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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 19, 2009

Pink Saturday and Manilla folders?

Welcome to another Pink Saturday!

Today is a great day, it's Pink Saturday that Beverly has made famous. Be sure to check out her sweet bloghttp://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ , she has a list of wonderful ladies joining in on the fun, and you are welcome to join in every Saturday if you would like, just let her know. She is the wonderful hostess of all this fun, she has put alot of work and organization into this and it has become very SUCCESSFUL! I wanted to repost this! I recovered manilla file folders with

scrapbook paper...using only a glue stick. I did this months ago and they are still holding up quite well. After I glued the paper on I trimmed the excess with scissors so it ended up having a clean edge. I have done summer colors, fall colors for fall recipes and ideas,
and then Christmas colors for memories, Christmas cards and crafts, etc. It was quick and fun and I love the end result!

I bet there are many people like me who do not enjoy using manilla folders but have to. I decided if I was going to file (which is my LEAST favorite job) I would at least make the files look pretty. It took an hour to do about 20 but the results are so worth it, I love it. When I file I look at them and think "wow I like that!"

It is always nice to be organized but I like it to at least look 'pretty' organized!

Blessings, Debbie

"For you formed my inward parts; my frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, you saw me and in Your book you wrote about me and designed my days for me." Psalm 139:13-16


Lochlanina said...

What a Great idea! I may copy you -- you know, when I get some "spare" time. ;-)
Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Debbie.

I am in love with your folders. I just might have to have some of those for myself. I better get busy.

simple~needs said...

i love the new folders!! great idea!!!
thanks for commenting on my blog! who needs slimfast when you have cheez whiz and strawberry pizza??!!
teehee :)
have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE your folders! If I did that, then maybe I would actually file stuff in the right spots! Your sewing room looks wonderful! I, too, love power tools. When I was about 29 I asked for a scroll saw for Christmas---it was a cheap little Sears number, but I wore that puppy out cutting little wood things to paint! I agree with your hubby, a church pianist should not be allowed near a power saw! Happy PSat! dana

Dawn said...

Now aren't you very crafty to do that with your folders. I would have thought you bought them that way. Hmmm, I may have to try that. I have boxes and boxes of papers to file. I hate doing that job.

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

Glennis said...

Wow, that would surely make filing more enjoyable! What a great idea! Thanks you for showing us!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love folders and yours are awesome!

~ Gabriela ~

Tracy said...

Hi, Debbie! So nice to meet you and see your pretty, creative space here...I LOVE these folders! I enjoy practical things and storage options that are pretty too. Happy Pink Saturday :o)

Abuela Beauty said...

Hola Debbie!!
Very cute folders!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!
Besitos from Argentina!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Debbie, They are so pretty. I didn't make mine like you did but I recently bought some pretty pink ones with roses on them. ~ Lynn
P.S. I like power tools too :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Debbie, what a neat and creative idea! These folders look great! :)

Have a great weekend!
Hugs, RHonda

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great idea and I hope you don't mind it if I use that idea myself.
How great to live in the country yet, be close enough to the city. I am a city girl, born and bred, but my heart longs for the country...perhaps one day.

That Crazy Ajumma said...

What a neat ideal for folders!
If all my folders in the filing cabinet looked like that,I may be more enticed to file thing than to pile them up lol.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Hi! What beautiful folders! I haven't seen any like these. Thanks for coming to see me and my plate rims. I'm like you and have a couple china cabinets and a couple buffets. I can always find a place for just one more plate, well, maybe just one more set of dishes!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gone said...

Hi Debbie...

Love the PINK file folders. They're great!!

Thanks for stopping by today and leaving me such a nice comment on the song by Hillsong. I love their songs, too...especially signed, it just brings them to life!


Anonymous said...


Thank you for sharing your creation!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

thanks for coming to my page and I love your folders.. a new way to spice up your home office files!.. I think I could use this idea on my folder, if you don't mind.. :-)

thank you for sharing.. have a pink nite!


How smart and creative. I bet you could sell these for a pretty penny. :o)

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a glorious range of pinks! And I am a folder addict! What a wonderful idea for some variation!

Mya said...

