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Posted 12/14/2012 by LynnGhahary in General Scrappin'
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LynnGhahary
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Posted: 12/14/2012 6:32:17 AM
Thought we'd do something a little fun this morning to kick off the weekend. Share your deepest, darkest, dirtiest (or not! LOL) scrapbook confessions. I'll start ...

I have an alphabet sticker obsession. I have no less than 300 (that is three zero zero!) different types of alphabet stickers, chipboard, etc. in my scrapbook stash. And I keep buying them, always in search of the perfect alphabet sticker. You can never have enough, right?

Okay, who's next?


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Posted: 12/14/2012 7:31:22 AM
Good post Lynn. My obsession is machines - I have a Klic n Cut Element,a Cameo,a Slice, a Big Shot, Xyron digital printer (used it twice), I have a sewing machine but also an embroidery machine, all big ticket items - the list goes on. I'd be lovin your alphabets though!!

I am proud that I didn't buy the stamp maker and always wish I had bought the laser cutter!!

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Posted: 12/14/2012 8:01:33 AM
I spend more time shopping for scrappy stuff than actually scrapping
I do have a two year old though, so most of the time the choice is sleep or scrap and sleep wins usually. I keep telling myself its ok, that ill get more scrapping done when my baby gets older


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Posted: 12/14/2012 8:04:08 AM
I could do one about my stash or buying habits, but I've done that before.

So today my confession is that I'm much more of a starter than a finisher. I have - let me count - 14 unfinished albums (though a few are ongoing), not counting the ones I WANT to do and haven't started.

In my defense, though, I have finished a whole lot of others.


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Posted: 12/14/2012 8:19:17 AM
Mine is that occasionally my motivation for hosting or attending an event or activity is that it will make a nice scrapbook page. Hey, if it gets me out to see people and try new things that isn't so bad, right?

I also sometimes plan my outfits accordingly. I'll think to myself "Oh, there is a photo of me wearing this same sweater on my 2011 Thanksgiving layout, I'd better wear something different this year."

I know I cannot be the only Pea out there who is guilty of either of these!

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Posted: 12/14/2012 8:20:57 AM
Stamps and more stamps! I own tons and hardly ever use them and guess what I ask for more for Christmas!

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Posted: 12/14/2012 8:24:17 AM
I love the roller date stamps. I have bought nearly everything released since the late 1980's from office supply stores and scrapping stores.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 8:25:42 AM
i have 42 12x12 iris boxes on the overhead closet in my bedroom talk about dusty LOL


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Posted: 12/14/2012 9:03:06 AM
I totally plan events with scrapbooking in mind....and it's getting worse.

I confess that I have a shopping problem....I get truly depressed if I don't get a scrappy package everyday...even if its adhesive...I need to get something in my mail box. I need to attend a support group.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 9:55:09 AM


"i have 42 12x12 iris boxes on the overhead closet in my bedroom talk about dusty LOL"

Love Peace Health and Happiness to you...Rosey
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This squared...oh my!

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Posted: 12/14/2012 10:17:23 AM
SDeven, that link you posted is hilarious. The last one is so me.

I can't get a direct link, but it says "I <3 to scrap and I post my LOs online for others to see, but I don't talk about it to my non-scrapping friends, and I hide it from my co-workers."

LOL. I've always been "in the closet" when it comes to scrapbooking, except to my immediate family and boyfriend. I don't have an "interests" section on my resume because scrapbooking is my main hobby and I don't want to talk about it at job interviews. I'm trying to work on that (I'll still leave it off my resume though).

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Posted: 12/14/2012 10:23:09 AM
My lack of photo/memory organization keeps me from scrapbooking many times



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Posted: 12/14/2012 10:57:31 AM
The existence of scrapbooking stores and a community of like-minded crafters was a deciding factor for me in choosing a foreign missions field, and it made me feel much more warmly toward our future supervisor when he asked me to please bring my Project Life albums with me to share with the staff....

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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:17:04 AM
I buy EVERY SINGLE MS PATP. It is almost a sickness. But I do use them and not just squirrel them away.



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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:22:59 AM
I buy a lot of supplies, but never seem to use them. I don't have a two year old to blame it on! waiting for Monday's Santa sack 5!!
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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:23:40 AM
Good grief everything I must have everything Tim Holtz puts out.....even the scary stuff!!!! Crazy!!!


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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:35:18 AM
I am a procrastinator. I'll start something, then I'll stop before I'm finished. I'm really trying to get better. Plus I really needed to organize my photos.

