Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Use It Or Lose It Part 2.

Last week I made a layout using some of not only old papers but scraps of old papers.(You can find it here) I was pleased that I had cleared out a tiny portion of my stash that was forever being overlooked in favor of new and more exciting papers. So I thought I would keep the ball rolling and make another use it or lose layout!
I also got inspiration from 123 Challenge Blog this month.

This is the selection I picked out - the last of some more masculine Scenic Route.
And the page I made - featuring my hubby (for a change!) and some friends of his out for a farewell pub crawl as one of their group was emigrating to Australia.
Although I prefer to scrap with white backgrounds these days I decided to be good and use up some of the dotty Bazzil I have had hanging around for an age. A bit bright I know but I quite like the contrast!
I stitched some fun arrows to emphasize the 'down under' part of the title!
The stars from one of the papers were fussy cut to make my embellishments.
I didn't quite have enough left to make a card this time (plus I ran out of steam!) so the last of the scraps went to the great paper bin in the sky! Ok, they went into recycling!
How are you getting on with your stash busting? I know we all need to purge ourselves of the old to make room for the new because I don't know about you but my craft space is not getting any bigger but the stash keeps a comin'! Although to be fair I haven't bought anything new this month!!!!!!

Lovely to see you again and I will be back on the 10th with an 'Inspired By' layout.
Until then enjoy your day. xx


  1. Love the papers and the colors you chose!! Adorable layout using your stash!!

  2. Oh yes...and you nailed it again. I love those stitched arrows.

  3. I have a couple of those same papers from Scenic Route! I absolutely love what you did with them! Awesome job!

  4. I still have the same papers (blush)....thanks for the inspiration, you made these "old" paper look fresh and new...I think I will take you up on this challenge!

  5. I agree with Lynette. You nailed it.... AGAIN! Your attention to detail is amazing and your fussy cutting and stitching are perfect additions to this layout! Kudos! Side note: I broke down yesterday at the craft store. I went in to purchase a new album and adhesive. THEN - I saw wood embellishments for 99 cents a pack! I broke down and bought a few packs. So much for my purge mission!

  6. Ooh, I can't believe you still have some Scenic Route in your stash! Your page totally remind me of their collection and style (which I loved) - The blue background works very well for your masculine page.

  7. This looks fantastic.. love the mix of papers! Thanks so much for joining in at 123 Challenge blog this month too!

  8. Yummy colours & I love your stitched arrows...simply fabulous layout! Thanks for playing along with us this month over @ 123 Challenge :)