That's how the meeting of paperholics would begin in any Local Scrapbook Store. LOL
Are you a Paperholic?? I am!! I love paper, textures, patterns. Bright paper, flowery, distressed (or stressed like Mom says!), textured paper, glittered paper...there are certain brands and collections that I could buy all of them and just look at them. Yes, that's right! I have the Hardest time using my Paper. IF only, I would use them. :(
About a year and a half ago I bought huge LOTS of paper and scrapbook lots on Ebay. Oh, Lord!! :) Those were beautiful mornings when I would greet my mail man or the UPS guy with a huge smile as I grabbed and hugged my packages.
Then, my dining room became my Scraproom but there was clutter everywhere and I couldn't function. So I began decluttering. I sold many lots on Ebay... But still the papers grew. In a month or so I will be selling another one.
I had bought one of those metal shelves...there are like 20 selves and they are constructed on top of wheels, so supposedly you should be able to wheel them to where you needed your paper to be. Well, that thing tumbled over and fell apart twice!!
My husband's comments: "There are too many papers on that thing. It won't hold that many. Get rid of some of that." A couple of days later: " you're buying more paper? But what about that thing full of papers over there?"
So I made a decision: not to buy any more paper. It's been so very hard. As a browse the auctions of brand new papers on Ebay, the new designs on the manufacturers' websites, the layouts with the new released papers...so hard. So hard to keep from buying. But my resolve stands!!! I am not buying any more paper until I have used 75% of what I got. :(
So here is my plan:
1) Make more layouts
2) Use my 12x12 papers to make 6x6" cards. Click HERE to see the cards I have already made.
3) Put my beautiful paper to work and cover all those word albums that I have that are collection dust.
4) Make more cards and layouts.
5) Sell what I can part with. Yes, not what I won't use, what I can PART with. This is a really difficult thing to do. If you are a Paperholic you understand. LOL
6) Re-vamp the paper I got....AH!!! now that is very doable, specially for a creative soul like mine that loves to try new things.
So this is what I did... Here is the original paper...(will someone name that collection and year, please?)
Now this is thick paper, double sided and gorgeous colors. How can I get rid of it?? No, no!! So I cut out the flowers, doodled on them and used them on a 8x8 layout.
Here is a close up of the re-vamped flowers...
Now, if only I could do the same with Stamps. :( I just bought 5 new stamps. Can't wait to smile to my mail man and hug my Priority box. :)
Have a beautiful day :)