. It is easy to lay one across the paper to check the color and pattern, or keep trying several to find just the right ribbon, without having to search through drawers, racks, jars, or whatever method might not be working for you!

I hope you find this to be helpful, and I'll be back soon with another tip from Studio Bee.

Happy Scrapping.....
BettyBee

12 comments:

Regina said...

what a clever idea!
Regina*

Barbie and Craig said...

Mom, that looks great! It's adorable, and so functional! You're a genius :)

Beth said...

what an awesome little gadget you have there Betty for your ribbons I could definitely do this one and so inexpensive

soccerboyzmom said...

What a wonderful idea and so colorful and inspirational.

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Awesome idea!

Cheryl said...

Betty this is perfect!

Christina said...

thanks for showing us this awesome idea. and soooo much more economical!

lisa808 said...

Neat idea.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I saw this on Crafty Storage. What a fabulous idea!

Whimsical Scraps and Bugs Design Team said...

this is the most fabulous idea!! i just love it and can't wait to use it in my own room! thanks so much for sharing it with us all!! hugs!

Babydoll said...

Wow!! This was really a great idea and it looks great. :)

Sue said...

I found your blog via another blog.

What a fabby idea.

Looking forward to popping in and seeing what else you are up too.