July 31, 2015

July Winners Announced!!!

Hello Crafters! 
It's time to announce the Top 3 picks and the July random winner!!
But first we would like to thank everyone who played along!

As always, we had a wonderful response to our challenges during the month of July!
So thank you so much!

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

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

Our Guest Sketch Artist this month, Em Stafrace has a large digital designer following and one of her followers played along to support Em and uploaded this awesome layout and we just had to feature her layout since her layout is not eligible for the TOP 3 or the monthly prize:
Thank you 
for sharing this fabulous layout you created inspired by Em's sketch

And now for our July randomly drawn winner…

Congratulations Sandi, you have won the following prize...
The ScrapRoom's July Flavor of the Month Kit

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

Here's our WINNERS blinkie below to add to your blog:

Special Thanks 
to our 
July Guest Sketch Artist
The Scrap Our Stash team appreciates your support!!!

Everyone make sure you stop by tomorrow for our August Stash Challenge!!!
Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

July 29, 2015

"Enjoy Life" LO by Rochelle

Hello Crafters!

Today is the last day to upload your layouts for both July challenges.  You can find more information on both challenges HERE

But before we close out the month, here's one last layout by Rochelle:
Here's what Rochelle shares about her layout:
"I love scrapping my niece! She is so photogentic! This is a layout of her enjoying life in Hawaii! For the challenge I added a banner off the small photo." 

Here's the sketch created by Emma Stafrace:

Thanks for stopping for the daily inspirations!  Now it's time to get your layouts uploaded!! :) 

July 28, 2015

"Oistins" LO by DT Carole


Today, we are sharing DT Carole's layout to inspire you:
Here's what Carole shares with us:

"Hi everyone, Caroleanne here with you today. I loved this challenge, I love sketches as they are a great jumping off point for your creativity. I chose to turn this one on its side! For more details and items used please visit me here 

Here's the sketch:

Tomorrow is the last day to upload your layouts for this challenge and the July Stash challenge! 

And for more information about this challenge, Click HERE!

July 27, 2015

"Happy" LO by DT Sharon

Hello Crafters!

Today's daily inspiration is from our DT Sharon.  Check out her lovely layout:
Here's what she says about her layout:
"I had a blast working with this amazing sketch! I used a favorite photo that I took of my daughter, Anne as the basis for my page and I pretty much followed the sketch closely! I placed the banner (that I used from my stash) right under Anne's photo! Then I added the letters to create "smile" on that banner"

Here's the sketch by Emma Stafrace:

You only have a couple more days to get this challenge and the July Stash challenge uploaded for a chance to win July Pirize!!!  

And for more information about this challenge, Click HERE!

July 26, 2015

"Girls Nite Out" LO by DT Kate

Hello Everyone! 

Today, DT Kate is sharing with us her lovely layout based on the July sketch by Emma Stafrace.  Here's her layout:
 Here's what Kate said about her layout:
"Girls Nite Out means we cashed in on a Groupon and did a fun Paint & Sip party for only $ 15! Loved that we painted a crab since that's my zodiac sign! Don't think mine turned out all that well but we had a lot of fun."

Here's the sketch by Emma Stafrace:

For more information on this challenge or the July Stash Challenge, click HERE.

You only have a few days!! Hurry and get your layout uploaded! :) 

July 25, 2015

"Right Now" LO by DT Becky

Happy Saturday!!

Today's inspiration is from DT Becky.  Check out her awesome layout here:
 Becky said this about her layout:
"I never would have thought to cut a photo in half. Or to use a second photo at an angle down on the botto corner. That's the beauty of using a sketch. I always turn to them when I'm stuck or looking for new ideas. For me, sketched help inspire new layout ideas more than anythign else. This one was no exception, as it was full of ideas!"

Here's the sketch:
Only a few days left to get your layout uploaded!!! 
For more information about this challenge and the July Stash challenge, click HERE.

See you back here tomorrow with more inspiration! :) 

July 24, 2015

"Lovely Flowers Just Because" LO by Crystal

Happy Friday!!! :) 

Today's inspiration is from DT. Crystal. Here's her wonderful layout:

Here's what Crystal shares with us about her layout:
"I love getting flowers I even go and buy them for myself just because. I love having flowers around the house I think they brighten every room up. The flowers on this layout are actually from my husband. I stuck to the sketch and didn't change much."

