Welcome to the Bash Your Stash Blog Hop.
The idea of "bashing your stash" is something I've been blogging about for a few months because (like most scrappers) I really have too much stuff in a smallish scrap space. After I purged and donated and recycled a lot a few months ago, I still had some old supplies I just couldn't part with. Each week, I challenge myself to use these supplies on my layouts and projects. Then I share the results here on my blog on Mondays.
This week, I decided to make a layout using plaid patterned paper and element stickers from Basic Grey's Oliver collection (2010), some stickers from the Bungle Jungle collection by Sassafras (2009) and some other odds and ends from my desk.
Here's my page...
I started with the photo of Ben pulling Gabriel's hair. I was trying to get a picture of them together but Ben was in the hair pulling phase and would grab a fistful of hair whenever Gabriel got close. I did help untangle him, of course...eventually...
I started layering the Sassafras stickers and other odds and ends around the photo. The flair badge and the "this was the best" sticker are the newest things on the page. They both came with recent kits.
Once I had my focal point photo in place, I anchored it with border stickers from the Oliver collection and stuck everything to the page. I wanted to use up more supplies so I cut the "Growing Up" label from some old patterned paper and added some more Oliver stickers.
Then I added another cluster to the bottom of the page to balance it out.
And that's my layout for this week.
So, are you ready for some more fabulous inspiration? Well, get hopping, friend. Next on the list is Deanne. She has lots of lovely cards on her blog next and I can't wait to see what she has in store. Then keep hopping along the list and see what everyone else has created while bashing their stash. Here's the entire list of talented ladies...
Cathie Reed (you are here)
Thanks for stopping by!