June 30, 2016

June Top 3 & Winner Announced!!!

Hello Scrappers! 

It's time to reveal our June Top 3 and random winner! Woohoo!
But before we do, we would like to personally thank everyone who played along with our challenges!! 

The June
Top 3 Picks
( in order of link up)

#15 Akemini

Congratulations ladies!!!!
One of you will be contacted and invited to be our Guest Designer for the month of August!
Please grab our new TOP 3 blinkie below so that you can BRAG on your own blog:

And now for our JUNE randomly drawn winner…


You have won the following prize:

Please leave a comment below AND...
email us at scrapourstash@gmail.com with June Winner
in the subject line and we will get your prize sent out to you!!!!

Here's our WINNER blinkie below to add to your blog:
Thank you to everyone who played along this challenge!

Make sure you come back tomorrow for our 
July Book Inspired Challenge Reveal!

June 29, 2016

Farewell to Our Outgoing Team...

It is always so difficult to say goodbye to our outgoing design team members.  Each one has contributed to and supported Scrap Our Stash in our success as a challenge blog.  We appreciate all of the beautiful creative inspiration you’ve shared with our followers inspired by our bi-monthly challenges.

Thank you so much to all of our Jan-June 2016 Designers
Elena Bianconi 

Tanti K.
who all will be leaving the team


Steffanie Seiler, Cassie Wiscarson, Rachelle Olaridge, Sherri Caramico,
Patricia Barnett, Zsoka Marko, Renee Timmerman, Marie Claude Rodier and Asa Johansson
who have all agreed to stay another term...

We are truly grateful for the dedication and commitment you each have shown 
Scrap Our Stash. 
 It has been our pleasure to work with such an awesome group of designers.

You ladies ROCK!!!!
Rochelle and Brenda

June 26, 2016

"Fun at the Beach" LO by DT Zsoka

Hey All! 

Today we have a beautiful layout from Designer Zsoka to share with you:
Zsoka says this about her layout:
"Hi there, Zsoka here with you today with a new layout for the sketch and stash challenge! I've followed the sketch closely because I liked it as it was plus it's not a layout I would normally do! I like doing different styles once in a while! From my stash I pulled out some old polka dot paper, searched for a quote that's related to the sea and I used quite a few rub-ons (sun and clouds, What a day, Journal piece, even the mint sequins!).
I hope you'll play along with us, there's still a couple of days to do so!
Thanks for stopping by!"

Here"s the challenge:
For more information about this challenge or 
the June Stash Challenge, please click HERE.

Just a couple of days left to get your layout uploaded! 

Happy Scrapping!

June 25, 2016

"#Cool" LO by DT Marie

Happy Saturday! 

Today, Designer Marie is sharing her loving layout:
This is what Marie said about her beautiful layout:
"At first, I had a hard time figuring how I would interpret this sketch. After putting it aside, I've decided to use the diagonal background and only one picture as a focal point. I then picked several elements from the lists... polka dots, plum and quartz colors, a quote and rub-ons... a lot of them! I used them to compose my background exactly the same I usually to with stamps."

Here"s the challenge:

For more information about this challenge, please click HERE.
Make sure you get your layout's uploaded by the 29th! :) 

Have a great day! 

June 24, 2016

"Family" LO by DT Renee

Woohoo!! It's Friday! 

Who's getting their scrap on this weekend?  
Here is a beautiful layout by Designer Renee to kick off your scrappy weekend!
Here's what Renee said about her layout:
"I loved this sketch so much! It was perfect for the collection of photos I had from a day outside with my family. From the lists I picked polka dots, Quartz, and Rub ons. I used some more of the Fancy Free collection with this page- I loved I could incorporate multiple papers. Such a great way to use up scraps  I hope to have inspired you to give it a go and enter this challenge!!"

Here"s the challenge:

For more information about this challenge or the June Stash Challenge, please click HERE.

Have a great weekend! :) 

June 23, 2016

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" LO by DT Asa


For today's inspiration, Designer Asa is sharing her awesome layout:
Asa said this about her layout:

"I loved to work with this sketch +3 challenge!!!

At the moment I love to have that diagonal on my pages. Other signums for me are the thread and the stitches. I didn´t want this layout to look to cute but I added the patterned papers with hearts for some cutness. This is my son who is tired of being photographed....

