Username Post: ~*~March Leftovers Layout Challenge~*~        (Topic#1585347)
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Here's another that I've resurrected from before I was retired and had no time to keep up with my life, much less the challenges that I loved to host. And it's one that my scrap box is screaming decidedly for me to get it back to work.

This one is SIMILAR to a "use your scraps" challenge, only it has a SIGNIFICANT twist. You may use any sketch or lift any layout you like, or you may create your own from scratch, but the rule is...

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You may only use things that you have left over from from other projects that you have finished. In other words, your entire layout will be made up completely of "leftovers."

1. You cannot cut or use an **unused or fresh sheet** of paper or cardstock, not even for the background.

(Yep, you read that right. Not even for the background.)

2. You cannot use a new roll of ribbon or fiber.

3. You cannot open a new package of any type of embellishment.

4. No fresh ink or new adhesive packages either. If you run out in the middle of your project, you'll have to improvise!

Handmade embellishments, provided that they are made from LEFTOVER materials, are ok. Typical examples are handmade flowers, leaves, piecework images, etc.
Printed images (such as butterflies) that you have left over from another project are allowed.

Newly created titles or printed objects are outside the heart of this challenge. Examples are printed or diecut titles or images (such as butterflies) that you print from your computer created specifically for your Leftovers Layout project.

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RAK BONUS! USED UP TWIST POINTS
Each each package of product that you "finish up" on your layout counts as one twist point. In other words, ANY package of left over product you use up, empty out, finish up, and toss out on your layout will count. If you use up the last of that ratty old cat-eye ink and toss it into the trash when you've finished your LO, you can count it. I'll even let you include paper or cardstock as a twist item, provided the piece you start with is at least a 36 square inch piece (that means it's either 6x6 or 3x12 or 4x9 or some other product that produces 36.)

Twist points are cumulative. You can create as many layouts as you want for this challenge - provided they ALL meet the challenge specs and contain NO NEW PRODUCT - and add the twist points as a running total for the entire month.

TWIST POINTS ARE ONLY FOR PRODUCT THAT YOU USE UP. IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING LEFT OVER - A SINGLE BRAD, AN INCH OF RIBBON, A BIT OF BLING - YOU CANNOT COUNT THAT ITEM AS TWIST POINTS. YOU HAVE TO USE IT ALL! THIS GOES FOR PAPER AS WELL. NO PIECE INTO THE TRASH OR BACK TO THE SCRAP BOX, NO MATTER HOW SMALL. YOU HAVE TO USE UP THE WHOLE SCRAP IF YOU WANT TO COUNT IT FOR POINTS, SO PLAN YOUR PROJECT ACCORDINGLY!

You are responsible to count how many twists you've included on your project. When you post your project, you MUST list the twist points in order to qualify for the RAK Bonus. The LO with the most twist points at the end of the month will be declared the challenge winner and will receive a small RAK from me - like we all need more stash, right???

** You do not have to use up everything you use on your layout. It is fine to use two of the last three flowers you have in a package. You just wouldn't be able to count those for twist points. In my layout below, I have three sheets of paper at work, two of which I used up and counted, one of which I still had part of left and didn't count. The point is - NOTHING you see on this layout came from a new sheet or a new package.

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Layouts must be new as of TODAY. Challenge ends the last day of the month!

Enter as many LOs as you wish. Stretch yourself creatively and frugally!
No sign up required.

Here's a sample from my gallery :
Big Sister - 8 points

Twist Points :
1. Background Paper (with a big hole)
2. Die Cut Label Paper (leftover)
3. Big Peach Flower (last in the package)
4. Daisy Flowers (last in the package)
5. Butterflies (last on the sheet)
6. Bling flourishes (bits and pieces now gone)
7. Green Leaves (tucked under the flowers)
8. Charcoal Cat Eye Ink (shredded and tossed)



Ok. That's the game. Who wants to play?


