Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Scrapping For Fun!

Many scrapbookers will tell you that they have enough product in their personal inventory to scrap for a long time without ever making another purchase. Well, except for your basics like adhesive maybe.
And we talk about using up our "stash". The older product that sits and sits waiting to finally be pulled out and used to make the perfect layout :)
But lately I have been setting myself a goal. And that is to use my newer product! Instead of buying something and letting it become stash, I am challenging myself to use it and not "hoard" it! I loved the Rocket Age line by October Afternoon because of it's retro feel and cute design.
So when I came across this photo that was going in my already scrapped photos box, I was inspired to create something for my "All About Me" album. The layouts that tell my stories and feelings I want to remember! And Borders is one of those places that I will remember, but my grandchildren will never know!
This layout also expresses a little of the sadness I feel at how many places that have ceased to exist in my lifetime already. And what might possibly be next. And I wonder about the places I may never see, but my children and grandchildren will one day frequent.
It's interesting how quickly things can change :)

Going to be taking a little bit of a blog break until after Thanksgiving here. Mike is taking the week off and won't be traveling. It will be great to have him home and I know we will want to spend as much time with him as possible! See you after the holiday! :)

19 comments:

  1. Enjoy your blog break!
    I like to scrap with my new stuff too.

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  2. Brillant idea about using the newer stuff! I've been trying to do this myself :) Enjoy your break from the blog and your time with hubby! Mine is coming home today from a trip this afternoon :)

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  3. I think that's a good plan... not letting the stuff back up. Have a fun bloggy break!

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  4. I'm trying to not be a hoarder. I just don't have the space. I don't even buy that much (it's too difficult from here), don't subscribe anywhere and I have enough supplies to scrapbook a few albums worth.
    I really like your borders page and the reason you created it for your all about me album. I need an album like that for myself... this may be a good way to start using things up! (Travel Turtle-Beriuqam)

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  5. This is my 1st time visiting your blog, and your scraproom is a treehouse!!! Oh my goodness!!!!! It is so wonderful!!! Enjoy your break!

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  6. Love that you're using up your new stuff! This layout looks great! Rocket Age is perfect for that photo! I have a basket that I keep on my desk and all my newest product goes right into so I'll remember to use it, got that tip from Tammy! Enjoy your week!!!

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  7. Love your attitude about using new stash before it gets old! Too much stuff piling up drives me crazy. Great layout, I was very sad when our Borders closed. Have a great break and a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. I think that is really a wise choice! And you've inspired me that I need to snap a photo of Borders and do a layout. It truly was my favorite store.

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  9. yeah for using stuff BEFORE it becomes a "stash" this is a wonderful idea that I have been trying to do. =)
    xo

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  10. LOVE this post. Love it. And you have proposed a wonderful challenge. Enjoy your holiday.

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  11. I agree - I always hoard my new stuff for later and then forget about it so I am going to have your attitude from now on and use it when I get it! This is a great idea for a layout too.

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  12. Yes, I see we had the same idea by using this line of paper! :) I like to document stuff like this too. I may not know what I'm going to do with the photos until later, but eventually the story will come. Enjoy your time with your family! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  13. Love your layout...it is SO sad all the stores that have gone in the past few years. I too am trying to use up my stash and not hoard or save. I need to start scrapping more though, I have lots to get through!!

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  14. I love this LO!! And your idea of using your newer products :) Keep it up :p

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  15. Beautiful LO!!
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving and blog break!!

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  16. Such a great layout.
    I love the idea of using your new stash ;)
    I too am trying to do just that :)

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  17. I love that goal--I also try to use things while I LOVE it, instead of waiting!

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  18. Great challenge - and so true I loved Borders and it seems as everyhting is doing digi - our grandchildren will probably find it "retro" talking about a physical bookstore!appy Thanksgiving - hope you enjoy your family over the holiday!

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