Here's the sketch from Emma Stafrace: 

And for more information about this challenge, Click HERE!

July 23, 2015

"Missy Loves Roxy" LO by DT Robin

Hello Crafters! 

Today Robin is sharing with us her super cute layout for inspiration:
Here's what Robin shares about her layout:

"This is a fun, unique sketch by Emma Stafrace! Thank you. I was lucky to have a banner on the sticker sheet that went with this paper line so I used it. I adhered it on with foam tape and added letter stickers to spell 'bow wow.'

For details shots of this layout, please visit http://robinredd.typepad.com/reddrobinstudios"

Here's the sketch:

For more information about challenges click HERE.

Happy Scrapping! 

July 22, 2015

"Fan Freaking Tastic" LO by DT Cassie

Happy Hump Day! :)

Today, DT Cassie is inspiring us with her lovely layout based on the
July Sketch by GSA Emma Stafrace:
Here's what Cassie said about her layout:

"I love using sketches as a starting point for my layouts. I find it so easy to rotate the sketches and change them up to fit the pictures I have and my scrapping style. I had this vertical 4x6 picture of my hubby after he made his first batch of BBQ sauce and so I just rotated the sketch. Instead of another picture, I just moved the journaling card, which really just holds my title. I then created a fun banner with some twine and some stickers.  This was such a fun sketch to work with!"

Here's the sketch:

And for more information about this challenge and/or the July Stash challenge, Click HERE!

See you back here tomorrow for more inspiration! :) 

July 21, 2015

"Yes! Me Be Awesome!" LO by DT Patricia

Hello There!

Today we have another terrific layout to inspire you.  Here's DT Patricia's layout:
and here is what Patricia said about her layout:

"Hey Crafter's! I enjoyed making this layout, using this sketch challenge! I found a cool selfie and a rather cool quote from Audrey Hepburn, love this quote:

'I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve my best!'

Thanks for looking and hope we continue to inspire you!"

Here's this month's sketch:
And for more information about this challenge, Click HERE!

Now it's your turn to see how this sketch by Emma Stafrace inspires you!   Don't forget to add your Banner!! :) 

July 20, 2015

"So Happy & So Sweet" LO by DT Rachelle

Happy Monday!

Today's inspiration is from our DT Rachelle.  Check out her beautiful take on this months sketch:
Here's what Rachelle said about her layout:
"For this DT inspiration I used the entire sketch 100% and using peach and aqua colors. Spalshed with black and gold and distressed edges. I went with a shabby chic style adding mixed media toward the center, freely used ink and spirtz. For the picture I used designer scissors for a fancy cut .The banner displays gold hearts peach pearls. Next, I applied chipboard flourish and title. Chipboard is one of my fave products from my stash. The center displays a flower cluster and ribbon twine. Another fave from my stash are the enamel dots and wood veneer stars. The number "8" stands for Olivia's age 8 months at the time of these pictures. The top picture shows her crawling and showing off her personalized diaper rompers.

Now it is your turn to show us your take on this sketch."

Here's the sketch:

I hope this layout has inspired you to try out the sketch! :)
Don't forget to upload your layout before the 29th! 

Happy Scrapping! 

July 19, 2015

"Then & Now" LO by DT Sherri


Today we are inspiring you with this lovely layout from DT Sherri:

This is what Sherri said about her layout:

"This sketch really appealed to me, as it has lots of different "stuff" going on, and I thought it would be a great chance to use up some of my "Stash!" First I needed to pick 2 photos - and, according to the sketch, I had to be willing to cut one of them in half!! ( That brought me right back to the first scrapbook class I took, many many years ago. I still remember the feeling of angst, when I cut my first photo on my paper trimmer!!) Now, after cutting many a photo over the years, I looked upon having to cut a photo in half for this sketch as a FUN challenge, and a new way to add a photo to my layout!

I decided to make the theme/title of my layout "Then and Now" and used an old photo of my husband and I from when we were first dating @ circa 1976 for the "Then," and a photo of us from this year, that was taken on our recent trip to Alaska.

YES, we were high school sweethearts, and I can't believe that almost 40 years have transpired!!- YIKES, it seems like just yesterday, or well maybe more like last month?! LOL!!
I got to use LOTS of STUFF from my STASH on this page! I really HOPE it INSPIRES YOU to play along with us!


