Sunday, December 2, 2012

Don't judge...

Good morning all.
     I am working on Christmas cards this weekend and yesterday I pulled out my Christmas paper pads to see what I have. 
     I store all my 6x6 pads in plastic bags so that when I cut into them I can store all the little pieces along with the pad.  Sometime when I color up an image and it isn't going right I will just put the image in with the papers for later so that when it does start to gel for me I can go back to it.  No image, no paper left behind policy.  lol.... Anyway all the pads are then put into plastic boxes so that they can be neatly stored on my shelves under my desk. 
      So I am telling you all this as when I began to pull out my Christmas papers I kind of had a little shock as to how many of them I actually own.  I really can't believe that I have accumulated this many Christmas pads.  Yes, I know I have a ton of 6x6 pads as they are just too pretty and too fun and oh too easy to throw into  the online shopping carts when they are on sell, but STILL... OMG!!!  I think I have a problem.  :O)
     Of course I am not going to share the pictures of my desk from this morning.  It is totally trashed from all the pads and the couple of projects/cards that I worked on yesterday.  I am going to have to stop and clean this morning before I can even find my scissors. 
     Anyway, just wanted to wish you all a happy weekend and share my pile of paper with you all.  Have a great day and I'll talk at you tomorrow. 
Hugs, Lisa G

I am starting to  think it is a good thing that I don't have a local scrapbook or hobby store. What do you think? lol


Amy said...

You'll get no judgement from a fellow paper lover! I totally understand needing the right tool for the job and you never know what print or color scheme will best tell your story! I can't wait to see what you do with them now that you've pulled them out!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Nancy Thomas said...

No judgements here either. How could I when I have the exact same problem. Apparently I haven't met a Christmas pad that I didn't like based on the stack I have here.

Chrissy said...

Online shopping eh!!I think I need to top up my card...I'm down to one pad for though, but rather elegant and not the real traditional colours, but it is lovely.
Your system is like mine, in plastic bags but I store mine in a basket...a long basket and easy to get year I'm going to shop and shop for papers..I have lots but I get bored with them..they are so old, and need 6x6 pads...much easier to store.
My weekend is over, was a goodie but time for work now...Monday 7.30am..


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Leanne said...

oh honey you have nothing to be worried about. I keep ordering christmas paper pads each time i go online, those darn sales just rope me in. lol. i love your idea of keeping them in plastic bags! I have my scraps all scattered here and there, but you've given me a wonderful new idea to get organized!! Mahalo Lisa!! Have a lovely Sunday!!

Kim Y. said...

You sound just like me! LOL I have tons of EVERYTHING and yet still get more! I actually have a little tower (kind of like those CD towers) for my 6x6 pads. Yes, I have that many! LOL

Denice said...

You are not alone in your paper obsession....I'm not admitting anything, I'm just saying!

Lisa said...

HaHaHa!!! You're too funny, Lisa! I love paper too and you can never have enough, right?!

Amanda R said...

That is a great idea with the plastic bags and who am I to judge? I just gave away probably 50 paper pads that I no longer cared for. Shameful cause I just ordered more!