Saturday, July 24, 2010

Here’s What I’ve Been Up To…

I have been having a fun time taking old hardcover books and making organizers from scraps.  They can be used for just about anything…photos, mail, coupons, recipes etc.  I have been making them for everyone.  They are really fun and go very quickly.  Please enjoy the photos!


Here is a look at one I made as a birthday gift for a friend.  For this one, I covered the inside cover with paper and then hand cut the flowers from another piece of scrapbook paper and glued those down:

Desk Organizer Marge 1

Here is the same book as a close up:

Desk Organizer Marge 2


Here is a photo of one my hubby keeps on his desk.  For this one, I just used paper to cover the inside covers:

Desk Organizer Mister 1

Here is another view, as you can see he is already using it for his coupons for McDonalds:

Desk Organizer Mister 2

Just fold the pages in half and decorate the inside of covers.  The book will always stay open, so there is no need to decorate the outside covers. 


  1. What a fun and decorative idea, love it! Wondered where you have been lately.
    Hugz sweetie!

  2. Great idea. Looks great and is practical too. Thanks

  3. That is such a cool idea. They could be used for so many different things. I love it!

  4. I like this idea. Perhaps I will try one today and let you know how it goes.

  5. Wonderful piece of art!
    thanks for sharing,
    Happy creating,

  6. THAT is sooo stinkin' cooool!! Love that idea!!! Thanks for sharing. I love your blog...

    xoxo a queen bee fan, Rena

  7. Queen Bee! I LOVE the new look of your blog--it's amazing! I also had to have a peek at your studio space. It's glorious! My daughter (The Little White Attic) and I have a theory that scrapbookers maintain the neatest spaces. Your's proves that. Even in my space at its absolutely chaotic worst the scrapbook stuff was mostly organized. Come by and see me. And can I just say..."You've come a long way, Baby!"

  8. You're so clever, Deb! What a great idea!

  9. Queen Bee, this is a wonderful idea! I have lots of old textbooks that would make delightful organizers for my kith and kin for Christmas. Thanks for sharing. I don't see you in the challenges now. I hope you are doing well.


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