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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:41:19 AM
I just heard about the 100 things challenge - the goal is to own no more than 100 things! I immediately visioned my scrap stash. Oh, the horror!

My scrap area looks more like owning 100,000 things! And if you count your other everyday stuff in those 100 things, from toothbrush to frying pan to shoes, would it even be possible to be a scrapbooker?

So, if you apply the challenge only to your scrap area, and you had to choose 100 things (yes, every single paper sheet counts) what would your scrap stash look like?

- I would definitely keep my Big Shot and the most versatile dies, esp. all the alpha dies.
- Paper, of course, but you can use it and buy new sheets.
- Glossy accents - I'd use it as my universal glue.

But all my copics, ink pads, colors, stamps, washi tape rolls, paper pads, punches, thickers... they'd all have to go. I own far more than 100 stamp sets alone!

Nope, I don't think I'd join that kind of challenge. But it's thought-provoking to think of...


/Margareta



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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:46:53 AM
I can't see it happening. I mean, I remember when every single thing I owned for scrapping fit into one milk crate, and I would scrap something almost every day. So yeah, I know it "could" be done. But to count each and every sheet of paper as an item, well, I don't think I would WANT to do it that way again. My stash is not huge by any pea standards, but I am soooo not giving up my paper.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:15:46 AM
I can't play along because its just not going to happen.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:32:36 AM
Not happening here either.

Would the completed LOs count towards your 100? If so the more you did the fewer supplies you could keep


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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:37:08 AM
I am pretty much the opposite of a minimalist. I can't even begin to imagine that.

But if I HAD to, I'd choose a good trimmer, scissors, versatile glue, a good black pen, a very few of my favorite rolls of washi, a couple of lined pieces of CM paper to create my own journaling boxes, a large alphabet stamp set and black ink to (sort of) replace Thickers, and the rest would be patterned paper and cardstock. I'd probably only get coordinating sets to make every bit count.

But I don't think it would be nearly as much fun!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:42:30 AM
I heard about the 100 Things challenge a few years back and have been interested in the idea (but not implementation of ) of minimalism ever since.

I think we could bend the rules on this one... a lot of minimalists don't count things that the whole family uses, like pots and pans, in their personal total. So if you can a) get the whole family involved or count your scrapbooking as important to general family functioning (which if you are anything like me, it is since it's such a stress-reliever!) you could still get away with having a decent-sized stash (after paring it down to keep with the minimalist mind-set).

If I could really only have 100 things though, I'd keep my basics, some cardstock, a stamp set, some CP, EP and SS paper, and an ink pad. Most of my 100 would be sheets of paper, for sure!

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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:48:49 AM
This sounds stressful...



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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:49:45 AM
Yes, I remember having all my scrappy things in one cardboard box. But it's only since I invested in a big stash that I've begun to scrap every week. When I didn't have more than 100 scrappy things, not much scrapping was happening here.

I'm one of those people who likes having plenty of choices. I'm much more creative with many alternatives.

Jenny, I too thought of the albums - and came to the conclusion that it would be impossible for a scrapper to take this challenge, wouldn't it?

I don't get those people. What about their photo albums? Childhood treasures? Or, did they just dump all photos, loved books (oh, the books!! I must have a thousand of those!) and memorabilia with their parents? LOL!

Oh my, that IS a dumb challenge! LOL!


a lot of minimalists don't count things that the whole family uses, like pots and pans, in their personal total. So if you can a) get the whole family involved


LOL! Sneaky!



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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:58:54 AM
I could take part in a challenge to get RID of 100 things but that would be about it!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 7:13:26 AM
Wow. How would that even be possible?


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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:54:57 AM
hmmmm....IMO it's doable BUT do we count all PP as 1 thing or each sheet of PP as 1 thing? Same with embellishments - is a pack of wood veneers 1 thing, or do we count each veneer as an item?




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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:04:01 AM
Just thinking of this is giving me heart palpitations, lol.

I couldn't do it because of my Copics alone, never mind my whole stash.
Yes, like everyone else I started out with a small stash, but it has grown over the, over 15 yrs of scrapbooking.

Even though I believe the less you have, the more creative you are, I don't live by that rule, lol.

JLBOhio, I am not sure if I could even do the "get rid of 100 things" challenge....oh maybe my paper from 15 yrs, I may be able to get rid of that, lol.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:06:37 AM
"Scrapbooking" is one 'thing'....I'm good.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:08:54 AM
It might be possible if you defined 100 things a certain way. For example, my Copics--all of them would count as one thing. My Cricut carts would count as another. Then, it might be possible, but I think that would be stretching the "rules" a bit.

It makes me a bit queasy to think of getting rid of my beautiful treasures.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:41:12 AM
I couldn't and wouldn't want to participate in that challenge. My stash brings me so much joy and lets me express my creativity. I don't add to my "inventory" anymore (I'm frozen) but I sure do love what I've already got on hand and it's not going anywhere but in my books.

