Monday, September 28, 2009
Sorting out my decorative paper
I took out all of my "bulk" papers from CTMH and dealt them out like cards until they were all mixed up into piles. I put the same weight of paper into these bags and now I can sell them as variety packs. I've rented a table at my neighborhood scrapbook store during their next "garage" sale, where I'll bring this paper. Feels good to get rid of that. You know, you hold onto it too long, then it goes out of style. There are too many "new" papers coming out that are really desireable now. But you must buy it as you use it.
I remember when I started papercrafting. My sister got me into cardmaking. I had some stamps, some stamp pads and some cardstock, I don't think I ever used decorative paper then. This was about 12 years ago. Then my other sister got me into scrapbooking, which meant more stuff. I bought stencils and lots of templates and at that time I began buying die cuts and themed papers. I never thought to use my stamps in scrapbooking back then. Everything, even photos, were traced with wax pencils and then cut out with scissors, I didn't have any other cutting tools then. I kept everything in a 4 drawyer rolling cart from rubbermaid. It was nice having it all contained and manageable. Those were the good old days.
I don't know what I love more, actual scrapbooking and cardmaking or buying materials for scrapbooking and cardmaking. It's like fabric. When I was sewing all the time, I would buy fabric for this and that and then all of a sudden I had stacks and stacks of fabric. If you're not careful you will be buried in excess. I would love to get back to that simpler state of papercrafting.