My challenge to myself today was to use some branding strips on my page and to use these old snow flakes from Jolee's that I had. I mixed it in with some Crate Paper and Studio Calico papers along with some papers from a 6 x 6 pad and a 3 x 4 journaling card.
I wanted to use some scraps I had in my scrap bin and some new die cuts and background paper I got for Christmas. I like all the repeating patterns and colors here. Also, I love those enamel hearts! I can't resist using 3x4 cards on my layouts.
I love to mix old products and different manufacturers. I play this game where I make someone pick something out of my craft stash- paper, embellishment, picture - anything. This started with the bottle cap badges that I had never opened. I wanted to use at least some of them! The page is pretty simple.
My son picked out all six of these train pictures so I figured I had to do a double layout. One of his favorite colors is yellow and there is yellow in the train so I got out some colored card stock I never seem to use, old train stickers, and some label stickers and tickets.
I am trying to get into the habit of using up my stash again this way. I end up making so many more pages and feeling satisfied that I actually used some of the things I bought so long ago.
Yesterday I was able to scrap a few pages and decided I'd share. I had a 12x12 paper pad of Amy Tangerine Sketchbook and I took all the different patterns and just randomly cut them up into different sizes. It makes scrapping so much faster, I swear. I've been challenging myself to do this with different collection pads so that I actually use up every last piece. Here are two of the layouts I made with the collection, among many others.