March 2015 Scraps & Stash Kit
Hello again, and welcome a whole new month of Scraps & Stash Saturday! Today I’m back to share with you my product picks for this month’s Scraps & Stash kit, and I want to encourage you to play along by assembling your own kit. If you do, be sure to share your photos in the Facebook group, then start creating and share your work with the group as well! We’re all there to support each other and use up our stash, and it just wouldn’t be the same without you!

Let’s take a look at March’s kit.

The Inspiration

Okay, okay. So maybe I have a bit of a problem. For the second time this year, my kit is based on a little bit of new stash that I recently acquired. I just couldn’t resist the Simple Stories SN@P planner accessories from ScrapbookSteals.com, and I picked up a few things. When they arrived, I was even more excited seeing them in person, and I just couldn’t wait to start playing. So I built a kit around the colors and mood of the goodies I got. Hey, if loving deals is wrong, I don’t want to be right!

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The Kit

Here’s what I’ve assembled from my stash:

11 sheets of 12×12 double-sided patterned paper
4 sheets of 12×12 single-sided paper
1 package of three 6 x 8 SN@P pockets/envelopes
1 package of SN@P alphabet stickers
1 package of SN@P washi paper tape
1 package of SN@P paper clips
1 package of flair buttons
3 3×4 journal cards
1 package of journal cards
1 card of epoxy brads
2 sheets of cork stickers
1 package of flair buttons

The Projects

I’ve put a lot of patterned paper into this kit, with several doubles for 2 page spreads. I think I can get 3 or 4 double page spreads and maybe as many single pages out of the kit, depending on what photos and time I have available. As always, I reserve the right to add neutral or solid-color cardstock or scraps to stretch the kit if the inspiration strikes. I’ll be back next week to share the first of the projects here.

Meanwhile, why not pop over to the Facebook group and show us what you’ve come up with? Can’t wait to see YOUR March Scraps & Stash kit!

Watch the video to see it all:

October 11

Welcome back for another week of Scraps & Stash Saturday! This week I’ve got two layouts to share with you – one double page spread, and one single. Let’s take a look:

Layout 1

The first page uses yellow patterned paper from Studio Calico’s Snippets line, with some tone-on-tone red and gray and white chevron layered in. The layout is photo-heavy, so the embellishing is minimal – trying to strike a balance, you know? I added a few small things, like chipboard stickers and an epoxy brad, and my favorite element: a piece of a cut apart sheet that says “Throwback.” Perfect for the theme of my  page! (Yes, that’s a really weird photo of me, but it’s the one one I have, and I really needed something to fill up that space!) Layout 2

The second layout is this single page titled “Graduation 2013.” I used a very feminine-looking piece of My Mind’s Eye lined paper for the background. Since the subject of my page is my son, I needed to do a little bit of scrappy prestidigitation on it. I layered pieces of patterned paper over the swirly girly parts and decorated around the area with wood veneer and cork pieces. A chalkboard label sticker and a few Snippits stickers finished it off.

Unfortunately, I forgot to get a shot of my kit leftovers after this round of scrapping. Fortunately, I’m retreating this weekend, so I’ll have lots of time to play with the kit AND to get a photo of the leftovers once I’m done. 🙂

As always, I’d love to see what you’re doing with your scraps and stash. Please share by leaving a comment and a link to your blog or gallery.

See you next week!