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Scraps + Challenge = Motivation

I have so many projects and ideas rattling around my brain that sometimes it's hard to get started on anything. Lately challenges have been super motivating. I recently took on a challenge put out by Dearly Dee* to all her patrons on her Patreon page. (*see side bar below.) She asked us to put together a spread/project using up scraps.

I had just taken this photo of myself showing off my crazy overgrown hair to my good friend/hair stylist and thought it was as good as any to document in this challenge. I rarely document something as current as this, let alone a photo taken that day.

First thing, I grabbed my scrap bin and started pulling out bits and pieces. I've gotten in the habit recently of keeping the branding strips from 12x12 sheets. Usually one side will be a full patterned strip and it can come in handy. I had a whole bunch of Pink Paislee Horizon collection and decided it was the perfect color scheme. I also had a bunch of 3x3 cards from an old Studio Calico mystery kit that I really didn't know what to do with so they were living in the scrap bin. Finally, I had some printer rejects of grid, lined and dot papers I had printed. I like to have these on hand and print a bunch every so often. You can download a FREE copy of my grid and lined TN paper at the end of this post.

Once I had my papers to work with the rest of the spread came together pretty quickly. The only other embellishment I used were random dots created with souffle pens.

You could easily recreate this layout by cutting paper into 1/2 x 4 inch strips with your own scraps!

SIDE BAR: If you haven't "met" Dearly Dee yet, that is your next destination! She has an incredible YouTube channel full of inspiration, tips and tutorials. I adore her! You'll want to check out all of her social media platforms. She even has a few classes on Big Picture Classes and a pretty awesome Patreon page/group.

If you would like to see how this spread came together, check out the process video. Don't forget to grab your TN paper FREEBIE at the bottom of this post.

Take care!

xoxo - Kelli

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