I’ve been playing a bit in the craft room lately. Some to make cards. Some to clear out items that are no longer usable or I simply don’t want anymore. Why? To make room for more craft supplies, of course!
This year has been devoted to updating core supplies. I replaced all my Stampin Up stamp pads and added a full array of colors using the sampler pack collections. I’ve added a few stamp sets and dies while discovering that I needed new ones for certain times of the year. That was a surprise!
Having spent a lot of time watching Call Me Crafty Al over on YouTube, I’ve collected a lot of sheetload card templates. Some I’ve tried, some not yet. They are printed and put into my Idea Book.
Speaking of my Idea Book, I’ve added card recipes and ideas from Jackie Bolhuis, Lisa Curcio, and Connie Stewart. All of these Stampin Up demonstrators have some great ideas that I want to try. Connie is great for tips and tricks, too.
I’ve also spent a lot of time with Cathy Zielske over on YouTube and have learned a lot, chuckled a bit, and gained the courage to try some new techniques. Which sort of explains why I needed to clear out part of my craft room. 🙂
To up the ante, so to speak, I managed to pick up a few items from Missouri Star Quilt Company, too. In addition to a mini iron that I can use with my piecing, I’ve collected some beautiful batik prints that will eventually become a wall sampler for my bedroom and a June Taylor kit to make a sewing machine cover.
I’m planning on devoting time to these projects and to bring you along with me, or at least share the end results.
Wish me luck!