I’d like to start off this new week with a few new Lo’s that I have created this week. I’ve been concentrating on getting the most out of cheaper supplies – making things go further etc. In the current economic climate some people have been feeling the pinch when it comes to scrapping supplies and I hope I can help you stretch your current “stash” as far as it should.
Tip Number One:Op Shops and Thrift Stores
I have found a secret “stash” of op shops here in the Hunter that continually suprise me with little treasures to be used in scrapping. One of the most common finds I make is large jars of buttons. When clothing comes into the store and it’s too crummy to put on the rack, they cut off the excess buttons and put them in jars for about $3.
Source out some of your local op shops and go on a scavenger hunt – there is nothing more exciting!
Here are the buttons (often they are vintage ones) used on a LO to form a frame around the photos.
Tip Number Two:Cluster your Embellishments
Sometimes the cost of a set of embellishments is worth more than the page itself. Some of them are exorbitantly priced! I won’t name names, but I think it’s pretty rude that some scrapbook manufacturers create embies through Asian companies and then whack their brand name on them and sell them for twice the price.
So, In order to make those gorgeous embies stretch a bit further, cluster them around one area of your LO, rather than placing one here or there. Clustering them gives the appearance of a greater amount and you can flesh out the rest of the LO using cheaper things like flowers and gems.
That’s all for the tips for the moment – until next post. I will keep sourcing out good places to go shopping for your scrapping stuff too – so stay tuned!
Here’s some LO’s that are just the “fun stuff” – given that I had a pretty awful week last week I just wanted to scrap for some “therapy” and so there was no rhyme nor reason to it – just playing.
As you can see – quite varied in approach – each one shows a different style LOL. Obviously I couldn’t quite settle on one method of scrapping 😉
Click on each image if you want to see a larger version – or just let your mouse float over the top and a snap image will appear.
Have a great week everyone and happy scrapping 🙂