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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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
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.
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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.