I think there's something hard-wired in me that responds best to a challenge. I find that when I sit down to scrap I need to have some specific purpose in mind - whether that be DT work, a challenge blog, a certain story that I need to get out of my system, or an upcoming event. I love the feeling of conquering the task I guess.
The task can come from anywhere, or from anyone. I don't really mind. For these two cards I'm sharing today the challenge was actually set by my Mum. She asked if I could make her a card for a wedding, and a card for a new baby boy.
Well... that I can do!
For the wedding card I turned back to my favourite Studio Calico kit for the year "Sugar Rush" because I knew it was filled with lovey dovey Valentine's themed papers - which would work perfectly well for this too.
Whilst the baby boy card became an exercise in using up as much scraps and old stash as I could find!
I really haven't got a very organised system when it comes to storing my embellishments. If truth be told, I have a 12x12" box on my desk and any packet of journal cards, stickers, flowers, rubons, whatever... it all goes in there. I keep my kits together, but that's a different story.
There's packets of embellishments in that box that date back to when I began to scrap seriously in 2010. I give a lot of stuff away (on my Instagram, and Facebook and here too) so it doesn't get too overwhelming, but I'm certainly not one to just throw stuff away.
I love the chance to occasionally go through it and find as much coordinating product as I can to pile onto one project like this! Mix in just a little touch of new stuff so it doesn't feel dated and no one would ever know right? Spot anything you recognise?