Every now and then when I don't have cards to make for a specific occassion I set myself a challenge. Like choosing papers, ribbons and other embellishments from my stash that I wouldn't normally put together. And I play around with different layouts and try things I wouldn't normally try.
So, right now I have set myself a black and white challenge: 20 different card designs using black, white and one other colour only, maybe red, green or yellow. But mostly, they are to be black and white designs. So far I have made two, and I will put up the pictures soon.
I don't really know what entices me about setting myself a challenge, but I think that it's something to do with setting small, fun goals. I mean, there are so many challenges in life that make you invest your body and soul, how about a challenge that is just fun, fun, fun. And also, it makes me feel less guilty about having such a big stash!!!!! And it's not like my other craft stashes - those are fairly well packed in boxes and hidden under the bed and in every nook and cranny around the house. Not so with my card making stash - it's all over the dining room. So if I don't get creative with it on a regular basis then it just sits there looking at me. So setting myself a challenge helps me feel less guilty.
How and why do you decide to get crafty with your card making stash? Just wondering.........=^..^=