If the last scrapbook purchases you made are still in the shopping bag or shipping box they came home in… RAISE YOUR HAND. <pausing to scan the room> That’s a lot of raised hands! And, yup, one of them is mine.
I have — no, make that had — a sack of recently-purchased scrapbook supplies taking up valuable work space on my table for weeks. For my first unfinished project, I decided to get off my cushy caboose and finally put them away. That meant taking each item out of the bag and filing them away in the appropriate storage box, drawer, or folder in my scrap space.
Pouring over newly-acquired scrap booty is one of my favorite aspects of scrapbooking. This is when I go in for a closer look. Maybe a fondle or two. (please, you know you do it too…) And the time when I really start to think about the possibilities — what they will become, where they will go, what I will do. Here are some of the products I had in my “to put away” sack…
L-R: Creative Imaginations Creative Cafe Spirit Lime Felt Pocket • Maya Road Sheer Tab Top Album • Maya Road 2-Ring Scallop Layer Book • Maya Road Heart and Home Chipboard Set • Pageframe Designs White Dot Scalloped Square Mini Album
Now let’s see what they could become:
L-R: mycreative-cafe.com Consumer Blog • Kimberly Crawford for For the Love of Paper Blog • City Planner Celeste Mores for ScrapVillage.com Maya Road Feature • Katie Watson for Maya Road Design Team Blog • 2008 CHA-W Maya Road display photo from Rekindled Moments Blog • Holly VanDyne for Pageframe Designs Blog
So, my challenge to you is to re-visit and put away your most recent scrapbook purchases. Take a moment to re-acquaint yourself with the items that caught your eye and captured your imagination so much that they absolutely had to come home with you. Think about what they could become then make it happen. To earn your blinkie, upload a picture of your latest scrap booty to the seventh floor of the ScrapVillage.com Museum and simply tell us they’ve been tucked away. (better yet, used!)