My usual style of scrapbooking - messy background created with colorants + bits of pieces of scraps/found stuff - hasn't made it easy for me to really use up my patterned paper. So I challenged myself to do some old-school scrapbooking....
Every time I was tempted to reach for a colorant, I used a tool or added more paper! *winks* I did cheat a little though...I used a black Sharpie + white pen to colour the date and Silks acrylic glaze to colour the gold numbers.
My paternal grandma recently celebrated her 90th birthday. :)
And yes, I actually used a Martha Stewart punch [I have a drawer full of them].
Playing along with My Creative Sketches.
In case you were curious, here is my 12x12 paper stash - patterned paper + cardstock + scraps
I haven't bought any in years [even though I do get a fair bit through design team gigs] and still have more paper than I need even though I have given a lot away too. I know some of you might possibly have more than I do but it would be nice to reclaim my nightstand for something other than paper right?*winks*