As I’ve said before, I am not one of those scrappers that buys a lot of stash a lot of the time. I used to, though but thankfully this was when I started scrapping ‘properly’ and the variety of materials and tools available isn’t what it is now. So even though I shopped a lot, I still don’t have a huge stash. Through the years, more and more things have become available and I am so bewildered with choice that I shop less and less.
The last couple of years I have literally just bought essentials (adhesives, page protectors, that kind of stuff) and had one or two big shops a year. I am trying very hard to use what I have and I think I am winning - and have even had big clearouts where I let go of those things that I just know I will never use, that perhaps came from kits or from some impromptu shopping spree years ago.
Last weekend I was putting together kits to take to my Tuesday crop and I must admit I found it a little harder than usual: I am running a little low on stuff. Sure, I still have a cupboard with lots in it but stuff like patterned paper isn’t that plentiful and I’m even struggling with the colors of cardstock I have left. It must be time to shop again – and it’s about right as I am going to Scrap-a-Ganza (SAG) next weekend!
SAG is one amazing scrapbooking weekend – it’s in
SAG also has a number of shops selling all sorts of yummy stash and the infamous pizza box shopping (where you pay a set price for all the stash you can fit in a pizza box) which is a great way of stocking up on ends-of-lines and retired products. Last year I went a little nuts (and don’t forget this is all in Euros, so it’s a better deal than purchasing in pounds) and adding my shopping to all the wonderful stash I got in class kits and registration gifts, I didn’t need to buy anything for a whole year!
Although the weekend has suddenly crept up on me (I guess being in Croatia last wee
I must get cracking on sorting out my tools, my photos and my clothes! Before I know it I will be on that plane on my way to