Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Guest Designer At Use It Tuesday Tuesday: Birthday Theme

Today is a special day! I am the Guest Designer at Use it Tuesday:)  This challenge is so needed by me. As a hoarder I need all the encouragement I can get to USE MY STASH!

This week the challenge is Birthday. I went a step further and challenged my self to not only use the Birthday Theme but to use my paper scraps instead of using Birthday Themed paper.

Tip: I have a screw and nails organizer that I keep left over stickers in. When a set of alphabet stickers/ number stickers are to the point that it is difficult to use the sheet any more, I cut them apart and put them in the organizer. (They are organized alphabetically an there are drawers for punctuation and another  for numbers. Then when I need a mixture of sizes or designs I pull from the organizer. This prevents waste:)


Cardstock and Paper: All from my paper scraps. My paper scraps are organized by color in Cropper Hopper's 12x12 envelopes. The envelopes are stored in a crate.

Numbers: American Crafts Thickers

Title Sticker:  Pebbles Inc. Birthday Boy I think this is about 5 years old.

Twine:  Doodlebug

Make a Wish Sign: I think this is from when I first started scrapping back in 2002.  The only thing older than this onthe layout is the photos which are from 1995! LOL

Ribbon: Target and I think it's about 5 years old!

Circle Punch: EK Success Paper Shapers 2.75" Circle

So how did I do? Do you think I put my hoarded stash to good use?

Use it Tuesday:  Birthday

Thanks to the Use It Tuesday Team for giving me the chance to share this week as a Guest Designer. I had a blast!


  1. Elizabeth, this is such a brigth and cheery layout. I love your alphabets tip...great idea! Thank you for being a Use it Tuesday player and for coming back and being our Guest Designer!

  2. great tip!! congrats on the guest DT spot!!

  3. Awesome job with the challenge, thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!


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