My name is Cathy Z. and I’m a white cardstock-oholic.
It started out innocently enough. A white photo mat here. A full page white background there. But it has spiraled out of control.
I buy it in bulk from my dealer supplier, scrapbook.com. Bazzill Basics Orange Peel White. I get no kickback from that link other than the sheer thrill of thinking that one more scrapbooker is about to indulge in the thrill that is Bazzill OP White.
It takes ink like a boss.
It goes with literally everything.
Got a patterned paper you can’t quite nail with a particular cardstock color? Hello? Your search is over.
Sometimes, when no one is looking, I press it to my cheek, whispering, “There, there… I’m working on another layout… it’s okay…”
Whenever I start a new layout, I never think to myself, “Hmmm… what color would work best with these photos?”
Rather, I think, “What photos would work best with THIS cardstock?”
And the answer is always the same: ALL OF THEM.
Yes. I have other colors.
But they literally have a fine layer of dust on the top sheet of each shelf.
It’s not just that I’m a shoddy housekeeper, people.
On that you can bet.
But here’s the best part: when I work with white cardstock I feel more creative and I get to make pages that make me happy.
One of the ways I take crap out of scrapbooking in my life is to work within my happiness wheelhouse. Life is tricky enough. I want my hobby to be less so.
Think about the parts of memory keeping that make you happiest; that make you most confident. What aspects are you happily addicted to?
By all means, do tell.
This post has been sponsored by BOPWA (Bazzill Orange Peel White Anonymous). We understand how much you love our paper. We are here to help. True, we have no links to click at this time. For now, just make a page with white cardstock. We’ll be in touch.