Shimelle's new online class began yesterday; the stash busting has begun! Her example album is called Celebrate Life and the task at the end of the 9 page prompt was to create the title page and to 'embrace' any metal(s) lurking in the stash mountain.
I've made a 6x12 album, which I will bind with my BIA at the end, and the subject is a sailing trip DH took with his dad in August 1999 to see the eclipse. I'd recently rescued the photos from a sticky plastic sheet album (and then put the empty album straight in the bin!). Unfortunately, the weather wasn't that great during their trip and all the photos are in various shades of grey ~ sky, sea and land.
With that in mind, I finally broke into my stash of 'Wishes' papers from Creative Memories and my pile of Bazzill polka dot card stock, picking out the shades of blue and green. The metal elements are 2 fish and 2 brads. The luggage label is the fun element, given the British weather in August! Even the title is a mish-mash of fonts, something I never do, so all in all a good start to stash busting.