Monday, October 19, 2015

Old and New: Priorities

I love watching new scrapbooking supplies role out--nothing gets me more excited than seeing the new releases and then finally getting some of them. The side effect though is that some of my not-so-new supplies get pushed to the back of my mind and they get buried as my brain processes the new "hot" stuff. 

Lately this has been bothering me quite a bit because a lot of my older stuff is still totally awesome and I want to use it. This past week I decided that I needed to do something about this and brainstormed a bit on how I could go about using my older stash more efficiently.

As I was thinking about possible solutions, I kept coming back to the fact to a few things. First, nothing motivates me more than receiving a box of new goodies--just being honest here. And second, I prefer mixing my products up-it is very rare that I make a layout with only one collection.

One solution I came up with-a solution that is in no way mind blowing-is to mix in my new products with my older ones. Wow. I'm a real genious, right?? Ha ha. Well, this is at least something I haven't done in a really long time, so I committed to the idea and hit my stash.

My first move was to hit my older products. This made sense for me because I really didn't remember all that I had and figured it would be easier to find some newer products to co-ordinate with them because they are more fresh in mind.

What I picked out were some papers and products from what I believe is this past Winter's release. I had a mix of Pink Paislee's Bella Rouge, Pink Fresh Studios' Cloud Nine, Fancy Pants's Flutter, Maggie Holmes, and My Mind's Eye. The new items that I added were the sticker sheet and diecuts from Dear Lizzy's Documentary collection. Here is what I came up with:


Putting this layout together was lots of fun! I could not believe I had been hiding away the super cool plus sign paper! And the floral sticker from Dear Lizzy really pulled my layout together as well as added in some of that beautiful blue color. 

Priorities 3

Priorities 2

How about you-do you have any stash busting strategies??  Another idea that I have is to add some more hours to my day ;). Or how about goal setting or challenges? Lots to think about....

Wishing you a great day and as always, thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I really don't have any ideas. I don't have a huge stash, I can only buy really a few times a year at best, so a lot of what I like and end up getting when I can isn't super new anymore, though I love to see all the new things. I'm also a slow scrapper, and I take my time and look through all my stuff when I get ready to start a new layout or project. I also keep everything, especially embellishments, in their original packaging, though grouped together like with like. Not a big help I know. I love your pretty layout, that plus sign paper is awesome. Michelle t