Thursday, December 07, 2006

Where to store the stamps...

I struggled a bit with my idea for my Christmas journal yesterday. The theme was to write about two opposite Christmases. One very special and one not so special (maybe something went wrong etc). I'm not sure if I'm very lucky or not, but our Christmases are always good and very special. We love the family traditions that we have created and therefore they are very much the same. I'm sure there were years when I really, really wished for something and got a bit disappointed when I didn't receive it. But I can't remember anything in particular.

So therefore I changed the theme a bit to suit something that I could do. I wrote about something that really made us smile. When Santa returned! :)



Sticking with my same theme of Basic Grey Blitzen as my base card for the page. Lots of Making Memories rub-ons and my usual date stamp. I mounted the photo onto double-folded cardstock and the little ribbon tab is to pull the photo to one side to read the journaling hidden under the photo.

I have also nearly finished the page for today. But you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see that one...

I'm sitting here starring at a little pile of acrylic stamps (in their original packages) on my desk. You know, the Autumn Leaves clam shell packaged ones etc. Well my desk is so small that I just need to find a place for them. But a handy, easy to get to place, otherwise they won't be used. I've been thinking about this for over a week now (well I HAVE done other things too!! LOL!) and I'm really stuck for where/how to store them. I really like to keep them in their inividual packages. My little craft room is SO tiny, there really isn't much space...So please share with me in the "comments" section how you store yours. I need help please...

9 comments:

Jenn said...

Love the story and the title is perfect! Great job!

Kat said...

Lovely story, Anso - and great LO!! :)

As for the acrylic stamp storage - I leave mine on their clingy sheet and store them in an A5 3-drawer box. Maybe something for you to look into?

Question for you now - how do you store your ink pads???

Latharia said...

Oh, what a wonderful story!!

erika said...

what a great story and page!
and your cover is fantastic!
wow....xe

Stephanie said...

What a great memory! Love the page!

iralamija said...

Love your work!!!

Bety.

nat said...

Awesome page - love the story and design. Storing of stamps - phewww- good question. I was thinking of little plastic envelopes and then put them in a ringbinder.

Shimelle said...

great story! :)

i store my AL stamps in a wicker handbag -- like a basket, but with handles so I can hang it up if I want it out of the way. :)

Galaxy Girl said...

Anso,

These are brilliant for storing rubber and acrylic stamps in:

http://www.stampgalaxy.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=77&products_id=697

Kym