Saturday 29 October 2011

pretty paper party | collector, sorter, packer?

I always sign up for Shimelle's classes as soon as they are announced, usually before I even know what they'll be about!

This time, it seems to be just the right topic to actually get me shuffling paper! Granted, I was only shuffling paper to figure out what sort of paper hoarder scrapbooker I am, but I have a nice clean desk, ready to pack away for a crop tonight.

The very first thing I figured out while shuffling paper (actually, I knew it already, but I didn't want to own up to it) is that I do.not.keep.paper.scraps. At all. Which ties in to my collection packer status - buying every paper in a range, because I will love every paper in the range. As you can see above with the new American Crafts Amy Tangerine line (which my LSS does not carry. I keep nagging asking, and now that AC owns Crate Paper and Studio Calico it might just happen!)

Today I discovered an unopened collection package of Echo Park's Country Drive. I also have every paper from the Summer Days range. And random papers from Happy Days, Little Girl and Little Boy. And a couple of releases from 3 Bugs in a Rug (still one of my favourites).

These are the only four sheets of paper from the Little Girl range. The stripes and spots still make my heart happy, even if I had forgotten put them aside to use on a special project.

And this is my current paper. I'm going to have to rethink this, because it's But for now, I know what's there. Down the bottom are kits I've purchased from Scrapbook Savvy. I've really enjoyed using kits lately, not having to think about what papers go with what embellishments, and just creating. Then up from the kits is my kraft and white cardstock (doodlebug lilly white). Then it's a few sheets from Echo Park's Holly Jolly, AC Amy Tangerine, EP Little Girl, EP For The Record, Crate Paper Random, Authentique {something - I didn't write anything down, just going from memory}, Crate Paper Peppermint, EP Happy Days, EP Summer Days, EP Little Boy, October Afternoon {something that I thought was cute for a page about ME}, the something I can't remember, and a pile of EP Walk in the Park for my Ali Edwards One Little Word album. At the very top is a couple of racks of coloured cardstock, which I haven't used for a few years on a regular basis, but every now and then I decide to pull out a sheet..

Phew, that's a lot of paper! And a HUGE amount of Echo Park paper! The empty box beside the rack is so I can start collecting scraps of paper. Because it makes sense to keep the smaller pieces in a box, rather than on a rack. And it's more likely to get used than dropped down the back of the desk.

And finally, I picked out a few papers that made me smile. I've never really liked yellow for scrapping, but fr some reason, I seem to have a lot of it around lately. And those big floral prints are super-awesome. I also have lots of blue, but star-polka-dots really are cool... in fact, that's probably one piece of paper I'll have to buy another sheet of.

Which manufacturer do you have the most paper from?


  1. I never pay attention to the manufacturer of a paper; I just buy and use what I like.

  2. Welcome to the party Cate! I have a real mix of everything, but seem to go for Bo Bunny on a regular basis
    Alison xx


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