Monday, July 27, 2009

The extent of my paper stash....

in the pursuit of simplicity, i have been condensing, condensing.
my goal is to be able to store ALL my scrapping/stamps/crafts stuff into one(maybe two) expedit bookcases.
since i have been scrapping my stash i have been able to get the pattern paper down to an almost manageable size.
a little peek at my paper storage, as it stands right now:)
a little stack of paper trays. hope to be able to fit these into the expedit and stores ALL my paper someday. for now my SU pattern paper resides there. i like knowing that there WILL be an end to it all:) LOL. i like accountability:)
my box of 8.5x11 cardstock is the best:) i do 8.5x11 exclusively i hardly buy any 12x12 cardstock. eventually i hope to buy something pretty to store it in, but for now this will do.
12x12 paper is store in ONE expedit cubby.wooohoooo. it is going down in size:) that's a GOOD thing!


i have been joking for years on end that we ALL could probably scrap for years on the stash we have on hand. It wasn't until the bad economy hit home that i actually believed it. Recent trips to my local craft stores have found me leaving empty-handed, not because of lack of money, but because of not finding any product that i absolutely LOVED. my 40 and 50% coupons have been used for adhesives not embellishments. Go figure.

My 100 pages/card journey has helped me more than to just downsize the stash. Making do and using the product on hand has forced me to look at the reasons why i scrapbook. it's not a competition to see who has the most embellishments on a page, or who has the coolest stuff. my scrapping is a journey and i am at the fun part of it:)

1 comment:

FibreJunky said...

It's funny. I've done the same thing recently. I go in and buy what I went there for...and that's it.