Tuesday, January 01, 2013
There is something about a new year that makes people Crazy!
Me for example.
I decided that it would be a fantastic idea to tidy up and organise my clear stamp storage. A way to try and make my life simpler when I'm making a last minute card at very short notice. A way to prevent me turning my craft room upside down and back to front to make a tiny little card. A way to save me time - 5 mins to make a quick card instead of 2 hours!
Who was I kidding!?
This is a task that is going to take me weeks. I'm already exhausted! Just looking at this photo now fills me with dred!
I started off by putting all my clear stamp storage into a pile in the middle of the room. I sorted into categories (Floral, Sympathy, New Home, New Baby, Wedding, Birthday, Vintage etc etc) and then rather than just putting them away neatly, decided it would be a fabulous idea if I stamped each image onto some paper with a note next to them as to which binder they are stored in.
I can hear you. You agree don't you! It's a great idea. It is a great idea.
I keep repeating that to myself.
I am already starting to mutter under my breath and babble like a mad woman possessed.
So yes. I've now set myself a giant task for the new year.
I'm 252 stamps in and actually can see that yes this will work. (Only 800+ to go).
It IS a great idea.
I will just have to maintain the organisation IF I purchase any new stamps. I say If, because I am thinking I already have way too many. I have more stamps than days in the year. I have more stamps than days in 5 years. I should stop buying them. I should go on no buying challenge for the first 6 months of the year.
I have too many stamps.
I will never use them all, BUT of course I NEED them all. There will always be that one special occasion when I need a stamp with a lizard on it. Won't there?
Who am I kidding?
I am revamping and moving my craft room very soon. I'm excited by this prospect and will have lots more room. Maybe I need to start streamlining things now. That's it. I should start using up scraps of paper. Start finishing those bottles of paint. Find a use for the little embellishments scattered over my craft table.
Who wants a birthday card from me this year? Email me your address and DOB and I will send you one!
So there we have it. My first crafty task of 2013. Tidying this lot up. I've posted today to keep me on track. I cannot give up. I will see this through.
It Is a good Idea!
Posted by Georgina at 7:37 pm