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Old 09-01-2006, 05:37 PM   #1  
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Who here primarily stands when they stamp, and do you have a stamping surface that is an appropriate height? I just find myself standing and wandering more often than not, so I am curious. Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:42 PM   #2  
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Funny you should ask this.... I remember one of the SCSers saying she stands to stamp.... and ever since then, I notice that I will stand to critique what I've done.... or to look to figure out what else it needs. Also, a lot of times I will stand to tape a layer on that really needs to be put in just that right spot.


So.... I'm guessing there are a lot of you standin' stampin' sisters out there!!! I'll be curious to see what answers people post here.
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:43 PM   #3  
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I always feel better when I stand, but I am pretty tall so that may be a factor. Doesn't seem to matter what the surface is...
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:37 PM   #4  
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For those of you who stand but would like a higher surface, I have a solution. I was in someone else's craft room, and she has 4 pipes that fit on the legs of her craft table to raise it up. A cheap, simple solution!
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:40 PM   #5  
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How funny - my husband just told me the other day that he wishes he had a time-lapse camera stationed in my stamp room, because I get up and down so many times it would make me look like a jumping jack! There are certain things that I do standing up, (centering images, stamping sentiments, etc.), and others that I do better at when I'm sitting. Kinda reminds me of that old high school cheer: "Lean to the left, lean to the right, stand up, sit down, fight, fight, fight?!" I guess it could be stamp, stamp, stamp!
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I stand because I'm always walking back and forth to get the next embellishment/inkpad/cardstock/etc., so I would be jumping up and down over and over if I didn't. I prefer it, but my heels start hurting after a few hours.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:50 PM   #7  
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I'm primarily a "sitter", but like Vicki, I am up and down!! Up when I need to reach for something, and also when I really want to line something up (either stamping or cutting). SO stampin is good exercise!!!!!!!
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:50 PM   #8  
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My stamping room is also the laundry room this TINY room. My desk fits in under the window perfectly. So I don't have a lot of room to back up and stand up. I do stand to hammer eyelets or use my cutting board.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:54 PM   #9  
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I generally sit while I am scrapping, but I do tend to stand when I stamp. I am actually looking at new table for my scrapbook room. It is a high one and I would have to stand, but I would also get a nice high stool.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:55 PM   #10  
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I sit to make cards and stamp, but I always stand when I scrapbook, wierd eh?
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:18 PM   #11  
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I also asked this same ? awhile ago and got the same response. Alot of the gals stand. I also stand as I feel I can position things better. When I sat I found myself jumping up and down getting embellishments or whatever. When I get my craft room in order I will have spots for sitting and standing but right now I stand.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:30 PM   #12  
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I like to sit. I'm not sure if it's because I'm tall and the table seems too far down if I stand, or if I'm just to darn lazy. The only time I stand is to stamp backgrounds.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:53 PM   #13  
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I'm a stander, I need the perspective that standing provides. I just don't get that sitting down. I stamp at a 10 foot long cabinet height work area, inks and most used supplies share the counter, paperr in a rolling cart, and most every thing else goes into the built in cabinets below or in the bookcase next to the counter.
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:16 PM   #14  
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I almost always stand to stamp. My work surface is a set of cheap kitchen cabinets we got at Lowes with a laminate top attached, so it is at kitchen counter height. I do have a regular table in my craft room, but I rarely use it except for using my cutter or when friends come over to stamp.
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:40 PM   #15  
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I am a stander! I feel like I have so much more control, and I feel like I can see everything better from that perspective. Plus, I can never get a great image when I'm sitting. (I usually only sit when I'm coloring for long periods of time.)

I use an architect's drafting table that can adjust to different heights. I keep it right about hip level since I'm pretty short (5'1"). I'd measure but I'm too lazy right now! I love my table since it's pretty big and it's been working great so far (plus it was free!). When I need to sit I use a tall chair that I got from Ikea.
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I stand when I stamp. Sometimes I sit when my feet get tired. It's just easier. My MIL did this with her table, so I had to do it since I like to stand...bed risers. They are likely out now or on sale now as they come out around going back to college time. It raises the table another 6" I think. I paid about $6 for them on sale at Wal-mart last year. My MIL got hers at Bed Bath & Beyond for $12 I think. BBB likely sells them all year.

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There is a picture of my table with bed risers. This is perfect height for standing and stamping. I have a bar chair in my room that is a good height to sit in when I want to sit.
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I'm a sitter, but I do stand to stamp background stamps and I stamp in my dining room, so I have to keep it neat, so I use something, get up and put it back, get something else, walk to put it back and so on. I must walk miles when the mojo hits me!
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I stand when I stamp also. I mostly will stamp at my kitchen counter. I just don't feel comfortable sitting to stamp and my workshop customers will laugh at me because sometime I will sit in my daughters booster seat. I need to be higher than the table for some reason.
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Now that I think about it I stand most of the time. I am lucky enough to have two desks, one sitting height & one standing height) so I go back & forth.
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I stamp while seated, whenever possible, unless demonstrating or teaching a class. Then, in those instances, I do prefer to stand.

Whenever I am standing, tho, I feel this subconcious need to "rush", for some odd reason.

When sitting, I feel leisurely, relaxed, and can take all the time I want . . .

Why is that?
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I'm a stander . . . I use a drafting table for my main work area and while I do have a nice cushy, tall, swivel stool to sit on, I rarely sit there. I like the perspective I get when standing -- something about having my cards/scrap pages just that bit further away is so helpful for designing.
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I stand to stamp and punch, sit to color, and then I'm back standing when I assemble and glue. I work at my kitchen bar so the height is fine either way.
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Now that I think about it I stand most of the time. I am lucky enough to have two desks, one sitting height & one standing height) so I go back & forth.
this would be my ideal situation . . . thanks for those who posted pictures, it gave me some good ideas
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I stand to stamp and punch, sit to color, and then I'm back standing when I assemble and glue.
Interesting! I do it this way too.

My stamping table is a pool table with a top made from MDF. The pool table is about two or three inches taller than normal table height, and the MDF gives it almost another inch, so it's a pretty good height for standing. When I sit to color, the height is not too bad for that either. In an ideal world, I'd have two work surfaces, one low and one high.
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