I have lots of stamps.
Rubber decorative stamps, not the philatelic style that would ensure my geek status. I got out all the Stampin' Up stamps the other day and lay them out on my queen size bed. I have enough stamps to cover my Bed.
It was a bit of a wake up call. (yes, that was deliberate, I love sad puns and jokes!)
Did I think, "wow, I've got to stop buying more stamps, I must have every one I need right here!"
No. I noticed that I needed a "Get Well" stamp.
Did I think "I should totally put some of these on Ebay and make back some of the money I've spent!?"
No, but I did just win this gorgeous stamp set...
... on Ebay
I am arachnophobic, but I completely adore spider webs. Silky, delicate and drapey, like the sheerest fabric, a thread suitable for fairy dresses. Yes, I read a LOT of Enid Blyton as a child, why do you ask?
And my Entymologist Princess will love the spidey stamps.
I can't wait to emboss this web stamp with Stampin Up's Irridescent Ice embossing powder. *sighs happily*
Any way, what I DID think was, "Wow. That's a lot of stamps." I stood there for a moment, admiring the lovely collection before me. "Wow, That's a lot of money and guilt." Still admiring the collection, I wanted to make the bad feeling go away. And then I thought...
A greeting card costs about $4-6. So, to make it so that I have no guilt buying these toys, I need to make enough cards to balance out the cost of each stamp set. I am pricing a Scrapbook page at the same amount.
Who knows, I might develop some bookkeeping skills out of this. ;-)