Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Acrylic Stamps

All of my wood mount stamps are stored in the baskets on the small bookcases. Amy (aka the organizational queen) came up with this solution for storing acrylic stamps, so I put her idea to use with mine. I don't have very many sets, but the ones I do have now have an organized new home. I got this file box at Target 3 months ago and finally got it organized this morning.

Each set has a hanging file I usually type labels, but to save time I wrote them. The lid stays on anyways.The file box fit's nicely on the big bookcase. Amy and I both have a love for organization, as do so many of you. It's great to bounce idea's off each other because there are so many ways to organize and not all things work for everyone. You're bound to find something that is perfect for you.
Do you see that? Yep! It's the new and much improved shower head. Mark ended up installing it Saturday night after his father's and son's camp out, so I didn't have to do it myself. My first good shower was Sunday morning. It was wonderful...refreshing...and I was able to rinse all the shampoo and conditioner out of my hair! So grateful for small blessings.
Meet Storm (gray with black ends), Missfit (orange on her face), Smokey (peeking out in the back) and Bandit(licking his tummy). The kitties are getting big, cute and very playful. Hopefully they will be ready to go to new homes very soon. It seems that people are only interested in the girls so we will have a hard time getting rid of Bandit all because he has an extra package...poor little guy.

FLUFFY GIRLS UNITE

Mindy had a good idea for those are us who are on the "fluffy" side. That we can be a support group to each other. I'm thinking of it being more of keeping each other accountable for exercising and daily water intake. I'm not even going to stress about the weight part of it because that's just too much pressure on you girls and on me. I know I need to exercise everyday because I eat everyday. Makes sense to me. It can be as simple as going for a walk. You don't need special equipment for that. I also know I don't drink nearly enough water (and it shows in my dry skin). If we all do these 2 things the weight will start coming off, and we will just consider that to be a bonus. Our goal is to get healthy(er). I still plan to eat my normal foods...just smaller portions. In my mind life is too short not to enjoy food. So what I'm wondering is how many of you would be interested in checking in with me on your progress...like how many minutes did you exercise today and how many glasses of water to you drink? Amy created a work out log book to keep track of her exercise routine (rep's and stuff) with a download on her blog. She is NOT a fluffy girl, but she does want to get tone and have more energy. I will make something that works for me so I can track my exercise minutes and glasses of water. It would be a good idea for anyone who wishes to participate. Let me know and we will go from there.


20 comments:

Jamie said...

I did some acrylic stamp organization last week too. I love how it feels to get a system for my scrap supplies.

I would love to join your "Fluffy Girl" club. I would love to be more accountable on the water, walking, and portion sizes.

Take Care!

Jacquie said...

Awwwww your kitties are so CUTE!!!

Valerie said...

i need to be less fluffy, too.
and what a great idea for storing acrylic stamps!! what i need is to have them out...so i can see them!

and the babies are adorable!! i need one and dang if i'm not too far away to drive over! i'd be loving me some kitty!

TK Angels said...

I love the kitties. You know how jealous I am with your scrapbooking and crafting. Just wish I had more time to sit down and enjoy starting to scrapbook again.

Take care,
Love,
Terri

Marth said...

ok count me in on the "fluffy" list. Man I'm so envious of your organizational abilities, I sooo need help over here!!!

September said...

I'm fixing to organize my acrylic stamps very soon... :)

Hugs,
Tember

Colors of Me said...

Count me in the "fluffy" list too LOL! I'm going to check out Amy's blog for her list. I love the idea for the stamp storage - AWESOME, although I am just starting to "collect" the Acrylic sets.

Vickie said...

I think I like that - I'm fluffy :D I just recently found your blog and am enjoying it. I don't have acrylic stamp sets but I do have the ones mounted on wood. I've been taking them off and remounting them with the new foam to use with acrylic blocks. Then I store them in cd cases in cd racks. I still have many to go but it sure has cut the space in half. Next I plan on making a book with each set stamped and numbered for reference. A person in my stamping club got us started on that. Hey if you have room for strangers in your "fluffy" club, I'd sure like to join. I need to be held accountable for water and exercise.

Amy Mowbray said...

Jolene, I really think the acrylic storage will work for you. It's really easy when a crop comes up too!
I love the name of your new "club!" You're cute!

~Telah said...

Love the stamp organization! I need to go do some organizing of my scrap stuff too.

How wonderful that your hubby installed the shower head for you...I bet that made your Mother's Day right there!

I have some fluff I'd like to get rid of too....I'd joing your little club.

Melissa said...

Girl, if I had handwriting that nice, I'd write out everything!

I'm so glad for your new shower head. "Little" things like that can really make a difference!

Chickenbells said...

The kitties are lovely...when aren't they? Probably when they're running underfoot and climbing the curtains right? LOL...I am totally interested in the excersise/water check-in...sign me up! I was just thinking about the 21 day challenge and feeling sad that we're not doing that anymore...

Kim said...

I'll be in your fluffy club. With the kids home next week for the whole summer, this will be my "outlet" to get out of the house and take a walk (well, at least before it gets too hot here in FL).

NancyJones said...

i sooo need to be in the fluff club Im thinking of hooking my computer up to my treadmill so i ahve to walk to make it work.. that may be the only way i exercise...
just a thought..

LOVE the way you have your stamps done. THANKS for stopping by my blog :)

Cindi said...

Those kitties are adorable! I can't wait to show Allison. She just earned a kitty (the story is on my blog) and we will be getting a male. I wish we lived closer. I bet Allison would pick Bandit in a minute. He's so cute! I had a male for almost 14 years and have lived with female cats and I think the males make nicer house cats. The females get _itchy and like to be left alone.

Andi said...

You're just Ms. Organization!!! Love to see all your wonderful ideas.

Glad you got a new shower head. I have to have some good water flow myself when I shower!

Erin H. said...

Love the organization you do...I soooo need you to come and work with me to get mine under control....lol. I would love to be part of your "fluffy" club too...I need to get busy!

Mindy said...

You know I'm in! I don't want to hold the camera a few inches above my face, to make my double chin disappear, for the rest of my life! Tomorrow I'm going to actually take a water bottle with me to work and drink the whole thing. Which is good considering this whole year, the only thing I have to drink during the day is a diet coke (with lime!) with lunch.

Those kittens are precious. Out of our 3 cats, the male has the most personality. (True statement but also an "ad" for Bandit!)

Susie Q said...

Little things like a new shower head DO make a BIG difference! Looks great too!

Great organizational ideas. I like things neat and in a place you can find them. Love that storage box. Your penmanships siper..why type when it is that nice! *smile*

I am trying to drink more water. I do, a lot but still drinlk a lot of Coke too! And I have started back walking as much as I can. Getting time to do it is tough but I HAVE to.

Love ya,
Sue

wendster said...

Hey! A fluffy club!!! I want in on that action for SURE. I just lost my first 25 pounds (as of May 15) so that I wouldn't lose my hair re: my bet with my business partner. We bet our HAIR that we would lose 25 pounds by May 15th. So we HAD to lose it or shave our heads!!! I am so glad that I made it!!! Whew!
I am so glad to hear that your boy is coming home for a while. And what a gorgeous girlfriend! Super photo. You talented gal you.
I love lots of water in the shower too. Glad your hubby thought of you. Now I just need to get lots of water in ME! I'm not a water drinker. So count me in, fluffy but still beautiful friend!
Wendy