Stash used:
#1: polka dots
#2: quote
#3: red

Hope you´ll join us for this challenge!"

Here"s the challenge:

For more information about this challenge or the June Stash Challenge, please click HERE.

Just a few more days left to get your layout uploaded to the side bar!! Can't wait to see how you interpret
 this sketch! :) 

June 22, 2016

"Lifetime of Love" LO by DT Cassie

Happy Hump Day! :)

Today, Designer Cassie is sharing her lovely layout inspired by the Sketch +3 Challenge:
Cassie shares this with us:
"When I first saw this sketch (+) challenge, I was a little stumped on what I wanted to create. I loved the squares on top of the triangle papers, so I just ran with it. I cut two pieces of patterned paper to create my background and then layered my photos and these cute little cut apart squares and rectangles to create the same feel as the sketch. For the list part of the challenge I used Pebbles and Polka Dots from the first list, Queen & Company and Quartz from the second list and Red from the third list. I can't wait to see your take on this sketch (+) challenge!"

Here's the challenge:
Click HERE for more information on the challenge.

Have you created a layout for this challenge yet?
Make sure you get it uploaded by June 29th! :) 

Have a wonderful day! 

June 21, 2016

"Fantastic Smile" LO by DT Patricia

Hello Scrappers! 

We are continuing this week with more fabulous inspiration! 
Today, Designer Patricia shares her layout:
Here's what Patricia said about her layout:
"It's me again with my interpretation of this month's sketch Challenge! This one took me a minute as I rarely do sideways photos. 
For my stash items I used:

1. Polka Dots
 2. Quote (which reads, "The smile on my daughters face, let's me know I'm somebody's hero!"
3. Rub On

I was happy with the end result! Now it's time to see what you do with it!"

Here's the challenge:
Don't forget you can click HERE for more information on this challenge! 

Have you uploaded your layout yet? ;) 

June 20, 2016

"Be You" LO by Rochelle

Hello and Happy Monday!

Today's inspiration is from designer Rochelle Spears.  Here's her lovely layout:
Heres what Rochelle shares about her layout:
"I love challenging myself and this definitely was a great challenge!  First off, this color combo is not my favorite. lol  I love Teresa Collins products and I wanted to use this collection.  I found the perfect photo to use (which was also a challenge lol) and decided to get busy!  Second, I couldn't find 4 photos for this sketch, or figure out how to make it work with patterned paper.  After I decided to use one photo (a tilted photo too! Yes!!) the pocket page cards were perfect to put under my photo inspired by the sketch! I also love that I had to dig into my stash for rub-ons!!! Win, win, win!!! I just love when I am challenged and my layout comes out just the way I wanted it too!! :) 

For the second part of the challenge, I used: List 1 - Polka Dots, List 2 - Queen & Co. Bling & Quartz (flowers) and List 3 - Rub Ons. "

Have you started your layout yet?  Here's the challenge:
You can find more information on this challenge HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

June 19, 2016

"Fabulous Escape" LO by DT Sherri


For todays inspiration, Designer Sherri shares this lovely layout:
Sherri said this about her layout:

"When I was looking through photos, I found this one from our 2014 Disney Westbound Trans Atlantic Cruise. When I saw the colors, the Purple frame, Minnie's Red dress, bow, heart and purse, and my hubby's Black shorts, I decided to search my "STASH" to see what I had in those colors and BINGO! I found American Crafts Red Chevron paper ( I used the heart side ) and their Purple Dots paper (I used the squiggly line side) and a scrap of Black and white polka dot paper - I think was from Simple Stories "Say Cheese.”

I love how this layout of our "Fabulous Escape" came out! I'll have to remember to use this sketch again - as the 3 different background papers really make it "FUN!”

Come on, give it a try!!

Here is my blog post link:

Here's the challenge: 
For more information on this challenge,
or the June Stash Challenge please click HERE. 

Now it's your turn to try it! :) 

Happy Scrappin'! 

June 18, 2016

"Lego" LO by DT Tanti

Good Morning!
How about some fabulous inspiration to start off your day! 
Here's designer Tanti's fabulous layout inspired by the Sketch +3 Challenge:
Tanti shares this about her layout:

"I always wanted to scrap the photos of my son's Lego creations but I had no idea how.
This sketch was the perfect solution of my problem.
I must say that I struggled a little bit with the four squares on the sketch. 
I wanted that my photos stay straight on my layout. So, I just used the squares as my photo mat and I was very happy with the result.
To complete my challenge I used the following items from the lists:

List #1: Polka Dots.
List #2 Quartz.
List#3: Red."

