Sunday, September 23, 2012

Goals, also known as Diabolical Plans

I have this goal, which I am just now putting in writing (on this blog, see, that's in writing). I remember having it drummed into me that you should write your goals down, but really I think that is highly intimadating and you shouldn't do it.  Besides, if you don't write them down and you forget all about them you don't have some written reminder lying around to make you feel guilty that you didn't do it.

Anyway, my goal is to have only 8.5 x 11 cardstock that fits inside the paper holders that I currently own.  That means paring down all the random piles and stashes.  Wait! Why are you laughing?  Quit laughing! That's rude!
Anyway, once upon a time I bought many sheets of this obnoxious green cardstock and made Halloween cards with it. It was a great experience.  We laughed, we cried, it was better than cats (because cats just lie there and shed).  I was so tickled when one day there was an entire REAM of it for sale in the clearance bin of the paper warehouse (like the place that actaully sells paper, not the paper warehouse place that sells crappy party favors) so of course, I bought it.

What I didn't think through is that I was already over the obnoxious green cardstock phase. And the ream sat. And sat. And sat. It is actually in one of the paper holders but it is taking space away from some other cardstock that I might actually use! It has to go!  I tried to sell some of it but apparently obnoxious poison green isn't that popular. I tried to give some away to friends but there were few takers.  So my diabolical goal is to use it to make lots of cards and make all my crafty friends wish they had this wonderful paper!* Like all good diabolical plans, this one has a flaw.  The flaw is my scanner washes the color of this paper out so it looks about as ho-hum as you can get.   **sigh**

* And then I'll sell it to you for triple the price!

The Fine Print: Obnoxious green paper by Astrobrights "Martian Green." Striped birds by Inkadinkado, corner notch punch by Stampin' Up, fence punch by Martha, spider circle stamp by Imaginisce, greeting and orange chevon paper by A Muse Studio.


sandee said...

Embrace the green! lol I've been there, and I ended up giving a lot of my paper away at a really low price just in oder to down size! I happen to think your cards are adorable and that green is just where do I get some? hee hee waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

505whimsygirl said...

Princess Judy,

Ha! If it's the green in the cards, well, it looks fine to me! You did some very nice projects with it! It looks like the spider web is embossed - is it?


PS I think I have Sandee's mailing address somewhere if you want to send her some....... haaa

My name is Cindy said...

I think it looks just fine - and those birds are cute!!