January 31, 2017

January Winners Announced!

Hello and Happy Tuesday Morning! 

It's now time to announce our January winners!
As always, it was very difficult to pick the top 3 because we had so many fabulous layouts!
Thank you all for participating!!! 
Our Design Team has voted and here's the
Top 3 Picks
( in order of link up)

#25 LisaM 

#26 Miki S.

#51 Tracy B.

One of you will be contacted and invited to be our Guest Designer for the month of March 2017! 
Please grab our new TOP 3 blinkie below so that you can BRAG on your own blog:

And now for our January RANDOMLY drawn winner…


You have won the following prize:
Please leave a comment below AND...email us at scrapourstash@gmail.com
with January 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 tomorrow for the reveal of our
Feb. Tic Tac Toe challenge and meet our January Guest Designer!

January 29, 2017

"Little Moments" by DT Rachelle Olaridge

Hello and Good Morning!

Today, Designer Rachelle shares this beautiful layout with us:
Rachelle said this about her layout:
"Hi there SOS friends! Rachelle here with you showing my inspiration for the Stash Challenge. I went with a black background and spritz splash. Loved working with this sketch, so simple. I used these items from my stash: G= Gold O=organza ribbon, A=Arrow, L=Leaves, S=Spritz/Stickers. Want to see more stop by my bloghttp://scrapping247365.blogspot.com/. Thanks for stopping by and waiting to see your challenge take."

Today is the last day to upload your layout for a chance to win the prize! 

Please see challenge information HERE

Have a great day! 

January 26, 2017

"Love This" LO by DT Michelle Mattie

Happy Thursday!

Today's inspiration is from our Designer Michelle.  Check out her awesome layout:
Michelle said this about her layout:
"For my first sketch with a twist challenge I decide to scrap a photo of my daughter and her aunt, taken this past summer. I used papers and embellishments from the gorgeous Posh collection by Simple Stories. I added some gesso to the background before applying the water colors. The hearts, flowers, camera and word LOVE were fussy cut from journaling cards and pattern paper. For the twist I used the following items from my stash: G - gesso, gold, O - overlay, A - arrow, ampersand, L - letter stickers, LOVE, S - staples, stitching, Simple Stories, splatters. I really love these word challenges as they make me look through my stash, and pick items I normally would not use. Thanks for stopping by, and I can't wait to see what you create!!"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

See you back tomorrow with more inspiration! :) 

January 25, 2017

"Dream Big Today" LO by DT Patricia Barnett

Hello Friends! 

Today we have a fantastic layout from Designer Patricia to share:
Patricia shares this about her layout:
"Fun sketch right? I always enjoy digging back in my stash and finding the right embellishments to add to a layout! Something about the little dog sticker I found, has nothing to do with my layouts, but I love dogs! 

I used the following in my layout: 

G - Gold Doodling
O - Orange Flower 
A - American Crafts
L - Layering
S - Simple Stories

Can't wait to see what you come up with!"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

Only a few more days to get your layout uploaded!!  :) 

January 24, 2017

"Toasting to 2017" LO by DT June Swart

It's Tuesday!  How are you all doing today? :) 

Here's an awesome layout from Designer June for inspiration:
June shares this about her layout:
"Love this sketch by Rochelle Spears and thought it worked well for my New Year’s photos. To give this page a festive evening look, I used a black background and glittery gold stars. (This look would also work well with concert, prom & date night pictures.) Just for fun, I added a Heidi Swapp sequin pouch on the left side. I really enjoyed the word twist to this challenge (GOALS) which pushed my creativity. I used: 

O-orange sequins, “Observations” word band
L-lined paper

You can see more details about this page on my blog superstickchick.blogspot.com. Looking forward to see what creative ideas you come up with for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

Have you started your layout yet?  Can't wait to see! 

January 23, 2017

"My Cute Girl" Layout by Designer Asa Johansson

Happy Monday!
Today we are showcasing a beautiful layout created by 
Designer Asa Johansson
inspired by the 
January Sketch Challenge:
"Hi my scrappy friends! 
It´s my turn to inspire you today for our Sketch challenge. 

