Why Work It?
Because - how many of us have a lot of scrapbook materials sitting around gathering dust? I know I have more items that I wish to admit. So, let's decide to either use the items, sell them, give them or re-purpose them so we make a bit less room for the dust bunnies around the house.
Where to start - just pick one tool. Today I started with glitter. Not really a big tool, but that stuff sure seems to multiply quickly. I have a small area to keep glitter as a little goes a long way. However, once I started cleaning out those dust bunny gathering holes - WOW did my glitter increase.
Now - maybe I should mention - I really don't care much for glitter. It makes a mess, it sticks everywhere, it gets in your hair (maybe that is just because I am a messy scrapper), it is hard to get back into the bottles, I just hate cleaning up after using it. So, why do I have over 20 bottles? Stupidity? Loss of Reason? Maybe just because I never was organized before and constantly lost the bottles so bought new ones. Even a few of those super sized, never gonna use that much of that color unless I redo the house in glitter, giant bottles. So, off to Goodwill for the giant size bottles. Even some of the smaller ones are leaving. My drawer holds 8 little bottles so that is all I am keeping. Even that quantity should last me many, many years.
Using glitter - my favorite ways (if you can call them that)
take a large glue dot - pour glitter on top - press it in - viola! glitter buttons
Glue type rub-ons - add some glitter and those are beautiful too
Run a glue line down a border, add some glitter.
Yes, I do like sparkly things - maybe glitter isn't so bad.
Whoops - time to clean up - yes, glitter is a pain! So glad I am only keeping what actually fits in my cabinet. (btw, the glitter embossing powders, paints, sprays, etc. are all kept in other locations - this is just plain old ordinary glitter I am talking about)
So - get glittering! Leave a link and let us see your projects. I need to get some pics taken and try to post!