Busting out the stash

The paper stash that is... ;)

Sometimes I want to get rid of all my scraps because I think they take up room and I just don't want to deal with them. But then days come by, like the one about a week ago, and I'm drawn to some old papers in my scrap folders. I fall in love all over again and want to create with them. It happens, all too often, that I get caught up in the need to always use the latest releases and ignore the papers from years past. While some of that is good for what I do, I also need to remember those poor, forgotten papers that I still enjoy creating with.

Such is the case with some American Crafts papers I found. Some of it is from the first Dear Lizzy collection (I think it was Spring??) and from the Dear Lizzy Enchanted collection and then just random A.C. scraps that I can't remember. After some dreary days and snow, it was fun to create with bright colors.

Supplies: Paper, Thickers, Pinwheel Flower: American Crafts, Alpha: Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: The Paper Company, Border Punch: Fiskars 

Supplies: Paper, Trim, Brad: American Crafts, Cardstock: The Paper Company, Flower: Creative Imaginations, Letter Stickers: Jenni Bowlin, Border Punch: Fiskars 

Supplies: Paper, Flair, Journaling Spot: American Crafts, Cardstock: The Paper Company, Flowers: Kaisercraft, Leaves: Queen & Co., Sticker: SRM Press, Mist: Tattered Angels, Border Punch: Fiskars


So great to feel productive and to also use some scraps up!

Thanks for swinging by! The official count down for CHA is coming! I promise to take lots of photos. :)

~ Melissa