Saturday, 6 September 2008


Well ladies, I certainly have been busy today. I have yet another Challenge completed today, and this one was a "mammoth one" (Me, I don't do things in small doses). The Challenge was from Arty Girlz Challenge - Challenge No. 50 - "Alter it". Well I thought for a while on this one, and then suddenly this hit me like a steam train. I have been thinking for a while, that I do not have a very good storage system for my Unmounted Stamps. I was thinking of just using a plain folder with plastic sleeves, but then this idea sprang into my head. I have used a Photo Album, not the self adhesive one, but the Album that has the "Pockets". I bought this Album from WH Smith, and have chosen a few of my "Unmounted" stamps, and stamped them up, and coloured them in. I then went a bit mad, and placed them all over the outside of the Album, and then dotted some flowers and bows around the front as well. The album came with a clear dust cover on the front, which will protect my cover, very well.
Inside tha Album, I have cut card, the size of the pockets, and have stamped the images on the card of some of my unmounted stamps, and have then placed one of these cards in each pocket, then behind this image, will be where I store that particular stamp.
Here I have shown an example of the first page. This is definately an on-going Project, and once I have got everything organised, I will put an INDEX on the front cover.
You could even take this a step further, and stamp up a load of images, colour them up, and store them in the pockets as well, ready to make cards whenever you need one in a hurry.

Thanks for stopping in, and please come back and visit soon! Happy ctafting x


Mel said...

Wow you have been very bust must have taken you ages but well worth it!

Lynsey said...

Wow Louise you have been busy! Your album is a great idea, I think I might have to copy that as I have been thinking lately that I need to store unmounted stamps differently as they are currently in a hat box! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Hugs Lynsey x

Donna said...

Fantastic idea Louise and a lovely piece of altering, well done you :) thanks for the comment you left on my blog today, if you want to email me via my blog I might have a little something for you :) Donna x

Pascalebrad said...

Hi Louise I love all these cute images you have used on your altered piece. Ilove all those flowers too.
Pascale :)

Bev said...

What a fabulous idea! Love how you have decorated the front of the album

hugs Bev x

Allison said...

grat idea, must have taken ages its lovely

Michele said...

This is great! what a brilliant idea Louise. I struggle to store my stash so this will be great.


crissi said...

fantastic idea Louise, love all the images on the cover , good idea to store stamped images in there to.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow what a great idea I just store mine in boxes and then have to search when I need them, will definetly use this idea
Hugs Jacqui x

Gillian said...

Hi Louise, you are certainly living up to your name, Crafty Lou.I think this is the best idea ever. Those unmounted stamps are always troublesome. Great challenge. I will spread the word.

Gill x