September 30, 2013

September WINNER Announced!!!

Hello Everyone!
Wow! We had such great layouts submitted this month!  It was a difficult choice, but our design team has voted and here are our September 

TOP 3 Picks:
(in numeric order)

Congratulations Ladies!!!
One of you will be contacted by our Admin Team and asked to Guest Design in November! :) 

Don't forget to grab your TOP 3 blinkie to place on your blog!

AND.... the randomly drawn winner for our September Prize is...

Congratulations Lena!!!
Please leave a comment below, then email us your mailing addy to:
with September Winner in the subject line
You have until Oct 15th to claim your prize.  

Don't forget to grab your Winner blinkie to place on your blog!

"Happy Looks Good on You" LO by Brenda R.

We end this month with a wonderful layout from Brenda!  How cute is this layout?  Brenda did a fabulous job with the sunburst! Love the paper/color choice! Check it out:
Here's what Brenda said about her layout, "I loved working with this sketch. It was the perfect opportunity to use up some of my 6x6 stash. I added a thin layer of raw chipboard to the backside of each sunray to give the layout a little dimenson. From my stash of embellishments, I added the MME chipboard Happy and button pieces as well as Thickers chipboard alphas for my title work and the chipboard polaroid frame from Recollections!"

Check back with us later today to see who won Sept. top 3 and the random prize winner!!! 

September 29, 2013

"Hanna Bee" LO by DT Lee-Anne T.


I love mixed media layouts and Lee-Anne knocked it out fabulously!!!  I love her techniques and the colors she used to create the sunburst.  Read below how Lee-Anne created this sunburst. 

Lee-Anne said, "This layout is of my daughter's little niece Hanna. They call her Hanna Bee. For the layout I used a sunburst stencil and some modeling paste. After it was dry, I used a paint brush and sprayed some Primrose and Tinsel Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists and "painted the sunrays as pictured. I embellished with some flair buttons, twine, flowers, doilies, stamps and sequins, added the title and the chipboard word #love. Thanks for looking and hope you will play along with us at Scrap Our Stash for this challenge. The deadline to link up is September 29 at 11:59 PM (PST)."

Blog Hop ends at 11:59 PST! Hurry... If you haven't HOPPED yet! :) 

September 28, 2013

"Bed Bug" LO by DT Manda M.



 Todays inspiration is from our DT Manda who did a fantastic job using her stash with this super cute layout:

Manda said, "I love a good sketch challenge, so this one was a lot of fun for me. I did have a dig round in my older stash too and used some bits and pieces I had forgotten about which always gives me a little *yay!* feeling  For the chipboard I used some Pink Paislee Luxe stars but they kind of faded into the background so I added some gold glitter stars on top to give them some pop.

This layout is about my Winston and how he likes to "help" when I try to make the bed, it's a huge game for him but it can be a bit tiresome which is why I used the title Bed Bug."

Tomorrow is the last day for the ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop so make sure you Hop along with us!!!

September 27, 2013

ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop is NOW!!!! :)

WELCOME to our ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop!  

We are so excited that you are hopping with us!
We have a fabulous line up of scrapping inspiration from our designers!  The designers were given 3 sketches to choose from and their choice of alphabets/stash items to work with to create a layout to share with you.
To thank our followers and show our appreciation for the support and participation in the hop, Scrap Our Stash will be awarding two prizes for our hop participants!!!
Here are the details:
For the first prize drawing you must:  Visit each of our designer’s blogs and leave a comment.  Once you have completed the hop, return here and leave a comment below letting us know you completed the blog hop.   You will have until Sunday, September 29, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST) to leave a comment below letting us know you have completed the hop.  One more thing…you must also be a follower of the SOS Blog to be entered into the random prize drawing. 
Here is the first prize you are hopping for:
To enter into to our GRAND PRIZE drawing you must:   Complete the ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop Challenge and link it up below no later than Friday, October 4, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST). 
Click HERE for the challenge details and rules
Below is the GRAND PRIZE one lucky challenge participant will receive:
After visiting all of our designer’s blogs, we know you will be inspired to come back here to grab your options for our challenge and link it up for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE!!!!
NOTE:   Please make note of the deadlines to enter into both of our prize drawings!
Thank you for participating in our hop, get ready to be INSPIRED!!!! 
Oh, and along the way you may also have chances to win prizes from the individual blog owners, so make sure to read each blog post!!
First stop on the hop:  Dulcinea
Just in case you bounce off the hop, here is the list of our designers in order:  

Happy Hopping!

