Hello, hello! Happy Friday and Happy October 1st! The days are definitely getting shorter and the nights a cooler...looks like fall is here again. I love my summertime but I am enjoying these beautiful - cooler - days.
It is time for the October Edition of 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!
Here is this month's recipe:
Our "recipe" is to pull 10 patterned papers, 5-7 scraps, 3-4 embellishments, and our focus item for October is embossing folders.
I went a little bigger than normal with my kit this month and created 3 mini-kits. I just couldn't help myself! I made it a point to go through the photos on my phone first and make a list of layouts that I would like to get made this month and I finally had to make myself stop because the list was getting so long! Let's take a look at what I pulled:
This kit is filled with Bella Blvd goodies and I have four layouts planned for it - three Ada layouts and at least one Winnie layout.
Here is a look at the papers:
These papers just make me happy! I love the fun - bright - colors.
I totally forgot to take photos of my embellishments for each kit...they can be seen in each of the kit photos...
Here are the few scraps that I have for this kit:
Not a lot of scraps and I am hoping I will get them used!
Here is Mini-Kit #2:
This kit is filled with Paige Evans' Wonder collection and I have at least two layouts planned with it.
Here is a better look at the papers:
I plan on doing some fussy cutting of those flowers and maybe even the half circles - they look like they would make a great scalloped border.
I did not include any scraps...mostly because I got rid of the majority of my scraps earlier this year.
Once again - no embellishment photo...
Here is Mini-Kit #3:
/This kit has a few fall papers from a couple of different Echo Park collections. These have been in my stash for a few years and I would love to get them used up so maybe I could bring in something new!
Here's a look at the papers:
Since it is October, I felt like I needed to have at least a showing of fall papers in my kit! I do have one layout planned and maybe a layout for my traveler's notebook. I do plan to fussy cut a few of the flowers from the floral paper in the back.
I did have a one paper that had been cut down with these papers so I included it and what is left of some of my fall 6x6 paper pads:
I would love to make a dent in these 6x6 papers!
Since our focus item is embossing folders, I pulled out a few that I thought I would have the best chance of using this month:
I will be leaving these right by my desk so I remember to use them!
I also want to use some of my stamps and metal dies this month, so I went ahead and pulled what I would like to use so they will be out and ready to go.
Here are the stamps:
I apologize for the glare - it was rainy and getting dark and I did not bother to take them all out of their packaging. You get the idea - alplhas, borders, hearts, labels, tabs, and some tiny flowers.
I also pulled a couple of sheets of alpha stickers, label stickers, and a brad pack that I thought I could use at least a couple of:
I have all of these "extras" in a container that will set by my desk - ready and waiting to be used:
I even made sure to make out a list of the layouts that I want to make with each collection and put it with my mini-kits. I will be printing off photos today so I will have everything ready to go for the month:
Once again I am so excited to dive into this kit and get some layouts made! I'm glad it is the weekend and we have no plans!
Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog to see the fabulous kit that she has pulled together for this month. This is a just-for-fun challenge, but if you do 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
I will be back in a few days with a wrap-up post for my September kit.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a fabulous day!