July 3, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Elena Bianconi

Good morning!
Welcome to day two of our Design Team introductions!

Our second designer is celebrating her second term as a Scrap Our Stash designer!
Join us in welcoming back
Elena Bianconi

Elena we are excited to have you return for another term and looking forward to the inspiration you will be sharing with us this term.
"I'm Elena B, 35 years old (not for long). I live in the countryside near the beautiful city of Bologna (Italy). During the day I'm wife to a wonderful man, mother of a beautiful little girl and owner of a beautiful dog. But at night when everybody is asleep, I turn into a crafter!! 

I sleep very little and work so much with great satisfaction, my hands never stop working!
My relaxation is my hobby.

I started with decoupage in the nineties, passing through the lovely world of doll houses, to arrive (and never stop!) at scrapbooking and mixed media in 2009."

Elena's Blog:  Paper and Colors 

Check out Elena's wonderful take on our
July Stash Challenge:

"Winter Sea"
Elena:
"Every winter, we go one or two days to the sea because we feel different emotions than during the  summer. This year we had  warm and sunny days in January, so we took a nice walk, barefooted and feed the seagulls
On this page used

P ~ Pin
H ~ Heart
O ~ Odd (number 2015)
T ~ Tag
O ~ Overlay (on the heart)
S ~ Stencil (to cut rectangles)"

Now it is your turn to create a layout, and show us what items you can find in your stash to use on your layout for each letter in the word PHOTOS!
The challenge that inspired Elena's layout:
Entries are due: JULY 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

NOTE: The objective of our stash challenges is to get you to dig into your stash, get creative and use up some or your buried, and hoarded stash, old or new. Therefore for the Stash Challenges you are NOT allowed...
To use PHOTO or PICTURE for the letter P
or
EMBELLISHMENT for the letter

Click HERE for our challenge guidelines

As always, we appreciate you stopping by!  Make sure you stop in tomorrow to meet our next designer and to see what she has created to share with our followers!

Happy Scrapping!

July 2, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Steffanie Seiler

Hello and welcome to day one of our New Design Team Introductions!
As always, Scrap Our Stash has been blessed with another amazing team of talented designers with various scrapbooking styles!
 During the next two weeks, we will introduce a designer from our new team, each day along 
with their first reveal for this term. 
Be sure you check out each of their blogs to be further inspired!


Our first designer is celebrating her third term as a designer with Scrap Our Stash!
Say hello to
Steffanie Seiler

Welcome back Steffanie!   
We are thrilled and looking forward to the inspiration you will be creating inspired by our challenges for the next six months!
"Hi! My name is Steffanie. I started scrapbooking when my oldest son was a baby---he's now 15! I also have another son who is 10. These two are my primary scrapbook subjects in addition to a golden retriever puppy, a calico kitty and, of course, everyday life. 
In the early days, I was definitely a flat, non-lumpy-bumpy scrapper---I now can't imagine scrapping that way. Although I don't really dabble much in mixed media, I do need to have layers and dimension on my pages. I think I have a pretty good eye for color, balance and details. I like clean lines and don't really do messy. 
My husband and I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the United States. My favorite season is summer. I like coffee, chocolate, pizza and wine (among other things!). Besides scrapbooking, I enjoy running and just being outdoors. I am an RN and work very part-time so that I can spend most days being home fulfilling my role as wife and mom...and have plenty of time for scrapbooking, of course!"


Today Steffanie has created this awesome Disney page to share with us:
"Magical"
Steffanie:
"I know I have said it before but I really enjoy these word/stash challenges. I think it's kind of fun---and challenging at times!---trying to find creative ways to incorporate each letter item into my layout. 
Here is what I chose for this page:
P - pictures, punches, polka dot, pink, princess castle
H - heart (wood), handwriting
O - orange, olive green, opalescent Stickles
T - twine, tag, tape, teal
O - old October Afternoon rub-ons, odd number of photos
S - Studio Calico, stars, scallops
Now it's your turn! Have some fun and take the challenge!"

Here is a look at our challenge that inspired Steffanie's layout...
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE

You have until July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries for a chance to win 
our July prize!

Have a great day everyone and return tomorrow to meet our next Design Team member!

