Friday, May 8, 2009

Scrapbook Addiction - 12 Steps

This is so great (and so true) that I just had to pass this along. This is from the Color Me Daisy website from one of their posts.

At last, I feel like I belong to a group :)

12 Steps to immersing yourself in your scrapbook “addiction”: (Hey, who says we want to recover!)

1. We admit we are powerless over pretty paper, bling, buttons, ribbon, flowers and all things scrappy.

2. We believe that pretty paper can restore our sanity.

3. We made a decision to turn our will, our lives, our time and our wallets over completely to paper, ribbon, buttons, bling and all fantastic things we can use in our quest to preserve our memories and fulfill our creative needs.

4. We take inventory of what we do not have to justify all of our purchases. We must be sure to have enough supplies to scrap all of our pictures ten times over.

5. We admit to no one the exact nature of where all this stuff came from.

6. We are so ready to have an entire weekend to ourselves by telling our family and friends we are “busy”, we just leave out it is “busy” with scrapping.

7. We have humbly asked our friends and family that all of our gifts include scrap supplies or gift cards to purchase scrap supplies (I just did this for Mother’s Day)

8. We have bought paper and embellishments and then staged our photos (outfits that matched the paper, props, etc.) so we could get pictures we could then use with said paper and embellishments. (Sometimes we even bought the outfits to match the paper)

9. We are always willing to be enabled to help us justify our purchase of the next new tool, kit, paper line or embellishment because we have to have it all. Sometimes we must be the enabler to justify what we have already done.

10. We continuously take inventory and organize our supplies yet we still come home with something we already had in our stash. We buy so much we spend more time organizing our stash than we do using it.

11. We stalk kit clubs for the next release; we browse online galleries, scrap sites and stores; and we subscribe to magazines for inspiration, ideas and eye candy to help us use some of these supplies. This typically results in purchases of more scrappy goodies that will need to then be organized so we can use them up. Can you say vicious circle?

12. Having had a creative awakening as the result of these steps, we carry this message to other scrapbookers to always want more goodies so we can justify our own “addictions”. And we practice these principles in all our affairs.




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