I’ve been making a point to dig into my stash lately and put a few older supplies to good use. Today I am sharing a layout with a 2017 Jillibean Soup collection called Farmhouse Stew. The warm woodgrain planks combined with the bright ‘B’ sides were perfect for this layout of my husband and I staying at the Wilderness Lodge and Disney World for our 20th wedding anniversary.


I wanted a collection that had the bright colors of Disney World, but the outdoorsy feel of the Wilderness Lodge. This Jillibean Soup collection fits the bill perfectly! I focused on using the ‘B’ sides of the paper, for the base design of the page.

After selecting the collection to work with, I shopped my stash for embellishments with the same colors. I used chipboard frames from Freckle Fawn, teal puffy phrases from Elle’s Studio, and wood veneer hearts.

I dug deep into my stash for the letters for my title. This Heidi Swapp chipboard set is one of the very first alphabet sets I ever purchased when I started scrapbooking and it’s high time I got them used up! I used to use brown A LOT when I first started scrapbooking, but now I only reach for it occasionally. The brown letters look great with the woodgrain background on this page.

I added a brown cardstock scallop across the top of the page to repeat the brown color of the chipboard letters.

My favorite part of this page was fussy-cutting the floral clusters, then adding die-cut flowers and leaves over the printed design to give it more dimension. The flower comes from the Spellbinders ‘I Dance’ set currently on the market. I added a brown-orange gem to the center of each flower as a sparkly accent.

I added a sprinkling of wood veneer hearts around my fussy-cut butterflies. The hearts work well since this is an anniversary layout.

I matted each photo on its own patterned paper, simply because I liked how each photo looked with those colors.

I used up these bright Freckled Fawn chipboard frames from my stash by cutting them in half and tucking them behind the floral clusters. I love the pop of pattern and texture they add!

This page turned out so pretty and it was so much FUN to make. I especially loved adding the die-cut flowers and leaves to the fussy-cut floral clusters to make them feel more ‘alive’ and dimensional. Flowers are ALWAYS fun to work with!

Wishing you a happy day!


Jillibean Soup ‘Farmhouse Stew’ collection (2017)
Solid Cardstock: Simple Stories Color Vibe
Chipboard Letters: Heidi Swapp
Wood Veneer Hearts: Unknown, I think they might be from Felicity Jane?
Chipboard Frames: Freckled Fawn
Teal Puffy Phrases: Elle’s Studio
Gems: KaiserCraft
Flower Die: Spellbinders ‘I Dance’ Die Set

JanaEubankYouTubeIcon JanaEubankIconFacebook JanaEubankIconInstagram JanaEubankIconPinterest

Stashbusting: Scrapbooking with a 12×12 Paper Pad

I love budget scrapbooking supplies with the best of them! If I see a 12×12 stack of paper that speaks to me, I will pick it up. These papers are beautiful, but the downside is that they have their limits. They are usually a lighter-weight paper (which CAN be a benefit in some circumstances), they don’t always have a stellar design, and they lack accompanying embellishments. This is the most difficult for me, as you KNOW I LOVE coordinating embellishments!

So, how do you scrapbook with a 12×12 paper pad? For me, it is an opportunity to use up embellishments from my stash and to use my stamps and dies to create my own embellishments. So that is what I will be doing today. Click on the image below if you would like to view the Process Video, or feel free to scroll right on past to the post with pictures. 🙂


This cute daughter of mine will be graduating from high school next year. That means I need to make a focused effort to get caught up on her school memories. This photo is from her science fair in Elementary school. I love that she is sporting her ‘Save Ferris’ t-shirt here. So flippin’ cute!

The paper pad I chose to use for this layout is the Park Lane ‘Nice Day’ Big Buy pad from Joann. These pads tend to sell out quickly, but I believe this one is still available on at the time of this post. Yay! So if you like it, you can still pick it up for yourself!

My daughter’s science fair project featured air quality. I thought this would be a good time to use my ‘weather’ dies. This cute Sun is by Fun Stampers Journey. The clouds are from an Echo Park Paper die and the hearts are a combination of an American Crafts punch and Provo Craft die (remember the Cuttlekids dies? Yep, it’s that old, but I still love the shape of this heart and use it often).

