Use it or Lose It Layout #9

The next video in my series is up.  Use it or Lose it #9 is all about my son’s excitement over making confetti when he was younger so he could use it at a big party.  We found the box of confetti while he was cleaning and packing up his room and it was just too cute!  He put tape on the box and wrote “Donate Counfete”.  This is a simple and quick layout but I love the way it turned out and the story it tells.

Thanks for watching!

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Use It Or Lose It Series – #7

Layout #7 is officially posted on YouTube:

I really like this layout because of how the splatters turned out and because of the colors.  I used three mists; Heidi Swapp color shine in black and gold and the Dylusions White Linen.  I love those three mists and have used them on several of the layouts for this series.  The color scheme consisted of my favorites – pink, blue/turquoise, black, white and gold.

I hope you are enjoying the series!  It’s been fun putting it all together!

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Use it or Lose it Series #1 – #6

Hello all my crafty friends!

I am behind on posting on my blog but staying pretty steady posting my videos 🙂  Doing this series has been a lot of fun and I actually made it through a lot of supplies!  I think the difference really was that it was “focused” stash…meaning, I probably would have used supplies anyway, but for this project I focused on some older things or specific supplies.  Here are the more recent videos that I posted:

Layout #2 was a unique design for me.  I used a sketch from Scrapbook Challenges to make it happen:

Layout #3 is a simple layout.  I used a sketch by Allison Davis to get an idea of the foundation pieces.  From there, the layout for the most part came together.  The hardest part was figuring out how to use the wood veneer letters so that they wouldn’t get lost on the page.

Layout #4 is probably one of my most favorite so far.  I didn’t use a sketch but was able to figure out a way to use all those amazing colors on one layout.  Add that with the black accents and the journaling and it’s definitely one of  my pages 🙂

Layout #5 is another one of my favorites.  I think I like the colors the best especially once I added in the green enamel dots.  I also love that I finally used up those bows!

Layout #6 puts me up to date with what I have posted.  I love the colors and the layout of this one.  I think my favorite part is the title.  No sketch was used for this one.  It’s actually one of my go to designs when I am struggling.

I still have several videos left to narrate in this series.  I can’t wait to get another video series started!  Hope you all enjoyed it!

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Use It Or Lose It Series

Here is the second video in my series.


I am so excited for this series and can’t wait to see how many pages I make with it…I made 11 page kits so far.  Not sure if I will make more or just stop at that point.  Doing a series like this has really made me want to keep building kits from my stash.  Hope you are enjoying the series and playing along with me!

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Use It Or Lose It!!

I am starting my very first series on my YouTube channel called Use it or Lose it.  I have been working my tail off trying to get set up so that I can’t fail in the endeavor!  Ok, I don’t know that I can actually prevent myself from failing, but I have been working on it now for about 2 – 3 weeks and have kept at it to the point where I have several videos on reserve.  Yep…you see where I am going with this right?!

The idea behind the series is that I have so many products that I really love, but as soon or soon after I get new products in, those products make their way deeper into my stash to the point where they are “lost” and by the time they are found, I no longer love them.  I recently placed an order at ACOT ( containing several collection packs and paper pads from the most recent CHA.  It’s a pre-order so I won’t see those supplies until March or April.  I figured this would be the best time to put together a pack of supplies that I am loving or would like to use up before that order arrives.

The pack of supplies included 2 paper pads (Documentary by Dear Lizzy and Finder’s Keepers by Amy Tan) and 3 collection packs by Echo Park (We are Family and the 2 Capture Life collections).  These collections had either never been opened or were hardly used.  The rest of the supplies are just a random variety of embellishments either from kits or just items I had purchased over time.

The next step in the process was to create page kits.  I created 11 page kits with photos, journaling, paper and in some cases there were embellishments.  This makes it easier when I go to create because a lot of the more difficult guess work (for me anyway) is taken care of.

I am really excited about this series and would love it if you played along!

Here is the first video in my series explaining what it’s all about.



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