Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year-Use Your Stash Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the next stop on the New Year-Use Your Stash Blog Hop!!  If you just came from Heather, your are on the right track and on the second stop on the hop.  If you are just starting here, you can keep on going forward and loop around. 

In keeping with the "Use Your Stash" theme, I looked around my craft disaster room and found a lot of half-done projects.  Oops!  Half-done pages, cards, quilts.  .   . Last week I decided I really need to get back into scrapbooking.   Not only for myself, but for my boys.  I spent New Year's weekend at my parents house and was going through scrapbooks that my mom has made.  Oh the memories!  Holidays, summer vacations, birthdays.  They were even more special because my grandpa passed away in August and there were many pictures of the 2 of us in those books.  Scrapbooking is such an important link to our pasts.  Where we came from and where we've been. 

I feel like my whole craft area is a stash of unused stuff.  Mostly pretty papers that I am too chicken to use because then I won't have them anymore.  Crazy rationale, but that's what I tell myself.  Tons of scrapbooking stuff for "when I find the time."  I found a half done 12x12 page that looked really sad.  After trying to salvage it, I understand why I pretty much abandoned scrapbooking and went to card making.  Don't laugh, my scrapbooking skills stink!  This is what I ended up with:



All supplies are from Stampin' Up!  Most of the stamp sets used are retired.  I used Bugs & Kisses, Crayon Alphabet, and Unfrogettable.  I cut out the little frogs and found some googly eyes rolling around in a drawer-perfect!  The other little bugs I stamped on whisper white and cut out.  Much like my cards, I don't like a lot of "fluff and foof" on my pages.  I get scared to add too much.  So from my stash I used a half-done page and retired stamps :)    I was hoping to use some of my pretty printed papers, but had nothing with bugs.

So what is in your stash that you need to use?  Have you started anything and stopped half way?  Leave a comment and let me know.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop along the hop will be with Kelly.  She has a giveaway so make sure you visit.

15 comments:

  1. hello... i m a new follower and fairly new to scrapping and so i really dont gave much stash to have stash hanging around,,, yet..... :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  2. I have a disaster...I mean craft room too :)
    I think your LO turned out cute.
    Theresa

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  3. WHat a cute page!! A few years back I took a three month [on-line] class and cleared out my really old papers - it's fun to see it being used! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. awwww loveee you layout!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  5. Had to look at some previous posts since you said that you're more of a cardmaker. Have to admit that your cards are lovely. Now my cardmaking skills stink. My love is scrapbooking 12x12 pages. For some reason I get a lost feeling if I look at a small piece of paper! LOL

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  6. I have the same problem with some of my paper, if I like it too much I end up hoarding it. I think the layout is very cute, and I've done something similar with my boys on a layout. *I am also guilty of the half finished layouts*

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  7. love the little bugs and froggies--this is why I use sketches for my scrapping (when I'm smart) b/c it's so hard to come up with an idea of how to fit all the elements together imo!

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  8. I hate having unfinished projects - so I almost always finish them - even if I don't love the results!

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  9. I have lots and lots of unfinished projects. Thanks for sharing your LO.



    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  10. Great post! Yes we need to get scrapbooking again!

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  11. Your LO is so sweet! I love all the bugs on it! :D Your colours and design are great!
    I found I was happier with my pages once I started matting the photos and somehow 'connecting' each element on the page to make them grounded. Those are not unfinished projects, they are just projects full of potential! Keep up the good work! :)

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  12. hahahaha I totally save the pretty papers too! I don't want to cover them up. LOL

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  13. Good for you taking a partially done page and finishing it! I was just thinking this morning - I'll never regret all the scrapbook pages I've done but I sure will regret those I never do. Good luck using those beautiful PPs; I'm sure they'll turn out as great as this one did.

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  14. What a great idea to use something you had already started! Love it!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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