Something I’m very excited about is that I joined a Facebook group called 2016 Bash Your Stash Challenge. We are a group of ladies around the world who are going to use 2016 to challenge ourselves to craft and scrap with our supplies on-hand rather than going out and buying, buying, buying then not using. I think this will be a great challenge for me. I have such a wonderful stash of supplies that I can’t wait to start using. I going to try hard to stick to the rules. One good thing is that I’m still allowed to buy tools or necessities like page protectors, ink, tape, and glue. I won’t be able to resist Black Friday deals next year, but hopefully that will be the only time I buckle.
While I do have one more order I’ve placed for crafty goodies this year, I already started to embrace the challenge by creating this Photo Christmas Gift for my kids’ great grandma. I bought those super pretty flowers years ago but hadn’t found the right use for them until today. I also don’t use ribbon or gems nearly enough so was happy to be able to incorporate them. I also whipped out the hot glue gun which I hardly ever use. Let the challenge begin!