Monday, September 7, 2015

Using What I Have

Happy Labor Day! Today is the last day of my vacation, then it's back to work. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I have made a few changes to my crafting ways. I get so overwhelmed with all of the stamps, dies, papers, embellishments and etc. that sit before me.

Since the Autumn season is upon us, I have taken away ALL the supplies that do not have a Fall theme. Like anything with flowers, spring/summer colors and the like. This way I will use the stamps and papers that get lost in everything else. Then when winter is near, I will get those supplies out, and so on.

This is what I made yesterday after my week of not stamping. These retired papers are so cute with the corn and leaves in all the right colors for Fall. I did a bit of collage stamping on the main panel. I did keep a lot of my background stamps out to use, like the splattered dots from the Gorgeous Grunge set.

The sentiment comes from the same set as the collage stamping, For All Things. I trimmed the edges with my pinking shears. My favorite embellishment, twine, was added, along with a gold button.

I'm excited with my new way of seeing my supplies. It will get me to really use what I have, without thinking I need to buy more. I'm sure I'll be saying 'I forgot I had that' many times!! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!!


Meggymay said...

A beautiful autumnal card Pam. You have a good idea to use your stash by the season of the year. I don't think I could manage that.
Hope you have had a good day
Yvonne xx said...

Love this hun super autumn card xxx

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Ohh that is pretty! Good for you that is a great idea putting some of it away. I've been there too. lol