Hi everyone. Over the holidays I was able to spend some time with my dies, punches, and Silhouette and clean out a lot of my scrap piles.
I cut everything down to what I call "layering pieces". I love to use my stamps on these little pieces too. So while I'm at it, I start stamping as well. I find that when I do this I use the supplies I've invested in more. When I'm busy with a project, I don't want to drag out the dies, and stamps. This way I'm sitting in front of the TV and completing a mindless task with no agenda and no deadline!
I store all these individual pieces in a container by Iris. Ephemera from used up collections are also stored here.
I have found that when I leave scraps un-managed they seem to take over my space. I try to use them the minute I'm done with a project, but sometimes this just doesn't work out. So I have a small container next to my cutting station. When the container starts over flowing it is time to start cutting.
Today I want to share with you a layout I decided to make last night, only pulling out the dies and pieces that I have created.
When you take random objects and sort them by "color" they all seem to work together. I love the eclectic feel of this layout. I love the grungy ADHD randomness of the entire thing. Because the day that I am capturing was just that type of day. A little coloring, A little punching, A little stamping.
My favorite part of projects, is that I'm not enslaved by a particular collection or set of supplies. I have used my scraps and stamps to make something unique.
I encourage you this year, to free yourself from all the left over collections and scraps around your studio, and see what you can make!
Thanks for stopping in today,