July 6, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Rachelle Olaridge

Happy Monday!
This week we are continuing with our Design Team Introductions!
Meet talented designer and new member to our team
Rachelle Olaridge
"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.

Rachelle's Blog:  Scrapbooking and Crafts 24*7 ~ 365

"Rachelle it is a pleasure to have you on our team and we are looking forward to the beautiful inspiration you will be sharing with us for the next six month!"

As Rachelle's first Scrap Our Stash reveal, she has created this stunning layout inspired by our
July Stash Challenge

"Beautiful Day"
Rachelle:
"I am really excited and honored to be sharing my first layout for this fantastic challenge and site. I went with a shabby chic style and a bit of elegance to create this my friend's wedding day layout. I used soft pastel colors, mixed media, distressing and inking. I added chipboard, resin elements and white metal for an added touch.

For is page I chose:
P - Pink Floral Patterned Paper
H - Heart
O - Organdy Ribbon/bows
T - Tags 
O - Oval (Small photo frame )
S - Stick Pins, Striped Patterned Paper

For our July Stash Challenge details and rules, click HERE !!!

Link up your entries by July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) for a chance to win
this month's awesome prize:
The July FOTM Kit from The ScrapRoom:

Have a great week and make sure you return tomorrow to meet our next Design Team member!

July 5, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Sherri Caramico

Good morning!
It's our fourth day of Design Team introductions!  
Join us in extending a warm welcome to talented designer
Sherri Caramico
"My name is Sherri Caramico, I live in Northern New Jersey. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 32 years, and am the mother of 2 adult sons, and 2 young Portuguese Water Dogs. All of them are my favorite subjects! We love to travel and Disney Cruising and Disney Parks are our favorite way to vacation. I love meeting people, and enjoy photographing our journeys. I started scrapping late in my children's lives, ( about 10 years ago,) and I know I will never get "caught up." I'm okay with that, as I like to scrap what I "feel like" scrapping, and love lots of layers, textures and "stuff" on my pages.

I work full time in the corporate world and Scrapbooking helps me to relax from a busy day, and get creative. It has helped me to meet so many people that I now call my true friends. I teach classes at my Local Scrapbook Store and I enjoy inspiring others to think outside the box and encourage them just try a new technique or product. I believe there is no right or wrong, no good or bad - everyone has their own personal "art" inside them."

SPECIAL MENTION: Selected for a Heart Healthy Video for Cheerios.com about my “Passion for Scrapbooking” you can view it on You Tube “Precious Memories – Sherri” and see some of my work. (If you click on CHEERIOS tag on my blog, you can find out how this came about) It was filmed at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo too! Here is the link to the video from 2010."

Sherri we are excited to have you on our team and looking forward to the awesome creations you will create inspired by our challenges!

And now take a look at the wonderful inspiraiton Sherri created inspired by our 
July Stash Challenge

"Shutter Bug"
Sherri:
"For this challenge, I selected a photo that I took on our recent Disney Cruise to Alaska. There are these really cool super duper large porthole windows on Deck 3 of The Disney Wonder, that have a padded seat in them, just outside of the Adult Night Club area. We happened to be waiting there to play a game of Trivia or participate in a Mixology Class or something like that. When I saw my husband and 2 sons sitting there in the shadow of the windows, I just had to take a picture!! I knew that the Mama Razzi2 Collection would be just perfect for it too!
Here are the items used for the Challenge from my Stash:

P – Punch / Peacock Feathers Distress Stain
H – Hemp / Heart
O - Oval Brad
T – Tag / Twine / Tape (Washi)
O – Orange Button and Paper
S – Stamp / Staples / Star"

Here is a look at our challenge that inspired Sherri;s layout:

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: JULY 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 NOT allowed...
To use PHOTO or PICTURE for the letter P
or
EMBELLISHMENT for the letter E 


Click HERE for our challenge guidelines

Have a great day,
 and make sure you return tomorrow for yeat another design team inspiration!

July 4, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Tanti K


Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!

It's day 3 of our Design Team introductions, meet returning designer 
Tanti K

Tanti welcome back!   We are very excited and honored to have you designing with us for another term.  We are looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work inspired by our challenges for the next six month!
"Hi scrappers,
my name is Tanti.
I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In 1994 I went to Germany for my studies. There I met my husband, so I stayed for good. Nowadays I'm a stay at home mom of two wonderful kids.
I speak indonesian, german and english.
I've been papercrafting since I was at school.
15 years ago I started making cards for my friends and family.
2009 I fell in love with scrapbooking and I'm addicted to it since I made a vintage mini album for my mother in law.
I love working with transparency and vellum. I like creating homemade embellishments on most of my projects. My style is clean and colourful but I do also layering and splashing. Besides scrapbook pages I also love to make cards, mini albums and altered items.
I'm so excited that I could be here again for another term.
Thank you Brenda and Rochelle for letting me stay in your team.
You can see more of my creations on my blog:
or on my Facebook page"

