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3.06.2010

confessions of a stashaholic

I have stuff. And lots of it. 
And while my craft collection cannot be entirely blamed on awesome shopping sites like peachycheap and Crop Chocolate, they are definitely contributors. I mean, how can you pass up some of their amazing deals of the day?
In all seriousness, though...those sites are fantastic resources for getting excellent products at VERY reasonable prices. If you haven't yet, check them out. 

Back to the stuff...over the past 4 or so years when I began scrapbooking, I have collected A LOT of stuff. Papers, stamps, inks, brads, eyelets, glitter, flocking powders, embossing powders....
and the alphas, dear God, the alphas....
Well, you probably get it. 

It is time to use this stuff up. Back in January I went through and purged to the hills, only keeping what I thought I would really use. I was able to whittle down my collection, but I still have a lot of stuff.
And to be honest, it is holding me back. 
Sometimes too much of a good thing IS a problem.
You see, this really great collection (which I know I am so lucky to have) can sometimes be a little bit overwhelming. And then I end up not doing anything with it because I don't know where to start. Or I start and then about 100 different ideas come flooding into my mind about how I could use something and then I get blocked. 
Over-think, much?

THE EVIDENCE:

  

  

  

  

  


  
 

So why all this stash talk? Well, the always fabulous Shimelle is up to it again. This time she is offering a class to help us use all that stuff we have accumulated, all while creating an album about celebrating life.
Sounds good to me.


Want to make something from almost nothing? Got stash you want to use up? Come join us!

18 comments:

Tina Marie said...

I'm glad you feel the same way! I have an obesession, like I'm sure most scrapbookers do, and I end up with a enough stuff to open my own store!I'm definately going to check out the link! Thanks!

Sian said...

I love your photo mosaics. A peep at someone else's collection is always good :) And I'll see you in class!

mel said...

i can totally identify with you. and before you mentioned shimelle's class, i was going to tell you to see if your local children's hospital could use a donation.
in the case of mine, all of the money that goes to the hospital goes into research, care, etc. and rightfully so - but this means that they can't even buy colouring books for the sick kids to occupy their time.
i volunteered at a family day and brought oodles of stickers, papers that were "old" to me, and they were soooo excited!
and i never thought back to "oh i could have used that certain print" because i knew someone else had way more fun with it. if you do a spring cleaning, i'm sure you'll find patterns, etc that are "sooo 2004" - just a thought!
i'm going to check out that class though!

Nellie Mae said...

Ooh this looks great....I think I WILL sign up right now! I have tons of stuff!!

humel said...

You have some *gorgeous* stash.... Hmmm. The problem with this pre-class challenge of Shimelle's is that I keep seeing what lovely stuff other people have and wanting to add to my collection!!

See you in class :-)

OneCraftyFox said...

Are we the same person? lol. I tend to buy every little thing I envision myself using for future crafts. I usually tuck it away and forget it, but when I do find it again, it's like stumbling upon a treasure chest.

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Oops, and I got you more stuff for your bday - I should've read this first! haha! Hope you can use the scrap stuff I gave you:)

luci said...

very colourful stuff in your treasure trove. I love your alladins cave! enjoy re-discovering little gems as you create something out of nothing.

scrappyjacky said...

Wow...loads of gorgeous stash.

Shelleycee said...

Cool way to post the pics!!

Irene said...

I like the way you've shown your photos! You have loads of stuff!!

Carrie said...

Whew - lots of yummy stuff! I'm signed up too, look forward to class and seeing what you create!

karen said...

its all the pretty colours we can't resist

furrypig said...

wow your glitter collection looks gorgeous! I am so enjoying seeing others peoples stash thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing you in class xxx

Clair said...

Just stopping by from Shimelle's to say hello before class begins. Your stash looks amazing - if you have too much I'm sure I could take some off your hands :)

Still, I know that sometimes it becomes difficult to make decisions when you're faced with so much stuff. Hurrah for Shimelle! x

madelineas said...

Lots of nice stuff

libby said...

Love how organised it all is. Can't wait to see what you create in this class.

Libby

The Scrappy Tree said...

I am not yet at this point - I always want more stuff! lol

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