Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Storage Solution and the Problem with Pastels

If you are searching for a way to store acrylic blocks, consider this delightfully easy solution from the office supply store:

Here's a close-up:

I love how this mail sorter allows smaller blocks up front and larger blocks in the back. I put my stamp positioner in the back row. Cool, eh?

There are lots of pretty, decorative mail sorters available, along with coordinating magazine holders, cups for pencils, trays, and such. I bought this to hold photopolymer sentiment sets that I use frequently, but it works much better for acrylic blocks. Yay!

And now for the problem with pastels. They are hard to photograph. I really love using pastels, but more intense colors photograph better. Anyway, here's today's pastel card. I put a bird on it. Well, a lot of birds. This one is destined for Operation Write Home.

The wires are made with a line stamp from Papertrey's Faux Ribbon set, and the colors were inspired by this pin on my Color My World board on Pinterest.

stamps: Papertrey Faux Ribbon, Love Birds
inks: Memento Luxe, Impress Fresh Ink, VersaMagic
paper: Papertrey
accessories: none


  1. Beautiful card. Love the block storage idea!

  2. Love your solution to storing acrylic blocks - I'll use that idea until I decide whether I need to keep them all, now that I have a MISTI

  3. The storage idea is brilliant! I have a similar thingummy (that is the word for it, isn't it?) that is subdivided into small compartments in each row, and in that I keep my tools like waterbrushes, scissors, pokey tools, tweezers and embossing tools, using a separate compartment for each type of tool.

  4. Fab idea, Susan! I have my blocks in a plastic basket and the one that I want to use is always at the bottom!

  5. This card made me get teary -- so poignant.

  6. I love the mail sorter idea! And the card... perfect solitary bird.


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