Last night I picked up some papers from my LSS to create some samples. I started on one layout. Figured I'd keep it simple and follow an assignment – I used a sketch from the latest Page Maps newsletter. I also used Black & White photos to satisfy the requirements for the WhoGAS 52 Weeks Challenge this week. So here's my page:

As I was putting away my scraps I had an realization. I should not put the scraps away because it will just add to the mayhem in my room and I will never use them! I should do what my friend Alondra does — create cards with the scraps as soon as I am done with my layout. So I used all the stickers and all the scraps (except for a couple of strips) to create 8 cards! I had nothing but two half sheets of CS to put away!! Woohoo!!

Do I need the cards? Nope. Well, I have plans for two of them so the other 6 I listed as a set on Etsy.

I added a new goal to my column on the left — making cards with scraps as soon as I am done with my pages, especially the pages I have in page kits. Cardstock I won't count because I do use scraps of CS that are put away. But stickers, ribbon, and patterned paper are gonna be made into cards!! I can even get a head start on Cards for the Troops too.

Ahh, progress is wonderful…

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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7 thoughts on “Progress!

  1. love how you combined everything into your layout to satisy different assignments! i like the idea of using everything right away too! looks like 2009 is off to a great start! keep it up!

    Posted on January 8, 2009 at 4:38 pm
  2. Stinkin’ cute! Love the idea of using up the stuff, cause we all know once those scraps hit the scrap file pile, they are never to be seen again. Use it up girlfriend!

    Posted on January 8, 2009 at 4:41 pm
  3. GREAT Job Jennifer!!
    Love the layout and cards…
    Which I just had time to scrap around my house….
    2009 is my year to get organized…i think that is my goal every year…LOL
    Keep up the good work!!

    Posted on January 8, 2009 at 6:05 pm
  4. As always beautiful work – loving that paper line, so cute and fun!! And Way to Go on the cards!!! They turned out so cute, as they always do when you do them. I am aiming to so the same thing as well. I may have to start a little tally like yours too, great ideas!!

    Posted on January 9, 2009 at 4:38 am
  5. Cute stuff Jennifer! Who’s that paper by? I must know ;)

    Posted on January 9, 2009 at 5:06 am
  6. I really like the LS. and I think the idea of using the scraps right away is great! I will try to do that myself!

    Posted on January 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm
  7. Good idea girl and everything looks great!And yes…that paper line is really cute! Would be perfect for the pics on my blog of bre and her candy cane explosion!

    Posted on January 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm