Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Downsize?

While looking for an image to use for this weeks Gothic Arches challenge which is butterflies, it struck me just how much stash I've got. Stamps are like clothes, you use 20% of them 80% of the time. I feel like I'm drowning in stuff and it's overwhelming me......so


it's time to downsize........I'm going to have a real clear out and be ruthless, if I've not used it in the last 12 months, it's going!
..... did I really say that? well the intention is there, we'll see what happens!

22 comments:

Sue said...

LOL I like your good intentions!! Before I left to come to KZ I had a clear out and a sale, I got rid of loads and I don't miss any of it!! Not that I don't still have LOADS of STUFF!
Oh yes, nice arch!!

Sarah said...

you brave woman!

I occasionally have a little clear out, but nothing even slightly that drastic

And I have often come back to things I haven’t used in over 12 months – I used some Ranger colourwash sprays the other week for instance, that I haven’t touched in years – so are you really sure you won’t regret this???

Amanda said...

Eeeeek!.....that sounds very brave. Well done if you can do it.

Sid said...

Fab arch Effie.......do you really mean what you say? :-)

Dawn said...

Sounds far too scary for me. When I have a clear out like that I just put them in a bag under the stairs, then if I am lacking a little mojo I pull them out and use them.

The arch is wonderful. Love the head and really pretty butterflies.

Love Dawn xx

Angelnorth said...

Love this - butterfly brain perhaps?! Good luck with the downsizing, I've been having a bit of a go at that recently too but nothing like as drastic as your plans sound!

Sam @ Pins and Noodles said...

Great plan! I'm too weak - instead of downsize I took on a new studio to fill with stash instead! ;o)

Netty said...

Oooh how brave you are, I bag mine up like Dawn.....just in case....
Love your Gothic Arch, terrific images. Annette x

Ribbon Girl said...

I don't believe it! I think she is telling porky pies :lol:

So when you say it's 'going' do you really mean just being transferred to another room in your house or actually *going in the bin*?

Love Andrea x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great arch. Good Luck with the clear out :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

fabulous arch! I adore the colors and stamps you used! really clever design! :) thanks for playing!

Rumtruffle said...

I love your arch, really beautiful. It's good to have a clear out occassionally and you never know you may find some forgotten treasures!
Helen x

Cass said...

I love this arch and the butterflies! It's good to clear out, makes room for other things! :o)

fatmonica said...

Love this!I agree about stamps.I have sooo many but keep coming back to the same few.My aim is to use each one at least once this year.I don't think I could be brave enough to get rid!

bockel24 said...

sounds good, but I´m pretty sure I couldn´t let go ... and then one day I´ll need exactly THAT stamp, LOL!

xxx Myra xxx said...

This is stunning! I absolutely love it!

Martina2801 said...

This arch is unique and beautiful!

Lyneen said...

I totally understand the downsizing issue... I have the same 80 20 to deal with.

Stunning arch!!!! love all the beautiful butterflies... Wonderful arch!

Ginger said...

Love your art the arch is outstanding great job! Gorgeous!

The Happy Tonic said...

Your arch is wonderful! I love it!
Charla

Annar said...

Stunning !!!

Yvonne said...

Love your arch, Effie! Fabulous head image!