February 8, 2014

Purge! Purge! Purge!

Hello!  I thought it was about time I popped in with an update on how things are going here in Linda's craft room!

Well, winter seems to have finally arrived here in Northern California and as I write this it is raining cats and dogs outside my window.  These are my favorite days to hang out in my craft room with my cozy slippers and a cuppa cocoa!  As you may know, we are currently in a drought here in California due to the last couple of years with very little winter rain.  You see, we don't normally get rain during the summer and fall months, so we need that winter and spring rain.  So, here's to hoping the rain keeps up through March and April.  And here's to more cozy crafting weekends!

Well, Resolution: Pocket Scrapbooking is continuing here in Linda's craft room.  And boy am I having fun!  And I haven't even really done much scrapbooking yet.  Why is that?  Because I have still been in an purging and re-organizing, collecting and preparing mode of operation.

You may know that I have been a scrapbooker for many years.  After my daughter went off to college, my scrapbooking started to revolve around our fur baby Marley.  I continued to meet my friends at the local scrapbook store for all day crops at least once a month.  Then it all changed overnight - my favorite local scrapbook store went out of business.  What was I to do?  I went online.  And my crafting world changed.  I discovered stamping and fell head over heels in love with card making.  My scrapbooking supplies were bundled up and tucked away in the back of the closet.  I even left a number of layouts partially finished.  That was in late 2009.

I am now in the process of pulling out all the old scrapbooking stuff and purging and re-organizing it, bringing it front and center!

Dusting off the old scrapbook stuff!

So, who remembers these?

Ignore the terrible photo!

Crop In Style Paper and Sticker Binders (PSB)!  I have 10 of these (yes, you heard that right!) in various colors.  Six of them are full of stickers and die cuts that had been collected over my 13 years of scrapbooking.  All prior to when personal die cutting became available.  One of the binders is dedicated solely to soccer stickers and die cuts - my daughter played competitive soccer for 10 years.  The other four binders are still full of unfinished scrapbooking projects.

I love these zipper binders!  I am not surprised to see that they are still available.  They are perfect for holding your scrapbooking projects - keeping your papers and embellishments together.  They were especially great for going to crops.  I will definitely continue to use them.  But, for now, I am going through each one and purging like mad.  My plan is to cut the sticker binders down from six to three.

The purge pile so far!

That's it for now.  I have so much more to talk about and show but I'll save it for future posts.

I am loving all the new CHA products that are showing up at my [new] local scrapbook store - Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley.  They've been around years so they are not new, but they became my new local scrapbook store.  Unfortunately, it is not close to where I live, but it is very close to where I work so I can easily pop over during lunch breaks.  They are amazing about keeping up with all the new products and the boxes were pouring in last week.  I've already picked up lots of fun new "toys", including these:

The new Project Life dies!

These are going to be great for creating my own journaling and pocket cards!

More later!



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