May 1, 2014

Stash Challenge #14 ~ Something Old, Something New....

Hi Everyone!
It's time to reveal our May Stash Challenge and introduce you to our May Guest Designer.
But first we want to say
to our May Sponsor
Scrapbook Circle
About Scrapbook Circle:
"We are passionate about preserving our family memories. We love sharing daily inspiration and connecting with others who also love to create. We have been creating monthly scrapbook kits for over seven years. Each of our kits includes a custom printable and we have now expanded our shop to included coordinating digital files. We create exclusive items in every kit create by us just for our kit. We strive to provide you with fresh products every month that inspire you to create." 

Scrapbook Circle has put together a Special Promotion for Scrap Our Stash followers:
Use code scrapyourstash20 to receive 20% off your order today though May 31. 
AND...Scrapbook Circle is generously offering a $30 gift credit to their shop to our randomly drawn May winner.  You can use it on a kit, digital cut files, add-ons or printables!

Now onto the challenge....
May Stash Challenge:
Create a layout and include the following:
Something Old: Patterned Paper or Embellishment that has been in your stash 6 months or more
Something New: Patterned Paper or Embellishment that you purchased within the last 6 months
Something Fussy Cut
Something Blue: Patterned Paper, Cardstock, Embellishment, Alphas, Ink/Paint, your choice!

*Make sure you note in your write up, what items you used for each part of the challenge.

And now we are excited to introduce to our 

May Guest Designer
Ruby Marchand
"Hi my name is Ruby Marchand. ( AKA Inspired Scrapper). I am retired and have a daughter, son and one very special Granddaughter Alyssa. My home is in London, Ontario Canada.

I have been scrapping and making cards for a very long time. My love for paper crafting started in 1995. Along with this hobby, I also did craft shows with flower and wood crafting. The show sales started to decline so I decided just to spend my time Scrap booking and Card-making. I still do some flower arranging and donate the items to a Cancer organization.

In 2007, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I just passed the 7 year survivor mark. During this tough time, I managed to make layouts and cards on my good days. By October that year I was able to send 250 cards to our troops overseas. This hobby helped me focus on something positive. I started to receive encouragement cards from paper crafters world wide . I treasure each and everyone. I simply love paper crafting.

I get inspiration from various sites on the web including Scrap Our Stash blog.

Love the social aspect of Scrapbooking and Card making. The challenges push me to complete my projects. Thanks for letting me share my layouts with you this month.

Below is Ruby's amazing take on our May Stash Challenge:
Here is what ruby shared about completing the challenge:
SOMETHING OLD:  I have used My Mind's Eye patterned papers. (Vintage Bliss)
SOMETHING NEW:  Ruffled sheer ribbon
SOMETHING FUSSY CUT:  MME doilies and Banners
SOMETHING BLUE: Titles, Banner, Camera,Organza Flower

Thank you Ruby for providing this beautiful inspiration and agreeing to be our May Guest Designer!

Now that we have provided a challenge and inspiration, along witht he chance to win an awesome prize from Scrapbook Circle, it is your torun to dig into your stash and link up something wonderful to share with us.  

Come back tomorrow for more May Stash Challenge inspiration.  


  1. Hi Ruby, very nice to meet you and read your inspiring story.
    Beautiful page you did!

  2. Hi Ruby! Your layout is beautiful and I enjoyed reading your story.

  3. I'm sorry, but I can not connect the post. I leave here my link:

  4. LOVE this challenge, my entry is uploaded :-) xoxo, Kada in Sweden

  5. fun challenge - I uploaded my page

  6. Awesome challenge....I just uploaded my entry. And I love Ruby's page.

  7. I uploaded my page. Lots of fun!

  8. Great challenge. I have a daughter getting married in Sept. so love this! Uploaded ine.

  9. Fantastic Challenge. I loved creating for it.