Saturday, 30 January 2010

Using up old stash....

Over the last week or so i have been trying to clear out my craft room and re-home any "unloved stash" I have a big box of paper and bag full of stickers and embellies for re-homing. I was pretty ruthless (for me) and actually cleared out stuff that I have kept previously.
It was acutally really motivating, It was an opportunity to look through what i had and some of it I had forgotten about of course and then re-pack it all into some sort of order. I went from having about 6 papermania totes (hand ones that hold like 100-200pp each), 1 box, and 2 wheeled totes to having, 1 wheeled tote with my kits in, 1 box of organised pp by supplier, a cropper hopper with card in and then lots of other stuff packed into the other tote thus making the room more tidy - and most of the smaller totes put away.
Next my mission was to actually use some of the older stuff, with all the new CHA releases shortly I figured that if I didn't use some of the older stuff I may as well bin it!!! Anyway, I thought I would dig out an old gogo kit - so I did, I started my sub in August 2007 so i pulled out the left overs from the sept 07 kit. There were about 4 sheets of pp, some card and other bits. I ended up making 4 lo's and used all bar one piece of pp which is earmarked for a project and a few bits of card.
Here are my efforts.
This is my last "bump pic" as I am waiting to go through to theatre to have her and then one of hte first photos of Emily.
This is a lo of my brothers wedding in vegas back in April.
These next 2 lo's are for my mums album.
Again this is a wedding one to go in my mums album.
I did use quite a bit of this kit at the time but I think sometimes you get bored using something over and over, whereas, I now have a couple of different albums on the go and my new scrapbooking subject, Emily so its not like all the pages are next to each other in one album and I think this works better for me.
So thats now one kit used up and a little space made in that tote.....I am working on the Oct 2007 kit now and hoping to use that up so I will let you know what I make soon...

1 comment:

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Beautiful layouts Elaine, love the bump photo. Wish I managed half what you do.