Thursday 3 July 2014

Use it or Lose It!

I was flicking through a box of my papers yesterday and came across lots of leftover pieces that I had tucked back in the box (I store my papers by manufacturer), every time I finish a page all the half (or less) sheets left of the line that I used I keep to use again. But I decided I have become a paper hoarder!  So I am on a mission to either use all these leftovers or lose them to the bin!
As I was in the 3 Bugs box when the idea struck I rummaged around and came across these pretty pieces that went together...
The A side.
The B side.
Here is my quick and easy page, quick because I didn't spend any time looking for the perfect papers and easy because I decided to play along with The Studio Challenges 'triangle' challenge. Therefore I cut out lots of triangles placed them where I liked the look and boom, a page  almost done!
As I only wanted a small part of the second photo I decided a pretty Heidi Swapp glitter frame would make a feature out of it.
And the fussy cut flowers with added glitter glue to match the frame. Slight cheat here with the die cut leaves - the paper was not in the original pile BUT it was cut from another piece of scrap!
I even had enough paper left over to make a super quick card!
With a clear conscience I can now throw away scraps!
I wonder if you have some leftover hoarder paper?????
Come on use up those old pieces and make room for some more (no I must not buy any new papers!). 
There is just a couple of days left to play along with the Studio Challenges click HERE to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I will play again soon. xx


  1. Really LOVE your layout, such pretty colours and great triangles and to think its made out of scrap is even better! I have so many scrap bits left I really should try to use them up! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Studio Challenges!

  2. Oh are an inspiration. I love how you used your scraps.

  3. Love it! and knowing it was made from scraps makes it even better :) Well done it looks long can you keep it up I wonder, before you cave in and buy new papers???!!!

  4. Kerry, You ROCKED this challenge! Your triangles are awesome! It always feels good to use up scraps - doesn't it!

  5. Way to go! Love your finished projects!

  6. Love this layout :)
    If you can't use all those half sheets and bigger scraps consider donating them to the local children's hospice/hospital - they'll get some good use out of them

  7. Gorgeous layout, Kerry! LOVE the triangles and the pp you chose. Lovely colors!!

  8. Loving how you used your scraps to make the card and layout! I'm guilty of hoarding my scraps to! I used to store my scraps by color now I put them in a clear bag and keep them with the paper packs.

  9. your layout is absolutely gorgeous...and I love your card, too. I really need to go through my scraps and start using them. I am such a hoarder, though. tough habit to break without some much-needed therapy! ;o) thanks so much for playing along with us at the studio! xo

  10. What a fabulous way to use up those beautiful scraps! LOVE this to bits! Such a great mix of patterns, and the girly palette is ever so delish! Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Studio!

  11. This is very pretty and to think that it was made just from old stash is double rewarding I think! :)