Sunday, March 16, 2008

As Promised

As promised in a previous post, I said I would post what I did at the crop......
I went to a crop last night and my cousin couldn't make it. The store (to be left unmentioned) wanted to still charge me the crop fee for her. After arguing with them and 2 phone calls to the owner, they finally agreed to let it go this time. As a thank you to the owner, I made her a quick thank you card. I hadn't brought any supplies with me, so a couple other gals let me use some of their supplies (thanks Kay and Kelley). I think it turned out just fine.

I spent my cropping time organizing my acrylic stamps-it took me forever!! After a few trials then I did n ot like, I ending up putting my stamps in between 2 8x8 transparancies and slipped them in an 8x8 album. I am still not satisfied with the outcome, but it is better than the ziplocs I was using before. I would love to find a way to store them with the orignal backing so I can see the stamp's image better. It is definately still a work in progress.

I didn't get around to organizing my ribbon last night, so I worked on it this morning while watching the Nascar race in Bristol. I took all my cheap spool-o-ribbon, cut about 3-4 feet off, and made my own "pull-eeze" ribbon holder that I can keep in my cropper hopper. Anything less than a foot is in my scraps ziplock baggie.


IamDerby said...

I keep my clear stamps in cd holders. I stamp them with black palette ink which stains them and then you can easily see them through the container. The cd cases work wonderfully for me. I get much more use out of my stamps now.

Samantha said...

I think the Thank you card came out very nice! It looks like you got a lot of organizing done at your crop. I am in the same boat as you when it comes to my acrylic stamps - I don't really know how to organize them all! Right now, I have four 2" binders that I keep them in. I slip the packages into sheet protectors and store them that way for now. All of my new ones are in a basket on my scrap table. It's not the most perfect system, but it will have to do for now.

Also, THANK YOU for the absolutely adorable Easter card!! You really know how to put a smile on a girl's face :) You have reminded me that I need to start my cards, and get them sent out! I just haven't been feeling very scrappy lately.

I hope you have a good week!!

jadadog said...

wow! I wanna scrap w/ you! Look at your goodies! Hey, good for you for taking pics of yourself! Your smile can light up a room!

inara said...

awesome storage ideas!!! that card is cute.