But I’m trying
not to. I made myself a little pledge to complete the LOAD
challenge without buying anything new. In theory, it isn’t that hard. I have
accumulated a ridiculous amount of product, certainly enough to
complete 31 layouts. Plus, we are in the middle of the new product drought that
precedes CHA, so there isn’t anything that I’m absolutely salivating for
right now. My problem is of a phonetic nature. Alphabet stickers are one of my
go-to products, and cutting o’s from 8’s is getting old, not to mention the
dearth of e’s and a’s that there never seems to be a good fix for. The good
news is that I know exactly which colors and sizes I want to buy on February 1.
Smarter shopping through deprivation, for sure.
If I can't shop for cute alphabet stickers, I can at least drool over them. I found this adorable alpha idea over at Modish. Check
out those little wooden boxes labeled with big American Crafts letters - such
a clever and colorful way to categorize! You can click on the picture to go to
the whole article and see more of the creative space of one of the founders of Adorn Magazine.
And speaking of drooling and American Crafts, have you seen the cool CHA previews on their blog?
I will not shop. I will not shop. _ wll nt shp.