Monday, 10 September 2012

Challenge #56 week of 10th September 2012

Well, this week I'm busy packing for our move and actually the packing is where this prompt has come from.

A few weeks ago, during our birthday celebration prompt week I went back and redid Pam's prompt to use older, less loved product on my page. It felt good even though there wasn't a lot of older product on there. And to be honest, I actually try to use up older product more often through my Counterfeit kits. Every month, I try to include some older product in the kit and so often, it's a use it or lose it feeling.

But at the other end of the spectrum, how good are you at using your new stuff?!? If you are anything like me, {and I'm really hoping you are}, you go out, buy new stuff and then leave it on the side to gaze at lovingly for a long time before it ever gets used up. Sometimes, that new stuff if most definitely old before you get to use it.

I can tell you that I'm really guilty of this. When I subscribed to kits, I'd leave them for months before thinking about attacking it. At one point I think I had more than 10 untouched kits piled up before I felt the need to start using them. But I remember not loving the product as much as when I'd first received the kits through the door! I go shopping and just don't dig right in when I get home because it's too new. I love to see it there but the longer it sits there, the less I feel like using it.

I bought all this stuff that I just "couldn't" resist about 8 weeks ago - and still it sits there! 

Packing up my room, there's a lot of old new stuff!

So my challenge to you this week is to grab something that is new for you - however new that is - and *gasp* cut it up and use it on a layout. :-)

I'm sitting here writing this up several weeks in advance as by this time, most of my stash will be packed away so I'm aiming to cut into my precious BasicGrey "What's Up" collection which I bought way back at the beginning of summer and have been stroking it ever since. You'll know if I manage this when you check out the blog entry next Sunday! 

We'd love to see your creations over in our Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery {here} with the tag #WM56.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. love the your new stash... but i am totally going to fess up - I am not this type of scrapper at all. new products is my main source of inspiration...

  2. I have a stack of paper I bought just last week, and I keep shifting it from one place to another instead of putting it away, becuz I want to (how did you so perfectly put it?) "to gaze at lovingly...have been stroking it" LOL ROTF - SO TRUE!

  3. Today I got to go to a lovely scrapbook boutique and spent great gobs of moola on some of the most lovely things EVER. I spend most of my money on gardening and scrapbooking and the rest is just wasted.
    Like Lisa, I seem to admire my purchases until I have the urge to tidy up and put them away. Then later, maybe years later, they migrate onto a layout.
    So since I bought something that is in the counterfeit kit this month, (instead of making my own,) I will fess up to it and use it on my layouts, right away. (It was the little wire hangers with a heart in the middle.)

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