December 4, 2016

"Jewel Thief" Layout by DT Cassie Wiscarson

Hi everyone!
Today we are showcasing a super adorable layout created by SOS Designer Cassie,
inspired by our

"This book cover had me scratching my head on what to create. It seemed obvious to make a Christmas page, but last year I decided I wanted to be an active participant and not just behind the camera. The result of that is that I have almost no Christmas pictures and the ones I did take have already been scrapped. I decided to take my inspiration from the title and more importantly the word STOLE. So that is what inspired to create this page of my niece wearing ALL of the dress-up jewelry while visiting her grandparents. I took a 6x6 pad and cut several pages in half so that I had 8 triangles. I then laid them out so that the picture would be in the middle. I used striped paper and then used sequins to create a rough circle around my photo and title."

Here is the challenge that inspired Cassie"s page:
How does this BOOK COVER inspire ?
Create a layout pulling anything that inspires you from this month's book cover and share it with us for a chance to win this month's prize!
You have until December 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entry!

Have a wonderful day and remember to return tomorrow to see what our
next designer has created to share with us!

December 3, 2016

"C'mon Santa" Layout by DT Natsuko Suzuki

Hello Scrappy Friends!
Today we are showcasing an amazing holiday themed layout created by SOS Designer Natsuko,
inspired by the
December Book Inspired Stash Challenge:
"Hi everyone!! This is my take for the awesome book challenge.I wanted to express my daughter's excitement for Christmas. She was counting down with the advent calendar, and preparing a huge sock and waiting for santa to come. And! I found a picture of my daughter with the same face (upper left pic) as 'GRINCH' in this book! LOL!! It was so fun making this layout:) 
More details in"

Here is the challenge that inspired this amazing layout:  
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE

Link up your entries by Dec 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) for a chance to win
the following prize
(Echo Park "Deck the Halls" 12 x 12 Collection Kit)

Return tomorrow for more design team inspiration based on this month's book cover!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!

December 2, 2016

"Got Gifts" Layout by DT Steffanie Seiler

Happy Friday!
It's the most wonderful time of the year and today we are sharing a layout
with a little bit of adorable holiday cheer
created by SOS Designer Steffanie
inspired by the
December Book Inspired Stash Challenge:
"I went along with the Christmas theme and found this little treasure among my photos from last year. I think what drew me to this one was the stripes---since the challenge also called for stripes! I chose this light blue cardstock to play off the blue stripe in the photo and also to be a little non-traditional. It helped that I had this Echo Park Christmas collection in my stash that had a bit of blue in the stripe print. Sequins added the perfect little amount of sparkle to my page and fulfilled the other part of the challenge."

Inspired by Steffanie's wonderful layout?   
Here's a look at the challenge...
Click HERE for complete challenge rules and details.
Our team is looking forward to visiting your blogs and galleries to see 
how this month's book cover inspires you!

Have a great weekend!!!!

December 1, 2016

December Book Inspired Stash Challenge ~ Guest Designer Christel Overgaard

Hello, it's hard to believe it is December already!
Welcome to the reveal of our
December Book Inspired Stash Challenge
and the introduction of our talented
December Guest Designer

Here is this month's challenge:
Your challenge is ti....
Create a layout inspired by the BOOK COVER.. 
You are allowed to use anything from the cover that inspires you,
for instance, the colors, title, hat, mustache, masculine theme, etc. must used striped paper AS WELL AS..enamel dots or sequins on your layout.

When posting your layout, you must include in your write up
what inspiration you pulled from the book cover, to be considered for the 
random prize drawing.

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines
Entries are due: December 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) is the prize you are playing for this month:
Echo Park "Deck the Halls" 12 x 12 Collection Kit

We are excited to introduce you to our talented 
December Guest Designer
Christel Overgaard

Hey! My name is Christel Overgaard and live in southern Sweden near the sea. I am now retired and love it . About 12 years ago I was introduced to scrapbooking and it has developed to a great interest and a wonderful hobby. I have a big family and it's my big motivation when I do the layouts. I fill binders of all the children and grandchildren. I create mostly layouts, as well as cards, ​​when needed. I like photography, I am  featured in a photo club and it is a good combination with scrapbooking .

