Just before the release of a new catalog I always take a good hard look at my scraproom and the items that are about the retire or have been retired for a while. Some of the items I know I still want to use or just can not part ways with but I have some items that I have no problem sending off to a new home for new people to play with. I box up all of those items and send them to a Children’s Hospital that has a scrapbooking program but that does have a scrapbooking budget.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Child Life Department
505 Parnassus Ave
L181 Box 0210
San Francisco, CA 94143-0210
They are in need of:
- Paper (8x8 and 12 x 12)
- Scissors (all kinds)
- Pens (fine and thick tips
We all have supplies that we bought then once we are home wondered why we purchased them. Then they sit on a shelf collecting dust. I send any full sheet or half sheet of pattern papers, any cardstock that is retired, stickers, stamps, inks that are retired and so forth.
I use the boxes that our CTMH orders come in because they are already the right shape for sending 12 x 12 papers and small enough that the shipping cost does not break the bank. While I was packing up the 3rd box of this cycle I found in a little hiding spot that had a paper sampler ring that has about 5 catalogs worth of 6 x 6 paper samples on! I completely forgot that I had this ring full of paper.
Since I have been on a card making binge I thought that I would try my hand at card making with a small selection paper. I found the (3) 6 x 6 sheets of paper for Moon Doggie (way retired) and remembered a card on Pinterest that struck my fancy.
The original artist is “Creative Itch” . The pin had a bad link so I can not go to the blog to find the artist name but her card is cute. My card is pretty much the same design just with CTMH papers and stamps.
I am still thinking about if I want to send this ring of papers in the box to go to the children's hospital. I am loving the idea of making just a couple of cards each out of a BUNCH of retired papers.
So check you stash – is there any supplies that you would like to send to the hospital? What about found, forgotten items that you want to play with again.
Give it a try.