The Use Your Stash! Cyber party is in full swing at Scrapbook Challenges.
Why not head on over and check out what Debi, Ilene and I have come up with to help you use your stash!! You could even win some goodies along the way.
My first challenge is to use that chipboard you have stored away. I want you to alter it anyway you see fit and use it on a layout.
My second challenge is a Blind Scrapping challenge, and you have to use 3 patterned papers that you have had in your stash forever, along with those really old embellishments.
Here is the requirements list and the instructions:
1 x 12x12 cardstock or base of your choice
1 x 4x8 piece co ordinating cardstock or patterned paper for journalling on
3 x patterned papers - the ones you have been saving for good - lets use them now. These must not be recent releases
1 x 5x7 landscape orientation photo
9 x buttons, or brads, or eyelets, or any other really old embellishment
Really old embellishments to form 3 x 2 inch cluster each
Approx 16 inches ribbon
2 different fonts and colours of really, really old alpha stickers - I know you have them :)
small alpha/number stickers for date
1 pack Pearls or other such bling
Staples and Stapler - drag out the Fastenator, how long since you have used it??
Standard scrapping tools
Take patterned paper (PP) 1 and cut to 10x10inch. Adhere in centre of background page.
Cut PP2 7x5inch and place it vertically on top of PP1 about 3/4inch in from left side
Cut PP3 1.5x30inch. Place horizontally so it overlaps the other 2 PP's
Adhere photo so it overlaps all 3 PP's
Take the piece of co ordinating cardstock of PP (whichever you chose to journal on) and cut 4 photo corners from it and adhere to each corner of photo.
Take ribbon and staple to layout along the bottom of the photo. You can gather it, or tie knots in it, whatever you decide to do is ok.
Cut a journalling shape of choice, about 3x1inch,, from journalling cardstock/PP, and adhere just under PP3 on the right hand side level with the edge of the base cardstock. It should look like it is coming out from under the PP3
Use this journalling spot for the date - either use the small stickers or hand write if you dont have them
Take your embellishments and place 1 to the right of the photo on top of PP3 above the ribbon, the second at the top of PP1 about 3/4-1inch in from the right hand side, and the third under PP1 approx 3 1/2inch from left hand side.
Cut 1/2 inch wide journalling strips from scraps for journalling and adhere on top of PP1 and PP 2 above the photo.
Thread buttons or take brads, etc and place in groups of 3. Place a cluster both sides of journalling strips and a cluster at the bottom of the page next to your embellishment
If it matches, place pearls on top of embellishments.
Take 5 Pearls or the like and cluster approx 1/2inch from the top left hand corner of the photo. Place anther cluster of 5 to the right of the photo on PP1 and the last cluster of 5 approx 1inch from the bottom left of photo on PP3
Use large alphas to make a title and place on layout as suited.
Make it your own with doodling, etc.
I do hope I havent confused anyone too much.
Cant wait to see your layouts but they must not be posted until after 6pm your time on Wednesday 27th January. That way they will be truly Blind :)
Holler if you need anything
Happy stash scrapping