I just LOVE this sketch! I was so busy loving it that I almost forgot the second part of the challenge... LOL!

But here´s my stash used for the first letters in the word GOALS: 

G - glitter
O - overlay
A - arrow
L - letter stickers
S - Simple Stories stickers

I hope you like my layout and find some inspiration from it. 
Can´t wait to visit your blogs and see your work. 

Have a nice day!

Here's a look at the sketch and don't forget the twist....
You must add a stash item from your stash that starts with each letter of the word - GOALS.
Click HERE for complete challenge details and rules.

Have a great day and return tomorrow for another day of 
January Sketch Challenge inspiration from our design team. 

January 22, 2017

"Lucky to Have Friends" LO by DT Michelle Henderson

Good Morning! 

Here's a beautiful layout from Designer Michelle for inspiration:
Michelle shares this about her layout:
"Hi scrappy friends!
My layout for today is very close to the sketch.
I bought one sheet of this orange Bella Blvd paper and the stickers, and couldn't wait to use it as it's so bright and lovely :)
I used
G - Geotag (love these by Charm Creations!)
O - Orange
A - Arrows and Amy Tangerine
L - Letter stickers and layers
S - Stickers, stencil

Come visit me at my blog www.artscrapz.co.nz to read more!"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

Have a wonderful day! :)  

January 21, 2017

"X-mas Lunch" LO by DT Karin Dahllof

Happy Scrapping Saturday!  

How's scrapping today?
Here's a wonderful layout from Designer Karin to get your scrapping Saturday going! 

Karin said the about her layout:
"These are the very first photos I scrap from the x-mas, I was thrilled to start and got a jump start with this challenge. The sketch is easy to work with. 
For the word challenge I have used:
G- gold
O - overlay
A- arrows
L - layering
S - stickers, Studio Calico, Simple Stories, stars...

The layering was fun! I have it under my overlay, there are two extra layers of paper. 
In this page I have used some very old papers and letter stickers and combined them with brand new stars of gold and arrow stickers. LOVE this way to work - why don't you also give it a try? Looking forward to see what you create. 
Love Kada"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

Have fun and see you back here tomorrow with more inspiration! 

January 20, 2017

"Winter Fun" LO by DT Carmen Henriquez

Woohoo! It's Friday! :) 

We are starting this scrappy weekend off with this wonderful layout by DT Carmen:
Carmen said this about her layout:
"Hello scrapfriends! We have a new challenge ar Scrap Our Stash! A great sketch with a twist!
Create a layout inspired by this sketch and add a stash item from your stash that starts with each letter of the word - GOALS.
Example - G-gold, O-overlay, A-Arrow, L-line paper, S-stickles. 
Most be a "stash" item. 
I used:
A - Arrow
L - LACE Stencil/Modeling paste

I hope you'll be inspired for this fabulous sketch and use that stash you have!"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

Have a wonderful day and see you back here tomorrow with more inspiration! 

January 19, 2017

"At The Zoo" LO by DT Sherri Caramico

It's time for more inspiration! 

Here's a wonderful layout from Designer Sherri:

Sherri said this about her layout:
"Hi again Scrappy friends! I’m loving the new twist on our Sketch “Plus” Challenges! I hope you find the new + a word format, just as much FUN as I did!

I flipped the sketch to the right side of the page, to accommodate the Giraffe on the base page. I've had that base page since 2011!! Take about scrapping my stash!! LOL! The photos are from our first trip to San Diego, back in July of 2011. We really enjoyed the Wild Animal Park, even though it was a very hot day. The Safari Ride was awesome, and so were the Giraffes and all of the animals we saw!

