It is often said that the first step in solving a problem is to admit that you have a problem. I can admit it. I am addicted to patterned paper and scrappy supplies. My paper of choice is anything and everything from Basic Grey. Why does this manufacturer have such an effect on me? It is crazy!
When BG revealed their 5 new lines I have to admit that I was somewhat relieved because I wasn't totally in awe of it all. I usually love everything about every line. The first two lines were shipped this month. Kioshi and Green at Heart.
Originally I decided that I would just get the Green at Heart line. I am usually up for vibrant colours. Then, I had a change of heart and decided to go with Kioshi. I liked the soft pastels. I was needing a bit of springtime in my life and this line would be a change from what I usually buy.
Then, last weekend, I told Rob that I have to stop this crazy paper acquisition and that I would not buy one more thing until April. I told him that even in April, it would be minimal paper purchasing. Then I made the ultimate statement. I said that I was not going to buy any BG this time round! He didn't say much. I guess he knows me better than I know myself. When I make these statements, I really do feel that I can follow through with them. So, last night just before bed, I decided to check out the blog of my LSS. Sure enough there it was.... the post that the two BG lines were in! Before I knew it, I heard this uncontrollable gasp come out of my mouth!!! I knew then and there that I really needed some of this paper! Next, I went onto the BG site and looked at all the papers from these two lines. I felt my heart racing a bit as I looked at all these goodies.
So this is what I ended up getting. Here is the Kioshi. In my defense, I got 40% off the paper pack and I tried to stick with minimal add on embellishments. The whole "make your own embellishment craze" is saving a bundle!! LOL I plan on making Easter cards with the card kit.
Here is the Green at Heart. Using the advice of my scrappy friend, Pearl, I only bought 12 of the 18 papers and some basic embellishments. Yeah, I know, I am still trying to rationalize my purchase knowing that I really don't need this stuff. Someone is getting rich in this industry and it sure isn't me!! LOL
Well, I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!! I am going to drool over my new BG and then I will try to calm myself so I can sleep tonight. I do tend to lose sleep thinking scrappy thoughts and making scrappy plans. Always the tortured artist. ;)
Happy Scrapping!! Jen :)