This week I chose Challenge #23: Pair older product with fresh finds for a new look.
This challenge was right up my alley with trying to use up my stash. I knew that BG was the perfect place to start because they always seem to have a way of putting out new stuff that can go with some of the old stuff. I wanted to use up the last scraps of my Hopscotch stash but the papers were all quite busy. I looked into my "vintage BG" box and found this background sheet from way back. I just love the wallpaper pattern on it. It is called "Sweet Pea" from the Alyssa collection. Who remembers that stuff?? Must be from way back. Hey, it even instructed me to cut off the bottom strip with the writing on it. hee hee The main white sheet is from the Bittersweet collection and called "Essence". They went so great together and yay, I used up some old stuff!!
Here is the sketch I used from The Scrappiest.
I took a trip to the LSS last night and am quite proud of my new found discipline in the purchasing department. Adhesives were 30% off so I wanted to stock up. I got some of last year's MME Halloween papers for $0.22 a sheet, as well as a few other bargain bin sheets. For a taste of the new stuff, I bought a few sheets of MME Stella and Rose as well as the 6"x6" paper pad. This will give me a fun LO making some fun stuff out of these tiny sheets! The line is beautiful but it really reminds me of Crate's "Restorations" and I've already played with that. It felt good to leave the store without over buying. I am feeling so good about using up the stash! Sometimes having too much in life can weigh us down. I do have an admission though. My paper hoarding is ceasing however, I am starting to hoard sale yarn again!! I guess that buying craft supplies just makes me happy. :)
Happy Scrapping!! Jen :)