Here's the sketch:

For more information, click HERE.

Now it's your turn! :) 

July 18, 2015

"Cat Lover" LO by DT Tanti

It's Saturday and today we are sharing DT Tanti's gorgeous layout to inspire you!
Here's what Tanti shares with us about her layout:

"I was inspired by this beautiful sketch to scrap this two photos of my daughter when she was a little girl. And again, I chose to use bright colour papers for this page. 

I just followed the main design of the sketch but I moved the second photo to the corner at the bottom of the page so that I had enough space for the title and the journaling.
To complete the challenge I added a wood veneer banner from American Crafts."

Here's the sketch:

For more information on this  sketch challenge click HERE! 

See you tomorrow with more inspiration!!

July 17, 2015

"Sweet Girl" LO by DT Elena

Happy Friday! 

Today, we are inspiring you with the wonderful layout by DT Elena:

Here's what Elena said about her layout:

"I love my sweet little girl and I tell her every moment that she is beautiful... and every time she reply "ok but don't say me every 5 seconds!!" It is one of our favorite sentences that replace the "I love you"...is like "ditto" that Sam (Patrick Swayze) said to Molly in Ghost."

Here's the sketch by GSA Emma Stafrace:

For more information on this  sketch challenge click HERE! 

Have a nice weekend! :) 

July 16, 2015

"The Pirate's Lair Awaits" LO by DT Steffanie

Today's inspiration is from our DT Steffanie.  Here's her awesome layout:

This is what Steffanie said about her layout:

"I didn't change much from the original sketch. I used a 4x6 photo instead of a 4x3...and I did not cut my photo in half as suggested by the sketch. I moved my journal card to the right...I just liked it better there. And I changed the angle of my smaller accent photo. The only journaling is on my journal card and because I added a banner below my photo/journal block, the title moved a little lower. Pretty thankful for the banner punch I had...made for quick cutting of all those little pieces!  

Fun sketch---thanks, Emma!"

Now it's your turn to show us your layout based on Emma's sketch:
Don't forget your banner! :) 

For more information on this challenge click HERE! 

July 15, 2015

Sketch Challenge #28 with Guest Sketch Artist Emma Stafrace

Hello Crafters! 

Today we are revealing our July Sketch Challenge as well as introducing our

July Guest Sketch Artist
Emma Stafrace
"My name is Emma. I live on the East coast of Australia in sunny Queensland with my husband and son. My husband has a fly in fly out job and now that my son goes to Kindy I am finding I have way too much time on my hands so decided to start  a small freelance graphic design business called The Nifty Pixel . I occasionally do customized blogs and logo designs but mostly create digital scrapbook kits and also offer lots of great sketches called Page Drafts. Page Drafts were originally an entity on their own but now come under the umbrella of my main brand 'The Nifty Pixel'.

I scrapbook using many mediums, my main being digital however I am a sucker for playing with scissors so every now and then I'll create a hybrid version of a digital page that I absolutely love. This is a fun process utilizing the digital products by printing them and then trying to emulate the textures and overall design in a traditional way. Using chipboard elements, patterned papers and other fun scrapbook products like distress inks & mists still get my heart pumping he he.

If you are looking for some fun sketches to freely use in projects head over to Scrapstacks or alternatively to Pinterest  and check out my collections. To see more of my scrapbook projects pop over and say hello at my personal blog Just A Girl With Ideas  I'd absolutely love to meet you.."

Here is the fabulous sketch Emma created for our July challenge:

Your challenge this month is to create a layout inspired by Emma’s sketch above...
AND you must use a banner on your layout! 

Check out Em's layout she created inspired by the sketch:

Make sure to link up your entry using Mr. Linky on our side bar by July 29th 11:59 PM (PST) to be entered into this drawing for the following prize:

One more important thing....click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines

We are looking forward to seeing how each of you interpret Em's sketch!
Thank you for visiting us today and return tomorrow for more Design Team inspiration! 

Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

July 14, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Carole Wright

This is it!!!
We are introducing the last new member to our Design Team
Join Scrap Our Stash in extending a warm welcome to talented designer
Carole Wright
"Hi everyone my name is Caroleanne, I live near the beach in Dorset, England and I am a wife to Phillip my lovely husband and mother to a beautiful daughter, Jessie. Who I mostly scrap! We also have a little white bichon called Millie.

