July 23, 2008

Why Do I Have So Many Rubber Stamps?

I just can't help myself. I am a rubber stamp addict and I can't stop. Even as I type I have more rubber stamps being shipped to my home. And if I even see an Eiffel Tower stamp that isn't already in my collection, I HAVE TO HAVE IT! Help!

Above are some of my newest stamps that I think are just so beautiful. There is no way I could use all of my rubber stamps. The images just capture me at times and I love to be able to see them. I used to have them organized in drawers, but once my husband collected these old school cubbies for me, they were brought out and put on display. And the collection of magical wooden blocks just keeps growing and growing.

This cubby is just packed with stamps. I try to keep them out and arranged in a way so that I can see them. But, being the dork and the addict that I am it is not unheard of for me to find a great stamp at the store, come home and say, "Oh man, I already have that one". Help!

Birds are a favorite as well as old images and collage. Oh, I just can't get enough!

Flowers and swirls, columns and words, I should be joining some organization to help me stop this addiction!

I love fleur de leas, and I know you're not surprised if you know me. I also love frames and any that look like ephemera! Gosh, now there is another bad addiction that I have. Can't get enough of that good ole ephemera!

Oh, another passion, buttons, oh my! The jars on the lower left are part of a three shelf book case full of jars of buttons, and buttons, and more buttons.

And those rubber stamps, they don't just have to be on wooden blocks. They can be clear and used on acrylic blocks. I just love, love, love my rubber stamps!

These binders are located in another school cubby that I acquired. I am also addicted to unmounted rubber stamps and love it when I get a package of them in the mail to cut out oh so carefully and put on ez mount. Then it is another task of love to cut them out just right. I keep them in these binders and really need to get them organized by topic.

Here are some more that come in their own cases. Gotta love those craft store coupons and Joann's accepts competitor coupons as well. You can use as many as you want on a transaction as long as they have a different number on them. Yippee!

Binders and binders of rubber stamps. Sometimes I just flip through them for some creative feeding of the brain.

I used to be obsessed with Stampin' Up stamps as well. Now I am very picky about those designs, but really love their background stamps, and any with a European or ephemera flair.

I have a night stand that I use to store all of my Stampin' Up stamps in. I am oddly, starting to part with some of them on eBay.

I am a horrible stamp addict. My oldest always wants to use them too, and sometimes I let her. She knows to be careful though and to clean each one thoroughly before putting them away. Oh no, what have I gotten my own child into? I am a horrible mother! Somebody help me!

My name is Rhonda, and I am a stampaholic!


My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Rhonda! Remember as they say in S A ... One Stamp at a time!

Beth Leintz said...

You make such beautiful things with your stamps I think you should just keep collecting them!

My Crafty Little Page said...

I'm back! Just wanted to tell you that I've nominated you for an award on my blog. For a very talented person who inspires others - that's you! Blessings, Nancy

Wanda said...

I agree with Beth. You are getting your money's worth....you make those lovely things for your Etsy store. You'll just have to broaden your inventory and add new stamped images. I think you have plenty to choose from. :) There are worse things to be addicted to you know.

Kathy said...

I have an award for you, come see me...