Go through your stash

It is no secret that I am a piler, not a filer. Whenever I file things, I forget where I put them, or what my thinking was at the time to determine which folder, or closet or drawer to file the item away in. So inevitably, when I file something, it is lost to me. When it comes to crafts, I have many piles of scraps laying around from various experiments. Most of the time, it looks like a big ole mess, but sometimes those piles can be a good thing! Take this week, for instance. I needed to make a card for an Artist friend of mine. She happens to be one of the women I look up to when it comes to Arts and Crafts, and so I always want her birthday card to be special. I started her card, and with little time, of course everything went wrong. The last straw was dumping my coffee on the project!

So I turned to my stash. And with only a mild amount of digging, I found a foiled ATC that I had left over from a swap, and a card base that I had made during an encaustic session. They looked great together. The foiling on the ATC looked great against the waxy look of the encaustic background. Two minutes later I had a nice looking card. So filing is good for some folks, but me? I’ll stick with my pile system &#59;)

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