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Free mini workshop

Go here to see a free mini workshop that I'm going to have a go at. I have loads of stash and when I decide to do something like this I usually go out and buy some more. So here is my challenge to myself, I can do this as long as I use only stuff in my stash.
The chipboard album in the supplies I'm replacing with the elegant square in the buff one from Craftwork Cards. I've had it for a little while waiting for the right project. This is perfect and such a bargain at £1.95! So my album is going to be 8 x 8. My next job is to go through my huge stash of 12 x 12 paper to find the five sheets I need. How am I going to pick only 5? Like most crafters I buy gorgeous papers and save them for the right time, when do I know it's the right time? I now have that much if I made a page a day I would have to live until I'm 150 to get through it all. No more this has to end now. This project calls for 5 papers so I'm officially beginning my therapy to wean myself off saving paper with this project. I think I'll have a cup of tea first!


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