Take a look at Tanti's wonderful reveal inspired by our 

'Always Looking for a Photo Subject"
Tanti:
"I found this old photo of me and I was inspiresd to scrap it for this challenge. I chose some patterned papers with bright colours to match my photo.
Since I LOVE colourful things, I enjoyed so much putting colourful items on this page.
This is the stash items I used to complete the challenge:

P- Paper Clip.
H-Heidi Swapp PP.
O-Overlay.
T-Thickers.
O-Orange Paper
S-Stamp and Staples."

We would love to for you to create a layout inspired by our Stash Challenge and share it with us and show us what you found in your stash beginning with the letters in the word PHOTOS!

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
July 2015 FOTM  form The ScrapRoom

Click HERE for the challenge details and rules!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

July 3, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Elena Bianconi

Good morning!
Welcome to day two of our Design Team introductions!

Our second designer is celebrating her second term as a Scrap Our Stash designer!
Join us in welcoming back
Elena Bianconi

Elena we are excited to have you return for another term and looking forward to the inspiration you will be sharing with us this term.
"I'm Elena B, 35 years old (not for long). I live in the countryside near the beautiful city of Bologna (Italy). During the day I'm wife to a wonderful man, mother of a beautiful little girl and owner of a beautiful dog. But at night when everybody is asleep, I turn into a crafter!! 

I sleep very little and work so much with great satisfaction, my hands never stop working!
My relaxation is my hobby.

I started with decoupage in the nineties, passing through the lovely world of doll houses, to arrive (and never stop!) at scrapbooking and mixed media in 2009."

Elena's Blog:  Paper and Colors 

Check out Elena's wonderful take on our
July Stash Challenge:

"Winter Sea"
Elena:
"Every winter, we go one or two days to the sea because we feel different emotions than during the  summer. This year we had  warm and sunny days in January, so we took a nice walk, barefooted and feed the seagulls
On this page used

P ~ Pin
H ~ Heart
O ~ Odd (number 2015)
T ~ Tag
O ~ Overlay (on the heart)
S ~ Stencil (to cut rectangles)"

Now it is your turn to create a layout, and show us what items you can find in your stash to use on your layout for each letter in the word PHOTOS!
The challenge that inspired Elena's layout:
Entries are due: JULY 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 NOT allowed...
To use PHOTO or PICTURE for the letter P
or
EMBELLISHMENT for the letter

Click HERE for our challenge guidelines

As always, we appreciate you stopping by!  Make sure you stop in tomorrow to meet our next designer and to see what she has created to share with our followers!

Happy Scrapping!

July 2, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Steffanie Seiler

Hello and welcome to day one of our New Design Team Introductions!
As always, Scrap Our Stash has been blessed with another amazing team of talented designers with various scrapbooking styles!
 During the next two weeks, we will introduce a designer from our new team, each day along 
with their first reveal for this term. 
Be sure you check out each of their blogs to be further inspired!


Our first designer is celebrating her third term as a designer with Scrap Our Stash!
Say hello to
Steffanie Seiler

Welcome back Steffanie!   
We are thrilled and looking forward to the inspiration you will be creating inspired by our challenges for the next six months!
"Hi! My name is Steffanie. I started scrapbooking when my oldest son was a baby---he's now 15! I also have another son who is 10. These two are my primary scrapbook subjects in addition to a golden retriever puppy, a calico kitty and, of course, everyday life. 
In the early days, I was definitely a flat, non-lumpy-bumpy scrapper---I now can't imagine scrapping that way. Although I don't really dabble much in mixed media, I do need to have layers and dimension on my pages. I think I have a pretty good eye for color, balance and details. I like clean lines and don't really do messy. 
My husband and I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the United States. My favorite season is summer. I like coffee, chocolate, pizza and wine (among other things!). Besides scrapbooking, I enjoy running and just being outdoors. I am an RN and work very part-time so that I can spend most days being home fulfilling my role as wife and mom...and have plenty of time for scrapbooking, of course!"


Today Steffanie has created this awesome Disney page to share with us:
"Magical"
Steffanie:
"I know I have said it before but I really enjoy these word/stash challenges. I think it's kind of fun---and challenging at times!---trying to find creative ways to incorporate each letter item into my layout. 
Here is what I chose for this page:
P - pictures, punches, polka dot, pink, princess castle
H - heart (wood), handwriting
O - orange, olive green, opalescent Stickles
T - twine, tag, tape, teal
O - old October Afternoon rub-ons, odd number of photos
S - Studio Calico, stars, scallops
Now it's your turn! Have some fun and take the challenge!"

