I pull things out from hither and thither, opening drawers and dragging out boxes of 'stuff' all over the place, wasting endless hours hunting for bits'n'bobs I think I need to use, only to have to put them all away again because they weren't what I wanted after all.
Last night I challenged myself to see what I could do using limited supplies and just a single sheet of 12" x 12" paper. The objectives were to, hopefully
* reduce what goes into the scrap box,
(never to be seen again)
* improve my craft time-management skills.
So I took one sheet of Celebrate Star double-sided paper from a 3 Bugs in a Rug collection, along with the matching stickers, mini brads etc. and set to work.
It wasn't easy to resist the urge to go raking but I was determined to stick to the limits of the kit and soon got into the swing of things producing this trio of simple cards - perfect additions to the 'Grab'n'Go' box.
AND ... there was even enough left over to add a little to the insides too!By doing this little experiment, I have proven to myself several things.
*I can work with limited supplies and still produce something acceptable
*There is little, to no, waste heading for the scrap box
*Creating 3 cards in the same time as it usually takes for 1 is much more efficient
*There is hardly any mess to clear up afterwards - whoo hoo!
All good positive points.
Now I'm not suggesting for one second that I have reformed my messy habits ... that would be too much to ask ... but at least I now know there is an alternative and I CAN be more efficient when I try, so mission accomplished.