Hi, everyone. This is Ann Clemmer and Stamper
from stamperdog.com. And I’m in my stamp room – oh, yes!
And spring is almost over and it’s time to really hunker down
and get some control on that card stock. We’re having a private discussion on our private
Facebook page for the 24/7 Stampers about this one subject.
Here is my answer to Bobby’s question. But first, I think Stamper’s not in the mood
to work (laughter). Okay, now that I got all the dog hair off
me – Anyway, we are having a discussion on our
24/7 Stampers private Facebook group and it’s all about
what to do with all those little pieces of card stock.
You know, I’m an avid stamper and over just maybe three days
I can have at least this much scrap paper. And what to do with it?
As you can see right over my shoulder here, I’ve got a couple
of paper towers and that’s what I use for my full size paper.
And some people use other things. They have some really good ideas, too,
because it all depends on what your workspace is.
Let me show you what I do with my scraps. First of all, I have a cutting station and
it’s right here. And just to the right of it I have a scrap
basket. And it’s just about ready to be redone for
one reason or another. In each of these folders – like here it’s
a two-sided folder, it’s sealed on this side, sealed on this side
and it’s open here and I’ve got all my neutrals.
So those I probably keep down to smaller sizes. Some of you keep every little bit because,
to quote one of my 24/7 stampers, Well, actually a couple of them –
even a little piece of scrap can make a flower. However, when you stamp a lot, why, I have
to have room for my bed and to sleep, so you know, I can’t keep everything!
What I like to do is here I’ve got one of these
and here’s all the blues together. Now you notice that’s not how I keep my regular
paper. My regular paper is alphabetized because that
makes sense to me and maybe that makes sense to you or maybe
you have a different plan. But when it comes to scraps, I just put all
the blues together. Now usually I only keep down to maybe a half
page size and smaller than that I’m donating to the
church Sunday school or the battered women’s shelter that we have
locally or someone who can use it more than me.
Don’t hold on to every little scrap. Give it to someone who can use it.
It could be a little daycare center by your home.
It could be anything. But until you do, you can put them in something
like this and just get a basket . . . this was just
a basket that I got at some discount place.
You want to make sure – see, here’s all my pinks together, right?
And it’s usually just the larger stuff because I could just get
inundated with the little ones. So there’s the big towers, here’s where I
cut, and then this is where the scraps go.
The garbage is right behind me and then just the other side
of this one is where I put the ones I’m going to give away.
And it’s a great big box and when I get it big enough, I donate it.
Be open to sharing the love of stamping with your friends.
And drop by stamperdog.com some time and share with us.
Think about becoming a part of our 24/7 Stampers. We have a riot. We have our own personal blog.
We have our Facebook group where everybody chats and shares.
We have webinars once a month. And hey! A bunch of us are going to convention
– we are going to stamp our hearts out!
So come with us some time and see what it’s like on the other side.
This is Ann Clemmer and – well, wherever Stamper is – from stamperdog.com, trying to put a
little ink, paper, and fun into your day. Oh, Romeo, Romeo. Wherefore art thou, Romeo?
Time for a bath!