Friday, June 23, 2017

Using Your Stash: Use It or Lose It Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,

I am so excited for today's blog's all about using your stash! I hoard collect a LOT of papercrafting supplies. I am sure you can relate! "Oooooh, this paper is so pretty, I must have it, even though I have no use for it right this moment." Amiright?!

Well, us ladies in this blog hop would like to encourage you to dig deep into your stash and pull out some pretty paper, embellishments, inks, or anything else you haven't used in a while...or ever...and PLAY! We had a lot of fun. Grab a cuppa coffee and hop along with us. I am so honored to be among these talented will not be disappointed by their work.

Here's what I came up with...

In my layout I used a little new and a lot of old. I bought that adorable woodgrain chevron paper last year because I *had* to have it. And the white embellishments are from Close to my Heart's Dreamin' Big Complements, which I also *had* to have but hadn't used them yet. They worked perfectly with this layout. (They are officially retired but still available HERE while supplies last!)

The "new" in this layout is that die-cut transparency with the trees on it. I recently went on a scrapbooking retreat in Estes Park, CO, and we always stop at the biggest, best scrapbooking store on our way from the Denver airport to Mountains & Memories in Estes. Seriously, if you are ever in the Broomfield/Denver area, you HAVE to check out the Scrap Shack. It will blow your mind. (Anyone reading ever been there?) I took the photo below while we were there and this is only about half of the store. There's more retail space and a ton of "crop" room.
The Scrapbook Shack, Broomfield, CO

Anyway, I digress... I got that transparency there and knew immediately that I wanted to use it with these hiking photos. I backed it with white paper and let that be the focal point...I wanted to use pretty plain embellishments so the Dreamin' Big Complements fit the bill. They are plastic and add some fun dimension. I tried to get some shots of the dimension...

How cute is my little dude? He was in the stroller for most of the hike but was *just* starting to stand/walk when we went.

I had some woodgrain Thickers in my stash as well. They don't stand out super well but I was ok with that.

Here are full shots of each side of the layout...

I hope you enjoyed!

Next up is Amie >

Here is a list of all of the participants...check them all out!

Jayma Malme <-- me!

Dreamin' Big Complements
Shop Close to my Heart >


Kelly Janes said...

Yay Jayma! I'm so glad you are hopping this month! Your layout is perfect for those photos! It's a great feeling to use up stash, isn't it? AND that scrapbook store! I think I would pass out if I walked into a scrapbook store like that. Really makes me miss Archiver's. I need to know more about this trip! Did you specifically go to Colorado for the scrapbooking retreat?! How fun!! I would love to go to something like that sometime!

Amie Kiger (Kigz) said...

OH Jayma, those double matted photos!!! That wood grain paper!!! And oh my word how did you ever leave that store????? ;)

Jayma Malme said...

I should do a blog post just on my retreat/that store. I'll have to take more pics of the store next time and also of the retreat place. I have been blessed by a wonderful woman who is a friend of my sister-in-law, and has treated us and a few of her other friends to a scrapbook weekend in Estes Park. There's a place called Mountain and Memories and a wonderful woman (also a cTMH consultant) and her husband run a B&B for scrapbookers, essentially. They have a huge finished basement that fits 12 scrappers and their house sleeps 12. SHe cooks amazing meals and cleans up...all you have to do is wake up and scrap and eat and scrap and nap and eat and scrap. The BEST weekend of my life! I have been lucky enough to go 3 times and can't wait to go again!

Stephanie Davis said...

Oh Jayma, your layout is amazing!!! I love the woodgrain paper and loved reading about the retreat! I've been to Estes Park a few times, it is beautiful! I can't imagine how fun a scrapbook retreat would be!!! We've also been through Bloomfield a few times. I grew up in Louisville (next to Boulder) and my hubby travels to CO for work twice a month. I might have to go check out that shop this summer! Thanks so much for sharing!