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Username Post: Hoarding Favorite Paper?        (Topic#1597441)
jennypuccinelli
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Does anyone else hoard their favorite paper? I tend not to use the cutest stuff because I know once I use it, it's gone! Am I weird????


 
AmyWho
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In response to jennypuccinelli

It doesn't even have to be my favorite for me to do that. You're perfectly normal.


 
nanof8 
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I don't like using the plain side of a double sided paper unless I am going to use the pattern side with it.


 
Vae
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  • Vae on 07-11-14 10:09 PM
In response to nanof8

I am the WORST 'favorite paper' hoarder. and I have a LOT of favorites. I've gotten to where I buy at least 8 sheets of my favorites so that I can use some and hoard some for eternity. LOL I do it with embellies too. And then I go back and look at something and think "gee, I really should have used this on that project". I'm trying to get better. I've joined a 12x12 step program.


 
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12 x 12 program......love it.....


 
cenglanddesigns
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In response to christiscraps61

Hoarding is a very slippery slope... I have the urge and in the past I used to and then, like Shimelle, I discovered I had all of this paper that I had invested a lot of money into and I no longer liked and/or it no longer fit my current style and I hate it all now.

So bottom line, I get the urge and then I go ahead and use it. It always looks 100% times nicer as part of a project anyway and then you can actually enjoy looking at it, instead of having it hidden away in a stack of papers in a closet somewhere.

Often what I find is the best cure for fighting the urge to hoard a favourite paper is making that first cut into it - it can be hard but once it's cut, it completely releases me from needing to hoard it because it's no longer 'perfect'. Just cut up a bunch of random sizes or shapes; you'll find they work into projects easily without needing to be exact sizes.

You can do it!


 
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In response to cenglanddesigns

I'm not creative so I'm never sure what to do with the pretty paper once I get it. I also worry that once I've cut the paper I won't like what I did and that the paper will be ruined.


 
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In response to jennypuccinelli

I'm hoarding thevEntire K&Co Flora and Fauna Colection. Includes two paper collections, specialty papers all the embellies and the matching album. I think one day I will use it to make a book of me. I have all of it in one box and I refuse to touch it until I decide what to do with it!

I also have stamps that will work with it and 7Gypies Conservatory paper too.

That's a huge hoard but I don't hoard any thing else.
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bonprof
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In response to jennypuccinelli

Omg, we all do this!!

It's heartbreaking when special paper is discontinued.


 
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In response to EagleScoutMom

Everyone is creative; don't doubt yourself. Use sketches, pint rest, the gallery to find ideas.


 
southgirl
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In response to bonprof

Yep, me too. Graphic 45 is HARD to let go of.


 
olleharr
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In response to southgirl

Oh yeah. It's a terrible sickness. LOL! The problem is I have soooo many favorites. How do you cure that frame of mind? I find that my favorites sit in my stash until they are no longer my favorites anymore.


 
Cindyckj
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Yes I do this and have yet to use my BoBunny Snowfall collection. It's so pretty and glittery! lol



 
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In response to Cindyckj

I used to hoard but I have given it up. I can always find something else I like to replace it.

And lately I have been making mini albums which use a lot of paper. The challenge for myself is I don't buy as much as they say and I force myself to go into my stash and use stuff up. It's working great. I have started one this weekend and I'm combining an old Webster's line with the newer G45 By the Sea Shore - or whatever that one is called.

But that Flora & Fauna - I did love that collection. I wasn't as fortunate to find all the bits to go with it....


 
Ladybing Tammy
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wow you ladies are hoarding some wonderful stuff!

I hoarded every scrap of BG Oliver I can find (and still do) but I also decided to use it. But I have plenty left and I have hoarded BG Black Tie since it was introduced and have used it sparingly over the years


 
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In response to bonprof

I love the gallery! I look at it every day to see what new has been posted. I haven't uploaded any thing to my gallery because I have been too chicken.


 
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why are you chicken? everyone has their own style and talent and everyone inspires someone else. We would love to see some of your work!


 
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  • Cindyckj Said:
Yes I do this and have yet to use my BoBunny Snowfall collection. It's so pretty and glittery! lol






I have at least an inch think of this paper with a dozen embellishment packages. I have also done at least eight layouts with it. I will use it all one day.


 
950nancy
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My problem is that I am so far behind in the daily books of my kids. I find paper that will be perfect for some activity in 2006 and then I find that I already bought some paper for that activity last year.


Edited by 950nancy on 07-12-14 06:49 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
EagleScoutMom
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In response to Ladybing Tammy

I'm not sure why I'm so chicken. I can tell that everyone is supportive and encouraging (I have been lurking for a few years). Thank you for giving me a little nudge. I promise I will post some layouts before the end of the weekend.


 
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