Friday, 13 April 2018

Use it or erm, hoard it.

You know don't you that I have a large stash of everything. I am making a really strong, focussed attempt at using it. recently I've tried to stay inspired by doing a couple of challenges here and there and to try to keep something 'in progress' on my desk to encourage me to return when I have half an hour or so, rather than waiting till I can have a binge session!
To that end, meet Miss Dunnit and her Father in the very cold of a March trip to Euro Disney. For that's what it was called in 1996 when we went! Now it's Disneyland Paris. I don't expect it's ever been so cold. The child is wearing my gloves over a pair of socks on her little hands. The fountains were frozen. But she loved it.

So I scrapped an old photo on some slightly younger paper and used scraps and bits that I've had for quite a long time. That paper border is carefully glued together in two places because ot just about fell apart when I lifted it from the bottom of a box of paper frames and borders that I've ignored for absolutely ages. The pink skeleton leaf is probably as old as the photo! And who remembers the use of buckles! The silver No3 and sticker at left of it were both the last on their respective sheets. How very satisfying.  There's a fabric covered brad and an epoxy brad....we don't mention those too often now! It's not the best photo, or indeed the best LO, but it raises a double smile for me. The memories attached to the pic and the memories attached to the embellishments. And as with all scrapbook pages, I can keep them all. Used and hoarded. Now there's a thing!


shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Julia, love that layout. You can see how much she's enjoying it in her face. But your headline made me laugh. We craft, therefore we hoard, lol. Love & Hugs, Shaz XxX

Annie said...

Oh how gorgeous and as it made me smile too why not link it up on my Friday smiles post so that others can share your smiles?
Have a great week.
Annie x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Clever you,Julia. Using up stash is so satisfying especially on something with such special memories as this photo, loved all the deets and smiled in remembrance of some items mentioned..
... not blogging just popping in, am creating just no time to blog... Rather snowed under, it’s gotta stop sometime soon.. I know 😊
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Helen said...

Your title is so apt! Great layout and great memory of a fab trip.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love your post title, but love the scrapbook page even more. You certainly found a great way to use all (OOPS, some of) that hoarded stash and keep the memories alive, too. I think it's a good idea to use your stash, something I seem to forget to do unless I make a conscious effort. This is a perfect layout and a great photo filled with happy memories.

Sue said...

Hi Julia, I love the LO. Most of the embellishments I have, but as they are away in cupboards I forget to use them.

Hope you have a nice weekend. Sue