December 31, 2015

December Winners Announced!!!!

This year has been a blast!
For all of you who followed our Blog and/or Facebook page, played along in our challenges
or supported as a Guest Designer, Guest Sketch Artist or Sponsor....
so much for your contributions and support!
We appreciate each and every one of you for your part is our success!

Our new design team is excited and looking forward to inspiring you in
2016 with their awesome creations inspired by our new challenges,
beginning January 1

It's now time to announce the winners for December....

The design team has voted and the results are in for our December
Top 3 Picks
(In order of link up)

#3 ~ Jinny Newlin

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

And now for our December randomly drawn winner…
#3 ~ Jinny Newlin

Congratulations Jinny!!!!
You have won the following prize 

Please leave a comment below AND...
email us at with December Winner
in the subject line and we will get your prize sent out to you!!!!

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

Thanks everyone for stopping by today!
 Have a safe and...

December 29, 2015

Thank You and Farewell!!!!

It is always so difficult to say goodbye to our outgoing design team members. 
Each one has contributed to and supported Scrap Our Stash in our success as a challenge blog.
We appreciate all of the beautiful creative inspiration you’ve shared with our followers
inspired by our bi-monthly challenges.

Thank you so much to all of our June ~ December 2015 Designers
Kate Blue, Becky Springer, Sharon Fritchman, Crystal Schneider, and Carole Wright
who all will be leaving the team


Steffanie Seiler, Tanti K, Rachelle Olaridge, Elena Bianconi, Sherri Caramico,
Patricia Barnett, and Cassie Wiscarson
who have all agreed to stay another term...

We are truly grateful for the dedication and commitment you each have shown
Scrap Our Stash

It has been our pleasure to work with such an awesome group of designers.

You ladies ROCK!!!!
Rochelle and Brenda

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Dear friends of Scrap Our Stash, we wish you and your families, all the blessings of a wonderful Christmastime and we hope you feel all the joy this holiday season has to offer.

From the Scrap Our Stash
Design & Admin Teams

December 15, 2015

Holiday Break!!!!

Hello everyone!

It's that wonderful time of the year, so we decided to let our
team off a couple of weeks to prepare for Christmas, therefore
we will not be hosting a sketch challenge this month.

You still have plenty of time to play along in with our 
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: December 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 to use items from your stash, like paper, embellishments, inks, paints, punches, embossing folders, etc.
(photos, objects in photos, etc are not considered stash items)
You must use a different stash item for each letter and only once.

Click HERE for our challenge guidelines

We will resume with our normal challenge schedule in January with new
Stash and Sketch Challenges.
Happy Holidays!!!

December 14, 2015

New Design Team Announcement!!!!


It's time to announce our new

Jan - June 2016
Scrap Our Stash Design Team!!

Please help us welcome back the following designers for another term:
In addition to the returning designers, we have 4 MORE TALENTED DESIGNERS joining our team. 

Please join with us in CONGRATULATING and extending a warm WELCOME to the new SOS designers:

Click on each of the designers names to visit their blogs and remember the new designers will be formally introduced in January and will share with you their first SOS reveals!!!!   

 We want to thank our current team for their awesome inspiration and dedication to our site during the past 6 months.

Also, Thank you to all who applied for the Design Team. We didn't have enough spots available for all of you.  But we hope that this doesn't discourage you from trying out for the next term.

Thank you!!

"Beautiful" LO by DT Carole

Happy Monday!!

Today, Designer Carole is sharing with us her fabulous layout to inspire you:
Here's what she shares about her layout:
"Hi everyone Carole here with you today and this fab stash challenge. Jess did a photo shoot recently and I cant stop using the photos as they are so lovely. This one was taken at our local beach in October, a very chilly day, Jess has a wet suit on under the dress and top!!!

For this challenge we had to use an item from our stash for each letter in the word DIECUTS.
Here is what I used
D - Doily punch, I - Ink, Index card
E - Envelope, C - Clocks, U - Uniball pen,T - Tag, S - Shells. I hope you like it and visit all the designers blogs for lots more information. You can see a list of the stash i used and a How To Do This Page on my blog. Have a happy scrappy day, bye for now."

