First up:Support your LSS. (I promise stamps in a bit)
I'm lucky enough to have two that I consider local and another that is an easy, if bit hair raising, drive away. Of those I'm particularly fond of one - Memories Live On. It is by far the closest and their news letter makes me giggle every week. In fact, just for the news letter I want to keep them around. Sign up and read the sidebar. Promise!
They also happen to have an associated online store, scrapbooking supplies 'r'us, and kit club, The Sampler which has a monthly challenge. What's a girl to do? I can't buy anything yet, the results of 'The Great Kit Club Experiment' aren't in, so I have to participate in the challenge.
Here's the current sketch (until March 19th)
And here's my layout:
March's Kit "Walking On Sunshine" I might just have to break down and buy. I seriously love it!!
Onward to stampsI do apologize for the lack of pictures, I didn't plan on documenting the process.
Here's what they were stored in
You think my nose just grew a foot or so longer. Weelll, maybe, because when I finished rounding them up, stamping images, laminating cardstock, putting them in page protectors, and filing them in binders they look like this.
I indexed the rubber ones also, so when I'm looking for an image I only have to look in one place. Unfortunately the wood block ones have to be stored elsewhere unless I get ambitious and unmount them.
Here's a couple of pages from the "critters" section to show you how my filing works
|Wood mount stamp index page|
|Images are stamped on front of laminated cardstock|
And the next page:
The stamps seem to be sticking fine to the laminating plastic. I hope that it is a safe kind of plastic. Time will tell on that one. This page just happens to be all clear, but cling mount rubber and clear stamps are all mixed up in the binders.
The stamps are sorted like this:
Binder 1: Calendar and Seasonal
calendar and numbers
flourishes (a lot of flourishes have a botanical look to them I think)
Binder 2: Words and Things
Alphabets - which I did not stamp fortunately I still had the original packaging
Food and recipe related
Things - like bicycles and cameras - man made stuff
graphic shapes - like arrows, dots and other non-botanical stuff.
I had the laminating pouches in the filing cabinet. Some of the cardstock was 8.5x11 from when dinosaurs roamed the earth and the rest from a value pack that I have no idea why I bought. The only money I spent was on page protectors and the binders themselves.
And what happened to the old binder? That's a story for another day. This post is already way too long.
Have a great weekend if I don't get back
PS: have you heard the terrible news about google reader? See it here Does that mean followers go away too?