CardsbyMarianne is a blog that is not only about cards but also scrapbooking, papercrafts, mini albums and trash to treasure projects. I love to work with dies, patterned paper, embossing folders and various punches. In short, I love crafting and I can't wait to share it all with you. Thanks for visiting and for leaving me a comment!
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
Today's Forecast; Scraproom Overcast with Hoarding Tendencies
If any of you are wondering if I've finished doing the switch with the craft room...I am still working on it. Who knew it was going to take this long? I thought it was going to be relatively easy, bring the stuff upstairs, put away what I want and give away/sell/throw away the rest. It didn't work out to be quite that easy. It hasn't been terribly easy to part with anything. I want to keep it all and yet I don't. I want to start fresh. I just want the supplies that I'm going to use and not the ones that I will stare at for months or in some cases years thinking "one day I will make such and such with that."
I think, and it really scares me to say this but I think I might just be showing hoarding tendencies. Not in the rest of my house. Pffftt...if it hasn't been used in a couple of months....it's gone...outta here! But my crafting supplies....oh but they're different. Some have been with me for years. Some are older than my firstborn. I kid you not. In my mind I justify it by saying "oh but one day you're going to make such and such out of that."
I have been hoarding, there I said it, yes hoarding scraps of paper. When we moved here to this house I actually had the movers carry about 4 large cardboard boxes and 2 Rubbermaid tubs of scrap paper because I couldn't bare to part with them. I've decided that the scraps must go if I'm going to get on with things. I've advertised here in my area that if anyone is just starting out scrapbooking, if anyone is on a tight budget or if anyone will have children to entertain over the summer holidays, I will have boxes of scraps for them. Some of these scraps are not really scraps at all. Some are 8 1/2 x 11 with a single heart punched out and that's it. I've set up several boxes and I've been getting rid of the scraps as fast as I can.
I hope this will speed things along and that I'll be done enough with the room that I can take pictures and post them. I've been somewhat comforted all these years being surrounded by these little treasures. I hope that I'm nipping the hoarder thing in the bud by saying goodbye and getting it out of the house. I honestly think I have enough scraps that it will keep several craft rooms busy for months when they get them. I will update again soon.
Ok on to a happier post. I submitted another layout for the DCWV Scrapaholic Layout Challenge for May. They've posted that they are a little behind right now in the judging and the posting of the new challenge for June. I can wait. This is a layout that I put together showing my Godparents. My Godfather passed away well over 10 years ago now. I've lost touch with my Godmother but I think I should do whatever I can to find her and get back in touch with her. They were 2 of the sweetest people that I can remember growing up. They will both always have a special place in my heart. Here is the sketch that I used and then the layout that I designed using the sketch.