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!


Linda 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!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful friend. Cant wait to see what you make. TFs.
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Unknown 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.


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