January 10

Hello, and welcome to another Scraps & Stash Saturday project share. This month, I’m working with a kit from Scrapbooksteals.com using lots of goodies October Afternoon’s Daily Flash collection. This week I’ve got three projects to share.

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First up is this double page layout. I started with two sheets of gray textured cardstock and started layering on strips of patterned paper, die-cuts, stickers, and journaling cards to highlight the adorable pictures of m great-nieces. At the point I thought I was finished, something just didn’t seem right – too much white space. So I added the brightly colored thin strips of patterned paper at the top and bottom of the pages, and my layout seemed to come alive at that point.

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Next I made this single page layout featuring a selfie of me and my honey on our way to Wyoming for our 25th anniversary vacation. I had a preconceived idea in mind for this layout – I knew I wanted to use the blue striped patterned paper for the background, and I knew I wanted to use the 6×8 gray text piece as a layer. Beyond that, the rest I made up. I felt the photo needed a red mat to help it pop off the page, and that influenced some of my embellishing choices. I was giddy to be able to use one of the Technique Tuesday stamps in my kit to make the little “you and me” element.  P1160409

And finally, I used some leftover bits and pieces to pull together a quick card. The blue hexagon and the gray text are the only pieces that actually span the width of the card – the other patterned pieces are small squares tucked in behind the journaling card to look like they go across the whole thing.

So, what’s left? Well, I’ve still got 3 full sheets of patterned paper, 4 full sheets of cardstock, several 6 x 8 patterned paper pieces, a full sheet of flair buttons, and tons of journaling cards and diecuts. There are still many miles to go before this kit sleeps!

Have you been creating from a stash kit? Please leave me a comment or link on Facebook – I’d love to see your progress!

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