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Scrapbooking challenge :: Use your leftovers

scrapbooking challenge :: use your scraps
scrapbook page by amy tan
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And one final challenge to close… long-time readers may have seen this one coming! I always believe it is more fun to keep making things than to clean up, so I always like to finish on this note.

scrapbooking challenge inspired by amy tangerine layout ┬ę

For your final challenge, try to make something else out of just the leftovers and paper scraps from the other things you have created. I suppose that might be easier if you did maybe three or four challenges and harder if you only did one or you’ve already finished fifteen. And of course you’re allowed a full sheet for the background or whatever else you just must have, but the idea is to create in the spirit of using whatever you had left from the things you made!

Amy Tan scrapbooks with all sorts of tiny little pieces of paper and tape, so a page like this one might be just the inspiration you need to make something from just those pieces at the side of your trimmer. See more of Amy’s work on her blog or in her page gallery, or take her workshop Collect & Create.

Don’t forget: if you’re shopping at Two Peas, using code SHMRCKS can get you free US shipping (or $5 off international shipping) and up to $10 off your next order.

To enter this challenge, create a page with your leftover paper scraps and upload it to your blog or page gallery. Leave a link here. Entries close at the end of next weekend!

PS: I’ll post a round-up in the morning with all the links and the prize info of what’s on offer for each challenge! But for now, I’m going to get some sleep. Happy scrapping, and thank you so much for joining me this weekend!

15 April 2012

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28 Comments for Scrapbooking challenge :: Use your leftovers

  1. Melissa Says:

    Thanks Shimelle for (obviously) staying up late to finish up this weekend! Now, I’ll have to pull some of those scraps out of my srap files since I clean up after every layout! LOL

  2. Moira OReilly Says:

    What an amazing weekend. Thanks so much Shimelle for all the hard work and thought you put into this crop. This was my first online crop and although I could only really participate today, I did check in on Friday and Saturday and was at least able to comment on many of the questions. i have only uploaded one layout but have the photo and papers for a second challenge ready to go and a whole week of fun in store. I hope to get a few more layouts up. I have already used some scraps and will definitely prepare something for this one. Again, thanks so much for a wonderful weekend and get some well deserved rest !

  3. Emily P. Says:

    Shimelle, this was great! Thank you for a wonderful weekend crop!

  4. MelissaJV Says:

    Thank you so much Shimelle, it’s been awesome checking into the crop. I’m looking forward to working on some of the challenges this week. You are amazing!

  5. Dalreen D. Says:

    Thank you so much, Shimelle, for taking the time and putting in so much hard work and effort into making this weekend crop as wonderful as it was! Thoroughly enjoyed myself, made some amazing progress with my photos to pages, and most of all, I tried some new things out and got involved! Once I get my adhesive tomorrow (as I didn’t travel into the snow after all), I’ll be working on some more of the challenges. Thanks again! And take care!

  6. Mollie Says:

    Thanks so much for all the time and work you put into this weekend. I’ve never participated in an online crop before…but sure had fun! I completed 2 LOs yesterday which is a record for me. What can I say? I’m a little slow:o) thanks again!

  7. marianne Says:

    I’ve had a wonderful time with all this scrappy inspiration! Thank you for all your hard work. I am a better scrapper because of you! =)

  8. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    This has been a blast, Shimelle! Thank you so much for hosting and for answering my many questions. You and your work are always wonderful inspiration!

  9. senoritascrapper Says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful crop!

  10. Gerry Glowacki Says:

    Awesome weekend! Thanks Shimelle.

  11. Jeana Says:

    Can anyone tell me how to use the free shipping code? I have tried but I must be doing something wrong? Thanks!

  12. Mary M. Says:

    @Jeana – The code is actually SHMRCKS (no O). Shimelle posted it that way on a different post and I used it earlier this weekend and it worked great! Hope you get your goodies! =)

    Shimelle, thank you so much for this great weekend! I had to work so I haven’t done any scrapping but I have managed to follow along with the posts and it’s been really fun! Can’t wait to get some crafting done this week. Between your online crop this weekend and True Scrap next weekend I might be in awesome crafting overload! Thanks again! =)

  13. Jane Says:

    Have loved it! Enjoyed reading all the comments but only managed a few challenges as I was at work all day Friday & Saturday. Had a super creative Sunday and have plans to complete more challenges this week before work takes over again. Thanks shimelle, you’re just so inspiring!

  14. Allie.Duckienz Says:

    Thank you Shimelle! I have scrapped more this weekend than in the last six months! I am so inspired and have been using older supplies like stamps to see what I am wanting to part with. I have learnt a lot about myself during this weekend between scrapping and listening to personal development audio during said scrapping. It was like going to camp but I didn’t have to pack up all my supplies or sleep in an uncomfortable bed! And I even learnt how to upload to 2 Peas finally! :D

  15. Sharon (Sherelm) Says:

    WHERE DO WE GO TO SAY THANKS????? I’VE PAID big bucks for classes and crops that haven’t been half as inspiring. And also, take a bow girls, because your creations from Shimelle’s challenges have been wonderful!! I just am on cloud nine today, so happy with my weekend!!

  16. Effie Says:

    Just another big THANK YOU for a great weekend. I’m just finding my way back to scrapping and loving every minute of this! And now I have four more layouts done … and more planned. Shimelle = AWESOME! <3

  17. Peggy Says:

    I agree with Sharon. Not only are Shimelle’s classes great value for money but her crops are awesome! You’re not going to find this much inspiring content anywhere else on the web, let alone for FREE. SHMRCKS indeed!

  18. Chelsea Says:

    Shimelle, just wondered if you ever posted the winners of Amy Tan’s class from the giveaway you did hosted about a week ago??? Just curious? Thanks

  19. Sharon Meakin Says:

    Thanks for this weekend, Shimelle. For me too, this was my first crop. I’ve loved it, though I am a little slow at my layouts…I’ve only managed to upload two during the weekend, though I am almost finished a third. It was great for me as I have a stack of photos from a Disney trip two years ago, which I have vowed to scrapbook before we go again in June this year. So, thank you for so much inspiration for me to get on and finish that album. I also cannot wait for the new class in May. Have signed up and I’m waiting with baited breath to hear the details!!!

  20. Rachel Says:

    Thank you so much. Really happy to have done 5 pages this weekend in very different styles. Have signed up for the class- looking forward to more inspiration.

  21. Heatheranne Farley Says:

    Thanks for such an inspirational weekend Shimelle. Although I’m still working through the challenges, I have already tried several new things and I’m really pleased with the layouts I’ve completed.

  22. GilmaH Says:

    I had so much this weekend, thank you so much for taking the time to share with us such wonderful ideas =)

  23. Helen Overton Says:

    Great weekend, Shimelle, lots of fun. I ran out of time to do this one, but I’ve put all my scraps together so I can do this one on my next day off.

  24. So.Ceative Says:

    One of my Favorite challenge Shimelle! I loved used my little scraps to make this layout! Here is a little hello to you with a HipHop theme haha^^

  25. Amanda Says:

    A bit late, but this is mine:

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