Sunday, February 17, 2013

Putting the "SCRAP" back into scrapbooking!

I have been on a cycle in scrapping for a week. I am scrapping scraps! I pulled out my Iris case which houses all my scraps and set it on my desk to pull from and to scrap a layout using only scraps. It was sort of a challenge to myself. Well 3 layouts later and I am still scrapping scraps!

I bought the MME Collectables collection at Archivers last week. I love the papers and have added them to my recent blog wins from Echo Park. I won 2 months in a row and received For the Recorded 2, both collections. Then I had bought 2 Authentique on sale collections. I am stocked for a while on paper when it is added to my stash. So why the scraps?

I have a case full and that is as far as I am willing to let it grow. We will be moving in slightly over a year and I am trying to get all of my supplies into a concise and managable amount. I don't like looking at all the clutter of the supplies so they must be hidden away since this will be in my living/dining room.

So back to the scraps. This is the first layout I had done using just scraps.....Love this picture of Logan and didn't want it to be overwhelmed with product.

I love this color combination and used it from the photo, how lucky was I that he was wearing this color combination. In addition to scrapping my scraps I am also trying to find a way to use older products in a modern way. The brads forming a partial circle, the conch pieces that are on the scalloped circles and from 7 year old product. The strip going across the whole page is to cover a mistake. I journaled on this layout and hated looked awful. So I cut another piece of cardstock and pulled up all of the strips, glued it down and replaced them. Then I covered the seam with another strip.

This one is using black as a background. I now know that I am going to stick to the lighter backgrounds for my pages. I just like them better. Once again this is done from scraps that I used with my cameo to cut the arrows.

I cut the title "Girly" on my cameo and embossed it for a glittery, shiny effect. I love Lily Bee letter sticker sheets!!! I did the journaling on this page as a combination title and journaling using those stickers along with the Micheals brand stickers for the larger letters.

The last layout is done on kraft cardstock. I now think that white and kraft will be my go to when I want a solid background. I like using ledger and softer tone on tone papers for backgrounds also. I am experimenting with styles and how I use my supplies. I have never been one to use stickers. Even though that is what drew me into the craft......walls and walls of Mrs. Grossman stickers. I never used more than a couple of stickers. I also didn't use a lot of pre-made embellishments and usually did my own. So these are the left over stickers on the collection sheet from Bella Blvd.

I also crocheted the hearts on the layout. Once again a budget solution cause $3.99 for 4 from Bella Blvd was a bit steep when I could make them myself. Just 37 cents in embroidery floss and I get 5-6 in one color. I have probably close to 75 of gets addictive to make them. As was the feathers in the first layout. They were cut on my Cameo and I did several in various colors.

I would like for you to visit with Tammy at for more inspiration. I love her work and have enjoyed being a classmate in Shimelles classes at . Have a great week!


  1. very nicely done.. thanks for sgaring..

  2. Wow! These are great! I have to start using my scraps!

  3. I love your use of scraps on these layouts. I have a MUCH larger quantity than you (a whole picnic basket overflowing), so I am always actively on the lookout for ways to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Great layouts, and love the title of this post! :)

  5. You are rocking the scraps! Fabulous layouts!

  6. All of your layouts are stunning.
    Great use of those scraps.
    I just got rid of all of mine...shocking I know. But I had scraps from probably 10+ years.
    I used as many as I could before year end by making card sets, then donated the rest to a friend.
    I had heart palpitations, but I did it and it feels so freeing ;)

    1. I know what you mean Tracy, I purged earlier, about 6 months ago, and it felt so good to get all of that old and really ( some of it) ugly product out. I like just having a bit and after 6 months will get rid of the stuff that has been around a while.

  7. Here from the Shimelle classes we have done together. I just wanted to check out what you've been up to. Perfect timing! I have grown tired of my scraps. Your pages are great inspiration for me. Love their look, and all with scraps.

    I am doing a revisit of SR, and will use my scraps for my current prompt; Florals!

    Take care!