Scraps & Stash May 17

Hello, and welcome to a new Scraps & Stash Saturday! It’s a gorgeous, sunny day here in my part of Louisiana, and life is good. I hope your weekend is going wonderfully as well.


For the entire month of May, I’m participating in the Layout a Day challenge. The theme is Past Perfect, so you’ll see that most of my layouts are throwbacks from my childhood. And because of the daily nature of the challenge, rather than choosing just one giant mega-kit at the beginning of the month, I am choosing mini kits each day for each individual layout.


This week’s first mini kit consisted of a few My Mind’s Eye patterned papers, stickers, and brads, and some foam and glitter Thickers which aren’t shown in the photo.


The resulting layout in response to the prompt “telephone” is titled Phoning it In. The patterned papers were layered together, a journaling block added, and the stickers and brad embellish the layout.


The next kit was put together mostly from scraps, with a My Mind’s Eye patterned paper for the background. Pebbles Tiny Type alphas and foam Thickers were chosen for the title work, and a single journal block (Simple Stories? Studio Calico? If you know, please leave me a comment – I want more of them!) was chosen for embellishment.



A few other items round out the embellishments on the completed layout, Puppy Love. I added a small Studio Calico flair button, a metal rimmed tag, and a woodgrain chipboard heart.



Next up, I chose a striped My Mind’s Eye pattern trimmed with glitter, a few Girls Paperie scraps, some Pebbles Tiny Type, and glitter Thickers.




And made this page I’ve always been a Dreamer. I also added a doily sticker, metal rimmed tag, and rhinestone stars to the finished page.


The next prompt, “best of,” made me want to scrap some 70s iconic things as well as some more down-home things that I thought were “the best” when I was a kid. I picked these bright patterned papers, which came from a paper pad I “won” at convention one year. When I saw my “prize,” I was well and truly disgusted, but my friends encouraged me to hang onto it for “someday.” Well, someday came. I picked papers from the pad and some old black Scenic Route alphabet stickers.





And the finished page is actually not hideous, as I would have thought anything made with this paper would be. 🙂



The next day, the prompt was “sick days,” so I began by searching for photos I would want to use from the internet. Once I found them, I picked a soft pink, blue, and green color palette. I found some My Mind’s Eye and BoBunny patterned papers and scraps, a Misc Me notebook page, and Fancy Pants alpha stickers.



I think they complemented the photos rather well, and the journaling describes how I spent sick days when I was little.


I dove back into that “prize” paper pad for the next layout. I also selected an Amy Tangerine paper for the background, and, although the photos my first choice of alphabet stickers, I actually used the black Scenic Route ones again.



The finished layout is called Fashion Defined, and it chronicles a few of the fashion choices made in the 70s, with a little bit of snarky commentary about each one.



For this week’s final mini-kit, I chose three Lily Bee Handmade patterned papers, a scrap of Girls Paperie paper, My Mind’s Eye Stickers, Crate Paper metal-rimmed tags, green and white baker’s twine, and woodgrain chipboard hearts and Thickers.



And put together this layout titled The Lake Place. I layered the various patterns together, then added some washi tape, a sticker and metal-rimmed tag, three of the woodgrain hearts, and Thickers for the title.

Thanks for stopping by this week! If you’ve created a project or two with your scraps and stash, I’d love to see them! Please link me up in the comments below. And if you’re participating in LOAD, I’d love to follow you on the Flickr gallery as well.

Till next week!

2 Thoughts on “Scraps & Stash Saturday 5.17.14

  1. Wow, you’ve been very productive! All your layouts look great, fab takes on the prompts. I love the composition of the ‘phoning it in’ layout, the phone journal card tucked behind the strips of paper and the photo is a cool detail. Your comment about velour being like a towel made me chuckle! x

    • Lisa on May 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm said:

      LOL Thanks, Jennifer. I am LOVING this LOAD. The prompts have really gotten me to think more deeply about the stories I want to tell. Getting to play with all my pretty stash has been a bonus. Have you ever done LOAD before?

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