• Lisa Mensing

Let’s Talk Eliminating The Excess

Hello, everyone! Yesterday I did a little purging in “The Cave”. As I was sorting through 

things that I’ve had for years, literally, I realized that crafting can become more about purchasing supplies and less about the actual craft itself.  I know from first-hand experience. When I first started crafting, four-plus years ago, I would buy anything that was on sale. I mean, why not? Look how cheap it is, surely, I can use this for something. Here’s the problem with that thought process, more than sixty percent of my purchases were brought home, placed on a shelf or in a drawer and never touched again. Yes, they all look so pretty lining my shelves but just think of all the supplies I could have bought and USED! For instance, the picture below, the left side of the bookshelf, third shelf up, Martha Stewart Punches that I purchased for $2.99, $3.99 and $5.99 Let’s guesstimate the cost. On the low side, $200. Really, Lisa? I could have spent that money on usable supplies.

Fast forward to four years and this is what I now know about my crafting. I have two crafts, making cards and creating with my Silhouette Cameo. My card-making is CAS with bold, bright colors and white or kraft cardstock for the base. I wish I would’ve figured this out sooner, I could’ve saved myself some money and, perhaps, discouragement. Now, I find I want to eliminate all this excess and only have what I need. I’m finding by eliminating the excess my creativity is blooming. They say, clearing the clutter clears your mind, I’m finding truth in that statement. So today, I will be giving away more of my excess. Who knows maybe my excess fits your craft style and if not, please, pay it forward. 


THE CAVE


Being organized is a must, The Cave is small, but it’s, oh so, perfect for me!  I’m so grateful every day I walk in here.


And please keep in mind some things are new and some are lightly used.

I will be giving away 4 boxes. So for a chance to win some of my excess leave a comment below. 

I will announce winners February 15th. The winners will have one week to contact me with info. I will have a redraw for any unclaimed boxes. 

EVERY BOX WILL BE DIFFERENT

(I try to divide everything up evenly)

Here are a few items included in the giveaway:

6 x 6 paper pads ( American Crafts, My Minds Eye, Kaisercraft, and Nicole) 

Embellishments (Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee, Jolee’s, Pebbles, and more)

Stamps (Stamp It Australia, Inky Antics, StampWorkz and more)

Flower Soft (1), Melt Art Embossing Enamel(1), Dylusions Stencils(2)

Smooch Pearlized Accents(8)

#Giveaway #LisaMenisng

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Lisa Mensing

53 Eisler Drive

Lillington, North Carolina 27546