In an effort to get rid of "stuff" in my life, I am embarking (along with Amy) on a "stash diet". A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a blog where the scrapbooker was on a stash diet for 50 layouts. She couldn't buy anything new until those layouts were finished. It sounded like a great idea and I could sure use the space that using what I already own would provide in my scrappy space. I am excited to use what I have and still make wonderful pages - another gal I know said my kids aren't going to look at their books 20 years from now and say, "oh man, that is the time when mom used all the 'old stuff' on our pages." That made a lot of sense to me and I am feeling liberated not held back by this challenge.
And so it begins...the rules are as follows.
1. Create 50 layouts using only products, tools, and supplies we have on hand.
2. Cardstock and adhesive can be purchased when needed. Who can make many pages with no adhesive?
3. Gift certificates, RAK's, DT kits are not included -those can be used.
4. Larger altered projects count as 1 layout.
I can't wait to get started! I think it will take me about 3 months total and the savings during that time will be so nice for the budget. I think when I am done I will treat myself to something wonderful like a manicure or a special new outfit. I am not going to use it for scrappy supplies at all. WOW!
How about you? Would you like to join us in this diet? Maybe we can lose some weight along the way too, LOL.