Friday, January 18, 2013

My Scrapbook Process: Stash Busting

Today I'm using up the last of my American Crafts Shoreline collection. Two sheets of 12x12 patterned paper, some 6x6 paper, a few stickers and Elle's Studio summer themed tags are all that remain.
I'm going to focus on that 6x6 paper pad to get my page going. Inspired by this Glitter Girl Adventure, I'm thinking about quadrants for a page base, with embellishment clusters on top.

Step 1: basic color blocking, with space allotted for my title and journaling


Step 2: border strips around the photos and journaling block, and a page border around the entire layout to frame it


Step 3 : title and journaling in place


Step 4: a visual triangle of clustered embellishments and another
visual triangle of word banners help the eye move around the page


Here I am, making my own embellishments again. This cluster includes patterned paper that I die cut, stickers with one pop dotted, and a brad.
The cluster above my title in the largest, with two patterned paper die cuts, stickers, an Elle's Studio tag pop dotted and two brads.
Here's the final cluster, and there you have it! I made a good dent in my stash with this layout and decided what was left could go in the donate pile. After all, the new goodies from CHA should start to roll in soon! Hope you have time for crafting this weekend. Are you making way for new supplies?

18 comments:

  1. your scraplift looks great- i clicked on the link and say my first glitter girl layout- didn't watch the video though-- yours look great! love all the elle's studio tags

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  2. That's such a great design for using a 6x6 pad! Yes, I'll be hoping for some new CHA treasure. Don't really need it, but something fresh always gets the inspiration going. At least, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :)

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  3. Love this colorful page - such fun little clusters!! I have some 6 x 6 paper pads that I need to bust into too. I'll have to give this quandrant thing a try. No new CHA for me, though.

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  4. These 6x6 pads are perfect for the color blocking. I particularly like your embellishment groups that really support your theme. Great pinked circles. Your're right - a week is never long enough.

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  5. Awesome summery page and great ideas for using up 6x6 pads! I do have some crafting planned - my head is spinning with ideas and I need to get them out. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  6. Love the block design, Sue!
    As well as that fun title work and embellishing! :)

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  7. Great layout and I loved seeing the whole process!

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  8. Beautiful job! Love what you did with the AC line!

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  9. Great layout, love the clustered embellishments :)

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  10. What a great layout! I love it!! :)

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  11. I love this post about your process! I'm really enjoying all of your new blog features, thanks for all the hard work. :)

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  12. How FABULOUS is this page, Sue!!! Totally love the "quadrant" approach you took and Shoreline is one of my fave Summer lines to date! Love the embellishment cluster you created and that you are resourceful at using up your stash!! I always stink at that, when I get down to the last little bit of a collection. :)

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  13. Totally love ow you did this layout with your scraps. I always get great ideas from glitter girl

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  14. What a great layout. I love how you showed your page every step of the way.

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  15. I'd say that using up your stash like this is like enjoying a cup of coffee to the last drop. :) I love the grid design and the overall sunny feel of the page. Good for you for using up your scraps!

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  16. Another great, fun, colorful layout Sue!

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  17. Catching up on my blogs, and this is just awesome! :) LOVE your clusters! I try to do this and mine never seems to look right. Thank you for such inspiration!

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  18. I' with Tanya...this layout is awesome...i love the process you showed us as you made your layout. I always love the way you do your embellishments. The clusters of items are just perfect.

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