So, I broke my own rule.  I'm not surprised, but I'm a little disappointed in myself because I was doing so good.  Remember when I said that I wasn't going to buy any new paper because I had plenty in stash already to work from? (here)  Yea.

I had to go to one of my very favorite paper stores in order to get some replacement paper for the Christmas garland kit I have in my shop.  Someone ordered one and I didn't have enough of the decorative papers that I had shown.  I dragged myself down there with the sole purpose of getting just those papers, but then I looked around. (hangs head in shame)  And while there were plenty of new things I could have gotten, I just got three sheets.  Really.  That's it!  One is for some birthday cards I'd like to make, one is for some bookmarks I had planned on making but didn't have a good backing print, and the third is this, which I cut apart and made into magnets/gift tags and already have them listed them in my shop:

So if you are a cat or dog lover, or know someone who is, send them my way.  They can be backed with magnet to put on the refrigerator, or punched and tied with a ribbon to make gift tags.

As you can see, I'm back on a paper theme for the time being, and have just finally made the decision to leave my shop (for now) as by the book paper.  I'm not going to try and turn it into something it's not just to make the name a little bit better.  As for the fabric listings, they'll stay for now and I'll just have to make a decision on what to do with those a little later on.  No harm, no foul for the time being.


  1. I'm just as bad if I go to Michael's or JoAnn. I'll go in to get *only* one kind of bead, and then all of a sudden I'm $30 in the hole with a basket full of stuff. Oops!

  2. That happens to me when I go to the fabric store! Don't feel too bad:)

  3. THREE sheets of paper is showing restraint.

    I need to do some knitting to use up some yarn before going to the yarn store this week. That way I'll "need" more yarn.

    The tags/magnets are cute, you needed that paper.

  4. i think you did good holding to three :)

  5. i think these new additions to the shop are suuuuper cute! And if you only got three single paper sheets you should be very proud! Im lucky if I leave with only one paper stack :( my cubbie where I keep them can only fit one more... husband is not pleased lol

    -rachel w k

  6. Thank you all so much for your support. It's good to know I have both addicts and enablers in with me. Maybe we could start a crafter's anonymous?

  7. I'm glad you cheated because those are super cute! Plus, sometimes if you have an idea or see a new type of paper it can be inspiring. Something I find myself feeling so "blaaaah" while flipping through the same stacks and sheets of paper.


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