Selina’s Stamping Notebook

I love the members of my local stamp club. This group has been meeting to stamp longer than I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (so they teach me new things every time we meet). We meet monthly during some parts of the year (Sale-a-Bration) and every-other-month during most of the year. I love to share pictures from our stamp clubs when we get together – the joy on their faces is always fun to share.

Back in January, I shared this photo Selina as she scanned her incredibly organized notebook before placing her order:

Y’all loved this as much as we do during our club meetings and wanted to know more.I’ve said this often (and I mean it) – this craft includes three hobbies – collecting, creating and organizing. All three can be exhilarating at different times.

Selina carries this 45-pound (I’m sure that’s a close estimate) to each club and carefully peruses before placing her order. Inside, she has inventories of everything she owns from colors to stamps and dies. When we got together last month, Selina allowed me to take some pictures of the inside of her amazingly organized notebook, and I’m excited to share those pictures with you today.


Selina’s Stamping Notebook

To give you a better idea of how big the book is, here’s a side-view:

Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory BookHow cute is that tag she keeps in the front of the book? I sent those out to my customers with the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Here’s a closer look at that tag (you can read more about it here):

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I found several other familiar items inside Selina’s notebook, which makes me very happy. Her notebooks opens up with several quick-reference guides – including a page from the Color Revamp that I shared on my blog and the 2019-2021 In colors I sent to my customers with the 2019 Annual Catalog: Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory BookI also shared color charts with my club members and blog readers when the color families were revamped in 2018 ( you can download these charts here). The charts help keep inventory of the paper, inks and Stampin’ Write Markers you have – Selina is keeping up-to-date with this reference chart:

Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory BookAfter the color references, I found another chart I created and shared on my blog in 2018. The chart (a Summary of Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads) gives a quick “what to use, how to use it and how to clean it” for the inks that were available at the time. Here’s a look (you can click here to see this summary):

Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory BookThis is starting to feel like a big advertisement for my blog, but I didn’t know what I’d find in Selina’s book until I started taking pictures. 🙂

Here in another tag I sent to my customers with the release of the 2016-2018 In Colors. Behind the bookmark are reference charts that showcase the sizes of the Layering Ovals and Layering Circles. I shared these graphics back in 2016 (you can see them and download them here):

Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory BookAfter the reference guides comes pages and pages of stamp sets and coordinating dies/punches. Selina has scanned and printed it all so she has a running inventory of everything. Some pages include one set, while other pages include multiples. Either way, she’s got everything there and can refer back to it at any time:

Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory BookAfter the bundles and stamps, Selina has a section devoted to Alphabet stamp sets:

Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory BookI enjoyed looking through the alphabet sets (I love lettering) – lots of great sets in there. Do you remember this one (it was before my time)?Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory Book After the alphabet sets are some reference guides for popular tools like punch boards and score boards – it’s great to have these in one place so you know where to go when you need help:

Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory Book For everything that’s not detailed in the tabs at the front of Selina’s book, there’s a complete record of all of her purchases in the “receipts” section of the binder:Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory BookSelina is the most persistent club member to ask for her receipt after each order – now I know why. Wowza! Look at all of these super-fun pages of orders:

Selina's Organized Stamping Inventory BookAs we collect and create, it’s also fun to organize. I can spend an entire weekend cleaning up and reorganizing everything I own. Such fun! I’m so glad Selina allowed me to share her over-the-top notebook with you and hope you enjoyed basking in her organization skills. ♥

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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17 Comments

  1. Can Selina come and organize my collection???? What a great idea to scan the die sets. I’m always thinking to myself “I think I have a die like this”.

  2. What a great idea! And so detailed!

  3. Whew, I’m glad I’m not the only one that does this. Half (well maybe not quite half) of my craft time is spent keeping everything organized. It allows me to make my cards and craft projects without the frustration of trying to find the things I need to make them. And for me organizing is fun and so satisfying,

  4. Oh my, I’m super impressed with the depths of her amazing organization skills.

  5. Love seeing how Selina organized Selina is! I’m sure her book is at least 100 lbs.

  6. Wow ! A gal after my own heart ! I am a paper person and a notebook makes my heart purr ! I also keep a lot of “PAPER” ,but not quite as detailed or organized as Selina !
    You always make me feel better when you say we are COLLECTORS (not HOARDERS) so thank you for showing us Selina`s wonderful book.

  7. Selina’s book is very impressive. I love the different sections in her book to make cardmaking much easier. Now she’s my role model for getting more organized. Thanks, Selina and Brian for sharing. Have a great day!

  8. Thanks Brian (& Selina!) for sharing this incredible organizational tool. Epic!

  9. Selina has it going on..very impressed and I see she likes organization as much as me! Thanks for sharing!

  10. WOW…..Selina is one organized stamper. I’m AMAZED at the amount of detail that is in this book.

  11. I love the notebook! Thanks for sharing. Im always looking for new ideas on how to organize colors and other items. For me, its half the fun of the whole thing!

  12. Wow, just WOW! I’d love to see that in person! (Selina, I’ll be in Atlanta in May hint hint!)

  13. Absolutely amazing! There’s a lot of work behind that organization, but the results are outstanding. I loved taking a peek inside Selina’s book and I’m inspired to reorganize my own space.

  14. How fun! Selina – WELL DONE!!! Thanks for sharing a peek inside her amazing binder, Brian!

  15. That was an awesome idea. Congratulation to Ms.Selina

  16. Denise Mouton Ferguson

    I sure wish I’d kept receipts like she did! Such a helpful tool! Thanks for sharing those great organizational ideas!

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