August 7, 2009

Where I Create Part III - A Great Idea For Those With Lots of Stamps

After I started taking pictures for this fabulous event, (thank you to all of those who commented on my studio and decided to follow me. So nice to have you!) I have been sorting and cleaning and rearranging. Here are a couple of the things that I have done.

All of my 12 x 12 papers are now in the same spot. I cleaned the tubs out of the linen closet (that was not being used for that purpose) which is outside the master bath. My studio is now in the master bedroom. I then placed this old shelf in it and placed all of my papers on it. I think I need to go to the store and buy some more, don't you? Hahaha, actually I need to rid myself of many of these. It is amazing how my taste and artistic desires change and then I am left with lots of stuff I don't use. Lucky for me, our local scrap book store has a garage sale twice a year. I made about $400 at the last one, store credit, that I spent in one shopping spree. I'm blessed with an awesome local store.

I love having this space set up for a better use. Being able to see ALL of my papers together can help my projects go much faster at times.

You might remember from my last post, the miscommunication between my husband and I which led to me having two fantastic shelves that give me lots of extra storage and display space. Well, we tried the communicating again, this time I had an example, and this is what he made for me. It is behind the door that leads into my studio.

He purchased these wood, uh, whatchamacallits, dirt cheap, cut them to fit and screwed them into the wall. They are very sturdy. He even let my four year old crawl up it (supervised of course). Now I have the space I wanted to display my wood mounted stamps so that I can see what I have. He is going to add a couple of more boards so I can finish adding (I know, I have too many stamps as well, if that is actually possible). I think it is fantastic!

So there you go. A very easy way to get some shelves back and display your stamps for use. I hope one of you loves this idea and gets to apply it to your own space. If so, please let me know it worked for you too.

I'm heading out of town for the weekend but will be back soon. The girls are getting ready to go back to school which means I will have more time to blog. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Maria said...

Great idea! my hubby will have to do this. I never use my stamps because I can't see them this will help me. Thanks girlie for the inspiration.

hugs, maria

Carolyn said...

Fantastic idea Rhonda !!
A lovely way to display them - behind the door - when it`s not much of a used space really .
Tastes in design papers do change - i don`t have quite as many as you though - but i use mine in something like a canvas and paint over them - wish we could go to a craft shop to exchange unwanted papers it just doesn`t work like that here ! Maybe we could swap some - some time huh ?

Enjoy your break my BBF !
Love ya !!


Becs said...

Rhonda, I love it! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I think I can use this. I will let you know....Becs

Kathy said...

I am so darn jealous....
is that a bad thing? lol

peggy gatto said...

What a pretty way of storing stamps!!!!
Clever husband!
keep talking!!!

Agnes the Red said...

I've really enjoyed reading this what you're doing and soooo wish I had space to have those clever shelves for wood mounted lucky gal!

SherryRoseBella said...

Your stamps look art!! How fantastic & so inspirational!

Geralyn Gray said...

I love how you display your stamps!!! I also just saw the feature on you on the Marie Antionette site---that was really nice!!!!!

kanishk said...

I love it! What a great idea!

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