Here's the challenge: 
For more information on this challenge,
or the June Stash Challenge please click HERE. 

Don't forget to upload your layout to the sidebar by June 29th! 

See you tomorrow with more inspiration! 

June 17, 2016

"Animal Love" LO by DT Elena

Anyone have scrapbooking plans this weekend?  
Here's some inspiration from Designer Elena to get your Mojo going! 
Elena said this about her layout:
"We must resemble each other a little in order to understand each other, but we must be a little different to love each other...
There are no words to describe this special love. Lucy (my dog) found this puppy cat (called little cat :D) and (I don't know why) adopted her; as a mother she nursed and protected her and now they are obviously inseparable

I used polka dot (paper) from list 1, quote from list 2 and rub on from list 3."

Here's the challenge: 
For more information on this challenge,
or the June Stash Challenge please click HERE. 

Have a wonderful scrappy weekend! 

June 16, 2016

"Playful Puppy" LO by DT Steffanie

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Here's a super cute layout from designer Steffanie to inspire you today:
Here's what Steffanie said about her layout:
"Time for a cute puppy layout for the latest sketch+stash challenge!
Here is what I used from the lists:

List 1 - polka dots (red washi)

List 2 - Queen & Co. (nails)
List 3 - red (love banner, paw prints in the pattern)
The diagonal cut in my layout is going the opposite direction from the sketch. This is more a matter of scrapbooker error than intentional design. I seem to have trouble with diagonal cuts which is probably why I shy away from doing them outside of challenges. LOL! Luckily it still worked out!
I straightened out the photo block. I don't know...just too many angles for me and I liked the look better this way. The title stayed in the same location though and then I just played around with some embellishments until I was satisfied."

Here's the challenge: 
For more information on this challenge,
or the June Stash Challenge please click HERE. 

Now it's your turn to try it! :) 

Happy Scrappin'! 

June 15, 2016

June Sketch + 3 Challenge Reveal with GDT Stacy Harper-Watson

Hello and Happy Wednesday! :) 

It's time to reveal our Sketch +3 Sketch Challenge!

The challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch above and 
YOU MUST choose at least one item from each list.
Example: Pebbles, Quote & Rub On

Mix it up anyway you want as long as you have at least (1) item from each row.
When posting your layout, you must include in your write up what items you used,
to be considered for the random prize drawing.

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines
Entries are due: June 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

Here's the prize you are playing for this month is:

Our June Guest Designer is 
Stacy Harper-Watson

Here's her wonderful layout:
"Stacy here with my Totally Love This Brilliant Smile layout that I made for the SOS Sketch +3 Challenge. I really am always so inspired by sketches and this cool one from Brenda Ragsdale was definitely a great challenge. The first thing I did was turn the sketch on its side. I decided that I wanted to use one large photo instead of 4 smaller ones so I printed out this awesome photo of my oldest daughter in a 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 size. Then I grabbed one of my kits from The Scraproom and got busy. Since the sketch was such a unique shape I wanted this layout to be pretty clean and simple so I wrapped the title work around the matted photo and then just added a few embellishments to finish. My +3 are from List 1 - Polka Dots, from List 2 - Quartz and from List 3 - Red. I love how things turned out"

Now it's your turn! 
Make sure you upload your layout on the side bar before June 29th! 

June 14, 2016

Announcing Our New Design Team

We are excited to announce our Design Team for the July ~ December 2016 term.  
First we want to thank everyone who took the time to submit an application.   We received so many amazing submissions, and as always, it was difficult selecting just four new designers to add to our team.  

Join with us in congratulating and welcoming our new Design Team Members as well as our
returning Design Team Members.
Visit their blogs, check out their creative work, and leave them some love!
Start looking for the amazing inspiration each one of them will be sharing with us, inspired by our bi-monthly challenges. starting July 1st.

Ladies we are so honored that each of you have agreed to take on another term!
YOU ladies ROCK!

Patricia Barnett

Sherri Caramico

Asa Johansson

Zsoka Marko

Rachelle Olaridge

Marie Claude Rodier

Steffanie Sieler

Renee Timmerman

Cassie Wiscarson

And now for the
that will be joining our awesome, talented team...

