We've been sorting out loads of stuff in the house, getting rid of the junk, being horrified by the amount of useless paraphenalia in the loft etc
To this end I've sorted out my craft stash. I have so much and it's not all used at all, it's such a waste. If I were to do one of those tests that show the frequency in which you use things mine would be something like:

  • blue bazzill
  • chatterbox
  • basic grey
  • photo cement
  • guillotine
  • buttons
  • brads

and that's about it - so why do i have stamping stuff, die cutting stuff, oodles of paper, oodles of cardstock in colours I'll never use, tons of embelishments, pens, paints blah blah blah

It is so easy to get sucked into the newest product and the latest fad despite it not being to your taste or suiting your style (believe me you do develop a style). All that money would be better spent on my kids or ideas books by the simple scrapbook people - i love that mag, its the only one that sings to me.

All this won't stop me buying into the trends, but maybe I should revisit this post once in a while to remind myself that I am doing this for my family and my children, so they have a taste of what their mother loved doing along with some funny little freaky tales of their lives when they were young. They won't care that I didn't use the most up to date range of papers or techniques, so I shouldn't either!

Bleating over, will post up pic of layout once I've got some printer ink and finished it.