I spent hours last year when I was moving into my craft room going through scraps, sorting them and saying to myself that I was going to try to use them to make cards. Well, that didn't go as planned.
Straightening up my work table this week, instead of less of this stuff, I think I have more. What to do with it all? I don't know why I feel so guilty throwing it away, but I do.
At the same time, I've been contemplating a new challenge for this year. There are a plethora of them out there. There are monthly challenges for photography, mixed media, sketching, etc. There is also a 365 challenge - doing something every day for a year. Ideally you would have started one of those on January 1, but that's not absolutely necessary. I've been giving some thought as to what I could commit to and when I would start it.
Well, going through this stuff again brought me to my idea for this year.
With all those scraps I also found a stash of these 3" ovals cut from cracker and tissue boxes. I honestly don't remember what they're leftover from or what they were supposed to be used for but I have an idea for them now.
I'm going to use those scraps and make the ovals into little collages. They may get done daily or weekly depending on how busy life is around here. But the goal will be to use up those scraps!
This is the first one from today. I may eventually punch a hole in the top of them and keep them either on a leather cord or metal ring - the jury is still out on that one.
As far as posting, well, I think I'll keep it to once a week on these.