1. To declutter the house
2. to make at least two cards a week instead of spending my crafting time shopping for new stash
If I can clear the mountains of stash, I'll have achieved both resolutions!
My first move was to go through my huge pile of craft mags. I set aside the ones I return to for inspiration over and over again as I know I will never part with them. Then I made another, smallish, pile of those that have just one project in them that I want to either recreate or base an idea of my own on. The remaining mags were parcelled up and posted to a lady I have just "met" online who makes cards to sell to raise funds for charity.
I recently bought a set of music themed stamps, featuring Beethoven (if anyone ever sees a stamp with Mozart on it, please let me know!) so one of my first makes of the year used this set and was based on a design in Making Cards magazine.
Then I moved on to a set of Stampin' Up stamps I bought from Amy at CraftyThINKer and tackled my own interpretation of a card featured on her blog but originally created by Jade at Jaded Crafter
Thank you for the inspiration, ladies!
The crafting and decluttering goes on - I've neglected my stamps for too long and i'm loveing getting back into stamping again. And if I make more cards than I can use, I know that hand made cards for RAF personnel serving overseas to send to family back home are always welcome at OBWS
I am joining in Hadmade Thursday on White Lily Green