I was surprised that what I had originally gone in there for was 50% off already, so cursing around I found these Visual Journals. This is the front paper cover, they are hard backed and the pages are just wonderful. They are made for mixed media and acid free! So I bought 2 of them, one for Zentangles and one for an art journal ( my old art journal is nearly thrashed as it was a cheap scrapbook to start with and pages not meant for mixed media) So of course I had to test one out right away ( just like getting new school supplies at the beginning of the year LOL) so I 'tangled every night for about 15-30 minutes. After reading up on Zentangles a little more, on the "net" I found they are originally supposed to be small, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and finished in about 15 minutes......hummmmm! I did try the smaller size and didn't really care for the constricting size so I have renamed these pages to Zendoodles, as some people refere to them as just doodling anyway.
Yesterday I posted for WOWW, for today, what is on my work station, and that being new storage for my stamps. I am changing over to CDs since I have over 250 of them. So why the picture of the shelf you ask? This is the 4' shelf I used to store all my music CDs. They ran all the way across standing on end and then stacked flat on top of those. :O I was wondering if the shelf was going to come off the wall or if the music would survive if we happened to have a good tremor or earthquake. Yes we do live in THAT part of the world! I made an executive decision (LOL) and went to Office Depot and bought 1 CD storage binder that held 100 CDs, surely that would do just fine. ( I didn't count before I left)
I still didn't count before I left) and a rather cheaper version just for the PC program discs and some art discs I use occasionally. So here are the 2 nice ones and 1 from the dollar store that holds back up picture discs. (I am obsessive about NOT loosing any of my pictures and videos) All 220 CD now sit in less than 12" Yeah! The binder with the program discs fits nicely in a drawer, that's an other 48 cases!!!
Not to mention (but I will) I still have these two containers full of music CD to get into an on coming binder. Why SO much music you ask? (by now I know your asking that, I am LOL) Since I have many moods I have many styles of music to fit them.......kinda like my shoes! Anyway, so on to my storage part of this post. What to do with all the cases? Take out the middle and put stamps in them. Something I've been wanting to do, but didn't want to buy any cases.
BUT FIRST I HAD SOME CLEANING TO DO!
WHAT WAS I THINKING!!! I really needed to clean out this cabinet and reorganise my stash. So here is the middle of my progress, when I walked back into this room I really was wondering WHAT WAS I THINKING!
This is the inside shot, after I had re-arranged the shelves and started the re-load process. This really was a good idea, I needed to go through things, purge and find out what I still have.
I hope you haven't been to bored with my going ons. I did try the binder system, but with so many stamps and being such a visual person it didn't work for me.
What or how do you store your stamps? I really would like to know! Well there are still 200 empty CD cases sitting beside my work desk, so I better get busy!
Thanks for stopping in .......until later