I’m a hoarder!

Fall file photos

I am confessing! I’m a hoarder, of files, that is. Like many of you, I can’t resist a free file or a cute file that I might need later! LOL My problem, like many I’ve seen, is how to organize them so I can find them later. Any one else downloaded the same file more than once? I have. Finally figured out how to know what files I have and how to find them easily.
Most designers post a .pdf or .jpeg file with the cutting files. So, I print those out,

Farm Palz file from Scrappy Dew

put them in a photo box along with the CD of those files.




If a file fits in more than 1 category, I can print 2 pictures or cross reference it on the CD.

Thanksgiving divider

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About Barbie469

I am a 3 machine KNK owner. I started with the "Yella Fella" and now own 3 (Groove-e, 24" Maxx and a 15" Maxx). I mainly cut rhinestone designs and vinyl for various projects. I also use it for scrapbooking and cards.

15 thoughts on “I’m a hoarder!

  1. LOL d/l the same file. Haha nah Never….Yeah right. I do it too and the bad thing is I have all my files in folders by designers and still do it. But I have learned in the last little bit to d/l the jpeg and put it with it so I can see real quick if I have the file already.

    Good luck and you are not alone. But I think u know that already..

  2. oh yes…we all know about collecting designs.. i can just see my girls faces when they read my will…lol…

    and to my girls i leave my zing…and most of all i leave you the millions ….of designs i have collected…

  3. I am always looking for ways to file my information. I will now start downloading the jpeg or pdf as well. Good idea.

  4. Thanks for sharing the idea. Now if I can just get all the files to one location! I have some on laptop, other on desktop and still others on the Cloud! LOL!

    • LOL, I finally bought a 1 TB external hard drive and moved all the files to that from my “several” laptops and “several” desktops. Now I can go through them and organize those am also converting as I go to MTC, KNK and SCAL. Then I can cut from any of my cutters.
      Good luck!

  5. I so agree, Barbie. To craft is to hoard. Now I just hope my family NEVER has to put me on the hoarding show as that would be too much. 🙂

  6. Can you have too many files?! I don’t think so. I am trying to find a good way to keep track of the files I have–so I don’t get more files than I need (like that could happen!).
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. Has anyone organized themselves using a “digital scrapbook” kind of thing? I don’t really want to store all those pages.

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  9. Even after getting an external drive that will connect to my computers, I still can’t seem to get them together. I have lots of duplicated plus I have upgraded two of my computers and am still trying to get them back in order. Never seems to be enough time to get everything done. Craft or organize, craft or organize? Craft usually wins out!

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