Thursday, June 28, 2012

So long for now!

Hello all!  Jen (JLJ Designs) here with my last post for the Crafter's Companion blog.  I've had a great time making projects for Crafter's Companion.  I made this simple card with the Popcorn the Bear Smile Set to celebrate my time here.  Don't you just love those balloons?  I really want to talk about something else today, though - storage!

I'm always trying to find better ways to store my stamps.  When I just had a few, a drawer worked fine. Then I had enough that digging through the drawer didn't work anymore, and I moved some into binders with photo pages to hold the stamps.  I liked this, except that the stamps would fall out of the open tops of the photo pages.  I took advantage of May's Customer Appreciation sale to try out the EZMount Clear Enclosed Mini-Binder and Mini-Binder Storage Panels.  I am in love!

You can store any stamps that have EZ mount or any clear acyrlic stamps in these.  Here's one of mine with Humphrey Stamps:

I just taped the packaging on the front of the page and put the stamps on the back:

Crafter's Companion even sells some stamps all ready for the case, like the Popcorn the bear stamps:

Now, I thought I'd let you into my craft room.  No comments on the mess!  Here is my storage closet.  Hubby put shelves in for me.  You can see my new cases on the bottom shelf.  I can't wait until I have enough cases for all my stamps.

I thought I'd share one more storage trick before I sign off.  I use these storage boxes from tool section at the local big box store to keep my small crafty items like flowers, rhinestones, and buttons.

So long for now!


KYCrafter said...

It's been a pleasure to design with you for Crafter's Companion. Wishing you great success in your future journey.

Bye the way, love your drawers!! (Don't take that the wrong way now! Tee hee hee)


Dawn's Craft Place said...

We have had so much fun and inspiration from and with you sweetie
We will miss you
Hugs and thanks for sharing this cutie

dmbennett said...

So sorry to see you go Jen. Thanks for sharing your storage of stamps, I may have to invest in some myself.

Emily H said...

Thank you so much for being on the design team. You have inspired many. :)

madebyKarla said...

This is great! I bet you use that iron for crafting and not clothes, huh?! lol I often think I should get one to iron out my ribbon!

Trena in Naperville said...

Jen!! We are going to miss you! Thank you for your lovely projects and sharing!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Kathy said...

Love the card Jen, as always, beautiful coloring and lovley color combo!! And I love the drawer idea! Will miss you sweetie!! Please stay in touch. BIG HUGS Kathy

Carol said...

Beautiful card, you will be missed.

Stacy H-W said...

Awesome card Jen! And your storage ideas are spot on. I'm always looking for ways to make my life more organized. ha I'm really going to miss you. You've been a wonderful inspiration every week. big hugs, Stacy

Aliya said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration! I've loved seeing your designs. Best wishes for wherever your journey takes you next!