Saturday, January 14, 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 184

Morning folks...hey it's Saturday and time to join in the fun over at Penny Black Saturday. Thanks to everyone who joined in the "Case-It" Challenge...you all came up with fabulous versions of Beth's card...the winners have been announced so hop on over to check if it's YOU. The challenge this week is a "No Brainer"...just what I needed considering Mr Mojo is still not playing ball...
ANYTHING GOES
which means the world is your oyster..it's do your own thing time.
I decided to make myself a book for listing all my stamps...now here's a surprise...during a recent stamp tidy moment...I found more than a few duplicates...how on earth did that happen...please tell me that I am not the only person who is silly enough to go and buy stamps that I already own but when I'll find the time to write anything in it...well that's anybody's guess...
Chipboard Album...Craftwork Cards
Paper...Chipboard Alphabet and Die Cuts...My Little Shoebox - Imagine A Forest Kit
Image: Penny Black...Whispers
Sentiment: Papermania Alphabet Stickers
Fiskars Lever Punch - Circle
Seam Binding....The Ribbon Girl
Pearl Brads....American Crafts
Self Adhesive Pearls...The Hobby House


and there's a fabulous prize up for grabs this week for one lucky winner who will be chosen at random and announced next Saturday from our lovely chums over at
$20 voucher to spend in their online store...
hop over for a browse...you'll find loads of Penny Blacks and other essential bits and pieces
I'll be popping over to pay you all a visit during the week to feast my eyes on your Anything Goes creations...in the meantime have a great weekend whatever you have planned.  I'll catch up with you all tomorrow for the first Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge of 2012.
Hugs Kath xxx

22 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Great idea Kath and it is so pretty! I duplicate my paper pads, I think at least it shows we are consistent with what we like if we buy it more than once!!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Mmm sounds like a good idea but wherebwill you find the time to list them and time to read through them before buying any stamps I wonder. Love the book and must try to play along this week.

May said...

Great idea Kath, I have duplicates also, mine are of Tim holtz enbossing folders, how did that happen!, have a good day, Hugs May x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

SUPER project Kath. Love it. Good luck finding the time to actually USE it! Meantime, it's enough just to LOOK at it in all its glory. xxx

Suzie Q said...

Hi Kath,
what a great idea, i do feel your book may actually turn into a novel as i am sure you have masses of stamps lol xx
enjoy your day
hugs
Suzie QX

Irene said...

Hahaha.is it because we LOVE everything we see and have soooo much?????
Your card is a beauty in pink!!!!

Hug, Irene

Aud said...

Really like this idea Kath and yes I think we are all guilty of buying things we already have does that mean we have too much !!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Aud x

RebeccaJaneHoy said...

Hi Kath, very pretty! I ad the same sort of idea but rather than writing in stamps I simply stamped each image so I had a catalog to easily flick through!

http://mellymoopapercrafting.blogspot.com/2011/12/stamp-organisation.html

Rebecca x

Paula (PEP) said...

Super idea - have had to resort to the same, but mine are very boring spreadsheet lists on the machine & have Penny Black, Chocolate Baroque & Hero Arts plus Sugar Nellie. Whispers is quite beautiful in those colours & I love your tabs.
Enjoy the day.
Paula (PEP)

KraftyKaren said...

Fabulous idea - so far I haven't duplicated anything but it is bound to happen one day as I have so many Penny Blacks now LOL!!

Karen x

Kat said...

Gorgeous book Kath. Great idea to list your stamps. I try to list my PBs, HAs, LOTVs and House Mouse. Works up to a point as long as I remember to write down new purchases. And yes of course I've found duplicates, hasn't everyone? Too easy to forget what we have lol!

Kat xx

Dawn said...

I am sure I have NOTHING like as many stamps as you but I have all mine printed in a book that I take with me to all the shows. I have one of those project folders that takes the plastic A4 pockets - each pocket has 2 sheets back to back and whenever i buy a stamp I stamp the image into the "book". They are grouped into aminals/people/backgrounds etc and when the section is full I add more pockets. Soon it will be too big to take with me and then hubby says I'll have to scan the sheets into an ipad and take that LOL It is great for inspiration and seeing which stamps go well together in size. No duplicates so far (fingers crossed)

Anesha said...

Love your book Kath, great design and fab idea. Hugs to Buddy.

Enfys said...

Oh I love this Kath. What a great idea. My problem of duplication is not just mine then, that's a relief! I do it with clothes as well. Buy a sweater and hang it next to its twin

lilyf said...

Beautiful card Kath - my gd would like this one too - IT'S PINK!
Good idea about the listing of stamps.

Lee said...

Ooooh Kath this is sooooo pretty.Hope you are keeping warm n snug.Hugs xx Cuddles for Buddy.xx

Anne said...

Fab idea Kath --- now on the ever growing list to do !!!!
Anne xxx

Suvenkorento said...

Sweet card! I think, that if you own duplicate stamps, you own too many stamps xD

I watched tv, and in Super Nanny she only gives 10 toys to children, and with good behaviour they can earn more. That way children appreciate what they have.

I have been wondering, would that work with stamps? You could sort your stamps in boxes and only allow yourself to use one box at the time, and after using them all, you can move on to the next box. If it works for you, at least all new stamps would get inked :)

gg nurse said...

I love your card! And I really love the pictures of Buddy! Couldn't be without my pouchers & you must be that way, too!

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

this looks really lovely and so cute! Really nice!

Redanne said...

What a fantastic idea, I really must have a go at doing something similar - oh, and me too, I have quite a few 'duplicates' of stamps and also dies (yes, dies too). I must try harder..........I like Dawn's idea. Regards, Anne Rx

Bernie said...

Oh this is fantastic, lovely! I've just finished stamping all of my stamps into a catalog. Not sure it will help to keep me from buying duplicates but it sure makes it easier to find what I'm looking for. This has inspired me to decorate my catalog.
Blessings Bernie

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