• Use the paper I have without buying more until 2021
  • 9 more weeks to go!
  • Limit my paper craft purchases to $50 – $100 over the next four months
  • Create. Create. and Create some more

Want to join us? Post a photo of your stash on your Facebook page, and use the hashtag #StashBashChallenge. Challenge a crafty friend, too, by tagging them in your challenge!

Sometimes more isn’t better.
It sure is true with this Slimline card! So, with a trim and a style, I ended up with two A2 size cards that were much better. Made this card after last Friday’s Craft Roulette Episode #33.

Slimline wasn’t cute

This Week’s Realization

Shopping Carts

Slowing down during this fast (remember I still have a budget I have not touched) is really making me think through what I may purchase in November or December.

So, I research “new” product lines. I have lived in a one-product line, self-imposed, bubble for 20 years, after all. I ask my students at FUNN University (many are CTMH Consultants, but there are also Stamping Up Demonstrators, and hobbyists without a company affiliate), I ask my Guest Crafters on Craft Roulette, and look up info on blogs. Without an affiliation, I feel more responsible to my own needs, creative whims, and budget instead of buying what is the next thing. It’s an incredible feeling.

There is a lot out there!

Shopping Carts are FUNN to fill, but then “X” out. It helps me think – this product may be a good product, but not now and maybe never.

#StashBashChallenge Week 8 Numbers

dateLayouts/weektotal*other projectstotalcards/weektotal**
week 1112323
week 2236083
week 31423106
week 4046 mini albums67113
week 5370619136
week 6180614150
week 7193 tags913163
week 81100929192

This fast does not seem to be lessening my production!

*total of layouts made since the beginning of the #StashBashChallenge on 09/01/2020; **total of cards made since the beginning of the #StashBashChallenge on 09/01/2020.

After ten live FUNN University lessons in October and four LIVE Craft Roulette lessons, my craft room gets totally destroyed – it is great.


No expenses this week.

My Take Away So Far

Stash: Didn’t make a dent in my supplies – again!
Limiting Purchases: Getting close to buying a few things. Looking forward to November sales that I’m sure will happen! Things I’m looking at include background stamps, stencils, and Catherine Pooler ink/reinkers. I’m still doing really well, though, and have a LOT to work with.
Using What I Have: Totally working!

Challenge yourself! Your challenge does not have to be the same as mine. Your challenge may be to finish a project plus a deadline, to sort through a pile of paper and give 10% away, to have a craft sale, or whatever it is that acts as a roadblock to your creativity and craft time.

Let us know in the comments and on I go! #StashBashChallenge.

Have a FUNN week.

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