Stamps & Stuff

Look at what I got! I purchased the ABS3 for my copics, so NOW I can airbrush. Whoopee! I can't remember if I wrote about my friend Karen coming over, so I could play with her airbrush system. Well! I was hooked! I bought an air compressor from Harbor Freight (the man's store) in town. When I got it home, my DH said, "Why did you get that? I have an air compressor." Well, first I thought he wouldn't want me messing with "his stuff" and how was I going to get that in the house. Once my DH explained how he could make it work, I said, "Okay, but I don't want to wait forever, so get the parts." Those of you who know my DH (Terese) know he takes forever on projects (sometimes). Below is the paper my boys and I practiced airbrushing on this morning. I think I will have airbrushing partners every time I use it. Tate tried to draw a butterfly and I just played with the level of pressure. Tanner just pressed hard all the time...LOL!

NOW I need to create!




This is what I have been spending my time doing instead of creating. Iput all of my CTMH stamps in boxes in alphabetical order and labeled the boxes. I put them in a cabinet, so they are not on my tables all the time. Then I made a binder with a picture of each stamp set and put them in protective sleeves in alphabetical order. When my club members come to crop, they can look at the binder and see what set they want to use. Then go to the alphabetical filing system and pull the set. This is the system my sister uses. I like to be able to page through the binder looking at all the possibilities of stamps.

Of course, I had to decorate the front just a little. My DH gave me this binder and it had some black marks on the front. I used black paper, so they don't show and placed my letters and flowers strategically.


Here is the inside of the binder, so you can see what I did. Now, I am working on all my non-CTMH stamps. Whew! I don't know when I will tackle my House Mouse ones. I think I will need a break soon.



Happy Stamping or Organizing!

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7 comments:

Leslie said...

I like your stamp organization tool. I had cut out of the IBs the stamp set and put it on CS and put them on rings to flip through, but I am about to need a third ring so I am thinking about doing what you have done and put them in a folder. I can probably get 4 to a page as I have two 5 drawer chests and each chest holds 30 stamp sets. I need to weed.

Connie said...

Wow!...and I remember when you were making fun of me for having to have things in alphabetical order! LOL.

Kim Burmeister said...

I knew this was coming! I guess I deserve this!

wendyp said...

have fun with your new toy!!!

Love seeing your stamp organization! I was just trying to find a better system today for my clear stamps.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Congrats on your airbrush. I love mine, although I could use a class or two to hone my technique! I'm sure you will have tons of fun, as well as some AWESOME creations made with it!

Jeanne said...

Congrats on the airbrush system. I'm sure you will create many beautiful projects and just plain have fun with it!

I need to do something similar to this with my CTMH stamps. At least get them in abc order! LOL I'm not sure I'm as ambitious to get the binder going...

Barb said...

Have fun with your airbrush system...I'm excited to see what you create with it. And bravo to you for organizing your stamps like that...I am sure it will make your stamping time more efficient, so that you are not spending time looking for a specific stamp set.