Siren's Song: A Fish Tale

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Okay, story time--I have a little "Scrap Rehab" confession.  I know, I know...I'm not looking to be cured of the creative paper bug.  But seriously.  Let's be frank.  We all have our scrapbooking obsessions...like paper hoarding [insert shifty eyes here] or embellishment hoarding...or the "I must have every Tim Holtz Distress Ink under the sun and I so fought off the lady next to me in the local scrapbooking supply store for January 2015's color of the month Cracked Pistachio and I'm proud of it!"  Or the surreptitiously wiping the drool from your keyboard or touchscreen after viewing the latest Prima flower confections.  

My mom would say I'm guilty of paper hoarding.  I always say you can never have enough of it and sure...there are some that are just too pretty to cut into--like Basic Grey's Out of Print collection.  And yes...I "hoard" some embellishments; but really, I'm just waiting for the perfect project to use them on, I swear!  No I did not fight off anyone in my local scrapbook store to get Cracked Pistachio but I waited around 3 months for the darn ink color to be in stock on any, and I mean ANY online store or local shop's shelves.  When I had it it my hands, along with Abandoned Coral I nearly cried with joy.  (Tim Holtz, you are a genius and I tip my hat to you.)  And I try not to drool on my keyboard every time Prima releases new paper flowers...or buy up every single KaiserCraft paper flower color under the sun...or add every Petaloo flower to my wish list.  Yes!  I have a paper flower problem, okay!?  I have a ba-gillion flower die cut files for my Silhouette too and I could literally make them until my fingers bleed...