Here's the challenge:
Remember, you have until the 29th to upload your layout for a chance to win the monthly prize.   In addition, there will not be a sketch challenge this month.  Enjoy your holidays and we will be back Jan 1st with fun new challenges! 

December 13, 2015

"Got Snow" by DT Steffanie


Today we have a wonderful layout to inspire you!  Check out Steffanie's layout here:
Here's what Steffanie shares about her layout:

"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love these word stash challenges! And this was a longer one using even more items! Here’s the breakdown for my layout:

D – doily
I – ink
E – eyelet
C – circle punch, photo corner
U – uniball pen (white to make faux stitching and outline letters)
T – tag, twine
S – stripes, snowflakes, sticker letters

I pulled out some softer toned papers for this one. I generally use a lot of primary colors or at least more saturated colors, so this is always a challenge for me. Since my son was wearing a very blue coat, I went with black and white for these photos to better coordinate with the papers. These delicate snowflakes had been in my stash for Years! So great to finally use them!"

Here's the challenge:

Please visit us tomorrow with more DT inspiration and the new DT will be announced!!!
How exciting is that!! :) 

December 11, 2015

"Holiday Lights" LO by DT Becky

Happy Saturday!

Today, Designer Becky shares her lovely layout to inspire us.  Check out her layout:
Here's what Becky says about her layout:
 "Here's a holiday themed layout! This was taken a couple years ago when I joined friends for a holiday theme light tour of the city. The embellishments are mostly from the Crate Paper DIY Shop. It's not a holiday collection, but it worked so well with the gold, greens, and reds. As for the challenge: D- DCWV Paper. I- Ink. E- Enamel Dots. C- Crate Paper embelishments. U- Uniball pen. T- Tag, Ticket. S- Sewing."

You still have time to dig in your stash and submit your layout.  
Here's the challenge:

Can't wait to see what stash items you come up with! :)

December 10, 2015

"Gingerbread House Party" LO by DT Crystal

Hi Scrappers! 

Here's a fun and festive layout to inspire you from our Designer Crystal:
Crystal said this about her layout:

"I used old pictures from a couple years ago from a gingerbread house party we had so much fun decorating the houses but as always Christmas time is so busy we have not had another party since. I really dug into my stash this time and enjoyed this challenge by using up some really old stash.

D- Dream Street Papers, I- Ink, E- Enamel dots, C- Carta Bella, U- Uchida, T- Thickers and Tape, S- Sassafras Pappers."

Now it's your turn! 

Here's the challenge:
Happy Scrapping! :) 

December 9, 2015

"Memory Noted" LO by Rochelle


Today I get to share my layout I created for the December Stash challenge! :)  Here's my layout:
I love these stash challenges! It really makes you dig into your stash and use product that we've had just hoarding away!!! lol  I was able to use scraps from an Authentique collection I had sitting around and even was able to use some Heidi Swapp wood words that I just LOVE and was holding onto for that "special" layout, right? ;)  The tag and the stick pins also have been sitting around in my stash waiting to be used!  
So Yay for me that I was able to use them up! 

Here's the items I used for the challenge:

D - Diecuts 
I - Ink platters
E - enamel Dots
C - Cardstock
U - Uniball white pen
T- Tag
S- Stick Pins

I also used an PageMaps sketch for this layout. 

Here's the challenge:

Happy Scrappin'! :) 

December 8, 2015

"Be Merry 2014" LO by Cassie

Hey Scrappers!

Today, we have a fabulous double layout from Designer Cassie to inspire you!  Check out her layout:
This is what Cassie said about her layout:
"This word challenge made me realize just how many supplies I can use in my stash for certain letters. I love these types of challenges because of how many items I can find in my stash that will work. For this page, the fact that I was able to pull together a two page layout with 13 pictures is just fabulous.

