Although not yet written up in the Medical Journals, it is a serious condition that affects thousands of scrappers worldwide. Epidemiologists are alarmed at the public's risk and are working non-stop to prevent a pandemic.
Facts: MOE is significantly more common in women than men. This gender difference has stimulated important research initiatives looking at the role of hormones in MOE. Scientists have identified factors in the distribution of MOE around the world that may eventually help determine what causes the disease. These factors include Tim Holtz, Martha Stewart, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and scrapbook.com.
Symptoms: The inability to own just one item from a collection offered by companies such as Prima Marketing, Graphic 45 and Doodlebug. This causes the subject to obsess over owning everything from the collection including: stamps, embellishments, flowers and ribbons – even if they don’t need it.
Treatment: Unfortunately, there is no treatment available at this time. Researchers are fearful that if a cure is not found soon, it will affect Washi Tape, punches and Glimmer Mist.
Actual case study: The subject was a 65-year-old otherwise healthy woman from Southern California who is currently employed. “A friend was in Tuesday Morning over the weekend and picked up the 6”x 6” pad of 7 gypsies Paddington. The cost was just $1.99. I have never wanted the line but the first thing I did upon receiving this gift was to go on the Internet and see what other matching items were available. A little voice kept asking me – do I need this? And I of course replied YES! I found stamps and numbered tags but is there more out there? Am I missing that one fabulous item that will complete the set?”
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