Here is a look at our challenge that inspired Steffanie's layout...
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE

You have until July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries for a chance to win 
our July prize!

Have a great day everyone and return tomorrow to meet our next Design Team member!

July 1, 2015

Stash Challenge #28

Good morning "Stash Busters" and welcome to a new challenge!
Here's the July Stash Challenge:Stash 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: JULY 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 NOT allowed...
To use PHOTO or PICTURE for the letter P
or
EMBELLISHMENT for the letter E 
and
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.

We are not featuring a Guest Designer this month, so we are going to double up on
today's inspiration provided by the
 Scrap Our Stash Admin Team:

"#Bday Selfie Shoot"
Brenda:
"These are not the greatest photos, because I am "Selfie Challenged" but wanted to make sure I got a photo or two to document my special day and being on a mini vacay with  only me, myself, and I, 
"I" was the photographer! 
My layout was created using product from the 
The ScrapRoom's July Doutble Shot Kit 
which as you can see was a  perfect choice for a selfie shoot!

To complete the stash challenge, I used the following items:
P ~ Punch, Pink Sticker
H ~ Hashtag
O ~ Orange Sticker
T ~ Twine, Tag, Tab
O ~ Oval (camera lens in patterned paper)
S ~ Stitching (faux zigzig), Selfie sticker, Sequins"

"A Boy's First Hero Is His Daddy"
Rochelle:
"For this layout I used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches for inspiration. I was happy to use scraps from an old Echo Park collection - YES! I love it when I use up my stash!!! :)

So for the Stash challenge, here are the items I used for - PHOTOS:

P - Paper clip
O - Oval (journal sticker)
T - Tag, Twine and Thickers
O - Overlay (over photo)
S - Stencil and Stitching"

Hopefully you are inspired by the challenge and/or today's inspiration  and will get creative and show us what you have in your stash using the letters in the word PHOTO!

You have until July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries for a chance to win 
the following prize:
July 2015
Flavor of the Month Kit from The ScrapRoom
Thank you for stopping by today and make sure your return tomorrow for our first new Design Team introduction!!!!

Have a wonderful day!

June 30, 2015

June Winners Announced!!!!

Good Afternoon !!!!
Sorry we are a little late in the day announcing the June winners!
 Thank you everyone who played along!
We had a wonderful response to our challenges during the month of June!
There was so many awesome interpretations linked up for both challenges,
which makes it hard for the team to just pick three.
And as always, it is great seeing such diverse creative ideas!

Our Design Team has voted and here's our June
Top 3 Picks
Well...This month there are (4) due to a tie

(in order of link up)
#11 ~ Jinny Newlin




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

And now for our June randomly drawn winner…
#53 Cynthia B
(Stash Challenge ~ B - Buttons, R - Ribbon, A - Arrows, D - diecuts, S - Sequins)

Congratulations Cynthia!!!
You have won the following prize...
Please leave a comment below AND...
email us at scrapourstash@gmail.com with June Winner
 in the subject line and and your snail mail address and we will get your prize mailed out to you!!!!

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

Special Thanks to our 
June Guest Designer
Michelle Whorwood
&
June Guest Sketch Artist
Ashley Horton

The Scrap Our Stash team appreciates your support!!!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow for our June Stash Challenge!!!

And...the new Design Team introductions start on June 2nd!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Farewell to Our Outgoing Design Team!

Good monring!!!
Today we would like to bid farewell to the ladies who have shared and inspired you with their work, posted comments on your blogs and "oohed & aaahed" over your entries based on our challenges.
We have truly enjoyed working with this group of AWESOME, TALENTED designers. 
It's with great appreciation and admiration that we send out a huge
to our outgoing 
Design Team:

Becky Joan
(Returning)

Claire Kealani Rambo

Elena Bianconi
(Returning)

Joefil Cate

Katherine Boddy Blue
(Returning)

Lynn Lefebvre

Nicole Dioron

Patricia Barnett
(Returning)

Robin Redd
(Returning)

Steffanie Seiler
(Returning)

Tanti K
(Returning)

Tracy Thompson Pinkepank

We hope you'll take some time to leave a comment to thank these wonderful ladies and to
wish them well. 
We certainly will miss them here!

The incoming Design Team is excited to get started and has been busy working on their reveals for our July Challenges!
Starting Wednesday, July 2nd we will begin the introductions of our new team, and sharing their first reveals inspired by our July Stash Challenge.

Make sure you visit us on July 1 for the reveal of our July Stash Challenge!!

Later today we will be posting our June winners, so make sure you check back and see who made the Top 3 this month and also who the random drawn winner is for this month's prize!

Have a great day!