I have been into crafting since an early age and have tried most things, I did fashion design at college and now this is my artistic outlet.

I also love photography and mostly take photos just to scrap! Mostly of my daughter!

I love playing with paper, paint, ink, glue, scissors etc. I love making cards, layouts and off the page projects.

I am passionate about craft, scrapbooking and card making, am addicted and cannot stop!!!

I am happiest in my craft room with paper, stamps, glue, scissors etc.

My style is girly, pretty, sometimes shabby chic and always flowery. (I have become known for my flowery style).

I love to layer, distress, paint, sew, mask, stamp and generally have lots of fun!

I also love to post step-by-step tutorials and I always give clear instructions on my work.

I love scrapbooking as it is a way to preserve our memories for the future, I am really excited to be on the Scrap Our Stash Team.

Bye for now from Caroleanne"

Carole's Blog:  The Pretty Paper Patisserie

Carole we are excited to have you on our team and looking forward to the awesome inspiration you will be sharing with us!  

For today's inspiration, Carole has created this awesome masculine page, inspired by our
July Stash Challenge:

Wow I am so excited and honored to be a part of this fab team. Here is my first layout. I loved this challenge, it helps you think outside the box! My pages are usually very girly and flowery, I am not used to doing masculine type layouts, so I really challenged myself on this one. I wanted to add more, but sometimes less is more as they say!! I hope you like it. 
So, without further ado, here's how I did this page and this is what I used.

P is for Paper Clip,
 H is for Hessian 
O is for Oval
 T is for Tag 
O is Ocean Boat Blue Cardstock
S is for Stamping (around the page).

For full instructions and a list of products I used, please go to my blog. http://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.co.uk/"

Okay we have introduced all of our team members for this term, and each has created a layout based on our July Stash Challenge and shared with you!
So there you have it, a challenge, inspiration and a wonderful prize for motivation!
We would love for you to take the challenge and show us what's hiding and/or buried in your stash.
Or what new stash item have you purchased and just dying to use...if it is something you can use to meet the requirements of the challenge....go for it.
We would love to see your take on our challenge!

Tomorrow we will be revealing our July Sketch Challenge as well as introducing our July Sketch Artist to you.  Make sure you stop by, you will be inspired!!!!

July 13, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Sharon Fritchman

Hi there!!!
I hope you had a beautiful weekend and ready to meet our next designer!
Today we are extending a warm welcome to talented designer,
Sharon Fritchman
"Hi! My name is Sharon. I am a cardiology nurse by day and an enthusiastic scrapbooker by night! I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago when my husband and I adopted our second daughter from China. I got interested in scrapbooking when I learned about "Lifebooks" and adoption, and haven't stopped since. My oldest, "bio" daughter is 21 and is attending college. My favorite subjects are my daughters, but love to scrap about anything and everything!"

"Sharon we are thrilled to have you designing with us and looking forward to the awesome inspiration you will be sharing with us for the next six months."

Our featured layout today is this lovely creation by Sharon, inspired by our
July Stash Challenge

"Hello Summer Dreams"
I made this layout as my first for the Scrap Our Stash design team! I used a favorite photo of Anne "dreaming" about her future. Here are the items that I included from my stash using the word
P ~ Pitt Pen by Faber-Castell 
 H ~ the word Hello, 
O ~ Old Lace ~ color of background paper
T ~ Tim Holtz die cut, 
O ~ orange rick-rack,
S ~ Stickles

Now it's your turn to create a layout inspired by our
July Stash Challenge
Link up your entries by July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to be eligible for our
random prize drawing and or to be selected as on of our
Design Team Top 3 picks!

For challenge details and rules, click HERE

Thank you for visiting us today and return tomorrow.  Tomorrow will be the last day for Design Team introductions, so make sure you stop by and  learn more about our next designer and to see the inspiration we created to share with us!

Have a great sunshiny day!

