Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cleaning house...

...er, studio.

I've got way, way, way too much scrapbooking stuff. There was a time when I didn't think that was quite possible, but guess what? It is. Too much of a good thing. Too much stuff for too little storage space.

In an effort to get my scrap stash under control (and make more room for my yarn stash, which is ever-growing these days), I need to unload some things. I've got cardstock. I've got stickers, rub-ons, chipboard. I've got Heidi Swapp and Karen Foster and 7Gypsies (ok, that would be a lot of people here in my studio office...really, I just have their products!). I've got too much to name. I've got it, and I want you to have it.

If you're interested in receiving a package of scrapbookin' lovin' from me, please leave a comment here. Once I get it all sorted out (in the next few days), I'll draw names and send happy packages to those folks. Please help me clean out my room! :)

NEW NOTE! 12/8 - Ok, I realize I did not specify a time zone (my bad), but it is now 1 a.m. here on the east coast, and considering how many dozens of replies I now have, I'm going to say that the time's up! Thank you all for offering a good home to my scrap stash! (If I've contacted you and asked you to send your mailing addy, please still do that as you're on my list of people to send things to.)

NOTE ADDED 12/7 - If you are commenting and wanting some scrap stuff, PLEASE leave your e-mail address in your comment! Blogger is not, for some reason, linking e-mail addresses to people's names, so unless you have your e-mail address in your blog that I can connect to, I'll have no way to contact you! And that would be sad! Because then I could not give you any scrap goodness! If you'd prefer not to post your e-mail addy here, you can e-mail me directly at lmbwrites AT comcast DOT net instead.

ALSO - I never expected such a big response to this! I'm going to send stuff to as many people as I can who comment by midnight tonight and who give me their e-mail addresses so I can contact them.

61 comments:

Denise said...

I use cardstock in my Sunday school class-- I too have way too much scrapbooking stuff (though not much, given that I was a CM dealer). I hope to re-org the entire storage closet in January, to retrieve my NordicTrack from storage, and to "sift" all my project materials.

You might like (and your kids might like) Window Stars-- folded from "glassine" or "kite-paper," double-sided waxed tissue paper. I'll see if I can get you a book name-- the project can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be, and looks more complicated than it is.

Denise said...

Window stars are made from a special paper-- double waxed so it will hold up and so colors won't bleed.

It's easier than it looks, but a series of folds can add significant shadow and drama. If you buy one kit and measure carefully, you can get maybe a hundred stars, maybe more.

Simple window star

Kit and more complex window stars

What I like-- kids can do simple ones and I can meditatively fold a star for thirty minutes while they work. Now and then, it's just what I need. I send kid-made ones as Christmas/advent gifts during organized/non-grad student years.

I added links above-- let's see if they come out okay or if I need to re-do...

Denise said...

uh-oh, no links, let's try this for the simple

http://thefruitofherhands.blogspot.com/2007/10/window-stars.html

and this for the kit/etc.

http://www.hearthsong.com/hearthsong/product.do?section_id=0&bc=1005&pgc=497

Someday I'll learn to do that better, but not today!

Anonymous said...

I'd love some stuff! Thanks for sharing! posted by: JenCozz

omuli said...

So very kind from you to give your stuff away... wish it would be my name you draw :)

Ami said...

Oh man...I would love to have a space to reorganzize!...

By the way...I would love some scrappin' lovin' too.

Have a wonderful week!!!!!

Ramona said...

I know what you are talking about. I just did the same thing and gave away some of my scrapbooking stuff. Of course now, there is all this un-filled space left...

Rebecca said...

Oh - the supply purge!! I'd love a treat!

JenMc said...

Good luck with your house cleaning! Lain sent me over to your site. I'd love to be chosen to receive some of your scrapbooking supplies. I'll put them to good use!

Heidi Y said...

I would LOVE to help you out!!! Those are my favorites!! Thanks for sharing...

lcp6272 said...

I'll be honest - I came over here because Lain said to!
I'm always up for new and different items!
Thanks - Laura (schultzlaura@yahoo.com)

tammy b said...

lain told me your were cleaning house... one person's purge is another person's treasure. i promise to give anything a very good home ;)

Carrie said...

Oh, that would be so fun to receive!!! I hope my name gets picked :)

Anonymous said...

I'm another Lain reader who found your blog. Of course, my husband says I already have WAY too much SB stuff, but I would love to have more. Thanks for thinking of us while you clean house.

Terisa said...

Sorry - I didn't mean to be anonymous. Hit the wrong thing!

Robyn said...

OK, so I should be cleaning out scrap my room too, not begging for more, but Lain told me to come here, so here I am. ;)

Kathryn Johnson said...

Ok, so I really should not be adding MORE to my stash, but since you need help...what can I say, I can't turn away from someone in distress-LOL!! Seriously though, you are so sweet to share!

melita said...

Another Lain reader here! LOL! =) I would really love to learn to knit too but just haven't had the time. It just might be my new year's resolution to visit the local knitting store and take a class! Thanks for sharing your sbing goodies!

Cynta said...

please pick me!! I'd love to recieve some free scrapbooking items...did I say pick me!

mary S said...

how generous!!!!

Amy said...

Wow, that is incredibly nice of you!! I came over from Lain's...you have lots of fun stuff here so I'm adding you to my favorites...
Thanks!!

irishstamper7 said...

I'd be happy to take some of that loot off your hands! Any suggestions on a good book for a begining knitter? I'd like to get into that myself. Thanks and have a happy day :o)
Ruth A.

Molly said...

We love free stuff! THANK YOU!

Nicole said...

Another person who's here from Lain's. How sweet are you do give little holiday fun mail like this? You're making many scrapbookers very happy :) I'd love to be included too :)

Carla said...

