Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My Scrapbook Diet = Scrapbook Binge & Purge

I mentioned a few days ago that my scrapbooking supplies area was in explosion mode. I have not made anything in nearly a month except for the class I attended last weekend. So last night I decided to begin to tackle the mess. I stayed up until 1:30 am and got my desk mostly cleaned off and put away. I also had a bench of paper and new acquired supplies to put away that I am currently organizing. I seriously have way too much stuff. No wonder all the girls at Scrapaganza know my name when I only go there about once a month -- I could open a branch of Scrapaganza here (just let me know, Kelly and Beth) -- it's so ridiculous that I am starting to have some anxiety about owning so much stuff and not having one moment of time to use any of it. Last year around this time I vowed to not buy any scrapbook supplies for one month and I did it and it helped me with using up my stuff. So I am going to make a different resolution. I am going to do a couple of challenges for April that I have wanted to enter all month then I am attending a crop with Keely at Creek Bank Creations (the store where Keely works) for National Scrapbooking Day on May 2 and 3 that will jump start me into my goal. I would love to say I will make one layout a day in the month of May but that's not realistic for me so I will aim to make one layout every 2 days. So that will be 15 in addition to what I make at the crop. I am going to try to use up some of these old embellishments that I have and never used. Keely said I just need to get rid of a bunch but I already did that twice in the last year. I am pretty much down to stuff that I like just but I just don't have a lot of time to scrapbook anymore. So what I don't use or have left may get some weeding out at the end of May. Now why am I writing all this in my blog . . . why does any one care? I am doing it because if it is "public knowledge" I'm more likely to keep my promise than if I just kept it private. I will post my creations as I move through the month. I just have to get everything organized and put away so I can create in the small amounts of time that I do have each day. Now it's back to work . . .


Laura said...

I'll do it with you! I need to get back into it. I am buying more stuff (digitally of course) but not making many LO's with it.

I won't be here part of May, but when I get back, I will jump in and do it with you!

ps I have been meaning to tell you Reese is adorable!

Keely said...

Alright Super Woman! I have no idea how you ever get any scrapbooking done yet alone be able do one LO every other day. I know you'll do it though. I know I do not have time to do a layout every other day. I have too many projects to do. So I don't think I'm going to commit to this challenge. I have 3 name books to finish, Chloe's gift and more design work! I have resolved that I will be scrapbooking for myself at NSD!

I did resist buying you stuff today at the store. We got in some really cute paper and rub ons and I didn't buy you any! I know just what I need - more paper! But I didn't feel too bad about buying it because I've already used some of it on Chloe's album!

Better start making packs now for NSD! I'm going to start tomorrow.