Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Craft Stash- Christmas

Like most, I separate my Christmas-y/ Wintery craft supplies from the rest of the everyday stuff. I've been using a big ol' Rubbermaid box to store it in, but of course it's chuck-full to overflowing. And there wasn't a bit of organization to any of it.
So last night, I sat on the floor and at least separated the supplies into categories: stamps, tools, papers. embellishments, kid's crafts, and blanks (like blank books, ornaments, etc.)

Stamps (Note the new ones in the packages- bought on clearance last year!)
Tools: punches, folders, stencils. (Again note the "new in package" from last year's clearance sales.)

PAPER! Almost all from ....yup, last year!

And I didn't even drag out the fabric. So. Here's my Christmas Craft Hoard. I'm going to commit to making 2 dozen gift tags with JUST WHAT I HAVE ALREADY. No new purchases!  I figure that's one way to bush my stash, right?

I bet you have Holiday Craft Stashes, too, right? Wanna post a pic? If you've got a blog or a photo-hosting account, like Flickr, you can post it here. If not, post it on the Craft Hoarders Facebook Page. We don't want you to feel left out! 

And then next week, we'll do a another linky and you can show me what you've made, K? Now link up, if you like! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Craft Hoarding Symptom: "Dupes"

What is a "dupe?" Well, my craft-hoarding friends, you probably have many in your craft supplies!

It's a duplicate item that you bought because the thing that you needed was:
  1. under a pile and you couldn't find it when you needed it, so you went out an bought another OR
  2. you were out shopping, and bought an item, not realizing that you ALREADY HAD IT in your stash.
Yep, DUPES! You know you got 'em.

What items are "dupes" in YOUR craft room? Tell your story in the comments section. You know we won't judge you here......

And if you DO leave a comment, you might win one of my "dupes" pictured below.

Standard giveaway mumbo-jumbo:
  1. Chances of winning based on number of entries
  2. Giveaway will close Friday, December 2, at 12PM EST.
  3. Winners will be notified via the email and the Craft Hoarders Facebook Community
  4. I assume no guarantee with shipping. 
  5. US residents of the lower 48 are eligible. I pay for shipping, and man, it's pricey. Don't get cranky because I'm not rich, ok?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yeah, you know you're one of us.

We are crafters. And some of us- not all of us, mind you, but a good portion of us- are also "Craft Hoarders."

That means that we are saving that special embellishment for something so special that we probably will never use it.

That means that we have a piece of patterned paper that we are afraid of cutting into because we don't want to mess it up.

That means that we have a bag of craft supplies that we bought on clearance....and left it in the bag, unused, only to find it days...weeks...even months later.

Yeah, we're Craft Hoarders. And we're kinda OK with that. Follow along to gawk at fellow CH's hauls, spaces, and stuff.

Because we're nosy, too.....