Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Great Stash Bash Kit - February

Hello, hello! I am back with my second post of the day. If you are looking for my Counterfeit Kit Challenge reveal, please scroll down. 

I can't believe that it is time for my February Great Stash Bash Kit! Yes, I will be working with two kits this month - my Counterfeit kit and my Great Stash Bash kit! I love working with kits and having everything ready to go all in one place. Having two different kits just means that I have more goodies to choose from and play with! I should not get bored with any of it this month!

Before we get to February's challenge, I wanted to let you know that I will be sharing what I created with my January kit and how much stash I was able to bash in a post later this coming week.

The Great Stash Bash 2020 is a challenge that my friend, Lisa, and I are doing to try and "bash" some of our stash. Feel free to join us and we can cheer each other on!

Here is February's challenge:

Along with the required items - this month we are concentrating on using lace/ribbon. I may even throw in some baker's twine if I need it!

Here's a look at my stash kit:

So, this month I could not contain myself to only 10 papers...I have a few extras in there! Here are my papers:

This month instead of pulling out a collection to work with, I pulled out some random papers that I would really like to use. 

The papers in the top row are my 7 older papers. I came across the floral paper when I worked on a layout last month and I really wanted to base my whole kit on it. However, when I started pulling papers I really didn't want my whole kit to be too girly, I wanted to scrap some photos of my guys, so I went half and half and pulled papers that would be good for girl layouts and papers that would be good for boy layouts. Some of the papers could be used for both!

The 7 papers in the bottom row are my "new" papers. They are actually old Becky Higgins Project Life papers - the copyright on them is 2012 - and are probably older than the papers in the top row, but they are new to me - I just bought them right before Christmas. I cannot wait to jump in and put them to use this month! Not only are the patterns on the front right up my alley, but the "B" sides are awesome, too, and will probably be used, too. 

Here are the embellishments that I pulled:

I do not have any of the embellishments that came with the above papers, so I had to get creative. I pulled puffy stars and hearts, a pack of wood embellishments, and some epoxy pieces for my older embellishments. For my new embellishment, I pulled these acrylic pieces, or maybe mirrored is a better way of describing them. I picked these up last summer and I am ready to try them out.

I broke the rules on pulling scraps this month, too, and pulled a "few" more than the required 5-7, but I found in January that I actually reached for and used my scraps more than the full sheets of paper. I am really wanting to get my scraps bashed this year and some of them are pretty small, and some are for the girly papers and some for the guy paper...well, you get the gist of my excuses! 

Here are my scraps and I can't wait to see how many I can use up this month!

Here is the ribbon/lace/trim that I have pulled to see if I can use this month. I don't have much confidence that I will get a lot used, but maybe since I have it out and ready,  I will surprise myself

And, I pulled this cut apart paper in hopes of using it. Not only will it be good for layouts, but I have ideas for a couple of cards, too.

That's my stash bash kit for February! I am so excited to get started using it!

Now, be sure to stop by Lisa's blog - My Creative Endeavors - to see her February Great Stash Bash kit.

Feel free to play along with us! You can find a list of our rules here. You can link up below here on my blog or on Lisa's blog. If you share on social media please remember to use #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2020 so we can see what you are making.

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  1. Looks like a super fun kit! I love that we picked similar colors without even knowing what the other one was doing lol! Great minds sure do think alike don't they?!! Here's to using up our entire kit this month!! Good luck!

  2. Hey, Lori! You and Lisa have both pulled together some terrific kits full of creative possibilities! A "happy life" bashing through some crafting stockpile makes for a great February goal. Hope my hubby and I have a quieter month so I can expand my crafting time to include some scrapbooking and journaling! :)

  3. What a cute kit! I have the same Pebbles paper:) I will be picking mine today (hopefully)! Great reminder for using all that ribbon and the scraps:)