Most creative types have some way of storing ideas and inspiration, be it digital or a good old fashioned sketch book (you know, the kind with actual paper in them). I have a small, hardcover, black sketchbook filled with inspiration. I love my little black book of ideas. I really do, but the thing is - so many of the ideas have gone unused because, well, it just doesn't work for my overly organized self! Those of you who know me...stop laughing. Seriously. Stop.
Since I organize much of my crafting supplies by theme I thought it might work much better to organize my ideas by theme also. Yeah, I know - of course it would! Well, I decided to take it even further and keep a little sketchbook in each of my themed product drawers with the themed products themselves, which means I'll need something like 15 to 20 sketchbooks. Now purchasing 15 to 20 sketchbooks? ...not a budget friendly idea. So here is what I came up with.
Blank note cards + clip rings = inexpensive mini sketchbooks!
I even printed a cover with a digital label for the front of each book. I made my own label in PSE but there are lots of cute digital labels online or you could use a sticker instead.
You ready for it?
Okay, here it is...
I keep these little blank index cards in my purse, tote bag, on my bedside table, next to my favorite magazine reading spot, etc. I always have some close by so I can quickly sketch out an idea and then later add it to the correct themed book. Stellar!
Okay, I've given you enough reasons to laugh at my over organization today. I would love to hear how you organize your own ideas and inspiration - let me know in the comments.
Happy idea collecting!
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