Monday, October 01, 2007

Pile of Paper! Grab-bags on offer! + blog candy!

I've started sorting through my stash - I need to lose some clutter and make a bit of space.

Yesterday I actually managed to put away the contents of some of the pizza boxes that have been piling up - full of goodies, that haven't had a home found for them yet. The other thing I did - a job I've been meaning to do for ages - was to go through the box of 6x6 paper pads and packs. I was pretty ruthless and I now have this reject pile of mainly 6x6, mainly patterned papers which I'd like to offer in random grab-bags to anyone who wants to send me a large SAE - big enough to fit 6" square paper into and with a "fat" (large letter) stamp of course for filling!
I've got 12 piles of paper at least 35 sheets in each to give away (so far) so if you're interested, then please contact me so I can give you the info as to where to send your envelopes

In the piles are papers from Basic Grey, K&Co, 7 Gypsies, English Paper Company, Impress (US), DCWV, Making Memories and various others, including papers from the last couple of years of Self Addressed kits - the packs will, of course be completely random!

Oh - Tell you what - I'll give one of these away as blog candy - leave a message on this thread and I'll draw a winner at the end of this week

Stocked up on double-sided tape, some packs of notebooks in Poundland on Saturday and then espied these sets of mini drawers - they are perfect for those boxes and pillow-packs of Prima flowers, especially as you can remove the whole drawer for better rummaging through!
I got the 2 sets they had - just a shame they didn't have any more really,

Not a scrap (pardon the pun) of crafting got done yesterday - quite a bit of tidying and sorting (funny though how my desk is still a heap of mess) - instead we spent most of the day in the garden - it was a lovely day, bright and sunny - so we pruned, shredded, dug and planted until we were both exhausted!
ooooh and do we ache in places we didn't know we had places this morning! aaggghhh

30 comments:

Karen L said...

Sounds like you have had a great clean out. Think I might need to do something like that here. Love the cards too - the card from Pearl really is gorgeous. I would have been thrilled too to receive a card like that.

Angelnorth said...

Wow, how tidy are you then?! If you have spare energy, maybe you could come and do mine next time you're up this way ;o)

Hazel said...

It's good to have a sort out once in a while (well, I always seem to be doing it!!)

Dollydimps said...

These little sets of drawers from Poundland are fab! You can take the top off and stack them up too-I have squillions of them for storing my beads and jewellery.
Can't believe you have all that paper as surplus-are you sure you shouldn't keep it "just in case"? or am i just giving away my hoarding instincts!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

You are far too tidy now Kathy! I will blog a photo of my drawers when I get round to it. ;-)

That Pounland DST is fab and oh so cheap. Our shop sells it in rolls of 3 and 4 packs - guess which one I choose to buy? LOL

Em said...

OK Kathy, now I am VERY worried....

Charity shopping last week and NOW Poundland???!!! What happened to that really posh girl who owns her own champagne vines that I used to know???!!! *wink*

Am v jealous of all those lovely blooms, and I cannot believe you are admitting to having all that excess paper!! I take it that D doesn't read your blog then?? lol!

Rachel said...

I think there must be something in the air for tidying at the moment have been doing the same myself....although I couldn't get myself to give away patterned paper no matter how old I do have an ARCHIVE box of card !!!

Oh and lovely though it is please don't include me in the blog candy - I have too much already!!!

Rachel

Farmersgirl said...

Kathy, that looks fab. Count me in on the SAE and put me in the hat (odd picture in head now) for the blog candy. What do you think the postage is likely to be? You can PM me through Bubbly Funk or email via my website www.janicepattie.co.uk

Leigh said...

ooh Kathy I am another poundland drawer fan, they are a great size for cuttlebug embossing folders too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy
I love your blog - so many gorgeous cards and so professionally made!

Can't believe you have so much paper to give away - don't know how you can bear to give it away - I always think I will use mine, but never do!
Helen C from the JustBex forum

EllePiggo said...

Oh Kathy, you're so organised. I work in an utter tip - beleive me a real tip!! Its a good job its hidden away in the loft LOL.

Louly said...

Aren't you good? and so kind giving away papers! I couldn't bring myself to do it, i'd be thinking; 'maybe i'll have a use for it one day' That's why my craft room's a mess and yours is tidy lol!

Wife2TJ said...

WOW! That's a lot of paper. Thanks so much for sharing with us! -Samantha

Flossie's Follies said...

You are so stong, I have a paper addiction, an embellishment addiciton, a ribbon addiciton, boy do I have a lot of addictions. That is so nice of you to share, I have decided not to buy ANYMORE goodies and to use what I have.

Andrea Hays said...

One can never have too much paper. Looks like you have a whole lot! Where do you store it all? Do you have a separate room for it? :)

Laura W said...

Mmm, yes, I need to do more of this organizing thing. :) lol.

CAKVD said...

I LOVE paper!! I am so addicted to it!! Please pick me!!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Cathy said...

It's great to clean stuff out, so you can bring in some new fun stuff. I would love to help you out and take this fun paper off your hands. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Paula said...

Pick me! Pick me! And the SAE thing as well, I've just had a tidy up in my craft room to make room for a squashy poof thing so I need more things to make a mess with now

Kristine said...

You've done the organizing job that I need to do in my space. I'd love some more paper to add to my pile though!

Jackie said...

When you have finished sorting your room, you wouldn't like to come and tackle mine would you?
Happy sorting :)

jodene said...

That's a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance. Gotta love paper!

Angel Wilde said...

I would SO send you an envelope, but I seem to be up to my eyeballs in paper myself! So I will just see if I win one!

Shutterbug said...

WOW! That's quite the stack of paper you have there! I'd love a chance to win some, my stack is like 1/50th of that LOL. I'm really low in the patterned paper side of things and to win some would be awesome!

Pattyjo said...

That is a very generous offer, thanks for a chance. It should come in handly for the winner. Paper is the main ingredient in cards or scrapbooking. LOL

rholschen@air-pipe.com

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Great giveaway, thanks for offering.
Love to see more pics from your craft room, I'm a big fan of organized studios!!

Lilian said...

WOW!!! that is a huge pile of yummy paper! thanks for sharing the wealth. :)

rebecca said...

Wow! If you have this much to share and give away, I have to wonder how much you're keeping! I love all the storage and organization ideas. I just have to pick and day and JUST DO IT. Thanks for letting me play.

Shelley said...

Is Poundland like Dollarama? : ) Love your work, it is VERY inspiring! Thanks so much. Shelley

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Your mini drawers of flowers seriously just made me drool!! WOW!