Wednesday, 11 August 2010

She made me do it

A little while ago, my dear friend Denise twisted my arm and MADE me sign up for a subscription to Sarah's Cards. For a little under £20 a month I will get a wonderful pizza box filled with goodies, new paper collections and inspiration delivered to my door - which seems like a very good idea. My first box arrived just before I went away on holiday. I opened it, and reverently took out all the patterned paper, all the cardstock, all the stick-ons, all the little glass headed pins, the Japanese tape, the chipboard cut outs, the ribbon, the alphabets ... it was just like Mary Poppins' carpetbag - so much stuff in one smallish box. And then as normally happens to me in these cases, I was scared to use any of it. Needed to save it for something special. Didn't want to waste anything. I put it all away and just opened the lid of the box on a daily basis to just check on how lovely it all was.
Then at the weekend I had an email from Sarah's Cards to say the next box would be on it's way soon. What? I haven't even started on the first one yet! Oh blimey, at this rate I'm going to have a pile of pizza boxes in the house, overflowing with scrapping gorgeousness and a husband making comments like ' what exactly are you doing with all this?' 'are you ever going to use it?' and 'how much are you paying for this each month and not using it?' and then I'll have to blame Denise and say how she made me do it and it wasn't my idea etc etc
And then I thought 'you know what? It's just going to be easier to actually do something with some of the papers and then I'll gradually start using them up before the next box arrives'. So that is what I've done. Ladies - drum roll please - the first layout from the Sarah's Cards Subscription Box.

Phew.

9 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Know just what you mean about saving it all for 'something special'...Shimelle's 'Something from Nothing' class broke me of this habit a bit....and I'm really trying to use stash, instead of stroking it!!

jennifer said...

Wow, beautiful layout. I love the twiddly tree(?) with the butterflies landing on it! I'd like to subscribe to the sarah's cards kits too, I'm waiting for my laptop payments to be over before I broach the subject with hubby! x

Denise said...

THAT's why it will be so good to do May Flaum's class 'using your stash '!! Great layout xx

Rachel B said...

Gorgeous layout Deb, I love the papers you have used. I do the same with my scrapagogo kit, I look at it about 5 times before doing anything with it!!!

Sian said...

That is a beautiful page Deb. Definitely don't save it up! Start cutting! Mind you, it has taken me two years to realise that I can use it up because there will always be new stuff

Is it okay if I mention that Gottacraft do a smaller kit that's quicker to use up?!

Ruth said...

What a gorgeous looking LO. That's the thing with monthly kits ~ you never want to use them!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love my kit club (Club Scrap), but i do need to remember to USE IT. And that layout is divine! The butterflys really mirror the detail in the wrought iron gate and everything (especially the curved title) frames the beautiful picture!
rinda

cate said...

good job! doesn't it feel great to finally dig into those boxes? I've found {a few} of them in my room re-arranging... one day I'll get to them...

humel said...

Darn you Deb, now I might have to sign up too!! ;-)