Hello, hello! Happy September 1st to you! How can it already be September? This year is flying right on by.
Before I get to my September kit, I want to give an update on my August kit. I did not do very well with my kit last month - mostly because I just did not have the time to scrap much. I only managed to get one layout (which I can't share until October) done and one pocket page - mostly - done. I still need to add journaling to it. Pocket pages definitely take me longer to get done, but I had hoped I would get more than just one done! I will be keeping this kit out and working with it whenever I have the chance.
Now, for those who may not know about the challenge here is how Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash works:
On the 1st of each month, we will post a challenge prompt and the stash kit we have created using that prompt. During the month we will try to use as much of our stash kits as possible on different projects. Then, on the last day of the month, we will do a recap post showing what stash we were able to bash!
This will be a just-for-fun challenge so there is no monthly prize - but isn't the real prize using up our stash? We hope you will join us in our quest to bash our stash! If you play along - link up on either my blog or Lori's Blog (or both if you choose) so that we can see who is joining us each month!
Here is the "recipe" for September:
For September, I have put together a Pinkfresh kit. I love Pinkfresh. Their embellishments are perfect for the "project life" style of scrapping - but I hoard every embellishment that I have from them. I love their papers but find them difficult to use... Most of the time I buy the embellishments only, but there have been several of their paper lines that I just had to have - and I don't think I have used a single sheet. (Yikes! That is hard to admit!) So I have pulled papers from several lines - Let Your Heart Decide (2017), My Favorite Story (2019), Be You (2017), and A Case of the Blahs (2017) - and embellishments from those lines and a few others - and I hope I can get some pages done this month!
Here is my kit:
Here are the papers that I have chosen:
All of these papers are pretty generic - which is how I like to scrap! The busy papers or icon papers always give me trouble, and I know that if I want to have a chance at using my kit this month - then I needed to stick with the more generic patterns. The dark paper looks black in the photo but it is really navy blue. Navy, pink, and mint - yes, please!
I might have gone a little overboard on the embellishments. Here they are:
Lots of cardstock stickers and I even threw in an alpha.
And more cardstock stickers, die-cuts, puffy stickers, and enamel dots. I added a few doilies and a few packs of enamel dots. Not all of the colors go with the papers that I have picked, but I am still planning on working on my project life albums and if they are already out - then there's a good chance I will use them!
I did end up adding a couple more papers:
There is a bit of a greenish yellow in one of the papers, and a more golden yellow (it looks more orange n the photos) in another, so I added those and a couple of cut-apart sheets - those are good for a number of things!
Our stash bash item for September is brads/eyelets. I got rid of my eyelets a long time ago and I don't have a ton of brads in my stash. And since I just reorganized my scrap room again a few weeks ago - now I can't even find the majority of my brads! I did pick a couple of packs that had a few of the same colors, and I came across some ancient shaped brads - we're talking early 2000s here - that I might get to work. If I do come across the other brads that I know I have, I will stick them in my kit as well.
I forgot to add any scraps to my kit this time around. Why do I always forget those? I will see if I have anything that will match my kit and add a photo here.
I'm excited to get started with my kit and see what I get made 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, and link it below.
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 will be back soon with another project to share with you!
Have a great day!