Saturday, February 23, 2013

Scraps, scraps, scraps

           I had a bit of time this morning and decided that rather than do the dishes I'd prefer to work in my craft room.  I had 4 drawers that were filled with scraps of all shapes, sizes and colors and
I often pull all 4 of them out when looking for a specific piece or color of paper.  It seems like I've gotten to the point where I don't want to throw any scraps away.  I look at a piece and think of all the possibilities, especially with my Cricut when some of the accents are so small and require only a tiny piece.  I've seen so many wonderful ideas for using scraps on cards on Pinterest; if you're on there try searching for card scraps you'd be amazed at all the ideas you can find. 
Try these sites for some ideas:
  1. A glass ornament with paper scraps
  2. Scrap card
  3. Video tutorial about making cards with scraps 
        But I'm starting to feel like scraps are taking over my room and most of my time too.  I finally decided to organize my scraps by color too so I dumped all the drawers out and started sorting.  I used my hanging file cart to store all the paper scraps once they were sorted, but I'm already wondering if this system will work well.  I know sorting the scraps will save me time but I'm afraid many of the paper scraps will fall out the sides of the hanging files.  I'm also afraid the scraps may get wrinkled.   I guess time will tell.  My room is now a much bigger mess than I started with as I promised myself I'd focus on one small area of the room each day and organize just that one small area.  It will take time (and money) but I think it's high time I dedicated myself to making the room all I want it to be.  I love the idea of sorting everything by color because 9 times out of 10 I know what color I want.  I also just love how pretty the rainbow of colors looks.  Perhaps one day my room will be so organized and pretty I won't want to leave it!

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