Sunday, January 10, 2016

Use It Or Lose It!


Hello everyone! Happy Sunday to you! I hope you are having a good weekend. We had our first snow of the season yesterday. We only got a couple of inches, so nothing major.

Once again, one of my scrappy goals is to work on my stash this year. I've done this for a couple of years now, but I still have not made a dent in my stash. It doesn't help that I keep adding to it! I have changed my spending habits over the last couple of years, so at least I'm not adding in as much when I do buy, and I have a purpose for what I buy.

So, I am challenging myself to pick a collection from my stash to work with each month, and to get it used up. At the end of that month whatever is left...well, lets just hope there's nothing left! Okay, let's try this again, at the end of the month whatever is left will either get tossed or find a new home somewhere else.

The collection that I have picked for this month is Crate Papers Love Notes collection from a couple of years ago. I love this collection. The colors are so soft and pretty, and I love the patterns - stripes, dots, hearts - all favorites of mine. I bought quite a bit of this collection when it first came out, and I've already made several layouts and cards from it, but I am ready to get it used up! (And maybe replace it with a new collection! You never know!)

Here's a look at what I have left:

8 full sheets, 1 cut apart sheet, 1 piece of vellum, and scraps. I have saved every tiny bit of this collection. If I can get a heart die cut out of it, I saved it. I also have most of the sticker sheet left and the stamp set to use. I will be pulling other papers and embellishments from my stash as needed to help me get this used up.

You will be seeing several cards, hopefully a few layouts, and some project life style cards from this collection. Even though this is a love collection, I think I will be able to use it for other things as well.

Since I am starting this later in the month, I am giving myself until the 15th of February to get this used up. Fingers crossed that I can get it used up!

I will be back soon with my first project using this collection.

Thanks for stopping by and wish me luck!


  1. Love your plan, Lori- sounds smart. Good luck! I love Crate Paper as well but tend to try to 'hoard' it, LOL Not so good. Can't wait to see what you'll create with these gorgeous papers and supplies.

  2. Great idea Lori! Good luck and thanks for the inspiration, I'm going to join you in this challenge, maybe if I post it I will be more accountable!

  3. Love your idea Lori :) I wish I could do that but I don't think I could throw it away :) Looks like you have a cute little kit going on too :)I wish you luck with your new goal this year :)

  4. This is a great idea. I've just taken inventory of all the collections I have, and so I can tell you I have exactly 5 12 x 12 sheets of this line left. Maybe I'll join in with you and get it used up too.