Wednesday, April 10, 2013

10 on the 10th: Animal Names

Welcome to the latest installment of "Ten on the Tenth," my monthly adventure in de-stashing.  For this group of ten projects, I worked with a file of supplies that is a bit of a mixed bag.  It's my "animal names" file, and it contains items from Doodlebug Design, Cosmo Cricket, and Lawn Fawn.

This file had a good amount of supplies, including different papers and embellishments, but there was a lot of variation.  First of all, I had quite a bit of glitter cardstock, which I over-bought one year at Christmastime.  I also had a few random animal stickers (a koala, a rhinoceros, a turtle, and a zebra) to use up.  And last, but not least, I had a lot of flowery/feminine items from Lawn Fawn. Could I rise to the challenge and use this assortment of supplies?  See for yourself...
Project 1: banner stickers & glitter cardstock by Doodlebug Design; red/white heart patterned paper by Authentique; fussy-cut heart paper by Crate; all other paper by Cosmo Cricket; rectangular mini alphabet stickers by October Afternoon; all other stickers by Cosmo Cricket, including square mini alphabet stickers; punch by All Night Media; black pen by Creative Memories; green pen by Sakura.

I started with the glitter cardstock.  For my first project, "Sparky Show," I tore a free-form hole in a sheet of green glitter cardstock and placed the sheet atop my layout as a frame.

Project 2: previously blogged here.

No surprise, I used the remainder of the torn green glitter cardstock for my next layout, "Carnival." 

Project 3: glitter cardstock by Doodlebug Design; cupcake paper by Crate; blue patterned paper & banner paper by October Afternoon; bracket frame sticker by Cosmo Cricket; alphanumeric stickers by Lily Bee Design; epoxy dot sticker by EK Success; Stickles glitter by Ranger; household stapler.

I only had a half sheet of blue glitter cardstock, so it became a card base.  I decided that some glitter is good, but more is better, so I smoothed Stickles glitter over the banner and bracket frame.

Project 4: luggage tag, doily sticker, & all paper by Cosmo Cricket; border stickers & koala by Doodlebug Design; alphabet stickers by Lawn Fawn; foam flower by Darice; aida cloth by Charles Craft; tulle by Wyla; small scrap of lace (brand unknown); Distress Stain by Ranger; pen by Zig.

Next, I worked on using the animal stickers.  My husband loves Australian wildlife, so the koala sticker made its way onto an anniversary card. 

Project 5: animal, banner, & alphabet stickers by Doodlebug Design; masking tape paper & star paper by Crate; mini file folders by Teresa Collins; label stickers by October Afternoon; pen by Creative Memories.

The rhino and turtle worked perfectly on this page about my son's imaginary safari.  

Project 6: previously blogged here

And you've already seen how I incorporated the zebra sticker into a mini album last month.  Now I've used all my animal stickers!

Projects 7 & 8: journaling cards, floral paper, & green alphabet stickers by Lawn Fawn; cardstock by Wausau Paper; round mini alphas & white rub-ons by October Afternoon; number sticker by Bella Blvd.

The flowery, feminine supplies from Lawn Fawn were great for creating a pair of Women's Day cards.  This Russian holiday is celebrated on March 8, which is one of the few Russian dates which I can spell out with English letters--8ое марта.

Project 9: previously blogged here.

Pink and purple are colors that I seldom use, but the art journal page above gave me a chance to use Lawn Fawn alphabet stickers in these colors.

Project 10: previously blogged here

There were also some squares of pink/red feminine paper among my Cosmo Cricket supplies, and they found a home on another art journal page.

I'm really enjoying the process of de-stashing, and I feel like it's making me think about my supplies in a more creative way.  I hope you're enjoying reading about my de-stashing adventures.  Thanks for dropping by my blog today!


Helen Tilbury said...

Wonderul Denise! It sure does feel great to use what we have and certainly makes us consider out purchases more carefully going forward :)

Angi Barrs said...

I love your de-stashing projects. Adorable!!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great projects, Denise! Really love your art journaling pages :)
And what a fun file!

Lynette said...

Well done are getting through your stash. I am slowly but surely also getting there. I still have the "no buy" policy where patterned paper is concerned. I want to see how much my stash can be reduced by the end of the that next year I can buy new stuff again :-)

Юлия Бар said...

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Awesome projects, Denise! Love the way you are focused on de-stashing :)

Svjetlana said...

Lovely projects, i am having a fight with myself not too buy anything until I make at least 20 layouts.

Denise Price said...

Svjetlana, that's a great goal! Good luck with it.

Aline Fonseca said...

Hi, Denise!
Thanks, dear!
I love to use jeans on my projetcs.
Your project is wonderful! I love the art journal and you did it beautifully (if this word even exist)! The project is very interesting and creative!

Kerryn said...

What a fun way to sort your products. It's funny when you look at it how many companies include animals in their names :). Well done on using so much of your stash!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fabulous work! Loving the de-stash!!!!

Ann Dolina said...

My favorite was the the green glitter paper doughnut page and then your using the doughnut hole in another. Waste not want not. So fun Denise!

Denise Price said...

Hm, now I want to eat a doughnut... :)

Юлия Бар said...

Answer in his blog. Think up guest ions and ask the three girls . I come, I will read:)))

Tracey Sabella said...

Lovely work using up your "animal" stash. Such fabulous projects! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Samantha Wright said...

wow some amazing projects!!

jeanie g said...

I didn't get to leave you a comment before but I really enjoyed reading all about your recycling/destashing projects. Great way to use up stuff and turn it into a memory.