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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:12:49 AM
... what have you thrown out lately?

Today, I tossed my foam alphabet stamps. Bought in about 2004. BH used them a lot in one of her sketch books, and I was slavishly following everything she did. Used them once. It's hard enough to get time for scissors and glue, let alone laboriously painting bits of foam to make a title.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 7:08:47 AM
I keep threatening my patterned paper to make room for the new, but so far I cannot make myself!


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Posted: 1/10/2013 7:16:16 AM
I haven't thrown out much of anything. However, I have given one friend a huge stack of really old kits (from like 2006), and am getting a sort of "scrapping starter kit" ready to send to another friend. They are both beginners, so are happy to build up their supplies without having to spend a fortune. And, it helps me clear up a bunch of room that I can use for new stuff.




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Posted: 1/10/2013 7:24:06 AM
Those foam stamps are awesome for altered art canvases so I still have my collection.

I have gone through this past year's patterned paper and pulled out what I know I don't want and will never use. Probably about 50 sheets..... Next time I get together with my scrappy friends, they can either take it or I will recycle it.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 7:28:15 AM
Most of my stuff is old since I took a long break from scrapbooking. I have been slowly going through it. I purged my scrap paper a couple of days ago and put it ALL in my 4yo DD art supplies. She was excited. I will be doing the same with all this old what was I thinking patterned paper. I also have 2 sets of alpha foam stamps. I may be putting together a box of stuff for the art teacher at my kids school. I am trying to purge but it is so hard since I keep saying I MAY use it and then putting it back into my supplies.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 8:27:33 AM
Two years ago when we moved I purged a ton of stuff I'd been hanging on to and not using. I had loads of stuff from the old Swap Board here at 2Peas, the one that got shut down. I also threw away lots of supplies that just aren't used much anymore like seed beads, and that confetti-like stuff that looked like chopped up colored foil (anybody remember what that stuff was called?). I donated a bunch of rubber stamps because I JUST DON'T STAMP WELL. I got rid of a lot of odd fibers I'd collected through swaps. I do occasionally purge patterned paper that I just don't like. Those odd prints that came in kits or paper packs that I didn't like to begin with but held on ot.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 8:39:04 AM
My most recect purge was patterned paper. I had a stack 7" high (I was ruthless!) I shipped half to my SIL and gave the rest to my DD's teacher.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:30:36 AM
I shouldn't read these posts because when I read people actually toss stuff out Oh, the horror!!

And to answer the OP. Scraps of paper. Trust me, this is a big deal.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:38:50 AM
I have not thrown anything away. But I have add lots to the kids art bins. Stickers, stamps, old ink pads. I cannot imagine just tossing things. At the very least I would donate to Goodwill .



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Posted: 1/10/2013 9:55:59 AM
I feel like I am constantly purging! I usually get rid of PP once I use what I want from the collection or if I realize it just isn't my style. I also get rid of a lot of stickers (alphas included) when I realize they are just collecting dust. I am fortunate enough to have a few scrappy friends who gladly take anything I don't want to keep.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:15:08 AM
I haven't thrown things out (like literally into the trash) but I have purged a LOT of stuff that will be going to the LSS garage sale. Rub-ons, chipboard alphas (not Thickers), stickers, etc. etc. Surprisingly, I'm getting rid of EVERY scrapbooking magazine I had- even the Becky Higgins Sketches for SB and the very last issue of Simple Scrapbooks.. I had saved those for years. For some reason, the layouts in them all look dated to me, even the ones in CK magazines from just a few months ago.

I'm also getting rid of a TON of my rubber stamps; I used to do a LOT of card-making, and I can't even remember the last time I did... so they're going. I'm trying to be pretty ruthless, and not second-guess myself.

I literally cannot wait to get home from work in the afternoon so I can do at least 10-15 minutes more of purging stuff; It feels so freeing, somehow, to finally be making some of these decisions!




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Posted: 1/10/2013 11:00:47 AM
I think there are similarities between my scrap room & my clothes closet; I finally did a big purge of my closet, trying to get the gumption up to purge my scrap supplies. I hate the process but love the result if a clean and clear space with only things I love in it.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 11:32:41 AM
All of my stickles! Sent them to a friends daughter. I had stacks and stacks of DCWV paper, haven't touched any of it in forever. I donated all of it to the school my daughter teaches at. It took me a quite some time to work up the courage to let it go, but once it was gone, it felt so good!
Stamp sets are next, but afraid that is going to be a little tougher.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 12:03:34 PM
PAINTS! I tossed them all when I moved to my new studio.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 12:47:46 PM
I am another one that can't imagine just tossing supplies into the trash...But I did go through my patterned paper and purge a stack but I will be giving my sisters first grab on them then take them to a crop & see if anyone else wants them.






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Posted: 1/10/2013 1:10:23 PM
While I still have plenty of room, I am NOT throwing any thing out!
Everything is organised & tidy, & I do use older stuff from time to time.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 4:07:11 PM
Laurie - you and me both. I have a friend who's a keen cardmaker/stamper, and I try, but I just don't do it well enough to justify the effort. I always feel like I've ruined the card with my stamping.

Jennifer - know exactly what you mean. I can get ridiculously excited about getting rid of stuff!

