Recently I dug through an old box of scrappy supplies. I guess that familiar adage, out of sight, out of mind, holds as true for scrappy stash as it does for anything else….because I’ve sure been neglecting this poor little box of goods.
Seems if I can’t see my loot, it doesn’t get used……
So out of the box came a big pile of stuff that’s now plopped onto the middle of my desk. Although I’m pretty disorganized to begin with, this new mess is already driving me crazy, getting in my way, and making me dig for every little thing.
But…that little trick seems to be working. I’m using my stuff, if for no other reason than to just get it out of my way. A bunch of old goods ended up in Jon’s mini album that way. And here today, on my little card. Now, mixed with some of my new Sizzix dies and embossing folder, old supplies seems almost new again. And I find the line between caring about what’s new and what’s old, dulls a little bit.
Of course new is always fun, too, and I do love the new Sizzix goodies. I used Eileen Hull’s new Polka Dots & Starflowers Textured Impression folders and gesso to create the de-bossed background, and her new Pleated Ruffle #2 decorative strip die on the text-print border across the middle. That’s Tim Holtz’ Movers & Shapers Mini Butterfly again, die cut in felt this time. And the new Framelits Leaves stamped and die cut from water color paper. I’ve got the complete step-by-step directions up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Today the girls and I are going to start painting our paper mache bunnies. Hopefully a coat or two of paint will transform my bunny from a blob of newspaper into a boutique beauty.
But I’m not holding my breath!