Originally Posted by Crafty Math Chick
What I Learned from VSN:
... (4) I am not organizing my scraps well. I found there were several occasions when I cut into a brand new slice of cardstock because I didn't want to waste any of my precious 45 minutes digging through my scrap envelope; this could have been prevented if I were more organized. True, when I craft without time constraints I would have the time to dig, but it showed me something in my life I can do to improve it, save time, and reduce waste (every day is Earth Day).
I FINALLY DID IT! I ORGANIZED MY SCRAPS!
Granted - they aren't perfect - instead of having all the scraps collected in a single 8 1/2 x 11" envelope, I have them separated into SIX (count 'em SIX!) 8 1/2 x 11" envelopes, separated by color families (bold brights, earth elements, rich regals, soft subtles, neutrals, in-colors) with a quart sized ziploc baggie inside each one holding the smaller pieces. Will still require a little digging, but hopefully I will be successful in finding more of what I am looking for and will result in cutting into fewer new slices of cardstock. This previously seeming 'daunting' task didn't even end up taking that long at all. BOO-YA!
And in the process, I learned:
- I have not used 'Mint Medley' cardstock in over two years.
- Red is my most frequently used color (I have the most scraps of it)
- I don't think I have ever used Not Quite Navy (ZERO scraps of that)
- I need an eye exam soon as I had difficulty distinguishing Only Orange from Pumpkin Pie unless it was next to one another, the same thing for Wild Wasabi and Garden Green, and maybe I need a cat scan as well since I sat there looking at a slice of 'Pacific Point' cardstock for a good 3 minutes before realizing what is was.
- I want a soft lemon yellow that has some brightness to it - Barely Banana doesn't cut it for me - maybe that will be a new in-color this year or I should check our Gina K.'s Lemon Drop.
Guess you can learn a lot from scraps huh?
I feel refreshed and ready for VSN - BRING IT ON! WOO!