Happy New Year!!

Relaxing in the Oasis


Scraps Challenge!

So many scraps, so little time!  As I was sorting my leftover bits of CS and DSP, I decided to go ahead and file everything (2 crates' worth) by name and "New Color"/"Retired Color" by family palette.  Each manilla folder has the color name and a small floral stamp of the corresponding color.  How empowering is that?? :-D

After looking at all of my scraps, I decided to give myself a challenge:  Use nothing but scraps (including the cards themselves) for 10 cards a week.  Like you, I have accumulated 100's of extra punches, stamps, embellishments etc. from previous projects.  Here was a chance to use some of them!  My other self-imposed rules were:
  • No new ribbons (just those from my ribbon jar) or new die cuts.
  • Limited stamp sets.
  • Unlimited use of punches.
  • Any colors could be used.
I decided last week that I would spend some quality time with my supplies anyway so.....in a few hours last evening and and hour and a half this afternoon, I created 2 small 6-page mini-scrapbooks and 8 cards. (By the way, the first follower that comments will win a cool stampin' prize.  Be sure that I have your email address.) You'll see the old along with the new but it is all good and all fun!!  (I don't think I even made a miniscule dent in my scrap crates!!)