Sunday, November 21, 2021

LM #575 - Stash Bash - Enamel Dots, Brads, and/or Stamps

 Hello, everyone!  Happy Sunday to you! I hope that you are having a good weekend. It has been pretty quiet around here - which has been nice. Scott's work shut down until after Thanksgiving due to a rise in Covid cases and we are enjoying the unexpected...vacation.

It's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories today - and I am playing along! We've been working on using up our stash and this week's challenge is to use enamel dots, brads, and/or stamps on your layout. I am still working on my 2018 Favorite Photos of  Ada TN and this is what I came up with:

For this layout, I have used another one of the page kits that I put together for my November Stash Bash Kit. I pulled together eight page kits for November and so far I have touched seven of them - which makes me happy!  The page kit that I used for this layout had three full sheets of Bella Blvd's Panda's and Popsicles collection and I cut into two of them for this layout. The black and white paper is a bit busy so I covered up the majority of it with the photo block. I made good use of the border strip paper - cutting a strip for the edge of the right page and using the solid stripes on the "b" side to punch out the hearts and banner strip.

For the stash bash challenge at Lasting Memories, I used enamel dots, a label stamp, and a date stamp. 

This photo of Ada is from a shopping trip we took to Springfield. While we were at Hobby Lobby she found this backpack and "needed" it. The journaling says - Ada found this panda backpack at Hobby Lobby while we were out shopping & she just had to have it. When she asked her Mom she was told "no" so she went to the higher up and asked Nana. Of course, the backpack came home with us!

Here is a close-up of the photo block:

I must say that this layout didn't turn out quite like I had planned - if I were to do it all over again, I would move the journaling up under the title and put a little cluster at the bottom of the right page - but I'm not bothered enough by it to redo it! I'm just happy to have another layout in the books!

Be sure to stop by Lasting Memories to see how the rest of the design team took on this challenge. I would love to see your take on it, too!

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


  1. Toooo cute! Love how you toned down that busy black/white piece. I have that same collection too.

  2. This is just adorable! That sentiment works at our house too…..along with….what happens at Nana and Papa’s, stays at Nana and Papa’s! Lol