The problem is those words "limited edition". It won't be around forever? I can't get more if I use it all up? Oh the horror. Better save it. And the collection continues to grow.
It's not just a specific craft either. It seems to be all of them. My desk is a fire hazard with the stacks and stacks of scrapbook paper that is just too pretty to use.
My studio glass racks are at capacity because I am hoarding these odd lot out of production glass rods that you will never get again! Because you know glass lampworking cane is a valuable collectible. Um yeah, not so much.
And the kicker; I learned how to knit so I've been a knitting fiend during this icy cold winter that is freezing me out of the glass studio (a girl needed something to do to keep sane since I couldn't torch). I just discovered a fondness for hand-dyed wool yarns. Yep. You guessed it. Hand dyed = rare and potentially non-reproducible. So guess what I am knitting with these? Nothing. I have to save them, you know, for that perfect special project.
I am going to knit with my hand-dyed yarns. I am going to make beads with my rare glass. I am going to create a necklace with my precious silver. And I am going to get cracking on that scrapbook for my daughter and use all the pretty paper. Just use it.