Whether it's scrapbooking, knitting, paper, fabric, yarn, stamps or any craft, I get lost in it. A good kind of lost, the kind that makes you happy, full of ideas and wanting to get the whole store 'cause you just have a use for everything and anything in it.
I admit right here right now - I over shop, over stock and than am upset I didn't buy more of that...(fill in the blank) when I could.
Having said that, my 5 golden rules for you are:
- Go in with a plan.
- If you have supplies that you'd like to use and need just this little tiny thing to complete it, BRING THE SUPPLIES YOU ALREADY HAVE WITH YOU.
- Need something to start you off (or: went in without a plan?) - buy only for that one project you want to do. DO NOT buy extra stuff for that paper you may (or may not) have in your scrap bin.
- It's called scrapbook because we are dealing with SCRAPS. Don't throw them, don't keep them, USE THEM.
- One project at a time. Yo can always come back to shop (they'd love to have you any time) and get re-energized for a new project with new colors, patterns and shapes. Your creative juices are there, they WILL flow next time too.
Stay healthy and happy, be creative and seize the day:)