November 1, 2013

Stash Challenge #9 ~ 6 x 6

Good morning to all of our scraptabulous followers!
It is the first day of November, which means we have a new challenge for you, and the introduction of our November Guest Designer!!!

For this challenge you are required to pull out those 6 x 6 pads you have been hoarding and create a LAYOUT using only paper from those pads.   If you do not have any 6 x 6 pads you are also allowed to use 12 x 12 sheets that are pre-printed with (4) 6x6 patterns like the paper below:
The only 12 x 12 piece of paper you are allowed to use is for your background!!!
you MUST include (6) or more of one type of premade/packaged embellishment.
Example:  (6) wood veneer pieces of various shapes and sizes or all the same.  
Your layout can be any theme and/or design, and you may add anything else to your page as long as it meets the two requirements mentioned above.   

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
$20 Gift Certificate to the Paper Secret's E-Store
To be eligible for the prize drawing you must link up your project using Mr Linky
on the side bar by:
November 29, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST)

Don't forget about the SOS Challenge GUIDELINES!!!! 

It is now time to meet our November 
Guest Designer
Kate Blue
"My crafty name is Kate Blue, (or Queen Kat as my friends playfully call me since I love all things Snow White and the Evil Queen) coming from the great state of Maryland! In my previous life, I was an accountant until 7 years ago when I became a stay at home mom to care for my son had some serious ongoing health issues. So, I am now a wife, mom, semi home schooler, special needs advocate, cook, chauffeur and more to my two children and husband. I have been scrapping/crafting for about 7 years as well; I never considered myself artsy EVER (I can't even draw a stick person LOL) but came into scrapbooking accidentally when it was suggested that I look into it as a way to relieve the high stress levels I had since my son had been hospitalized/ill for almost two years. After 6 months of collecting supplies and a Scrapbook 101 class, I was hooked! I generally stick to scrapbooking, SMASHing, mini books and some mixed media canvases; for some reason, card making and stamping stump me in a major way! 
You can find me at my blog: Blue's Blog and My Scrappin Fascination"

And now for Kate's awesome layout inspired by this month's Stash Challenge:

Here is what Kate shared about her layout:
"In 2013, I became a huge fan of 6 x 6 paper packs and they are starting to accumulate! I knew that I wanted to scrap this Disney photo and after long thought, I decided on showing that you can use your 6 x6 papers in bits and pieces-you don't have to use the whole sheet. I used the Glitz "Unchartered Waters" 6 x 6 papers in small snippets along the top of my photo and also in the background of my embellishment cluster since I wanted to highlight more of the (6) items I chose which were STICKERS! I went crazy and used more than 6 stickers but as you can see , I tucked them in here & there AND I layered them too:) Thanks to Scrap Our Stash for this combined challenge because I struggle to use stickers (normally I use 2 or 3 and then let the sheet sit around unused) and I loved that the challenge made me use them up!"

Ready, set, go...your turn to get pull out your 6 x 6 pads and dig into that stash of embellishments, get creative and upload your layout for a chance to win our monthly prize and/or possibly have your entry selected as one of our November Top 3 Picks!!!! 

Make sure you stop in each day for our daily inspiration from our wonderful design team members.


  1. Great inspiration, Kate! Nice job with the challenge.

  2. It's so great to see Kate featured here! I love her fun page. Lilo and Stitch is one of my faves!

  3. Love your layout Kate! Congratulations on being the Guest Designer for Scrap Our Stash.

  4. lovely layout :)
    I'd like to know if the prize is free shipping too, because I can't efford the 20$ for international shipping at this moment :(

    1. Hi Jo" Paper Secrets is not sponsoring Scrap Our Stash, we are just purchasing a gift card for our winner, so the shipping is not included. If you are the winner, you do not have to use your gift card right away, you will have plenty of time to use it.

    2. ok! my trip reduced a lot my finances right now, but if I can use it later I think I will try ;)

    3. Yes Jo! It will be available when you want to use it.

  5. Another GREAT challenge!!! My LO is posted :-) Love, Kada

  6. I've just posted my layout for the 6X6 challenge.

  7. Love this challenge - Just linked up!

  8. Just linked up my entry....this was a good one to inspire me.

  9. Just linked up my entry. Fun challenge, glad I finally used this 6X6 pad ! Thanks SOS !