 
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Players and Projects

1. Doreena Total Points = 8
Applebees = 3 points

This Pic = 5 points



2. GentlewoodFarms Total Points = 6
Happiness = 6 points



3. AllAmy Total Points = 5
Super Hero = 5 points



4. Tinadn Total Points = 1
Did I do that? = 1 point



5. Star77 Total Points = 6
A child is a gift = 6 points



6. Amarilys Total Points = 2
77th bday = 2 points



7. Tena E. Total Points = 3
"Date Knight" = 3 points


8. Tinadn Total Points = 18
10-4 good buddy = 10 points

Maid of Honor = 8 points


9. Fabricfrenzy Total Points = 1
The Girls = 1 points






 
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Very cool idea!
Hmmmm.... I will def mark as fav and see if I come up w/ anything!


 
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I sure would like to try this too...I have a lot of those leftovers that I cannot throw out but have a challenge in using


 
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I want to join! I just went through and trimmed up my mountain of scraps and organized them, so I really need to use up stuff!


 
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Trying to figure out how I am going to do this!
The fact that the BG paper can't be a new sheet is what's going to get me! Yikes!!!


Edited by Doreena on 02-25-13 09:34 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Doreena Said:
Trying to figure out how I am going to do this!
The factthatthe BG paper can't be a new sheet is what's going to get me! Yikes!!!




I've been known to cut photo mats from the CENTER of my cardstock or paper, just so I'll have a frame to use for a leftovers project. ;-)

Or you can use paper strips. Or a piece that you used to punch out some decorative work from. Or something that you did some fussy cutting out of.

Lots of options.


 
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I would love to do one!!


 
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Okay I stumbled across some pieces of paper to use for my BG! Yay! Gonna get started!


 
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I'd like to join! Seems fun... I have a bunch of scraps from classes that I should probably use...


 
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Yes please I would love to join I have tones of scraps in my box


 
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This challenge taught me when matting a photo to use the middle of a sheet of pp and then I can use th rest of it for the background of another layout....and it will look like a whole sheet of pp soooo I have lots of cardstock and pps with holes in them just waiting for this challenge....hip hip hooray...it's back and I'm in.


 
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  • dollscrap Said:
This challenge taught me when matting a photo to use the middle of a sheet of pp and then I can use th rest of it for the background of another layout....and it will look like a whole sheet of pp soooo I have lots of cardstock and pps with holes in them just waiting for this challenge....hip hip hooray...it's back and I'm in.




I've done that before but I don't like how "flimsy", for lack of a better term, the middle winds up feeling so I don't do it to often.
It's all in my head I'm sure...

I did find a piece of kraft cardstock that I had punched 2 circles out of, small and large, that I am using as part of my BG paper. Now that I have that part out of the way I should be good w/ the rest of the challenge!

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up w/!!!


 
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Glad to see the enthusiasm for this oldie goldie - which isn't really all that old, but has been on vacation for a bit.




 
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My first attempt at this challenge:

Applebees By Doreena

Everything is "Leftovers", as the challenge requires.

The twist points are as follows:
1. The Kraft BG paper - had a "large circle punch" and "small circle punch" hole cut out of it.
2. The polka dot PP - it's the other half of a 12 x 12 paper I had cut up for another layout (it's covering up the holes on my kraft paper)
3. The small turquoise and pink tab up at the top of the top picture.

Total = 3 twist points

I enjoyed using my leftovers but aquiring the twist points was more difficult than I thought!


Edited by Doreena on 03-01-13 06:38 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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THROW DOWN by DOREEN!

Awesome, girl! I'm working on one right now - and you're right. Those twist points definitely play hard to get!



 
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I enjoyed creating a layout for this callenge so much I want to do more! That's not a good thing though since I have so many other challenges to complete!

Question:
Is an already used stamp (rubber or clear, not postage)considered a "leftover"?


 
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Yes, an already used stamp is considered a leftover.


