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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

WOYWW 246 - re-sorting stamps

I reckon that Barbara Gray has a spy camera in my craft room. The moment I had finished sorting my Clarity stamps than Clarity brought out some new useful storage for the remountable sets.

The small box you can see in the first photo contains all the New Design Club monthly stamps, which was one group I had not really decided how to store.  They come to us in little cell bags with a descriptive paper with them.  None of us want to separate them out to mix them with the other stamps - I know, we are all strange, but there it is.

This new storage seems perfect, smart new Clarity folders with inserts of VERY tough acetate.  I reckon I can get around 16 of these small stamps on one sheet, and probably put an A4 piece of card/paper between with the images stamped on so it is easy to see if anything is missing.

I believe the new storage for the stencils is on its way to us on the high seas at the moment.

Meanwhile, I must apologise for my late arrival today.  Sorry Julia.  I have been sorting out accommodations for a couple of crafting trips this year.  I have booked a two day retreat with Barbara Gray down at Crowborough in August.  I am also using the trip to visit some relatives in the area, which will be good.

My other booked trip will be to the WOYWW Crop in May.  I did drop a bit of a clanger, not realising that I was booking a theatre trip for the night before the Crop.  so it will be a late night, followed by an early morning to get there in time.  Again I am using the trip to visit the area, strangely an area where the father of one of my relatives in Kent was brought up.  Marlborough is a place  I only knew from visiting the houses of my godmother (she moved houses more often that some people change their knickers), so I am looking forward to seeing the area, and just making it the focus rather than somewhere on the way to a place further south.

Both trips will be memorable for meeting up with those of you I know so well from corresponding  via computers.  Until then, I will have to be satisfied with talking to you all through Julia's kind hospitality, so I am off now to link in and then hope to visit many of you later on today. 


Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely that you've got a couple of fun crafty trips to look forward to..we're really looking forward to meeting you at the WOYWW crop!
Good luck with all the sorting :-)
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

glitterandglue said...

My goodness, Maggie - no sooner than you get all sorted.... hope you don't feel obliged to start all over again!!!
Thanks for already visiting - glad you enjoyed your gander through my site.
Have a special week - all these wonderful trips to look forward to!
Margaret #17

Twiglet said...

Sounds like you will have a busy year - enjoy!! x Jo

Shaz Brooks said...

The new storage looks good- annoying though when you think you have it sorted, and something better comes along.Love Shaz xx

Daniella said...

Fabulous storage ideas!! I should sort my stamps. And how lucky! Going on trips that also are crafty!

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier - two greenhouses, you've got you're work cut out there girl!! But the food ....
I love that you are organising your year, we have our main hols done. I would soooo like to come to the crop, am trying to convince the DH that he would love to spend some time looking around that area .... we shall see ...
Bishopsmate #67

Cazzy said...

Hi Maggie, thanks for visiting last week. I will tell you what Hubby was doing in that strange position - he was fitting an insulating jacket to the outside tap behind the water barrels!
Sorry not to get back to you, I had family visiting over the weekend from Thursday, my son did a lot of work on my computer, and I am still trying to catch up and find the programs to load back and yesterday I had an operation, Hubby had bad news Tuesday and isn't taking it well and he was supposed to be looking after me!
I am stamp sorting too!
Cazzy x

sandra de said...

My goodness you are going to be busy. I am always impressed by anyone that organises their stamps. Me... I just put them all in a box!! Have a lovely week.
Sandra @25

BJ said...

More great storage solutions. I have the little house - my only clarity stamp acquired at craft club. The wood my harp is made from is rosewood but I'm not entirely sure which one but it is waxed and the patterns are super aren't they. Sorry I’m a bit late replying this week, too much Winter Olympics to watch, harp to play and everything, thanks for the visit BJ#77

Maisie Moonshine said...

Stamp storage is such a minefield isn't it? That Clarity solution looks good though. Thanks for your visit, have a creative week. MMx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm always interested in storage solutions, but since I don't have any of those kinds of stamps, I hope they are exactly what you need.

Thanks for the info on the baby oil. I should have said it was to use after the gelli was very dirty. I read that on Mary Ann's blog. She didn't say anything about conditioning, though, although I'm sure it will replenish some of the oil that gets lost or seeps onto your craft sheet.

Like you, I'm running late this week, but mine is due to more power outages, this time accompanied by loss of my phone and internet. Happy belated WOYWW from #3.

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh am thrilled that you're coming to the crop, we'll have a snooze area for you early risers!! you don't need to hear it from me really, but I do like the way clarity look after their customers, the storage solution looks very good.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog #87 for a visit! So glad you did so I got to see how you are storing you clear stamps... I have something very close to that here in the US, not sure if you can get them where you are. If you visit again go to the right side to My Creations!! then Organization, there on a June 30 post you will find what I used.. and then again Aug 31, 2011... Love your blog and know I will be stopping by again!!

Nelle said...

Clarity will always have a place in my craft room, It is the point I started grown up crafts, Nice that they have designed a storage system for their stamps. I spy lots of other nice toys in your room.
Nelle 71 xx

Hettie said...

OOOOO! How exciting! We will get to meet up at the crop! Yeay!
My Uncle lives in Marlborough so I will be calling by to see him on the Sunday, hopefully Sunday lunch too! It will be strange for me though as the last time I was there was for my Aunt's funeral in October.
Ho Hum! Gotta remember the good times!