A slight obsession with books

Crafts, cats and books

Clear the desk


I’m still enjoying working my way through Shimelle’s class, A most magical scrapbook, and I’m getting my Disney photos from last year done really quickly. As I was on a roll, I signed up for another of Shimelle’s classes that launched in Feb. It’s a class to encourage you to use up older supplies. For some people that just means using up the lovely stash they bought last year, but I have stash dating back to 2005 and maybe earlier.

I kept buying patterned paper but struggled to actually use it. Shimelle’s style uses a lot of pretty paper so I’m getting through it nicely now but I have lots to use up yet.

I had a really good rummage and pulled these papers for the first prompt.

That’s A-Z, Kaisercraft, Chatterbox, MME, Fancy Pants, 3 bugs in a rug, and one by American Crafts that didn’t get into the photo. The ones with dates on were 2005/2006.

This is what I made with these papers plus a mix of old & new embellishments.

Six layouts! I did four on the first evening and another two when I got home from work the following day. I don’t think I’ve ever been so productive so I’m chuffed to bits.

I’ve been busy with other stuff the past week but I’m going to dive in with a second set of supplies for the next video asap.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

6 thoughts on “Clear the desk

  1. Your pages are awesome! We won’t talk about my stash of paper and scrapbook supplies dating back to 2001! Eeek! I am working on using things that I have, too, but that doesn’t stop me from buying all the wonderful new products that keep coming out. It’s a vicious circle, LOL You made some really great pages from some older papers. I can’t believe how different they look with pictures and embellishments on them. You are doing a great job getting your photos on pages and using up product. Great job!


    • Thanks 🙂
      I am trying only to buy things that I need, such as stickers, but I have bought a couple of ranges that’ll be perfect for this year’s holiday as I didn’t have much with a travel theme. It’s very liberating using up so much old stuff, and enjoying doing it 🙂


  2. Liking the ball of fur one x


  3. You will have a clear desk if you keep this up!


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