Heart 2 Heart challenges is hosting a challenge themed Throwback, where we can upload our projects made with my beloved Close to My Heart products, such as paper, ink, stamp, etc. I am so going to participate! Woohoo!
I am proud to announce that I am slowly recovering from the disease where I called "saving the product for the perfect occasion". I used to worry that if I cut that pretty paper incorrectly, I'll be wasting my project. I used to think that some paper packs are just too pretty to cut. I used to save many cute items for a project I don't really have a time frame for......
One of my 2016 resolutions is to use products. I'm happy to say that I'm on the right track. By that I mean I'm no longer afraid to cut the pretty paper or stick that embellishment on a card. I still hold myself back a little bit, such as saving a few of those sequins or enamel dots, but I'm making progress because I no longer hold onto the entire pack of embellishments like I did before!
Years ago Close to My Heart released a paper pack called Topstitch. That was one of those I thought I would never let go. It had taken me years to finally use it. And I'm making a scrapbook page, so it will be cherished:
I love blue, all shades of blue. This paper pack had used a baby blue that's irresistible. The baby blue matches perfectly with Chocolate and a baby pink. Oh how I love those pinwheels, they are cute and tiny. The voice in my head was telling me to keep it and save it.
Another resolution I had is to purge frequently. Earlier this year I did a massive cleanup (and I plan to do another after my family reunion!) and while organizing, I came across this pretty Topstitch paper. I thought to myself: I'd better use it soon, otherwise it will have to go to another home. So I made a conscious effort to make something with it. This challenge presented a perfect opportunity!
So glad I've made a page with it. Not only because I've made use of it, but also because I have turned it to something I'll cherish together with my memories.
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