This is the pile of stamps ready to go.
But, it's not nearly enough. There are still far more here than I need. It's been easy to look at the unused ones, leaving the issues of expense firmly at the back of my mind. For most I remember why I bought them, sale being the #1 reason, and the projects I thought I would make. For the majority I can say "If I had an hour to craft would I make that project?" and the answer would be no, so they can go.
The used ones are harder, looking through I remember the projects I made and the number of uses I had from them and it's too easy to say "Yes, I would use that again."
Thinking of the Konmari principles, there was one, just one, box that I opened and a smile of pure joy instantly lit my face. Does that mean that should be the only box I keep? I can see why the answer should be yes, but I don't know if I'm ready to take that step.
For now I am taking a stamp break and turning my attention to ink pads. Surely that can't be too difficult, can it??