Monday, March 28, 2011

Cataloging Gone Crazy!

Okay, so I started and now I can't STOP! I had seen other people before talking about cataloging their stamps and I hadn't really given it much thought until Noelle started talking about it on her blog. I don't usually like to take on such a big project unless I get feedback from someone who has done it. I was reading on Splitcoast Stampers and there were SO many people talking about it, that I actually started to feel overwhelmed (it doesn't take much!) But Noelle was kind enough to humor me and walk me through the process of how she did it! She even shared pictures! So, I took her cue and copied most of her categories, tweaked them a bit to fit my stash and now I am on a roll!
Here is my scratch paper with a rough list of categories:

Some stamp sets and "catalog pages"

 My plan for now is to just store them in their packaging by manufacturer. I may eventually move them into the Thin Stuftainers that Noelle uses for her Ippity/Unity. But at least I will have my master binder so I know what I have and where to find it! I am off now to stamp some more images~it's addicting!


Noelle Reese said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it! I have been writing in pencil and am ditching it for pen! WhaT WAS i THINKING? lIKE THE BRAND AND NAME OF SET WAS GOING TO CHANGE?? Oops, sorry about that caplock LOL I should fix it but I am too busy cataloging LMAO You might put your clear stamps in the thin stufftainers? Would you just glue the actual sheet to the inside? Your looks AWESOME! I am off to look again LMAO

Kimberly said...

Don't we all need help with our stamps....please keep an eye out i have a fabulous line coming out soon. I've been sent by MOMO, isn't she fabulous. Love your blog. I'm now a new follower. Would love if you dropped by mine.

Noelle Reese said...

OK, you seriously are NOT going to believe this. I do not have one set you have showing! I want them, all though LOL Especially the owls and the birds. Who makes the real bird in the nest? I love the butterflies too!

Alison Jane Hann said...

Wow, my eyes sparklehen I see this many stamps!

I have something for you over on my blog tonight

Jessica said...

When you are done, come catalog my stamps! Please! No but for real, I so need to do this soon, totally jealous of your motivation.

MyNeed2Craft said...

YAY! I am your 100th follower! Woo Hoo! Yay me! hehe OK, I was just excited...I wanted to be someone's 100th follower. :)
I too am in the process of organizing my clear stamp collection. I am putting them in CD cases and then labeling by flowers, borders, sentiments (for different ocassions) etc, etc...
I came over from Momo's and became a follower. If you would like to check out my blog and become a follower I am at:

Audrey Pettit said...

It IS overwhelming, isn't it? I need to do this, too. Years back, I at least cataloged most of my sentiment stamps, although that's outdated now. But I know I don't use my stamps near enough because I don't even remember what all I have. Yikes!
Good for you for tackling this big project.

Scrapcollectr said...

Way to go, Nora Anne! I have a rendition of this for my Unity and Ippity and it really helps. Isn't cataloging a little like shopping new stuff? Everything looks new again...*smile*
Thx for dropping by!