Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Scrap Our Stash

I have so much in my stash that I've been working to really use more of it up.  At the rate I buy I really need to pick up how much I scrap and how much I use on a layout.  So with that in mind I've started an idea that has been working so far.  I have a tendency to use just the kit I have created and a few of the latest embellishments I buy but forget the rest that I own so I listed items, locations I've stored them, brand names, etc. and put them in a little jar. Then every time I sit down to scrap I draw out 3 and have to use at least 2 of them on my layout.  It's worked out great so far and I'm using up some stash. 

Plus, I found this site: Scrap Our Stash and they have a few challenges I decided to participate in to help me use more of my stash.  The first challenge is to:

Create a LAYOUT with at least ONE polka dot paper and ONE striped paper.
Oh, and that's not it! 
You will have to dig further into your stash because...
you must include at least one bird, butterfly and/or bee on your layout! 

So here is my take on this challenge.  I also scraplifted Tami White, a scrappy friend who is the Member of the Month over at Memorable Seasons.  I've also been a part of a challenge at My Scraps & More to pick a kit and work to use it up.  I chose October Afternoon Sidewalks and 5&Dime, so you'll be seeing a few layouts with these lines.  Isn't this photo of me so cute?
The 2nd April Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is :
1. Create a NEW layout using this sketch.
You can flip it, turn it, or change the size and number of the photos!
2. Dig into your stash of BUTTONS and you must include (6) or more of those buttons on your layout!
So here's my layout for this.  I also included a challenge at Colorful Creations to have this equation:
Masking + flowers + bling/stickles.  I masked the banner and didn't love it so I added a few pp's and left the 2 on the end.  Again using the October Afternoon Sidewalks.
I also decided to use this for Whimsical Wednesday at The Memory Nest.
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with Sketches in Thyme's latest.



  1. Sally. I love what you did. Great take on the sketch. Feel free to stop by and link up to Whimsical Wednesday.

    1. So glad you linked up and shared your beautiful layout!! :)

  2. Sally!!! What great inspiration you are!! I tend to do the exact same thing! I love both of your adorable pages, and especially like how you used your stash!!

  3. Awww, what ADORABLE layouts!! Love how you used up your stash for the dots/stripes layout and the sketch challenge is just too cute too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash! :)

  4. Adorable layouts and wonderful job on both challenges! Great stitching also! Thank you so much for participating in our challenges this month at SOS!!!

  5. wonderful job on both challenges!!! LOVE It! :) Thanks for playing along with SOS! :)

  6. Umm, can I just say I absolutely love both of your LO's for the SOS challenges, they are fantastic! Love the papers and the colors, and the photos are so cute! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

  7. Great job on both layouts! Thanks for playing along over at Scrap Our Stash!

  8. Such a super sweet style you have! I'd paper my baby girl's walls with your layouts. :)

    Lindsey from SOS