Very Mary admits that her creative processes are not tidy or neat or kempt. She sprawls out in very chaotic, messy, cluttered ways. Her piles give birth to piles. She loses the hole punch and scissors. She smears ink on her fingers and her face. When she's finally done with whatever project it is that she's been working on, when it's finally time to clean up the messy messes, and when she finally feels that her project is complete, she plays a fun little game called "Use Those Scraps." Instead of throwing the wee and unused pieces away, she grabs a few blank note cards. Then, as she tidies, she uses the bits and bobs and scraps to make note cards. She DOES NOT get new materials. She must simply use the leftovers and whatever supplies are within arm's reach. She doesn't spend a lot of time thinking about the design. She does it to keep moving, to keep the creative juices flowing, and to ease the boredom of cleaning up the mess. Usually, by the time she's done with all the little scraps and bits, Very Mary has a few cards, a manageable pile of supplies to stash away, and a happy feeling of completion. She encourages you to try it!