Hello my lovelies how are you all? It been a beautiful day here in the North East today.............mmmm NOT lol its been very wet & miserable :0(
I am showing you something different tonight. There is this blog called Shop At That Craft Place & my lovely teamie Suzi is on the there. Well they want to see Die Storage, so I thought I would pop on my die storage to help support this blog.
Now this is quite heavy post & I thought I would show you a few other storage things.......& storage problems lol.
The bottom half of this wall I covered with Magnetic Sheets & this is where I store my dies, altho I have to admit that I'm running out of space & currently I have quite a few on my bench next to this wall lol.
These are my bookcases next to 1 of my benches & when I saw I was running out of room on my wall I then stuck A4 Magnetic sheets to this as well. Currently my hobbit (craftroom) is under-going a re-decoration/overhaul so will be able to make more room for my other dies lol. I used to store them in cd cases but I found that there were so many I neglected as I can never remember what I have tbh. This way they are right there in front of me at all times, it helps to give me inspiration as well. All my Tim Holtz dies I just keep next to my die-cutting machines, but they too need storage at some point.
This is how I keep my embossing folders stored. I have 2 A5 ring binders full of polly pockets & I store each of my embossing folders in them. I got these ring binders as they can be decorated up if you want by making your own cover. Cuttlebug folders I can get 2 in every polly pocket, larger ones I just place 1 in.
If you click on the pic it will enlarge so you can see better.
Now remember me saying I have to sort my rubber stamps out & find some way of storing them all but its a huge job. So in order to make this job lighter I am going to give stamps away for candy as I sort through them. Well I thought I would show you my stamps as a lot of people have asked how many stamps I have..........please dont make me count them.
Ladies I dont know how you cope all of you who have been doing this for years, I've been doing this 2 years & I'm struggling to find stroage for everything.
Now all my wood blocked stamps go on 2 of my walls.......this is going to change tho as hubby is gonna fit some wall cupboards so all these stamps need storage..........that tho I have solved & will show you when its done. Excuse the mess peeps, this is my inking bench on 1 half & then sewing on the other half. Inking is only done on the mat tho & I keep antibacterial wipes in there. I also keep baby wipes which you can just see on the plastic drawers, they are for cleaning my stamps when I've used Memento, I figure if they are kind to babies bottoms they will be kind to my rubber lol.
This is going to be my new stamp storage. Altho I have no idea how long it will take me to sort lol. I am going to store my stamps in empty cd cases some of my stamps are already in cd cases but there are still a lot more to do.
The photo's on top are of my kids when they were younger, Ben was 14, Natty bout 12ish & Jake about 9 years old............gosh how they grow so quickly!!!
Each cd case I stamp or I will print out a pic of the stamp & then each cd case will be numbered. Then they will all be catalogued so all I do is look through the catalogue under a certain artist, find the one I want then look to see what number it is.
This is my current Magnolia stamp collection, well its half of it anyway. This is what started the cd case idea. Someone on ebay was selling these cases, they are the length of a dvd case but the width of a normal cd case & I fit 2 Magnolia stamps in every case. I've had these cases for over a year & just brought a cheap cd case to store them in. As you can see there is another unit ready when I put the rest of my maggies into cases lol. These are just standing on the floor at the min in fromt of the small bookcase.
I have 3 boxes of stamps to sort through. The one with the yellow envelopes in are all the stamps I have brought from Sweet Pea Stamps, yes some are still in the envelopes they came in & sit un-inked. The white box contains a lot of Sugar Nellies, LOTV, a few WOJ's, more Maggies & a the 1st full collection of Sylvia Zet stamps that were released.
The 2 bottom plastic drawers are both full of stamps, about 1 third of these are new & un-inked. Yes there is more of those Flippin Stamps in there as well, so you can expect more of those in future candies lol.
This is a set of drawers under my die-cutting bench & as you can see I've been EXTREMELY lazy & the middle drawer is full of stamps where I have just dumped them..........there is all sorts in there!
This is the plastic zip bag from my bedding set when I brought it & the bag came in handy to put stamps in lol, again me being lazy
These are most of my Crafts & Me stamps. If you click on the pic you will see the I'm doing different storage for these as usually these are larger stamps. I stamp 4 images onto an A4 sheet of card, write the artist down, I will also write down the name of the stamps. I then laminate it & then I can place all the stamps onto the sheet as I put EZ mount on them all these then slide into a polly pocket just incase any work loose. This will be stored on my bookcase.
All these pics were taken a few days ago & this was the state of my bench that day. Have you seen how dirty my window is lol. This is where I make my cards because of the window light & also cus we spend most of our time in the conservatory so I can still see everyone when they are in there. Also the dogs come in to see me & hubby brings me cups of tea out bless him lol.
Its currently needing a redoration as well as more units etc. So you see why I need to have a big sort out of my stamps & why I will be offering stamps out as candy.
Well my youngest has just got back from the gym so we are going to watch a dvd. I will be round to catch up with you all after & in the morning. Thanks for popping by & looking at my storage & my junk room lol. I will 1 day get it sorted.........goodness knows when that will be lol.
Sorry for the piccy over load peeps :0)
Huge hugs to you all mmwah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx