Saturday, January 12, 2013

Revisit Your Stash

I signed up for a class over at Big Picture Classes called Artful Parenting: The Transitional Tween Years. *A discussion about my tween, would take a whole 'nother blog post...ummm scratch would take a whole 'nother BLOG! And since I can barely keep up with this one, there won't be a blog devoted to my tween anytime soon, although there should be!* But I digress...

So N E way...once of our tasks was to put together a journal so that we would have a place to put the provided resources as well as the bits and pieces we glean from doing the exercises and other activities.

I purchased one of the new Recollections journals (similar to Smash books, but they're three-ring binders) and wanted to decorate the cover. For the most part, the cover was blank except for the Polaroid-looking squares, the black triangle and the quote "Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion."

I decided to add pictures of my "tween" to the Polaroid squares, but I needed something else. I went searching through my Clip-It-Up (which is overladen with "stuff") and came across these stickers about sons and boys. They have a copyright date of 2002! I added some Washi tape, a few bits of cardstock, a little red marker, and the "boys will be boys" sticker and called it done!

Wonder what other gems I have hiding in my stash? Maybe this will renew my pledge to self to minimize shopping for scrappy stuff... What do you think?

So the lesson for today is this: Don't sleep your stash. You may have lots of hidden gems in there that you've probably forgotten about in your quest to have the latest and greatest.

All the best!


  1. What a fun looking journal. I like how you put it together with all the boyish things. Too cute.

  2. I love it!! And a great idea!! Nice work Ms. Wrinkle Free Diva!!!

  3. Cute, cute, cute!! And I agree, I get a new digital kit every week, yet there are many I haven't touched since I first bought them. There's some good stuff in there I know. I need to go back and get into them!! Thanks

  4. Yes indeed. You put great use to your stash of goodies. He's going to LOVE it.

    Thanks for the LOVE you posted to my gallery celebrating 100 years of sisterhood! Your sister of the crimson & cream!!!

  5. Fabulous journal! I sooo need to use my stash!