January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and a New Stash Challenge!!!!

We have a fabulous new Design Team in place 
AND...we have made some minor changes for 2015!!!
You can find the changes posted HERE!

It is time to reveal our first challenge and introduce our first Guest Designer for 2015!!!

But first we want to say
to our January 2015 Sponsor

About 17turtles:
"17turtles offers a wide range of digital cut files that are perfect for paper crafting, scrapbooking and other craft projects such as cards, home decor, wall art, and more. When you purchase a digital download from 17turtles you will receive a zipped file that includes 1 SVG, 1 PNG and 1 DXF file. These files are for use with a wide variety of electronic cutting machines that will open and cut digital files. You can use 17turtles cut files with both the Silhouette Studio Software and the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software. You do not have to use the Trace feature because the cut lines are already there for you. You will find a versatile mix of designs including multiple layered images, single layer images, backgrounds, pocket cards, tags, borders, titles and more. Visit the 17turtles Etsy Shop for all of your digital cut files needs at www.etsy.com/shop/17turtles.

Juliana Michaels, the artist behind 17turtles, has had a love affair with creating and designing for years. When she first discovered scrapbooking over 15 years ago, it gave her a way to combine her two loves to form a creative outlet that brings her so much joy and happiness. This past year, she began creating her own digital cut files to use with her Silhouette Cameo on her scrapbook pages and other craft projects. She has now opened 17turtles as a way to share her digital design creations with others. For more ideas, inspiration and tutorials about using her cut files, you can visit her blog at www.17turtles.com."

17 Turtles is generously offering our randomly drawn winner this month, a $20 gift certificate to shop in their online store:
We encourage you to stop by 
and check out all of the wonderful digital cut files that are available.

Now on to the January Stash Challenge:
Create a layout and include an item from your stash for each letter in the word 
Please remember to list what items you used for each letter when posting your entry.
Entries linked up without a list will not be eligible for the prize drawing. 

Click HERE for our challenge guidelines

Meet our 
Shercara (Sherri) Caramico
"I am so honored to be asked to be a Guest Designer for January at Scrap Our Stash! 
 I am so happy to have found this Challenge Blog!

I am a wife and mother of 2 adult sons, and 2 young Portuguese Water Dogs. All of them are my favorite subjects! We love to travel and Disney Cruising and Disney Parks are our favorite way to vacation. I love meeting people, and enjoy photographing our journeys. I started scrapping late in my children's lives, ( about 10 years ago,) and I know I will never get "caught up." I'm okay with that, as I like to scrap what I "feel like" scrapping, and love lots of layers, textures and "stuff" on my pages.

I work full time in the corporate world and Scrapbooking helps me to relax from a busy day, and get creative. It has helped me to meet so many people that I now call my true friends. I teach classes at my Local Scrapbook Store and I enjoy inspiring others to think outside the box and encourage them just try a new technique or product. I believe there is no right or wrong, no good or bad - everyone has their own personal "art" inside them."

Sherri's Blog:  For the Love of Paper

And...here is what Sherri created to share with us, inspired by our January Stash Challenge:
"Me At 50"
Sherri shared this about her reveal:
For the Challenge - I used:
T = Twine and paper Tearing
W = Washi Tape, and White Gesso
I = Distress Inks and Chalk Inks
N = Numbers
E = Distress Embossing Powder

Thank you Sherri for providing this beautiful inspiration and agreeing to be our
first Guest Designer in 2015!!!

Friends of Scrap Our Stash, we would love for you to leave some comment love for our
 Guest Designer!!!

Now that we have provided a challenge and inspiration, along with the chance to win an awesome prize from 17turtles
it is your turn to dig into your stash, create a layout and link up something wonderful to share with us.  
Remember to come back tomorrow for more January Stash Challenge inspiration and to meet our first Design Team member for the Jan - Jun 2015 term and to see what she has created to to share with you!!!

Wishing you all a blessed New Year!!!!


  1. Yay Sherri! Love your mixture of patterened papers! Well done with this stash challenge! xo

  2. Cute LO, good choice of papers great color coordination.

  3. Awesome layout with all the mixed media in there! Lucky you who turned 50 (you look much younger) at Disney!!

  4. Thanks everyone and thanks Scrap Our Stash for the Guest DT spot! I loved this challenge and look forward to playing with you all on many more!

  5. Thanks for the challenge! I love that I'm able to use up my older stuff and exercise my creativity too. :)