Organization Born Out Of Frustration

 Maybe you've had this experience, or maybe I'm the only one. You're ready to sit down and work on a craft project, and you're even slightly inspired. You're sure this is going to be a wonderful experience with a creative outcome.

Then you try to find the supplies you need, and it's all downhill from there.

That was my experience this week, and I couldn't believe how quickly my inspiration was zapped. I couldn't have made a card to save my life - it was that bad.

So instead of making a paper craft, I made a decision. No longer would I sit here swamped in stuff when it could be used for an actual, creative project. But how could I do that when I wasn't even sure what I had? Good question, self. Let's just pull it all out and see what's actually here.

I was shocked and a little embarrassed at everything I found. I had embellishments I don't remember buying and some I know I've had since my very first scrapbooking party more than 15 years ago. That's not something I would share with just anyone, mind you.

And don't get me started about the stickers. There's a tote underneath this table that has two more bags with nothing but stickers in it. Average 2-3 stickers per card and I'll be making greeting cards in my Old Lady Rocking Chair!

And I've saved every single leftover die cut I've ever purchased - apparently. Many of them are the last one or two of a set, but they have to be good for something. Right? Please say yes.

That was just what was pulled out on the tables from drawers, totes and envelopes. This is the shelves on the other side of the room. Most of this is supplies, ink and tools, so I don't feel so bad about this section. I think I'll just look here and keep my back to the other side of the room.

After pulling out all the paper, this was the look on Molly's face. I think she's questioning my sanity, but she's going to sit right here with me while I get to work. I would love to see the majority of this stuff used in fun and interesting ways, and now that it's out where I can see it, I think I'm going to get that inspiration back. If you need me, you know where I'll be.

But don't expect to see the tops of the tables any time soon.


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