I love to take heavy cardstock or bristol board and paint it using acrylic paint. Let it dry and then take favorite words/pictures from magizines or books and glue them on the paper. (Let the paint dry.) Then choose another paint color lighter than teh first and paint over the words/pics. I like to create "vintage" looks this way and am always looking for old books, maps etc. Just another hint in using up all those supplies we crafters accumalate.