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Old 07-06-2009, 05:16 PM
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When I first started stamping over 13 years ago, someone advised me to start logging my images and information right from the start to avoid buying duplicates. I took that advice and have been very faithful about not using any new stamp until it has been logged; that kind of gives me the push I need to get the logging part done so I can play with the images. As for prices, record what a replacement item would cost, not what you actually paid for it. You can probably "guesstimate" if you don't know. Being the (gasp!) organized type, I actually double log my images in hard copies: one by company and one by category. I create a page for each company and stamp any of their images on that page, adding additional pages for companies from whom I have a ton of stamps. Under each image, I quickly jot the date, place and price. In the category log (animals, flowers, people, etc), I only put the name of the company under the image, nothing more. Sometimes it suits me better to search by company and other times by category. It's a little more work to keep up both methods but for me it's worth it. I do not keep any images digitally, but if that works better for you, use that. I just like taking out my hard copy notebooks and browsing through them. And I'll keep those up; I probably wouldn't do that with the digital type. Whatever you decide, good luck.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:09 PM
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Bravo I love what you did....Now I would be spying all available wallspace!...lol
Now do you have any great ideas for ribbon? On the cheap? lol
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:36 PM
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It is a way cool assembly Debra! and that it hangs from Comand hooks is wonderfull. and it's nice pretty too.

You've given me the idea to make a similar hanging ladder of shallow boxes to keep my re-inkers together.


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Old 07-07-2009, 07:50 PM
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Bravo I love what you did....Now I would be spying all available wallspace!...lol
Now do you have any great ideas for ribbon? On the cheap? lol
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Lemme cogitate for a few days.

At this moment, I've got an image in my mind of sturdy small cardboard boxes adhesed (the type of Liquid Nails I used was silicone glue) to a piece of foam core (hanging it on the wall in the same way I did) that you could stand the spools in side by side, several to a box. Maybe arranging them by color, material, etc. The trick is finding a suitable supply of lightweight boxes. Maybe paper mache boxes from Michaels or Hobby Lobby would be suitable and not too expensive?

PM me if you want to brainstorm.

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Old 07-08-2009, 03:41 AM
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Love it! You did great! When are you making me the wall-to-wall storage for some of my stamps??? Hahahaha
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:46 PM
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ribbon storage

Personally, I have some collector's cabinet and one section has two of their ribbon holders and it feeds out through slits and works really well.

After I got that all set up, I saw somebody took a piece of rain gutter and put it over a door frame. The ribbons sit in the gutter with a piece hanging over the edge. You can just pull off what you need and cut. I thought this was a great idea and it's on an area of the wall that probably isn't covered with some other craft idea.

On the back of one of my doors I have a pocket hanger for shoes. In these pockets I have skeins of fibers and some yarns I use on cards.

Some of my large rolls of grosgrain ribbons I have in a crate that holds about 12 rolls but don't quote me. I have two of these.

I appreciate the way that everybody shares their ideas on the group. We all have them, some work and some don't. Take what you want and leave the rest. : )
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:08 PM
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Dear Claudia Stmpstone: Excellent ideas, all! I like the sharing part, too .

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Old 07-10-2009, 09:02 AM
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Way to go, Debra! What a terrific way to use what would otherwise be essentially wasted space. You did a great job creating the shelves/ledges to hold some of your stuff. Find somebody to give you a hug.

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Old 07-10-2009, 05:23 PM
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Very cool!!!
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:18 PM
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Great job on the storage project & all the other ideas! I love using stamps as a "decorator touch". Love any type of organizational projects like this especially since I live in such a small place!

A thought on the cheap boxes...go to a cigar store & ask if they have any cigar boxes they want to get rid of. You won't believe the shapes & sizes I get for FREE (my best kind of project!) from several local stores.

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