Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stamp Organizing Filing System...

Ack, achoo, achoo! This blog sure has acquired a large amount of dust in my posting absence! So much so it took an Act of God, my sister, to help me 'hack' back into my account. Blogger support is great, but when it only comes in Japanese, it's not much help now, is it? Anyhoo, after about an hour on the phone and setting and re-setting passwords, I'm back in business!!! I plan to do a post about our journey to Japan, but that has quite a few more pics and time that I will share at a later date ;) While I've had plenty of downtime to catch up and re-organize after the move, I really wanted a simple way to get my stamps cataloged so I'm not having to pull out each individual CD case to see what stamps were where! VOILA!!
I went through all of my stamps by manufacturer. No rhyme or reason, other than I just wanted to keep them together by brand. I saved the stamp images directly from each respective website. Once all my images were gathered, I printed them with the 4x6 option so I could get 4 per page.
With the stamps sets where I only had a few, like these Tim Holtz, I just used the image guide from the stamp set and copied it on  my printer.
Nice and organized!  After all was said and done, I realized I wanted to add one more thing!  I'm now going to go back and add a colored doton the spines for those sets that have matching dies. I won't even share my die drawer, it's screaming to be cleaned!!  When we packed up i just threw everything in my plastic storage bins even it if shouldn't have been! I just wanted to protect everything from damage in the long trip over! 
Yes, life is easier with just this one simple change!  I flip through my binder for images, see the coordinating number, then go over to pull out exactly what I need!

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