We are all so excited about the new releases coming soon. CHA time is always so exciting.
In the meantime, our challenge for you today is using your scraps. I'm joined by three very talented ladies, Nicole, Becky, and Leslie. Using your leftover scraps can push you creatively with using different colors and patterns that you wouldn't normally use together. And those left over postive and negative cuttings find a perfect spot needed for a quick pop of color and texture.
Our first inspiration is from Nicole. Nicole says, "I literally broke out the little bits from my Lily Bee stash! I used even the smallest pieces of paper that I have been hoarding to layer behind my photos. If the paper was too small, I just trimmed it down the middle and tucked it behind the photos on the two outer edges, to give the impression of a larger piece of paper."
Supplies: Victoria Park (Raspberry), Persnickety (Finicky, Ritzy,6x6 tiny tablet, Index journaling cards, Cardstock Mixed stickers) Double Dutch (Lemonade), Head over Heels (Swoon)
Next is Becky. Becky says, "I had so much fun with this page! When I found out what the challenge was, I pulled out all of my scraps, including ones I'd used to make punched shapes for previous projects. These pieces of paper usually sit around until I throw them away, so it was fun to put them to use on this layout. Along with the punch shape scraps, I trimmed some pieces from the Christmas Cheer Figgy Pudding paper and added some diecuts I'd cut out but hadn't yet used, and I really like the end result."
Supplies: Persnickety (Fussy, Finicky, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, ABC Stickers, Index Journaling Cards), Autumn Spice (6x6 Tiny Tablet), Christmas Cheer (6x6 Tiny Tablet, Figgy Pudding)
Next is Leslie. She says, "I used up every little piece of leftovers I had from projects of every line. I even had some left over hearts from a previous project that I was able to add for a finishing touch."
Supplies: Persnickity (Prim Paper, Picky Paper, Ritzy Paper, Huffy Paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Index Journaling Cards, Mixed Stickers), Christmas Cheer (ABC Stickers, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Hot Cocoa Paper), Autumn Spice (Pumpkin Spice Paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Index Journaling Cards)
And here is my layout. I grabbed a handful of scraps. The denim piece from Persnickety (Finicky) was big enough I could send through the Silhouette. My design came out asymmetrical, which made it quick to put together. I used the corner rounder punch on some pieces to add interest to the design. I also used a tab punch, and a 1" circle punch to some of pieces to add pops of color. The butterfly, flower, and branch were leftover cuttings from another project. The polaroid stamped paper was another leftover. One of my favorite layouts. I love how these pieces came together.
Supplies: Persnickety (Picky Paper, Huffy Paper, Prissy Paper, Snooty Paper, Uppity Paper, Finicky Paper, 6x6 Tiny Tablet, Journaling Index Cards, Mixed Stickers, ABC Stickers, Stamps), Christmas Cheer (6x6 Tiny Tablet, Mixed Stickers)
We hope you're inspired to go through your scraps and find inspiration in all those leftovers. Thank you so much for joining us today.
Now we want to see your take on this Use Your Scraps challenge! We'll pick one winner from our challenge entries this month to win a Lily Bee prize package. Here's a few things to keep in mind:
- Your layout must use at 70% Lily Bee products.
- Post your layout to our Flickr Gallery here to be eligible for monthly challenge prize.
- Title your post "January Use Your Scraps Challenge" so we can find it easily.
- Deadline is January 31, 2013, Midnight MST
- Winners will be announced Friday, February 1, 2013