Two weeks ago, I decided to take on a huge home improvement project: to purge and to organize my scrapbook room. To borrow a phrase from DH, I am attempting to subtract from infinity.
For two weeks now, I have been in there, ruthlessly going over my huge stash and tossing things out of my room. My mother has been helping me a little and taking over some of my stash that she likes. I have distributed several boxes of stuff at work. This Wednesday I had a friend over and she went home with 8 inches of patterned papers (She measured, not me!) and magazines galore. So far... you can see a few empty shelves but that won't last long. I will be dragging things out from the dark corners of the scrap purgatory, you know, where supplies go to be forgotten!
It is definitely a long and arduous process. As much as I would love a room transformed overnight, I just have to chip away at it a little by little every day. I didn't accumulate this stash over a period of two weeks, so shedding the excess will be a work in process for weeks (if not months) to come. I also need to figure out a way to maintain a healthy stash, but that's for consideration at a later time.
I do have a quick little card to share. The owl and the sentiments are from the Silhouette online store. Both designed by Lori Whitlock and they are adorable!
The heart pin is from Purple Cows. It is by far my favorite tool/embellishment from them and I love using them on cards and layouts.
Oh, as a part of my purge, I have distributed a large number of cards that I have made over the years for design team assignments or publications. This little guy has already been given away, woot woot! One last comment about my purge: so far, no fewer than eight layouts have been sent to the paper recycle bag. What a great feeling that was, lol! A'ight, time for some TV to numb myself before another work week starts! Good night from my little corner of the world!