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Old 03-21-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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OK, so just one year ago I attended my first "real" SU party.

Last night, I cataloged my 80+ stamp sets by stamping each set on a piece of cs with the name written at the bottom and alphabetized them in a binder.

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Old 03-21-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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sounds very familiar... right there with ya!
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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Just think ... you have been assimilated into a much better life!! LOL!!
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Oh Judy - you poor baby. I wouldn't call you a geek yet though.

I think I have over 400 sets. Maybe I am the geek or..... I am probably possessed by the evil stamping virus which causes uncontrollable spending on stamps and all the accessories needed to fill a room to the point of bursting it's seams

Do you think I have hope for a cure or at very least to be able to go into remission until my income catches up with my spending?

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Old 03-21-2005, 06:16 PM   #7
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Oh great, if you could just photocopy those and send them my way!!! I have so wanted to do that very thing....but good things come to thosxe who wait
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Oh wow!!!!!!!! I just posted a reply here and had an instant brain storm.....and I am so used to brain fade! I think this would make a great swap!!!
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Um...excuse me...who are you calling a GEEK. I wanted to do that after only 1 month of stamping!!! What does that make me? Perhaps CRAZY!!!!
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Shannon...I wish I HAD done it after the first month(and monthly thereafter)....this little project I took on last night tok me 3 hours!!!!!!
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Judy -
Using your time frame, it would take me over 15 hours to do mine. I feel a sick day or two coming on.

Wait a minute, can I hire you to come to my house and stamp all my images and put them into binders for me?

That is such a good idea. How are you sorting them?

I would need a couple dozen binders I think.

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Hey Judy...I guess I better go start on that project now....Or maybe I can send you all of my stamps and you can do it for me!
Tell me more about how you did it. Did you just use black ink? Did you separate them by category (seasons, sports, flowers) Did you separate them by stamp set? HELP....tell me more!!!
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I started my binder when I had about 20 sets (I think I'm up to around 70 now). I have the binder in alphabetical order and only used black ink (on copy paper so not to waste my good paper). I have an index in the front of the binder and everything is in a plastic sleeve.

Some day I might sort them into categories, but for now my "studio" is my closet and my stamps are in a trunk at the end of my bed so space is an issue. I do keep them stored alphabetically on the side so I can read the titles on each box.

I offered to do it for a friend of mine (local) for $40 plus $2 per stamp set. She is still thinking about taking me up on it. She is one of those who has no idea what stamp sets she has and has on more than one occasion ordered a set she already owns.

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Old 03-21-2005, 07:47 PM   #14
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I cataloged both my and my mom's stamps last month. Then I photocopied the papers, and gave her a copy. Now we both know what we and eachother own. I organized the binder alphabetically. It really helps when I'm looking for a type of stamp, and more than one set has it. Like a little flower...anyways, I'm rambling. I'm remodeling my craft wall (I don't get a whole room), and then my geek binder will have a beautiful geek home.
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I think I will start to do this everytime I take out a set to stamp...I don't want to waste stamping time by doing it all at once...it would take too long.
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That is a great idea. If only I could make myself be that organized.
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Was there a full moon last night because I was doing exactly the same thing? (I've always been a geek 'though)... I only got as far as printing the Titles on the paper, looks like the stamping part will have to wait until later!!!

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my mom and i (we share) did something similar. only instead of cardstock and binders, we used index cards and a long narrow box. it took us about a week working in "sessions" of a 100 or so stamps at a time. (we only have about 150 or so su sets, but have close to a thousand "other" stamps).

our system is as follows, each index card has the manufacturer (or unknown if we aren't sure who it is), the stamp name (description if the stamp isn't titled), year if we know it and if it is a set, how many belong in the set. then the images are stamped in close to cocoa right on the index cards. all stamps in a set stamped on the same card, using "1 of 2" if there isn't enough room on a single card (the exception is alphabets, for those we do 3 or 4 letters and then all of the punctuation stamps). we then organized the cards by category (used colored index cards horizontally to indicate categories).

i can't tell you how much nicer this is! when we (or anyone else) is looking for a particular stamp or just want to browse, going through the index cards is soooo much nicer than trying to sift through all the stamps or remember what we have. and now that our system is established, we just do new sets as we get them.
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Yep, the insanity is transmitted to us through the Splitcoast website (not saying they do it on purpose, mind you)

I started, what I thought would be a sweet little project about two months ago. I organized my shelves with sets numbered by size, XL, L, M, S, XS. Then printed out the set name and number, then stamped. I also decided I wanted 2-4 samples using that set so those are on the left side (attached to a text weight paper so I can move them around as I want) and then set stamped on the right side. These are in plastic sheets by different categories using titles from the catalog.

Oh my heavens. I'm still working on it, (I just ordered 25 sets in the last 3 weeks) And then to top it off....

...My husband decided that I was spending way too much time getting organized and I 'NEVER' made cards anymore and on and on and on. I can't believe I got in trouble by getting organized!!!!

I'm about to start my third 3" binder (and a 1" for just wheels) It's really nice to have, I don't doubt that at all but I caution all my friends to start now while their collection is small. Doing it 1 or 2 sets at a time is way better than waiting until you have 100 or more. They already blame me for getting them involved in stamping, I don't think I could stand another person giving me heck for being organized.

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Judy -
Using your time frame, it would take me over 15 hours to do mine. I feel a sick day or two coming on.

Wait a minute, can I hire you to come to my house and stamp all my images and put them into binders for me?

That is such a good idea. How are you sorting them?

I would need a couple dozen binders I think.

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Sue...so far I just have them alphabetized....I plan on taking all the printouts I have from the computer and putting all the hedgie ideas behind the hedgies etc....other than that no major sorting plans...
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