Welcome to the Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop from Practical Scrappers! If you hopped here from Suzanna’s blog you are in the right place! If you’d like to start at the beginning you can pop over to Practical Scrappers and hop through the whole list.
I’m Monica and this is Scrap Inspired! If this is your first time here, welcome, and feel free to poke around a bit. You’ll find lots of Project Life, Disney, and Scrapbooking inspiration. Want to keep up with all that is Scrap Inspired? Sign up for inspiration in your inbox!
And now let’s get to scrapping your stash. Today I’m talking about using up those alphas.
- Design Inspiration: There always comes a point when a set of Thickers can’t make many more words. So I thought it would be fun to find a way to use up the last of those alphas.
- Color Inspiration: I let my thicker sets determine which colors I would end up using. Then I found some pattern paper scraps that coordinated with my Thickers.
I started by finding a couple of big blocks of pattern paper. Then I decided where my alpha stickers would go. I wanted to use some random letters to create a pattern block. To make sure the letters all lined up correctly I simply laid a couple of extra pieces of paper along the edges. Then I just started adding in letters randomly.
I love the way the completed block came together!
One thing I always have a ton of are periods and dots from the i’s and j’s. I thought it would be fun to arrange a collection of dots to create another block of color. You might notice that these dots are different sizes. I just made sure to mix up the arrangement to keep things interesting.
Here are all the blocks together. I love the mix of pattern and texture! Add in a strip of washi tape and I’m a happy camper.
To add a bit of color to my title block I also added in some more dots and an asterisk. Man those alphas are going quick.
For one last bit of stash busting I added 3 labels to house my journaling. Nothing better than using up the stash I’ve been collecting over the years.
With a simple photo of my son and I reading and I have a completed layout! Here’s one more look at the whole layout…
Have you ever used Thickers for something other than titles? Leave a comment and let me know your favorite way to use up your alphas!
Thanks for stopping by Scrap Inspired! Next up on the hop is Brenda! I’ve included a complete list of blog hop participants below in case you get lost along the way!
Blog Hop Participants:
Practical Scrappers http:practicalscrappers.blogsp
Jennifer Haggerty http://
Audrey Yeager http://
Lee-Anne Thornton http://
Suzanna Lee http://
Monica Bradford <<— YOU ARE HERE
Brenda Ragsdale: http://
Nicole Laha http://
Susie Bentz http://
Wendy Coffman: www.stampingrules.com
Erin Morehouse: http://
Bobbi Smith: http://vintagemusedesigns.blogspot.com/
Wendi Robinson: http://
Kelly Jean: http://
Lisa Peeples: http://
Alison Day: http://alisondaydesigns.com/
Majken Pullin: http://
Cheryl Wegener Freet http://
Laura Cox: http://
Christine Meyer: http://
Kerri Yarus: http://