So did you try out some of the downloads? And did you notice that a few of the designers stopped by and left comments? How fun!
Let’s get right to today’s topic.
O is for Old:
Making the Most of What You Paid for in 2007
While it’s true that I don’t feel old despite turning 40, I have to admit that sometimes my scrapbooking supplies can feel that way. In an industry where there’s a lot of change and fresh product, we can (mistakenly) believe that our layouts will look too dated if we use paper or embellishments that have been in our stash for more than a year or two.
It’s really not true! In most cases, if you bought it, that means you really liked it, and I’m guessing that you probably still do. In fact, you may have intentionally held on to it and wouldn’t dream of purging it because you like it so much. (Chatterbox paper is one example for me.) So use it!
Even members of our Write. Click. Scrapbook. team like to pull out product that they’ve had for a while.
Beth counts Kaleidoscope by My Mind's Eye (2005) as one of her favorite paper lines of all time.
This one’s from Jamie, using some sweet old American Crafts and KI Memories. Remember Love, Elsie?
Aussie Jody shares, “These 2 layouts were created with my endless stash of BasicGrey. As much as I love their new releases, I still have a little supply of their earlier releases because it just works well with my style.”
Erin saw the wisdom in holding on to paper she likes that’s specific to a holiday. No making a trip to the store just for paper to create one layout.
This layout that I made uses My Mind’s Eye Wild Asparagus and a Prima flower from one of the original “milk bottles.”
And check out the Scrapworks rub-ons and the ancient KI Memories on this one! (Oh, but it’s still one of my favorite papers. I save every scrap from Collection IV. Sigh.)
I spotted this one in the W.C.S. Flickr pool. Jennifer Larson's use of the KI Memories Alphabet Soup acrylic letters could almost convince us that they just debuted at Winter CHA, rather than five years ago.
It wasn’t too painful seeing all those layouts using product that’s so yesterday, now was it?
If you’re motivated to create a page using supplies that have been in your stash for a while, please post it to the Flickr group and then leave a comment here so that we can applaud you and be inspired ourselves!
Until tomorrow, when the letter R will bring us something extra fun…