After having a good sortout of my stash (and finding so many things I had forgotten about!), I am making a concerted effort to use old stuff before buying more new. This will be somewhat undermined by my trip to Ally Pally in a couple of weeks, but that is a once a year treat after all! So, I have decided that the third Little Girl album will be a "stash buster" album. with as little new stuff bought as I can possibly manage. The same goes for my 2009 album.
Another resolution - to use more stamps, especially old ones! I have so many, all stashed away, that I found several I had forgotten about. The two ATCs below both use old stamps, plus a couple which are less than a year old, but which hadn't yet been "christened" :-) Destination 1/6 uses a text stamp which I think must be about 8 years old at least (never used!) and both the relatively new background and corner flourish were used for the first time. Destination 2/6, background was inked in two colours and crackle stamped, then I used a swirly flourish (more than a year old) in three different colours over the top. Same text, and then the balloons were stamped in Versafine to finish.... the balloons are at least 12 years old and have never been used!!! I am hanging my head in shame as I type :-) The teeny butterflies are new.