Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tools: Evernote for Crafters

Hello Friends!
This is my second post about Evernote. I am having a love affair with this App! It is wonderful for business, family life, and my hobbies. However, this post is strictly about the many ways I have made Evernote work for me in (and out of) my craftroom.

What have I got?
  • Keep inventory of your inks and markers, or anything else. I have a list of the markers and inks that I have in my stash so I can access it on the go. I also have a list of my Cricut cartridges. I also keep track the CTMH inventory I have for sale.
It's a great resource when inspiration hits and you are away from your craftroom.
  • Keep a to-do list of all the project ideas you want to do. Not all my projects are scrapbook related, but they are craft related. So I have a separate folder for my 3D projects, cards, or home decor ideas.
  • Pages you wanna scrap. You can jot down any idea for a title of a page or a kind of page you want to scrapbook. If you keep them all in the same place then you won't have to wonder where you wrote it down.
  • Journaling, quotes, and stories that you know you will otherwise forget. My children's moments are fleeting and there are so many things I want to add to their books. Since, I can access this on my phone I can quickly type in the story or the cute thing they just said.
  • Wish List. If you are anything like me the list is long and extensive. So keep it here and you have it on the go for those last minute shopping trips!
  • Log ideas for blogging topics (if you blog). Inspiration can hit anywhere, this way I can keep track of my ideas in the same location no matter where I am.
Excellent for info you want to clip from the web that isn't a picture (Pinterest):
  • Tips and Techniques. Sometimes you find tips and techniques that are videos or more written word than images. You can clip the URL or the whole page to Evernote for future access. You can also forward an email using your Evernote email address.
  • Keep a list of all products you learn about that you wanna try. I keep this separate from my wish list, because it can be a type of something rather than a specific item. It can also be more detailed with notes, rather than a list of "must haves".
What can you add to this list? Of course I focused only on the uses for crafting and not all the other uses for business and home, which are endless.

My original post, Tools: Secret to Digitally Organize Your Stamps. will show you another great feature and might inspire you to use Evernote in a new way.

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Your comments are always welcome! Please let me know if this has inspired you or if you can add a new item to the list. I would love to know if I am missing an opportunity!

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  1. I love Evernote, too. I've often thought that a shared folder would be useful and fun for book clubs, so maybe it would be equally helpful for a craft circle--a group of friends with a shared interest in scrapbooking, knitting, quilting, etc. What do you think?

    1. That is really a great idea! Thanks for your comment.

  2. I keep hearing about Evernote and I know it would be a great help, just have to get past "I am too busy to look into something new right now".
    Thanks for sharing the idea of putting in blogging ideas, as I currently write them quickly in the Notes app on my iPhone.