Thursday, January 24, 2013

using stash

I {almost} finished two layouts last night and got a chance after work to pick up some new paper from my LSS. I hadn't been in there in so long. I now remember why I love paper so much! But I actually didn't end up using any of my new paper on the layouts strangely enough! I have about 20 Cocoa Daisy kits I got several years ago that still had a lot of papers and embellishments left in them. I used some of that stash and a few older pieces. I'm not one that really worries about something being "new" or not. I'm like that with most everything. There are times that I want the newest of something....but usually I wait. I find that over time if I don't love a paper anymore I give it away but there are many that I'm still drawn to years later.

Here are my layouts:

This first one is my favorite. It is a page that is going into Ellie's 1st year scrapbook. I used old papers and embellishments and kept it pretty simple. Our wedding was beautiful and simple as well. I made my own invites from Paper Source stamps and my computer (in the photo), we got married with the ocean in the background with just 40 or so of our friends and family on a Sunday morning. The brunch reception after was wonderful. I made my bouquet and my sisters (she was my maid of honor) and my dress cost $150 off the rack at Lord & Taylor. It was everything I hoped.

My second layout is unfinished...and I'm not as happy about it. I started getting overwhelmed with choices and where to put the 4 photos so I just committed and taped them down finally. I used a really, really, really old Making Memories sticker! And the little envelope will have journaling that I'll finish this weekend. I used some washi tape I just got recently. It's not my favorite layout but it was still fun to make.

Here's some of the goodies I got at my LSS that I'm hoping to dig into this weekend!

I bought nothing but paper. Lots of paper. $26 worth!

I saw this recently and loved it! I have a thing with birds. Especially chickadees.

I don't usually buy according to line but I really liked these new papers from Authentique's Renew line. Pretty pale yellows, greys, blues, and touches of black.

Another bird! This one is My Mind's Eye: Follow your Heart

This quote got me. It reminds me of my dad. Its from Kaiser Krafts: Sears & Son Collection. I didn't love the paper...just the quote.

I love everything about this collection! So colorful and fun. I bought several sheets of it.
This was only the 2nd time I've really scrapped at my art desk in a few years and I was realizing how much I want to reorganize my supplies. I have had to baby proof everything so I can't really set it up the way I'd like but it could use some change. I have a tiny desk in the corner of our bedroom but it's perfect for me. I just wish I could have more space for storage near the desk. I have all of my old Cocoa Daisy kids still in their bags inside 12x12 storage boxes. But I store them away in our utility closet because there is more space. I hope I can reorganize and find a place for them near my desk that way I will use them up. There is still a lot of great product in them.

Maybe when I finish reorganizing I'll post a picture...

Thanks for reading! Happy Thursday!


Cam Fairbanks said...

that first layout is so sweet <3 hope you have enough time this weekend to scrap with all the new goodies you got :)

Sherry C said...

Lovely layouts! That's quite a haul - enjoy your stash! I miss having a LSS.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

These are so lovely! So soft and pretty. Have fun with your new goodies!

Manda said...

I like both of these a lot but the first one is my favourite, so pretty and the sparkle on the butterfly is just perfect.

Tammy said...

Great layouts! Good luck using up your kits and reorganizing your space. It's so much easier to work on layouts when you have everything set up in a way to help you get it done. Have fun with your new goodies!

Kelly Foster said...

Beautiful pages!! Good luck using up your stash :)


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