If you’re a follower of Scraps of Mind you’ll know that this is generally a pretty upbeat sort of a place.
But sometimes you just gotta vent.
So I’ve decided to make this post a place for you to vent about your pet scrapbooking or cardmaking peeves. Here’s mine:
Disappearing scrapbook items
You know. You’re using a scrapbooking tool or element and you put it down to do something else. Then when you go to pick it up . . . IT”S GONE!
Now maybe I’m haunted by the dreaded Invisible Scrapbook Magpie, but this happens to me all the time. And it just drives me nuts.
My latest hair tearing event was last weekend when I was making this 1st birthday card for my girlfriend’s son and one for my girlfriend who’s just found out she’s pregnant. I peeled the acrylic teddy bear stamp I needed from its acetate sheet and made my card. Then I went to use another stamp from the set for the inside of the card, and the acetate sheet with the rest of the stamp set had disappeared!
Now I realise that when I’m working on a project my desk is not the tidiest place in the World. But even when I cleaned it all up I still couldn’t find the stamp set!
I felt sure that it would magically reappear over the next day or so, in the strange way that these things happen. But no. It’s gone. Damn! The Invisible Scrapbook Magpie strikes again.
Does this bird visit you too, or is it just me?
And what’s more, I think this bird has a cyber cousin that lives in my computer too.
How else can you explain how I can save files and then when I go to look for them they’re not there? And after spending twenty frustrating minutes poking into every different folder I can think of I remember the search tool and find my file in some obscure place where it clearly doesn’t belong.
So I end up spending more time phaffing around looking for things than I spend getting the job done. (Excuse me whilst I just bang my head against the wall for a few minutes. Ahhh, that’s better.)
Well, I feel much better after letting go of all that. There’s nothing like a good vent to clear the emotional sinuses.
So how about you? What are your pet papercrafting peeves? Air them in the comments section below. You’ll feel a lot better when you do.