Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Great Stash Bash Kit - March

Hello, hello! I am back with my third post of the day.

It's time for the March edition of The Great Stash Bash 2020! For February I got three layouts made with my kit before the end of the month. I will remember to share those (and January's layouts that I forgot to share last month) with you on Friday, and what I had left of my February kit and if I have any plans to do anything more with it. 

For those who are new to the challenge here is how it works:
On the 1st of each month we will post a challenge prompt and the stash kit we have created following that prompt. During the month we will try to use as much of our stash kits as possible on different projects. Then, on the last day of the month, we will do a recap post showing what stash we were able to bash!
This will be a just-for-fun challenge so no monthly prize - but isn't the real prize using up our stash? You never know - if we still have a few unused stash items after a few months, then those items may just go into a giveaway. We hope you will join us in our quest to bash some stash in 2020. If you accept the challenge to play along - link up on either my blog or Lisa's blog (or both if you choose) so that we can see who is joining us each month!

Here is the March challenge:

This month we will be creating a kit with 10 papers (7 papers that are 3 years or older and 3 newer papers, 5-7 scrap papers, four embellishments (3 that are 3 years or older and 1 newer embellishment), and this month we will concentrate on using some stamps on your projects.

Since this is a just for fun challenge the rules are not set in stone BUT we have them to help you focus on what really matters using your stash & to help spread the word of our fun challenge so others may join in!!  You know you have at least one friend who needs to use her stash!! 

Here are the rules: 
1. Follow the challenge prompt to create a kit to work with throughout the month. You may use other items, but please concentrate on using your kit. 
2. Create new, not previously posted projects using your stash kit.
3. If you have a blog - please include the challenge graphic and a link to our challenge in your posts. 
4. You may link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you share on Instagram, please make sure to use - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2020

Here is the kit that I have put together for March:

So, I am changing up things again this month and my older items do not coordinate with my newer items, but I've got layouts already planned out for both and hope to see more of my kit gone by the end of the month.

Here's a look at the older items in my kit:

I came across some old Basic Grey Olivia papers in my stash a couple of weeks ago and I pulled them for my stash bash kit. I loved this collection when it came out and these few papers are all I have left of it, so I had to get creative when it came time to look for embellishments. I have nine papers instead of seven, but I really wanted to add in some of the green and navy that were in some of the patterned papers. I even pulled an extra embellishment, too. I went with some wood veneer from Elle's Studio, chipboard and buttons from My Mind's Eye, a sticker sheet from Jillibean Soup, and a few brads that I have no idea where they are from! Not everything in my embellishments matches my papers, but I am going to try really hard to use what does!

Here are my newer papers and embellishments:

These papers are from PhotoPlay's Tulla & Norbert collection and I think they are just stinkin' cute! I have one extra patterned paper and an extra embellishment in this part of my kit, too. This is all I have of this collection and I want to get it used up!

Here are the scraps that I have pulled:

The scraps on the left side go with the newer portion of my kit and the scraps on the right go with the older portion of my kit.

Since I'm not exactly sure what I will be creating with these papers just yet, I just pulled some stamps from Elle's Studio and a couple of sets from Close To My Heart to put in my kit. They will be perfect for titles and embellishments - especially since I am hoping to work a lot in my Traveler's Notebooks this month. They will serve as a good reminder to pull another set if I need it.

I am so excited to get to work with this kit and I have high hopes of getting more than three layouts done - although for February that was three more layouts that I got done and more older product used, so it was still a win in my book! Maybe, just maybe, by the time the end of the year rolls around, I will actually be using all of my kits each month!

I hope you are inspired to pull out some of your stash and play along with us this month. If you do play along with us - be sure to link up below. We would love to see your kits and your projects.

A big thank you to Willa for linking up her layout here on my blog and for sharing her kit and projects over on Instagram! We love seeing your creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a great day!

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  1. Love your kit Lori!! I love those cute gnomes you added and Basic Grey is an oldie but a goodie!! Can't wait to see what you do with this fun kit!

  2. Well this sounds like a really interesting project. I could certainly do with giving my stash a good bashing!