I consider anything 3-years or older as part of my hoarding. We've discussed stash before - I have a stash of wood, flair, etc. that is probably larger than I will use before they too go out of fashion. But it won't matter, as this post is about to illustrate. Honestly, I don't feel anything ever goes out of fashion in my scrap supplies... I don't believe in fashionable when it comes to nearly anything (as my closet can attest too!). Fads, yes. But if you really, really loved anything once, you probably still do in some way. Oh my, I digress.
So in my never-ending quest to use my supplies (mostly so I have room for new stuff!), I have made it an issue to think back to my hoarding stash before going to my new things whenever I make a layout this year. Of course, this isn't always going to work. But for sure, I have more than enough accumulated 'holiday' embellishments that it's worth a shot!
However, before I get on to the examples, I want to just mention a few things. I have completed about 40-50 layouts since the beginning of the year. No, I don't plan on bombarding you all at one time with these atrocities. Rather I plan to show a few examples along the way to illustrate a point. So sometimes you may see a layout more than once, please just go with it. Okay... on to a few layouts showing how I've been finding and using my immense hoard:
On this layout I used those lovely snowflake rhinestones that I've had for at least 7 years, the Martha Stewart snowflake punch I've probably had just as long, as well as my vellum paper and some little pearlescent white paint I've had for 10 years or more. Yet they all look lovely with the Crate Paper and 2Ps items, eh?!