Lately, I’ve found my work days to be very draining. So, last night to make myself feel better, I partook in a little retail therapy. I went to TJ Maxx! Did you know that they carry scrapbooking and craft supplies? Of course, discount stores are always a crap shoot, so you never know what (if anything) you are going to get. But wow!! To my surprise they had American Crafts 12×12 paper packs priced at $5.99. I must have caught the tail end of the sale because there were only a few left. I picked up 4 collections City Park, Dear Lizzy, Adobe and Celebration. As the cashier rang up my items I told myself that I really need to begin one of the challenges that I drafted out for myself. The size of my collection is really growing faster than my output. So, here is my challenge, it is very simple.
Select 1 new/unused Patterned Paper Pack that contains at least 40 sheets and create with the ENTIRE pack before the year is out. By the end of December the goal is to have nothing left of the pack (scraps included) that cannot fit into a small plastic sandwich bag. This is a no/low waste project. Scraps must not be thrown away, they must be saved and used in a project. Also, gifting sheets of paper away does NOT count, the paper must be used in a project.
Aside from the fact that my stash seems to be growing, this idea came to me because I have heard many of my scrapbooking and crafty friends say that they have tons of paper and have NEVER completed an entire paper pack. I know it can be done, so I am accepting the challenge.
PS: If you can identify with this and would like to take on the challenge, drop me a line I would love to hear about it!
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