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Kit Hoarding and Layout Share: What do You Call a Lady Engineer?

The first step is usually the hardest. Acknowledging that, I forced myself to get back into scrapbooking again and be very serious about it. I look into my stash and see a lot of unused kits. Thinking of the amount of money that I used to acquire them makes me cringe. Most are kits which I bought because they were on sale and cute. And did I mention that I have tons of freebies too? I am a certified hoarder.

It is the same thing with my inbox. I have subscriptions to various websites which I find interesting like scrapbooking stores, photography, blogging, writing, lifestyle, home, design, etc. Most emails I have not read yet. In fact, I have around 400+ unread emails including a six-month old email from! I started using the Filter feature two days ago and I think it is THE solution. Once the emails arrive, they go into their respective assigned folders, thus, opening my inbox now does not make me say “Oh, no!” anymore. Hahaha!

Anyway, back to my kit hoarding, in order to justify the purchases (and somehow shoo away the feeling of guilt), I have decided to put scrap as much as I can. So two nights ago, I forced myself to use some old and untouched kits which has been sitting on my EHD for so long to scrap a fresh memory. I came up with this:

scrapbook layout 

Translation of the journaling: "You mean to say there are lady engineers? What do you call them then, engineera? Engineeress?"

Patterned paper - Play Day by Julie Bullock
Stitch - Bad Sewing Machine Basics by Traci Reed
All other papers and elements - Sweet for my Sweet by ON Designs

I have more kits that I intend to use soon. In fact, I have been itching to scrap since yesterday but work (real life and online) needs to be accomplished first. I need a system that will accommodate both work and hobby and I am trying to come up with one. Scrapbooking is my only creative outlet and I do not want anything (my laziness, OC-ness and other -nesses) to get in the way of doing what I like to do.

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