Organize Simplify Create Design

It is perpetual, living life and keeping it simple. Peace of mind comes from having a place for things. As I watched "Horton Hears a Who", with my grandchildren I thought about no matter how "tiny" the thing, it deserves a home. So I live by the old adage, a place for everything and everything in its respective place...

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Ten things I am or have been: 1 Wife, 2 Mother of five, 3 Grandmother of 16, 4 Hair Dresser, 5 Bookkeeper 6 Bank Teller, 7 Scrapbook Store Owner, 8 Reporter, 9 Gardener, 10 Photographer,

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Stamp Stuff

I would most likely be considered a novice stamper. I have some foam stamps, some rubber stamps and some of the clear stamps. I found this cute box at Hobby Lobby and store my foam and rubber stamps inside.

This little nook under the desk is where this cute box is stored.

These cute little cases I purchased to add character to the themed room and made for cute decor. However, I have since found that this one for instance, holds my Around the Block Tape Writer, it is basically like  the old Dymo that we printed stamped plastic labels on years ago. This turned into a perfect storage container for this tool because I grab the case and put it on the desk when in use.
One of the coolest things about this tool is using it with what I call Duplex papers, meaning one side is one shade and the other is lighter or darker. I cut it into strips and feed it through my tape writer and the letters pop out because of the contrast on the opposite side!! Example below:

LOVE THAT! It's just fun to experiment. Of course I bought duplex in every color, just in case!

Getting back to stamps:
Behind the Ikea door unit is Tim Holtz grunge board, Daubers, sponge tools, etc.
This fabric Ikea bin holds Fancy Pants Stamps (some of my favorites, Acrylic blocks in various sizes for stamping with clear stamps. The Fiskars Easy Stamp Press and my Colorbox stamp pad. My other stamp pads are stored in the Tim Holtz case. I also have the Tim Holtz case that holds clear stamps like an album. I fell in love with all of his shiny cases. I know a lot of people have fun altering theirs but I love them like they are, at least for now. This type of storage works fine for me since I do not have a lot of stamps to categorize, again I am a NOVICE stamper, (although, I can see how easily addicting it could be, I think I have every Cat's Eye color made!).


  1. i don't have to wonder where i get my obsessions. glad yours are out there on display now for all to see!

  2. Glad to be your first follower, I am in love with your studio! I am loving the organization. I am such an organizer.
    I feel sometimes I am addicted to the storage more then the crafting.

  3. OMG -- I just went thru your entire blog. It's amazing and your craftroom is sooooooo organized and gorgeous! TFS!!

    I, too, have the Singer sewing machine. It's on my corner cabinet, if you wanna check out my blog. I have 3 dress forms. Two you can see and I think one is hiding.

    It didn't take me long to click on "follow" your blog! :-)

  4. Wow! Friends on board! I cannot wait to visit your personal space too! Thank you all for such wonderful comments! Wooo HOOO!


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