September 26, 2013

"They Call her Icebox" LO by DT Lindsey

What a great idea DT Lindsey had when she used a sunrise photo for her background!  Such a pretty photo.  Take a look:

This is what  Lindsey said about her layout, "Loved this sketch. Love some chipboard! Instead of using the sketch's background design, it reminded me of this photo (taken at the football fields), which is great, because I had this football two-pager planned anyway. The three pieces of chipboard I used were (1) used as is, (2) markered, (3) inked & misted. Like I said this is a two-pager, so stay tuned and come back for the blog hop! See more about this layout (and expect page two this weekend) on my blog:

Join us tomorrow for our ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop starting tomorrow 6:00 am PST!!  Great inspiration and prizes!!  See you then!

September 25, 2013

"Explore The Shore" LO by DT Kerry B.

Happy Hump Day!!!  
I am just loving this layout from DT Kerry! She did a really great job stitching the sun rays to make her sunburst!! Take a look:
Kerry said, "After looking through my stash of papers I realised that I didn't own any with a sunburst print (how did that happen?). So I decided that instead of masking/misting (which was my 1st thought) I should stitch the design on my page. To my delight I found some embroidery silk that had different colours running through it like an ombre effect that totally matched my papers! 

Of course you may have noticed that my sunburst is the opposite way to the sketch but only because I was trying to create a sunshine effect, but I pretty much stuck to rest of the design. 
My die-cut journaling circle is from My Little Shoebox and I added some cute stars and hearts that are Fancy Pants.
How are you getting on with finding sunburst paper in your stash? Because if like me you don't have any, there are many ways of reproducing your own, misting, stitching, paper piecing, doodling............ come on, let your creativity shine!! We would love to see it so join us in this sun inspired challenge. xx"

Did you mark your calendar for Friday, Sept 27th -29th for Scrap Our Stash ABC ~ 123 blog hop?  If not, do it now! :) 

September 24, 2013

"The Sun Shines with You" LO by DT Kelly H.

Another fabulous layout from DT Kelly.  Kelly's take on the challenge is fantastic! She did a great job using jute to create her sunburst and she dug into her stash and use a few chipboard pieces.  Take a look: 
Kelly said this about her layout, " I just loved this sketch and couldn't wait to use my stash of chipboard too. The chipboard flower, title and journal piece are from We R Memory Keepers Good Day Sunshine collection and the bird chipboard is from Scenic Route. The two hearts are chipboard from Simple Stories I heart Summer. All of the papers are from my stash and I used red jute for the sun rays. I can't wait to see all the fun layouts using this awesome sketch! :) "

You can see the sketch and challenge information HERE.

Also, don't forget to join us Friday for our ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop! 

September 23, 2013

"Oh Yeah!" LO By DT Robin R.

It is truly amazing how many ways you can create a sunburst.  Today Robin is sharing with us how she  created her sunburst - with her Cameo Silhouette! How fun and awesome is that! Great job on the  challenge and using up your stash! 
Here is what Robin said about her layout, " I just love these challenges here at Scrap Our Stash! It’s forcing me to scrapbook pictures I haven’t taken the time to scrap before. Here are my girlfriends, Genevieve and Jessica, and I, out on the town.

I probably wouldn’t have used these chipboard pieces, either, without this challenge. I would have kept on hoarding them…and we all know where that leads us. To know where! So, scrap your stash!

I’m a huge scrap hoarder as well. All patterned paper used here came from my scrap stash. The chipboard pieces are Basic Grey, Vellum is Close To My Heart, Die-cut piece is cut from my Cameo Silhouette."

Enjoy the rest of your Monday and see you tomorrow with more inspiration! :) 

September 22, 2013

"Keep This" LO by DT Jenni C.

