Good morning to you!
I hope you all are doing great on this fine day!
I’ve been in this groove lately as far as my scrapbooking goes and I’m really enjoying myself. I’ve had so many obligations as far as design teams go, for the last few years, so I love it when I have the extra time to for a project when I can just use whatever product I want.
I’ve been scrapbooking for over 15 years now and you can bet this lady has a lot of scrapbooking supplies! I’m pretty sure if I were to never again purchase something scrapbooking related, I would still be able to make 12,418,362 layouts. I can measure the thickness of cardstock in feet…. yeah, I might have a bit of a hoarding thing going on but I just don’t care! I LOVE SCRAPBOOKING STUFF AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT! Anyways, the moral of the story is, I’ve got a lot of stuff and I wanna use it up!
I’m sure some of you may be able to relate to this, but every time I clean out my craft room all I can think about is all the $$$ I’m just giving away, and then I recommit myself to using up every. single. piece. So I thought I’d start up a new feature called Stash Buster, and each time I’ll present a new technique I implement into my routine to use up all those extras!
The technique I use most often when I’m trying to use of product is to do so by color scheme. I’ll start by picking out a paper that gets my attention and from there I’ll establish my color scheme. The next step is to look through all of my stash and pull things with those colors. As I’m working and playing around with things on my layout, I pull from my pile of embellishments. I’m the kind of scrapbook that moves things around a lot… That’s what I did with this particular layout. I knew I wanted to use the blue striped paper, and I wanted to use one of those pretty gold glittered words from Maggie Holmes, but the rest wasn’t really set. Then as I was flipping through my pile of random embellishments, I found that pretty green and blue leaves chipboard. I liked it so much I decided to use a few other things from that same package.
I like using coordinating embellishments a lot because a lot of the times it pushes me to use colors I wouldn’t normally use. As was the case with this layout. Normally I hate green, but I really like the way it played with the blues and the greys in this page!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope these tips will help you to use up those pretty papers of yours!