Hi and welcome! Let’s talk scrapping for a bit …
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Prepare for some questions and answers today …
Yes, I am talking to myself, technically, but I also want to hear your answers.
How do you make room for new supplies? Are you a one in, one out scrapper? Are you a purge once a year scrapper? Are you a put this in the kids’ craft box scrapper?
- I try to adhere to the new things in, old things out rule. That means I get rid of some paper every time I buy new collections. I am not obsessive about this, I don’t come home and get rid of two sheets if I buy two, but my paper has a place and it has to remain contained within that!
Does that same idea apply to non-consumables, like stamps and ink? How do you store/catalogue/manage your stamp *ahem* collection?
- I noticed I have a tendency to hoard stamps and have to be much more diligent (ruthless?) about what I will and will not use. I probably go through my stamps every few months and donate or sell unused sets. I store small stamps in the packaging on binder rings and store larger ones on a shelf. Stamps are another item than cannot out grow my storage. Every now and then a purge is necessary.
I don’t know if I have ever sorted or culled my ink collection. You never know what colour you’ll need …
Do you maintain a running list of supplies? (I’m looking at my uber-organized retreat sisters here!)
- I finally started to keep a better list of things like ink and pain colours, markers, etc. I need to add spray mists as well. There’s nothing more annoying than bringing home a colour you already own. (Okay, there is, but just go with it.)
How often do you scrap outside the box?
- I love to try new things and get my hands messy. I have a bit of trouble with my expectations for new techniques being too high. Silly, of course things don’t turn out perfectly every time!
What’s the most recent splurge in your scrap room?
- My Silhouette!
(By the way, I got thinking about this because I’m donating to a craft/scrapbook garage sale to raise money for charity. It’s organized by one of the staff members at my LSS. If you’re in Calgary and have items to donate or would like to know when the sale is, email me and I can give you the info I have.)
I wanted to get this post up but I have a non-napping two year old, so this will be fast … I finally caught up to most of the scrapping world and got a digital die cut machine! OMG! I am the proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo and I love it. I ordered from […][Continue reading...]
Congrats to Lisa M, the winner of the daily creativity journal![Continue reading...]
Well, hello, hello, hello and welcome to the second Crop Circles Blog Hop. (Check out the first here, if you are so inclined.) Crop Circles is a wonderful group of paper crafters, scrapbookers, mixed media mavens and all around amazing ladies; I am so happy to be in their company. A lot of the group […][Continue reading...]
Do you ever buy paper you just don’t want to cover up? I LOVE paper. I am slightly obsessed with it, as are most scrapbookers I know. Before I headed out to a weekend scrapbook retreat a few weeks ago, I stopped at my LSS for some last minute things, knowing I “needed” a few […][Continue reading...]
Hey all, I’m still a little under the weather so this will be short and sweet. I originally declined the Bo Bunny Mama-razzi2 collection when an option to pre-order it came up after CHA winter; I am so glad I reconsidered! The retreat a few weeks ago was my first chance to play with it, […][Continue reading...]
Okay, I am finally back to share a little of the fun from my scrapbook retreat a few weekends ago. We tackled a few challenges this time, one of which was to use the same template. Our template came from this layout from Rhea at ReAsonand this sketch from the Scrapbook Steals blog. The basic […][Continue reading...]