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Friday, January 10, 2014

Play Time Layout by Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone.  Over the holidays I was able to spend some time with my dies, punches, and Silhouette and clean out a lot of my scrap piles.

I cut everything down to what I call "layering pieces".  I love to use my stamps on these little pieces too.  So while I'm at it, I start stamping as well.    I find that when I do this I use the supplies I've invested in more. When I'm busy with a project, I don't want to drag out the dies, and stamps.  This way I'm sitting in front of the TV and completing a mindless task with no agenda and no deadline!

I store all these individual pieces in a container by Iris.  Ephemera from used up collections are also stored here.

I have found that when I leave scraps un-managed they seem to take over my space.  I try to use them the minute I'm done with a project, but sometimes this just doesn't work out.  So I have a small container next to my cutting station.  When the container starts over flowing it is time to start cutting.

Today I want to share with you a layout I decided to make last night, only pulling out the dies and pieces that I have created.  

When you take random objects and sort them by "color"  they all seem to work together.  I love the eclectic feel of this layout.  I love the grungy ADHD randomness of the entire thing. Because the day that I am capturing was just that type of day.   A little coloring, A little punching, A little stamping. 

My favorite part of projects, is that I'm not enslaved by a particular collection or set of supplies.  I have used my scraps and stamps to make something unique.    
I encourage you this year, to free yourself from all the left over collections and scraps around your studio, and see what you can make!  

Thanks for stopping in today,


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