I recently took a BPC class taught by May Flaum called Kit-tastic. I don't buy kits, but the class description (and my previous experience in May's classes) told me I'd get lots of ideas for using my own stash, too. The class overlapped with another I was taking (Shimelle Laine's Learn Something New Every Day), so I didn't get as many projects done or kits made as I might have hoped.
But what I've realized since the class ended is that it caused a fundamental shift in the way I work, which will have a long term benefit. Simply put, the class and the act of pulling my own stash into kits to work from is causing me to think more about what I want to use for projects before I jump in.
While I'm happy with most layouts I've made in the past, I want to use more papers on the pages (a la Shimelle) and integrate more techniques (a la May). By putting together page kits or project kits ahead of time (instead of just pulling out things while I was working, which is what I used to do), I'm definitely using up more stuff, feeling more organized and inspired.
So, here's a big shout out to May (and Shimelle) to say thanks for the inspiration.