Items used:
D - Doily, Dear Lizzy, Die Cuts, DCWV

I - Ink
E - Echo Park, Enamel Dots, Eyelet Outlet
C - Cardstock, Chevron, Cork
U - Uniball Pen
T - Teresa Collins, Tim Holtz, Thickers
S - Stars, Stickers, Studio Calico, Stamps, Snowflakes"

Here's the challenge:

Now it's your turn! :) 

December 7, 2015

"Love My Crew" LO by Patricia

Happy Monday!

Are you all ready to start off your week with some inspiration?  Here's Designer Patricia's fun layout:

Patricia said this about her layout:
"Hello scrappers!
Here is my layout to share with you and we are challenged to come up with a layout that contains items on the page that spell out "D-I-E-C-U-T-S"

Okay! Here is what I came up with!
D - Dylusions Paint
I - Ink (Inked Edges)
E - Ephemera
C - Clipbard
U - Unibal
T - Thicker (sticker words)
S - Stencil 
A little about my you just love your crafty friends? Let me tell you....I ADORE my crafty friends! This particular photo is a pic of us in a Hobby Lobby that we all took an "extended lunch" and met up at to shop for our Create 365 - Happy Planners, by MAMBI!
Oh man, did we have fun! So thankful for all of my crafty friends in my life!
Enjoy the challenge and I cannot wait to see what you come up with!"

Here's the challenge:

Get you layout uploaded by the 29th! :) 

See you back here tomorrow with more Designer inspiration! 

December 6, 2015

"Let it Snow" LO by DT Rachelle


Today, Designer Rachelle has a fantastic layout to share inspired by the December Stash Challenge.  Check it out:
Here's what she shares about her layout:

"Hi there scrappers! Rachelle here so excited to share my stash design layout. I love snow so I designed this layout with mixed media, distressed and snowflakes. It is so easy when you create a layout you really enjoy creating. Justin loves snow too, trying to catch a snowflake in his mouth. I applied ice sickles topped with glitter to make it just pop off the page. Adding the snowman created the perfect scene. I hope you have been inspired to get your layout going and enter the challenge. Can't wait to see it!!!!

*D- Distressing, diecuts
*I- Ink
*E- Enamel Dots
*C- Chipboard
*U- Unibal Pen
*T- Tag
*S- Stencil"

Have you started digging in your stash yet?  Can't wait to see what you come up with! :) 

Here's the Challenge:
Happy Scrapping! 

December 5, 2015

"Under The Sea" LO by DT Sherri

Happy Saturday!

Today, Designer Sherri is inspiring us today with her wonderful layout:

This is what Sherri said about her layout:

I can't wait to share my layout with you this month! I've titled it "UNDER THE SEA." 
The photos I used are from our April 2013 cruise on The Disney Dream. We had a great time snorkeling on Disney's Private Island, Castaway Cay. That Island is truly Paradise, and we have been blessed to have been able to visit it 4 times ( so far! ) if only for a day each time!
I've used the following items from my STASH for the Challenge:
D - Dimensional Magic - to give shine and dimension to the fish and the shells that I fussy cut
I - Ink - Ranger Distress Stains and Distress Inks - LOVE them!
E - Embossing Pen and Embossing Powder - I can't tell you how long it has been since I've embossed! -check out the glittery coral!
C - Crab - look at that cute little crab sticker!! (I was going to say cardstock too -but realized I didn't use any!
U - "U" in Under, Uniball white pen for journaling
T - Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Staples, Twine, Thickers
S - Sticker, Staples, Starfish, Seashells 
Here is the link to my blog post for more close-ups and details! Hope you will play along with us this month at Scrap Our Stash!"

Here's the challenge:

Have a wonderful weekend! 

December 4, 2015

"Santa Cat" LO by DT Tanti


Today, we have a super cute layout from Designer Tanti to inspire you!
Check out her layout here:

This is what Tanti said about her layout:

"Hi everyone. Since Christmas is coming soon, I made this Christmas theme layout for this challenge. For my page, I used a photo of my brother's cute cat „Romeo“. I took the picture a while ago. He was such a sweet cat and we loved him so much. But unfortunately, he passed away last year. So I have to scrap this picture to remember him.
To complete the challenge I used:

D – Doily and Die Cuts.
I – Ink for the background.
E – Eyelet.