I organize my embellishments by color family: Primary, Brights (candy colors), Lights, and Neutral. For this scrapbook page I dug through my Primary embellishments and pulled out a pack of American Crafts die-cuts, wood buttons from Shimelle, and Daily Flash Stickers & cut-apart cards by October Afternoon.

This cute rainbow die is called the ‘Over the Rainbow Die Set’ by Echo Park Paper and is available at the Echo Park site HERE.

I have collected so many stamps over the years, but rarely make use of them. I challenged myself to use some letter stamps from my stash for the title. The letters were created with letter stamps from Fun Stampers Journey (no longer in business).

So, how about you? Do you have items in your stash that could use a little love? Challenge yourself to create a stashbusting layout this weekend. Perhaps dust off your dies and stamps and see what you can come up with. I’d love to see the end result.

Happy Scrapping!


JanaEubankYouTubeIcon JanaEubankIconFacebook JanaEubankIconInstagram JanaEubankIconPinterest

Stashbusting Instead of Purging!

Am I the only scrapbooker who still enjoys their older supplies? While others are happily spring cleaning their studios, I am rediscovering and getting excited about supplies in my stash.

Sure, I pass along items that are no longer my style, or supplies that I have already created with and don’t feel that ‘spark’ for anymore … but there are still many things in my room I haven’t had a chance to play with yet.

Purging, to me, means getting rid of something I no longer like. When I look at my older supplies I think to myself, “I would still buy this TODAY!”

So, instead of purging, I’m going to incorporate more STASHBUSTING in my life. Who’s with me?

Today’s video features supplies from 2012. Yep! They are 11 years old and I STILL love them! Watch the video above to see my process, or check out the still shots below.


This layout was created from a Studio Calico subscription kit (2012) featuring patterned papers and supplies by October Afternoon, Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye, Authentique, and more. The office-inspired and geometric patterns are still relevant to me today and worked well for a masculine page about my son.

I even incorporated additional items from my stash: a kraft polaroid frame (Park Lane at Joann’s), twine, a tag, buttons, and star dies, to name a few. If I needed something … I found something from my stash that would work, or I made it! (Love how those star embellishments turned out!)

I’ve seen several people run tags and journaling cards through their printer with success by taping them onto a full-size sheet of paper. I’ve been wanting to try this technique; however, it was late at night, I do not own a light table, and I didn’t want to wait until the next day to use my window to line up the journaling.

I opted to print my journaling on manila-colored cardstock that matched the tag I wanted to use. It worked great, and I don’t think you will notice once the page is placed in a sheet protector.

Are you trying to make a title and are out of a certain letter? I was out of lowercase r’s for the word ‘Haircut’. My solution was to mix upper- and lowercase letters within the word. It has a bit of boyish charm, don’t you think?

Give stashbusting a try today! Sure, perfectly coordinated collections are fun and easy to work with, but there is something electric about discovering new ways of combining other supplies together. I’d love to see what you make!

Have a great week!


Take My FREE Class at!


JanaEubankYouTubeIcon JanaEubankIconFacebook JanaEubankIconInstagram JanaEubankIconPinterest

Battle the Winter Blues by BUSTING Some Stash!

The beginning of 2023 was a bit rocky for me and for the first time in a long time, I felt myself sinking into the January BLAHS! Yuck! As I wondered to myself why this was happening, I realized that it had been several weeks since I had been in my craft room … I needed to get back to CREATING!

Playing with paper is my therapy! Instead of allowing the winter blues to take me over, I decided I would fight back. I printed some snowy photos, grabbed an older snow-themed collection from my stash, and got to work! I felt happier almost immediately! Yay!


I used the 2016 Carta Bella Snow Fun collection for this layout of my son having lunch at a ski resort. My son and my husband often go snowboarding together in the wintertime. It’s their time to bond and I love that they have these special one-on-one memories together.

SUPPLIES USED: Cardstock (Carta Bella Paper) Patterned Paper, Stickers, Brads (‘Snow Fun’ collection by Carta Bella Paper), Letter Stickers (‘Buckaroo’ Thickers by American Crafts)

So, if you’ve been battling the winter blues … do yourself a favor and do something that brings you joy. Even if it’s a couple of hours of interrupted creative time in your craft room. I promise you will feel better afterwards.

See you again soon!


Take My FREE Class at!


JanaEubankYouTubeIcon JanaEubankIconFacebook JanaEubankIconInstagram JanaEubankIconPinterest