We are all guilty of it. We covet those lovely, lovely newly released scrapbooking products, yet we are hoarding a plethora of supplies in our craft space. For those of us who have been papercrafting for a long time (I have been actively scrapbooking for about 12 years now) it's easy to have tools and supplies that are a decade old. I get so caught up in the latest & greatest trends, that I forget that I can breathe new life into what I already have.
The S.W.A.T. drill this week challenges us to do exactly that! So dig into that stash and create a fresh layout with older tools and/or products.
Here is my example...
For the background I used a sheet of patterned paper from the Dream Street Papers "Fresh" line. That company closed it's doors sevearal years ago, so I know this paper is old! The matting is a scrap from Basic Grey's "Recess" line...another oldie but goodie! The school-themed embellishments are Little Yellow Bicycle's "Head of the Class" line. I also used some older stamps...the star is My Mind's Eye but I cannot remember who made the circle. The blue rub-ons and various alphas are all unknown leftovers from prior projects. To make these tools and products more updated I used a recent PageMaps sketch.
If you head over to the S.W.A.T. blog and see what the rest of the Design Team created, I'm sure you will be inspired to pull out those older supplies to create something too!