I used the following items for the "GOALS" Challenge:
G - Giraffe Paper, Green Enamel Dots, Giraffe Stickers
O - Orange Cardstock, Orange Enamel Dots, Olive Cardstock
A - Arrow, Alphabet (letters and stickers)
L - Lined Paper
S - Stickers
Looking forward seeing what you come up with! Happy Scrapping!

Blog Link: http://shercara.blogspot.com/2017/01/at-zoo-scrap-our-stash-sketch-goals.html"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE.

See you back tomorrow! :) 

January 18, 2017

"Time to Dance" LO by DT Cassie Wiscarson

Happy Hump Day! 

Today we have a wonderful layout from Designer Cassie for inspiration:

Cassie shares this about her layout:
"I love the new challenges that come out each year at Scrap Our Stash. For the second challenge this month it is a sketch + word challenge. I found this sketch super easy to work with and pretty much just stuck with it. For the word part I used: G- Grey, O – Orange, A – Alpha print, Aqua, L – Little B, Liquid Pearls, S – Spray Ink, Stars. The word challenges have always been one of my favorites because it really challenges me to look at my stash to pull out items that feature those letters. I can’t wait to see what you create!"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

See you tomorrow with more inspiration! 

January 17, 2017

"Precious Moments" LO by DT Natsuko Suzuki

Hello and Good Morning!

For today's inspiration, Designer  Natsuko created this lovely layout:
Natsuko said this about her layout:
"I chose G - glitter tape, O - organdy ribbon, A - alphas, L - liquid pearls, S - staples.

This time I rotated the sketch. I inked the background with turquoise paint and dotted liquid pearls on the upper and lower edge of the background paper. I used thickers alphas for the title and glitter tape for one of the borders and stapled them.I tied organdy ribbon on the clip, andtucked the ends under the popped up diecut.
And that completes my 5 choices of stash.
You and see more detail in
Can't wait to see what everyone's come up with!
Natsuko xxx"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!

Now it's your turn to try it out! Make sure upload your layout to the side bar! :) 

January 16, 2017

"Just Call Me Sophie" LO by DT Steffanie Seiler

Happy Monday! 

Today we have a fun awesome layout from Designer Steffanie for inspiration:
Stephanie said this about her layout:
"I took this sketch and flipped it horizontally. Instead of a second smaller photo, I chose to include a piece of memorabilia on top of a 6x4 journaling card. Otherwise the sketch is mostly preserved. I had a lot of fun with embellishments and color on this one!
My stash items for the word GOALS is as follows:
G - geo tag, graph paper (journal spot)
O - October Afternoon (star paper), orange
A - arrow
L- lined paper (journal card), letters (sticker)
S - Simple Stories, stars, scallops (border punch)"

Here's a look at the Sketch Challenge ~ Word "Goals"
You can find details about this challenge HERE!
See you tomorrow with more inspiration! 

January 15, 2017

January Sketch Challenge - "GOALS"

Hello and welcome to the first Sketch Callenge for the New Year! 

We've decided to change it up a bit... so this year we will be hosting a different type of sketch challenge.  Make sure you read the challenge details below. :) 

January Sketch Challenge:

The Challenge:
Create a layout inspired by this sketch AND add a stash item from your stash that starts with each letter of the word - GOALS.
Example - G-gold, O-overlay, A-Arrow, L-line paper, S-stickles. 
Items used for each letter must be a "stash" item.

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: January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

This beautiful layout we are sharing with you today
was inspired by the challenge, and created by our
January Guest Designer:
Reina Oshiro
Reina used the following items:
 G = Gold & GlossyAccents: The gold was used effectively to the whole, and the clear accent is performed by glossy accent in places.
O = Overlay: Two pieces of PhotoOverlay are used as a mat. 
A = Arrows: Paper clip of white arrows are applied. 
L = Love motif: Heart and Love are used. 
S = Stapler: The pink staplers are used for places.

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

Have a great day! 

January 13, 2017

Introducing Returning Designer Rachelle Olaridge

Happy Friday everyone!
Today concludes the introduction of our design team members for the Jan - June 2017 term.
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about each of our talented designers!
Scrap Our Stash is looking forward to all of the amazing inspiration this team
will be providing to share with our fans, inspired by our bi monthly challenges!

