Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Scrap Our Stash Sketch #1 Challenge

 Today on the Scrap Our Stash blog is the layout I made for the March Sketch #1 Challenge.  The challenge is to use the sketch as well as used mixed alphas in your title and/or journaling.  In my layout I decided to spritz the base cardstock, a technique that is new to me, and I think it turned out pretty good for a first attempt!  The photos are from my youngest daughter's first Easter back in 2008.  

(Products used-- Bazzill cardstock with Heidi Swapp Color Shine spritz; WRMK patterned paper; October Afternoon mini market and American Crafts Thickers alphas; Crate Paper journaling spot; American Crafts glitter tape; misc. flower, bling, brad, and bottle cap)

So go check out Scrap Our Stash for the details on the challenge and some great inspiration from the DT!

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Groundhog Lied

Last week we had a couple of days of really nice weather, then bam--winter is back!  We had sleet and cold rain yesterday, and possible snow showers later this week.  That is just wrong!  The kids are on spring break and they are hunkered down inside because it's yucky cold.  Guess that's KC weather for ya!

Scrap our Stash has a new challenge going on right now based on the following sketch:

It's a really fun sketch, my take on it will post on the blog tomorrow, March 19.  You can get all the deets on the sketch challenge here:  Scrap Our Stash Sketch #1 Challenge  Check it out and post by March 29th at SOS to be eligible for a great Heidi Swapp prize!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Scrap Our Stash Kraft Challenge

Hi everyone!  Today the weather is finally sunny but cold and windy so unfortunately none of our snow is melting.  However it is going to be 60 degrees this weekend which I am really looking forward to--it'll remind me of being down south!

Today the Scrap Our Stash blog features the layout I created for the Kraft it Up Challenge. 

 (CS:  The Paper Company kraft, PP: DCWV Playtime stack, American Crafts Thickers, MME brad and pennant, Jillibean Soup Sugar Picks, Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts journaling spot, and a yellow flower. I was inspired by an Allison Davis sketch for my layout.)

The photo is of my kids and two of their cousins from last summer.  I have a very large stash of kraft paper because I went through a kraft phase a couple years ago.  I haven't used any lately so the challenge was a fun way to get my back into it, not to mention use some of it up. Make sure you check out the Scrap Our Stash blog for details on the challenge.  There's a great prize as well--Heidi Swapp "Sugar Chic" goodies!  Get your layout in by March 29th to be eligible for the prize, can't wait to see what y'all create!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Stash Challenge #1--Kraft it Up!

Scrap Our Stash has posted it's first stash challenge for March, Kraft it Up!

Create a LAYOUT and at least 50% of the products you use on your layout must be Kraft paper and/or embellies.   
Oh, and that's not it!  
You will have to dig further into your stash because...
you must include 3+ metal embellishments..  You can mix or match the metal embellishments as long as there are 3 or more on you layout.

Go check it out, there's a great prize too!  My layout posts later this week and I'm really happy how it turned out.  I hadn't done a lot of scrapping lately because my kids were home for four days because of snow.  Contrary to popular belief, a snow day for kids is not a snow day for mommy, lol!  So it was fun to finally be able to sit down and scrap once they went back to school.

Go check out SOS and get to work scrapping for a great prize!