Saturday, 24 September 2016

Stashbusters - Alphas

Hello and welcome to the second Stashbusters YouTube Hop! (Well, the corresponding blog post...)  Just a bunch of YouTubers scrapping on a theme, for fun, and to give you ideas and inspiration.

This month we are tackling left over alphas...  When I have a sheet of alphas that looks like this I run them through

 which gives me options on available words...

I'll use squawking on a layout about Herbert Budgie later, but for now HOLIDAY and H O C are in my sights!

I've also made up a couple of cheat sheets for alphas...

With a little imagination and a pair of scissors it's amazing what can be turned in to what!  Obviously it changes slightly with different fonts, and these are not the only options, but it's a great resource to refer to to kick start that lateral thinking mode.

In my case I had H O and C left over.  I decided to snip these up and use the curves as scalloped edging and the straights as confetti.

I was making my layout with Show Us Your Stuff's sketch in mind.  I am counting my confetti as a handmade element and am entering their September challenge.

I love a sprinkling of something over my page; usually sequins, sometimes enamel dots.  Paper confetti works well too.  The thing with making your own is it will always coordinate and is a great way to use up tiny scraps!

and this is how it all comes together:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Laura, Love this LO. You really have a knack for combining colours. Sue

  2. The colour palette you have used is stunning, all that paint and mixed media is just so yummy, adore your layout thank you for joining us at Show Us Your Stuff

  3. Really nice colour choice for your layout. Thanks for joining us at SUYS.

  4. Really nice colour choice for your layout, I really like it's simplicity. Thanks for joining us at SUYS.


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