Tuesday, June 25, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown For the Kids and Some Organization

Hi! I have not been able to make any cards for the last couple of weeks because I have been organizing my stamps! I keep most of mys stamps in CD cases, and the rest in DVD cases (SU and large stamps) and binder boxes with laminated inserts (Taylored Expressions and all of the Unity Kits of the Month that I used to get) . The cases are all numbered and the sets are stamped on computer paper and in 3 ring binders with the corresponding number on each page so I can flip through, decide what set I want to use and then go to the case. (I hope that makes sense.) In the 3 ring binders I used to have them organized by stamp company, but after a while it became too hard to keep track of what kinds of stamps I had. So I reorganized them by type - "Christmas", "Nature", etc. That was better, but still not perfect because some sets have many different types of stamps in them....So I have spent the past 2 weeks stamping every. single. stamp. I have into categories - "Thank You Sentiments", "Flower Images", "Birthday Sentiments", etc. - and then labeling each image with the case number that it lives in. I am still not totally done, but I am SO close!! I decided it was time to take a break and make a card! Operation Write Home's Midweek Showdown this week is to make cards for kids! So fun!

I used the stamp set Critters in the Forest from Lawn Fawn, paper from Echo Park and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!


Andrea T said...

This card is so cute. I love animals. I've been trying to blog my cards too but have not been consistant. Keep up the good work!

Carol said...

I need to move to your stamp organization plan; thank you for the idea! For some reason (OCD anyone?), I find it very difficult to break up stamp sets. Now I see that it is only the IMAGE of the stamp I need to file under different types. My method uses an image of the set filed in folders on Dropbox so I can access it on my iPhone or iPad for inspiration or to prevent duplicate purchases. All I need do now is file copies of the image under the appropriate heading. Another benefit is that it is very easy to change the system to meet my needs using only "copy" and "paste".

Cora said...

You arrange your stamps like I do. For digis I moved them into documents, Printed out several to a page using the clipboard and gave each image a number. I just flip through my binder until I figure out what I want to use. No forgotten images here.

Diane said...

Great ideas regarding your stamp organization! Your critters card is so sweet- I love the scene you created! Great coloring of the images!