 
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ACU


 
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This is a really fun challenge!
Created another layout:

This Pic By Doreena

Twist points:
1. BG paper -had a medium sized hole cut out of it which I covered w/ my photo and other elements
2. Green border -was a left over piece I had cut off when trying to make the original border fit on another page
3. Shaped pink PP at the botton of the pic -I had cut it in half and used the other half/opposite side, on another layout
4. Smash Book journaling spot -had cut the top part off of it and used it as a smaller journaling spot on a previous layout
5. The white red outlined paper behind the "beautiful" sticker -just a random leftover piece of paper I found in my stash

Total = 5 points
+ 3 from the last one = 8 points for the challenge so far.

I was able to make the layout fit for 4 other challenges too. Yay!


Edited by Doreena on 03-03-13 12:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Happiness by GentlewoodFarms


Twist Points = 6
1 - The background had a big hole where I'd cut a photo mat out of it.
2 - The long vertical piece is all gone.
3 - The yellow that the flourishes came out of is gone.
4 - The flower was a last of the group of handmades from another project a couple of years ago.
5 - The photo mat paper.
6 - The floral print. I had two of these from a project that I'd fussy cut some big flowers out of, but I only used up ONE of the left over pieces. I still have part of the other one left.


 
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how fun! I remember this challenge a few years back! I might try my hand at this again! i have so many scraps that I'm sure that i can do it-just need to find the time for it!


 
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Here is mine.

Super Hero By AllAmy

Twist points = 5
1 & 2) Used up the last of 2 pps (cut into squares at bottom)
3) Title sticker (had used the star stickers that went with it earlier)
4) Red background (had punched circles out of earlier
5) Yellow matting paper


 
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Okay, was looking for something a little different this month...think I just found it LOL.

So I'm in! Gonna go and print the rules and hopefully get started soon.


 
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ACU


 
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I only used up one item, the bg paper, but it is all leftovers.
Did I do that? By Tinadn


 
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wowzers! you gals are rocking this challenge!
I figured out what I'm doing for this challenge and now I'm just pulling papers and distressing them. So far, I'm loving how it's looking!

Thanks Pat for this challenge. I really needed it!


 
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I'm excited about doing this one, haven't decided what I'm doing yet but excited ACU.


 
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Lovely all these layout off to give some love a bit soon Im really hoping to get started on this next a got a few ideals


 
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  • Tena E. Said:
I'm excited about doing this one, haven't decided what I'm doing yet but excited ACU.



It IS a fun challenge!
I'm excited to make more!


 
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I am going to try!!! It sounds like it's WAY HARDER to get the points than it sounds.
But, still trying to understand the titles.....
You can use a "new" (never done before) BUT, can only use old letters & stickers, rub-ons, font (used before and on a scrap piece of paper?)
Is that right???


 
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Here is mine

A child is a gift By Star77

pattern paper green use all.
purple cardstock use all.
flowers and butterfly last in pkg.
blue an green butterfly last in pkg
bird house and water can last in pkg.
chipboard last in pkg
twist points 6


 
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I am going to try!!! It sounds like it's WAY HARDER to get the points than it sounds.
But, still trying to understand the titles.....
You can use a "new" (never done before) BUT, can only use old letters & stickers, rub-ons, font (used before and on a scrap piece of paper?)
Is that right???




It is...way harder...than it sounds!!
But it's still fun and gets you using your stuff!!
Good luck!


 
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jci


 
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  • fabricfrenzy Said:
I am going to try!!! It sounds like it's WAY HARDER to get the points than it sounds.
But, still trying to understand the titles.....
You can use a "new" (never done before) BUT, can only use old letters & stickers, rub-ons, font (used before and on a scrap piece of paper?)
Is that right???





The points only come from "used up the last of it."

You cannot pull ANYthing new - you can't use an unused piece of paper, so don't go to your paper stash, go to your scrap box. ONLY stuff that you've already used at least once can be used to create your layout.

You can use a new sketch, but you can't use any new product.

Does that help?

If not, ask another question.




 
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jci...I'm working on one today...and all I can say is it's coming along LOL. Hope to finish & post tomorrow.


 
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I finally photographed mine! I loved working on this challenge although getting those points really is harder than I thought but I absolutely LOVED how this layout turned out, scraps and all!

