Well what a wet and miserable weekend !!!
Just the kind of weekend to not make you feel guilty for staying indoors and crafting more than usual LOL!!!
Having said that though I only have three snippet makes to share with you today :-(
This little Christmas card might look quite big here but in actual fact the face of the easel is only 2.5 inches square .. .. super dinky and super cute .. .. and how small were those Christmas tree snippets? That's why I can't throw any away!!! LOL!!!
So who were my lovely playmates this week .. .. ..
Well, off to a bright and early start this week was Irene and what a fantastic card she made. It has the most truthful and thought provoking sentiment on it .. .. .. I think this would be good framed and put on the wall as a reminder to myself. Fantastic embossing on show and great use of punches too. An all round brilliant make. Thank you for kicking us off this week Irene and for also playing along a second time here with another gorgeous make and an entry into a great charity challenge (more details of which are further down this post).
Next to play was Lynne who produced two lovely snippet makes .. .. both featuring papers that I too invested in ages ago .. . but still haven't managed to use up fully. Lynne always manages to use her snippets so beautifully. I also made a rash promise whilst visiting Lynne and said that I would post a picture of my snippet collection this week .. .. .. well a promise is a promise so prepare yourself for a shock at the end of this post LOL!!! (No cheating and looking now!! You need to hear about all of my other playmates first!!).
Then Christmas appeared on Brenda B's blog. No hyper sports activity from Brenda this week (tee hee) . .. .. I think it was probably far too warm .. .. but she did impress me with a gorgeous Christmas card sharing not only beautiful snippets but one of the loves of my live .. .. a Penny Black image!!!
Sandra played along twice this week and is fast becoming a lovely regular playmate .. .. her first beautiful make is here using another of my favourite Penny Black images .. .. and it was also entered into a great challenge called St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. Please take a look at the good work that this charity challenge is doing. You will find details here and if you are able to take part or donate any cards I know they will be very appreciative.
Sandra's second card can be seen here. I love the way that Sandra stamps her background prior to adding her snippets. It makes for such a great look. Thank you so much for the inspiration you give Sandra xx.
My lovely Funky Hand playmate Lou came along to play this week too. Only Lou could successfully add a piece of gravel to her creation and make it work!! Your card really made me smile Lou xx and I love your papers and image.
I had another new playmate this week too .. .. Mandy. Mandy created such a lovely scene with her snippets .. .. I loved the birds sitting in the nest!! Thank you for playing along Mandy xx.
Sally was the next girl to join the fun in the playground. There are two gorgeous cards on this post but it is the second one that uses up the snippets. I felt extra chuffed to see hearts on this creation too!! LOL!! What am I like?
My next playmate was Katina who came along with a lovely bright snippet make .. .. and what fabby snippets they were too. A very special make for her Granddaughters who are off on holiday ... ... mmm... don't think I am going to manage one of those this year :-(
Andria (complete with her new profile picture) is the next one to share a special snippet make. Such lovely snippets and a great way to use them. Loving all the dots and spots on this one ... both in the form of embossing and as part of the paper pattern. Andria has also just broken up for a summer break .. .. happy holidays Andria xx.
Another newbie in the playground this week was Vicky and how special was Vicky's make. Lots of loveliness to look at. You really must read Vicky's post .. .. it really made me smile.
Then yet another new playmate was Tammy who also played along twice this week. Tammy has moved house fairly recently and as yet doesn't have her full stash supplies to hand .. .. so she is making the most of using up her snippets (which she has been able to find!!!).
Perhaps this is the answer ladies. Perhaps we need to pack away any paper stacks and full pages of designer paper then our snippet piles might reduce too !! LOL!!
You can see Tammy's lovely creations here and here. Thank you for playing along Tammy and for sharing your lovely makes.
In fact thank you to all of you lovely ladies for all the inspiration you are providing not only for me but also for all of the visitors who I know enjoy hopping around to see you all.
OK then .. .. now to my shocking reveal. But before I start let me just say .. ..
my name is Juls and I am a paperholic !!!!
There ... ... I have said it .. .. and now I am going to be brave and share my snippet collection:
This first picture shows my "organised snippets". These are all stored according to colour and although these drawers look huge the whole set of drawers is only about 15 inches high with each drawer being approx. 3 inches deep.
These are organised into black/grey, blue, green, red, pink, brown/orange, purple and yellow/cream
Next are my semi organised snippets. The back stack have been cut ready to cover the face of a square card exactly and the front little box are just random bits.
Coming up next is my naughty drawer and the one I am most ashamed of. This is stuffed full of anything and everything I can't bear to part with. In here are old envelopes, bits of plastic, bits of paper that have been floating around since I starting crafting years ago!!! This drawer is rather big I have to admit unlike the others.
In an ideal world this drawer would be empty .. .. but I can't see that happening in a hurry. Some of what is in here should be in the small drawers .. .. but they are too full to hold many more!!!
So my mission between now and Christmas is to see exactly how much I can reduce this "naughty drawer" .
They only snippets I haven't shown you are all my white ones .. .. .. there are mega tons of those. Imagine cutting out loads of invitations and favour boxes and all the offcuts I collect from those!!! I need to start doing a few background papers of my own and doing more with these.
So are you all totally ashamed of me?
I am going to post the same pictures at the end of the year just to see if I have managed any improvement .. .. but with all the crafting I do I just have a feeling I might be creating a few more!! LOL!!!
So is anyone else brave enough to share their snippet collection and how they store them?
That is me for today .. .. tonight is the final of The Apprentice. I think I would like Tom to win!!!
Have a lovely evening everyone and once you have stopped laughing at my snippets I hope you will pay a visit to my lovely playmates.
If you make any creations with your snippets over the course of the week or simply want to share a picture of your snippet collection then please link below so we can all come and visit you.