2 years ago, I did a monthly segment called “Use it or Lose it”, a challenge that forced me to pull out older stash – a variety of papers, embellishments, etc – and try to use them up. I even gave myself a “second chance” the following month. Lately, I gravitate towards anything “new” to use on my pages/cards. Over at A Cherry On Top, Melissa started a “Stash Kit” challenge. This month, we were to pull out 5 “OLD” items and 5 “NEW” items. This is definetly a challenge I needed!
For my “old” stash, I pulled
MME “lush” papers in orange and turquoise
Karen Foster “Summertime” pattern paper
The Paper STudio water droplet stickers
The Paper Studio summer ribbon pack
Reminisce water pattern paper
For my “new” stash, I pulled
Simple Stories heart washi tape
Simple Stories veneers
TH Distress Oxide ink pad
Queen & Co title sticker
Doodlebug turquoise washi tape
The goal for the month is to use up your items. Now, if you had a package of sequins, at least you used a few, that’s cool. Ditto on the washi tape and inks/paints/mists. Try to create as many projects as possible from your “kit”. Layouts, cards, crafts, etc.
So far, I’ve created 3 layouts using the products I pulled from my stash. They are:
Layout #1: Totally Fun
I used TH ink, SS washi tape/veneers and Doodlebug washi tape (NEW) and MME pp and Karen Foster pp (OLD)
Layout #2: This made me laugh
I used MME “lush” papers, Reminisce “ocean” paper, Karen Foster “Summertime” paper, The Paper Studio ribbon (OLD) and Simple Stories veneers (NEW)
Layout #3: Splish Splash
I used Karen Foster paper, MME paper and The paper studio water stickers (OLD) and Queen & Co title sticker (NEW).
There’s still a few more days in the month and I really do hope I use more of those MME papers and ribbons! Wish me luck!