Total=2 points
77th bday By Amarilys

white cardstock background paper (1 point)
antique brads on flowers (1 point)


 
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Hi ladies, finally got this scanned & posted.
"Date Knight" By Tena E.

It was definitely harder than it looks to get the points for this, it's very hard to use every single scrap of paper lol. Here's my points for this page:
1 point-for embossed brick paper, they were already embossed and cut for cards, so they were the last ones.
1 point-for the last canvas banner.
1 point-for MME Sweetest Thing stripped PP.
Total=3 points.


 
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acu


 
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Front Page is Updated.

Remember that Twist Points are cumulative. You can do as many layouts as you want, and total the twist points as you go!

:-) These layouts are AWESOME, ladies!


 
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really ? I didn't realize we could do more than one, I might try another:)


 
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Tina-
Yes you can!
I have done 2 so far and between the 2 of them I have accumalated 8 points: 3pts for the 1st layout and 5 pts for the 2nd layout!


 
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scraps for layout By Tinadn 10-4 good buddy By Tinadn

I have no idea how to tally points here. All papers came from my scrap drawer as did the embellies. I didn't use up the partial brad or rub-on packages tho. The bit of flourish finished off the package and I used the up the ribbon, just diagonal cut the tails. I also used up an adhesive and was glad I had another already opened so I could continue this lo for the challenge.


Edited by tinadn on 03-16-13 01:16 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Doreena Said:
Tina-
Yes you can!
I have done 2 so far and between the 2 of them I have accumalated 8 points: 3pts for the 1st layout and 5 pts for the 2nd layout!




thank you:)


 
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ACU again, hoping to get another one done before the month is up.


 
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  • tinadn Said:
I have no idea how to tally points here. All papers came from my scrap drawer as did the embellies. I didn't use up the partial brad or rub-on packages tho. The bit of flourish finished off the package and I used the up the ribbon, just diagonal cut the tails. I also used up an adhesive and was glad I had another already opened so I could continue this lo for the challenge.


Tina, just add 1 point for everything you used up, not sure the ribbon would count unless your used the ends you clipped...great job!


 
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Thanks Tena. I understand the paper and finishing off a package of embellie part, but not sure on the diecut and punched scraps.


 
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You can count everything that you "use up."



 
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2 pieces of paper, 2 diecut flowers, 2 punched border scraps, 1 diecut heart, 1 pkg pearls, 1 premade button w/floss, 1 piece of ribbon=10

too bad my scrap basket and drawers don't look better-LOL


 
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I managed to make another. I saw this design on a lo on PInterst and thought it would be perfect to use up scraps of paper. I managed to use up 2 packages of bling, 2 scraps of ribbon, the xo, branches and lilacs were all previously cut and not used, the top title piece is leftover from packaging and I had used the other half previously, I believe only the largest piece of paper qualifies to the size requirements(with 3 large circles cut out of it)
Maid of Honor By Tinadn


 
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Jci, yay for getting another one done Tina, I'm still hoping to finish another one too


 
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Thanks Tena, for as much stash i have I should do all my layouts with leftovers!


 
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OK, This is my first one!!

The Girls By Fabricfrenzy

Made with ALL leftover paper, brads, ribbon, used dies...
As I thought.... way harder to use up everything....LOL
So, I only earned,
1 point- for running out of tape adhesive
(lots of work cutting & piecing papers to make the bg and photo mats... & not earn a point!!!

(later I'll have to do page #2... I only have more of the bg paper in full sheets now... LOL)


 
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jci real quick!

Awesome wedding layout using scraps Pam!

Tina, great layout too! I love the colors that you used!


 
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Good Morning!


 
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Thanks! I was way harder to do than I thought! I can't seem to use EVERYTHING up!!! LOL

JCI


 
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left lots of lovin'


 
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Girls, the past two weeks has just been BEYOND my normal crazed too much on my already full plate.

I'll get April's challenge up in the next day or two.


 
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Hey girlie-girls.

April is up!

Thanks for your patience with my crazy life.

~*~April Leftovers Layout Challenge~*~


 
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