I had a very good system to document my creative projects in my notebook but then I saw Nicole's Creative Binder back in February and decided to give it a try. A notebook is very easy to use and doesn't need that much space. But I realized that a binder is much better because you can organize ideas and projects by theme. In my notebook I just have one project after an other which is absolutely okay, but I like to have separate sections for different areas. In the end it's the same like my creative notebook. It's just in a binder now.
Lists - I bought the Start Fresh Workbook + Planner and keep a few pages at the beginning of my binder. I especially like the seasonal planning page where I can keep track of the creative projects I want to work on.
Ideas - Here I keep notes about possible future projects. I write down all my ideas I have and keep them at one place.
Story Kit - I subscribed to the Story Kit and Story Stamp from Ali Edwards. In the class content, that comes with subscribing, you always get a video presentation and a handout. While I listen to the presentation I make notes about which stories I want to document and mostly I already have ideas for layouts. I'll use those sketches as soon as I get the kit and have time to work on my layouts.
Project Life - Every month I make a sketch how I want to set up my spreads and I like to keep them. I'm not quite sure yet, what I'll do with them. Maybe I keep them, maybe I'll toss them. We will see.
Paper Projects - All paper projects I'm working on that aren't in the Project Life or Story Kits section. Currently it's all about my submissions to the PAPIERPROJEKT creative team.
DIY Projects - Notes about diy projects. Right now it only holds some notes about sewing projects.
I don't use this binder as an actual to do list, for that I use my GET TO WORK BOOK (more about how I use it in a few weeks). In this binder I just keep notes about projects, ideas and a list of future projects I want to work on.
I really like this loose system and that I can always add and remove notes. Whenever I write down something on the go on a piece of scratch paper I can just put it in my binder when I'm at home.
What I haven't decided yet is what I'll do when the binder is full. Should I throw all notes I don't use anymore away? Should I move them to another binder (some sort of archive for past projects)? Generally I like to keep my notes because they are also a source for inspiration.