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:)

Supplies:

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?

Challenges:
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!



3 comments:

  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!

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

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  3. Awesome job with the challenge, thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!
    http://useyourwordchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

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