I took the photos in this post on my phone some time ago, so please forgive the quality. My supplies aren't quite so neat now that I am in the middle of catch up stage, so I don't want to take new ones.
I use one 12x12 plastic scrapbook storage container to store all my Project Life supplies and I keep it under my bed with the album on top. I tend to scrap on the go, so it can go with me easily. On the go means in front of whichever tv my family is in front of at that time. I wish it meant something more exciting!
I first picked a color scheme for my PL pages to keep it more simple and to give it a "flow". I use all yellows, teals/blues, and corals/reds/pinks. Anything from those three color families is allowed with a little black and white thrown in. I went through all my supplies and pulled things out in those colors that I wanted to use. Then I add whatever comes in my Studio Calico kits each month to this bin that is in the right colors/theme. That way I always have some updated products in it.
Next, I cut up sticker sheets and full size papers and borders off papers and everything else I needed so the pieces could all fit in my one bin. Here is a picture of it closed just so you can see it actually DOES close!
Here it is open with everything in it. You can't tell, but there are two layers - both of the little bins (stacked) and of everything else. So next, I'll show you the two layers and what I store in each.
On the very bottom of the bin, I have a few sheets of 12x12 papers and stickers. Not many because I cut up most ahead of time so they are ready to go into PL. But there are a few I prefer to keep intact.
Next, I have a few packages of larger letter stickers such as Thickers and a few 12x6 sticker sheets. Again, just a few that match my color scheme to keep the bulk down (and the choices easier).
Next, I have a stack of the borders cut off the edges of patterned paper and sticker borders. They are all cut to a 12" or 6" length and ready to use. Then I have some cut and prepackaged embellishments and letter stickers. I also have a row of washi tapes.
On top of that layer, I have three small bins for embellishments. I precut these items off sticker sheets or patterned papers. They are all ready to go and use as is. I mostly use flat items as I don't want my PL to be too thick, but I do have a few select not too bulky items in one of these bins. And of course I have some sequins - love sequins!
The last layer is one more set of three small bins with more cut out embellishments, tags, stickers, etc... by color. These fit into the top of the other three bins.
The last thing I have in there on the top left of the last photo is a baggie of three things: quotes I have made for PL, photos that are printed, and notecards (just standard 4x6 ones) I keep on each week. At the beginning of each week, I draw out a sketch of which page protectors I am using and then a spot for each day of the week. As the week progresses, I add notes to each day and then I write in the sketch which pictures will go where. When the week is over, I just have to print the pictures to fit in the spots for that sketch.
Here is a picture of some of the quotes I have drawn for my PL.
I hesitated to start PL at the beginning of the year because I thought of it as an overwhelming task that I couldn't keep up with. But I have found that if you are very organized ahead of time and have everything ready to go, the spreads are very easy to do. The key is to have your products ready (and not too many choices) and to have your notes written down about what you did. The rest is the fun part. I hope you are all enjoying PL as much as I am!!! If you have any tips that work for you, please leave them in the comment section as I am still new at this and learning! suzy