You'll be unsurprised to learn to that lists feature in my work. I mentioned that I was making notes for a workshop. Well, normally I don't do 'how to' for card making because I'm right there at the workshop and like to guide with my gob. Sorry, had to, the alliteration was irresistible. This particular workshop is all about which Ink pads to use for what when stamping. So the notes are important and will be stuck on the back of a reference card that will have been stamped with the relevant inks. Here's an example:
Blah Blah. If you're a relatively new stamper and blinded by the differences between inks, these reference cards could be useful, huh! So that explains that. And then, there's the regular, card making workshops where I (supposedly) work far enough in advance to let the Shopkeeper Gal have samples for display and to hopefully, encourage bookings. Well, in this world of digi, it's easy to take a photo of the sample and make the kits up from that. Oh No it isn't! I've tried that and I get all sorts of things wrong, stock weight, ink colour, size of die required..you name it. And sometimes, I forget to photograph them at all. That IS because of my age.
So now, when I've made a card, I make a list of ingredients. And take the photo too. And as I pack up the kits, so I tick off the list. Amazing. Great stuff. And yep - I still prefer pen and paper for all this, despite having all the gadgets on hand. For lists and instructions, I only use the computer if it has to be made public in some way, after all my handwriting could be considered illegible. It's my age.
Have a lovely and safe weekend...there are some extremes of temperatures out there.