January 18, 2017

"Time to Dance" LO by DT Cassie Wiscarson

Happy Hump Day! 

Today we have a wonderful layout from Designer Cassie for inspiration:

Cassie shares this about her layout:
"I love the new challenges that come out each year at Scrap Our Stash. For the second challenge this month it is a sketch + word challenge. I found this sketch super easy to work with and pretty much just stuck with it. For the word part I used: G- Grey, O – Orange, A – Alpha print, Aqua, L – Little B, Liquid Pearls, S – Spray Ink, Stars. The word challenges have always been one of my favorites because it really challenges me to look at my stash to pull out items that feature those letters. I can’t wait to see what you create!"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

See you tomorrow with more inspiration! 

January 17, 2017

"Precious Moments" LO by DT Natsuko Suzuki

Hello and Good Morning!

For today's inspiration, Designer  Natsuko created this lovely layout:
Natsuko said this about her layout:
"I chose G - glitter tape, O - organdy ribbon, A - alphas, L - liquid pearls, S - staples.

This time I rotated the sketch. I inked the background with turquoise paint and dotted liquid pearls on the upper and lower edge of the background paper. I used thickers alphas for the title and glitter tape for one of the borders and stapled them.I tied organdy ribbon on the clip, andtucked the ends under the popped up diecut.
And that completes my 5 choices of stash.
You and see more detail in
Can't wait to see what everyone's come up with!
Natsuko xxx"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

Now it's your turn to try it out! Make sure upload your layout to the side bar! :) 

January 16, 2017

"Just Call Me Sophie" LO by DT Steffanie Seiler

Happy Monday! 

Today we have a fun awesome layout from Designer Steffanie for inspiration:
Stephanie said this about her layout:
"I took this sketch and flipped it horizontally. Instead of a second smaller photo, I chose to include a piece of memorabilia on top of a 6x4 journaling card. Otherwise the sketch is mostly preserved. I had a lot of fun with embellishments and color on this one!
My stash items for the word GOALS is as follows:
G - geo tag, graph paper (journal spot)
O - October Afternoon (star paper), orange
A - arrow
L- lined paper (journal card), letters (sticker)
S - Simple Stories, stars, scallops (border punch)"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!
See you tomorrow with more inspiration! 

January 15, 2017

January Sketch Challenge - "GOALS"

Hello and welcome to the first Sketch Callenge for the New Year! 

We've decided to change it up a bit... so this year we will be hosting a different type of sketch challenge.  Make sure you read the challenge details below. :) 

January Sketch Challenge:

The Challenge:
Create a layout inspired by this sketch AND add a stash item from your stash that starts with each letter of the word - GOALS.
Example - G-gold, O-overlay, A-Arrow, L-line paper, S-stickles. 
Items used for each letter must be a "stash" item.

When posting your layout, you must include in your write up what items you used,
to be considered for the random prize drawing.

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines.

Entries are due: January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

This beautiful layout we are sharing with you today
was inspired by the challenge, and created by our
January Guest Designer:
Reina Oshiro
Reina used the following items:
 G = Gold & GlossyAccents: The gold was used effectively to the whole, and the clear accent is performed by glossy accent in places.
O = Overlay: Two pieces of PhotoOverlay are used as a mat. 
A = Arrows: Paper clip of white arrows are applied. 
L = Love motif: Heart and Love are used. 
S = Stapler: The pink staplers are used for places.

Now it's your turn! 
Make sure you upload your layout on the side bar before January 29th!

Have a great day! 

January 13, 2017

Introducing Returning Designer Rachelle Olaridge

Happy Friday everyone!
Today concludes the introduction of our design team members for the Jan - June 2017 term.
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about each of our talented designers!
Scrap Our Stash is looking forward to all of the amazing inspiration this team
will be providing to share with our fans, inspired by our bi monthly challenges!

It's time now to meet our final designer,
Rachelle Olaridge

Rachelle is celebrating her fourth term with Scrap Our Stash and we are excited she has agreed to design with us another term.  
We're looking forward to the beautiful inspiration she will be sharing with us the next six months.
"Hi there. My name is Rachelle.I am a mother to 2 grown sons and grandmother to 2 beautiful grandchildren.

I was a 6th grade teacher for 7 years. As a result of failing health I am wheelchair bound and keeping busy is still my goal. Scrapbook is the best and rewarding therapy.

I started scrapbooking in 2008 when I viewed a friends work. My passion quickly turned into addiction for this type of artistry and I never looked back. I am very passionate about this interest. It's not just about creating albums but it is a work of art. I truly love the art of design in all aspects of life, Thus, here I am today enjoying my passion as therapy and inspiration for others. Each day is filled with being inspired, creating, providing inspiration through my work and treasuring the memories. I define my style using one word it would be Shabby Chic." I love beautifully embellished projects with lots and lots of detail. My love of flowers is reflected on most of my projects. I always have the urge to add a flower here or there. 

