Friday, November 12, 2010

Seventy-five Sets

As you know, I have been in the process of unmounting my sets.  I have come a long way, but still have a looooong way to go.  It has taken me a lot longer than I thought it would, but it is so worth it.

And this is why...

There are about 75 SU sets in this 11" space.  That is eleven inches, not feet.  I couldn't believe it when I started counting the sets in this cubicle.  I had to count them more than once because it seemed unreal that I could have that many sets in such a small amount of space.

At first, I was overwhelmed with all my sets and how I would combine them, but once I got started, they just seemed to fall in place.  I have trees sets and leaves together, flowers, Christmas sets, Halloween sets, and sentiment sets together.  I can usually get at least four sets in each case, so you can see how that saves on storage space.

If I can combine the rest of my sets that I haven't unmounted yet in the same way, I will have more than enough room for all my stamps in this 8 cubicle shelf.  I have a few sets that I will probably never unmount, but I will have plenty of space to store them too.

I have to admit that this is another one of my lame excuses for not stamping lately.  Almost every time I pull out a set to stamp, I end up unmounting and combining sets.  Then before I know it, it's time to pick up the kiddos from school, and "Mommy Time" is over.

One of these days...

K

4 comments:

Lori VK said...

Very inspiring! There are some I would like to unmount because I will never get rid of them. It looks so clean when things are in the same size containers. I can't wait to see pictures of your new stamp room!

Kalyber said...

how inspiring. I want to do the same thing but Am a bit hesitant to start such a big project. how are you mounting them on acrylic blocks for use?

Bonnie said...

You're making progress! I did my Thoughts & Prayers. Used and old catalog and cut the picture out, put it on a laminating sheet and cut it out. Worked great! But that's the only one I've done so far. I can see that I need to do all of them so I have room for more!

tala1947 said...

I was like you with my stamps.I don't have a lot of stamps, but am also short on space. I had some old vinyl pages for computer discs that I put my stamps in. I stamped the image on sticker paper and put the stamp in the pocket behind it. Works for me. The problem with me is that I can't seem to chunk the wood mounts! LOL. Seems like there should be something I could do with them.