It's writing assignment time again over at Kat's pad! Here are the prompts if you feel like you just might want to play along this week:
1.) Describe your latest obsession.
2.) Ask a loved one to use 6 descriptive words to describe you and report your findings. How well do they know you?
3.) Who was your first bloggy friend? How did you find each other? Do you still correspond?
4.) Tell us about your pet! If you have a weird infatuation with your dog or cat we want to hear about it (or if they just plain drive you crazy)...but please don't compare them to children. It's just not the same.
I could write about all four but I am going to choose #1.
My obsession isn't really new, it is actually a long standing obsession. A twelve year obsession to be exact. My obsession is with buying scrapbook supplies.
It gives me great joy to buy new scrapbook supplies. So much so that each year I pay money to shop at the Scrapbook Expo. Last August I bought a ton of great stuff (that I really didn't need).
Funky paper like stickers, trendy patterned papers, chip board letters, sticky felt cut outs, brads with matching flowers, stamps, nestibilites........the list goes on. Usually when I buy a ton of new supplies I head home and lay them all out so I can stare at them. Makes me feel all warm and snugly inside.
Then the new supplies find their place in my hyper organized craft towers.
Would you like to know the most ridiculous thing about my ever growing obsession with buying scrapbook supplies? You do? Good.
The most ridiculous thing about my obsession is that I have the hardest time actually using the supplies I buy. Every year, as I head off to the Expo I realize that I still have stacks of supplies I bought the previous year that I haven't even touched.
It's really kind of neurotic of me. I buy a pack of shiny embellishments and I think to myself, "You know, if I use them then I won't have them anymore." Or if I have something really special, I feel I have to wait for the perfect page to use it.
Last year one of my resolutions was to stop hoarding my supplies and use them with reckless abandon. I'd say I'm currently at the cautious abandon level.
I have a new rule. When I buy something new I have to use it before the next years Expo rolls around! Baby steps people, baby steps.
Back to my obsession........I can only imagine how much it has cost me over the years. I told the girls that if I ever die unexpectedly that they are to call my friend Tina, as she would know how much everything is worth. They could sell everything on ebay and probably send both of the girls to college with the proceeds.
So do we have any other scrapbook supply hoarders in the house? Hoarding something different? Come on, let's hear all about it! I know I'm not the only wacko in the bunch!