July 12, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Katherine (Kate) Blue

Happy Sunday everyone!!!
Today we are introducing yet another one of our talented designers...and featuring the awesome reveal she created inspired by our

Meet returning designer 
Katherine (Kate) Blue
"Hi, I'm Katherine (a/k/a Kate or Queen Kat) Blue-Wife to Ken and super mom to my Things 1 & 2 . In between wife, mom and employee duties, I've managed to scrap/create stuff/tell our story for almost 8 years. 
My first love is paper, followed by wood veneers and all things silver & gold! My favorite thing to create are layouts; but I do dabble in some simple mixed media projects and home decor for myself & family from time to time. 
I have been with the Scrap Our Stash DT for all of 2014 and am happy that I will continue to craft with and be inspired by these lovely ladies in 2015! Also hoping to make time in my busy schedule to learn some new techniques to kick up my style and decrease my stash even more in 2015 ! 

You can always catch me on my personal blog at

Kate we are so happy to have you designing for us for another term, and looking forward to the beautiful inspiration you will be sharing with us during the next six months!

Kate aka Queen Kat, celebrates her birthday all month, but tomorrow is her official birthday!  Please take a moment to wish her HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You can leave her a comment below or head on over to her blog and leave her a little birthday love there:  Queen Kat

And as promised...her is today's fabulous layout created Kate:
"Had some Aurora Basic Grey that was begging to be used! Kept this clean and simple so that the faith quote would be my focal point. My miracle kid with me on Mother's Day 2015.
My PHOTOS recipe:
(P) Peacock feather (vintage Cosmo Cricket)
(H) Hashtag #
(O) Overlay over photo (MME)
(T) Thread (very fine gold thread at top of photo)
(O) Octagon (made my own)
(S) Stars (chipboard and wood veneer)"

Inspired by Kate's layout and/or looking for a challenge?
Our current challenge details and rules cam be found HERE
In order to be eligible for our Monthly Prize drawing, entries must be linked up by 
July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST). 

Have a great day and make sure you stop by tomorrow to meet our 
next talented designer!

July 11, 2015

Design Team Introduction ~ Becky Springer

Happy Saturday!!!
Today we have the pleasure of introducing another one of our talented designers
and you will want to see the beautiful, colorful layout she created inspire by our
July Stash Challenge
Join with us in extending a warm welcome back to returning designer
Becky Springer
"I live in Portland, Oregon with my partner, Jayden, and our two french bulldogs. 
By day I'm a college instructor and adviser for at-risk youth. I have always been artistically inclined, drawing and painting from a young age and taking art classes throughout school. I discovered scrapbooking in 2005, but then my focus turned to other forms of creativity, such as quilting and embroidery. After taking an art journaling class this past year, I discovered mixed media and reclaimed my love of paper crafting. It sparked a renewed passion in all things scrapbooking and I happily discovered a community of like-minded folks. My approach to the craft feels different this time around, as it's messier, less refined, and more expressive. Now I'm dreaming in color, imagining new layouts, playing outside the lines, and making time for art journaling, card making, and scrapbooking every chance I get." 

Becky we are excited to have you  design with us for another term.  We are definitely looking forward to all of the awesome, colorful inspiration and creations you will be sharing with us!

Take a look at Becky's bright and cheerful layout she created to share with us:
Love Wins!
"I was pleasantly surprised to see how well my rainbowed Facebook profile photo printed and I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a layout. I enlarged and welded the background flowers together with my cameo before die cutting them on white cardstock. I wanted a watercolor effect so I painted the flowers with clear gesso. Then, I used an array of inks and mists applied liberally in some areas and lighter in others. I dug through my stash to find patterned papers to match each color. I die cut the small petals and randomly taped them behind the flowers. I finished with ink splatters and embellishments that corresponded to each color. 
The items I used from my stash to represent PHOTO:
P - Purple flower, paper, enamel dots, and ink
H - Heidi Swapp color shine ink 
O - Orange flower, paper, enamel dots, and ink 
T - Tag, ticket 
O - Odd number of photos (1)"

Play along with us this month for a chance to win this awesome prize:
July FOTM Kit from The ScrapRoom:

For details on our July Stash Challenge, click HERE
We are looking forward to seeing all of your pages and the various stash items you find buried, forgotten or just dying to use, to complete the requirements of our challenge!
Entries must be linked up by:  July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

Have a great weekend and make sure you stop by tomorrow to meet our next designer and see what she has created to inspire us!