Although this is my true style, I easily adapt my style depending on the type of project. 

I love using a variety of techniques, elegant and fun elements. My style has been described as detailed, beautiful, and multifaceted. My greatest strength is attention to detail. I like to take the viewer on a visual journey of my inspirational designs.

And...for today's inspiration, Rachelle has created the beautiful layout below inspired by the
January Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge:
Hello scrappers! Rachelle here and I am excited to share my challenge inspiration for you. I created a holiday page using my grandchildren as the focal point. I added a bit of mixed media background followed by 5+ patterned paper, red-white twine, and paint/mist.selected from the left of the Tic-Tac-Toe Board.

Want to see more stop by my blog:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Here's the challenge that inspired Rachelle's beautiful layout.
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE
You have until January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to upload your layout for a chance 
to win this month's prize:

Make sure you stop back by the blog on 
Sunday, January 15th for the reveal of our 
January Sketch Challenge
and the awesome inspiration our January Guest Designer,
Reina Oshiro 
created to share with us!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

January 12, 2017

Introducing New Designer Michelle Mattie

It's day 11 of our Design Team introductions!
We are excited to have this talented designer joining our team!
Welcome aboard 
Michelle Mattie
we are looking forward to seeing the awesome inspiration you will be sharing with us!
"Hey everyone. My name is Michelle Mattie and I live on our family farm in a small community on the east coast of Canada. I work full time as a veterinary technician and have a daughter, who is the focus of most of my layouts. I started scrapbooking in 2003 after being invited to a home party and haven’t looked back!! I love challenges and use sketches on pretty much all my pages. Some signatures are machine stitching, handmade flowers and inks, in one form or another. I'm not sure how to describe my style. Sometimes it can be clean and simple, and other times it can get pretty messy . I love texture and dimension on my layouts. When I'm not scrapping, I love to putter outside, play volleyball, read or work on wool applique. I am super excited to be on the Scrap Our Stash team, and can’t wait to share my first reveal with you!!"

Take a look at the wonderful layout Michelle created inspired by the
January Tic Tac Toe Challenge

"Just Us Girls"
"I love tic tac toe challenges!!! There are so many possibilities!!! I decided to use the vertical row on the left: paint/mist, 5+ patterned papers and twine. The photo is of my daughter and her puppy Saxon, just hanging out. The pattern papers and embellishments used were from Fancy Pants' 'Millie & June' collection. 
Thanks for stopping by!!"

Here's a look at the challenge:  
Want to play along....click HERE for complete challenge details and rules.

Upload your entries no later than
January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)
for a chance to win the following prize

Have a great day and return tomorrow for our last design team introduction!

January 11, 2017

Introducing Returning Designer Patricia Barnett

Join with us in welcoming back talented
Patricia Barnett
Patricia is a veteran and celebrating her ninth term with Scrap Our Stash
and we are looking forward to the inspiration she will be creating to share
with us this term.
"Hello my crafty friends!
My name is Tricia and I am from Sunny Southern California, mother of one beautiful daughter Breanna Nichole (6) and a brand new fury friend, Brownie. I have been creating for about 17 years and have enjoyed every moment of it. I began scrapbooking right when there weren’t too many “safe” products out there to use. Since my attendance to a Scrapbook Expo it went all down hill from there! I usually reference that as my “coming out party!” Most of my projects and layouts you will see will be of my daughter as she IS the subject and focus of my life! I have met so many cool people through the world of crafting in which I am so lucky to have many of them as my friends!

I’m usually kept busy doing layouts, canvas pieces, Project Life, Art Journaling and my favorite…. Mini Books! Whatever it is I am creating I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE using embelIies! You will almost always find some BLING, Washi Tape, Paint, and most likely some doodling. =) I

Besides crafting, I love spending time with my family, friends, traveling, reading, dancing and working out. I am usually never still and always involved in something.

I am super excited to be a part of such an awesome design team here for Scrap Our Stash! 
All the designers are extremely talented and I am sure you will find inspiration every time you visit! 
I am totally looking forward to another term and I hope you are too! 
Stay tuned to see some cool stuff!
See you around!"

Today's inspiration was created by Patricia
inspired by the 


"Our favorite holiday of the year and this is one of my daughters favorite tradition, which is tree decorating and placing the tree topper. This was the first year she was able to reach and place all by herself, she was so happy and proud!

Paper used: Pink Fresh Studios, "Oh Joy". 
Utilized from the Scrap Room stash of mine!

Row used: Paint / Mist, Winter Theme (paper), & The Color Blue...diagonal.

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

And here's a look at the challenge that inspired Patricia's amazing layout:
Click HERE for complete challenge details and rules!
You have until January 29th to link up your entries for a chance to win
the following prize:
$20 ScrapRoom Kit Club Gift Card:

Stop back by tomorrow to meet our next designer!
Have a great day!