Use your stash (& a little giveaway)

Okay, so I have a little story.  I have been drooling over this MME stack at hobby lobby.  I don’ot go there very often, but when I do, this stack always catches my eye.  But, I wouldn’t let myself buy it.  Why?  Because I have SOOO many such stacks/collections that I have added to my stash, just had to have, and then never touched.

But, I had some cash for Christmas and it was on sale for 50% off.  So I made a little bargain with myself and my use-your-stash challenge for myself was born.  Here is my plan.  Each month, I am going to choose a collection that has been in my stash for at least 1 year.  I’m going to make myself a little kit out of it, and use it to create as many layouts as possible.

First though, I’m going to start with my new MME stack.  I just love the colors and patterns :)

Also, since there were multiples of all the 17 patterns, I’m going to have a little giveaway.  So, simply leave a comment with some older lines that you would like to see featured with new ideas.  And, I will draw a winner for these 17 glittered papers.  A small note though, these were glued together kind of sloppily at the top, so the top edge is kind of rough on some of them, but could easily be cut off.

There were 3 of each design, so if I get at least 50 comments w/ suggestions, then I will have 2 winners.


  1. Melissa says

    Gorgeous papers! I would love to see anything with the Green Stack by DCWV or old Crate Paper collections.Thanks for doing a giveaway!

  2. Chelsey says

    Wow, those papers are really pretty! I love the MME stuff, it always catches my eye! I dont have a lot of old kits from the stores, but I have tons of old Creative Memories Kits. I would love to see layouts using the CM Cherish or the CM Cottage sets.

  3. Rach H says

    I love the patterns of those papers! So bright and cheerful. I'm actually doing the same thing with my stash. I'm pulling out papers and embellishments I didn't even know I had and using them up before I buy anything new. I agree with Chelsey about CM- I'd love to see how I could use what I have in new and innovative ways!

  4. Pammi says

    This papers are so bright and cheerful. Good buy for you! I would love to see some kind of new idea for the CM teenager set from last year. I would love to use for a grown up activity that would make even parents feel young hip and cool. Maybe use it for a scrap event which is pretty much my only social life these days.I don't have as much stuff as some people but I continually try and use what I have. When I do splurge for a magazine I usually buy one from the UK because it usually comes with scrapbooking supplies. Issue 49 of Papercrafting Essentials came with the cutest paper with professions including a scrapbooking profession. Too Cute!

  5. KarenSue says

    I can see why they kept 'catching your eye' far as an older set done in a new way… how about Nana's kids, as I am a new grandma!!

  6. Pink Heather says

    What a good bargain to make with yourself. I need to do something like that. Whittling down my stash a little would be a good thing. LOL

  7. Tabitha Jones says

    Great papers!! I would like to some old We R memory Keepers or Chatterbox papers. i too have been goping thru my old stash!

  8. IrisGoddess says

    What a great idea! And it's so nice of you to do this RAK. I'd love to see some ideas for some older BasicGrey lines as well as the Laundry Line for MME.

  9. mustangkayla says

    What a score! That looks like such a fun line! I just adore the blue/turquoisy color and orange combo! Too fun! Great idea too. I might just have to challenge myself too and start after we move next month. I have old MME line that I have saved FOREVER…I really need to use it up. I can't remember the name of it now. Bohemia? Blues, greens and browns…

  10. YoZefie says

    Ooooo I want this one. Too cute! I would love to see MME Garden Party. I have this one and cant seem to get started with it… Thanks for the chance at such a great RAK!:)

  11. Ms. Cheryl says

    I started on pages using DCWV school stack. I would love to see what someone else has done with these papers. Thanks so much for the giveaway. This stack you have makes me think Home Sweet Home thoughts. ms.cheryl

  12. Anonymous says

    I have the big collection of MME I got from Costco that could really use some whittling down. Also ancient brown/blue and brown/pink Cosmopolitan collections from Making Memories (I think). Love the colors of the MME you bought!Carissa

  13. tyme2blog says

    Older lines I's like new inspiration for…. K&Company K-ology and Wild Saffron. And Deja View Global Views. I really like the stack you are working with this month. Those papers would work well for boy LOs.

  14. Melissa says

    That is a beautiful line..I can see why you couldnt resist it! Yay for sales!! :)Great idea for a challenge to yourself…I should do the same thing. Thx! I know I have a bunch of WRMK Nonsense line…would love to see ideas for that if you also have some!

  15. Bobbi-Lynn says

    Love that line! And I really like your idea to create kits, I need to try that.As for other papers, maybe some Fancy Pants, or Basic Grey

  16. Clemencia says

    Older lines? boy! I have some DCWV christmas paper stack that has been in my drawer forever lol I would love to see new twists and ideas for them, and thanks for the giveaway, I hope I win :)

  17. Pink Heather says

    Oops. I already posted, but I forgot to say what older lines I wanted. Hmmm. I have so much there aren't many lines I couldn't use some help using up, but probably Fancy Pants is the one I have the most of. Pink, 'love' lines in particular.

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