Creative Catch Up!

A couple of weekends ago I was in a total Stashbusting mood and was able to get a few layouts finished!  My stash is slowly working its way down, without bringing in too many new items (Although I couldn't resist Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzy's new AC lines!)

My goal is to have a much more manageable stash, where I don't hoard anything for longer than a couple of months.  I have a tendency to buy items that I absolutely adore, and will hang on to it for years because I don't want to "run out" or "use it all up".... and really, what's the point in that?!

So my personal goal is not to be wasteful and re home the items I know I will never use...It's an ongoing process, and the change in my shopping habit is the toughest part!  I love so many new items, but I need to remind myself I don't need every single release! Ha!

So enough chatter.... here are the Stashbusting layouts I completed... all with product that is over a year old or more!







Thanks for stopping by and catching up with me!
Cheers,
Steph

Creative Scrappers Sketch #262

Here is the latest sketch from Creative Scrappers.... and again, the sketch designer has pushed me out of my safe place and had me create something I wouldn't have thought of doing. I just love that about these sketches! Not only are they great jump starts when you are having a scrappy block, but they help develop your creative muscle as well!

I tend to get stuck in the same rut.... rectangles, layers, off set with white space and title off to the side.  If left to my own devices, this is all that I would scrap LOL

Here is my take on the sketch, using an older Crate Paper collection.... Stashbusting 2014 continues!!!  I'm determined to use up what I have before I buy all the new CHA releases :-)



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Cheers, Steph

Scrapaganza 2014!

My lovely friend Mercy Tiara invited me to her house for her annual "Scrapaganza" all day scrapbooking event!  Basically, she has a few scrappy friends over for an all day session (9am-until we drop) and I was thrilled to accept!

It was lovely meeting new scrappy friends, and spending time with others who enjoy this hobby as much as I do.  I haven't been to a crop in some time, so I was really looking forward to it.

The company was lovely, the food was delicious, and I think we all had a great time :)

Here is a photo that MT's hubby took of us in her amazing scrappy space.... can you imagine, she has room for 5 people to scrap comfortably!  I'm just a little envious LOL


Here are some of the layouts I completed during the day, I almost killed an entire SC Kit + Add on!





Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you are having a great week :)
Steph

Creative Scrappers Sketch 261


Happy Sunday!
It's that time again for another Creative Scrappers Sketch!  I really like this one, as it had two photo spots on the layout (I'm usually a one photo layout girl).

Here is my layout, using up my Echo Park stash..... Trying to continue my Stashbusting trend into 2014 :)



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