It's been a burst of crafting around here lately, along with a burst of organizing. Can it be that I have finally struck the right balance? Or is it just a newfound, and hopefully lasting, attitude that the best way to”purge” craft supplies is by finishing projects!! And finishing supplies clears room to store other items less densely, which makes them easier to find.
This morning in the studio I noticed a corner of the shade on the skylight over the island had slipped out of its bracket. So I got my trusty step stool out to fix it and when finished I opened it up to the soft morning light. Then since my camera on sitting on the island, I thought I might share a few pics.
Here’s the general shot, looking pretty tidy for me, blog planning calendar right in the middle.
Sitting on the paper trimmer is box of 30 cards I am donating to my sis-in-law’s church to send to their missionary abroad. I just pulled ones that would fit their specifications from my stash. This is less than half of what I had on hand. One of the oldest in the batch is still one my favorites – a simple but stylish card made with Stampin Up supplies from 10 years ago I bet. I had a whole set of these at one time and this was the last.
Next up is my scraps bin. This was emptied this weekend – twice a year I purge the scraps by cutting up 4 x 6 pocket cards or 4 x 5 1/4 card fronts and recycling the rest. It feels good to start fresh, and if I am scrapping regularly it takes about 6 months to fill this bin.
To the right of that is my July Counterfeit kit. For July, lucky me got to choose the kit we would counterfeit. If you want other clues as to what is coming up you can check out today’s post at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. I’ve already done 3 layouts from mine, but now am stuck on how to use the firefly paper.
Now here’s a shot more recognizable to you. Here are the remains of my June counterfeit kit and other products that need to be put away. Sometimes when I pull things out to put in a kit but then decide against it, I don’t get those items put back into stash right away. Also you’ll see the stacks of 4 x 6 scraps I talked about and the box of baggies – reminding me I need to make just 10 more cards.
Of course, that will be no problem as there are two card classes waiting to be finished in my basket of pending projects under the desk. That top one only needs to have the sentiments stamped for the cards to be finished. Note that the red/green bag there is now half empty so I've been getting stuff done. That’s all that I will show you today. Unless you want to see what’s outside my skylight. I will need to close this again by mid-day as it faces west and the afternoon sun brutally heats up the studio in summertime.
Hope your WOYWW is great. I’ll pop around later this week to see.