I was perusing through one of the Forums on the Stampin' Up! website on Friday and noticed a lot of people talking about Evernote. I had NO clue what it was but the gals were talking about organizing their stamp sets with it. My ears perked up .... could I actually find some organization with my ever growing stamps??? The more I read about it, the greater it sounded. And it is FREE!! So, I downloaded Evernote to my computer and started playing. I opened one screen on my computer with Evernote and another one with Google Image and grabbed a stack of my stamp sets. I did a search on Google for my stamp set and started grabbing stamp set images and pasting them into my new Stamp Set Notebook on Evernote. Once I pasted it, I labeled it with the name of the Stamp Set, price and a short description. (All of these things I got from Stampin' Up's online store - just copy and paste!) Then I added "tags". I tagged the stamp sets depending on holiday or theme so when I did a search for Birthday, any stamp set I had with birthday anything will pop on up on my screen. I did a search for "Christmas". It pulled up all of the stamp sets that have something to do with Christmas AND I can easily see the complete stamp set in the thumbnail view. I also typed all the sentiments that were in my various stamp sets so I can find them with just a click of my mouse. I could also add a location for my stamps if I wanted - like 2nd shelf, yellow star, or something like that. Right now, I don't need to do that but someday I may.
It didn't take me long to put all my current stamps in Evernote. I catalogued about 100 stamp sets this weekend! So excited. Evernote is free but you only get a certain amount of storage a month. I used up 75% already. It might be worth it to pay for the upgrade until I get all my stamps catalogued. We'll see.
I am also thinking of other nifty ways to use Evernote! I think I am going to try doing a bit of "out of sight out of mind" inventory and see how that works! How would you like to know that if you forgot where you put your crystal effects you could simply type it into Evernote and voila! It pops you back with a picture of your revered product and WHERE it is! Oh the time it could save!!!
I know a good friend who could certainly use this product! I'll have to teach it to her next time we are together. You know who you are, friend!!
I am also going to use Evermore for my My Digital Studio downloads. Maybe that way, I won't order duplicates!!
Here is a video about it - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMnpaQOxcrc