...Ali Edwards, that is. Every once in a while, she hits me with something so real it's almost scary! And she'd done it again!
My friend Gina has been sort of subtly bugging me about the fact that I haven't been scrapping. I told her that part of my problem is that I have way too much stuff!
Fast forward to today. I was doing my treatments and reading the latest issue of Creating Keepsakes. Ali's article this month is titles "5 common trouble spots." Blah, blah, blah...so I started to read through the bullet points. BAM! (and I quote) "TROUBLE SPOT #2: Having too much stuff!" What...wait a minute...did she read my mind? So I continued, "Too much stuff may seem like a great thing, but the reality is that too much stuff can actually hold you back in the process of creating. You might end up taking all the time you set aside just choosing what items you want to use on a layout. You might even use up all y0ur time organizing rather than actually creating." What!? Does she live under my scrap table!? She continues with ways to deal with this. Now, granted, it's nothing new - donate, purge, yada yada. But it definitely gave me the incentive to get started with taking this task on full force. I already have 3 large boxes packed in the basement for the Queen's Treasure Sale next month at the getaway. I've put a few things on Craig's list. I've even offered up a few things on freecycle (but I live in an area where 20 people jump on your offer, but nobody every shows up to get it!).
So...my next step is to offer some to my blog readers. Now there's not going to be anything new and exciting (that's the stuff I'm hanging on to, after all!), but it'll be good stuff. The paper may be older, but it will be pretty (I don't buy anything else) and usable; as will the ribbon and whatever else I come up with. (Anyone still want a 7 Gypsies ATC spinner?).
So...first let's start with the basics: card stock. If you know me and my scrapping tastes, you'll know I'm a card stock snob. It's all Bazzill. I have so many pretty colors, but I don't need them all! My go-to colors are black, white, and kraft, so I can signifcantly cut back on the stash. (Listen to me, convincing myself!) I'm offering 25 sheets in various colors. All 12 x 12. (Need 8 1/2 x 11? I can substitute that if you like!) All pristine. All Bazzill. All beautiful colors. The picture is just a sampling of 10 sheets. AND if enough people enter, I'll give away more than one batch. The more who enter, the more I'm willing to give away. Please, only one entry per person though. (Donna Downy had a give-away on her blog recently, and the same person entered at leat 50 times! I think that's selfish and annoying!)
So leave me a comment - tell me what else I should give away - by midnight Saturday, and I will randomly draw a winner Sunday, February 22.
Tell your friends! Everybody needs card stock! (Except me!)