I like to interpret drawings and pictures and participate in the many challenges each month. I can not say I have any particular style, but like to challenge myself with new things. I get inspiration by looking around at all the talented scrapbookers and websites . I'm so glad to be the Guest Designer this month and hope that I can inspire others. 

Please visit my blog"

Check out the incredible layout Christel created inspired by this month's challenge:
Christel shared this with us about her layout:
"At first, I had a little difficulty trying to figure out what to do.   In Sweden, I have never seen the figure Grinch and what it means. Then I thought of our Santa Claus last Christmas, she came with a message of peace on earth and was wearing a large necklace with peace mark. I was inspired by the words of the opposite of stealing, the colors in the book cover and used a striped paper and enamel dots.

Thank for stopping by and I hope that you are inspired by this month's challenge and/or Christel's awesome layout.
The SOS team is looking forward to visiting your blogs and galleries to see what you create inspired by this month's book cover.

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!!

November 30, 2016

November Winners Announced!

Hello SOS Friends! 
We would like to start off by saying...
THANK YOU to everyone who played along with our November challenges!

It's now time to announce our November winners!
As always, we had so many wonderful layouts uploaded
 it's so hard to pick! 
Our Design Team has voted and here's our November
Top 3 Picks

One of you will be contacted and invited to be our Guest Designer for the month of January 2017! 
Please grab our new TOP 3 blinkie below so that you can BRAG on your own blog:

And now for our November RANDOMLY drawn winner…


You have won the following prize:

Please leave a comment below us at
with November 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:
Thank you for stopping by today!  
Make sure you visit us Tomorrow for the reveal of our
Last Book Inspired Stash Challenge of 2016
and to meet our 
December Guest Designer!

November 28, 2016

"Falling Into Fun" LO by DT Rachelle

Hello and Happy Monday

We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday weekend! 
We are going to start this week off with a beautiful layout from our Designer Rachelle:
Rachelle said this about her layout:
"Hello SOS friends! Rachelle here to share my layout take for this sketch challenge. Isn't this an fantastic sketch? Let's do it, Let's go! I started with stamps and inking the edges. Applied a bit of distressing and added the layering. I so love the colors and embellishments that were perfect for the design. I added fall foliage more ink splats. I selected these 3 from the list: Grey, Harvest Gold, and Inkadinkado stamps. For more views be sure to stop by my blog I hope you have been inspired to get scrapping. You still have time to enter this awesome sketch challenge. Thanks so much for stoppping by and I can't wait to see your project. See ya soon!
Blessings & Hugs Always"

Here's the challenge:
You can find more information about his challenge HERE:

You have until tomorrow midnight (PST time) to upload your layout to the side bar for a chance to win the monthly prize!!

Happy Scraping! 

November 27, 2016

"Love" LO by DT Aurelie

Good Morning! 

Today, we are sharing this wonderful layout from Designer Aurelie:
Asa shared this about her layout:
"I'll admit it. I've been known to buy a collection or two or... twenty?;)... just because I find them absolutely beautiful. However, when it comes time to work with them, I get stuck. 'Tis was the case with My Mind' Eye's Stella & Rose - Hattie collection, c. 2011. Yes, that's right. It's been sitting in my stash for five years now, just waiting to be chosen for a project. Yes, I lifted layouts I had found on the internet when it first came out, but I had yet to use it predominantly on a layout of my own. But not anymore! So happy with how this layout turned out.

I Layered tons of different Hattie patterned papers along with some of its sticker chipboard, tags and labels. In order to create some matching embellishments, I even fussy-cut some of those flowers from the boldest piece of patterned paper. I also incorporated some MME patterned papers from the Lost & Found - Sunshine collection that came out a few months later in 2011. I had specifically bought them because they matched the Hattie collection so much! There are also some Sunshine collection buttons on there. 

Other than that, I added some Crate Paper chipboard title and sticker embellishments along with a Maya Road banner clip, some American Crafts alphas and corrugated cardstock, Magic Mesh, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, and some handy stitching using a Bazzill Basics stitching template and some DMC floss. And my +3? You guessed it! The colors - grey, harvest gold, and indigo. As soon as I saw the proposed colors in the lists, I immediately thought of this collection and thought to myself, "I am long overdue to scrap with this collection!" SO very happy I did!"

Here's the challenge:
You can find more information regarding this challenge here:

Cant wait to see what you create!