I like the white container you see on the top left the most.. but that one is like 5 dollars and the ones on the bottom row only 99 cents each and the long rod only 2.99 which made it a lot cheaper. Plus due to the size of the white one i would have had only space for 6 containers vs 7 of the plastic ones. (the silver bins are also from Ikea - store in those Tombow markers and other supplies)
Here you can see how i store my stamps - I like the clear boxes from Stampin up. Since i barely use my Stampin up stamps anymore - i unmounted those added them to thin EZ mount and store those in DVD Jewel case containters (you see a peek of those on the right hand side of the pic). The Magnolia stamps are in the containers and i used the Computer to make a label - so i can find fast what i need. I know petty much each stamp that is in a Collection so i don't need to actually SEE the stamp to pick a image for a scene. If you need to see your stamps.. the system i had before would probably work.. i used a binder with sheets where the stamps actually could stick on.
This is a close up of my 7 year old Kenmore machine (this machine was a present - i did not pick it myself) I love to use the stretch stitch the most on my cards. If i choose stretch stitch i can sew with all the stitches you see on the pattern side bottom row. If i choose length number 2 i can sew the patterns you see on the top row in the pattern line.
I hope this helped some of you.. I had some emails regarding these things so i figured it might be interesting for others too.