Being part of the Get it Scrapped Team has really made me more aware of trends. When someone says trend, it usually conjures images of new things. However, you don't have to go out and buy something new to be trendy, especially in the case of papercrafting.
One of my recent creative team assignments had me working with patchwork prints. I could have gone out and bought some new supplies. Instead, after observing the Get It Scrapped Pinterest board, I realized I could use papers from my older stash. I chose some scraps of plaid papers and mimicked the designs I saw.