Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Valentines day, index and inspiration book =)

I haven't done much stamping lately...well actually thats not true. I made an index of all of my stamp sets finally!! I recently moved all of them to a bookcase ,so now I can't see them anymore, so indexing was a must =). It took me forever! But of course I wanted my indexes to be pretty =). Most of the pages have a different color scheme. This is just a photo album that hold 4X6 pictures. There were a few stamp sets that took two pages though.
I've also been working on this. I made the book a while back out of chipboard. I used the hardware from a scrapbook to hold it together, then regular page protectors fit inside. This is my inspiration book. Whenever I print out directions for something, or sketches or whatever it goes in here.These are some of my favorite color combos. I just typed up the combos in word and stamped the color above it.

These are some of my favorite sketches. Mostly from SCS, but there are some from other places also.
Here is the only card I'm made lately. This was hubby's valentines day card. I'm not really happy with it though. For some reason I always really struggle when making cards for him. I guess I'm probably trying to hard.
Would you believe I don't have a single stamp set with hearts?! There is a stamp in so many sayings thats a row of tiny little hearts, but thats it! I keep buying to many darn flower set. I just realized when I was indexing that at least 80% of my stamps are flowers. -Stamps-Unfrogettable, So Many Sayings
-Paper-Ruby Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel and Watercolor paper.
-Ink-Black Stazon and Old Olive. Markers-Ruby Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa
-Accessories-Paper Piercing tool, Mat Pack and Ticket Corner Punch.

Saturday we went snow tubing with some friends! OMG it was so much fun. We went to Winterplace in West Virginia (what a drive!). The lines were absolutely horrible though! We were there from about 1:30-6:30 and only got to go down 7 times-But even with all that and 13 hours of driving, it was so worth it! Here's some pictures hubby got of me coming down =).

26 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

wow you sure have organized everything, love the favorite color combo and sketch pages, and love that snow tubing.

Erin said...

great idea for organizing everything, especially the sketches! That's poing on my to do list!

Jana Emmert said...

I'm impressed with your organization. I always start well, but keeping it going is the hard part!

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

First of all, WOW!!!!! I would love to go snow tubing, not here in the South though!!! That looks like snow much fun!!!

Also love your sketch book. I'm lusting at all the layouts....that's where I tend to get stumped!

Denise ~ said...

All I can say is WOW! You are super organized! What awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing. :)

Vickie said...

wow!! you have been busy! I love your organization ideas!!

Stacey said...

I love your idea for the color combos. I have already been working on something similar for the skecth's.

Debbi said...

Emily,
That book is fabulous! I cannot imagine all the work it took to make that!

Sarah Gough said...

Wow! as a pretty new demo, I've been struggling with working out how to index my sets before I get too many more (I'm at 36 now, so still pretty small) your index book is so inspirational! I love that idea....of course your index should be pretty too - but I would have never thought about it! And the photo album idea...fantastic! So many thanks all the way from this demo in New Zealand!

kraftykathy1 said...

great job with organizing. I will have to try that with my sketches and my sets!

sorry I missed updating my SU blog roll, I only looked at initial posting. I have updated everything now!
love all your projects!
Kathy

Nicole said...

Wow! Great ideas, Emily!!!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Looks like you had a fun time tubing! My son loved looking at your pictures!

britta said...

that book is wonderful-you are so organized!

Jennifer said...

Great job being so organized! And the cards are so cute!

Corie said...

OH my you are just so organized. Love all these ideas.

Trina said...

Great job with the organizing, looks like it was more fun than work!

Robin said...

what an awesome inspiration book!

nitestamper said...

you've been busy, girl !!!
those required a lot of work and patience. thanks for sharing it
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beate said...

I would brave the cold for this fun hill! I love tubing (if I am bundled up warm enough). I think last time I did it was 10 years ago back when we were stationed in Germany. Time flies...

Michele Zwart said...

Love the inspiration book. Very cute.

Catherine said...

love how you index your stamp set.. i have to do this. but then again i work 8 hours/5 days a week and weekend is the only time i can stamp and some at night... but thanks for sharing =)

Anonymous said...

Stamp set examples in a photo album, pure genius! I'm going to start tomorrow! Many thanks for the idea ...... ej

9kids said...

Wow, I LOVE your index book and inspiration book! I have all my images stamped in a book too, but not pretty at all ~ I think maybe I'll take this on as my summer project.

Kim said...

Wow I love your organization it is so inspiring as is your inspiration notebook. Great idea as my stuff is scattered everywhere :) Kim stampinscrapnewbie

Anonymous said...

I saw your link on SCS and came over to see your book. You did a great job with this. Thanks for sharing.
Kristina G

Kim said...

Wow so incredible. Thanks for the inspiration!!!