Scrap Your Stash: Use Those Alphas

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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 LifeDisney, 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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I love the way the completed block came together!

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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.

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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.

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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. :)

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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.

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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…

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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!

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Blog Hop Participants:

Practical Scrappers http:practicalscrappers.blogspot.com
Jennifer Haggerty http://livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com
Audrey Yeager http://audreysreflection.blogspot.com/
Lee-Anne Thornton http://lee-annelovethejourney.blogspot.com
Suzanna Lee http://lifestrivialities.typepad.com/

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Project Life Ideas: Christmas Insert

The time has finally come to wrap up my 2013 Project Life album! So glad to have this album completed! Stay tuned for the start of my 2014 album!

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Looking for some Project Life ideas to finish up your album? As the year draws to a close it’s all about the holidays. So I love to highlight our celebrations with an insert. That allows me to still focus on the everyday life aspect in the rest of the spread.

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One big event, other than the holidays, was a field trip with my son. It’s so much fun for me to get to attend these school events with him. One of my favorite things to do!

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Even with an insert I still didn’t include every photo from Christmas. Just a select few to capture the feel of the day.

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I love the “after” photo from Christmas morning. It always looks like a bomb went off. :)

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And the insert allows space for the rest of the everyday life photos from the end of December. Love that!

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Goodbye to 2013. HELLO 2014!

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Organizing Photos with iPhoto

Over the years I have developed a process of organizing photos that works really well for me. It all started with Finding Photo Freedom and the inspiration I got from Stacy Julian. But as time goes on the process continues to evolve and change as I do.

Click to learn how I go about organizing photos in iPhoto!

Today I’m sharing my full process from how I star and tag to how I organize those photos into albums over at PaperCrafter’s Corner. Head on over and check it out! And be sure to say hello in the comments!

See you there!

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