Make a Wish
Loc: long island of NY
|Posted: 1/3/2013 11:14:11 AM|
Much stuff.... I keep hearing I can't buy anything I have to much stuff and/or I can't look I have toooo much stuff
I've been scrapping going on 11 years... I have a few cropper hoppers full of paper and a clip it up full of wonderful things--- I do have lots ... And some stuff I can't part with but I wonder if ppl with 5 coach pocketbooks say I have to many....
My 2 cents tho <----
|Posted: 1/3/2013 11:25:34 AM|
Based an article that was posted here last year, I had enough paper to make approximately 1,000 layouts. That's too much for me since I average about 100-150 projects a year. I went through all my supplies last year and donated things I don't like anymore. So, now I am at a point where I love everything that's left and I am committed to using up a good portion of what's there. Once I can see the dent (ha!), I'll go back to shopping for new stuff. There will always be something new.
Loc: New York City
|Posted: 1/3/2013 11:48:38 AM|
If you think you have too much stuff then you have too much stuff. It's highly individual. I have 1 cropper hopper full of PP, a small drawer of embellishment and a basket of thickers and stickers. To me that's enough, and possibly too much. IMO it's beginning to get too much because I am forgetting what I have. I know about 95% of everything I own, but yesterday I saw a PP collection I forgot I had. I don't like that. But I am a minimalist. I'm sure some would freak out if they had a stash as small as mine.
Basically, if it impedes your creativity, then there is an issue. I need to work with a controlled amount of stuff, otherwise I have too many options and it bothers me. Others need to have every shade of every color in order to feel calm and know they can find a perfect shade for any photo. I also like to have newer stuff, but only because I got bored quickly. I have one collection I am close to throwing out because I dont like it anymore, but then again I feel wasteful doing so. But I digress. It's just an individual thing.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: East Coast
|Posted: 1/3/2013 11:59:48 AM|
I say I have too much stuff because my big, beautiful, makes me happy to look at it in all it's organizational splendor studio is looking cluttered. And that makes me sad. I need to declutter it ASAP.
I could easily do 1000 layouts with what I have. I *maybe* do 50 a year. That means I have 20 years worth of scrap supplies. To me, that's tooooooo much.
|Posted: 1/3/2013 12:03:24 PM|
Ditto Simply_Lovely. People have different points of view. What's too much for me may not be too much to you. And that's ok, right? There's a difference between sorting through five handbags and sorting through five feet of paper.
Completed layouts & projects
2012 total layouts: 62
mini albums: 4
mini albums: 2
|Posted: 1/3/2013 12:07:29 PM|
As the proud "collector" of purses, I can say, no... but I only have about 3 Coach, and 3 Dooneys, a couple Saks, 1 Kate Spade, 1 Michael Kors, anyway.... These are investment pieces to me... they are not disposable. THey last forever and can be used again and again.
As for scrap supplies... I have a whole room FULL. I have a file cabinet full of just stickers. I have 14 cropper Hoppers, 5 iris cases, and large basket, all packed with paper. I have a 3 tier stand full of washi. I have 4 rods of ribbon and lots more not on rods. I have jars full of buttons. And, I could go on and on and on....
Everything listed above, purses AND scrap supplies, all make me happy! Wait... what was my point again???
Oh yea! It is all in how you think about it! Last time me & dd went into a LSS, there was very little that I didn't have, so yea, maybe I have too much when I have more in my house than the LSS
Love Letters Pea
Loc: Nashville, TN!
|Posted: 1/3/2013 12:14:04 PM|
I agree...I think you only have too much stuff when it overwhelms you to the point that you can't make a decision about what you use.
Sometimes having too many choices impairs your process just like not having enough choices does.
I am not the Pea you are looking for
Loc: Tarpon Springs, Florida
|Posted: 1/3/2013 2:02:06 PM|
I had too much stuff. I couldn't find anything and I didn't even know what I had. I did 3 major purges and then a smaller purge when I moved in September. Paper, tools, embellishments, etc., probably 3/4 of what I had is now gone.
I got rid of tools I never use such as a few dozen stamp sets, weird tools I used once and embellishments I just bought because they were on sale or something.
I still have what most people would consider a lot, my 12x12 paper is probably 5 feet tall, but I am able to organize it, find it and work with it.
So now I say I have a lot of stuff but not too much because it works for me!
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Loc: New England
|Posted: 1/3/2013 2:23:57 PM|
My standard is this:
I go through my PP which is organized in M's 12x12 plastic envelopes and as I look at the individual pieces if I say " Oh, I forgot about that" or "Ooooooo pretty" like I've never seen it before....I have too much. So...
I have to use it....or lose it.
likes shiny things
Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 1/3/2013 2:27:40 PM|
What is too much for one person, is not enough for another!
I happen to love having a large stash to choose from. I don't purge items just because they are old, I only take out what I truly don't like/love any longer. Sometimes that product I HAD to have 6 years ago but never used is the perfect thing for a project today!
Not everyone scraps the same, thinks the same. What really matters is finding what works for YOU.
Loc: Would rather be somewhere else.
|Posted: 1/3/2013 2:37:01 PM|
Exactly what biochemipea said! My personal store as my DH calls it makes me very happy! I've have a friend come from out of town to srap and I told her to just bring her pictures and that just what she did. There's very few things that are off limits to others. And those things few things are put away before company comes. Other than that use what you want.
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|Posted: 1/3/2013 2:54:35 PM|
If I didn't have practically a LSS full of stuff, I couldn't "shop my stash" and I couldn't create! That's just me, though. Other people feel like an Iris box full of stuff is just enough. Your stash should reflect what YOU feel!
Pea with a Pen
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 1/3/2013 3:11:57 PM|
I have too much stuff (after just over 11 years scrapbooking)because it is really hard to keep it all organized. So I'm going to purge just a little, tiny bit. It's hard though to figure out what I can let go of, because I bought stuff I knew I would use, it's just I don't always use all of what I get. So knowing I'll use the rest "some day," it's hard to know when to decided that "some day" is never coming.