There is this thing that happens with anyone that is creative it’s called acquisition. It doesn’t matter what your medium of choice is, you will acquire all manner of ‘supplies’. There will always be a new, better, prettier something that you ‘need’. If you are creative and you’ve avoided getting sucked into this, may the heavens bless you (and can you PLEASE teach me your secret!).
In that my passion is for making things with paper, I have a substantial collection of paper. That doesn’t stop me from browsing the paper isles endless though or from perusing the suppliers online. I’ve been doing extremely well in the last few months, I’ve managed to control my need for acquisition and have passed up sales and specials galore. I’m patting myself on the back for that.
On Sunday, I started cleaning up my paper stash as I had a lot of packs of TAC paper that had never been opened. (Acquisition at work!) I found lots of pieces that were not whole sheets stored in between the unopened packs. When I was done sorting this is what I was left with…
It’s a 12 by 12 storage container that I honestly don’t know if I can close! (Insert infomercial music here..) But wait there’s more!!!
While sorting through all this I also found another container (hanging head ruefully) that was full of…yep, more scraps and partly started cards. I cleaned out the paper and was left with this…
What’s a girl to do? Well this girl has set a new challenge out for herself. I’m challenging myself to say NO to new and to use up what you see in these pictures. That means, cards, die cuts and layers will all come from what you see.
Wish me luck, I’m going to need it!