It's time now to meet our final designer,
Rachelle Olaridge

Rachelle is celebrating her fourth term with Scrap Our Stash and we are excited she has agreed to design with us another term.  
We're looking forward to the beautiful inspiration she will be sharing with us the next six months.
"Hi there. My name is Rachelle.I am a mother to 2 grown sons and grandmother to 2 beautiful grandchildren.

I was a 6th grade teacher for 7 years. As a result of failing health I am wheelchair bound and keeping busy is still my goal. Scrapbook is the best and rewarding therapy.

I started scrapbooking in 2008 when I viewed a friends work. My passion quickly turned into addiction for this type of artistry and I never looked back. I am very passionate about this interest. It's not just about creating albums but it is a work of art. I truly love the art of design in all aspects of life, Thus, here I am today enjoying my passion as therapy and inspiration for others. Each day is filled with being inspired, creating, providing inspiration through my work and treasuring the memories. I define my style using one word it would be Shabby Chic." I love beautifully embellished projects with lots and lots of detail. My love of flowers is reflected on most of my projects. I always have the urge to add a flower here or there. 

Although this is my true style, I easily adapt my style depending on the type of project. 

I love using a variety of techniques, elegant and fun elements. My style has been described as detailed, beautiful, and multifaceted. My greatest strength is attention to detail. I like to take the viewer on a visual journey of my inspirational designs.

And...for today's inspiration, Rachelle has created the beautiful layout below inspired by the
January Tic Tac Toe Stash Challenge:
Hello scrappers! Rachelle here and I am excited to share my challenge inspiration for you. I created a holiday page using my grandchildren as the focal point. I added a bit of mixed media background followed by 5+ patterned paper, red-white twine, and paint/mist.selected from the left of the Tic-Tac-Toe Board.

Want to see more stop by my blog:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Here's the challenge that inspired Rachelle's beautiful layout.
For complete challenge details and rules, click HERE
You have until January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to upload your layout for a chance 
to win this month's prize:

Make sure you stop back by the blog on 
Sunday, January 15th for the reveal of our 
January Sketch Challenge
and the awesome inspiration our January Guest Designer,
Reina Oshiro 
created to share with us!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

January 12, 2017

Introducing New Designer Michelle Mattie

It's day 11 of our Design Team introductions!
We are excited to have this talented designer joining our team!
Welcome aboard 
Michelle Mattie
we are looking forward to seeing the awesome inspiration you will be sharing with us!
"Hey everyone. My name is Michelle Mattie and I live on our family farm in a small community on the east coast of Canada. I work full time as a veterinary technician and have a daughter, who is the focus of most of my layouts. I started scrapbooking in 2003 after being invited to a home party and haven’t looked back!! I love challenges and use sketches on pretty much all my pages. Some signatures are machine stitching, handmade flowers and inks, in one form or another. I'm not sure how to describe my style. Sometimes it can be clean and simple, and other times it can get pretty messy . I love texture and dimension on my layouts. When I'm not scrapping, I love to putter outside, play volleyball, read or work on wool applique. I am super excited to be on the Scrap Our Stash team, and can’t wait to share my first reveal with you!!"

Take a look at the wonderful layout Michelle created inspired by the
January Tic Tac Toe Challenge

"Just Us Girls"
"I love tic tac toe challenges!!! There are so many possibilities!!! I decided to use the vertical row on the left: paint/mist, 5+ patterned papers and twine. The photo is of my daughter and her puppy Saxon, just hanging out. The pattern papers and embellishments used were from Fancy Pants' 'Millie & June' collection. 
Thanks for stopping by!!"

Here's a look at the challenge:  
Want to play along....click HERE for complete challenge details and rules.

Upload your entries no later than
January 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)
for a chance to win the following prize

Have a great day and return tomorrow for our last design team introduction!