C – Cardstock as a photo matt.
U – Upcycled Bottle Cap and golden Bell.
T – Ticket and Twine.
S – Sequins, Stamps and Stickers."

Here's the challenge:

Let's see what items you can find in your stash!!

December 3, 2015

"Momenti Speciali" LO by DT Elena


For today's inspiration, we have Designer Elena sharing her wonderful layout:
This is what Elena said about her layout:
"Emma is very lucky because she has grandparents young and full of life and they do lots of fun and interesting activities with her (on this page I have selected only a few like fishing, archery, grape harvest, mountain walk and tree climbing). She is never bored with them and always learns a new lesson.  It's a fortune that all children should have. Thanks grandparents.

I used:
Enamel dots
Uniball pen

Now it's your turn!

Happy Scrappin'! 

December 2, 2015

"Bliss" LO by DT Sharon

Hello and Happy Hump Day!

Today, Designer Sharon is sharing her lovely layout she created inspired by this month's
Stash Challenge.  Take a look:
This is what Sharon said about her layout:
"Hi everyone. Welcome to my take on Scrap our Stash's Challenge #33! This month we are challenged to create a layout using items from our stash for each of the letters in the word D-I-E-C-U-T-S.
I used the following items from my stash:
D~Doily (heart shaped)
I~Index card 
E~Enamel frame
C~Chipboard hearts
U~Ultramarine Blue color burst (Ken Oliver)
T~Tim Holtz die cut (scallop), transparency
S~stitching, staples

I loved working on this challenge and I hope that you do, too! (I used a favorite photo of my mother and father-in-law on their wedding day.)"

You have until December 29th to upload your layout to the sidebar! 

Can't wait to see what you come up with! :) 

December 1, 2015

Stash Challenge #33 with Guest Designer Tone K.

Good Morning!!! It's time for the Scrap Our Stash

Stash Challenge #33

But before we reveal our challenge, meet our 
December Guest Designer
"My name is Tone K. Jensen and I live in Norway under 20 minutes drive north of the capital Oslo. I am 46 years old live with my husband and son (15 years old). I also have a stepdaughter (soon 30 years old). I've always taken pictures and put them in albums, but I have been scrapping since 2004. The last two or three years I have also started making cards and I have relatively recently start with PL pages. I guess I am one of few that scrap everything and chronologically. But I love it, although I have only come to 2007 J (With PL everything goes much faster though).

Scrapping is my way to retrieve energy and relax. I do not know if I have any special style and if I have I do not quite know what category it falls under. I'm very fond of using stencil and mist and make LO with layers. Otherwise I use far too much time surfing around in the blogworld, but that's where I get inspiration."

Thank you Tone K.  for agreeing to be our guest this month!!!

Here's the 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: December 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 to use items from your stash
(photos, objects in photos, etc are not considered stash items)
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.  Check out the fun, bright layout GDT Tone K. created inspired by our challenge:

Tone K. shared this with us about her page:

"I have used the following:
D -Dusty Attic chipboard
I - ink
E - torn Edges
C - circles - chipboard - bottle Caps
U - the letter U in the song title (this was a hard one)
T - tissue tape, Tim Holtz
S - stamps, scraps, metal embellishment from Storyteller

My son Daniel got a guitar from his Uncle an Aunt for his 7`th Birthday. :)  I do not know why he wanted a guitar because he could not play on it, but he liked to sit and try "play" on it ( I have to say that he can actually play a little guitar today...15 years old :) ).  When I got the challenge I thought some letters we fairly simple to find stash to, but the I, E and U is not very easy....especially the letter U. I struggled here, so I was very happy when I found a paper with notes and U in the song title :)"

I sure hope you get a chance to dig through your stash, create a layout and share it with us for a chance to win this month's prize:

Thank you for stopping by and we hope you return tomorrow for more 
Stash Challenge inspiration from our Design Team.

Have a great day!