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.