I scrapped 12×12!!

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I seriously haven’t done a 12×12 layout in so long. You know what? I think I miss scrapping this size. I do so many pocket pages now that these pages feel kinda novel. I think I might make myself do some more of them. Anywho, this one was done for an online challenge.

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It’s going in my wedding album, which I might get finished. Maybe even before our 10th wedding anniversary in November.

No idea what any of brands of paper are except the white cardstock is Kaisercraft, the ribbon is off our wedding presents, the petals are Prima, the quote sticker is Deja Views, the alphas are a mix of Heidi Swapp and Thickers and the journal card is from the Becky Higgins Wedding mini kit.


Stash Bashing

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Each year over at Simple Scrapper they run an awesome event called Stash Bash. It’s a 7 day event giving tips and challenges to help use up, declutter and organise your stash be it digital or paper.

Simple Scrapper Stash Bash

This year there were 30 challenges. I managed to complete a few during the week and am still slowly working on the rest over the next few weeks.

The first challenge I did was to declutter my download folder. I deleted about 15gb worth of files!!! I am such a hoarder LOL, most of it was freebies I thought I’d use ‘someday’. Since I have made the decision recently to only keep supplies that spark joy (yes I’ve been reading that book – if you have no idea what I mean check out this post on my other blog), LOTS went. Plus a bit of stuff I downloaded for work thinking I might use them. Plus lots of double ups. Plus some YIAH files that were out of date (old specials and the like). Go me LOL

I’m also making a public declaration that from now on I will only download something if it is for a current project, it sparks joy or I’ll bookmark it if I think I might need it later.

The next challenge was

Set a timer for 30 minutes. Create a new layout (any size), pocket page, or card using supplies that are closest to your desk or digital desktop. Photos are nice, but optional.

Playing some catch up with Miss A’s album so whipped up a page for November last year

Stash Bash 2015 - Layout: Tis the Season

Supplies: Paper – Forever Friends Gift Wrapped, Me to You Paper, doily, PL blank card, sequins, bling, Elle’s Studio Noel Lil’ Snippets: Labels, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine: Gold

Next up

Batch prepare 5 layouts or pocket pages (i.e. make page kits) from the products you’re most excited about. Make sure you include photos

5 kits

I combined a couple of challenges and tackled my bookshelf and the old change table I’m using to store my scrap supplies. The challenges were:

Identify a space, such as a closet, that needs a makeover. Completely empty the space of all stash and furniture so that you can start from scratch.

Now that your space is empty, it’s time to give it a deep cleaning. This refresh could include painting, if you’re so inclined. It’s much easier to keep a space clean if it starts that way!

With a clean slate, it’s time to lay a foundation for future success. Return storage solutions to your area, such as shelving and cabinets, but avoid bringing back the “stuff”.

Yay, you’re almost done! With storage solutions in place, it’s time to choose what will return to this space. Put everything away and pay attention to the visual appeal. It will give you incentive to keep it tidy!

All done. Here are the before and after shots for the book shelf and the before shot for my storage in the bedroom

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(Inter)National Scrapbook Day 2015

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My entries into the Scrappy Canary iNSD challenges

Challenge 1 – Sketch challenge

Afternoon Teal layout

Supplies: PP (can’t remember what brands), doily, card from swap, cork heart by Shimelle

Challenge 2 – Recipe challenge (at least 2 pattern papers, wood veneer or cork embellishment, enamel dots/shapes, washi tape)

Sports Day layout

Supplies: pattern paper (can’t remember the brands), cork heart, enamel dots, arrow washi, Alphas by Elle’s Studio

Challenge 3 – Subscriber Challenge (use leftovers from at least 2 past kits)

happy easter

Challenge 4 – A colour challenge (pink, teal, gold, navy blue)

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Challenge 5 – Happy Challenge (use the word Happy in the title, use a stamp, use punches)

Happy moments

Challenge 6 – Create your own background

card

Supplies: blank card, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Teal, washi tape, twine, animal stamps by Kaisercraft

Thanks to Manda and the Scrappy Canary team for some awesome challenges