January 2010.... holy cow... I can't believe how fast time flies! Happy New Year everyone! Any resolutions??? Mine? Well, I'm a bit of a junk food lover. So this year I just want to eat healthier. :) Tomorrow I turn 41 so I need to take it all more seriously.
So this month Nichole challenged us, the Senior Papertrey Ink Design team, to create something using as many scraps as possible from our scrap piles or boxes. I LOVE THIS CHALLENGE! I dip into my little stashes all the time. I have a ribbon bucket, A focal image/stamped small layers bin and a big box next to my desk that holds larger pieces of cardstock.
Here is my little duo of scrap lovin' fun!
Truly nothing fancy... I'm sort of a frugal gal and haven't been inspired to spend the money on anything in particular. This seems to work fine for me. I have an old Costco popcorn box that I use for my big scraps. It's thicker than normal cardboard so it holds up well.
So pretty much everything here came from one scrap bin or another. The flower Garden stamped paper with in my little bin from something I tried to make 6 months ago.
The scalloped edge cardstock was a leftover from another project.
The card base was even sitting in the bigger box leftover from when I decided to change my color scheme on a card. even the strip of white was there just waiting for a sentiment from Big & Bold Wishes. I just had a little trimming to do to bring it all together. Buttons are something that I make sure to try to restock into their container, especially if it's threaded already! Love that time saver!
As far as patterned paper scraps... It may sound messy but they I have one little cubicle that hold my PTI paper... and there is a section that is just there to hold scraps. The reality for me is that if I have to work too hard to organize scraps It just wont happen. So my little simple system works for me.
Such a fun challenge...I hope you will dig into your scrap pile and get inspired! Check out Nichole, The Sr. DT and the Papertrey Distinguished guest designer, Jessica blogs for some fantastic projects for this challenge!
- Stamps- Flower Garden, Big & Bold wishes
- Ink- Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise
- paper- Bitty Box Basics, Pure Poppy, White
- other- pure poppy buttons, button twine