Sorry, when I said "toss", I did mean send to the charity shop. I paid too much for them to see them go in the bin! Scrap supplies aren't cheap in Australia.

Next - maybe some of the patterned paper I've had since 2002. Hard to get rid of it. But I'm a teacher, so I'll get to see it used by someone. And I've told myself I either have to use my Cricut, or get it on ebay.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 4:17:44 PM
Random bits of My Little Shoebox papers. They're on their last "warning" to either become useful or they're out. I organized them by base colour (the rest of my paper is organized by manu and line) to see if that would help and it actually has. I find myself reaching for the greens and blues as just patterned colour. BUT I threw away the stupid colours like super black for no reason and ugly pink or red shades. I just wasn't using the themes. Originally I'd bought the paper to make super cute cards, but then I realized I can make much better "super cute cards" with my Copics and digi stamps. So the paper is on warning.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 4:26:51 PM
Aeryn, so impressed by your organisation! I have huge "must get this sorted" phases, but I'm a slob at heart, so I don't maintain it. Any tips for keeping it organised?

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Posted: 1/10/2013 4:30:22 PM
i got sold all of my foam and all red rubber stamp alphas long ago. i have tons of clear alpha stamps from Technique Tuesday that i haven't used and probably won't. those are the next to go. if i have to do a heavy purge of anything, it's my stamps. i'm pretty good about getting rid of paper periodically. i usually group them together with embellishments and ship them off to a school or beginner scrapbooker.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 4:44:20 PM
phew! Glad it wasn't the garbage.



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Posted: 1/10/2013 5:43:14 PM
Kate - honestly? it's because my space is so small. I think it also had to do with my ADHD. Too much and my brain shuts down. ANY mess and the same happens. I just cannot function if I can't lay hands on exactly what I need when I need it. Therefore, everything is organized within an inch of its life. If I haven't scrapped in a week, or only coloured by my computer instead of my scrap space, DH has usually made a mess of my desk. So if I want to create I have to spend 30 minutes cleaning it before I can even THINK of trying to be creative.

When I make things I clean up right away when I'm done. Scraps back into the proper paper line envelopes, ribbon back into its jars, buttons are immediately returned to the jar after I select what I want, stuff like that. Since I rarely make a mess myself I'm rarely having to clean up at all. But since my space *is* a closet I have to be sure the only things in it are useful things and not "hangers on". You can see my full space here. People seem to like it.


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Posted: 1/10/2013 10:53:06 PM
Your space is great, Aeryn. And super organised. I love the stamp shelf. My desk has a hutch & a couple of shelves as part of it - I could do that too. Such a good use of space. We had an old set of drawers a bit like yours in the garage, so I've just hauled them in to sit under the desk. Looks fine, and I've started sorting.

I have a room, but it is very small (9 x 9 foot) and one wall is all window, so not much scope for storage. I use it as a study too, for school stuff. So I have to keep all the scrap stuff pretty confined. I really admire people who can clean up every time like you do. I'm going to try harder to do it! When I get going though, I just want to work as long as I can.

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Posted: 1/11/2013 8:09:26 AM
Yep, I tossed my foam stamps and paints when we moved. Other things didn't make the move either.


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Posted: 1/11/2013 9:08:40 AM
-Tons of patterned paper
-Tons of embellishments
-Glitter
-Some of my ribbons

I gave them to a local church which does a lot of arts and crafts with the Sunday School program. (I tried to give them to the nearest elementary school, but I could never find a visitor parking space!)

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Posted: 1/11/2013 9:17:12 AM
Let's see, an old chalk set, a stamping alignment tool that never made it out of it's original packaging in the 7-8 years since I bought it, patterned paper I don't like anymore, and a few Stamping Up stamp sets that I bought used that really aren't my style. I wish I could purge way more, but that "you'll use it!!"/"you'll regret it!!" voice in my head keeps winning!!







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Posted: 1/11/2013 9:34:54 AM
last night, I did some more purging:

*** ALL of my 8.5 x 11 paper-- !!! finally!!! I had stacks of it in really odd colors (bought for cheap at the Bazzill warehouse sale a number of years ago) and I kept thinking I would use it to make cards with. I finally decided if I want to make a card, I can cut down a 12x12 sheet. And I finally decided I would NEVER use that eye-popping orange fluorescent paper, or the puke-ish green color, or any of the other weird ones I had been keeping.

***ALL of the bits and pieces of scrap paper I had been keeping. I had zipper bags with random, odd bits of cardstock, separated by color... I NEVER used them, so I finally decided to recycle it- that was the BEST feeling!!! For the past year or so, I've adopted Shimelle's method of 'toss your scraps into a container to sift through' and it works so much better for me.

*** about half of my collection of random cigar boxes. A while ago, I saw a photo of someone's space (on Pinterest, of course- ) and she had ALL her stuff organized in cigar boxes. It sounded like a good idea at the time, so I went for it. Problem is, I need to see my stuff in order to use it.

I'm still going, in my room... it's exciting, to think I'll have a space that's usable for the way I work now!! (after the organizing work is over, I'll have to work on putting things away right after I use them- that's my main weakness.)



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