Thursday, October 27, 2011

Scrap your stash...

We scrapbookers are a funny lot. We fall in love with lots of scrappy stash, and then we want to put it away and not use. Because if we use it, then we don't have it any more, right? Wrong! We do still have it, but we need to look in our albums to see it, instead of our stash piles.
And if we don't use it, we end up with so much stash it becomes overwhelming, and actually can making scrapping harder than it should be.
So, get your stash out and use it!

That's exactly what I did in this layout:

First, a lot of different patterned papers as the base, then building up the picture with bits cut from patterned paper-the robot, train and train tracks. And details added to those in the form of buttons and brads, cogs and eyelets. Then lots of rub ons.
And some painted chipboard frames to frame the rub ons.
The result? A fun layout that manages to make a dent in my stash!!
I hope this inspires you to be bold about using your stash!

8 comments:

Emy said...

Wow, this page is fabulous. I love everything that's going on. It's so fun!

sixofone said...

I love the whole busyness of this LO. What a wonderful way to use all that stas

My simple life said...

did i see this in scrapbook magazine? great layout :)

Sue said...

Wow - Thats stunning !

vixen said...

Wow Stunning page absolutely gorgeous, love the build up of the train and track and the wheels at the bottom. :)

Ali said...

so true! really glad you get to enjoy all your lovely stash happily in your album in this lovely LO.

Kathy said...

love how busy this is

Alix said...

such a super busy and yet focussed LO :)