I must say that I am quite enjoying the process of using the little bits and pieces from my scrap pile to complete my projects. Even though it might take years before I can see an actual reduction in the scrap pile [just trying to be realistic...*LOL*], the rediscovery and utilization of old faves has rekindled my love for the basic paper and glue kind of crafting. :)
Like this 10 minute card that I made with bits and pieces from the scrap pile [and yes, apparently I had a fussy cutting phase where I would painstakingly cut out all the cute images from patterned paper and organized them into ziplog bags..].
Your hands stay clean, your manicure isn't ruined and one of your friends gets a handmade card. :)