1/04/2008

It's Official-I have an illness!

So, I decided on this rainy Friday night to go out to the garage and clean up my scrapbooking area. It's been piled (okay overwhelmingly overflowing) for months now and I've been working around it, until tonight. So I put some Frank Sinatra on and went to work. I was doing okay, putting away new papers, ribbons, etc and I got excited because I could actually see the work bench. Then I started opening up the bags from the Scrapbook Expo that Cath and I went to in August. Yes, that's right, I'm just getting around to putting away stuff I purchased in August. (did I mention the desk was PILED with stuff?). So I got out the stuff I purchased and put it on the table to put away. I got so shocked by myself that I decided I'd better document my illness in case one day I come out here and am never heard from or seen again. Perhaps I'll let the pictures do the talking...

Help-it's eating me alive!!!!!!!

And to think, all of this was from only a couple of hours of shopping! In my defense-most of it was from Bargain Bins and only cost at the most $1. Some of it was $1 and Buy One Get One Free-making it $.50!!!!! But, still, even I was blown away at how much I bought and how sick I really, truly, am. And yet, even amidst all this overwhelming chaos, I was able to select a few favorites that I am excited about. Here are my favorites-the shape things are actually self-adhesive felt embellishments and they are super cute! The round red things are like big emeralds cut in half and ready to put on paper. They sparkle like diamonds! Here are close-ups of my faves...
Decorated Brads from Bo-Bunny. They're actually called "Bodacious Brads" and they are to die for! These are very Christmas-y and may find their way onto my Christmas pages from this year (made from pictures stolen from Shannon, of course).
Next are Lego-shaped Brades and Giant colored-rhinestone brads. These are from Eyelet Outlet and I am super jazzed about them. The lego brads I have been searching for to use on my pages from our LegoLand trips. Aren't they cute? The rhinestone brads don't have an official use yet-but I'll find something for them!
So, here's the kicker-if you're not convinced that I am a very sick, twisted human being who apparantly chooses scrapbooking supplies over all other rationalities, I turned around after taking these photos and saw my latest purchase....

I truly did not need this giant scrapbooking set, but I fell in love with it at Costco, so I saved up my $40 and went and bought it. Don't know where I'm going to put it or what I'm going to use it for, but I had to have it. It has over 400 pieces of flowers, stickers, brads, papers, metal tags, tapes, ribbons, and more in it. Super cute colors. Even has two albums in it! Did I mention that I have more than 10 empty albums waiting to be used on my shelves? O well.

I may never even get around to using any of this, but it's all super cute, it was very inexpensive, and it made my day (for now). BTW-the next time any of you hear me say "I have to go to Michaels or Jo-Anns!"-please do us all a favor and knock me out. I don't need ANYTHING from either of those stores! :)

6 comments:

Kristen said...

I spent Christmas break cleaning and organizing my scrapbooking stuff too - 4 hours one day to get it all straightened and in the right place. I know the feeling. You have some fun new stuff to work with - enjoy!

Rojas' said...

At least I get to benefit from your sickness!!! haha - YOu really do great stuff though! Thanks for helping me with the page I needed :} love ya XOXO

Joyful Weddings & Events said...

from now on I don't need to go to joaan's or michaels- i just need to go to your garage!

lindsey cheney said...

this is exactly why i can never get into scrapbooking - its too addicting. there's so much great stuff, and it keeps getting better! lets see a picture of everything when its all organized, ok?

Rachel Shoemaker said...

hmm... I shouldn't even think of showing my fabric stash :)

Cat said...

I'm going to be the mean best friend and point out that if soemthing is a jewel and the color of it is red - it is probably a ruby, but for sure not an emerald. Emeralds are green hence the green garb of all the residence of Emerald City in the Land of Oz. Aside from that - I am looking forward to helping you reorganize your stuff - including all your new stuff from Scrapfest. You need prayer or an exorcist. Is there a scrapping demon?