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What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby Funky Fairy » Dec 31st, '15, 7:17 am

I would love to know, when you receive your kit and there's something in there that isn't really to your taste do you:

a - leave it well alone. Just not use it.
b - use it anyway
c - think of a way that you use it in an alternative way

That's how I felt this month with the gold chipboard Thickers in the main kit.
I'm really not a blingy person at all. I'm ok with a hint of it, but full on gold is really not my thing.
So for me it was a way of transforming the thickers so that they were more 'me' for my LO.

Here's my page that I created.

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You can see how I transformed them on the blog here.
http://www.cocoadaisy.com/blog/daisy-di ... ld-alphas/

I'd love to hear what you do when something isn't quite to your liking.
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby deblew » Dec 31st, '15, 10:18 am

Love what you did with the alphas Lisa! Would have never thought of that!

I usually set aside something I don't like or can't figure out what to do with... sometimes I come back to after it simmers around in my brain for a while, or else it goes in the donate bin. I have a sister, a niece and an SIL who all love to receive from the donate bin so nothing ever goes to waste...
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby LauraC » Dec 31st, '15, 10:52 am

I usually try to use it but I still have that WRMK thread, needle and design from a couple years ago. I'll be donating that. I don't see me using it along with the embroidery hoop from another kit. Most the time, I just tell myself to get over it and figure it out
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby RobinH » Dec 31st, '15, 11:32 am

If I get something in a kit that isn't my style, it actually depends on my mood. I have found that sometimes in the past, I end up loving something that I never would have chosen myself. That was a big surprise to me! Other times, I set it aside and share it with my 8 year old daughter who also loves to scrapbook. Happy almost New Year!
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby DeniseM » Dec 31st, '15, 12:01 pm

Lisa I am always impressed by your layouts! You use the product well.
I will admit I am often intimidated by embellishments.
I know that may sound strange as I am crazy with paint and texture. But embellishments/titles/banners etc really stump me some times.
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby soapHOUSEmama » Dec 31st, '15, 12:42 pm

Love that layout, lisa! For me - it's a toss up... if I can easily alter something, I will. But, if not... it goes in the "give to my friend" bag :)
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby Scrappin' Kathy » Dec 31st, '15, 9:42 pm

Love what you did. I sometimes try and figure out a way to use. For example, I once had frames I didn't like so I turned them over and lightly stamped them with text stamps to make frames I did like. I often do things to letters to make them fit my page.

Not too long ago, I forced myself to make a whole 2-page layout with some left over paper I hated. I kept cutting pieces away so I only used the portions of the pages that I liked and then layered upon layer. Not sure this is a good idea, since I spent 2 plus hours to make a page when I have so much stuff I love that I never get too. I loved the challenge though.

I think in the new year, we should say time is our most valuable resource and just get rid of the stuff we don't like. We maybe could even have a swap; one person's junk is another's treasure.
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby SuzannaL » Jan 1st, '16, 9:33 am

Love how you transformed the letters Lisa! Amazing!

I too am intimidated by the things that aren't "me"... I really need to re-purpose and find a way to make them me just as you did with your letter stickers. Challenge accepted!
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby mlepitts » Jan 1st, '16, 10:17 am

I really try to use things I don't gravitate towards too Lisa, and usually end up finding a way. I didn't love the font of this month's alpha, I do love the gold though, so I made short titles and ended up not minding the font as much as I thought. I have learned to love many techniques I never would have tried because I've been on DTs that stretched my "what I like" boundaries.

I love the idea of swapping stuff Kathy. My scrapbooking nook is first on my list to organize this year. It's gotten so out of hand, I don't even want to think about how long it's going to take to organize it. I am going to try and get rid of a bag a day of things this month. I know I'll have at least 10 in that room alone!
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby Marti » Jan 1st, '16, 10:38 am

I love what you did with those alphas, Lisa, though I will confess, my first thought was "How could she cover up those gorgeous alphas?" lol!
If I get something in a kit that I am unsure about, I will set it aside and come back to it. A lot of the times I do end up using it, but if I don't it goes to my daughter or donations. I do try and look through the gallery to see how others have used it- that helps me.
Honestly, having something that I normally wouldn't use is one of the reasons why I love to get a kit. I like trying different things. :)
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby mlepitts » Jan 1st, '16, 11:42 am

Marti wrote:Honestly, having something that I normally wouldn't use is one of the reasons why I love to get a kit. I like trying different things. :)


I'm with you on that one!
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby gem66 » Jan 1st, '16, 12:07 pm

I am definitely a C! I'll find a way to use it some way, some where!
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Re: What kind of scrapper are you?

Postby SuzMannecke » Jan 1st, '16, 12:22 pm

a "C" here too!
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