Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Using up my stash!!

I sat the other day waist deep in a pile of old scrapbooking mags, believe me i am disgusted in how many i have. I began scrapbooking almost 10 years ago as a way of not just documenting my oldest daughters life but also to keep me sane too :) Since then the scrapping world has changed time and time again,and so to has my style. But i sat today and looked through some of the past inspirations and then i got to being inspired. I have alot of left over paper (ok maybe that is an understatement) and some with just a small piece missing. I have been giving my kids my scraps and they havent even made a dint in them.

As i sat in the mags i also began to rummage through some of my scraps and  i can remember most of the paper, when i bought it and what i created with it. It brought back some lovely memories. But as of today i have decided to not buy a single thing for the rest of the year, especially paper!!!  Don't get me wrong i will need tape, glue, texture paste etc but i am talking stash stuff. Not only that but every page i create from now on will be done with my scraps!!! Of course it will be hard but i am up for the challenge! Plus upon recently quiting work, being a student and raising a family on one income it probably isn't a bad move! Oh and those little things i put away for that "special" page, well i am using them too!!

So with all this in mind i set about creating and exprimenting. Not thinking about how it will end up just cutting, sticking, glueing, painting. The first page i created though is a page inspired by Emily Falconbridge. She has alays been an inspiration to me ever since i started.  It is pretty simple because i did not want to cover the background too much.

This next one is pretty simple too but sweet and it says all i need to say. The frame around my photo i have had for around 9 years i reckon, shocking isn't it.
Lastly a page that i am not sure if it is finished or not. A page that i ruined and salvaged a few times from ripping up and starting again.
Well that is it from me, i have a  few DT pages to get to and a whole lot of housework but there is no rest for the wicked ;) Take care and until next time keep scrapping!!


Lizzyc said...

These look fabulous! and I love your goal of using up your scraps.. I have tried that.. until I go somewhere and just have to pop in and see if there is something new.. Your first layout is amazing, great way to use up papers that have bits out of them.. and the house work is always there, in fact I think we should ban the use of that word on scrap booking blogs world wide!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous pages and such a great idea to make pages where you can use up all the scraps and bits! I have also made the same resolution to not buy anymore paper and use what I have! It will take me years just to get through my stash!
Really love that first page and thanks for the little seed of inspiration! ;-)

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! I hear you with the NO more paper buying.... I just can't help myself BUT! now instead of buying everything with each range, I will now buy 1-3 pieces of paper & 1-2 embellishments & usually get 2 layouts from that range, then I'm over that range... lol!
That first layout is FANTASTIC!! great way to use up those scraps... all 3 layouts are Awesome!!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Gosh, the collage of the first one is gorgeous...what a stunning idea.