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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Pretties

So I admit it - I have a little bit of a scrapbooking supply addiction.  It's just so pretty.  And I don't ALWAYS have to have the latest and greatest.  I am just as excited about my "bargin basement" finds at Marshalls, Tuesday Morning, warehouse sales, clearance sections and so forth as I am about my new kits arriving or new purchases made at Scrapbook.com and SimonSaysStamp.com.  I have learned not to buy the "knock-off" brands when discount shopping because they just aren't as good.  And when I said I had scrapbook supplies from 10 years ago, I was lying... because actually, I have stuff from the late 90's and that is even too long for my brain to compute in this industry!

But did I mention that it is just so pretty?  I took pictures of the "kits" I have just pulled together from my stash. Did I mention I have a lot of stuff.  I mean a lot.  But I still like it.  Sometimes though, it just doesn't get used as much because I use the new kit that arrived in the mail and sort of forget about all of the stuff on the shelves.  So I loved the idea of re-kitting my old stash - it was an idea from Paperclipping.com and also from Camp Scrap with May Flaum (CraftWithMay.com) and it revitalizes some of those "older" products.

I do have some papers in my stash that I look at and say, "What was I thinking?" - I believe some came from "box sales" - you pay a small amount for a manufactures overstocks and you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!  But even these papers can be used in new ways.  I'll show you some of those ideas next time.

Here are some pics of "new" stuff mixed with some old.  Now it is ready to go and will be easy to use.  How fun is that?




Don't those happy colors just make you smile?

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