Jenni did a wonderful job on the challenge!   Her interpretation of the sketch is fanastic and so is the way she used her chipboard letters!  take a look: 
This is what Jenni said about her layout, "For this challenge I went through all my old chipboard letters as well as some wood veneers, Thickers, anything with an "S." I laid them out as the center part of the sunburst pattern and misted them in an ombre variation from green to turquoise. I then cut some strips of a patterned ombre paper from Heidi Swapp and layered more chipboard clouds and my photos on top. I thought of the sunburst rays coming out of the camera die-cut! 

I loved this sketch and enjoyed using up some of the massive amounts of chipboard I have held onto for so long. I can't wait to see what everyone does with this sketch and challenge too!"

Here's the sketch:

Stash item to use: Chipboard
For more information on this challenge... click HERE.

September 21, 2013

Coming this Friday....

Mark your calendars!!!

The Scrap our Stash ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop is coming Friday the 27th!!  You don't want to miss this!!!
Great inspiration and Prize giveaways!!! 
The fun starts at 6:00 AM (PST)
See you there! :)

September 20, 2013

"Little Miss Sunshine" by Dt Joefil C.

There are so many ways do design a sunburst on your layout and Joefil shows us a very creative and fantastic way by using mists. I love how it turned out:

Here's with Joefil said about her layout: "I love this photo of my daughter when she was a baby. 
I love how this layout came out, even though i don't have a sunburst paper, which give me an idea to be creative. So, I used washi tape for masking to create a sunburst background, then i sprayed the page using heidi swapp color shine primerose and mint green. And the papers that i used is from echo park and my mind's eye that its been in my stash. And also added some prima chipboards ticket, bird and the flower behind the pink one. And those clouds on top is from my little shoe box paper that i fussy cuts."

Click HERE to see the sketch and challenge information along with the Sept 1st Stash challenge!

September 19, 2013

"Happy Gurlz" LO by DT Patrica B.

Patricia shares with us this beautiful fun layout showcasing a variety of different chipboard she pulled from her stash:

Patricia said this about her layout, "This photo was captured on a Girls Getaway cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. Boy did we have the time of our lives! 

I dug into my many bins of items and found a few chipboard pieces that I have had forever and a day. I used the little oval shaped piece of chipboard and sprayed paint over it to give it a little shimmer. I also used some of Heidi Swapps' chipboard words, alphas, some fun twine, washi tape and a few other odds & ends I found!  This layout made me relive the fun all over again!"

Make sure you come back tomorrow for more inspiration! 

September 18, 2013

"Us" Layout By DT Elizabeth H.

Today's inspiration is a beautiful bright and fun layout by Elizabeth! I love how she used bright and fun colors that pop right off the white cardstock.  Love the chipboard frames she used too!
Check it out:
Here's what Elizabeth said: "love the colors on this layout a lot! It says summer to me and I wanted to scrap the photos of Alyssa & I building sand castles together, it was a fun time for us both! I have bits and pieces of chipboard that I have been saving in my stash and decided to use it on this layout in my title work framing!"

Came back tomorrow for more daily inspiration! 

September 17, 2013

"These Little Moments are Truly Remarkable" by DT Dulcinea

Do you have some Vellum around your scraproom that needs to be used? Check out this gorgeous  layout by DT Dulcinea with a romantic sunburst made from vellum!!! 
this is what Dulcinea said about her layout: "I love sunburst! Usually reminds me fun and summer, but I like so much than I kept finding different ways to use it. For this layout I want a romantic dreamy look to match with the picture of my husband and I look ahead of us in Rio de Janeiro. Next month we are moving back to Brazil where I was born - I live right now in Portugal - so I think this picture is perfect to represent these feelings around us. For my layout, I use this cloud paper from Maggie Holmes collection and vellum for a more subtle and also romantic sunburst. I use the chipboard from the same collection around the picture. I kept really similar to the sketch and really simple. I hope you enjoy my today's project and this great challenge."

Check out the sketch HERE

Come back tomorrow to see what DT Elizabeth brings us! :)

September 16, 2013

"Best Buds" by DT Carol

Today's inspiration comes from our DT Carol.  She did a wonderful job picking the right papers for this sketch! 
Check out what Carol said about her layout:  "This layout was made to celebrate the friendship between my boys. I always dreamed about this and now my dream came true. They love each other very, very much and love to play together, shower together, watch TV together...
The sketch is beautiful and helped me a lot! I used a stamp from Allison Kreft designs and Zing! Embossing powder to make the banners on the sides of the frame. And I also used Zing! Embossing powder on the chipboard cloud on the top of the page! I hope you all enjoy it!"

