I know what you're thinking ...
"Where has this girl been?"
I've been playing with scraps. Lots and lots of scraps.
It's disgraceful, really, what I've let my scrap box turn into . . .
All the little bits and pieces that I love so much (or not so much)
that I just can't seem to part with get thrown into that box.
When I couldn't close it anymore I knew I had to do something about it.
Inspired by too many bloggers to name (because if I forgot one I'd feel like a tool)
I got to work separating my scraps into usable kits.
I wanted to really challenge myself to use this stuff up so I made some rules:
The only other paper I'm allowed to use is 12x12 for the layout base.
But it has to be old paper.
That paper that's been sitting in my Cropper Hopper for 3 years. Or more.
No new stuff. None.
Here's the first "kit" -
So far I've made a few cards . . .
|Saturday Sketch by Kimber at Two Peas in a Bucket.|
And this layout:
Making good use of all those scraps . . .
And the packs of embellishments that were collecting dust . . .
I must admit, I cheated already.
I really, really wanted to use the bubblegum pink Thickers that have been sitting in my stash, but the color was wrong, wrong, wrong.
So I dipped into my jar of glittery hot pink chipboard for the title.
I'm not beating myself up about it becasue they certainly aren't new AND
I used those bubblegum pink Thickers on an equally fabulous layout that I'll share with you tomorrow.
Oh, oh! And the special announcement part?
This girl got picked by Sketches In Thyme to join their fabulous team of Mavens!