I started this morning with a thorough tidy of my working space and guess what - I can actually see and use the whole of my glass mat!! In the course of this I came across miscellaneous die cuts, scraps of embossed card, printed images (uncoloured), part sheets of paper - I could go on but you would soon be bored. It was fortuitous that the challenge on Make My Monday this week is paper piecing - plenty of paper here so I stamped a large flower from Chocolate Baroque Ruby Tuesday set, along with some leaves on various coloured scraps and cut them out., piecing them together to make an embellishment. What I didn't have to hand was a nice piece to use as background so I've printed off a sheet of CB download Love Letters design (now of course I have half a sheet left). The birthday stamp is from Stampin'Up, punched out and popped onto a Sizzix label shape cut from the same scraps as used for the flower.
Now I'm in tidy mode I'm going to try to be more disciplined and put things away regularly and also try to use up the left overs straight away on another project rather than letting them pile up. It would make sense really to actually throw out all my scraps and start from scratch but I don't think I can bear to do that even though it often takes me ages trawling through them to find just the right piece to use (they are stored in more or less colour-coded clear boxes though).
Take a look to see what the MMM design team have done with their paper piecing this week.