- Use the paper I have without buying more until 2021
- ALMOST OVER!
- Limit my paper craft purchases to $50 – $100 over the next four months
- Create. Create. and Create some more
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FUNN University is one of my most happiest places. I love breaking down concepts and applications that will help paper crafters. Every new month I wondering about the Labs (scrapbooking, intro classes, and cards), and if they are worthwhile or just repeats of contents. Whether I can make a meaningful class stretch over 3 hours. Will the class be worth it for the time my students will give up to watch it. And, after nearly 2 years, I think we can say, yes, we have and offer something very special on the campus of FUNN U.
Consider this amazing quote by a student about FUNN U.
“Thank you, Mary! Craft Roulette and FUNN U have been the lifeline I’ve needed during the lockdown. I’m still enjoying creating and learning. You are providing an essential service. Thank you.“
This Weeks’ Realization
According to Martha Stewart, a 2021 trend will be “Japandi” which is a minimalistic approach to life which combines Japanese and Scandinavian designs for a sleek look. While I might not go that far, I do think having less (or plenty or enough) can be a time saving benefit. Let me tell you some of the ways I can lighten my supplies.
Using what I have saves time for more crafting.
Instead of having to find space for the sped up supply of new products to show, or time for using them. I can use what I am acquainted with in new ways. Focusing on learning about design and concepts, I am able to make decisions on using my products, too. FUNN University helps this.
No Face-to-Face Events
During this lockdown and not having live classes and crops required some getting use to thinking, too. There are no future person-to-person events planned in my future. That actually took quite a time to realize after 20 years of hosting so many events! I don’t need extra papers, doubles of tools, etc. I can use things up and not worry about it. Teaching online helps this.
This realization may be obvious to some of you and new to others. Take it as it is meant – just as a personal realization in my crafting journey.
Let’s see if I’ve made anything…
|week 4||0||4||6 mini albums||6||7||113|
|week 7||1||9||3 tags||9||13||163|
|week 9||0||10||8- 8.5×11 layouts||17||22||214|
|week 10||0||10||8 – 8.5×11 layouts||25||14||228|
|week 11||0||10||8 – 8.5×11 layouts & 2 gift holders||35||32||360|
|week 12||0||10||4 – 8.5×11 layouts||39||14||374|
|week 14||1||12||0||39||at least 38||427|
My Take Away So Far
Stash: if I keep gutting paper, I’m never going to run out! Right, Lee?
Limiting Purchases: I have a list started of what I might buy soon.
Using What I Have: So easy to do because I have good products!
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I really love paper crafting, our community, and you. That’s a nice part of my life – paper and you. Have a great week. Take good care of yourself and we’ll see you soon.