Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Creative Brain

Marie, a dear friend of mine who once worked for a paper manufacturer, continues to clean out her garage and comes across reams of old paper, samples, cardstock, photo paper, card kits and more. 

She'll send an e-mail every once in a while and ask if I want the box-full.  Are you kidding me?!  Of course!!  And then as if by miracle, this wonderful Papercraft Enabler will drop off her stash.  Here was one load last summer:

How could you NOT see magic in this rainbow of papers?

OMG!!  Marie thought this was junk??!  Once when Marie delivered this gift -- free delivery, too, and she was grateful to "get rid of it" -- she said something that's stuck with me:

"Ellen, the difference between your brain and mine is that you see a rainbow of possibilities in what I think of as trash."
Or, in other words, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," or "one man's trash is another man's treasure." 

So in honor of Marie, I will post this picture of some things I found when cleaning out a cabinet in my home office this morning:

Office Supplies "Junque" - February 23, 2011
Check back later ... maybe today, maybe tomorrow ... to see what I make in my CraftZone from some of these little treasures!

8 comments:

scrappinmomma said...

wow you are soooo lucky.

Pat N. said...

Isn't that wonderful when people want to give you stuff for your crafting?! I was the lucky recipient of cardstock (not quite as much as you have!)too and other good stuff. And a whole lot of wooden rubber stamps. More than I would ever buy myself. That really got me rolling into card making!

lovescrapreflect said...

how awesome to get all that stuff yeah hey i left you my address so you can send the bracelet out im so excited about it thanks again from sigrid

lovescrapreflect said...

oh me again i emailed it to you

Wendy said...

Well aren't you one lucky duck! I can't believe for the life of me that she thought that was trash!

Debc06 said...

What a wonderful friend. Cant wait to see what you make. TFs.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

3 Kid Crop Shop said...

That is a huge blessing from your friend. I would keel over in excitement if that was given to me. Go Girl!! Create your heart out.

Blessings,
Carol

3 Kid Crop Shop said...

I love your that your blog is creative and just plain great! Today you are receiving the Stylish Blogger Award. Please list 5 things about yourself and pass this on to 3 other creative people like you . Make sure to put a link to their blog. Just come to my blog and get your award (copy image to your file and then upload to a program like photo bucket.) Have a Happy Creative Day.

Blessings,
Carol http://3kidcropshop.blogspot.com/

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