Posts Tagged ‘chipboard’

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Magnificent Metals

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Joy McHargue.

Girl Scout Bridging Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Cardstock (Outdoor Denim and Brown Bag (retired)), Ivy Lane Paper Packet, Jubilee Paper PacketPaper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Skylark Complements, Durable Studs – Square (retired), Harvest Charms (retired), and Make It from Your Heart Volume 2 (Pattern 2).

I really enjoyed putting this layout together because it really is a stash buster.  I used old metals as well as scraps left from new papers, using up multiple paper packets.  For the metal I found some old accents that went with a specific paper packet.  This is a good example of thinking outside the box with these specific embellishments.  The complements that I used were also specific but I was able to mix those in as well.  I really wanted to use antique brads but it’s been so long I can’t find them (!) so I used the studs instead.

Now hop on over to Janet McCormick!

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Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Paper!

This is a great start for our first 2014 Use Your Stash Blog Hop- This month we are digging into our stash and using up that paper!  Anyone who has been scrapbooking for some time most likely has their fair share of paper.  Some have  a more serious case of stashing than others (I was looking through my stash the other day wondering if it would even be possible to use it all up!).

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Joy McHargue.

Full of Fun Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: ProPlayer Paper Packet, Laughing Lola WOTG Stamp Set, Archival Black Ink, and ProPlayer Assortment.

I have to be honest and say I really didn’t dig very far into my stash for this one.  I am, however, working at using up my stash.  I am trying to use up the papers from 2013 before the new ones show up and they are forgotten. :-)  This layout is a perfect example of how you can re-use the WOTG stamp sets for many more future layouts with different paper packets.

I don’t have much of a system yet for my patterned papers (I need to work on that and will blog about it when I do) but what you may be interested in is how I sort my cardstock.  I have found that it is a great solution to choose one brand of cardstock and stick with it (for me that is CTMH).  In using the same colors I have become familiar with them and it makes choosing colors and scrapbooking in general faster.  You can see more in THIS POST about how I have organized my scraps and now I actually use them!

Now continue with the hop and visit Judy Faye Garner next!

List of participants:

Joy McHargue
Wendy Kessler
Judy Faye Garner
Janet McCormick
Shirley Ross
Tabbi Fritz
Michelle Battitori
Casandra Bennett
Nikki DeWitt-http://www.nikkidscraftyblog.blogspot.com/ (no post)

Chipboard Plaques

So I found these chipboard pieces in my stash and got creative!  They were marked way down and “as is” in the clearance section.  I think they were meant for a chipboard book but I love what I did with them.  There were three holes at the top and I just covered the middle one with paper and ribbon and used the outside ones.  I used Cricut Craft Room to design these, making it super easy to size all the lettering!

Love Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH For Always Paper (retired), CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Artiste cartridge (Accent 2, F, 3″, 2.5″, 2″), CTMH Cardstock (Grey Flannel (retired) and Cranberry), Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon (retired).  Pinspiration

Love Life Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (for flowers: Font, Banner 1, 2″) , Cherry Limeade Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Dotty for You Paper (retired special), CTMH Cardstock (Juniper, Cotton Candy, Black and Pear), Juniper ink, Juniper Grosgrain Ribbon (retired). Pinspiration

Beauty Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Bliss Paper (retired), Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (for flowers: Font, Banner 6, 2″ & 2.5″ and Font, Banner 6 <shift>, 3″) , CTMH Cardstock (Cocoa and Sorbet). Pinspiration

Artbooking Layout Series – Teen 2

Scrapbook Day Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Artbooking Cricut Collection, unknown retired paper, Barn Red Cardstock, Dimensional Elements Awards, Cocoa ink, Sponge, and Bronze Shimmer Trim.

For the past couple years, my family has gotten together (usually on the 4th of July) for a Family/Scrapbooking weekend.  It is so much fun!

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

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6th Grade Layout

6th Grade Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies are all CTMH unless otherwise noted: Clementine Paper Packet, Color-Ready Cork Alphabet, Burlap Ribbon, Milepost Shapes (retired), Juniper Marker, Dimensional Elements Awards, Brown Bag ink (retired), Brown Bag cardstock (retired), Basic Grey Pearls, and Prima flowers.  Challenges: Scrapbook.com – Page Maps Sketch Challenge

I used this Sketch Thursday sketch by rotating it and using one photo instead of two:

I am really happy with this layout.  Cork, burlap, and corrugated items are not what I typically use and these items are bound to end up buried in my stash.  So I am proud to have used them and I think I like it because I mixed them with other things that I do enjoy using, like flowers and pearls.  I used the new CTMH Alcohol Markers to color the cork letters.