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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Secret Addiction!

I have a confession to make. I have an addiction. It started out sweet and innocent...and so far, it hasn't gotten too out of control. I'm addicted to....paper. NO, I don't eat it. NO, I don't smoke it. And, NO, I don't roll all over it naked. I, um, collect it. For scrapbooking, of course [or, that's my excuse]. Being a thrifty Gal, I usually wait for a sale or a coupon. On occassion I'll splurge on specialty pages at our local little Scrapbook Paradise. But there are days, like yesterday that I get a giddy glee and light headed feeling! Me and the kiddos dropped in one of our usual fabric and hobby stores. The dollar bins were bland....so, we walked back the scrapbook isle. OOOOOH, PAPER. I luuuuuuuv the paper isle with all the colors, patterns, designs, glitter, texture...and, it was on sale!!!! ON SALE!!!!! Not the half-off sale. But, the six sheets for 96 cents! Holy Toledo Batman!!! With gas prices at $4.++ dollars a gallon? Six 12x12 sheets of pretty paper for 96 cents is enough to have me floating on a silver lined cloud! I was like a kid in a candy store! "Oooh-ing" and "Aaaa-ing" over the browns, the matts, the denim, the hay, the grass, the sand, the pretty flowers, the paisleys, the prints, all the options! Oh and "Card Stock!!!" Do you know what all I can do with pretty textured card stock??? The dreams and possibilities are endless! I grabbed up the patterns of paper, sheet by sheet, one? No, better get two, just in case. After all? It's on SALE! When I left the store I was satiated. I felt like a cheesecake lover who just ate one bite of each of the 112 flavors in the Cheescake Factory. Like a chocolate lover that had just drank her fill from Charlie's Chocolate Factory river! My tongue was still sweet with the taste of an unbeatable deal. I could hardly wait to get home and feel the pages between my fingers again...the textured pages and glitter pages feel extraordinary! Then? I got to organize them!!! According to texture, color, style, print! Just thinking about it is making me giddy and light headed again! Anyhow, now you know. If you see me in the paper isle drooling, possibly foaming a little at the mouth? Be sure to steer me and my basket to another isle. But, if it's on sale? Just quietly back away! Happy Addiction and Happy Wednesday!
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6 comments:

Knight said...

I know exactly what you are talking about. I don't scrapbook so I don't have a good excuse but all kinds of paper and writing utensils get me worked up in some sort of excited artistic cloud of euphoria. Mostly for me it's the combination of different textures of paper and liquid ink. I go over the moon. And organizing it is the best part. It sounds crazy but I understand your addiction completely.

Farmer*swife said...

knight Oh good! So nice to know I'm not alone out there!

gary rith said...

oh yeah, an addiction I can understand....

Tink said...

Hey, at least it's something USEFUL. Unlike Hoop's addiction to Garbage Pail Kids. Ugh. Btw, I can't believe charcoal is leading! That was the last one I thought everyone would pick.

Newt said...

I love paper too. I could make a million scrap books and still have paper left over.

Krishna said...

My addictions are bowl (mixing, decorative, etc) and magnets. I hoard those things. why? i don't know.

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