Stashbusting: Patriotic Pages

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently challenged myself to use this patriotic collection by Pebbles I have been hanging around in my stash … or get rid of it.

I still really love the designs, so I decided to put it to work. I created three layouts with it. I shared the first layout with you yesterday. Today, I will be sharing the other two.


This is a fun page about my daughter’s first time marching in a hometown 4th of July parade. I added a feminine touch to this page, by using the floral paper from the collection and adding in a lacey doily behind my photos.

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The doily is placed at the cross section of the two patterned paper bands going vertically and horizontally across the page. It was also a great place to add an embellishment cluster.

The stars are simple red glitter “foamies” stickers from Michael’s. The dimensional rosette, pinwheel, and American sticker are so much fun together!

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I had fun putting this title together with the three different alphabet stickers. Below the title is where I added my typed journaling strips.

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Cardstock: Red, White
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Dimensional Stickers: Pebbles, Target Dollar Spot
Red Foam Glitter Star Stickers
Alphabet Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Momenta
Adhesive/ Foam Squares
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Brown Distressing Ink


This second page is a simple one and is also one of my go-to designs for two horizontal photos.


The pictures on this page aren’t the best quality-wise, but it records the memory of that night as a family, and that is what matters to me.

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Another cluster of dimensional rosette stickers, surrounded by lots of sparkly red stars! Classic!

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I added some interest to this side of the page, but adding a star gem to the center of the letter “o” … it’s enough to draw your eye across the page and make it feel “embellished.”

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Cardstock: Red
Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins Designs, Pebbles
Dimensional Stickers: Pebbles, Target Dollar Spot
Red Star Stickers: Jolee’s
Thickers: American Crafts
Black Journaling Pen
Brown Distressing Ink

How about you? Are there collections in your stash that you need to challenge yourself to use or lose? What are they?

See you again soon!

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Stashbuster: 4th of July Family Picnic

I’ve had this patriotic paper collection by Pebbles in my stash for several years now. I still love it, but I decided it was time to use it or move it out.

I created one two-page layout and two single page layouts with it and then put it in my purge pile. I’ll share the two-pager today … come back tomorrow to check out the two single page layouts.


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Whenever I’m creating a two-page spread, I like to have a horizontal line that bleeds across the gutter (or middle) of the page. It’s not a necessity, but to me, it helps to keep the eye moving across the page.

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It’s a little hard to notice, but I fussy-cut the patriotic bunting from one of the patterned papers in this collection to go underneath my photos. Banners were really popular on pages a few years ago, and I think we need to bring them back! They always make a project feel so festive!

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What’s a patriotic page without lots of stars, right?! I grouped these red Jolee’s stickers around a cluster of dimensional stickers. Some of the dimensional stickers are from a coordinating Pebbles collection and some were purchased from the Target Dollar Spot in the last year or two.

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I love a title with mixed fonts! Here I used a red puffy alphabet set by Seven Paper along with some silver foil striped thickers by American Crafts.

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I had lots of journaling for this page and chose to draw my own journaling lines and handwrite it this time. I like the casual feel it added to this layout!

Cardstock: White
Patterned Paper: Pebbles
Dimensional Stickers: Pebbles, Target Dollar Spot
Red Star Stickers: Jolee’s
Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Seven Paper
Black Journaling Pen
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Brown Distressing Ink

Thanks for taking a look!

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Stashbuster: Eleanor Roosevelt & Friends

Catchy title for a page, no?! Ha ha! In third grade my daughter did a school report about Eleanor Roosevelt. As part of their learning, the class got to make marionette puppets of the person they were studying. At the end of the year they put on a presentation for the parents. They did a great job!


I used mostly American Crafts Oh, Happy Life papers on this page, mixing in a few oldies from My Mind’s Eye (yellow chevron) and another American Crafts paper (red polka dots from Soho Garden — if I’m remembering right). When purging papers from my stash, I hardly ever get rid of basic patterns like chevrons and polka dots … a polka dot is a polka dot, right? These kinds of patters ALWAYS mix in with other collections really well.


For page accents, I used an old Crate Paper Chipboard floral sticker, some red chipboard labels by American Crafts, and some floral die cuts from the Pebbles Homegrown collection. They all play really nicely together!


I typed my journaling on the computer, printed it out on white cardstock and adhered it right to the chipboard labels.



Cardstock (white), Patterned Paper (American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye), Tag, Buttons, Chipboard Labels (Bella Blvd.), Chipboard Flowers (Crate Paper), Die cuts (Pebbles Inc.), Stickers (American Crafts), Chipboard Letters, Sewing Machine & Thread, Computer and White Cardstock for Journaling, Adhesive/Foam Squares, White Crochet Thread, Scissors/Trimmer

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Stashbusting: Love U Layout

I have been doing a bit of playing with my stash here-and-there this past month, and wanted to share one with you today.

I am in love with floral papers lately and couldn’t resist this beauty by We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic collection. I picked up a couple sheets of it at a local scrapbook store and then combined it with some older papers that I already had in my stash.


I used the unique colors of the floral paper to go through my patterned papers and chose things that would go along with it. I LOVE when I can make my stash look fresh by combining it with a “newer” paper.


The yellow circle tile letters are by October Afternoon and the large, black letters are the Rockabye Thickers by American Crafts.

I haven’t used large letters like this for a really long time! It reminded me of the heyday of scrapbooking when large titles were really popular. Sometimes they even took up half the page!


The Urban Chic collection by We R Memory Keepers includes a paper with a large black watercolor stripe. I found a similar, smaller stripe in my stash that was part of the Crate Paper “Hello Love” paper pad that I purchased at Michael’s last year for $5. Score!


I added the journaling to the bottom of the page and then scattered a few Dollar Tree purple sequins around for a bit of shine.


The most fun part of this page was busting into my stash to use (and LOVE!) things that I already own. I think we sometimes get caught up in having to have the latest-and-greatest thing, and forget about all the “happiness” that is already waiting for us on our shelves. I’m challenging myself to dig into that “happiness” more often. What a great feeling!

Thanks for popping by today! I hope you are having a great week!


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