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!

January 10, 2017

Introducing New Designer June Swart

Hello and welcome to another day of our Design Team Introductions!!!
Please join us in welcoming another new member to our team,
talented designer,
June Swart
Welcome aboard June, we are excited to have you on the team and looking forward to the 
fascinating inspiration you will be sharing with us!
"Hi there! My name is June, and I am thrilled to be part of the SOS design team! Being an avid scrapbooker and cardmaker, I create something new almost every day. I enjoy making cards, but scrapbooking is my true passion. I started my first scrapbook as a teenager in the 1970s and I’ve created dozens of albums since. My style varies, as I love trying new techniques and crossing over ideas from cardmaking into scrapbooking. Mostly I just like to have fun, be creative, and add a little humor or something clever. I love to push my creativity, and as a former teacher I also like to encourage others to do the same. I started my blog, Super Stick Chick, just last year. I also have a strong following on Flickr as snazzyjj.

I am a stay-at-home mom who lives in Minnesota and is married to her sweetheart, Jeff. We have two wonderful sons (ages 16 and 28) and two playful cats. I love to do all sorts of papercrafting, gardening and Jazzercise."

"A New Year's Resolution"
"I am so excited to join the Scrap Our Stash team! This is the first time I’ve ever been on a design team. I am trilled and nervous, but most of all looking forward to enjoying this adventure with all of you. For my debut, I thought it would be fun to combine my two favorite hobbies – papercrafting and aerobics – with a traditional New Year’s Resolution. 

For the tic-tac-toe challenge, I used the first column:
Paint (gold)
5+ pattern papers
(I also “accidentally” did the top row with paint, die cuts & Simple Stories.)

Wanting to add a lot of energy to this page, I punched 1” circles from a bunch of pattern papers – mostly from Bobunny’s Believe collection (can you spot their tag on page?), but also a little Simple Stories, too. The gold stars on top were made with Inka Gold paint and a stencil. If you would like more detail on this page you can visit my blog

And here's a look at our challenge that inspired June's layout:
Click HERE for challenge rules and details

We appreciate your visit today.  We will be introducing another team member
tomorrow, so we hope to see you then
Enjoy the rest of your day!

January 9, 2017

Introducing Returning Designer, Asa Johansson

Happy Monday!

It's day eight of our Design Team introductions and we are excited to have returning designer
Asa Johansson
continuing on our team for another term!  
We can't wait to see the fabulous inspiration
she has in store to share with us for the next six months:
"My name is Åsa Johansson and I´m from Sweden. I´m 39 years old or I rather say young. I live here with my hubby and our three kids (one boy and twin girls) and a dog. I work as a teacher since 16 years. 

My big hobby, or maybe I may say addiction, is scrapbooking and cardmaking. I started out in 2007 when I was pregnant with our twin girls. But I see 2012 as my real beginning. That is when I started my blog and had a little more time to scrap because the life with twins was crazy in the first years... 

I like to join different challenges and I´m a team member in some Design Teams. I think I developed by that. 

I don´t know if I can describe my style. In cardmaking it is CAS for sure but my layouts varies. But I often use white cs as a background, many layers and bright colors. I got a Silhouette Cameo some months ago and I love to cut out things to add to my layouts. 

I´m so proud to be a part of the design team here at Scrap Our Stash. I hope I can give you some inspiration during the months. 

Please visit my blog if you want to see more from me.

And for today's inspiration, Asa has created a beautiful layout inspired by the 

"Let It Snow"
"Hi my scrappy friends! 
I hope that the beginning of the year has been good for you. 

Here´s my take on our first Tic Tac Toe challenges. Love these challenges where you have so many options to create. 
I decided to use the diagonal row: paint/mist, winter theme, blue. 

And now it´s your turn. Can´t wait to see your work. 


Here the challenge that inspired this beautiful layout:
For complete challenge details and rules click HERE!

Have a great day and remember to stop by tomorrow for the 
introduction of our next designer.

January 8, 2017

Introducing Returning Designer Michelle Henderson

It's day seven of our Design Team introductions!   
Our next designer is celebrating
her second term with Scrap Our Stash!
Join with us in welcoming back talented designer
Michelle Henderson
We are thrilled to have Michelle back on the team and looking 
forward to the awesome creations she will be sharing with us inspired by our challenges!
"Hi everyone I'm Michelle and I'm from the shaky South Island in New Zealand!

I live in Christchurch (which had a major earthquake in 2011 that we're all still slowly recovering from), with my husband of 31 years, 2 teenage daughters that I love but drive me batty sometimes, and 2 psychotic cats. My poor hubby is outnumbered 5 to 1 as even the cats are girls! 

I've been scrapping for around 15 years although it's just in the last couple of years that I've discovered what a huge online community there is for scrappers. I can spend hours "window" shopping online, checking out techniques on YouTube, finding things I like on Pinterest, reading blogs and updating my own blog. I love competing in online challenges as they always give a "push" to get those photos on to layouts and then into albums.
I'm also on the design team for my local scrapbook store The Paper Teapot.

I am super pumped to be on the Scrap Our Stash design team and I hope that I can inspire you to create, create, create!"

Today Michelle is sharing the amazing layout she created inspired by the

"Young, Wild & Free"
"Happy New Year everyone - or is it too late to still say that?
Here's my take on the first of the Tic Tac Toe challenges. I used the bottom horizontal line - twine on the tag and the button, a couple of gorgeous paperclips, and blue in the denim of the ribbon and also watercolour background.
There are so many different ways to interpret these type of challenges - I look forward to seeing YOURS!
Come visit me at my blog for further details 

And the challenge:
Click HERE for the challenge rules and details
We would love to see what you created using this board!

Stop by tomorrow to see learn more about our next designer.
Have a great day!