Well, I've gotten an update and some pictures from Jean. She's so much fun and she's making my job really easy! Here's what she has to say (scroll down to see some pictures):
Well, I thought I was close to getting you some more pics, but .....in those closets I found ...yep, more stamps!! OMG! I have tagged 1400 now and still have probably 50 more to go...maybe...give or take. And, those that I thought I could "purge"...well, nope, can't do it because I found out (in the nick of time I might add!! lol) that we are expecting our first "two legged" grandchild next year! We already consider ourselves grandparents since our daughter has a pug named Henry and our son has a blue heeler named Hank. So, those baby, lullaby, cutesy kid stamps will come in handy soon!
Jean's Old Stamp Wall
Jean's New Number Stamp Storage System.
It is amazing now that I have 1400 stamps in photo boxes on my shelves (approx 37 boxes and growing) that I actually "shrunk" them down on paper to 20+ pages for the rack! I numbered them all individually, stamped them on paper, then like paper doll cut-outs, I cut them out and sorted them by calendar, theme, alpha and rainbow, then pasted them onto those particular sheets. This system will definitely knock out the amount of time needed in search of a certain stamp I want to use.
I am attending my last convention this weekend and I'm hoping that they don't have any stamps! I am going to try very, very hard to be "good" and not add to the stock I have. In fact, of the scrapbook paper, stamps (doubles and triples plus those I know I won't be using), trimmers, etc. that I don't require any longer, I am "purging" into a wicker basket and giving it up for the charity auction that we are having at the convention.
Well, that's it from this end. Once all of this is under control, I'll feel so much better...even if it is only half under control!