Before I get too far here, along with some updates, I'm going to post a new "Flash Contest" after I post this, so check the right hand column! The prize will be one of Mike's Ink Blending tools! They're so awesome, if you don't have one yet, I hope you win and get a chance to try one!
So, as you all have noticed change has been in the wind in a way.. I'm sure many of you have noticed over the last couple months I've mostly been making ATCs and A2 size cards. That's what all my project shares have been, and tutorials. I can't get over how much I enjoy them. I've given this a try now for a while and don't see myself going back to making lots of wood items like I did in the past, or big shabby chic projects.
That doesn't mean I won't do the occasional altered item. Maybe something I find at a garage sale that's super cool, or a shadow box now and then, but to sit down on a regular basis and make a big wood project - well those days are over.
Finally realizing this is it and looking around my craft room and really seeing what I have, not just glancing around, but really "seeing" what I owned almost disgusted me. It was way too much product Even if I were to continue making wood projects, or big shabby chic projects, I realized I had more product then I could use in a lifetime. So I really started thinking... what do I really need to do the crafting I want to do? And, here's the other thing I thought about - I tend to go buy the latest new thing without getting to the last "newest thing". So I realized, if I decide I want to make a mini album and I've sold every paper pad I have, then I just need to look around and find something I like, buy it, and make the album.
I also realized I could be much more creative by using a smaller amount of product. Having so much is almost overwhelming feeling. My craft room is tore apart right now as I work my way through this much needed change, and I can't wait to put it back together again, but this time as a much "cleaner" place to create, with only the things I really need..
I've started buying things I want in my new crafty life and I bought a real nice ink pad organizer. I can't wait to get it so I can get organized and up and running again. I hope you all will hang in there with me while I get reorganized. I hope you will enjoy the new things I show on my channel. I will always show tutorials (they may just be smaller now).. but that's not so bad, because I like to teach technique.
There is a lot more destashing coming, so if there is something you want, let me know, if I have it and it's not getting used it will be up for sale. I have tons of charms, beads, findings, lace, flowers, and things like that left to destash!
Ok, off to do the Flash Contest! You all have a great weekend!