October 31, 2016

October Winners Announced!!!

Hello and Happy Monday! 
First of all, Thank you to everyone who played along with our October challenges!

It's time to announce our October winners!
We had so many great layouts linked up for both challenges,
it makes it a really hard to narrow down to three.
And as always, it is great seeing such diverse creative ideas!

Our Design Team has voted and here's our October
Top 3 Picks
( in order of link up)

#1 Miki S. 

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

And now for our October RANDOMLY drawn winner…


You have won the following prize:

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

Here's our WINNERS blinkie below to add to your blog:
Thank you for stopping by today!  
Make sure you visit us Tuesday for the reveal of our
November Book Inspired Stash Challenge
and to meet our 
November Guest Designer!

For those of you who will be out tonight....

From Scrap Our Stash

October 28, 2016

"Simply Fun" LO by Rachelle

Happy Friday!

Today's inspiration is brought to you by Designer Rachelle.
 Check out her fun layout:
Here's what Rachelle shares about her layout:

"Hi there SOS friends. Rachelle here today sharing my challenge design. I started by flipping the sketch and building on a black background. Love paper layering with torn edges. Finished up using my list: Diecut, envelope, and flower cluster.  Thanks for stopping by and will be looking forward to seeing your creative layout. See Ya Soon!
Blessings and Hugs!!!!"

Tomorrow is the last day to get your layout uploaded to 
the side bar for a chance to win the prize.

Here's the challenge:
You can find more information HERE.

Have a great weekend!

October 27, 2016

"Fun Winter" LO by DT Aurelie

Hello Friends! 

Todays inspiration is this lovely layout by Designer Aurelie:
Aurelie said this about her layout:
"I know I've said it before, but I really do love how SOS is making me use some of the scrappy stash I've been holding onto for years. Recognize these patterned papers? Most of them are from one of Heidi Swapp's very first collections - No Limits, c. 2012. There are also pieces from BoBunny's more recent Pop Quiz collection as well as one of We R Memory Keepers's Shine collection. I also added a few extra pieces from Heidi Swapp's No Limit collection (the banner pieces and a journalling card), some Stampin' Up cardstock and transparency pieces, a Pink Paislee tab, some Magic Mesh, Basic Grey and October Afternoon alphas, a few splats of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, hand-stitching using two snowflake stitching templates - one from Bazzill Basics and the other, from American Crafts - along with some DMC floss, buttons I've had on hand since forever, and Fancy Pants chipboard alphas I covered with BoBunny patterned paper. Those chipboard alphas, my goodness, I've had for almost ten years, now. I used to use them as stencils - tracing letters onto the back of patterned papers and fussy-cutting them out so that I could keep the chipboard for other projects. Well. My alpha collection has grown exponentially since then. I still traced the letters onto the back of patterned papers, but I glued the papers onto the chipboard pieces and off they went onto my layout. 
As for my items on the three lists? Yes, that's right! I was inspired by the three showcased colors and used them as accents on my layout. Love how this one turned out! Photos taken in 2004 by my sister, Ginette."

Click HERE for more information! 

You only have a couple of days left to upload your layout! 
See you back here tomorrow with more inspiration!

October 25, 2016

"Hello Life" LO by DT Marie

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Today's inspiration is from our Designer Marie.
Take a look at her wonderful layout:
Here's what Marie said about her layout, 
"Usually I tend to freely interprets sketches. But for once, I tried to stay close to this one, and I didn't use any medium on my layout! I like to do it once in a while as I'm still a big fan of traditional scrapbooking. I love using patterned papers to create an harmonious layout.
From the Pick Lists, I chose Desert (Kraft and desert are pretty similar, right?)
I also picked the envelop, one as a badge (this one was too easy!), but I also created one that is tucked behind my pictures.

Finally, I went with flowers, since they are my favorite embellishments."

Here's another look at the challenge:
For more information on this challenge 
or the Oct. Stash challenge, Please visit: 

Have a great day! 

October 24, 2016

January ~ June 2017 Design Team Open Call

Scrap Our Stash is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our next term.  We are in search of Designers who are enthusiastic, reliable and committed.  We welcome International, past and present designer submissions.   Designers with no prior experience are also encouraged to apply.

