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:

February Scrap Kit

Hello, and welcome to a brand new month of Scraps & Stash Saturday! I’m so inspired by this month’s kit, and I hope you will be too. I’d love to have you play along in February by pulling together a kit of your own. 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!

So, what’s in store for February?

The Inspiration

I checked out one of my favorite stash-busting sites, Counterfeit Kit Challenge, and saw that they were modeling their February kit after a travel-themed one from Scrapbook.com, so I thought I’d give it a whirl too. My kit looks similar to the inspiration kit in some ways, but very different in others. For example, I chose a roll of gold striped washi tape inspired by the gold in the SB.com kit. I also picked a sheet of map-patterned paper, some tiny type alphabet stickers (my favorite!), some flair buttons, and some bling. But my color scheme is very different from the original kit, and the patterned papers aren’t quite as literally travel-themed.

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The Kit

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

6 sheets of 12×12 double-sided patterned paper
6 sheets of 12×12 single-sided paper
3 sheets of leftover stickers
1 packages of SN@P label stickers
1 package of Project Life journaling cards
1 package of flair buttons
1 roll of washi tape
1 card of brads, buttons, and twine
1 package of wood veneers from Close to My Heart
1 partially-used sheet of bling star stickers
1 package of sheer die-cut photo frames

The Projects

I expect to get at least 2 double-page spreads, plus about 4 single pages out of this kit. There is potential for more, and I reserve the right to add neutral or solid-color cardstock to stretch the kit if the inspiration strikes. I’ll be back next week to share the first of those 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 February Scraps & Stash kit!

Hello, and welcome to a new Workshop Kit Wednesday featuring Simple Stories’ DIY Boutique collection. I’m back today to show you the remaining two of the “Core 4” layouts created using this kit.

The first layout uses a grid patterned paper background layered on top of solid cardstock and embellished with chipboard stickers, frames, journal boxes, and enamel dots.

Layout 2

Layout 2 Detail 1

The second layout includes bits and layers of patterned paper, with brightly colored accents all around.

Layout 3

Layout 3 Detail 1

Layout 3 Detail 2

I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into April’s Workshop Kit. There’s still time to grab one of your own. Just head on over to the Workshop Kits link and add one to your cart. You’ll not only receive all the supplies to create these layouts and more, but you’ll also have full-color, step-by-step instructions to guide you along the way. So what are you waiting for?

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Today I’d like to share with you the first of the “Core 4” layouts for this month’s workshop kit using Simple Stories’ DIY Boutique papers and embellishments.

Let me say – this kit is SO MUCH FUN to work with! The bright colors and playful accessories make for can’t-go-wrong scrapping. Check it out:

Double page spread

Double page spread

This double-pager uses the blue card stock as a background for the bright floral print and black and white text patterned papers. A couple of frames, journal cards, chipboard stickers and fussy-cut pieces add the finishing details.

Chipboard stickers, die cut frame and journal card

Chipboard stickers, die cut frame and journal card

Die cut and chipboard embellishments

Die cut and chipboard embellishments

Cutout title and patterned paper pennants

Cutout title and patterned paper pennants

See what I mean? Pure fun! Pick up your kit today and play along with full-color instructions, or put your own spin on things and see what you can come up with! Head on over to the Workshop Kits page today to order yours!