Then I tired of those, and so shifted to rubber stamps. I bought loads of those from Papemelroti - flowers, butterflies, stars, whatnot. Anything I could possibly use them on, I used them on. (The usual victims were my Sweet Dreams books, haha). Suffice it to say, therefore, that I like seeing my stuff properly and neatly labeled.
So, aren't these rubber stamps that I had customized the cutest things? :)
The one on the left says "De Mata-Almeida Library", which is clearly for my and my husband's combined books. It has always been a personal dream of mine to build a private library for my family, so I'm starting with the labels. ;) I used to have the self-inking type, but it's the smallest one and has only my name on it, and getting a new, bigger one is way too expensive compared to a rubber stamp plus stamp pad combo. And, with rubber stamps, I can have it customized any way I want, up to the last detail, the way I did with these. So there.
The one on the right is for the little girl's first paper (not board) books. The first books I ever bought for her were from the 2010 Manila International Book Fair (365 Fairy Tales and Animal Bedtime Tales), back when I was still pregnant with her, and now that she's in her formative years, we read the stories aloud when we can. And yes, when she can sit still long enough to keep from tearing out the pages. :D
This is how the first stamp looks like on paper. Isn't the little book icon under the text the neatest thing? :)
Right. Let me return now to my rubber-stamping session. ;)