There was a time I bought 3 kits a month - plus whatever other stash I saw and fancied. In addition, I took 3 magazines a month, and any others I saw on a shelf that caught my eye. Now I buy none. The only things I buy really are ink pads and adhesives... and the occasional stamp set if it's a sale bargain.
But i'm not hard done by!
I have a lovely friend who sends me a box of things now and again... things she says she'll never use herself... but it's like Christmas to me whenever it comes, and I use everything lol!
But let's be honest - most of us scrapbookers have enough stash to last our lifetime even if we never bought another thing! :-)
So again - here's another LO mixing old and new... Can spot which stuff is brand new - and which is ancient?
and the sketch above which Sandie did for us.
Ok, the papers are fairly newish, but the mesh is years old. The rubon butterfly's new, but the tickets years old... the journalling card came in a kit recently, but the chip flower is last years. The rubber flower very new, but the lunch money envie's ancient and the pink block the butterfly is sitting on is from a HOTP book I bought at least 6 or 7 years ago! Obviously buttons and ribbons don't date, but the chip letters are not new - and I could have given them an even more up to date look by outlining them in pen, if I could have been bothered, lol.
My point is that you can still make nice layouts/cards and projects using old stuff you have hanging around. It doesn't have to be the latest thing to hit the store!
This LO doesn't look dated to me. I don't think you'd look at it and say "look at all that old crap on there, it's boring because it's all so.... yesterday..."
Well, hopefully not to my face anyway lol!!!
So go and have a root around and see what old stuff you can combine with new to make a fresh looking layout or card. I think it's fun- and saves you a fortune in stash!
Hope you all have a fab Saturday whatever you're up today, and
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hugs to yas'!