My SMASHing idea book is coming along with each project I create. Sometimes I do make the page before I put away the supplies from my projects, other times it's all about the page. The sets are in random order, so I have an index...
|a SMASHing idea book - Index|
...and page numbers...
|a SMASHing idea book - Page numbers at the bottom of most pages|
|a SAMSHing idea book - Page numbers at the top of some pages|
My SMASHing idea book is not an alphabetical index of what I HAVE, but rather an idea book of how to use what I have. My goal is to write down ideas before I purchase a set, then when the sets get here, make the SMASH book pages. I'll eventually have both - a stamp inventory AND an idea of what I wanted to use those sets for. The ultimate goal is to use what I have. Ideally, I won't be stumped for a crafting idea because I have realized there is no way humanly possible to use every craft product I have. I just have to keep my mojo flowing and if using an idea books on days it's not flowing freely gets it flowing, then I'm all for it. I have lots of ideas for things but I cannot do them all at once and I cannot use up precious brain cells trying to remember all of them. Brain cells are getting in short supply anyway.
When I started my page numbering, I chose my favorite SU! products.
|Tidy Numbers (retired)|
Tidy Alphabet and Tidy Numbers is my go to set! Easy to trim and looks good with just about everything!
|Wild Wasabi ink.|
|A great way to use up scraps!|
I do a little at a time, so I don't get bored and so I can use up scraps! Works for me. Have ou given any thought to how you inventory your stamp sets and / or keep up with your ideas for particular stamp sets? How do you do it?
On another note, I still haven't decoreated the outside of the book yet. LOL.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a moo'valous day.