Monday, February 7, 2011

Mayhem and Destruction

I was brutal and it hurt. I must admit it was hard. I made a resolution of sorts to try my best to grab paper from the scrap BOXES. Rather than start a new piece of paper. I am getting better at using 4 or 5 different papers on my mat at one time. Soooo this was my day:
9am- Started to look for paper for a piecing I wanted to do. Pulled out scrap Boxes , dug thru and found my paper
9:45- Started to collect paper  for may second mat. Started to dig , Looked at my mess , realized these Boxes contain 4 years of paper crafting and learning, maybe it would be time to go thru them It won't take me long..... ( famous last words ). I took the first few inches of the box and plopped it into my chair to start sorting. I decided I was making a box for the local elementary school. Away I went in my sorting glee!

9:50 I look over at the Boxes and at my chair and decide this was not going to work, so I dumped The BOXES:
 10:00 am  cutting everything with scissors and trying really hard to sort but the paper is soooooooo pretty. I really dont want to throw it out no matter how small. Okay DEEP breath and repeat after me I CAN DO THIS < I CAN DO THIS < I CAN DO THIS !
10:45- Left Brain walks in and says Why are you cutting those buy hand do you not have a gillotine cutter?
11:00- Cutter is dusted off and Now I am Rockin!
12:15- The small 2 inch stack I originally put in my chair is done an I have not even started on the pile.
12:45- First coffee in hours, First trip to burning barrel. First thoughts  of " WHAT THE HECK HAVE I DONE? " What was I thinking? I wasn't thinking that was the problem.
2:00- Second trip to burning barrel , arm is getting sore from the cutter action. Hmmmmm
3:30- Third trip to burning barrel and the floor is swept and I am done! I did not get my piecing done that I wanted to but I did mange to get my scrap paper boxes down to the one cardboard box for the school and the crate I use is half full of squared off paper of various sizes. I will never let it get that bad ever again " again famous last words" Have fun all I am going to go look for A535 or something like it! ( ben gay?) Oh here is the last pic .....


  1. Nice job mommahobbit!


  2. Oh my!! I thought I had alot of paper. A couple of years ago I made myself get really organized with everything. Now when I cut paper I immediately cut the good parts out and place the scraps in their proper places. It has worked out really good. Just joined your blog check out mine and join. Lots of fun ideas.



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