I have been organizing my stuff once again, since this is a major part of the scrapbooking hobby! LOL If I knew there were so much cleaning involved maybe I wouldn't have started up ;)
I have been taking all of my flowers out of the drawers they were in, where they were sorted by color, and putting them into jars. Some flowers need a bigger jar, like pink, because most of the time you get alot of pink flowers when you buy them.
But GREEN?! Why on earth do I have a lot of green flowers? And what am I supposed to do with them (except use then on St. Patty's projects)? Sure, you can use the leaves on pages but full on green flowers? So here are some ideas I came up with:
Use them as flowers. Big dugh, right? But sometimes green flowers canbe pretty or can be used for more than just the “pretty flower” effect. I made this page for Melissa for our Lucky 13 Circle Jounral projct (reveal tomorrow). Since her favorite color is green, I used green flowers on the entire page. Great for a “lucky” theme too, especially if you have hydrangea flowers in green since they have 4 petals.
I have alot of these plastic flowers from Queen & Company–they came in a little makep compact with lots of other colors and now I moslty have just green ones left. I bent the petals to make them more dimensional– a trick I pickec up while browsing their booth at CHA a few years back. Pinch the petal in your fingers to fold it–super simple.
Use them for grass! Like on this page, where I cut some flowers in half to create grass:
Use them as a “base flower” under other colored flowers so they look like leaves or greenery:
On another note, I have accumulated THREE boxes of scraps. These are filled with scraps leftover from prepping classes, diecuts, and punchies, ribbon, pieces of chipboard, all sorts of odds and ends. As I am scrapping I have a priority mail flat rate box that I fill to the brim with doo-dads and little things that I don't think I will use or am too lazy to put away. There's no 12×12 paper in there and don't think there's “new in package stuff”, cuz there isn't. But it is alot of things that could be used to make cards, pages, or just a fun junk box to go through.
Like I said, I have THREE of them so if you want one, email me at [email protected] I'll then give you the info to Paypal me for postage & Paypal fees (about $11) but basically the box is free other than that. I used to sell these on ebay but I don't have the time anymore to manage auctions so the box is basically yours for shipping only!