July 1, 2015

Stash Challenge #28

Good morning "Stash Busters" and welcome to a new challenge!
Here's the July Stash Challenge:Stash Challenge:
Please remember to list what items you used for each letter when posting your entry.
Entries linked up without a list will not be eligible for the prize drawing. 
Entries are due: JULY 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

NOTE:  The objective of our stash challenges is to get you to dig into your stash, get creative and use up some or your buried, and hoarded stash, old or new.   Therefore for the Stash Challenges you are NOT allowed...
To use PHOTO or PICTURE for the letter P
or
EMBELLISHMENT for the letter E 
and
You must use a different stash item for each letter and only once.  
Click HERE for our challenge guidelines

Now that we have the challenge and the rules out of the way, it is time for a little
Stash Challenge inspiration.

We are not featuring a Guest Designer this month, so we are going to double up on
today's inspiration provided by the
 Scrap Our Stash Admin Team:

"#Bday Selfie Shoot"
Brenda:
"These are not the greatest photos, because I am "Selfie Challenged" but wanted to make sure I got a photo or two to document my special day and being on a mini vacay with  only me, myself, and I, 
"I" was the photographer! 
My layout was created using product from the 
The ScrapRoom's July Doutble Shot Kit 
which as you can see was a  perfect choice for a selfie shoot!

To complete the stash challenge, I used the following items:
P ~ Punch, Pink Sticker
H ~ Hashtag
O ~ Orange Sticker
T ~ Twine, Tag, Tab
O ~ Oval (camera lens in patterned paper)
S ~ Stitching (faux zigzig), Selfie sticker, Sequins"

"A Boy's First Hero Is His Daddy"
Rochelle:
"For this layout I used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches for inspiration. I was happy to use scraps from an old Echo Park collection - YES! I love it when I use up my stash!!! :)

So for the Stash challenge, here are the items I used for - PHOTOS:

P - Paper clip
O - Oval (journal sticker)
T - Tag, Twine and Thickers
O - Overlay (over photo)
S - Stencil and Stitching"

Hopefully you are inspired by the challenge and/or today's inspiration  and will get creative and show us what you have in your stash using the letters in the word PHOTO!

You have until July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries for a chance to win 
the following prize:
July or August 2015
Flavor of the Month Kit from The ScrapRoom
(Photo forthcoming)

Thank you for stopping by today and make sure your return tomorrow for our first new Design Team introduction!!!!

Have a wonderful day!

June 30, 2015

June Winners Announced!!!!

Good Afternoon !!!!
Sorry we are a little late in the day announcing the June winners!
 Thank you everyone who played along!
We had a wonderful response to our challenges during the month of June!
There was so many awesome interpretations linked up for both challenges,
which makes it hard for the team to just pick three.
And as always, it is great seeing such diverse creative ideas!

Our Design Team has voted and here's our June
Top 3 Picks
Well...This month there are (4) due to a tie

(in order of link up)
#11 ~ Jinny Newlin




Congratulations ladies!!!!
One of you will be contacted and invited to be our Guest Designer for the month of July!
Please grab our new TOP 3 blinkie below so that you can BRAG on your own blog ;

And now for our June randomly drawn winner…
#53 Cynthia B
(Stash Challenge ~ B - Buttons, R - Ribbon, A - Arrows, D - diecuts, S - Sequins)

Congratulations Cynthia!!!
You have won the following prize...
Please leave a comment below AND...
email us at scrapourstash@gmail.com with June Winner
 in the subject line and and your snail mail address and we will get your prize mailed out to you!!!!

Here's our WINNERS blinkie below to add to your blog:

Special Thanks to our 
June Guest Designer
Michelle Whorwood
&
June Guest Sketch Artist
Ashley Horton

The Scrap Our Stash team appreciates your support!!!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow for our June Stash Challenge!!!

And...the new Design Team introductions start on June 2nd!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Farewell to Our Outgoing Design Team!

Good monring!!!
Today we would like to bid farewell to the ladies who have shared and inspired you with their work, posted comments on your blogs and "oohed & aaahed" over your entries based on our challenges.
We have truly enjoyed working with this group of AWESOME, TALENTED designers. 
It's with great appreciation and admiration that we send out a huge
to our outgoing 
Design Team:

Becky Joan
(Returning)

Claire Kealani Rambo

Elena Bianconi
(Returning)

Joefil Cate

Katherine Boddy Blue
(Returning)

Lynn Lefebvre

Nicole Dioron

Patricia Barnett
(Returning)

Robin Redd
(Returning)

Steffanie Seiler
(Returning)

Tanti K
(Returning)

Tracy Thompson Pinkepank

We hope you'll take some time to leave a comment to thank these wonderful ladies and to
wish them well. 
We certainly will miss them here!

