Friday, July 6, 2018

Evernote for Creating a Craft Inventory

Evernote for Creating a Craft Inventory

There are a lot of YouTube videos that teach you how to use Evernote.  Kathleen Driggers from the Stamping Enablers group on Facebook was the first to really turn me on to Evernote. I do things a lot differently than she does. She uses numbers to identify her sets. I don't. She puts a lot of tags on her listings. I don't because the program does a good enough job of searching the content of each listing for me. (link below)

In searching for Kathleen's video I found one from Scott Bradley called "Evernote Tips: The 11 Amazing Features That Make Using Evernote So Freaking Awesome" (link below) In his video, I learned to stack notebooks, and that you can share notes and notebooks. How wonderful would that be for a group of paper crafting friends to see what everyone has before meeting up to craft? "Susan, can you bring that Unity set that has the car? I'll bring the alphabet stamps you asked for and Jane has that bear set you wanted too. Can't wait to get inky with you"

While I was poking around in the program I found the merge tool, which changed my world. I discovered tables and how to format them which also makes my life a lot easier. I use Evernote when I go craft shopping to see if I already have that cute stamp set, embossing folder, die or stencil before I buy it again. The mobile app is a godsend. I recently got home with a couple of embossing folders and discovered I already had them. That night all the embossing folders were added to Evernote.

Evernote is also useful when you are trying to find a sentiment or image for a project. I not only put a photo of the item, generally dragged from the Internet (works on a Mac don't know if it works on a Windows machine), but I also write up a description of the images and then type up all the sentiments. They are bullet points so they are easy to go through. I have discovered that images can become corrupted and disappear. With a written list I never lose what is in the listing. It also is another layer of information for Evernote to use when searching.

Kathleen Driggers video - Evernote Tutorial: How to Create a Stamp Inventory Using Evernote

Scott Bradley's video -  Evernote Tips: The 11 Amazing Features That Make Using Evernote So Freaking Awesome

Happy Crafting,

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