trendy tuesdays!! Learning to use what you have…

Sooooo I'm really excited to have accomplished a LOT this past weekend!! I completely tore out my craft room carpet, organizing everything in its wake!! and in so doing, i knew what I had in my STASH!!!! how fun is that???  (I'll post an after picture later this week!!)

So Friday, I sat down (after Cora and I had ripped out all of the carpet tackboard!!!) and crafted all afternoon into the evening and then some more on Saturday!! I got 2 scrapbook pages and 12 sets of cards!! wow!!! Here is a sample of one set…

Gorgeousfreshcutcards 

this is using Three Little Words stamp set, Fresh Cuts cards, pretties bead, and Parisian Breeze Designer paper!! yummmy!!

I am part of a yahoo group called Scrap From Your Stash, and the whole goal is to use what you have!! Don't go out and spend a lot of money (that I don't have!!) and shop in your own craft room. So that's what I did with these LOs…just used what I had!! *warning* There are non-SU! products on these LOs, but the beauty of SU! products is that they go with YOUR STASH!!!

BLESSED 

This LO is about my graduation from college with my Masters. My mom gave me a party and those tulips (that I pressed and framed) and that card…so cute!! I used a little memorabilia envie to put the tulip petals in. That paper on the left is that Parisian Breeze Deco paper…you gotta get it!! it's cardstock…heavy, textured, GORGEOUS!!!

Myteen  

this LO i LOVE because of the thickers alpha and the Basic Grey paper!! and of course, I love my teenager, too! 😉 I painted the Doodle This stamp using these watercolor shiny paints that I got in CA when I was there last year…really pretty!! stamps are sooo awesome to use when scrapping!

Sisters

On this LO, I used the Texturz plate from SU! in my Big Shot. (on the Blue paper) and I grabbed stuff out of my stash to finish it up! Bazzil flower, metal title plate, and the brad and ribbon are both SU! i LOVE pink!! 🙂 and these girlies in the bluebonnets!

TENTLIFE 

this is probably my fave from the weekend. The challenge was to use border stickers…who uses stickers anymore??? okay, we all do, but we don't admit it! LOL!! so I found this awesome sticker and picked my pics accordingly…Click on the pic to see it bigger, and you will see the alligator in the little slide frame! yikes!! 🙂 love the crimper and my Always Artichoke paper…my fave color!! and the random bottle cap…ohhh my stash is the best to go shopping in!! 🙂

WeareANGELS 

and last but not least, I did this LO!!! this one is crazy!! the challenge was to use a 5×7 pic. I didn't have any 8.5×11 photo paper, so I used a transparency to print the big pic. But since I haev an ink jet, it will NEVER dry…so I rubbed it onto the Whisper White paper…isn't the effect cool???? It's a pic of a statue down in Galveston. Then Quentin had to act just like it!! so they are twins!! I thought they looked a bit angelic, so I went with the angel theme, using a retired SU! angel set, with micro beads on her wings…and a metal embellie that says "we" and i wrote "are angels" under the metal! Love the grey and black and white in this one!! kinda artsy, huh?

Sooooooo, those are some tips on using your stash. I'll add to this later…still spring cleaning! yikes~ 🙂

But I wanted to show these LOs to ya to inspire you to shop in your stash!! If you've bought a bunch of stamps and paper, use them!! you will LOVE every minute of it (and your husband will love your CC bill!!)

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and HAPPY STAMPING and SCRAPPING!!!

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