Use Your Hoard

Starting in 2015, I'm challenging myself to USE MY HOARD, and I'm inviting you to join me. The idea is to work my way through all the different supplies in my crafty hoard to see which ones

1. are useful to me
2. fit my style
3. are fun to use.

Those that don't make the cut will be cleared out. I want my stamping hoard to make it easier to fulfill my crafty motto, which is Do Simple Things Well.

Here's my random list of supplies and products to use. It's long and might take more than 2015 to complete to my satisfaction, but that's okay. I'm looking on this challenge as both fun and productive, not as a trial to get through by an arbitrary deadline.

Susan's Hoard
  1. Stickles
  2. Smooch
  3. Stardust pens
  4. White opaque markers
  5. Flock
  6. Baker's twine/twine/embroidery floss
  7. Wink of Stella pens...keep easy access
  8. Alcohol markers (Bic/Sharpie/Copic)
  9. Watercolor pencils
  10. Watercolor markers
  11. Watercolor crayons
  12. Twinkling H2Os
  13. Colored pencils
  14. Embossing powders and enamel
  15. Geometric shape punches (circles, squares, ovals)
  16. Punches
  17. Deco Scissors
  18. Border punches
  19. Gold leaf
  20. Wax seals--storage
  21. Washi tape...Keep easy access!
  22. Rhinestones--cannot function without them!
  23. Pearls
  24. Enamel Dots
  25. Water pens
  26. Blender pens
  27. Sequins--storage
  28. Metallic markers...pry from my cold, dead hands
  29. Chalks--Keep easy access
  30. Ribbon
  31. Scor-Pal
  32. Brayer
  33. Sponges
  34. Stippling brushes...Keep easy access!
  35. Glimmer Mist
  36. Loose glitter...get rid of it
  37. Corner rounder
  38. Paper piercing kit
  39. Chipboard embellishments
  40. Metal embellishments (brads, paper clips, eyelets, jump rings, etc.)--storage (except for neutrals)
  41. Buttons--storage
  42. Fabric (muslin, burlap)
  43. Assorted templates (Fiskar's ShapeCutter, plastic, brass)
  44. Calligraphy supplies
  45. Bind-It-All
  46. Awl
Wow! What a list! Your list might be even longer...or much shorter. Also, some of these items will be easier/quicker to use than others.

You can read more background on this challenge on this post here.

Care to join me? Make your own list and get started, or follow me as I work through my list.


  1. Wow! Seeing that your list is maybe longer than mine makes me feel so much better!! I plan to start my list as soon as I can wade into my craft room. :-0 Seriously, thank you for inspiring so many of us in so many ways.

  2. I love your list! I have pretty much the same stuff but have started collecting Project Life cards now too :( I love the idea of de hoarding as I have got to get rid of some of my stuff. Thank you for your encouragement.

  3. Thanks for making the list ... now I can just copy, paste and edit!

  4. thanks for the list, it is inspiring and ambitious, I will start now


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