Sunday, May 1, 2022

Lisa and Lori's Great Stash Bash May Kit

Hello, everyone! Happy Sunday and Happy May 1st! The new month means it is time for the May edition of Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash!

 Before I get to my kit I'll give a quick update on my April Stash Bash Kit. First, let me start by saying that we have been so incredibly busy this spring with outdoor projects and I did not have as much time to get scrappy in April as I would have liked. I did manage to get two layouts made and both of those were made using my main kit of Echo Park's Away We Go collection. I am keeping my kit all together for a couple more months in hopes of getting more use out of it while I have everything together.

 Heading into May we still have a lot of outdoor projects to finish - clearing our creek bank before it gets too overgrown and too hot to work on it, getting our pool ready for the summer, getting our garden planted, and finishing up a new flower bed. But we do celebrate (inter)National Scrapbooking Day in May and I am going to make a point to get into my scrap room more this month!

In honor of (inter)National Scrapbooking Day, I have created two kits based off of our "recipe" - one for all of those guy photos I still need to scrap and one that is a bit more girly!

Before we dive into my kit - I just wanted to explain what Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash is all about. Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash is a challenge that my good friend Lisa and I do every month in an attempt to get our stash used up. We pull items from our stash based on a "recipe" (which you will see below) and use those items throughout the month.

Here is our May recipe:

Our "recipe" is to pull 10 patterned papers, 5-7 scraps, 3-4 embellishments, and our focus item for May is my favorite - enamel dots!

Here is the first kit that I pulled together:

This kit consists mostly of Cocoa Vanilla's No Limits collection but there are a couple of sheets from Echo Park, a couple of sheets from Simple Stories, and a black with white dots from Maggie Holmes. 

Here is a better look at the papers:

I love the colors in this kit and can't wait to get some photos of my boys scrapped!

Here are the embellishments:

I have the cut apart paper, stickers, and die cut titles from Cocoa Vanilla, and then I added a cut apart sheet, sticker sheet, and brads from Simple Stories, and a few rolls of washi tape. I know that not everything on the cut apart paper from Simple Stories will go, but I am hoping to get a few things used from it. 

I pulled a few scraps and the Cool Kid 6x6 paper pad from Crate Paper. I was surprised at how well it matched the colors in my kit and if I could get some papers from it used up, I would be oh-so-happy!

I will also be keeping my die-cut books on my desk this month. I have several boy-themed die-cuts in both of these books - just in case I need them!

Here is kit #2:

This kit consists mostly of the Simple Stories Full Bloom collection and I have added a couple of pieces of paper from Simple Stories' Kate and Ash collection, a paper from the I Am collection, and a woodgrain paper from their Color Vibe collection. 

Here is a better look at the papers:

I cannot wait to use these fun papers!

Here are the embellishments:

I have a ton of Full Bloom embellishments here - the sticker sheet, cut apart papers, sticker book, ephemera packs, and I have included several rolls of washi tape for this kit, too. 

When I started looking for scraps to go with my kit, I fell down a rabbit hole! I started pulling scraps that matched the papers in my kit, and then I noticed that a lot of the scraps looked so good together and started thinking of layouts that I could make with just the, there are a few more than the 5-7 scraps here:

I cannot wait to see if I actually am able to make a layout or two just from these scraps!

After I thought of a couple of layout ideas using the scraps, I pulled these sticker sheets and 6x6 paper pads. The paper pads go fairly well with my main kit and I am hoping to get some of those stickers used, too.

My die-cut books have a lot of more girly die-cuts in them, too, so they will be at the ready if I need them.

I came across these alpha stickers and sticker sheets while I was looking for the brads (at the top of the photo). These stickers live in a bin on my desk and I haven't reached for them in ages, so I pulled what matched my kits and will see if I can get them on a layout or two this month.

Our focus item for May is enamel dots and this is what I have added to my kit:

Enamel dots are my favorite finishing touch so I should get several of these used this month!

I am always so excited to get started working with my new kit and this month is no different! I really hope to get a lot of scrapping done 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 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 - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2022

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

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  1. What amazing kits my friend!! I can't wait to see what you create with them!!

  2. Amazing kit!!! The colors and prints are really dynamic! I'm hoping to take time to make another kit, even if it is mostly for cards, because it really helped make the actual time of creating a card just that. I was able to focus solely on making a card and not spending just as much time searching through my stash containers! Thanks for inspiring!