Dates to Remember:
  • Last day for submissions:   November 10, 2016
  • New Design Team will be announced:  November 29, 2016
  • New Design Reveals: January 1 ~ January 14, 2017
SOS Design Team Requirements:
  • Commit to a 6 month term: January 1 –  June 30, 2017
  • Complete 2 LAYOUTS a month (Challenges are posted 2-3 months in advance with due dates)
  • Visit challenge participants blogs and leave comments.
  • Maintain an active and updated blog.
  • Post our challenges, events, and your projects on your blog on reveal day and link back to the SOS Blog.
  • Promote SOS challenges and events on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Display the SOS “Design Team Blinkie” on your blog   
  • Actively participate in one blog hop or event during the term.  
  • Submit your DT reveals no later than five days before scheduled post.
  • Have a Facebook account.  Our Design Team Group is on FB and that is how we communicate with the team.
  • A link to your blog and your photo will be displayed on the SOS blog, which has a large following.
  • Your creations will be promoted through several online sources.
  • You will be a part of a group of fun loving,  drama free scrappers!
Please include the following in your application: 
  • First and Last Name, Email Address and Location
  • Link to your Blog
  • List of Current Design Teams
  • 1 -2 short paragraphs letting us know a little about you.  

Email your application to: scrapourstash@gmail.com with Design Team Call in the subject line

NOTE:   This call is for 12 x 12 traditional layout designers only!!!

October 23, 2016

"True Beauty Comes from Within" LO by Asa

Hello There!

Today's inspiration comes from our Designer Asa.  Check out her awesome layout:
Asa shares this about her layout:
"Hi there scrappy friends. ├ůsa here today sharing my page for the latest Sketch + 3 challenge. 
As you can see I flipped the sketch because I think it fits my photo better. Instead of that angled paper I used flowers in the same angle. Lovely sketch to work with!

Stash used:
#1 Diecut
#2 Envelope
#3 Flowers

I hope you want to join us for this fun Sketch +3 Challenge! 

Here's the challenge:
Please click HERE for more information 
on this challenge and the Oct. Stash challenge.

Happy Scrapping!

October 22, 2016

"Beautiful" LO by DT Michelle

Hello Friends!!!

Today's inspiration is from our Designer Michelle.  Check out her lovely layout: 
Here's what Michelle said about her layout:
"I love this sketch: fitted these photos perfectly! 
From the lists I used Diecut (the little leaves) Envelope (also in the cluster) and Flowers.
For this and more visit me at https://artscrapz.blogspot.com/"

Here's the challenge:
For more information, click HERE.

Lets have a scrappy day! 

October 21, 2016

"Explore Life" LO by DT Zsoka

Happy Friday!
Let's get this weekend started with this fabulous layout by Designer Zsoka:
"Hello there scrappy friends, Zsoka here with you today with a new layout for the sketch and stash challenge! 

Sometimes when I have a sketch, I choose a collection to work with that I haven't yet used or haven't used in ages. This time I was determined to use some of the remainders of my Hip Kits from July (at least I think it was July). Honestly, this is why I love my monthly SOS assignments because I can use my stash and often I really have to go through it to find something from the lists above!

Originally I was going to follow the sketch quite closely, but then I realized my papers are just waaaay too busy to add so many layers. So I skipped the top layers. Also, I noticed that my child is looking in the wrong direction in the photo haha! When I had the photo on the right like in the sketch, he was looking off the page and it just looked weird. However I really wanted to use this photo...so I flipped over the sketch and what should be on the right is now on the left side.
As my papers were pretty colourful, I added a black mat under one of them, black stitching to another and a black outline to the third to break up all the patterns. My chipboard title didn't stand out so I painted the bottom part with water colors and outlined it with a black pen.
From the lists I chose: a Doodlebug clip, Elle's Studio wood veneer and flowers (floral paper).
I hope you'll play along with us this month too! Happy creating and thanks for stopping by X"

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

Have a great weekend! 

October 20, 2016

"Venice Memories" LO by DT Carmen


Today Designer Carmen is sharing this wonderful layout to inspire us:
Carmen said this about her layout:
"Hi scrappy friends! For this month Sketch and stash challenge I did start choosing my photos, as always. Then I did go thru my stash to find all the elements for it. Here I choose from List 1 - Desert, from List 2 - Envelope and English Green and from List 3 - Flowers and French Wine. I hope you will join us for this great challenge this month!"

For more information about this challenge
Click HERE!

Let's get it going! Upload your layout before Oct. 29th
for a chance to win the monthly prize! :) 

Have a great day! 

October 19, 2016

"Things" LO by DT Sherri

Hello Everyone!

Check out this awesome layout from Designer Sherri:
Sherri shared this about her layout:
"I've had theses papers in my stash for some time....waiting for just the right photo(s) and layout. I love the tag in this sketch - as tags are my favorite way to include a little bit of journaling in my layouts. For the +3 part of the challenge, I used:
1. Desert - base page
2. Envelop - that I actually made out of one of the papers
3. French Wine - in the pattern paper and embellies

We had a spur of the moment "Family Game Night" with my brothers-in-laws and sister-in-laws. We played one of our favorite games "Things!" We had lots of fun laughing together!

