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#1 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:47:53 PM(UTC)
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I can swear that my craft room is shrinking in size. The once open shelves seem so tiny and crammed. The drawers are packed...I could of sworn they were bigger. The floor space once open now is a land mine of scrapping goodies that you have to carefully step over.

I have decided this year I would try a new strategy...I will need to make 15 items before buying something new (the only exception is consumables such as adhesive, cricut matts). I am setting a $25 dollar limit on something new for myself (you can set your own limit). Then I have to use what I bought in the next 15 items. I will post my 15 projects here. There is no time limit and once you do your 15 you can always start on your next 15.

Anyone up for joining me in the challenge?

K
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#2 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:55:25 PM(UTC)
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I am up for this challenge. I have only been buying adhesives for almost a year now and trying hard to use paper and embellishments from my overwhelming stash. I also quit buying carts and using the ones I have. I need to make some birthday cards for a group I belong to and those will probably be my first 15 items.

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#3 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 3:55:45 PM(UTC)
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So do you mean 15 different items? What if I'm making cards; does each set count as one item or each card individually is an item?
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#4 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 4:17:58 PM(UTC)
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This sounds great. I have so much right now that I need to use.The only ting I could think of that would get in the way would be purchases to complete swaps and solid colored card stock if I run out of a particular color.

Laura

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#5 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 4:32:40 PM(UTC)
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COB: 15 items - i would say that each card is an item. you can set your own guidelines for yourself as this is motivation to use your stash.

Laura: you can create your own rules for yourself. This is just to provide motivation to use more of what you have. I understand if you need something to complete a project/swap item.

Imnchghere: Glad you can join us.

The funny thing for me is that I joined swaps as a way to use stash and I ended up doubling it.LOL
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#6 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 4:46:32 PM(UTC)
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Me To, Me to. I really need to destash. Then I could possibly walk in my craft room. 15 items work great. I have to make 15 baby shower invites for my niece.

Pam in Ks
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#7 Posted : Saturday, January 12, 2013 5:05:29 PM(UTC)
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Okay I can play but I think I'll tweak the rules for myself. I made 50 cards last week so it'd be kinda silly for me to count each card separately; I think I'll count each S/10 as an item because I'll be doing 10 of each design. Other than atg refills I'm not buying anything else till after 15! I have SO much paper!Blushing

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#8 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:47:29 AM(UTC)
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Project One : Layouts


These are pictures that I printed at the wrong size for a double page layout I made for the family album. Both happened to be of my daughter Maggie and she was the main reason why we went to the butterfly exhibit . I used papers from Mariposa stack , the butterflies and flowers are recollections. These will go in Maggie's personal scrapbook.

Any ideas for titles would be appreciated.

Laura

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#9 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:55:45 AM(UTC)
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Project One : Layouts


Pretty!
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#10 Posted : Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:29:48 PM(UTC)
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Project One : Layouts

Any ideas for titles would be appreciated.

Laura



Laura, the layouts are really pretty and the papers are perfect. I wish I could offer some title suggestions, but I often struggle with those.

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#11 Posted : Monday, January 14, 2013 4:20:35 PM(UTC)
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Me To, Me to. I really need to destash. Then I could possibly walk in my craft room. 15 items work great. I have to make 15 baby shower invites for my niece.

Pam in Ks


Awesome Pam. Glad you could play too.

COB - Tweek away

Laura - Beautiful layouts. The only thing that I could think of for a title was Natural Beauty.

FOR ALL - Anyone can join in at any time. This a work at your own pace challenge. You can tweek the rules to fit your needs as the ultimate goal is to use your stash. Posting pictures and just chatting on the boards helps me keep my resolve to do this. Hopefully it will help others as well.

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#12 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:43:04 PM(UTC)
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Working on some projects - hoping to have a few posted soon BigGrin
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:22:19 PM(UTC)
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Can't post until my swap partners receive stuff..
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#14 Posted : Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:49:12 PM(UTC)
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Hi Everyone - I have an enormous stash too...and I am trying not to buy anything else new for a while...Since I have an Etsy shop that is difficult ! I am buying for re-sale when new items come around, but I have so much inventory that I am going to work with what I have for a while.
I made these Valentine cards this week with a Graphic 45 Paper pad that I have had for over a year and didnt use...it is the "Magic of Oz" collection and the Tin Man's heart inspired me to do these 2 cards... I am also working on making an altered toilet paper holder for my office bathroom that I am showing you a "before" picture and when it is done there will be "after" pictures.

Great idea Kel ... I am definitely in need of a "de-cluttering" in my craft area.