Kudos to those who can live such a spartan existence. Clearly, I'm not one of them.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 10:34:42 AM
The 100 things challenge might work for some people, and if so, great. But I see no reason to let someone else try to tell me what to do, whether through a "challenge" or just telling me my way of doing things is wrong. Not that the article was saying that. It wasn't. But that is sometimes how I view such challenges, a subtle way of pushing their ideas onto me. I know it can be a way to "stretch" one's abilities when it's a scrapping challenge, but I've had to "stretch" a lot when designing stuff for the LSS. In my own scrapping, I don't feel the need to follow someone else's challenges.

I can see the point of being a minimalist. There might come a time in my life when I want to try being more like that, but it's not right for me at this point in time. And I love having my stash of tools and supplies. It's easier for me to design pages I like.

Personally, I think it's a bit extreme to limit oneself to 100 things, even if pots/pans and other needed items for family living aren't included.

I'd feel deprived. And I don't like feeling deprived when there is no need for it. I don't like my choices being limited, which is a big reason I don't particularly like challenges in general.

Reducing my scrapping stuff down to 100 things would only be likely if I count my paper stash as one thing, my stamps as one thing (despite having an enormous collection), my punches as one thing, etc. and even then....l doubt I would do it willingly. I like having choices. Lots of choices.

The 100 things challenge is the equivalent of a doomsday horror type concept to me! I don't even want to think what I'd get rid of, let alone how much money was being thrown out.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 11:12:18 AM
Well, if I can count my paper stash as one thing, my dies as another, then I might try it. If a single sheet of paper count as one.... Nope, that challenge isn't for me I'm a paper-hoarder by nature

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Posted: 10/2/2012 11:19:47 AM

- I would definitely keep my Big Shot and the most versatile dies, esp. all the alpha dies.


But would each letter count as one thing? And then you add each number that comes with a set? Or would one "set" equal one "thing?"

When I started scrapping I used to have ALL of my supplies in a Creative Memories crop bag thingie. Boy, those were the simple days. Now, I could fill that crop bag thingie with my stamps alone.

Yeah, this "100 Things Challenge" isn't for me, and I'm not even going to pretend to be somewhat interested.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 11:22:22 AM
Oh, I am struggling with the Organize Your Stash Challenge's prompt this week to get rid of 10 pattern papers, so I don't think I could whittle the entire stash down to 100 things. Although I think anyone in America who can do this with all of their belongings should be honored publicly.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 11:57:31 AM
The Horror! Why would you say such a thing Just thinking about it makes me dizzy .... I have to sit down .... oh I am sitting down ... maybe a cold glass of water will wash the thought away.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 11:58:13 AM

After over 16 years of scrapping, I have a huge stash & this is simply something that is NOT possible!


WWYD?


NOTHING!


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Posted: 10/2/2012 12:02:47 PM
Ok, I am going through a major house renovation in a couple of months, and we will be putting a lot into storage and living in a small fraction of our home for about five or six months. So while I am not willing to pare down to 100 scrap items, I might need to pack up temporarily all but about 100 items.

First thoughts (I do a lot of art journaling):
Trimmer
Thick black pen and thin black pen
2 Art journals
watercolor set
watercolor crayons set (nope, counting that as one!)
10 tags
10 embellishment packs
10 alphas
Liquid adhesive
ATG and refill
repositionable adhesive and refill
pop dots
7 rolls of washi tape
40 pieces patterned paper (to be replaced as needed)
5 pieces kraft cardstock
5 pieces black cardstock

Assuming I can count a pack of embellishments as one, and a pack of alphas as one, and replace patterned paper, cardstock and adhesive as needed, I do believe I could scrapbook and art journal for quite a long time keeping my stash that low.




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Posted: 10/2/2012 12:07:50 PM
I could never do that. I wouldn't be able to part with my books.
Other stuff maybe, books... Nope


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Posted: 10/2/2012 12:15:56 PM
count me out ... lol

I just did a downsize over the summer to make room for a long term guest and it wasn't funny the scrapping/crafting items I had to giveaway. It is doable...it just isn't fun. 100...nay I have that much just in Graphic 45 and again in Basic Grey. LOL


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Posted: 10/2/2012 12:30:10 PM
There is no way I could limit myself to 100 scrap items, never going to happen. I would rather be a frozen pea, that definitely would be better than being limited to owning 100 items.




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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:15:37 PM
I'm so sorry, ladies! It wasn't my intention to scare you! LOL! Reading about this weird challenge just got me toying with the idea of what if...

I think we can conclude that the 100 things challenge is NOT a challenge for scrapbookers!

I would NEVER part with my stash!


/Margareta



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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:38:12 PM

I can't play along because its just not going to happen.


Yeah, me too!

But what would I use for my seating? I have stacks of paper that is perfect for seating in my room.

There should be a challenge for using 100 items on a page.



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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:49:11 PM

"Scrapbooking" is one 'thing'....I'm good.


