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What Does She Do When She Isn’t Stamping?

May 14, 2018

This is transitional time at Stampin’ Up! and in my Country Loft stampin’ studio.When the annual catalog changes over on June 1st it doesn’t just “happen”.  And my only assistant is me, myself and I.   So, what does she do when she isn’t stamping?

what does she do when she isn't stamping?

My Country Loft is a dedicated room over our garage that used to be a boys’ dorm room (for their heavy metal “music” and guitars) and before that it was a craft room built for the original owner’s wife. I took it over as my stamping space in 2002, before we moved into what had been our ‘cabin’ permanently. You walk from the house, across the deck to get to it. Wonderful privacy.

 

This weekend my goal is to get my cards and tutorials ready for my May Card Buffet (my personal deadline is the 15th of the month) as well as pull out (and put somewhere convenient) my retiring card stock (below)

What Does She Do When She Isn't Stamping?

 

and organize my new card stock.

What Does She Do When She Isn't Stamping?

 

What Does She Do When She Isn't Stamping?

 

This year is a little crazier since Stampin’ Up! is retiring a bunch of colors and inserting a bunch of new colors.  I’m very excited about this transition.  My favorite returning color (thank you SU!) is Mossy Meadow.  I think it is just the richest green for fall an winter.

Mossy Meadow: 

Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Mossy Meadow 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

 

I’ve had a heavy duty cardboard organizer for years and that’s where I keep my card stock.  Three columns with twelve slots in each.  This year, since I did a major label revamp, I’m putting my basic card stocks on the top instead of the bottom where it had been for years.  Then the rest of the regular card stock is sorted alphabetically, left to right.  And the rotating In Colors are near the bottom.

What Does She Do When She Isn't Stamping?

 

What Does She Do When She Isn't Stamping?

 

As you can see I have a few more labels to make and attach.  Once done they’re good for 3-4 years.  My sorter sits ‘inside’ a dormer window so perfectly gets no sunlight on it.

Saturday’s other major tackle job was sorting out my punches, pulling retired punches for storage elsewhere and making sure the current punches had a demo-label on them with name, year in catalog, order number and price.  Neat and tidy and convenient.

What Does She Do When She Isn't Stamping?

2018-2019 Current Stampin’ Up! punches

This clear plastic shoe rack came from probably a Bed, Bath & Beyond type store.  Many years ago, like at least fifteen.  Between each row of pockets my husband placed a reinforcement board that is screwed into the (cheap hollow core) door.  It keeps the rack from flapping on the door when it opens and closes and also keeps it from tearing apart.  It’s been in place in this house for over 13 years and when we lived in San Jose, prior to moving to Mi Wuk, it was up for at least 4-5 years.  Great tool.  Great investment.

So, what does she do when she isn’t stamping?  At this time of year she re-organizes her stampin’ studio.

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