Saturday, 24 April 2010

Getting sorted

Have had another mega organisation day today - not only around the house as we have been to the tip with a car load of stuff and cleared out some rubbish but in a lovely crafty way!

Last week I spent the week organising all my magnolia stamps into a new A4 ring binder which meant relaminating the older stamp sheets so that it all matched but it was fun and worth it - they are now all organised like this: 
and here are my lovely new Spring Stampclub set stamps
 - which have pride of place at the front of the book at the moment!
and yes this is all that I have had chance to do with them this week - cant believe I have had these beauties for 7 days now and not used them properly - still hopefully I can have a play tonight!

Have also found some A5 ring binders in Tescos for 60p so I bought a couple of those along with 50 of the inserts (think that they were a £1) and put my Lavinia and Lili of the Valley stamps into them:
I did use the Paperchase folders before but they kept sticking and ripping the inserts so I am now just using those for my Paperartsy rubber stamps which are fine in there - I have laminated these stamped sheets and then am storing the stamps with their own plastic cover over them - I know I could have put them in the Paperchase folders like that but they sit better in a ring binder.

I have also created these colour tags for my distress inks and favourite promarker colour blends - these are all bound together with a bookring and stored on my little bucket handle for convenience:
These are all of my distress inks - sponged on with foam, then inked directly around the edges and then stamped to show me all the different colour results in one quick look - very useful!

These are my little promarker colour blend tags so that I can see what shades I like to use for certain jeans or hair colours etc:

and then on the back I have written the colours used:

sorry for the poor picture quality on some of these but since my craft room has been half converted back into an office I have lost my photography "space" where I had good lighting and background beforehand.  I now have to clear a new space somewhere to create a new "photograph area" but until then I am just taking snaps directly onto a desk - not ideal I know!

I also bought four of these pencil cases so I could split my promarkers out a bit - now I dont have them all in one case and should be able to find colours a bit quicker and also a bit quieter as OH moans when I am mooching through the suitcase for a colour as he cant hear the telly!

they are only 39p each which I thought was a bargain.  I have just printed out another promarker colour chart from the letraset website and then coloured in what pens go in the case and then laminated those.  I love my laminator!!!

Thats it for now - I printed off some challenges and some inspirational cards earlier so hopefully they will give me the mojo to get cracking on some cards of my own now!
Happy crafting.

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