Thursday, April 1, 2021

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash - April Edition!

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

It is already time for the April edition of Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash! Where did March even go?! 

If you don't know what the Great Stash Bash is - it is a challenge that my good friend Lisa and I do every month. We pull items from our stash based on a "recipe" (which you will see below) in an effort to get our scrappy stash used up!

I did not do well at all with my kit last month...I don't know that I even touched it. To be honest, March was a bit of a blur and there are going to be changes around here, but I will get into all of that in another post. I am keeping my March kit out - because I love it - and I hope to use it throughout the next couple of months. 

Here is the April graphic:

Our "recipe" is to pull 10 patterned papers, 5-7 scraps, 3-4 embellishments, and for April our stash bash focus item is brads/eyelets.

Here is my kit:

I've gotten a few new collections from Close To My Heart the last couple of months and I thought it was time to work through some of my older collections and try to get them cleared out. The great thing about CTMH is that their collections work so well with each other! I pulled papers from two of my all-time favorite collections (from 2018) I Heart Us and Heart Happy.

Here are the papers:

I am ready for some bright, fun, spring/summer papers to work with and I think the papers in these two collections will work well with each other! I am hoping to work on Ada's 2019 Summer Bucket List traveler's notebook this month so I kept that in mind when I made my kit. 

Here are my embellishments:

Like my Counterfeit Kit that I posted earlier, I went a little overboard on embellishments! And, to be honest, this is not all that I pulled for embellishments this month - you'll see the rest below! I included a cut apart sheet from the 'I Heart Us' collection, stickers and chipboard from a different CTMH collection, puffy/enamel shapes, summer-themed stickers, and a few cut aparts from Pretty Little Studio that I recently got in a grab bag.

And if that is not enough to last the month, while I was looking for the stickers for the above collections, I found a few more things that I thought might match, so I threw them in my kit in hopes to get them used, too. Not everything will match, but I think it's safe to say that I have plenty to choose from here:

I reorganized my scrap room the first of the year and I came across a bunch of  embellishments - I think from old kits from The ScrapRoom - that I had put in with my CTMH stickers for some reason. I went through those and picked out what matched and added those, along with a few more CTMH stickers and chipboard sheets. 

I blame a phone call from my sister in the middle of me taking photos as to why I forgot to include this Amy Tangerine sticker book in the above photo! I didn't have the time or energy to pull all of those embellishments back out just to include this, so it gets a photo of it's own!

This collection came out in 2015 and I picked the sticker book up at Tuesday Morning, probably the following year. I had been waiting for the perfect time to pull this out and use it - wanting to be sure to use it in my PL album...and yet, there it still sits, not even one sticker used. I am hoping to rectify that this month!

Here are my scraps:

I pulled all of the scraps that I have for these collections - and a few from other CTMH collections - to use up this month. That should be pretty easy to do!

Our focus item for April is brads/eyelets. I think I've gotten rid of most of my eyelets and I haven't bought a bunch of brads in a long time - occasionally I will pick them up with a collection, but not often. I did find this container of mini brads that I have had I think since I started scrapping! Again, not all of these will match, but I would love to get the ones that do used up this month!

I was so excited while I was pulling this kit together to get started on some layouts. I just hope I have more time this month to get it all done!

Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog to see the beautiful kit that she has pulled together for this month. This is a just-for-fun challenge, but if you play along and put together your own stash bash kit add it to the linky below and we will be sure to check it out and cheer you on! 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 - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2021

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day!

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  1. Awesome kit Lori! So excited to see what you create with it! I almost picked a kit using older CTMH papers, I am pretty sure that you will see a kit with all CTMH stuff in an upcoming kit! I just can't believe that March flew by so quickly!! Here's to more creative time this month!!

  2. Super cute kit Lori and love that you are pulling old CTMH papers (something I need to do myself!) Lots of fun embellishments to play with too