Along with my plan to create more, I’d also LOVE to use up at least some of the scrapbooking supplies I already own. Lets face it, I have a mountain of them, and don’t want to even think about the investment I’ve made in them. I can even admit to being a out of control paper hoarder (which is the first step in healing). I don’t know what it is about paper, but it seems that when I get my hands on some that is ridiculously cute I have a hard time using it. I want to be sure I have just the right pictures, or stamps to use with it…. I don’t want to regret using it all up and then running across pictures that would have looked better on that “rare paper“. I really need to change my mind set, and regret all the cute paper I own that is still in it’s packaging and not in my scrapbooks.
I have a dear scrapbooking CTMH sister (who I will not name to protect the innocent) that has a different problem then me. She can cut her rare paper and create beautiful pages,but then can’t bring herself to put pictures on them….. I don’t get it, I can't even cut my paper, but if I could, I'm sure I find the right pictures to slapping on them and filling up my books, for me it's the cutting of the paper that is so hard. I only wish we lived closer to each other so we could somehow help each other with our sicknesses.
Below is a layout I made using some of my most rare and favorite paper (which really is rare, called Cocoa Café Collection from a special Close To My Heart had a few years ago). I feel really good about it! The pictures are perfect, the subjects are worthy, and it shows off a great memory. When Savanna got her puppy Gabby who was a “Labradoodle” we went to my friend Judy’s house and had a Labradoodle play date. Gabby and Calypso had so much fun playing together in a doodly way. It was a few days later that we found out that Gabby is a Kuvasz and not a doodle. But this layout will always remind us of her fun doodle play date.