Saturday, January 9, 2010

Confessions of a HOARDER!!!!

Hello my name is Dawn and I'm addicted to:
- Hoarding papers, stamps, flowers, brads, eyelets... you name it I've got it!!!
- buying stamps
- computer blogs........( this one from Hubby who says I spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME on the computer).
and so it goes on....
Over the past few days I've found other bloggers like me who suffer this addiction... Anne, Deborah, Paula ....but to name a few.... and we are all uniting .... this year we ARE going to use our hoarded stuff!!!!
Anne has a wonderful challenge to use 3 hoarded items in a card.... see Paula's blog...she has started....

Well on Thursday I decided that as a start I needed to tidy up my craft room ... I could hardly find any space to work on.... so Dad bought me a three drawer basket unit to put on the desk... now I have lots of lovely space, my clear and cling stamps to hand, my pens, pencils and crayons close by...  I still have a pile of bits under the desk..two folders fill of papers and cardstock, plus a brown paper bag of A5 size cards ready to make bases and one of larger scrap bits.. Plus lots in the cupboard and on the desk behind me.....stuff I bought over the past 21 months and some even prior to that!!!

Today I got a chance to use some stuff!!!  The leader of our Family Group rang and asked me to make a Sympathy card for one of the woman in the group whose Dad had passed away on the 5th.  Yvonne wants to send it from all the group with our thoughts... so as it was short notice... she needed it this afternoon .... I had to fish in the stash to see what I could come up with.

So what's hoarded?  The CB folder was purchased after a class where we used it... but hasn't touched paper since!!!!... the corrugated green card was bought about 2 years ago ( can't even think why as I wasn't even doing cards then!)  and the paper for the strip was from a free gift at Stamp Group about 6 months ago... holding onto it for that something special....like Paula not sure what!.  The same goes for the flowers which I cut out of a piece of DCWV card matting that was also in a free pack from Stamp Group just before Christmas.... too nice to use so got put away..... but bit the bullet and cut it up...( its all glittery)
Not sure if that classes as 3 item of hoarder stuff for Anne's challenge but will enter it anyway....
As you can see from the photo taken around mid-day, we are having another fabulous summer day.  It started a bit cool.... well at least at 4.00am when we got up to take the parents to the airport.... but improved mid-morning.  By mid afternoon - well it was very warm.  Hubby went for a swim while I lay on the grassy bank by the beach and read in the sun.  Bliss... and nothing says Summer more than corn on the cob cooked on the barbeque in it's husks.... that was starters for dinner tonight followed by rib-eye steaks and a Greek salad.... I just LOVE summer!!!!  ( sorry to you American and European readers suffering the cold!!!)

Well thanks for stopping by.... I'm off to have an icecream for dessert!!!  Take care 

14 comments:

paula said...

Yummm, you are making me hungry Dawn!!! Love the card you made with your hoarded stuff ;D. I am still at it trying to use up as much of my scrap/hoarded stash as possible. I'm not brave enough to post pics of my work area as it's disgusting (just spent the better part of 10 minutes looking for something)!

Deirdre said...

Well done you for using your stash.... I have the same voice in my head saying... tidy, clear out... tidy!!! LOL!!!
I did do a bit of a clear out but have lots more to do... Going to try and use up before I buy anymore. Your card is stunning, I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely card! Love the pictures of your work space... I don't consider myself a hoarder but after seeing your space and realizing mine has just as much if not more stuff, maybe I am and haven't admitted it yet. LOL! Love the fact that you are having such beautiful weather! ENJOY!

Kelly Booth said...

Love your Card Dawn...i'm afraid I am a Hoarder too...it is awful isn't it??

Diana said...

Fun post Dawn. ADORE the card. BRAVO!

AnitaRex said...

Such a cute card Dawn! I am a bit of a hoarder, I used to be WAAAAAY more! But than I would go and look at my favorite pieces of paper that I hoarded and be like why did I? I don't even like it anymore! So now I am not as much! I just often have a lot of older items around sicne I never used it! What a greta folder, you totally should use it more! And sooooo jealous of the wonderful weather you are having!

donna mikasa said...

I think it's wonderful how you managed to use your supplies when you needed to and create a perfect sympathy card. Just lovely...

AnitaRex said...

I am back again Dawn, please check out my blog, there is something waiting for you!

dustypenny said...

Sounds lovely there, Dawn. Can I come visit? Good job on cleaning up your room. I'm working on the same thing!

dustypenny said...

D'uh -- I also meant to say your card looked great!

Tiffany said...

Oh, what a soft and gentle card, really beautiful in the time you had to make it, and best of luck to you in the hoarding challenge! I've been trying to dig thru my stash of older items as well, such a waste to just let it sit there!

Vanessa said...

Grrgrr, love summer, too!! Don`t need snow, don`t need winter! Your card is fabulous! Love it!

Hugs,
Vanessa

DominoDebi said...

Good for you, sister-girl! We hoarders must unite!!!

I love that card, btw!

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Sorry for not stopping by sooner. I absolutely love the card you made with your hoarded supplies, and of course it counts! I especially like the corrugated green strip. And I also have things I am saving for I don't know what! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing my challenge! :-)