Here from Lain's as well! Must be a little easier to do this than organize a garage sale! I am sure we will all be thrilled to help with your purge!

debd94 said...

Hi! I"m a Lain reader too. I learned to knit this summer so now I'm trying to manage knitting and scrapbooking. My yarn-buying (and the holiday shopping) has meant that I can't buy new scrapbooking supplies, so I'd love a happy package!
Thanks,
Debbie

maureen said...

I could definitely use a little "love" delivered right to my door. I've a member of the "sandwich generation" and I'm discovering why sandwich meat is so THIN....because it's under so much pressure! Please send me some happy goodies!

Rhea said...

I would love to give a new home to your treasures. I have just started scrapbooking and am collecting anything I can find related to scrapbooking. I am making baby books for both of my sister-in-laws who are due next year. Thanks a lot and happy holidays!!

Kristen said...

Saw this on Lain's blog! Would love some scrapbook goodness. bowlerkristen AT gmail DOT com

Steph J said...

would love some scrapping goodies, but I live on the other side of the world in Australia.
Here's my email addy if it's ok blue_pumpkie@yahoo.com.au

Chris said...

Lain sent me..lol..So sweet of you to offer some of your scrappy goodies! -Christine kissyjensen@gmail.com

elana said...

Hi, free scrapbooking stuff- whoo hoo! I've been scrapbooking up a storm lately while on maternity leave. By the time she's born, my baby should have a personalized scrapbook all ready for her cute little pics. I'm curious as to weather you began knitting or scrapbooking first. I've never knitted before, but it seems to such a trend now I'm thinking it might be a fun new hobby. Besides, think of all the cute baby clothes I could make! My e-mail is elanasadeh@hotmail.com. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

One person's trash is another's treasure I always say...hope I get to be one of the one's to receive some of your 'treasures'. Janet at artiha_py@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an amazing giving person you are!! Hope I can get some goodies, I still think you can never have enough!! :)
jessgos1313@msn.com

Lex & Ann said...

Just came over from Lain's blog. I'd LOVE to take some stuff off your hands! Ann
hi2lows@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

Hi Lisa,
I made my way over via Lain's blog. I'd love to take some of your stash off your hands. I'm currently on scrapbook shopping restriction (not kidding) and would love some new goodies.

Have a great weekend ~ MamaSheg
Cathy@MamaSheg.com

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I would love to get some new supplies. This would get me to step outside of my normal routine and try something new. Thanks. kellyshoes@comcast.net

Kristi said...

Hi. I made my way to you via Lain's blog. Always love getting goodies in the mail! Thanks
kwildung@gmail.com

melly said...

Goodies are Great!! Thanks..
melisinger@hotmail.com

Judi said...

Your purging is our blessing!!
Lain said you were doing this!!
Thanks for the fun!
Judi at jmplehi@msn.com

Courtney said...

Im also here from Lain's blog, would love some free goodies! Thanks
Courtney
courtneyscrapper@hotmail.com

Yanina said...

Wow, that will be great. I am new to scrapbooking and I would love to have some help. Thanks! my email address is ysbgo@yahoo.com. Thanks again.

Disney Scrapper said...

Cool! Thabks for sharing ( although I probably should be purging some stuff myself)....lol My email address is witfour@hotmail.com

Julie B said...

Read about this on Lain's blog...too cool! msicybird@hotmail.com

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PerkWill said...

I WISH I had way too much stuff!!! I never thought I could become addicted to anything, but I honestly think scrapping is a sickness with me now. It doesn't matter what store I enter...I'm trying to see what they sell that I can use in my scrapbooks!
kiwithekreator@yahoo.com

Manchee Family said...

You are very generous to share your scrapbooking overflows. :) I would love to receive some. Love your blog. Thanks. dmanchee@gmail.com

Yvonne said...

Too late? Had to work late, then went out for dinner.

But yes, I'd love some of your purged stuff!

Thanks!!

ykantola@gmail.com

StudioB said...

I would love to help you clean out your scrap stuff.

My email beach-baby-123@hotmail.com

StudioB said...

I see my comment showed up at 12:04 and your deadline was 12:00, but in my defense I posted at 10:04 MST and you didn't have a time zone stated in your midnight deadline. So can I still be in on the draw for some stuff?

CAKVD said...

I know I'm late with this, but I would love some scrapbookin' lovin' if you've got any left!!
Thanks!
Cheryl
cak_ie@hotmail.com

DonnaInAlaska said...

Think any of your orphans would like to come live in Alaska? I just happen to know where they'd find a good home!!! Donna Peters a.k.a.pfdp@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Oh, I think I am too late but I would love to give a good loving home to some of your stash!

Please?

sclancy@alltel.net

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your "house cleaning"! Lain sent me your way, and I'd LOVE to help you out! (Who could pass up helping someone clean their scrap space?!)

Anonymous said...

oops . . . forgot to leave you my email addy: I was the 12/8/07 at 10:37 a.m. post.

Kyla

kylas_crop_heaven@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

An early Xmas! The funny thing is that I gave up knitting to scrap! If you're willing to send out any rub-ons or chipboard, I'd love it:

Leslie Price
1213 Ash St
Winnetka IL 60093

Leslie Price
knitterfan1000s@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Wow - how thoughtful you are!! I would love some scrapbooking stuff!! Carmen c64g@yahoo.com

Jeanette said...

Oooh, you are so kind! Laine said you needed help cleaning out. You named all my favorites! :D
jnette@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Just in case you have so much stuff that you are still purging, I am happy to take it off your hands.

From another Lain reader-

Kristan
Laundrydiva@verizon.net

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