mix and match & old and new.

As a designer for scrapbook manufacturers, I think sometimes we forget that it’s okay to mix and match various paper lines and embellishments. I think we also forget that it’s okay to use some of your older stash. Seriously, some of that older stuff is just as good, if not better!

The bottom line is scrapbooking is about getting the photos and documentation into your books. If you can do that, whether or not it’s stylish and trendy or simple and old-fashioned, that’s what matters.

With that in mind, I pulled out a stack of my scraps, a pair of scissors, my adhesive, and I got straight to business. I had a lot of fun — there was no agenda, no pressure, no deadlines. It was pure creative bliss.

Here’s a couple of layouts I created earlier this morning just for fun:

This first layout is loaded with a mix of old and new. What do you think?!

There’s no reason why you can’t use older paper for layouts, right?! If you look closely at the “N” flower, I used Christmas paper from Crate Paper. In my opinion, it all still looks great!

As for my second layout, I’m in love with this one. *swoon*

Again, it’s a compilation of old and new. …and I bet you couldn’t tell that I used Christmas paper on this one too, hehe. πŸ˜‰

Today, it’s the first day of rain since around Thanksgiving. Thank goodness! We’ve been really needing some source of water around here. I believe it’s supposed to rain for four to five days, which means it’s time for me to bust out my cuteΒ galoshes. I can’t wait to jump around in the puddles with the furkids.

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19 responses to “mix and match & old and new.

  1. Goodness I love those Scrabble tiles! I do love that bridal layout.
    And cute pic of you and Sean. πŸ™‚

  2. Love the bright cheery colors on the first! Love the different alphas on the second!

  3. These are both awesome layouts! I also love those scrabble titles!

  4. rebeccakeppel

    oh, these are both fabulous! love how you used the bits of borders!

  5. Great layouts, and I don’t mind using older papers etc. As long as I love it, that is what I use! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. You ROCK as usual!!!! Honey, you REALLY need to call me!! CHA is coming and I NEED to know if you are going!!! hugs my sweet friend….Katrina

  7. Emily w

    Love these!

  8. These are pretty awesome Sarah! It’s fun to see lines mixed and matched. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for popping by my blog and saying hi by the way!!
    – April

  9. kat

    great layouts, sarah! they are both gorgeous and fun!

  10. Fab layouts! I love that you’re pulling out “old” supplies as I’ve been doing much of the same myself. Is that your ring and dress?

  11. Nancy

    great layouts. i have been taking great pride lately in using my older supplies. it feels so good to reduce the stash. of course….mine don’t come out nearly as fabulous as yours. hugs.

  12. Where did you find that hanger for the wedding dress? So cute! I also like the Scrabble-esque letters you used on that layout.

  13. Wow, awesome Sarah! I love them both a lot!
    Beautiful flower and I love those bitsies and pieces at the bottom! Wow!
    I say…mix and match!! πŸ˜‰

  14. Pam

    I love your “no holds barred” layouts today. I hope that your rain translates to some snow for Tahoe. There wasn’t a stich of it when I was there a couple weekends ago.

  15. Amen on mixing old + new! Love the new pages! Awesome! πŸ™‚

  16. audreypettit

    Sooooo beautiful! You totally rock the patterned paper. Love that you mix the old in with the new. Would never guess there was Christmas papers in there. πŸ™‚ And congrats on the rain. I know how badly you guys need it!

  17. yeah for the combination of old and new–you make it look GREAT Sarah!

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