New life to old stash w/ PL

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Posted 1/20/2013 by asnowballschance in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/20/2013 2:37:22 AM
A few of the "what do you consider old" and "are you a trendy scrapper" treads got me thinking.

I have a TON of embellishments that I bought on sale at Michael's after I'd decided to scrapbook my daughter's first year, but before I'd actually scrapped a single page. They're all those Recollections and Jollie layered objects ... you know, the plastic bags full of baby stick-ons and knick-knacks?

Once I started scrapping (a year later), I discovered that my style tends towards trendy, and I didn't have much use for knick-knack-y embellishments. UGH. They're SO CUTE in the package, but I've found it nearly impossible to actually use them.

WELL.

I'm using them ALL THE TIME with Project Life! Need a rubber ducky to add to journaling my daughter's bath? BAM! What about an airplane to document a voyage? BAM! Robots just for fun? BAM! BAM! BAM! WHY NOT?

This is great! Anyone else discovering new uses for stash you'd long given up hope on? I'd love to hear how you use up the ugly, the tacky, and the "OMG WHY DID I BUY THIS" stuff in your stashes!


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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:04:42 AM
I cut up a heap of scrap paper that I loved and had been saving into 4x6 boxes all ready to pop into the divided boxes. BAM!


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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:11:56 AM
I find some of my "older" stuff looks okay in embellishment clusters and peeking out under layers that is all the trend now, and it means I don't mind using lots of expensive stash on one page that isn't going to be seen all that much, if that makes sense

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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:49:35 AM
I've never thought of scrapbooking as having a "BAM" sound effect. That made me laugh.

I used some old 3D Christmas embellishments in my December album that were too bulky/busy for how I usually scrap. I've only done a week of PL so far (took time off for CHA challenges!), but will definitely have to keep that in mind! Sounds like a great way to use buttons and stickers and other things that haven't made it onto a layout!


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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:14:33 AM
This is the same thing I encountered....as much as I love Becky's products...I have had a ball going through my stash and making it all from that. I found a beautiful storage container I forgot about filled with a ton of brand new acrylic stamps that I never used. It was like Christmas. I had moved and finally gotten to them. i used to be a MAJOR "have to have this right now but I don't know what I'm going to do with it shopper"...I've found out how much I love stamping again and think I have found my own style. And I'm CURRENT with my Project Life...I'm using this format to catch up on by kids' books. I can still cut, embellish, adorn and make it messy or neat and clean. I lobe scrapping again.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:14:35 AM

I've never thought of scrapbooking as having a "BAM" sound effect. That made me laugh.


It made me laugh too. I kept hearing Nene Lekes in my head saying it. I think I want to find some of those embellishments I never use to try in my PL album. Bam!


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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:27:59 AM
"Bam!" I love it!

I'm not doing PL, but I am scrapping many of everyday photos in divided page protectors. Used some embellies last night I've had for years. It looks great. Bam!

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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:10:14 AM
I'm with you all...case in point, I was organizing all my stamps and guess what I found "life is good" stamp,never used. Wow, just wow, because I almost ordered one/!! Yes give me a bam too!!



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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:18:11 AM
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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:38:18 AM
Funny post! Glad you're using all those little knick knacks I love that feeling of using up my stash.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:41:29 AM
I'm using lots of divided pages now and I agree. Small sections make it easy to use up those little do-dads and old stuff. Isn't it satisfying?




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Posted: 1/20/2013 9:01:35 AM
Loved your post, OP. I am a DIY'er when it comes to Project Life as I have never bought the kit. I enjoy using my stash. It makes me feel good to use all of those impulse abd "have-to-have" purchases.

Bam!
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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:35:47 AM
I am using the OSnap Line of Simple Stories but have grabbed a boatload of stash that coordinates because that is how I scrap but I am going to now revisit all those stamps I just reorganized and another thread made me realize I need to scope out my Target.


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Posted: 1/20/2013 12:08:54 PM
Yes!!!! I have discovered the same thing!


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Posted: 1/20/2013 12:28:19 PM
That's great!


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Posted: 1/20/2013 12:47:04 PM
Old stash? I thought that's why Craigs List was invented.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:28:22 AM

I'm not doing PL, but I am scrapping many of everyday photos in divided page protectors.


I scrapbook everyday photos or those that I have a ton of after making the layout into divided page protectors, and have since before project life, but I get better page dividers now. Of course, the next time I glue anything down, I'm going to say "BAM!".


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