How wonderful. Thanks for the great idea. I'm still not so sure I would want to file anything.
Happy Pink!

Donna Lynn said...

These are just lovely, I throw all of my paperwork into a big linen lined square basket on the floor of my closet, maybe you will convert me to a better way...:)

Hope your having a blessed Sunday on your farm!
Donna Lynn

The Berry's Patch said...

Wow Debbie those are too cute! I don't know why they don't make nicer folders like this. I hate filing too.

Brandee :-)

Katy said...

What a great idea!!! They look awesome! I love them! :)

Kelli said...

What a wonderful idea! Your folders are so pretty!

BittersweetPunkin said...

The folders are very pretty...much nicer than the plain manilla ones! Thanks for popping over to see me and for your sweet comment! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Debbie, I love all your folders! They are adorable. I just might have to get some for myself! What a great idea!
love, Ann

Anonymous said...

They are fabulous...well done!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I have been searching all over some pretty manilla folders. I wanted pink to go with my office. Well who would have thought to make my own. YOU!

Thanks! I'll be hitting up the scrapbooking stores soon to get some pretty paper.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a wonderful way to use those folders & how pretty they look now!! Did you teastain the edges? They look aged ~ I LOVE THEM!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Margie said...

Wow! What a clever *pink* idea! I just might have to take the time to do this myself!

Regina said...

Nice idea. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Bunny said...

Very clever and Oh so pretty. Happy PS

♥Mimi♥ said...

Oh, my gosh that is just wonderful. It's always so darned nice to travel from blog to blog, like a beautiful magazine, and the color of my passion at every turn.

Thanks so much for sharing today. Now that the flowers are fading, Pink Saturday will need to provide step up to the plate and provide for us the blossoms of our mind's eye.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with sunshine and surrounded by love.

Mary Bergfeld said...

This really is a wonderful idea and the finished folders are a delight. I hope you are in the pink and having a wonderful day.

Lori Lynn said...

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Anonymous said...

This is a great project! I might just make some of these for Mother's Day gifts for my classroom. Wouldn't that be fun! As usual, a very pretty and useful craft!

Suzy said...

What a cute idea. I've bought some "pretty" ones before, but making your own would be so much cheaper and more personal!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Debbie!
I so love this idea with the folders. I am going to incorporate it into my work. I have 5 different coordinators who bring me work to design. I am going to have a page color for each of them. Then I can grab their stack at a glance, as I will know which belongs to whom. I am so thrilled with this post. Thanks for sharing it again. It clicked this time. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I would love to share what I did with my cast boot. Country hugs, Sherry

Sue McPeak said...

I love this DecoThePlainManila idea. I've got some perfectly still good ones I will recycle and use in some albums. Thanks for the idea! Hope you'll have a minute to stop by CollectInTexas gal...it's my 2nd Pink Saturday with sooooo many wonderful new Blogging Friends....Sue

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Happy PiNk SaTuRdAy! Now this is my kind of project, easy, peasy! I am going to do it! I have lots of folders that I keep on my worktable and now they will be all pretty and of course they'll ALL be in PINK!

Hugs, Marsha

stefanie said...

love them, they look sooooo much better, have a wonderful weekend

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Love your folders, can I buy a set! Wonderful colors.

Beansieleigh said...

What a great idea Debbie! I'm trying to remember, because it's not close to me, but I think Michaels had a VERY good selection of papers for this kind of project! Next time I go there, I will remember this! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous idea! I might just organized if my folders were as pretty as these!

Thanks for sharing your creativity!

I am so glad you stopped by Rose Cottage. Your sweet comments are so appreciated!

Have a wonderful weekend~
Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Nancy said...

Happy late Pink Saturday! I have thought about doing this. It is nice to see that it actually holds up.

Jennifer said...

Debbie the folders look great what a great idea to make filing all those papers a happier day. Love your Halloween decor too!!!Hugs,Jen

CC said...

Such inspiration..I've read thru a lot of your blog, and it's just wonderful.I love all your great ideas..your projects are just beautiful. Happy Pinks..have a great week.

Sue said...

YES~ Two of my most favorite things...Pretty papers and organization/storage items!
Very beautiful and creative!Blessings~LillySue