Aurelie Cormier

Michelle Henderson

Carmen Crosseti Henriquez

Natsuko Suzuki 

At the end of the month, we will be saying goodbye to two of our current designers, and thanking them for their awesome talented contributions and commitment to Scrap Our Stash.  Until then, continue to enjoy the fabulous inspiration our current team will be providing you throughout the month of June. 

Make sure you return tomorrow for the reveal of our 
June Sketch +3 Challenge and the amazing layout our 
June Guest Designer, Stacy Harper-Watson
created inspired by the challenge!
Have a great day!

June 13, 2016

"Awesome Dad" Layout by Rochelle Spears

Hi there!
Today Rochelle is sharing the awesome layout she created inspired by the
June Book Inspired Stash Challenge:
"I had been wanting to scrap this Father's Day photo for quite some time and this challenge inspired me to pull it out and scrap it! Love challenges like this! :)I was inspired by the DAD on the cover of the book (of course) and so happy that this collection (Simple Stories Hey Pop) had just enough yellow to "pop" on my layout! I also was inspired by Stuck?! Sketches."

Here's a look at the challenge.   For complete challenge details and rules
click HERE

And here is the prize you are playing for this month...

Enjoy your day and make sure you stop by and visit us tomorrow, we will be announcing our design team for the Jul ~ Dec 2016 term!!!!

June 12, 2016

"Dreaming of Flower and Sunshine" Layout by DT Renee

Today we are showcasing a beautiful layout created by Designer Renee 
inspired by the
"I loved the challenge this month! I have been taking tons of photos of my dad recently- so it works great for Fathers from the book. The reason for taking so many pictures of my dad is recently we've been spoiling our dog Sienna with adventures all over. Sienna and my father are two peas in a pod so of course- can't get a picture without him in it! I loved mixing a lot of my stash papers and embellishments together- with the common base of flowers and yellow! It turned out perfect :-) 
\Cant wait to see what you guys come up with from this inspiration!!"

The challenge that inspired Renee's page:
For complete challenge details and rules, ckick HERE

And....the prize you are playing for this month:
Thank you stopping by today and make sure you return to more for yet another
day of design team inspiration.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

June 11, 2016

"Today" Layout by DT Marie

One of the great things about having a diversely, talented design team is that
I'm constantly inspired by their ideas.
Today Designer Marie shares her gorgeous layout
inspired by the 
June Book Inspired Stash Challenge:
"Of course I had to use a picture of my husband with this book cover inspiration. He is a wonderful dad to our 2 little boys. 
My starting point was the pops of yellow. I used several shades of yellow, from pale to dark, combined with ocre and brown. I added flower lace, metal embellishments, enamel dots, teinted chipboards and cheese cloth. I really like the vintage feeling and look of this layout. It's fun to get out of our comfort zone once in a while."

Here's the challenge:
Inspired by Marie's beautiful layout and/or the challenge?
We would love to see how you are inspired by this moth's book cover....
click HERE for complete details and rules for the challenge. 

You have until June 29th to link up your entry for a chance to win this month's awesome prize: 
Have a great day and make sure you return tomorrow for more 
Design Team inspiration!

June 10, 2016

"How To Surprise Dad" Layout by Zsoka

Today's feature is an amazing layout inspired by SOS Designer Zsoka,
inspired by the 
"Hey there scrappy friends, Zsoka back with you today with a new inspiration. This time for the book cover challenge! This one had me stumped for a moment (a very long moment that is ha!) because I was so focused on the title and kept thinking about what photos I have that would match this title... Well it took me weeks to realize I could just go back in time with my photos because I do actually have several about my boyfriend's birthday surprises etc from when our son was smaller. I found these cute photos from when we made some wrapping paper for my boyfriend's birthday presents. We just made some easy and quick (maybe not so quick!) hand prints. As you can see in the photos, my son really loved this project :). So did his daddy! 
I also added pops of yellow to fit the requirements of this challenge!

I can't wait to see what you guys come up with this month!
Thanks for stopping by,"

And the challenge that inspired this Zsoka's awesome layout....
Click HERE for challenge details and rules.
Create a layout inspired by this month's challenge and link it up by June 29th for a chance to win this month's prize:
Hope you enjoyed today's inspiration. 
 We’ll be back tomorrow with more design team inspiration!