Monday, September 21, 2009

A justification for paper 'collecting'...

stands up, faces group, "Hello. My name is Amy and I have a paper addiction."
"Hi Amy."
"It's been two days since I've purchased more paper..."

LOL! Yep, I have a weakness for pretty papers... it's the truth. I started scrapbooking back in early 2002 and even then I was all about the paper. Heck, I can still pull paper from my 'stash' that I bought back in those early days. Did I mention I have a hard time letting go of it too? I have read many posts from gals about purging and I could never really jump on that train... I mean if I loved it then I should still love it now, right?
Well my friends, this card is how I justify hanging onto all that paper for so long. I bought this SEI Hippie Chick paper at least five years ago. No specific plan for it, just thought it was cute. So it waited and waited... and waited some more. Ever eager for the day when it would finally make its way onto a project. Last week that day arrived when I sat down to create a card for the Farewell to Jacquie challenge at Club Anya. I inked up Hippie Anya and thought about what paper to put her with so I could match up the colors of her outfit. I immediately remembered this line and it was perfect. Well, using these old papers must have brought me some luck because this card won me a new 80's Anya stamp during the VSN!
That is why I hang onto my paper, you just never know when it will make new goodies (like my stamps) shine.
LOL :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and GP
paper and label sticker- SEI
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Hippie Anya)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox blackbird chalk ink
Prima flowers
misc button and brads
Copic markers:

19 comments:

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

You're right, the paper is perfect. She's so cute!

Kris said...

LOVED this card! Have a great day Amy! hugs, Kris

crafty amy said...

LOL :D That is too true! I can't do the whole purge thing either. Great card

X Amy X

Biscuitlid said...

wow it's perfect in terms of theme and you've matched the colours absolutely spot on.

I love visiting your blog

Victoria
x

Rachel said...

Yeah, I have some that I just can't quite get rid of. I did recently go through all my stacks and get rid of stuff I knew I'd never use. Sold it on ebay in a lot and now I have room for... you guessed it!! MORE PAPER!! ;0)

Claireabelle said...

Fab card and I love that paper!!! No wonder you hung on to it for so long!
x

WickedPixie said...

It IS perfect for her!! I also buy WAY too much paper and hold onto it too! Do you keep full pads of paper, too, even when you were only in love with part of it?? I am trying to convince myself to let fo of the sheets in the pads that I don't love (but then I worry I would forget who made the paper...) It's a sickness, I tell ya! :-)Traci

Tonje said...

Sweeeeet! The papers are perfect! I tend to hold on to my papers too...

Berenice said...

I love the paper! So sweet card! I have a paper addiction too :)

Lailani said...

Great paper and Great Card!!! I am guilty of having a paper addiction myself and have a hard time purging:( Come to think of it...I think I have that same paper...LOL...let me go look:) Have a great day!!

Kelly Booth said...

The paper is perfect for her...she is ADORABLE!!!

Crafty Jenn said...

Congrats on being selected! Now you'll have a fun 80's Anya to match up with some more paper you mught be hording. ;) I'm the same with paper...can NEVER have enough!

Jennifer said...

That's an awesome story! Congrats on winning 80's Anya! She's going to be fun to play with.

Alice Wertz said...

love the paper you used in this! it's perfect!! she is so cute!!!

Kim Y. said...

Love how you colored her hair, Amy! Great card!
I have a thing about papers too! I ahve alot and I still and getting more! Totally an addiction!

donna mikasa said...

That paper is perfect for Hippie Anya! Nice to know a fellow paper addict!

MicheyMoo said...

Congrats on your win. I just love looking at your cards!! Such inspiration and such talent!!

Good on ya for hoarding your paper - gives me all the more reason and justification for doing the same. :)

Ya just never know when you'll need it.

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Amy, your card is sooo Cute!! You make me laugh. I am a paper collector...lol..that is why half the time when I post to my blog I can't say where the paper is from because they are 8 1/2 x 11 from when I first started scrapbooking in 1998..I just love your work. You sure deserve to win stamps and a whole lot more. You are very talented..Have a great week, Lisa G

Elena said...

Your card is so cute, Amy! And this paper is perfect for this Hippy Anya! I am the same way about papers! :) Sometimes I wll look at some of it and think why didn't I use it, why did I buy it?
But maybe we collect the papers for reason, for some future projects to brighten up a new stamp, just like you did!
I love your blog, Amy! And your talent is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing your stories!