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#15 Posted : Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:55:03 PM(UTC)
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Count me in. I would post something, but I just purchased a few things today, so I'll start from now.

Great idea Kelley, I think you should keep this going.

Mary
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#16 Posted : Saturday, January 26, 2013 7:34:06 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: laurahunter Go to Quoted Post
Project One : Layouts


These are pictures that I printed at the wrong size for a double page layout I made for the family album. Both happened to be of my daughter Maggie and she was the main reason why we went to the butterfly exhibit . I used papers from Mariposa stack , the butterflies and flowers are recollections. These will go in Maggie's personal scrapbook.

Any ideas for titles would be appreciated.

Laura


I like the saying and have used for butterfly cards: "Butterflys are poems that God writes upon the sky." Or "Butterflys are poems that God paints upon the sky."


Mary
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#17 Posted : Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:03:27 PM(UTC)
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Count me in. I would post something, but I just purchased a few things today, so I'll start from now.

Great idea Kelley, I think you should keep this going.

Mary



Glad you could join us Mary.


Here is something I made today.....

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#18 Posted : Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:13:18 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: CricutCrazy Go to Quoted Post
Hi Everyone - I have an enormous stash too...and I am trying not to buy anything else new for a while...Since I have an Etsy shop that is difficult ! I am buying for re-sale when new items come around, but I have so much inventory that I am going to work with what I have for a while.
I made these Valentine cards this week with a Graphic 45 Paper pad that I have had for over a year and didnt use...it is the "Magic of Oz" collection and the Tin Man's heart inspired me to do these 2 cards... I am also working on making an altered toilet paper holder for my office bathroom that I am showing you a "before" picture and when it is done there will be "after" pictures.

Great idea Kel ... I am definitely in need of a "de-cluttering" in my craft area.



Cool Barb. Glad you could join us. Cannot wait to see the finished project of the altered toil paper holder. Did you ever imagine that you would alter one of those when you started crafting? Once the bug hits, nothing is off limitsLOL

It is so hard for me to break into my G45, but I am hitting it hard these days. I have to use it or i will look at is someday when it is sooooo outdated and there is something way cooler out there (or at least that is what I will think in the future) and wonder what was I saving it for.LOL LOL LOL

K
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#19 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2013 7:51:09 AM(UTC)
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Project Two : Valentine Card

I made two of these cards one for my 4 year old niece the other for my 95 yr old grandma. I added a stick pin to Grandma's otherwise it is basically the same

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Project Three : Altered Mask

I bought an extra Mask, just in case, for a swap and used my stash for the rest of it. The sand, sand dollar, and most of the shells came from a Florida vacation

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Project Four : Valentines card for my Nephew

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Project Five : Altered Dominoes

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Originally Posted by: laurahunter Go to Quoted Post
Project One : Layouts


These are pictures that I printed at the wrong size for a double page layout I made for the family album. Both happened to be of my daughter Maggie and she was the main reason why we went to the butterfly exhibit . I used papers from Mariposa stack , the butterflies and flowers are recollections. These will go in Maggie's personal scrapbook.

Any ideas for titles would be appreciated.

Laura


Come fly with me
Spread your wings
Delicate

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Project Six : A very simple layout

My son has been so frustrated because he wasn't making 100's on his spelling test when his twin sister, who is not as good of a speller, was. They have different teachers with different ways of grading. He was so excited and he asked me to scrap it. How could I not? I used DCWV Grade School stack.




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Project Seven : Magnolia Bag

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#26 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2013 4:49:31 PM(UTC)
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Jean, I love "Spread your Wings" , I will defiantly be adding it.

Mary, I am going to put the quote "Butterflys are poems that God paints upon the sky." on one of the layouts


Thanks ya'll for the suggestions. i always struggle with titles.

Laura
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#27 Posted : Friday, February 01, 2013 6:49:52 PM(UTC)
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Kelly

I love the idea of destashing. I have so much scrap stuff that I really need to use it. I have very little room to store my stash so I usually can use what I stash but the last few years I have been stashing more than I have been using. I really need to start using my bigger scraps.

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Kelly

I love the idea of destashing. I have so much scrap stuff that I really need to use it. I have very little room to store my stash so I usually can use what I stash but the last few years I have been stashing more than I have been using. I really need to start using my bigger scraps.



Awesome you are welcome to join us.

Laura love all the projects.

I have to post my latest creation. I will get it up on here ths weekend.

k

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Here is project #2 for me. I have few almost done projects that I should be ready to post soon.

This one I call my Ode to Tim Holtz - LolLOL It is my altered spool.

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How is everyone doing? I haven't been able to craft really for the last three weeks, but hopefully this week.BigGrin
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