I Love this photo of us!! Yes, it is a selfie - and I had to angle it like that to fit us all in! Don't wait for a special occasion to spend time with those you love - get together and laugh and have fun whenever you can. Life is too short and you never know what tomorrow might bring!

Hoping you will play along with us this month - I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!"

Have you seen the challenge:
Now it's your turn to try out this challenge! 
For more information on this challenge click HERE.

Happy Scrapping! :) 

October 18, 2016

"Reach to the Sky" LO by DT Cassie

Happy HUMP day! 

Today we are sharing Designer Cassie's beautiful layout to inspire us

and to get us over the HUMP! :)
Here's what Cassie shared about her layout:
"For this month’s sketch + challenge I stuck really close to the sketch. I loved the variety of papers this sketch uses. I grabbed three photos from a one of our summer trips and started pulling out some patterned paper to get started. For the list I used: Doodlebug (enamel dots), Diecut (the ampersand), Envelope, Flowers. I hope you will play along with us this month! I can’t wait to see what you create with this challenge!"

Here's the challenge:

Click HERE for more information. 
Such a fun sketch, right? :)  Let's get a layout done! 
See you back tomorrow with more inspiration! 

October 17, 2016

"Happy" LO by Designer Natsuko

Hello and Happy Monday!

Let's start the week off with this fabulous layout from Designer Natsuko!
Here's what Natsuko said about her layout:
"LIST1 - Diecut, LIST2 - Envelope, LIST3 - Flowers
Since 'flowers' is one of the choices I made, I decided to use pictures of my daughter in a cosmos field. I wanted to make this layout elegant and dreamy, so I cut out flowers, butterflies and other sweet parts from the paper and popped some up. I also wrote a journal on a tag and put it inside the envelope. You can see more details here;
I can't wait to see everyone else's layouts!! xxx"

Here's the challenge:
Click HERE for more information on this challenge.
See you back tomorrow with more inspiration! 

October 16, 2016

"A Strong Defense" LO by DT Steffanie Seiler

Hello and Good Morning!

Today we are sharing this awesome layout from our Designer Steffanie:
Stephanie said this about her layout:
"I'll admit, I rarely ever think about angling papers on a layout while I'm creating. This sketch has a large angled strip in the background and I considered not including it, but I'm so glad I did. I'm finding myself saying...wow. What an impact that makes. This layout would definitely not have the same feel without it. I loved this sketch and actually used a 6x6 pad for the whole thing, piecing them together to appear like longer strips. Since the patterns were pretty small and busy, it worked. Now I want to try it again with regular sized paper!

My stash items are as follows:
List 1 - Doodlebug Designs
List 2 - Elle's Studio (journal tabs)
List 3 - Fiskars (border punch"

Here's the sketch challenge that inspired Steffanie:
For more information about this challenge, 
Click HERE.

Now it's your turn!
Lets see what you create with this challenge! :) 

October 15, 2016

Sketch +3 Challenge with GDT Judy Willey

Hello and Happy Saturday!

October 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: Doodlebug, English Green, Flowers

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: October 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

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

This wonderful layout we are sharing with you today was 
inspired by the challenge, and created by our
October Guest Designer
Judy Willey
"Happy Day"
Judy shared this with us about her layout:
"For the October 15 challenge I have chosen the Desert Colour as my background, the Envelop for the tag pocket, and used Fiskars punches for the tags. Like so many of my photos these were taken at the beach and I have used beach themed papers and some real shells collected at the beach as well as a wooden shell embellishment. The choices available from the lists make it so easy to create a layout for this fun challenge."

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

Have a great day!

October 14, 2016

"I Am" Layout by DT Rachelle Olaridge

Hello and thank you for you stopping by!
Today we are showcasing the beautiful layout SOS Designer Rachelle created
inspired by the
"Hi there SOS friends. Rachelle here today sharing my challenge design take. I was so inspired by this awesome book cover colors. I applied a clock and and key shown on the cover as well. For this layout I went with a mixed media background, layers of patterned paper, and a simple floral cluster. This challenge requires string and thread which was easily applied. I really liked the picture of my nurse that cares for me each day. I hope you have been inspired to get started on your layout to enter this challenge. You will be so glad you did.
Thanks for stopping SOS! See Ya Soon!

{Stash-String & Thread}

Inspired by Rachelle's lovely layout?
Here's a look at the challenge, why not create a layout and show us what inspires
you about this month's book cover:
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE

Have a wonderful day and make sure you stop back by tomorrow to check
out the reveal of our October Sketch +3 Challenge and to see the
awesome layout our October Guest Designer, Judy Willey
created inspired by the challenge.  

