for the love of scraps

When I get into a cleaning frenzy, there is no stopping me. Though it happens rarely, I have found the most efficient way to clean the table is to also create something at the same time. I find scraps that I can't bare throwing away, and I save them from the fate of the trash and find them a nice home on a page. Even the scrap from the tree cut on the Silhouette was rescued and became a focal point on this page. Whipped together using no photos and a Pebbles stamp set that I used for the first time, this layout documents the books I read last year.

Digging the fact that these bits and pieces didn't have to go into the recycling bin. More projects that I worked on simultaneously that I posted on Instagram:

I don't have the original source for the following quote, but find it fantastic and full of truth. If anyone knows who made it or where it came from, please let me know.

Source: via Amy on Pinterest

Have any fun tips to share for cleaning or organizing paper scraps?