I’ve recently come to terms with actually using my favorite craft supplies. Sounds fairly obvious, but it really is a big step.
For years, I’ve horded all my favorite paper and embellishments. I wouldn’t want to “waste” these on just any layout.
I’d periodically go through my stash to ooh and aww over my favorites; not daring to cut any of them. Finally, it dawned on me that there is never any shortage of fabulous goodies out there. I keep buying, but then never using them. Sometimes I wouldn’t even open the package!
Although knowing in my head that it was silly, it was difficult for me to take the plunge and cut. Tear open those glittery packages and glue it’s cheery contents to something!
Even as early as last year, it would have been a challenge for me to cut into another perfectly good 12×12 sheet of $1.10 card stock just to give my layout a 3D effect. Once I did it (on the star layout below), I was tickled at how much prettier and more alive it seemed to be.
It takes a lot to let go, but I’m so much happier with the results.