 Click HERE to check out the sketch and challenge information! 

September 15, 2013

Sketch with Stash Challenge #7

Hello! It's that time of the month again! Are you ready?!! 

Sketch with Stash #7 Challenge:

For this challenge you must:
1.) Create a layout using this sketch below 
2.) from your stash, you must add chipboard to your layout

Here's the sketch:
To be eligible for the September prize drawing, you must link your layout to 
Mr. Linky on the right side of the blog by September 29, 2013 ~ 11:59pm (PST)

And don't forget to check out the SOS CHALLENGE GUIDELINES!

You also have until September 29th to participate in our first challenge of the month ~ Oh The Places We Go Stash Challenge.
Complete both challenges this month and that gives you two entries into the random prize drawing!!!!

Here's our September Guest Designer:
Megan Laine

And her beautiful interpretation of the sketch:

Here's what Megan said about her layout: 

When I saw the sketch with three photos, I knew I wanted to use these pictures I took of my son, Max. I love how the sketch works so well showing the stages of him throwing the ball. I cut the starburst background with my silhouette and really love how it turned out. The chipboard pieces I used are just miscellaneous pieces from my stash. Once I have used a lot of an embellishment pack, I store them by type, so I just went to by chipboard bin and found what worked!

Now it's your turn! :) Remember to come back for daily inspiration based on this challenge! 

Happy Scrapping! 

September 14, 2013

"Jet-Setting" Layout by DT Manda

In the last two weeks we have been inspired with travel themed layouts from Paris to Las Vegas, camping, road trips and even a school field trip to an airport.  Todays awesome feature is one of my favorites because it is something that is an important part of our travels, but most of us do not take the time to document it.  
I love the idea behind DT Manda's layout inspired by our 
September Stash Challenge "Oh The Places We Go"
...and this is what Manda shared about her page:
"I love to travel, although I do not get to do it as much as I would like but who does? I am fortunate enough to travel to Bali at least once a year to spend some time relaxing and seeing friends and I often document what I do and see but I realised I never really have recorded the travel process. So this layout is all about getting from point A to point B."

So today's feature is the last travel themed inspiration from our Design Team, but you still have until September 29th to create a layout about your travels and link it up for a chance to enter into our random draw for our monthly prize.   Click HERE for the challenge.
We look forward to seeing all of the wonderful places you have traveled to!

Make sure you stop by tomorrow when we reveal our September Sketch with Stash Challenge
the fabulous layout our September Guest Designer, Megan Laine created inspired by our new challenge!

September 13, 2013

"Traveling Dude" Layout by DT Lee-Anne

Happy Friday, the 13th!!!
In Western superstitionis today is considered an unlucky day...but not so for us at SOS! 
 We lucked out with a fabulous layout to share with you today, created by DT Lee-Anne 
and inspired by our 
September Stash Challenge "Oh The Places We Go!"

...and this is what Lee-Anne shared with us about her layout:
"This layout is of my youngest son Clayton when we were on our first tropical vacation to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Clayton had bought a fedora hat and wanted to wear it on the airplane on the way back home. I loved his smile in this photo."

I am sure you enjoyed today's feature and that it inspires you to participat in our Septeember Stash Challenge:

Click HERE for challenge and details!

Check back tomorrow for more inspiration! 
Have a GREAT weekend!

September 12, 2013

"N.Y.C" Layout by DT Lindsey

Hello All!  
Today we have more awesome "travel themed" inspiration to share with you!
DT Lindsey's layout inspired by our September Stash Challenge "Oh The Places We Go!"  puts you in a "New York State of Mind" 
...and this is what Lindsey shared about her layout:
"You know, even living so close to the city, we never really get to go down and be tourists. On this trip, we surprised the kids with a Circle Line trip around Manhattan and then into the city to the Lego store and the American Girl store. 

When the challenge called for vehicles of sorts, and after I found the yellow paper (Basic Grey Urban Couture, how's that for stash!), I was inspired to find these old NYC sticker cabs that have been hiding out in the folder for my husband's NYPD book for years. You know, normally, yellow is the last color I reach for (other than purple), but this time it isn't so bad!

