September 7, 2012

BTS by Elizabeth

Our BTS challenge this month has so many possibilities! Go here to see how you too can play and maybe be our next guest designer!!!Thanks, Deb♥

Our designer Elizabeth is back today to show her BTS, here ya go...

The Scrap our Stash challenge's theme this month is BTS which usually means Back to School, but the twist in the challenge is that we are to use your stash with anything that begins with the letters B T S.

However, the first thing I thought of when I read the theme, BTS, for September's Scrap Our Stash challenge was this photograph. Taken in 2000, it's of three of my grandchildren, looking incredibly smart and, judging by their smiles, ready for their first day back at school after the summer holidays.

So I decided to go ahead and create a layout entitled Back To School but in the spirit of the challenge I used (B)uttons, (T)rim and (S)teve's Pages from my stash.

I truly raided my stash for this layout so the papers are not from a particular collection but from various sources - Sugartree's Steve's Pages School Days; Sandylion's School Pencil Crayons (matting); Daisy Bucket's, My Little Monster's Share Your Toys (trim) and Bloomin Paislies, Charming Claire (flowers) ; Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts Ledger (journaling). Somehow it worked!

The stickers, including the title alphas, are from an Inspirations bumper book of stickers from Designworks that I've had for years and the buttons are also from stash.


  1. It sure did work! Really great layout and so great that you used so much stash! I'm impressed! I love the design and all the cute and fun elements you used!

  2. Great take on the challenge and awesome job using up your stash! WTG Elizabeth!

  3. What great photos of your grandchildren. Awesome job digging down into your stash! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Many thanks to you all for your kind comments. I'm really working hard to use up my stash.

  5. Great layout! It has such a feeling of depth to it, great layers!

  6. Very nice BTS layout, I like the Kraft with all the color!

  7. They are all darling and so is your layout! Deb♥