Thursday, January 16, 2014

Back In Time

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:
  • Stickers
  • Paper (8x8 and 12 x 12)
  • Scissors (all kinds)
  • Pens (fine and thick tips
  • Adhesives
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.

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