Monday, May 20, 2013

New SOS Sketch with Stash Challenge

Happy Monday!  We had a very crazy, hectic weekend here with baseball games, soccer games, dance recital photos and practice, I was praying for Monday to get here!  Now that things have slowed down, albeit temporarily, maybe I can get some scrapping done.

Scrap Our Stash has a new challenge out, Sketch with Stash Challenge.  The sketch is fantastic, it was designed by SOS's very own Rochelle Spears!

 The challenge is to use this sketch as inspiration, but also use at least 3 flowers from your stash--not homemade, but premade flowers.  Remember, the goal is to use up your stash!  Here is what I created for the challenge:

(Products used:  Webster's Pages papers, flowers, trim, rhinestone chain, stickpins, and letter stickers;  Prima flowers)

I knew when I saw this challenge I wanted to use some of my Webster's Pages and Prima flowers.  I absolutely love this photo of my daughter, it's one of my favorites!  I kept the layout pretty simple because I did not want to this picture to get lost in too many embellishments.  

Head on over to Scrap Our Stash and give this or our other May challenge a try, the prize is awesome this month, the Fancy Pants Trendsetter collection! 


Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Last SG NSD Challenge

It's almost midnight CST and I'm just getting my last NSD Challenge in under the wire! 

Challenge 8--Manufacturer Challenge In this challenge we were to use one of our favorite MME lines.  I used the Lil Robots collection, I forgot I had it and it was so nice to get it out and use it!

(Products used:  Bazzill cardstock, MME patterned papers and diecuts, American Crafts Thickers)

The only bad thing about taking photos so late is I have to use a flash, darn that glare!  I had a blast with the SG challenges, I hope you were able to check them out and get your scrap on!

More SG Challenges

Well I've been busy today scrapping, although I did fit in my youngest daughter's soccer game--how cute are 5 year olds playing soccer??

Here are are couple more layouts I've done for challenges at Scrapbook Generation.

Challenge 1--Star Challenge.  I made some cardstock stars from Bazzill cardstock and used pop dots to give some dimension to the page.  The picture is if my son after he snagged some homemade chocolate chip cookies at his Grandma Pam's house!

(Products used--Bazzill cardstock, Bella Blvd. patterned paper and chipboard stickers; Simple Stories Sn@p journaling card; American Crafts Thickers; Allison Davis for Scrapbook Generations sketch.)

Challenge 2--Project Life.  In this challenge we were to make a traditional layout using project life materials.  For my layout I used some Simple Stories Sn@p cards as well as a picture that my youngest daughter made of herself this year in preschool. It was a pretty simple layout to make but it sure turned out cute, I love incorporating my children's art into my layouts!

Products used:  Bazzill cardstock; Bella Blvd. patterned paper, flower and chipboard; Simple Stories Sn@p cards; Doodlebug Designs alphabet stickers, Allison Davis for Scrapbook Generations sketch.)

Make sure you check out their blog for the challenges, you still have time!

NSD Challenges at SG

I hope you have been able to take part in some scrappy challenges this weekend for NSD!  There's a great one going on at Scrap Our Stash so check it out, your layouts need to be posted by 11:59pm PST tonight, May 5th!

I have been playing along with the ladies at Scrapbook Generation, scrapping some challenges  and, well mostly so far just participating in their online chats, lol!  I love SG and have so many of their sketch products, I use them all the time for inspiration.  Anyway, so far I've completed one of their challenges, the One-page sketch challenge.  Luckily for me it also worked for my Scrap our Stash May Stash Challenge!  Here's my layout:
 (Patterned papers were from Elle's Studio, Basic Grey, and Webster's Pages, as well as Luxe Rub-ons, My Mind's Eye decorative buttons and twine from The Twinery. I also used Debbie Sanders for Scrapbook Generation sketch for inspiration.)
I have to admit the SOS Challenge was a little challenging (lol) for me because although I love to use patterned papers, I don't usually mix manufacturers.  It was a lot of fun and turned out pretty good, or I think so.  :)    So check out SOS for the May Stash Challenge, as well as Scrapbook Generation for all of their challenges, they'll definitely keep you busy for today!

Friday, May 3, 2013


Scrap Our Stash will be hosting a stash challenge for National Scrapbook Day!

The challenge will be posted on May 4th at 6:00 AM (EST) and you will have until Sunday, May 5th 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries!!!!
They will be giving away (2) prizes, yay!  Good Luck!!! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Snow in May, new Stash challenge at SOS!

I can't believe that it is May 2nd and I am watching snow fall from the sky.  The weather here has been so weird since we moved from Raleigh, NC, we are getting all the extremes!  All I want are a few good thunderstorms.  My son says we need to move back to Raleigh, although I suspect that has more to do than with just the weather, poor little guy.

Not sure how the weather is in your neck of the woods, but maybe it's a great time to scrap.  And with the beginning of May there's a new stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash.  It's a Patterned Paper Party! 

The Challenge is to create a LAYOUT using 3 or more patterned papers, and you MUST use papers from
3 or more different collections. Of course there's a twist! 
you also need to dig further into your stash and pull out some RUBONS!  

NOTE:  When posting your layout on your blog or gallery, please comment with the 3 collections you used for your 3 patterned papers.  The collections can be by the same or different manufacturers.

The prize this month is a great one, the Fancy Pants Trendsetter collection!

Good luck, you have until May 29th to post your layout at Scrap Our Stash

Anyway, April seemed to speed by with Easter, First Communion, and just an overall busy family life.  I totally flaked and didn't write a single blog post!  Here are the layouts I did for the April Scrap Our Stash challenges. 

Products used:  Fancy Pants Beach Bum collection along with a Maya Road bird paper clip, American Crafts Thickers, and Bazzill cardstock.

Products used: Basic Grey (patterned paper, cardstock stickers and alpha), Bazzill cardstock, MME layered sticker and buttons, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, and misc. doily and flower

You can tell when I took both of the pictures of my layouts it was overcast and rainy.  Here's to much sunnier weather in May!!