Well here we are at the end of another month. It's time to let you all know how my scrappy buying diet is going.
It has been a month of organizing the studio. I have been going through supplies that I have stored as collections and taking the goodies out into the common area to be seen and used. Alphas and stickers are now with the group of said products and all sheets of tags have been cut up and are ready for use. Last night I went through all of my Crate stuff. It was so much fun to look at everything again and fall in love with it all over again! Ha Ha The strange thing is, I used to hate organizing the studio. Last night it finally hit me why this is. It is because it used to overwhelm me. It all felt like too much to even know where things were and where to begin. Now when I pick through the stash, I feel that I have more of a control on it. For me, having less is more. I remember when my girls were little and Rob would get bothered that the "Barbie Doll Blow-up" was always all over the place. It got me thinking of how Susan and I always had our stuff neatly put away in the Barbie cases. That was when it hit me that combined we had about 6 dolls. Then I counted. Combined, my girls had 35 dolls. It was just too much to take care of.
I have been pondering the psychology of my scrappy shopping of the past and present. I thought I would give you a peek into my mind. Scary! ;) I was looking at the three collections this CHA that I really wanted.
Then I collected other pieces that I thought might work well with the papers.
Here is my "Hey You" counterfeit collection! :)
Here are some pieces in the collection that I may counterfeit if they go well with my pages.
This process made me realize that I instantly fall in love with certain paper collections. But, before rushing out to buy them, I need to first shop in my stash. Often, what I am drawn to, I already have something similar to it on hand.
I am learning so much from the No Buy Challenge. I am seeing scrappy shopping in a different way. It is my hope that these things I am learning stay with me long after the challenge. I never thought that I would say that I am really enjoying this challenge. :) Having said that, Diane mentioned today that Mother's Day is coming up and I may be getting a gift card to the LSS. I have to say that the thought makes me pretty excited. LOL
Four months down, eight months to go!