Deleting part of kit

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Posted 1/18/2013 by BarbaraAnn17 in Digital Scrapbooking
 

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:01:31 PM
Trying to get a handle on digi supplies and wonder, when you buy a kit do you keep everything? Some pieces I really don't think I will use, do any of you delete parts? New to digital, been collecting, now nee to organize and start using Thanks for any suggestions.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:41:26 PM
I do. I know right away that there are some things I will never use so delete them...

Some pieces are not my style but some are. I keep what I will use and delete the rest.

Treat it like someone gave you a bag of clothes - would you keep all the items just because they were in the bag or keep just the ones you know you will wear. LOL

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:47:10 PM
I definitely delete the stuff I know I will never use. Also, if there are multiple items of a single design simply recolored, I'll often delete all but one of them.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:15:44 PM
Gasp! Delete? I don't. I may think something is never going to be my style, and a year later it is the exact right thing to add to a lo. Styles change. When I first started digi I swore I would never use staples because I would never have used staples in an IRL paper lo. Guess what? Now I use staples on almost every digital lo!

Also, I participate in a lot of challenges. Frequently a challenge will call for me to use something I wouldn't ordinarily. If I didn't keep things I don't usually use, I wouldn't have those things available for challenges.

But, you have to find what works for you. (But I really suggest keeping the staples! You never know...)



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Posted: 1/18/2013 2:02:42 PM
I delete things that aren't my style from my computer. However, I keep a copy of the original kit on a flash drive so if my style would ever change the element is there.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:05:33 PM
I never thought of deleting...gasp...I don't know if I could, lol!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:40:34 PM
I only delete items that I really don't like right away. I keep everything else even if I'm not sure I'll ever use it. Like Liz says, you never know if you're style will change down the road.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:13:48 PM
yep I delete. If the same thing is in the kit in 3 colours I keep one, its so easy to recolour something. Also if I don't like something I delete it too. I also look at what I have in my supplies, already have 47 different staples? I really don't think I need to add anymore. Its all up to you how you want to store your stuff. Just like paper scrappers there are hoarders and minimalists.



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Posted: 1/18/2013 7:10:35 PM
I'll take your staples, Shan...



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Posted: 1/18/2013 7:20:22 PM
I almost never delete. Not that I haven't thought about it. Mainly because on occasion I will have thought that I would never possibly use a certain paper or element and then later end up using them after all.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 7:42:39 PM
when i get the organization bug, sometimes i go back and delete, but not immediately. there are just not enough hours in my days. i admire you all who are all organized and tagged. i am a failure in that department. i am lucky if they make it in the right folder and get backed up regularly.



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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:21:54 PM
I delete SOME things that I really don't want, but very few. I am a picker of "stuff" from here and there in my kits and never know what will strike my fancy.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 1:15:48 AM
I'm another one who deletes things that I know are really not my style. I do display hoarder tendencies so things that may or may not be ungly (in my eyes) I will often keep things just in case but pieces that I know will never be my style are likely to be deleted.

It took me a long time to get to this point but it feels so freeing to not go to the effort of tagging and looking at all the stuff I know I'll never use - which is exactly how I feel about my paper supplies.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 6:23:22 AM
What Liz and Jane said.

I'm finding it hard enough to purge my paper supplies which take up so much physical space, the digital stuff gets a reprieve only because of it's a case of 'what the eye doesn't see ...'.





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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:19:18 AM
I would never delete part of anything. I have moved stuff to CDs. I don't know- I'm like Liz figuring I may need it some day.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:51:11 AM
I have thought about it. But haven't actually done it. The reason I've considered it is because my online backup is chronological and theoretically I could get it back if I needed it. But I don't think I actually will. Just get another HD. Lol.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:24:42 AM
When I first starting buying digital kits and supplies, NEVER. As for freebies, yes, all the time. I think I had some weird feeling about throwing something away that I had paid for! But that was a long time ago and as time went on I had so much stuff that I had no choice so yes, I now do delete the things that I know I will never use. (I do keep the zip files though... just in case!)


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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:02:44 AM
I don't think my computer has a delete key. I'm sure of it in fact.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:06:15 PM

I don't think my computer has a delete key. I'm sure of it in fact.




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Posted: 1/22/2013 4:45:55 PM
I recently deleted elements of some older kits that I know I wouldn't use.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 2:42:14 PM
I do it all the time, although I don't delete much. There are some things that I KNOW I will never use so they get deleted right after I've extracted the kit.

I've got so much stuff that I'm trying to get the point where I delete kits I've already used that I know I will probably never use again. You know, when I paper scrapped, once I used supplies, I never thought about them again. I just bought more. I really wish I could think of my digi supplies the same way.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:53:47 PM
I have so many digital supplies now that I delete immediately. There are some things that I don't like and I know right away that my mind is never going to change about that particular thing.

For a while, I didn't delete anything, ever, not even freebies that turned out not to be my taste. But now I have so much stuff that I'd rather pore through stuff that I like rather than have it mixed in with stuff that I don't.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:21:47 AM
I haven't deleted a thing and my EHD is running out of space so I've got to come up with a solution quickly! But...it may just be to go get a terabyte of memory!


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Posted: 2/5/2013 9:24:20 PM
Delete it girl. If it isn't your style and you don't see yourself using, get rid of it. You the closet approach, if you haven't used it within 6 mo to a year, toss it.

Calm down, this is for the stuff she immediately doesn't like.


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