I admittedly have a problem staying focused on things at times, especially my projects. I often start one project and abandon it eagerly as a shiny new one comes along. My craft room is where unfinished projects go to die, most often forgotten, occasionally found and revived with the joy I initially had for the project. If it isn’t how you start but how you finish that counts, I am failing badly. I trying to change that though.
I am a subscriber of Gossamer Blue’s life pages kits, I adore them. I had never really checked out their scrapbooking kits until a few months ago when they had an awesome sale (like I needed an excuse…). I am not often drawn to pastels and pinks, not really my colour scheme, but I loved the September Main kit from 2014 that was full of wood, craft and pink as well as tons of gold embellishments (which I do love). For $10, I couldn’t say no, and it has remained unopened for 2 months…until this weekend that is.
I gave myself a challenge, to use only the products in the kit and see how many finished items I could come up with. I think sometimes I have too much to choose from and that makes the entire process slow, constantly searching for the perfect paper or embellishment that I know is hiding somewhere. I made two layouts and two cards using the supplies in the kit, however I confess I did add a few things not in the kit, some washi tape, some enamel dots and chipboard embellishments.
Limiting my supplies forced me to be more creative, go outside my comfort zone and I really enjoyed the challenge. I encourage everyone to try something new, you may be pleasantly surprised with the results!!