Friday, June 1, 2018

May 100 pattern paper challenge Uptdate

Another month in the books!  Time for my monthly update on my progress towards using up 100 patterned papers and some of my older stash for this year!  I think I may have to take the month of December off to just create all month long! 😂  Sounds divine doesn't it?  So how did I do on my monthly goals?  Well, let's take a look:
1) Use 10 patterned Papers- ✅✅✅✅✅  USED 5- 1/2 way there!
2) Use 10 Bashket items- ✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅  SUCCESS! 
3) Use 3 stamp sets never used before- ✅✅✅ SUCCESS!
4)  Participate in 3 new to me challenges - ✅✅ Close!
Seems like life has a way of getting in the way of our best laid plans, but each month I feel more organized and am getting more done with less stress and hurrying about at the last minute!  Plus I really enjoyed using my stamps I had bought a few months back and never used AND I really enjoyed the 2 new challenges I participated in!  New ideas and LOTS of inspiration!  So June is here and I am ready to get started on this months goals...I think I have DEFINITELY raised the bar this month!  Here is my June planner calendar and it's PACKED!
Here are my June monthly goals:
1) Use 7 pattern papers from my 100 paper pile
2) Use washi tape on 3 of my projects
3) Use 10 Bashket items
4) Participate in 3 online challenges
5) Do all 4 weeks of the Faithful Life Club Challenges
6) Refresh my 100 paper pile with some new Summer themed papers & remove my Spring papers
7) Enjoy one girls in person crafty get together
WOW! This is going to be a PACKED month but a lot of FUN!!  I am super excited for all the fun!
Here is a recap of my 100 paper challenge year so far:
 Tally so far is: 
January: Embellishments = 10  Papers = 5
February: Embellishments 5 Papers = 6
March: Embellishments = 7  Papers = 4
April: Embellishments = 6 Papers 4
May: Embellishments = 10 Papers = 5
To learn more about my 100 paper challenge you visit this blog post.    So is anyone else in this with me?  I think I would do better with a partner!!  I did not buy a single thing in May either (well, scrappy related) so I am sticking to my no buy policy pretty well BUT I did see the new Doodlebug HELLO collection last week and I FELL IN LOVE with this collection!! 💗💖 I just adore those colors! I also want a few Pink Fresh embellishments!  If I hit my goal this month I am thinking of purchasing one of these things! I had almost talked myself into the Pink Fresh warehouse sale box (and cheating on my no buy rule) but when I went to order it, it was sold out!! Folks, that was divine intervention 😇!  Now I feel glad I didn't cheat! I will check in at the end of June for another update!  Wish me well!  Happy stash bashing friends! 


  1. You can do it, Lisa! These posts always motivate me to do better/more! I've been terrible about keeping track of my papers and embellishments - just haven't found a way to keep track that works for me. I still need to pull items for my bashket. I've been on a no buy spending freeze since the Pinkfresh warehouse box, so almost a month now. I plan to not buy a thing all summer long - with one cheat day for my birthday - Abby usually gets me gift cards to Hobby Lobby and Tuesday Morning, but only the amount will be spent! I really hope to just extend my spending freeze until the end of the year...the only problem with that is I know I am going to need to get a couple of Christmas collections this year...

    1. Thanks for the encouragement Lori!! New collections are coming out next month so that will make it tough! I just need to use up some more stuff so I can buy some more! I was lucky and won a $50 CTMH gift certificate last month so I was able to get some new papers and that one stamp set I used called Fresh Air! Otherwise I would not have that...enjoy your Pink Fresh box, it looks so amazing!