Do you ever look at your stash of scrapping supplies and sometimes get bored with it all? There's so much NEW, NEW, NEW all the time that sometimes that piece of paper I bought two weeks ago seems so out of it. You hoarders know what I'm talking about!!!! I love me some latest and greatest as much as the next gal, I mean I do obsessively check our new store blog to see what comes in every day. However, I also want to love what I already own. I don't want to feel like if I use a Susan Branch sticker from 4 years ago that everyone will go - OUTDATED, OUTDATED! and burn me at the proverbial scrapbooking stake. Okay that was dramatic but you get it, right?
I have a favorite saying - perception is reality. Sometimes what we think is only what we think because we haven't thought of it any other way. Hmmm....that was confusing. So if I think some of my supplies are outdated it's only because I think that or my peer group thinks that. In reality, all I need is enough talent to make them look fresh, up to date and well-placed on a page.
Enter Erin Lincoln. She's the girl that has given me a new perspective on scrapping lately. Her new book, Supply Savvy is MIND-BOGGLING!!!! Do you have it? Get it! She challenged herself to create 100 layouts (100!) using only her current stash. Wow. That got me excited about seeing what she came up with. I have to say, not one layout looks "so four years ago" or anything but wonderful. She even used plain ole die cuts but they WORK! She mixed new with old. It all just works. She is a design genius. It's like since I've read this book, I look at everything I own in a new way! I look at it and see POSSIBILITIES now instead of just stuff sitting there. This book is INSPIRING in every way.
I thought the book was definitely worth blogging about. I just finished reading it today for the second time. It is going in my top-five favorite idea books of all time list.
Just had to share!!!!