Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Using Up My Stash

I hope you were all able to get a little scrapping in on National Scrapbook Day Saturday! I definitely did - I started early on Friday afternoon and scrapped all day Saturday.

I created layouts and cards and even did some organizing in my craft room. Most of the layouts were inspired by challenges issued for NSD, but I also focused on using products from my stash.

I decided to see how many items I could use that had been in my stash for over a year or more (some of the items I used have been with me for five years!).

Here's what I used based on this personal challenge to use older items from my stash: 15 die cut letters, 4 chipboard letters, 1 metal word embellishment, 3 tags, 1 matted poem, 24 stickers, 4 puzzle pieces, 1 scrapbooking calendar page, 4 foam letters, 2 border strips, 1 bubble sticker, and 2 die-cuts.

I completed 7 layouts and 3 cards and really enjoyed all that crafty time in my scrap room. I'll be sharing them here on my blog throughout this week, so be sure to stop back by and check them out.

Anyone else use up some old stash scrapping this weekend?


Cheri said...

dang, you were busy! I had hoped to scrap but spent all day Saturday in prom preparation mode and was too tired on Sunday to even go into my scraproom!

Alison said...

You did well Melissa..I got a couple done, and will share during the week! Glad you enjoyed the cherry post!
Alison xx

Tammy said...

That is such a great idea! I wish I had a whole day to devote to scrapping. I'm lucky to get the one layout I need to get done actually completed. Sounds like you were very productive and I love hearing that you used up your stash. :)

Sian said...

What a lovely productive day you had Melissa. So there is plenty to look forward to this week on your blog :)

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I didn't use up much old product, but I sure brought tons of new product home with me! Now I have all summer ahead of me to use it up!

Rachel B said...

That's a really good idea, I think to sort out my stash soon and most definitely sort out the older stuff :)