Monday, January 27, 2014

Scrapping old and new

I have been scrapbooking for over ten years. Despite regular scrapping and purging, I have Stash. I subscribe to a kit and am on design teams, so I get new stuff, stuff that I am TERRIBLY excited to use. As a result, the older stash that I love gets neglected.

When I was working on my Simple Scrapper pages this month, I decided to challenge myself to do one layout with stash stuff and one with new stuff. Here's the results:

This first page I did with Stash. It uses a sketch and a story starter from Simple Scrapper for February. Not all products are old--that's a Project Life card I had lying around, and there's some paper and stickers from a newer Studio Calico collection. That red paper I've saved from a kit for about three years, and those pink buttons I got in a kit a LONG time ago. Yellow foamy stickers and the little letter stickers are also a few years old. It's always satisfying to pull stuff from Stash and piece it together. It's sort of like a treasure hunt.

This next page is all new. (Not all, I guess--that hot air balloon rub-on is a few years old.) I used my latest Studio Calico kit for it, basing it off of a sketch from Simple Scrapper. I had been planning on using letter stickers for the verbs, but then I thought to use the Cameo instead. Glad I did; I think it looks cool. This, by the way, is my One Little Word for the year: DO. The verbs are what "DO" entails for me. (I should mention that I got the idea for my word from Yoda: Do or do not, there is no try.

Thanks for checking out my pages! Next time you scrap, challenge yourself to do something you don't ordinarily: if you are a stash scrapper, dig into your new stuff, and if you only scrap the new, then play around with the old.


Andrea said...

great pages!

Alexandra Boehnke said...

So awesome! Love this pages!

Keshet said...

Oh Jenni, I LOVE these--especially that first layout!

lil gik said...

Super cute layouts, love how you did the journaling on the first and the cut words on the second!