Me too! LOL

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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:49:16 PM
I just traded my scrap room with my sons bedroom which is slightly smaller. I could never do this challenge, even though it has been a challenge to get all my scrappy/crafty stuff into the smaller room
I have bagged and boxed some paper, punches and more to donate to a local thrift store that just sells craft & sewing items.
But pare it down to 100 things??? Never!
In my personal life, how does one count clothing & such??? I have about 25 panties alone, just to make laundry days fewer and far between, and make bigger loads to wash when I do. One larger load is more efficient than 3 small loads




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Posted: 10/2/2012 2:49:51 PM
What would we work for then? Just for food and shelter? Life would be quite boring! Not for me!

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Posted: 10/2/2012 4:49:56 PM
"The goal of the 100 Thing Challenge is to break free from the confining habits of American-style consumerism. A lot of people around the world feel “stuck in stuff.” They feel like their closets and garages are too full of things that don’t really make their lives much better. But how to get unstuck?"

You know that sounds great but I have spent my entire life working hard to accumulate the stuff I am stuck in. I love my stuff. Even if I didn't count my scrapbooking stuff, all the other stuff would be more than 100 things. I have a bottle collection that has more than a hundred pieces, I have glassware that has more than a hundred pieces. Geez someday maybe but not right now.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:17:15 PM
Where's my Excedrin . . .




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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:17:48 PM
Maybe what they meant is 100 things per layout?




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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:51:58 PM
Scoobers you made me laugh out loud! I mean I actually guffawed, LOL!!!! So thanks!

As for only having a 100 things? Never going to happen in a million years. I have 4 kids does that mean I'm down to 96 things? Oh wait a husband too, make that 95 things?


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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:53:18 PM


Yeah...that's not happenin'!



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Posted: 10/2/2012 6:40:59 PM
No way! And who decided the number to be 100? Why not 50 or 200? But either number or any number; not for me.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:34:40 PM
So not happening here either. I have more than 100 sets of stamps as well. While I would like to purge my stash a bit I never want to get down to only a 100 items in my scrapbook stash.

I too heard about this several years ago and while I would like to have less stuff overall there is no way I could do this - I would love to simplify my life but not that much.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:38:32 PM
No way. In my 17 years of scrapping, I've learned one thing. If you really like something you need to buy it now especially if it's paper. Tools can be found easily, but I can't tell you how many times I've decided I like a certain line and 6 months later it's gone. I am actually low on paper right now and I'm determined to add to my stash. Especially with the decline the scrapbook industry has taken the last few years.






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Posted: 10/2/2012 8:48:57 PM
If i was going to do the 100 things challenge then scrapbooking supplies would count as 1 thing. Just like clothes would count as one and towels would count as one. Any other set of rules is just plain mean.


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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:23:41 PM

(yes, every single paper sheet counts)
Bloomin' heck, I have both packs of American Girl paper pads, each of which contain 180 sheets!

I am actually low on paper right now
Now, THERE'S something I don't think I'll ever be able to say, LOL!

Some people live/travel in their RVs permanently, called "full timers". Even after downsizing to limited RV storage, you can easily have over 100 items. You must, solely to handle winter and summer conditions.

Is there a zero (or two or three) left off that "100" number?



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Posted: 10/2/2012 9:28:22 PM
I could never and would never join this challenge. I have been at a point in my life where I had nearly nothing material, and I surely didn't enjoy it. And now, I'll admit it, I surround myself with things because they are a comfort to me.

But getting back on scrap-topic, I would never want to pare down to even only a hundred scrappy things. I enjoy having plenty of choices way too much for that.

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Posted: 10/2/2012 10:22:42 PM

So, if you apply the challenge only to your scrap area, and you had to choose 100 things (yes, every single paper sheet counts) what would your scrap stash look like?


My stash would look like I went out business....... 5 years ago.






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Posted: 10/3/2012 12:10:03 AM
Suppose I create a layout using 10 items. Is this still considered having 10 things, or does the new layout just count as one? In which case I can go out and buy 9 more items.

Really, though, I don't think I could do this. I have been pretty good about using my stash but that isn't going to stop me from going to the Scrapbook Convention in Ontario CA in 2 wks.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 10:09:24 AM
Not possible!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 10:25:40 AM
AHHHH No...

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Posted: 10/3/2012 1:03:36 PM
I don't doubt it could be done...but my question is why????

I love my stuff and absolutely refuse to feel guilty about owning it and I am not hurting anyone with my obsession that makes me happy!

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Posted: 10/3/2012 1:10:54 PM
no way. no how. not possible for me unless:
-paper itself is counted a one item
-scissors as one
-punches and dies as one
-embellishments (as a category) as one

see? can't be done.



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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:25:26 PM
Forget about groups of things being one item... Scoobers has it right: Scrapbooking is ONE item!



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Posted: 10/3/2012 3:49:46 PM
No way! No how!

The concept is admirable. But, can the guy possibly have any interests/hobbies? Doesn't most interests/hobbies come with stuff?




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Posted: 10/3/2012 11:18:58 PM
I would rather shave my head.


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