I am trying to get all my sketch challenges done for the rest of the day. I need to step away from the craft room lololol. I'm going to go have lunch and water the garden and breath in some fresh air.
Freshly Made Sketches has a fun sketch this week. I think I'm getting better at CAS. But, I still have to get used to white backgrounds (smile). Not in this case though, so don't worry I haven't gone totally over to the other side lololol.
http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com . Here is their sketch
Here is a look at the inside;
I spent a good part of the last two weeks sorting all of my Card Stock and Scraps into color families. If the pieces were smaller than 8 1/2 x 11 those pieces went in to a separate gallon zip loc bag for each of the color families. Even my DSP scraps have their own home (smile). I then stored these bags in front of each color family on the bookshelf behind my desk. I find I was wasting too much paper pulling out an entire sheet of CS to make a punch or cut a small square, is was a big waist of CS poor trees! That had to stop! Now I going to the bags first, being mindful of not wasting.
I am limited on space for paper close to my desk. I found that I had 3 piles of CS all around me. By doing this major sorting project I have resolved the multiple paper pile issue into one central location . I also cleaned and sorted out my little bags of do hickeys and do dads (punched and stamped images, brads, bows, embossed or pre- colored images left over pieces of this and that, that were stored in a grab bag sort of thing in a box on my desk. I'm really working on "Going Green" in my craft space these days. I do a lot of stamping each month and found I wasted a lot. But, I am really working on fixing that issue.
I created 40 = cards and projects last month and today my work space is still clean. I am ready for another productive month of creating and trying to get into the mindset of "If I used it I should put it back when I am done".
Inaddition, I am additionally motivated, as I have been saving my pennies and am ready for a big recycling run. I am about to make a large purchase of SU products, stamps, dies and paper that I have been missing from my stock for some time. I really tried to look at what items to purchase this time that would in the long run help me create new and different things that you all have not seen from me in the past. As well as projects that would have a more timeless look to them (what's the word for never going out of style? You know what I mean I hope.)
Thats it for this post. I need to get some housework done, water the garden and have lunch. OMGoodness it is 2:00pm. Where did this day go to?
Have a great weekend and I hope you find some time to create.
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