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:

Scraps & Stash April 12

This week’s Scraps & Stash Saturday is coming to you from the road once again. I am at a retreat at the remote but beautiful Camp Harris, where there is no wi-fi, but the company can’t be beat. Sadly, there won’t be a video this week, but I’ll be back to normal by next weekend for sure.

This month I’m following along with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog, which in a funny twist of fate, picked this month to follow the CSI: Color, Stories Inspiration blog. Ah, isn’t the Internet just one big happy family?

The case file chosen is this one, #112:

April Inspiration

So let’s get started, shall we? My first layout using this month’s Scraps and Stash Kit is titled “J’adore New Orleans”

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I was able to use the Amy Tangerine Ready, Set, Go paper for the background. I layered on some scraps and bits from an old Girls Paperie line called Paper Girl, and embellished with Basic Grey canvas heart stickers and Studio Calico wood veneer cameras. (I’m down to just a handful of them now, and I still love using them!)

The story behind this layout is just about how New Orleans feels like no other city. There, everyone is welcome and no one is a stranger. I spent a few days there during Spring Break, and my best friend and I had the best time touring the city, mostly on foot.

I struggled forEVER on the placement of the goodies on this page till I finally found an arrangement I liked, then got it stuck down. It’s not like it’s going to be on display in Times Square, or even Jackson Square, for goodness sake!

The second layout is simply titled “La Petite Grocery.”

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On this, I used up more of the Girls Paperie bits, as well as some Fancy Pants patterned paper, BoBunny stickers, another Basic Grey canvas sticker, and another wood veneer camera. This layout actually came together fairly easily – maybe because I’d had some sleep since creating the last one.

This page tells a snippet about my reason for wanting to eat at La Petite – I’d seen its owner/head chef, Justin Devillier on Top Chef New Orleans, and had determined that I had to try his cooking. Long story short, I did, and it was fabulous!

And here’s what’s left after making my projects: Still several sheets of cardstock (two of which I’m cutting into overlays with my Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge), five or six uncut patterned papers, lots of stickers and journaling cards, and tons of little bits and baubles for embellishing.

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So that’s it for this week – I’d love to see your stash kits and projects! Leave me a comment, and I’ll be sure to swing by and leave you some love!