The next few pics are the 12×12 paper storage – first up, DSP (Designer Series Paper). When I first started buying paper (of course the CHEAPEST cost I could find), I could not fathom why ANYONE would want to buy 12 sheets of paper for $10! After all, I was paying $10 (on 50% off sales) for packs of sometimes 100 or MORE sheets of paper! THEN I actually caved and got a pack of Stampin’ Up DSP (maybe free with Sale-A-Bration?) Well, I have NEVER looked back. Cute as some of that “contraband” is, it is very rare that I have to look outside of Stampin’ Up for DSP to design a card or project. I have never been a scrapbooker, so maybe that is why I am not tempted, but even surfing blogs (MANY blogs…) there has only been one time that I have “fallen off the wagon”, so to speak (won’t go into that here, LOL! … you can email me if you are REALLY THAT CURIOUS!!!!) Even the SU DSP has gotten a bit out of hand. I did have it all organized; made little tabs with the tab punch and labeled them, sorted them (alphabetically of course)…annnnnddd…. you can still see the vestiges of this system on the back HALF of this basket!!! (oh dear…)
Next up… Decor Elements! Yippee – actually something CURRENT right in front! (see the red heart???) I have great intentions to use these products. Actually used “So many toys, so little time” Decor element on the back of my old van (Vincent VanGO), but, sadly, Vinnie went over the Rainbow Bridge (well, not LITERALLY), and had to be replaced by Vinnie II. Wish we still had that one current! My Studio outside wall has the “Go in the direction of your dreams” quote. All the rest??? Right here where I can find them! <sigh>
Last basket up, the 12×12 solid plain and textured cardstock. I really do not use this much, so, as you can see, not a full basket!
Just a couple more bits to wrap up this storage extravaganza… Here are the embossing folders (note the price and year on the front one!). For a while I was storing 2 or 3 in one of our clear-mount stamp cases (I have found soooo many uses for these!). Now we have so many I am just putting my labels on the front (folder name, price and year it was current), and storing them (yes, alphabetically) in a wooden CD box (from Michaels or Joanns).
Last, but certainly not LEAST, is my sponge dauber storage! I asked other demonstrators if they had a dauber for every color stamp pad, and most said no, that they wash them out and reuse. Good advice. BUT I am a lazybones stamper – I would rather STAMP than spend time washing OUT these little buggers (plus it seemed like such a waste of ink!), so I just have TONS of them – use them with our shimmer paint and spritz, too. (Really, they never did get WHITE again, so I just LABEL them with the color and move ON.)
One of our demonstrators offered up these lovely little containers for sale and I JUMPED on them! Even gave them for gifts to a little stamping group I belong to (Shout OUT to the Sassy 6!)
Well that wraps it up for now… I do have some more über organizational ideas for a future post…but now it is time to move on to….
My Stamping Workshop on January 29th (Tomorrow’s Post!) at Studio Stampalooza!
Thanks for holding up through the BIG REVEAL!…
until next time, Keep Calm and Find Yourself a Rubber Stamp!