I'll admit it. It was kinda hard at first. The idea of giving away the stuff that I value so much. Paper.
Whew! I just purged LOTS of scrapbook paper! Pattern papers, cardstock, all colors, all patterns...I gave them away!!!
It feels good. To free myself of things I will never use. To give someone lots of new stuff to start her own collection of scraps. To get someone else started with the obsession of owning paper. And lots of it!
I have been cleaning out my paper for the past couple weeks. I cleaned out and then was just sitting there in a spare box...waiting to be given to the perfect owner. Someone who will appreciate the colors and patterns! Ha-ha!
My opportunity came along today in the form of a step-cousin. She just got married last summer and hopes to start scrapping her wedding and honeymoon pictures soon. My aunt Sherrie (her mom), let me know that she would be in town today and was interested in coming over to see my scrap space. I said sure! The chance to get to talk scrapbooking with someone else in person....heck yeah!
She came today, and left with lots of paper! I was here today, and am left feeling really good! I am not quite sure if it's cause I DID get to talk scrapbooking with someone in person, or cause I feel like maybe I inspired her a little. And if all it takes is giving away paper to inspire someone....I will "purge" more often :0)