The incoming Design Team is excited to get started and has been busy working on their reveals for our July Challenges!
Starting Wednesday, July 2nd we will begin the introductions of our new team, and sharing their first reveals inspired by our July Stash Challenge.

Make sure you visit us on July 1 for the reveal of our July Stash Challenge!!

Later today we will be posting our June winners, so make sure you check back and see who made the Top 3 this month and also who the random drawn winner is for this month's prize!

Have a great day!

June 28, 2015

"Awesome Hair" Layout by DT Patricia

Hello!
Today's featured layout is DT Patricia's awesome "crazy" fun layout, inspired by our
Patricia:
'Welcome again friends! Here is my take on this month's sketch challenge! 

I tried using some paints on this one and used this butterfly I've had in my stash forever! Feels great to get rid of items I've been collecting forever! I loved incorporating hearts that I actually cut by hand 
To complete the challenge, I created a card using the leftover scraps from my layout.
Can't wait to see all the entries!
Thanks for taking a peek!"

Patricia thank you for your continued support and contributions to Scrap Our Stash!   We are so happy that you will be returning for another term, and we are looking forward to what you have in store for us for the next six months!  

Want to play along with us this month...you still have until tomorrow,
June 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)
to link your entries for one or both of our challenges!

Click HERE for our June Challenges, details and rules!

On the 30th we will be saying farewell to a few of our fabulous designers and hope that you stop by and say thank you and goodbye to them as well.

And...on July 2nd, we will be starting off the introductions of our new design team members.

Happy Sunday!!!



June 27, 2015

"This Was Meant To Be" Layout by DT Tracy

Hi there!
Today we have more awesome 
 inspiration to share with you today, created by DT Tracy:
Tracy:
"Aww, last month marked 1 year for my handsome son and his beautiful girlfriend. These two make such a lovely couple and I can't show them off enough.

This was such a fun sketch to work with and it gave me the opportunity to use some of these heart doilies that I've had laying around for a few months. I decided to offset them with the black and white printed papers because I just love that contrast. Also laying around in my stash (for a very long time) was that tin heart and this was the perfect opportunity to use it as well. 

To complete this challenge my card was made from the scrap paper of my layout, also adding a heart doilie and continuing with a love theme.
I do have to say, my stash pile is getting smaller and smaller and I have to credit Scrap Our Stash for that! With my term coming to an end this month, this will be my last challenge as a DT member but I will continue to play along whenever I can! Thanks so much for your support and please visit me anytime! http://scrappydaze2012.blogspot.com/"

Tracy thank you for being a part of our team.   We appreciate all of the beautiful inspiration and support you have provided to Scrap Our Stash!  
Best wishes to  you and your future endeavors!

Inspired by Tracy's layout?   Here is a look at the sketch that inspired her page...
And...remember to complete the challenge, you MUST create a card using the
leftover scraps from your layout!   Your card can be any design you choose!

For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE

Entries for both our June challenges must be linked up by 
June 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
to be eligible for the monthly prize drawing and/or a chance to be selected 
as one or our Design team Top 3 Picks!

We would love to see how Ashley's sketch inspires you!
Have a wonderful day!

June 26, 2015

"Happy" Layout by DT Kate

Happy Friday evereyone!
Today's beautiful inspiration is the creative work of DT Kate,
inspired by our
Kate:
"I decided to add some mixed media into this challenge since I had this butterfly stencil that was begging to be used! Went to my desk and tried to use up my tiny scraps. Hand cut and painted my own hearts smile emoticon and just loved that it all came together pretty quickly.

Since I am not a card maker, I made a mini card that I could tuck into a gift."

Kate it has been a pleasure having you as a part of our team and we are thrilled that you have agreed to design with us for another tern.  We really appreciate all of the support and contributions to Scrap Our Stash.  We are looking forward to the inspiration you will sharing us for the next six months!   

And now a look at the sketch that inspired Kate's layout.
Reminder...to complete the challenge you must also create a card using the
leftover scraps from your layout:

For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE

You have until June 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries to be entered into our monthly prize drawing and/or a chance to be selected as one of our Design team Top 3 Picks for June!

Have a great weekend!