Use Your Scraps Challenge

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Use Your Scraps Challenge
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Fri, 01-09-2009 - 4:58pm

I was inspired by this challenge by a few different things. A few weeks ago I was working on Christmas cards, and as I was using a piece of paper I had forever (1 year or more is forever to me! LOL) I decided I would make as many different or as many cards I could with that one piece of paper. 2 of the cards were the same and then 6 were different.

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1414657 This is the card I was talking about!

The other day I was organizing my scraps and I have TONS of them, so I thought it would be cool to pose a challenge for all of us! There are a lot of challenges going on, but this one is a little different.

I consider a scrap a piece of paper that is left over from a project and it's too small for a layout and/or too big for a card. I also will accept any scraps you are about to have b/c of doing something--here's the catch--use the rest of the paper up when you are doing your layout, card, whatever!

Here are the general guidelines:
No need to sign up. Just post here when you make a project.
Projects include altering something, making some sort of tag/embellishment, layout, card, evelopes, anything you are working on!
Anyone can play at any time.
Combine this with other challenges, if you want.

Examples of ways you can use your scraps:
Use it as part of an embellishment, use pieces to die cut letters, punch shapes, make a card with it, etc.

I am thinking about once a week "extra" challenges to add that little push. If someone comes up with an idea, by all means join in the fun! :)

That's really it. This is just an informal challenge to push us into using our stash creatively! I'll start the first challenge on Monday.

Sound good?

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Sun, 01-11-2009 - 8:09am
Lauren, can we use any scraps that we have laying around?

Missy  


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Sun, 01-11-2009 - 9:56am
Yep, it can be ANY scraps. Scraps you had left from yesterday, 10 years ago, 2 weeks ago, anything. Good grief, I have some from like 3 years ago that I STILL haven't used up! That's partly what made me think of this challenge! :)
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Mon, 01-12-2009 - 9:16pm

Here is a link to my layout using scraps.

Missy  


I already lost count for this year...my guess is abou

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Tue, 01-13-2009 - 4:18pm

The circles and letters are from scraps.

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Fri, 01-16-2009 - 4:10pm

The strips on the bottom are from scraps.


http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn158/bec_lk/100_2455.jpg

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Tue, 01-20-2009 - 8:24am

Most of these circles are made from scraps.


http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn158/bec_lk/100_2456.jpg

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Sun, 01-25-2009 - 4:16pm

Michelle

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Sun, 01-25-2009 - 4:23pm
Puppy Love The red/dark pink dotted PP in the center was a scrap - didn't even have to trim it!

Michelle: Momma to Natasha, Sarah Grace & Mira

Michelle

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Sun, 01-25-2009 - 7:38pm
Those are both Awesome! Way to Go on using Scraps! :)