The Love To Scrap Challenge for May and June is live! In the midst of moving, unpacking, and having my son here for two weeks, I’m a little late sharing my blog post!
As always, this is an anything goes challenge as long as you use scraps!
I created a quick Traverler’s Notebook layout:
I decided to document my craft room as I was packing it up to move. I love being a snow bird, but it is work every 6 months to pack up my stuff to move back only to unpack it a week later!
The change of scenery every 6 months is really nice though…as is a sunny locale in the winter.
I used some scrap papers I had sitting on my desk, along with some left over bits from a scrapbook collection.
When I “kill a kit” scrapbooking, I always put the extra leftovers in a clear envelope so I can pull them out to use in my traveler’s notebooks. I love documenting small moments in my days in these little notebooks. It’s relaxing to create them and it’s a fun way to journal or keep a diary. I feel like I’m recording my story if for nothing more than my own relaxation process!
I also have a 2 bin limit when packing, so I really have to be choosy about what craft supplies make the cut. I have to confess that it really makes me rethink my craft stash and I’ve really decreased my random craft spending. I only order from 3 or 4 companies and I really limit what I purchase.
I have put myself on a crafty budget and I’m doing a good job of sticking to it. (Not a perfect job, but a good job!)
I found it a challenge to go from being a working empty nester to being retired on a fixed income. In one of those scenarios, I was able to treat myself to whatever crafty supplies I wanted. In my new scenario, I had to put the brakes on!
Honestly…I have enough craft kits to last a couple of years! I am doing a lot more stash diving to create my goodies now and I’m feeling good about it.
I would love to hear what you have been up to in your craft room!
Thank you for stopping by today!~