Thanks for looking - read more about this trip and this layout at my blog!"

Time for you to get your photos and travel themed scrap supplies out, create a layout based on our challenge and link it up to be entered into our random draw for our monthly prize.  This month's prize is Bo Bunny's 'Detour" 12 x 12 Collection!
Details and rules for our September Stash Chalelnge can be found HERE!

Stop by tomorrow for more Design Team inspiration!!!

September 11, 2013

"Life Is But A Dream" Layout by DT Kerry

Good Morning!!!
Back again today with more awesome fun and fabulous travel inspiration!
Today's feature was created by DT Kerry!  What a fun page!  What a great job with the journaling and all of the signage embellies!!!
Read what Kerry has to share about her layout:
"Very little pattern paper went into making this layout, I think because there are four large photo's it didn't need anymore. I wanted to use the 'Row, Row, Row your Boat' nursery rhyme as my title but opted to have the song scattered around my page using a lot of rub-on letters and making the last line in die-cut letters.My signage embellishments were simply printed from pictures on Google Images resized in Word.

Hope you have as much fun as I did with this challenge and I look forward to seeing your pages."

Okay, by now our design team inspiration should have nudged you to get your scrap on and create a layout about somerhere you've traveled to, be it a road trip, cruise, visit to Disneyland, etc.

Click HERE for our "Oh the Places We Go" Stash Challenge, create a layout and link it up with us by September 29th to be entered into our random draw for a Bo Bunny "Detour" 12 x 12 Collection Kit and/or you could be selected as one our our September DT Top 3 picks.

Happy Scrapping Everyone!!!!

September 10, 2013

"Enjoy the Journey" Layout by DT Kelly

Good Morning Everyone!
Time to take flight with today's featured inspiration!
Although most of us have had one or two vacations already this year, DT Kelly's layout makes you want to pack your bags and head off for another adventure.  
...and this is what Kelly shared about her layout:
"I knew instantly what photo I wanted to use for this challenge but decided to dig down deep through my stash to find travel papers. Lo and behold, I came across an ancient (really no telling how old!) travel overlay and decided that would be my starting point. Then the fun American Crafts Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go kit helped to finalize the layout as well as some Glitz Happy Travels airplane and title. I can't wait to see all the travel layouts!"

Have you had a chance to complete your travel themed layout and share it with us yet?
 You have until September 29th to link up your creations in order to be entered into our random draw for our September Prize:
Bo Bunny's "Detour" 12 x 12 Collection Kit
Click HERE for the challenge and details!

Thanks for stopping by and remember we post daily features from our Design Team.  Stop by tomorrow to see what DT Kerry has created to share with you!

September 9, 2013

"My Big Adventure" Layout by DT Robin

Hello, Hello, Hello!
Another day of Design Team inspiration
another brillant take on our September Stash Challenge,
Today's inspiration is being shared by DT Robin.  Lovin' the tire tracks and the chipboard frame placed on the photo around the rear view mirror:
This is what Robin shared about her layout:
This month’s challenge brought to light how much more I NEED to travel! LOL 

It HAS been a while since I’ve traveled by plane, but I HAVE had the pleasure of hitting new destinations via Harley Davidson. Sitting on the back seat, I’ve been able to capture unique views on my iPhone, which has been fun. Although, I’m always afraid my phone is going to fly out of my hands! This picture is taken just as we’re leaving my house

My favorite part of this page was making the ‘tire tracks’. I used a Studio Calico stencil with Golden Gel Mediums, Clear Granular Gel mixed with some black acrylic paint. It left a feeling of asphalt/street.

The main paper used was Cocoa Daisy/Simple Story collaboration. The motorcycle on the right is also from Simple Stories. I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut the motorcycle parking image on the left. The embellishments are from all over the place, Maya Road, Basic Grey, October Afternoon and some more, Simple Stories.

Your turn!!!
Click HERE for this month's Stash Challenge.  Remember you have until September 29th to complete your entry and get it linked up!!!!

We love comments and would love to hear what you think about today's inspiration!  
 See ya tomorrow for another design team reveal!