October 13, 2016

"Love This" Layout by DT Aurelie Cormier

Hi there friends of SOS!
Check out the incredible layout SOS Designer Aurelie created 
inspired by our 
"When I first saw this challenge, I immediately thought of the Fancy Pants Good Fellows collection paired with this photo. I used tons of the collection on here: patterned papers (both 12X12 and 6X6), tags, ephemera, a puffy dot sticker, and corrugated cardstock. I also added some 7 Gypsies patterned paper, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Basic Grey basic alphas and metal stars, Prima alphas, an American Crafts title sticker, splats of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, a Heidi Swapp rubon, and hand-stiching using a Bazzil Basics stitching template and some DMC floss (perfect for using twine, thread or string as per this month's challenge rules). Sketch by Laura Whitaker. Photo by Philippe Dumas."

And the challenge that inspired this incredible page...
Click HERE for complete challenge details and rules!

Enjoy the rest of your and day and remember to stop back by tomorrow for more
Design Team inspiration!

October 11, 2016

"Adorable" Layout by DT Marie Rodier

Hi there!
Today we are sharing a layout created by SOS Designer Marie
inspired by our
October Book Inspired Stash Challenge:
"I was inspired by the color scheme - cream, rust, deep turquoise - what a great combo for a fall layout! I used Prima natural cord, this month's twist, to circle my picture and emphasize it. My background is made of masking tape, modelling paste and sprays."

And the challenge that inspired Marie's amazing layout:

Click HERE for complete challenge details and rules!
We would love for you to play along and show us how this month's book cover inspires you!

Upload you take on this challenge by Oct 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to be entered into
our prize drawing for this month's awesome prize pkg:

Have a great day and we are looking forward to seeing everyone's take on this challenge!

October 9, 2016

"Adventure" Layout by DT Asa Johansson

Good morning!
Today SOS Designer Asa is sharing a lovely layout she created 
inspired by the
Lovely book cover to be inspired by! 
I was inspired by the investigation theme. My twin girls (in the picture) loved to investigate everything when they were younger. They also loved to taste everything, not that fun though..... 

I hope you want to join us for this fun Book cover challenge! Can´t wait to see your work!

Here's a look at the challenge.
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE
Link up your layout by October 31st, 11:59 PM (PST) for a chance to win this 
month's prize:

Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great week!

October 8, 2016

"Family" Layout by DT Michelle Henderson

Today we are showcasing a lovley layout created by SOS Designer Michelle
inspired by the
"Hi Paper fans!
I looked at this book cover for quite a while and overthought it until I realised "Just use the colour scheme!!!" so I did, going with the Kraft and Teal, plus I added a little gold key charm :)
I loved the way it turned out in the end, I hope you do too and you can see inspiration in the simplest things!"

Here's a look at the challenge
Click HERE for complete challenge details and rules
Thank you for visiting us today and we hope you return tomorrow to check out 
the inspiration our next designer has prepared to share with you!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

October 7, 2016

"So Dapper" Layout by DT Zsoka Marko

Happy Friday!!!!
Today's fabulous feature is the creative work of talented SOS Designer Zsoka
inspired by the

"Hey there scrappy friends,
Zsoka here with you today with a layout I created for the book inspired stash challenge! When I saw this book I knew right away what collection I would use. I mean, this screams Fancy Pants Good Fellows right?! I love love love this line! I know, I say this about each Fancy Pants line, but well, it's what it is, I'm just a big fan! 
Since I already did quite a few layouts with Good Fellows, I didn't have an awful lot of 12x12 papers left but luckily I still found some that made a good background. 
I wanted to recreate the gentleman as my main design element and I remembered I had some cut file that was perfect for this. I cut each piece from different patterned paper, and I finally found a good use for the silver foil paper in this collection! Perfect for the glasses! I outlined each shape with a black marker so they stand out more.
This collection is full of ties and I haven't used them so far. I found the perfect picture of my son that I took many years ago at Christmas and he was wearing a tie. Just for fun I tried if I can hide his tie behind the puffy sticker tie and it was the perfect size for my photo, I loved it! So I left it on the photo :). 
I added some layers of patterned papers behind my photo as well as some tags (this is where I used the twine as per challenge rules) and ephemera pieces. Some wood veneer is always good...The Right Now piece is also from Fancy Pants, the camera clip I am not sure, the Cutie piece is from Elle's Studio. 
For my title I used the Good Fellows alphas. Unfortunately I don't have a lot left so I had to get creative with my E there! I think it was an ampersand that I then cut up for this!
I hope you like what you see and join us in this challenge! You have till end of the month to link up your projects! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by"

And the challenge that inspired this awesome page:
You have until October 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries for a chance
to win this month's prize:

The team is looking forward to seeing how each of our challenge participants 
are inspired by this month's book cover.

Have a great weekend and remember, more inspiration posted tomorrow,
so stop by and see what our next designer created to share with you.