Scraps to Start From

I never leave a crop or retreat without piecing together pages from my scraps. Without photos or subject matter in mind, I choose scraps and off cuts that I love and just put them together, any way I want. (Heavily inspired by Shimelle Laine, I might add!)

It’s not for everyone (it gives Brande heart palpitations) but I enjoy just playing with the paper. Many of those pages sit on my desk for months and I am okay with that. The right photo or idea will come along, it always does.

Here are a few of the scrap pages I put together over the last several retreats and even one I did while camping.


Supplies: Fancy Pants Designs paper, Elle’s Studio paper


Supplies: Simple Stories paper, unknown card stock


Supplies: American Crafts paper and vellum, Fancy Pants paper, unknown chevron paper


Supplies: Echo Park paper, Close to my Heart card stock, unknown red card stock


Supplies: Close to my Heart card stock, My Mind’s Eye paper, twine, wood flags, Tim Holtz ink


Supplies: American Crafts paper and washi tape, Stampin’ Up! embossing folder, Sizzix Big Shot

The final layout is not made specifically from scraps but was made without a photo in mind. I decided about halfway through what photo would work and left myself a note to print it at home.


Supplies: Fancy Pants paper and stickers, Studio Calico frames, unknown clocks, Tim Holtz filmstrip     

Sorry for the holes on the supply lists, some of these pages were made many months ago!

So, what do you think? Can you make a page without choosing the photo first and/or piece it together from just scraps? Please share!


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