While going through my stash, and organizing it into the 10 separate drawers of my rolling cart, my Cricut Expression arrived! Yippee! Since it recommends using less expensive papers while learning to operate, I thought -- great idea for some of my larger paper scraps! I made great little labels to identify my newly organized stash of scrapbook paper pieces. My paper name tags are just taped on at this time. I'm thrilled with the results. I was able to learn (still more to learn -- always more to learn in every aspect of life!) how to operate my Cricut (basics!), use some fun scraps, and enjoy the end results of sorting through my papers! How are your crafty creations coming along? Using up your scrap stash? Have a wonderful day! Thanks for visiting! Visit me at papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com
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Wow! Once in a while we need to step back from the creative process and sort through the piles of scraps that have accumulated. LOL! Where did they all come from! Where to begin?
I decided to put on some fun music to keep me motivated and put all the scraps I had stashed here and there together. Looking at the piles, I decided that my new 10-drawer rolling cart, which my wonderful husband bought me when I started my Papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com business, was ready to see its new purpose.
With sticky notes to temporarily identify the drawers, it was time to begin! Some pieces were tossed, but the vast majority were kept and divided accordingly--Solid, Patterned, Muted, Textured, Sticky-Backed, Border Strips, Fabric/Felted, Photo, Bling, and Mulberry.
Now I am making "drawer-plates" to identify the contents of each drawer, using scraps, of course! I'll show you these later. :-) I think we will start a "Make it From Your Scraps!" challenge and share our creations with one another.
Sorting through the paper pieces was a trip down memory lane! From pieces that formed scrapbook pages of family outings, visits, birthdays, new babies to dearly departed, hand crafted cards, home decor, etc., the papers all reminded me of the blessings God has bestowed upon me.
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