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!
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