Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday Tip -- bargains and scraps

I wanted to share a project I FINALLY did this week!! I've owned this kit for over 3 years. I bought it at Joann's at their "after Christmas sale" for 75% off and it has since lived in 3 different homes with me, still in it's box. Yes, I moved this thing twice!!

Tuesday Tip -- bargains and scraps

This tray was part of a kit from "Gallery J" by Colorbok and it was meant to be a cookie tray for Santa. I decided I didn't really like the papers that came with it, and with no kids in our house, I don't leave cookies for Santa. So, I used some papers from My Mind's Eye that I've had for months. This way it's a tray I can use at any season! So, keep your eye out for great deals! You can always adjust kits to fit your needs! Check those clearance aisles, the discount stores, and the warehouse-y places. There's all kinds of great stuff that just needs a little creative tweaking.

My second tip has to do with using your scraps. I often hear people say that they save all their scraps, but then never use them. If you look at the side of my tray, you'll see I used some scraps with the Fragments that Tim Holtz came out with.
It takes just a tiny piece of paper under a fragment to really spice up your project. He's got several sizes and shapes of fragments out there. Next time you think you have too many scraps, try using some of them up under a fragment. (Attach them with "glossy accents" for a clear adhesive that really holds well.) You can see more of Tim Holtz's fragments in action on his blog http://www.timholtz.typepad.com/ He's got samples of them all over, so look through his blog posts and his catalogs. You'll see some really cool tutorials and videos with GREAT ideas!

Happy Scrapping!


maddy hill said...

fab tray and very useful too !

lisa said...

love the tip for scraps - I need to pull out my drawer and start diecutting scraps into shapes to match all the little clear epoxy stickers I have - a whole new selection of embellys!

senovia said...

I just read your comment on Stacy Julian's blog. I just want to say I took LOM and the part about how many of each kind of layout- that was the BIGGEST thing for me. I learned that I do a lot of one kind of page, and hardly any of another. Once you get that through your head then you really start to figure things out- like what REALLY matters and what to spend more time scrapbooking and thinking about. I hope that page doesn't deter you! Please feel free to email me if I can help you get past that one task, because it's a BIG one emotionally. :)

Have a great day!
Nicky (senovia74@hotmail.com)