I have spent most of the day going through my craft room to find things to put in the boxes I’m giving to the women in Puerto Rico.  Here’s the funny part, the pile keeps getting bigger and bigger, but I haven’t made a dent in anything in my room.  I have so many crafty things, and I could donate to another fifty people, and still probably not make a dent.
I really need to get a grip on my craft purchases.  I know this sounds crazy, but even as I say this, I really would like to buy some inks I just saw.  What is up with this obsessive need to buy and try everything?  I can’t stop myself.  I really wish I could just say no, but if I find a really great bargain, I go nuts and buy things.  I need to just say no.

My friend Carol Held has a system now, where she’s shopping out of her craft room.  I’m so proud of her, because she’s a lot like me..she wants the newest things, so she can show them on videos.  She has every Copic marker they make and if she buys a set of something, it’s the biggest, best set they sell.  The fact that she figured out a way to stop shopping is amazing to me.  (In case you didn’t know, there are over 300 Copic markers, that sell from $4-$7 each…)  I think Carol has a lot more in her craft room than I have, but she’s been doing it longer.  The fact that she’s now stopped buying things, is a real testament to her will power.  My will power is unfortunately, low.

I’m going to go back into my craft room tomorrow and gut a few more drawers and cupboards, looking for more things to mail.  I haven’t even gotten into my embellishment stacks yet, and need to go through more ribbon too.  I have some deco mesh I know I’ll never use that I’m going to donate, as well as Nuvo drops..I can’t make those into anything other than a drop that looks like a Hershey’s kiss, so I need to get rid of them.  If I got rid of just the products I don’t like, I’d be doing great, and would be sending a ton of products to people who truly need them.  And if they don’t like them, I’m sure they can pass them on to others who do.  There are so many crafters who love the Nuvo drops, so I have to wonder if it’s just me that can’t master them.  Probably so.

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