Tons on hand, usually thanks to paper packs. But I have bought pattered papers specifically for a certain card in mind.
I really like 2 of the new DCWV paper packs- but I could only justify buying one if I had one or two people who'd split it with me, because I REALLY don't need 3 of every kind of paper.
I usually just buy paper packs. I don't know if I have ever bought paper with something in mind. I don't think that much ahead.
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
I can't remember ever buying pp for something specific like that, unless I count the 50 sheets of Kraft I bought for Christmas cards. I just have packs of it.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
Both! When I go to Joanns, I just browse through the paper and pick and choose which ones I like. If I see something that pops out at me, saying use me for this...then I get it and usually use it for that. I used to just buy one of each paper that I liked, until I started making cards. So now I buy ALOT when its on sale!
I have a bunch of different paper on hand, but everytime I go to the scrapbooking store I tend to pick out a LO or 2 worth of new stuff anyway. I can't resist, its so much fun having the whole store's worth of paper to pick from and customize. Sometimes I have specific photos in mind, other times I just figure I'll rediscover these in my box of stuff in a few months and be inspired all over again.
DS - Kaelan April 2009
DD - Hailey September 2010 (my VBAC baby)
Expecting #3 forChristmas!!!
Honestly it all depends. If I am going to a crop at a scrap store then I have a tendency to pick out new paper for the pictures I am scrapping that night. But when I am scrapping at home I just have a bunch of paper sitting around waiting for the right pictures.
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A little of both...well actually I keep a lot on hand. Most of it is just plain colors or simple geometric designs in a wide variety of colors (paper packs). But I did buy a whole a paper pack just for Christmas. When I go to the local scrapbook store I by paper with designs and themes that I know will work in Xavier's books.