Monday, February 01, 2010

"Old Skool Stash Scrap" Blog Hop

Ahhh, old scrappin' stash . .  I think all crafters have a supply of things that they bought with good intentions and for whatever reason have yet to use it or lose it. Of course, scrapbookers are no different.

This past week was Winter CHA in Anaheim, California and I chuckled to myself when Shimelle Lain posted on Twitter about My Mind's Eye releasing a Frame-Ups 10-year Anniversary collection. Really, truly, I kid you not!! I was quietly thinking to myself that I bought those and I remember thinking they were the greatest thing since sliced bread because it was a page just waiting to be thrown together quickly. Well, that my friends was just about 8 years ago that I purchased those (and it just goes to show that eventually everything that was once old becomes new again)!! And while, yes, I did use one or two frames and dolls many years ago, I also still had a handful of bath boy die cuts and photo corners. They were so darn CUTE back then! Ahh, amazing how times change, isn't it?

Enter my "Old Skool Stash" layout.

In the process of packing up my scrapbook supplies when we moved over the summer, I actually decided to hold on to these. I KNEW I had some adorable photos of my boys in the bath. I just had no idea what type of a layout would result from the product. Yesterday, I started browsing through my Library of Memories category drawers and pulled out a few bathtime photos and I finally decided on two "hair do" photos of my boys. I knew that was something I'd want to remember and a layout was percolating.

Now, tell me that those darn photo corners and little boy die cut just aren't the cutest things? Yeah, I know . . . they are cute, and that's part of the problem, isn't it? Ah well, little 2 and 3 year old boys are allowed to be a little cute! I'm actually pretty impressed at how well I was able to pull together some current papers with those old products! Of course, if you really want to have these little guys all for yourself, just head on over to the My Mind's Eye website link above and you can find out where to get them just for you!! I promise, these were OLD and in my stash and not just received at Winter CHA (I wasn't lucky enough to get a plane flight from Florida to California this time around).

And the great thing that happend in preparing for this blog hop?? I pulled out several products that I consider Old Stash - things like Rusty Pickle's Whippersnapper line and and some old Disney stuff - and you can bet I've got a few other layout ideas still percolating just in time for February's LOAD Challenge and may just be making an appearance soon on a blog near you! (this one, of course)!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Now, whether this is your first stop (and if so, please feel free to jump on board) or you came to me from K's Crafty Corner, you're next stop is over at the Chatty Crafty Arty Pig blog. I hope you enjoy your trip through scrapbooking past; may you laugh right along with us at some of the things we just couldn't bear to finally use until now!

And just in case the train gets derailed somewhere along the way, feel free to come back here and follow the list of blogs below.


furrypig said...

Great idea to mix old with new and it soooo works! Thanks for joining the blog hop it's great fun xxx

Liberty :) said...

This is a great layout! It looks SO modern despite using old stash! Amazing result achieved! Thanks for playing along. Hope to do it again near the end of the month to accommodate a class that it is going to be featured in - do join us!

Chocolate Orange said...

What a beautiful page. I must say i love the pictures that you chose.
Yes the bath boys are soooo cute !!

A great mix of old and new stash.

Thankyou for sharing on the blog hop x

K said...

WOW!! That layout just looks full of fun & life!! FAB!!!

Cal said...

Wow!! What a GREAT layout!!

S said...

Adorable with a capital A!

humel said...

Love it :-) And it inspires me to finally scrap that bath pic I have lying around from ages back... x

Jenny said...

Love the colors and font! I have a bunch of the same little die cuts! You totally inspired me to use them! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

Jeanne said...

Crud, are you gonna make me regret decluttering my paper doll stuff I just got rid of last week? Argghhhh!

LOL This is just adorable! Great mix of old and new. Yay!

And can I just say, I love that you have allowed the full content to be seen in Reader. (Did you read Lain's post about not reading blogs anymore yesterday?) I appreciate the changeover, so THANKS! *Ü*

Margie said...

Hi April,
I remember that period of scrap stuff. So cute. IT makes me want to pull out more of my old layouts AND my old product and try this again. So fun. I've held on to so much old stuff. If it was cute to me then, it's cute to me now (most of the time). I love that layout and those photos are precious.

Marygail said...

I totally remember Frame ups! lol I think I have some in my stash somewhere. Love the LO...I am sure I have pictures like those :)

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness, I have so many of these Frame Ups! You've inspired me to try & find a way to use them during LOAD. :)