Hello, hello! Happy July 1st! Can you believe that it is July and that we are already halfway through the year?! We are heading into the heart of summer and I foresee lots of days filled with scrapping - inside - where it is nice and cool.
A new month means that it's time for a new kit for Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash! 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!
Before I get to this month's kit, I will let you know that I did pretty decent with my kit last month. I made two layouts - which doesn't sound like a big deal - but I managed to use all but one of the papers in my "boy" themed kit, and two of the papers from the "girl" kit, and I still have a layout planned out for the rest of the "girlie" kit. I just need to make the time to get it done and then see if I can tackle some of the scraps.
Now to my July kit. Here is this month's recipe:
Our "recipe" is to pull 10 patterned papers, 5-7 scraps, 3-4 embellishments, and for July our focus item is enamel dots - which I have quite a few of!
Since I did well with making two mini kits for June, I decided to stick to that and I made two mini kits for July - and I already have layouts planned for them! With the 4th of July being this weekend, I went with a red, white, and blue kit and a general summer kit:
First, let's start with my red, white, and blue mini kit - the Fancy Pants - Hometown Summer - collection:
Here's a look at the embellishments:
I have die-cuts, wood buttons, and a few enamel dots. Some of the die-cuts are from an old Doodlebug collection but I think I can make them work. I didn't pull any scraps for this collection, but I did include a few 6x8 papers and a 6x6 paper pad to use. I may try making a few embellishments if I need to.
Here is mini kit #2:
This kit all consists of Echo Park's - Summer Dreams - collection - one of my all-time favorite summer collections. Here is a look at the papers:
I am planning to use these papers (mostly) for Ada's 2019 Summer Bucket List that I still need to finish! I really hope that I get it finished this summer!
Here are the embellishments:
I have a sticker sheet - well, two of the same sticker sheet, actually (here's to using them up!) - a cut apart sheet, and the 6x6 paper pad. I know I have the die-cut pack for this collection somewhere in my stash, so if I can uncover it I will throw it in my kit, as well.
Here are the scraps that I pulled for this collection:
I had a hard time settling on my "summer" kit. I really wanted to add Simple Stories' Sunkissed collection...I have a plan for a project that I really want to get started on. I know - I really should get one project done before I start on another - but what's the fun in that?! So, I included a bonus kit - and it is the Sunkissed collection!
Here are the papers:
The only full 12x12 sheets that I have included are the cut apart papers.
Here are the embellishments:
I have the 12x12 sticker sheet, the sticker book, puffy stickers, the 6x8 paper pad, and of course, enamel dots.
I did add in a few scraps in case I need them:
I can't wait to get started on this project - now if I can just hang on to that excitement throughout the month!
Our focus item this month is enamel dots and like I said, I have collected quite a few:
I will be so happy to get some of these onto layouts and cards this month!
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!