Welcome to the Happiness Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Scrapworthy Lives. This month we are focusing on the concept of 'buying' happiness.
I read Stephanies posts on Scrapworth Lives with interest this week. Scrapbooking is an expensive hobby, and yet being creative makes me happy, so when I buy scrapbooking supplies am I essentially buying happiness? I suppose in a way I am. But I agree with a lot of the points that Stephanie makes (do visit her blog if you haven't already):
1. You need to take time to enjoy what you buy.
This is so true; the actual purchasing of scrapbook stash is enjoyable, but only brings a fleeting happiness. I do try to spend as much time as possible creating, and therefore using my purchases, so I think I do this quite well, but I'm sure there are old purchases hidden in the back of my stash that haven't seen the light of day since the day they were bought!
2. Don't save stash for the perfect layout.
Oh I'm so guilty of this, and I bet I'm not the only one! Being on Design Teams has helped with this, as I have to use the items that I'm sent, so it forces me to use all that lovely paper and the fabulous embellishments on layouts and projects, and I'm getting better at doing the same with my own stash, but I've still got a way to go!
3. Donate unwanted supplies to a good cause.
I tend to mainly make layouts, but I have a couple of card making friends, and so I'm pretty good at passing on unwanted stash to them. Anything that they don't want goes to a local school, so I reckon I've got this one covered *quietly polishes halo* :D
I hope there's some food for thought there for you! Which are you most guilty of, 1, 2 or 3?
Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop is Pie for Breakfast :D
Here is the full list of participants in the Happiness Blog Hop:
Scrapping Mojo (that's me!)
Pie for Breakfast
Scraps & Sass
Take a Picture and Remember This
1200 Some Miles
Slice of Life
Our Life with Spiky Potatoes
Abstracts Mixed with Extracts
Your Memory Connection
Kiss and Tell Scrapbooking