That feels better getting it off my chest.


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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:48:46 AM
I'm not sure I like Kraft colored anything. I want to like it but everytime I've considered using it or buying it I always pass. maybe it's just not for me
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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:59:10 AM
I'm obsessed with shopping. I am home with a neck injury and I've been a shopping (online) fool. It's an addiction. There should be a 12 step program for scrapbook shopping.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 12:37:04 PM
I can relate to ALL of these confessions! Although I don't have 300 alphabets. Only 100+...

Since 7/14 I have placed 18 orders with 2 peas. 18!!! I have a shopping addiction. I could scrap for a long time and never need paper or embellishments, or stamps, or ink, or mist, or washi, or wood veneers, or stickers, or cricut carts (I have a 100 or so and never use them), or sketch books, or buttons, or brads.... You get the idea!



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Posted: 12/14/2012 12:55:42 PM
I keep an emergency scrapbook tool kit in the trunk of my car.

It's a plastic pencil box filled with my basics along with an old Fiskars gray/orange trimmer. Both are hidden in a box beneath a spare jacket, tennis shoes, and an umbrella. I can't tell you how many times someone mentions "scrapping" and I'm there and ready to go!!! Then I get the strangest reaction, "I can't believe you carry scrapbook stuff in your car!!"








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Posted: 12/14/2012 1:09:50 PM

I'm not sure I like Kraft colored anything. I want to like it but everytime I've considered using it or buying it I always pass. maybe it's just not for me





I keep an emergency scrapbook tool kit in the trunk of my car.

It's a plastic pencil box filled with my basics along with an old Fiskars gray/orange trimmer. Both are hidden in a box beneath a spare jacket, tennis shoes, and an umbrella. I can't tell you how many times someone mentions "scrapping" and I'm there and ready to go!!! Then I get the strangest reaction, "I can't believe you carry scrapbook stuff in your car!!"



This is awesome. I wish I had friends who scrapbook so I could also have a use for an emergency scrapbook kit.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 1:14:17 PM
I can't load my ATG. I bring it to my husband whenever it is empty and he does it. I don't know why but I ALWAYS put the tape roll in upside down, get confused, and then bring it to him. It's good to marry an engineer.



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Posted: 12/14/2012 1:15:56 PM
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Posted: 12/14/2012 1:22:39 PM
KBPea: My emergency SB toolkit has saved me many times when I attended a crop and I've forgotten my scrapbook tools! I'm loading up my car with my photos and supplies while I'm mentally checking off things in my head. Pillow-check, snacks-check, coffee-check, chalks-check, cellphone-check, special embellies, paper, a kit in case I run out of things to scrap and I can't forget to bring my checkbook, etc. When I arrive at the crop I remember my toolbag is sitting in the garage and it's too far to go back for it.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 2:07:19 PM
I have scrapbook goodies shipped to my office, so my husband doesn't know how often I order, I feel guilty as to how often I'm ordering stuff. If I do order to the house it's usually a big package I can't sneak back in the house. Unless I can break it down and smugle in the scrapbook contraband

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Posted: 12/14/2012 2:54:01 PM
All this crafting love and I don't even own a glue gun.


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Posted: 12/14/2012 3:04:29 PM
Okay, my turn.

When I went to pick up my new Swedish ID card a few months ago, the girl was going to cut up my old one and I asked her if I could have the pieces back so I could scrapbook them.

But it gets better - turns out she's also a scrapbooker and totally understood and said I could have the old card intact for my LO! *LOL* I chuckled all the way home.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 3:25:20 PM
buying more stamps and paper like there's no tomorrow. lol.


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Posted: 12/14/2012 3:30:33 PM
I have never actually put a lo together. I have more than enough supplies, I plan the page out in my head, I know what the journaling will say. I have even gathered my supplies and was*ready*, but when the time comes to actually make the page I flake out. I think I am afraid of adhesive
I always find something that needs to be done right then.
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Posted: 12/14/2012 3:37:42 PM

i have 42 12x12 iris boxes on the overhead closet in my bedroom talk about dusty LOL


What we really want to know: Is there anything in them?



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Posted: 12/14/2012 3:44:22 PM
Bonnie---surely you mean 42 doubled and not squared??????

