I've been purging and in "use it or lose it" mode for the last few weeks so the shop your stash theme this month was perfect for me. For my layout today I decided to pull out the paper remnants, stickers and die cuts of my October Gossamer Blue kits and added flair, brads and rhinestones from my stash for embellishments. I'm not a hoarder, but I do like pretty scrapbooking supplies and I have LOTS of those items that need to be used.
I printed a vintage photo of my Grandma holding my Mom when she was just days old and decided to use my surplus of circular embellishments to frame the photo. There are A LOT of them on this page...you've been warned!
This came out pretty much in my mind the way I had envisioned, except I began second guessing my choice of the floral paper instead of perhaps just cardstock or a plain color of patterned paper against the photo and embellishments. I almost deconstructed the entire page, but decided to let it sit for awhile. After two weeks, I came back to it and decided I liked it, and so it stayed.
I like the mix of texture, colors and sizes of the embellishments and how they frame the photo...even though there is a lot going on I am immediately drawn to the photo and that is what I wanted.
From there I let my eyes wander and begin taking in all those beautiful embellishments...flair, and brads, and rhinestones, oh my!
The journaling is written on the tags which are tucked behind layers of patterned paper.
What do you have the most of in your stash? Is it patterned paper, stickers, buttons, flair, brads, washi tape? The list could go on and on. Pull one or two of them out and use them in a big way like I did here.