Thursday, February 4, 2016

Use It Or Lose It January Wrap Up

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a good day! I am popping in today to share my projects that are a result of my use it or lose it challenge to myself. If you've visited my blog at all over the last month you've probably seen most of these, but I thought I would take a picture or two of all of it together.

So, back in January I challenged myself to pick a paper collection from my stash and get it used up. Whatever was left would go in a donation box, or go in the trash. For January I picked Crate Paper's Love Notes collection. Here is what I started with:

All together I made 9 cards and 2 layouts.

I cut down what scraps I could into a 4x6 size and a 3x4 size for pocket style cards.
This is what I had left:
3 full sheets - the cut apart sheet will definitely be kept, and the other paper is actually the same, just showing both sides of it. I may keep one sheet of it because I know I could use it for cards if nothing else.
Here are the scraps that are left:
I will keep a few of the larger pieces to embellish my pocket style cards with, but the rest will just go in the trash.
Let me tell you, by the end of the month I was wondering why I had challenged myself to do this! I was so tired of this collection and I think I could've thrown it all in the trash without a second thought. I wasn't sure I would continue on in February. It's definitely going to be a challenge for me to stick to one collection until it is done.
Looking back I am happy with what I made and how much of the collection that I got used up. I have decided to give it another try in February, with maybe a change or two. I have a feeling I will learn a lot about my scrappy self and what does and doesn't work for me. (I am already figuring that out!) We'll see if I can stick with it for another month, or if I have to throw in the towel!
Stay tuned to see what collection I have chosen for February!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!


  1. Fun and you used up so much :) Really Lori if you want to do a kit challenge try the Counterfeit Kit Challenge that way your using your stash but it's not all from the same collection and it makes for a nicer mix :) Just my thoughts :) I think I would get tired of just one collection all month too :)Maybe a full paper pad but that would be pushing it too ;)

  2. great idea! I need to do this! If only I could make cards!