Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Inspiration Station - Jazzing up stashbusting!

Hello, Let's Capture Our Memories fans! Aurélie here with another instalment of Inspiration Station where I hope to inspire you by being inspired. As of late, I've heard many fellow scrappers say that they are attempting to use the scrappy stuff they have accumulated through the years. You know what I mean. Oh, yes. All those scrappy buys we've made, telling ourselves it'll be for this or that. I know you know what I mean. ;) Honestly though, I am totally into doing some stashbusting myself. However, sometimes, I just want something new. Some people want a new pair of shoes. Others want a new mascara. Me? I want new scrappy supplies! Hee!Hee! SO, with that in mind, as of late, I've been a "bit" more strategic while scrappy shopping... I try to find pieces that will go with all those beautiful collections I already own. Really! Still don't believe me? Here's the proof!

Last Saturday, while at the LCOM Happy Holidays crop, I noticed that Jocelyne was using some beautiful pieces of Carta Bella's Hello Again collection. It reminded me that I had that very same collection sitting at home just waiting for me to sit down and start scrapping with it. Well. ;) I mean, I was at a crop. And Isabelle just happened to take some brand new products out of a box. Hee!Hee! No, nobody had to twist my arm, but I found some awesome add-ons that look like they were made for that line - or any line for that matter. See it? Or them, actually? Yes, that's right! American Crafts' Dear Lizzy Printed Foil Letter Stickers (to be added to the LCOM very, very, VERY soon!!) and Jillibean Soup's Mix the Media Smile Wire Word . Those products have versatility written all over them and then some. They go with absolutely everything and make using older collections just a tad more exciting. I also used Simple Stories' DIY Shop Chalk Speech Bubble Stickers, a few pieces of patterned papers by Fancy Pants and House of Three (now, that's old! Hee!Hee!), a Studio Calico frame, Stampin' Up and Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts alphas, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Stampin' Up denim ribbon, stitching using, now get this, a new stitching template (!) by Close to My Heart and some dear ol' DMC floss, and hearts punched from Creative Imaginations corrugated paper using punches by Stampin' Up and Epiphany Crafts. Sketch by Becky Fleck over at

The moral of the story? There's always room for a scrappy pick me up purchase once in awhile! We are all in this together!! Hee!Hee!

Happy scrapping!