Monday 17 October 2011

Pretty Paper Party

Today is the start of a new Shimelle class called 'Pretty Paper Party' of course I could not resist the temptation and signed up immediately I received the invitation, especially as I have literally stacks of pretty papers unused in my stash.

Shimelle set us an icebreaker today all about our paper collections asking us to share what sort of paper person we are. I really think I can fit into 'The Paper collector' and 'the scrap sorter' but I have invented my own new category which is 'the Paper Procrastinator'! I often find that I just stare at all my papers hoping for inspiration, looking at one trying to figure out if I should use it, stroking another, then considering even more. Eventually I realise a couple of hours have passed and I still haven't settled on which papers to use.

Here are some snaps of the paper I have......A shelf of 6x6, 8x8, photo mats and other smaller pieces of paper and card

a shelf with the upside down folder used for scraps and a pile of 'have to keep as may come in useful' random bits of paper and card that obviously needs tidying!
a pile of 12x12's waiting to be put away

a shelf with mostly 12x12's that needs sorting

I am so glad to be part of this fantastic pretty paper party (and I think I have fixed the glitches on this post!) I really look forward to the daily inspiration and the challenges of class. I need to tackle tidying, sorting and using my stash and I hope to take an active part and might actually complete this one (I have never finished one so far!)
I look forward to seeing some of you in class ..... I will be the naughty one sitting at the back! xxx


  1. I'm in class too..will wave to you!
    Alison xx

  2. I think I can help with the blogger bits Helen - it looks to me like you have made one giant url of all the text to link to Shim's blog post! E-mail me if you need help fixing it :D

    Looks like you have a LOT of paper to use (and sort) - have fun!

  3. Popped over from the PPP forum! We're going to have fun tackling our stashes!

  4. So glad to see you're in class too! It's going to be fun to use some of our pretty paper.

  5. I like your new category, that fits me at times, too! See you in class!

  6. What a lovely collection. I had to pass on PPP - just too much going on at the moment

  7. I was in like a shot too lol! And I'm loving this class already :) Can't wait to see your layouts! xx

  8. I'm really loving this much inspiration.
    I'm afraid I don't know where the felt flower came from....wish I did....I'd like more!!!

  9. Hello!!!! thanks for following me, and for the very big compliment on the boards..... now i can stalk you back xxxxx :)