So, a couple of months ago, I decided to go on a buying boycott. I refuse to buy any more scrapping supplies because I REALLY need to use the stuff that I have. My scrapbooking room is bursting at the seams. Yes, those manufacturers are really making it difficult because I am a paper addict. Every time I go to a crafting store (I'm shopping for Christmas decorations), I have to wander through the scrapbooking section to look. Much to my surprise, I haven't found anything that I HAD to have. Are there things I want, yes, but I have stood my ground well.
I've added a few items to my Christmas list, so keep your fingers crossed. My husband is good and normally he stuffs my stocking with scrappy goodies.
I've come to a realization that in 5, 10, or 20 years when my family is looking through their books, they will not be able to tell if I used paper from a collection that was just released or if the paper and embellies were 5 years old. They love the book itself, the photos, the comments, and the thought that I put time and effort into making memories last. That's what is important.
Okay, onto the next challenge at Color Me Scrappy. I loved these colors.