Boarder Hoarder Part 2

Hi Crafters -
 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):

From Jean
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.
    This is definitely a huge, huge project I have undertook and I'm so glad I did my research on the scraprack and attended your class. This system is going to be a tremendous help for me now that I have even more purpose to organize everything properly. The unit(s) are suppose to be arriving tomorrow.
  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!
Take care.


Meet Jean - The Border Hoarder

I'd like to switch things up a bit and introduce you to Jean and her adorable dog Inky.

I met Jean (but not Inky) at a recent CK Convention.  She had done lots of research on the ScrapRack and signed up to take our seminar so she could get the full story.  She sat, as most "A" students do, at the front of the class.  As we got into the discussion of storing your supplies, she confessed openly and without reservation "I'm a Borderline Hoarder," "Yes," she said "I'm a BorderHoarder".  Her revelation resonated with the class and like any other addiction, we felt compelled to applaud her honesty.  Okay, maybe I'm overdoing it a bit.  But the truth is, Jean was ready to embark on her own 12 step program to getting organized.  She told us that she was following our methods for sorting and organizing her stamps, and that she had gotten through cataloging  1300 - YES 1300 stamps just before coming to the Convention.  I'm going to blog about Jean and her progress as she organizes not 1 but 2 craft rooms.   Please check back periodically to see how she's doing, offer encouragement and perhaps you'll find yourself motivated to follow in her footsteps.