One of my friends "collects" purses. My other friend "collects" cardigans. Her father has tons of pens. My dear husband could wear a different watch a day for two weeks. My mother has boxes full of remnants of different kinds of fabric (which I shouldn't complain about because in the rare occasions that I have needed fabric, she's usually got it).
You can guess that my "collection" is scrapbook related. I, my friends, am addicted to stacks.
This sadly is only a portion of my, ahem, collection. I have a stack of paper for most holidays and seasons. I have stacks of cardstock, glittered paper, and foiled paper. I have mat stacks and die cut stacks. You name it and I've probably got it.
Every time these puppies go on sale I have the following dialogue in my head:
Now I don't really have a ferret stack but you get the idea. And I do use the stacks although not as much as I should. Here are some layouts I've made using my precious stacks.Becky: "Wow, this stack is adorable! And I don't have a stack with ferret paper!"Reasonable Becky (usually in the form of my husband): "Yes, but Becky you don't have a ferret and therefore you don't need an entire pad of paper dedicated to ferrets."Becky (doing quick math in her head): "But this stack has 180 papers for $9.99. That's like a penny a paper. I need it. I NEED IT!"
|This was at a "Where the Wild Things Are" movie screening. Calm yourselves people.|
As I write this I am shamefully thinking of the two stacks I'm thinking of buying. Will I ever use all of this paper? Of course not. But it will be there when I need it. And that's the beauty of "collections." If I ever need a gold purse with a flower or a blue cardigan with polka dots, I will know exactly where to go.
So here's the question: what do you collect?
Until next time! =)