September 1, 2014

Stash Challenge # 18 ~ "Back to School"

It's September, which means, back to school, a new Sponsor, a new Challenge and a new
Guest Designer!!
Here's our  
September Stash Challenge 
" Back to School"
For this challenge you are required to shop your scrap stash for school supplies, create a layout and include the school supplies on your page found on the lists below:

(1) or more items from list A: 
Lined or ruled paper (striped paper does not count)
Chalkboard paper
Dictionary paper or a page from a book

(3) or more items from list B:
File Folder
Library Pocket and/or card
Pencil or pen
Paper Clip
Chalkboard embellishment

When uploading your layout, please list the items you used from both lists.
You can use additional items, and your layout does not have to be school themed. ·

One more important HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!! 
Make sure to link your layout to Mr. Linky on our side bar.

And this month you are playing for this awesome kit:
generously donated by our fabulous 
September Sponsor: 
My Kreative Pursuits is a new concept in scrapbooking kit clubs. Join our members-only buying club and enjoy discounts of 15-25% depending on your level of membership. Or purchase our monthly workshop kits, complete with full-color instructions to use it up and get it done! 

Anyone can try out the MKP scrappy buying club free for one month before committing, and that upon joining, new members get a FREE tote bag, and tons of exclusive offers.

My Kreative Pursuits is not only awarding our September winner their September Workshop Kit, they are also offering a 20% discount for SOS followers as long as supplies last. 
You can use coupon code SOSSept to get it. 

Make sure you take some time and visit MKP and see all they have to offer:

And lastly it's time for our daily inspiration being shared by our 
September Guest Designer
Pamela "Cosmicgirl"
"Hi! My name's Pamela, cosmicgirl-scrapper for the web, and I'm a Swiss girl :-)
I bumped into scrap in 2007 through internet and it was love at first sight!
I don't thing to have a well-defined style, I like to think to be in constant evolution...
Many thanks to SOS for this opportunity and... happy scrap to all!!!

And here is Pam's fabulous take on our "Back to School" Challenge:
Here is what Pam shared with us about her  reveal:
"For my layout clean & simple I've used, 
from the list A: lined paper and dictionary paper, 
from the list B: file folder, paper clip and numbers.

Thank you Pam for agreeing to design with our team this month and share your fabulous work with us!   

Everyone, thank you for stopping by today.   
We have provided you with a challenge, fabulous inspiration, and a chance to win an awesome prize, great motivation for you to carve out some time and create a layout to share with us!
We would love to see all of your creations and how you interpret this challenge!

Enjoy your day and return tomorrow for more Design team inspiration!

August 31, 2014

August Winners Announced!!!!

It's that time again to announce the monthly winner and Design Team Top 3, but before we get to that, we would like to shout out a BIG
to our awesome August sponsor: 
Scrap Our Stash really appreciates your generosity and support!!!!

Also, thank you to all of you who played along with our August challenges!  
Lots of wonderful entries, which makes it so tough for the team to narrow it down to just 3 choices for the TOP 3, but the Design Team has voted and here are the
August Top 3
 in the order the entry was uploaded to our site:
One of you will be contacted and invited to be our Guest Designer for the month of  October
Please grab our new TOP 3 blinkie below so that you can BRAG on your own blog ;)
Our randomly chosen winner for this month is:
#36 ~ Kathy M

You have won your choice of one 7 Dots Collections:

Leave a comment below AND email us at with August winner in the subject line and we will forward your information to our sponsor so that they can get your prize to you! 

Also, please grab our WINNERS blinkie below to add to your blog!

Thanks everyone for stopping by and we hope you stop back by tomorrow for the reveal of our
September Stash Challenge and to meet our September Guest Designer!!!

August 30, 2014

"It's A Great Sunshiny Day" Layout by Brenda

Our August Sketch Challenge has ended but I am sharing the layout I created inspired by the sketch and using some of my "older" stash:

As of the first of August, Rochelle and I are challenging ourselves to use up as much of our old stash as possible, so this month's Sketch with Stash challenge was perfect to help me reach my goal.  
I created my page using Echo Park's "Brothers" mini themed collection kit.  My background patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye's "On the Bright Side" collection.   I have to admit I have plenty of stash that is much older, but I could not resist scrapping these cute photos of my great-nephews and the Echo Park collection complimented the photos and worked well with the sketch.

Make sure you visit us tomorrow to find out who are Design Team Top 3 Picks are for August as well as who is our lucky randomly drawn winner for August!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

August 29, 2014

"Inspired to Sing" Layout by Rochelle

Happy Friday everyone!
Just a reminder that you have until 11:59 PM (PST) tonight to link up your entries for both of our August challenges!!!
Today's inspiration is this lovely layout designed by Rochelle, inspired by our 
Rochelle shared this about her layout:

"I used some old Prima paper and flowers from back in 2011. 
The bling is from Zva and about 1-2 years old."

is our sponsor this month and they are generously offering our randomly drawn winner  their choice of one 
7 Dots Collection

Have a great weekend!

August 28, 2014

"Love More" Layout y DT Kate

Our inspiration today was created by DT Kate!
Check out Kate's fabulous take on our August Sketch challenge and what oldies but goodies she found in her stash to create her layout:
Here is what Kate shared about her layout:
"I love old stash so much! So, it was easy for me to dig into some oldies! I had the Pink Paislee Prairie Hill Collection from 2012 in my stash so that was my starting point! The ribbon piece and the chipboard were hanging around from maybe 2009??!! Added in my usual addition of various wood veneers to layer the triangles and an embellishment cluster finished the layout"

Thank you for stopping today and I hope you are inspired to create a layout inspired by our August Sketch using some of your "OLDEST" stash.
You have until 11:59 PM (PST) tomorrow night to link up your entry to be entered into our monthly prize drawing!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

August 27, 2014

"Smile" Layout by DT Megan

It's a wonderful Wednesday and today we are sharing wonderful inspiration from 
DT Megan, inspired by our August Sketch Challenge!
Take a look at what "older" goodies found in her stash to create this adorable layout:
Megan shared this with us about her layout:  
"I have de-stashed a lot of my older stash of products, so it took me a little bit to figure out my oldest products. I went through some of my paper and found some American Crafts "Play" paper, and this has to be some of my oldest. I also added in some felt flowers and letters stickers from American Crafts. There are a few "newer" embellishments added in, but most of this is definitely old!"

If you have not had a chance to play along with us, you still have until a couple of days to get your layout created and linked up for one or both of our August Challenges!
The deadline for linking up is Aug 29th 11:59PM (PST)

Happy Scrapping!!!

August 26, 2014

"Hierher Ente" Layout by DT Tanti

Today Designer Tanti is sharing this adorable layout with us today, inspired by our 
Tanti shared this about her layout:
"Another fun challenge for me.
Look what I found deep in my stash! The old paper collection from Crate Paper. YAY!!
I forgot that I've bought this long time ago. So glad to found it. 
It fits perfect to my photos and the fabulous sketch.
I turned the sketch one time to the left.
I cut the embellishments out of old scraps using my old cutting dies.
I bought the paper clips, the alphas and the tag about three years ago
So, I think there are more than 75 % old supplies on my layout."

Don't forget you have just a few more days to play along in our August challenges for a chance to win your choice of a 7 Dots Collection Pack from our August Sponsor:

Enjoy the rest of your day and stop back by tomorrow for more
fabulous Design Team inspiration