Monday, January 5, 2015

An Old Favorite, Used in a New Way

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

It’s a new year, and our first challenge of 2015! This is so very exciting and we’d like to kick things off celebrating both old and new. So, get crafty with something old, perhaps in a new way or use a new supply to scrap an older photo...

As for me, I decided to put an old favorite stamp to use in a new way! 

First step? Stamping with Gelatos...

 And then, instead of using the image the way it is... I simply cut out some of the dots...
 Ah yes! They will make lovely embellishments for this little picture...
Stitched down...
 With some more embellishments dotted about...

And there we have it!!
Oh, how I love breathing new life into old supplies!

Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you do with this week's theme! Go get crafty and don't forget to link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from

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  1. Wonderful layout, Ashli! I love the fun, candy-colored confetti dots. They're so playful! Great embellishments.

  2. Love it! I love how you used the dots and especially the way you did the journaling on the page is the perfect finish too!

  3. Great layout. Love the gelato stamping. Cute photo, too, and I, too, like that the journaling is around the page like that. Michelle t

  4. Brilliant dotty Gelato work - what a lovely page! Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Alison xx

  5. Wonderful!
    Pinning this idea because I am always looking for fun ways to use my gelatos!

  6. How fun! I love this look of homemade confetti!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. Brilliant! I've pinned your LO and hope to make something using this technique soon :)

  8. What a fun layout! So sweet that picture of your daughter! Hugs, Sandra

  9. So very pretty Ashli! What a darling photo and fabulous background! Happy New Year!

  10. Love dots and love how you cut them out and stitched them in place. Well done!

  11. Great idea-handmade confetti!!

  12. Such a fun and awesome technique. This layout is so beautiful! Love it! :)

  13. Such a beautiful and fun page and I love how you've created the dots which look amazing on the layout! Happy New Year Ashli! <3

  14. You made me remember my first glasses (5th grade) which were bright blue cat eye frames. As always, I love the simplicity of your layouts, the little bits sprinkled here and there, and your mark making (hand writing, dots and lines, etc.). The machine stitching--perfect finesse!

  15. I just love how you put together your fantastic layouts! The polkadots are so sweet and the layout fabulous. Happy New Year!

  16. Every time I am amazed by your skills to create embellishments handmade! your confetti are spectacular! BArbarayaya


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