Saturday, January 7, 2012

Using Up My Stash - Blog Hop

If you are joining me for the Blog Hop you are right on track. You should be coming from Shirley's Blog.
This January I am using up my stash! So I'm going through all paper pack and supplies and creating projects to clear out the old and make room for the better!

Today I am showcasing the Sonoma Paper and the Heirloom Accessories. The heirloom accessories are resin flowers and charms. The pack comes with 6 flowers and 6 charms. I originally thought I would use them to create jewelry but then they just sat there in the drawer (sound familiar??).

I didn't have very much of the Sonoma paper left but I wanted to use up the rest of it. I saw on Lisa Stenz's blog this gorgeous layout and wanted to copy it. I made a few changes since I didn't have all the same supplies and added the heirloom accessories too.

So first I needed to use my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and cut the large die cut. I saved the remainder of the paper for the layout below. I distressed all the edges in Cocoa and adhered it to the Smokey Plum sheet of cardstock. 

Next I cut from the cartridge 3 flowers in Amethyst, Smokey Plum, and Colonial White (If you are making the layout below too cut some extra flowers). I inked them and rolled them. I punched some leaves from Olive Cardstock and dry embossed the veins on the back then inked with Olive Ink on the front. 
I stamped some journaling spots and added the photo mats. Last I added the cocoa ribbon across the page with a little ruffling on the right side. I placed the pewter frame over a scrap of colonial white just below the ribbon ruffles. I added the heirloom accessories to the upper left of the photos and the charm that dangled below the paper flowers.

Using the same process and style I created the below layout as well. You'll notice the negative space of the cricut cut from above on the right page. I created similar photo mats too. I had some left over stickease and zipstrips that I added to the page as well. I used a ribbon slide along with some more pewter accessories

Now hop on over to Brenda's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash. And don't forget to come back to my blog tomorrow for another project!

P.S. Don't forget to look at my previous 6 days of using up my stash. Then follow me to see the rest of the Jan projects. Also follow me on Pinterest to see more projects from this paper pack and many others!


  1. very very pretty... great color choices.. :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  2. beautiful colors....loveee this layout! I want the AP cart sooo bad!

  3. I love the AP cart. I used it AGAIN for our card swap lol. These turned out wonderful!

  4. Your lay outs are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the colors you used. The brown ribbon across just adds the perfect touch. or
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  5. Your purple and sage green LOs are so pretty! I love the way your repeated the shield design through-out. And those flowers look gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing! I'm off to check out your other stash depleting LOs. :)

  6. Beautiful color combo! And great layout!

  7. beautiful layouts!! I love them, especially the colors!!

    Many Blessings,