Over the course of the past couple of years, I have discovered that I am more satisfied with my layouts when I utilize ALL OF MY SUPPLIES regularly. It is easy for me to use my favorite scrapbooking goodies over & over again or quickly reach for the 'latest & greatest' products still wrapped in the manufacturers packaging. It's quite another thing when I challenge myself to creatively use ALL OF THE RESOURCES available in my stash to document my life.
So, how do you do that? How do you effectively use the scrapbooking supplies that you have on hand to effectively retell your story? It's simple........KNOW YOUR STASH! Periodically take time to go through your supplies and reacquaint yourself with them on a regular basis. For example, this morning I was cataloging a couple of new roller date stamps that I purchased within the last couple of months in my vintage Rolodex filing system (See my previous post entitled, "Vintage Roller Date Stamp Storage & Organization"). After I updated my files, I took a few moments to flip through all of my roller date stamp inventory. This super quick glimpse will give me 'good recall' of my phrases & sentiments while documenting in my Project Life album in the upcoming weeks.
|Roller Date Stamp Storage & Organization|
Here are some other ways that you can quickly become familiar with some forgotten "treasures" in your stash:
- Periodically flip through your scrapbooking paper collection and/or Project Life journaling cards;
- Study your cling & rubber stamp collection;
- Reread the names of your ink pad colors;
- Rummage through your all of your embellishments (die cuts, flair buttons, wood veneer, Thickers, chip board stickers, etc.
Feel free to leave me a comment below with any questions you may have.
Much love to you,