Inspiration >> Using Up Your Scraps

I feel like the aftermath of a good creative session is such a lovely beautiful mess… I almost hate to clean it up! But I am one that has to clean up in between projects because I need a fresh clean workspace to start from. The problem I find when cleaning up is that I have a ton of scraps leftover and I don’t know what to do with all of them! I hate to throw them away but I also wonder if I will ever really use them again when I do save them. Do you run into that same problem? Well, Kim is here to inspire us to actually use up those scraps! I am always in awe that she does this in such a gorgeous way!! You would never know that her scraps are even scraps! She incorporates them into her layouts in a way that looks intentional and part of the design! I’m definitely inspired to start saving those leftovers and will look at them in an entirely different way from now on!

I always seem to find some way to use up my scraps and today I want to share with you an example of a scrapbook layout I made doing just that! This page started with a scrap piece that I placed onto my neutral background. I really liked the negative space that was left so I used it as a sort of frame on my page and then built my page around that concept. I added the photo in the center of the frame and then layered on my embellishments. The fun little cut outs add lots of unexpected dimension.

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There’s all sorts of ways to use your leftover papers and this is just one example of that. I hope I’ve inspired you to save your scraps and put them to use in creative ways in your scrapbooking! Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Thursday!

xoxoxoxo

Supplies Used: Maggie Holmes Open Book Collection / Silhouette Cameo / Watercolors

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  • Van Ha
    January 15, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I never would have thought of using scraps in this sort of way!! Very genius!

  • Becky Green
    January 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    BEAUTIFUL JOB with the “scraps!” But, I HAVE TO SAY, my “scraps,” DON’T look like your scraps! LOL NEVER-THE-LESS, SUCH A SWEET PAGE!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  • Ashley
    January 19, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Such a gorgeous page! Kim always inspires!

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