After all my kitchen fairy duties the past couple of days and my ongoing kitty nursemaid duties, I am in the midst of a big, but sedentary job: cataloguing my stamps. I was recently given a very generous number of mostly wood mounted stamps by a lady who has become quite ill and wanted them to go to a good home. As I didn't 'buy' them, I wanted a way to remember what I now have so I make good use of them. I decided to stamp them all out and write down what box they are in. And while I'm at it, I thought I may as well do all the stamps I have bought myself as well, so I look doubly organised.
I wanted to do it like this so I can sit and flick through my stamp collection, rather than have photos on my computer.
I was asked a few weeks ago how I store my stamps. I use my SU ones the most now that I'm a demo and I have these in baskets on top of my plastic drawer units, which are full of papers, punches, etc. As stamp sets retire, I'll move them to make room for newer sets. I also have a couple of little baskets full of my clear stamps and the wood mounted ones I've been given are in boxes that I picked up at Asda last week. They are meant to be big plastic shoeboxes, but at £2 each, they are perfect to divide up my new stamps. I have Christmas/seasonal, nature, sentiments/script and people/backgrounds/quirky/everything that refuses to be categorised.
How do you store yours? (This sounds like a creme egg advert!)
Thanks for visiting - I'll be round to nosey at your workdesk shortly as I am such a sticky beak! If you are too, the fun starts at Julia's desk.