I was out of control.
I loved opening up my packages and looking at all the new, shiny items. Then I would put them back into the boxes they came in and put them on a shelf. I realized I was using these items to bring me happiness, but it really wasn't. So a few years ago I started cleaning house. I had over 2 years of kits in my closet that needed sorting and I had a room full of odds and ends that was just cluttering up my room and my mind. I still have a few cabinets to go through but I've made a huge dent in my supplies.
I have several large boxes of items that I'm going to sell/donate this year. At the end of the year they will all be gone one way or the other.
During this long cleaning project I was discovering some items that I purchased that I really wanted to try. I put a small box out and would put these items into the box. When I had some time to be creative I would grab one of the items to play around with and see if I wanted to keep them or put them in the donate box.
The first item I decided to play with was Flower Soft. I purchased this last year at the Michigan Mega Meet. It's pretty messy, like glitter. It gets everywhere, but I really like the texture it adds to an image. Here is a set of cards I made with the Flower Soft products.
I just love the little porcupines! I think I will keep this product to do a set of Christmas Card Fronts that I purchased and then I will make the final decision on if it stays or goes.