November 2, 2015

"Stay Foever Young" Layout by DT Steffanie

Happy Monday!
Today's  awesome November Stash Challenge inspiration is the creative work of talented 
SOS Designer, Steffanie:

"Here is what I used:
A - arrow, (chipboard) alphas
L - lime green, (sticker) letters
B - mini banner
U - upcycled coffee cozy 
M - mist, Mickey punch 
S - stars, striped paper 

Most of the letters were pretty easy with the exception of U. I fought this one until I looked up the defintion for upcycle. This is what I found: 
"When you upcycle an item, you aren’t breaking down the materials. You may be refashioning it — like cutting a t-shirt into strips of yarn — but it’s still made of the same materials as when you started. Upcycling only requires your own creativity and elbow grease. 

Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. When you upcycle you are giving an item a new purpose. " 

After reading this, I decided that what I do with cardboard coffee cozies fits the description perfectly. I had always thought that what I did was recycling, when in fact it is Upcycling! And suddenly I had my U!! 

Please visit my blog for a closer look at my upcycled item and what I did to achieve the look. 
Thanks and have fun playing along with us here at Scrap Our Stash!!"

How cute is Steffanie's layout? What do you like most about it? 
Leave us a comment below and let us know!

Here's the challenge that inspired Steffanie's layout:
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE

We would love to see how this challenge inspires you.
Link up your entries by November 29th, to be eligible for our 
monthly prize drawing and/or to be considered as on of our Design Team Top 3 Picks.

Have a great day and remember to stop by tomorrow for more of our awesome 
Design Team inspiration!