I'm not confessing a thing ;P






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Posted: 12/14/2012 4:41:30 PM
Mine isn't really a secret, but it is embarrassing:

I have scrapbook performance anxiety. Sure, the first glance at a new paper pattern is exhilarating. Choosing what to go with that paper is absolutely intoxicating. But I get it all home and strip it all down, and...I just can't finish the act.



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Posted: 12/14/2012 5:00:33 PM
My confession: I didn't start my DD!!! I feel sick about it because I bought all the supplies and was ready to go. But then I got really sick with the flu. Everyday I mean to start it but never do. I have been taking pictures every day though. I'm thinking this weekend I want to try to get caught up. Wish me luck!

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Posted: 12/14/2012 5:44:34 PM
Right now, I think I have more supplies to donate or give away than I actually plan to use.


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Posted: 12/14/2012 7:07:27 PM
I have never bought an entire collection of anything. I would rather hunt down various lines of papers from different companies that coordinate well. That makes me positively giddy.


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Posted: 12/14/2012 7:32:00 PM
StayingFocused, Okay. I fibbed just a little and it is more than doubled,not squared. But there is a whole former scrapbook room in those Iris boxes and it really seems like "42 squared" when I need to find something.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 7:41:43 PM
I am an alphabet addict. I own about 30 Sizzix, QK, ZipeMate, and Cuttlebug alphabets. I have about 20 Cricut carts with fonts on them. Also have a huge Ziplok bag full of letter stickers and another huge Ziplok bag full of letter templates (remember those?). OY VEY!

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Posted: 12/14/2012 7:47:04 PM
my input far exceeds my output. i like to start things - not so much finish them. i like to buy, but not use...



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Posted: 12/14/2012 7:54:53 PM
Other than having lots of machines...I think I have all the other "confession" listed here. I shop too much, have too many supplies, have hundreds of alphas, take forever to finish a layout and have more projects planned than I'll ever get done. But I do love this hobby.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 8:12:14 PM
After I had my third child, I completely skipped a year of printing photos and scrapbooking without making the realization until months later.

I figured out years later my first ds has no scrapbook pages from age 2-3. Same year I had my dd. Hmmm. I see a pattern here.

I like to scrap by themes as much as possible. I don't like to put a lot of thought into the design of each page.

That being said, I have banned myself from Christmas and Halloween themed papers.

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Posted: 12/14/2012 9:21:10 PM
Paper, paper, and more paper. It is truly embarrassing how much paper I have.

As an example, I went through it a few months ago and got rid of....a stack over 4 ft. high. That was the paper I didn't want any more, and just a fraction of what I actually have.

On the flip side, I do actually use it.



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Posted: 12/14/2012 10:15:59 PM
OK. This is embarrassing.

I love to scrapbook but I don't take pictures. I bought a new camera when I got back into scrapbooking and maybe have 10 photos I would scrap. (it's been a year and a half)
Also...Me and my DH are Homebodies(?). We are very rarely around anybody, We spend most of our time @ home on he couch and have maybe three friends between the two of us. I am quickly running out of things to scrap.

(Told you it was embarrassing)


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Posted: 12/14/2012 10:57:17 PM
I just cant get motivated to jump back in! I think if I had a scrappy friend to scrap with it would help me get stuff done. No one understands my scrapping. And the few people Ive met that scrap on their own are too weird for me (which is realllllly funny because Im weird enough all by myself) I own far too much paper, alpha stickers, glitter, and way too many photos.

I want to scrap soooo bad but then I have time to do it and suddenly the recliner looks *so* inviting. Someone should send me to my studio to punish me.


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Posted: 12/14/2012 11:16:29 PM
Oh Lynn, I had to chuckle at the alpha thing. I too am addicted to them. Though, I don't think I have that many.

I have a box of unfinished LO's and more kits than I could ever finish up! Well, it is a lot for me. My 4 bins in the bottom of my expedit are full and they are now stacked in front of it.

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Posted: 12/15/2012 12:42:57 AM
About 6 years ago I spent over $8000.00 on scrapbooking supplies alone.
6 years later I only have a handful of layouts and I am still shopping.


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Posted: 12/15/2012 1:00:00 AM
I spend more time pinning and looking for inspiration than actually scrapping. I'm hoping to work on that next year.


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Posted: 12/15/2012 2:06:45 AM
I have TWO huge Rubbermaid totes full of layouts that aren't in albums. I have the los standing up, in protectors, all the way across and tons laying flat on top. These are in the garage.
Don't know why I haven't just bought albums, but I keep putting it off.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 3:20:39 AM
Uh, I rarely actually take photos

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