Hello, hello! Happy Saturday and Happy October 1st! I hope that your weekend is off to a good start. The new month means that it's time for a new Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash Kit reveal.
Before we get to this month's kit, I want to give an update on my September kit. I made one layout with my kit last month. One. But I couldn't really help it. After avoiding Covid for the past two and a half years, it hit our household, and Scott, Shane, and I all took a turn with it. Thankfully none of us had it too terribly bad, but, boy did it zap my energy and my creativity. I had no motivation to even step inside my craft room. As the end of the month drew closer, I wondered if I was even going to be able to make myself pull a kit together. Turns out that was just what I needed! Once I started going through my supplies, I found myself getting excited about scrapping again and the ideas started flowing. So let's get on with my kit.
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 October:
Our focus item for this month is one that I am super excited about - ephemera! I love adding those ephemera pieces to my layouts and I hope to get a lot used up this month.
Since I didn't get a lot of scrapping done last month I had a really hard time deciding if I wanted to go with a seasonal kit - or just more of an everyday type of kit. I started out by pulling an everyday type kit and then I started second-guessing myself! I tend to like scrapping in the season that we are in so thought maybe I should go with that... Well, knowing me I just decided to do it all! For October I will have a fall-themed mini-kit, a Halloween-themed mini-kit, and an everyday kit.
Let's start with my fall-themed mini-kit:
This kit is filled with those beautiful fall colors, fun wood veneer, stickers, enamel dots, and it has quite a bit of our focus item - ephemera.
Here are the papers:
I have included seven papers in this mini-kit. I have been trying to get these papers used for the last few years! They are all from two different Echo Park collections (Fall Is In The Air and A Perfect Autumn) except the yellow gingham - it is from the Simple Stories Cozy Days collection. I bought a 25-pack of this paper from Tuesday Morning and try to add a sheet or two into any fall kits I make up to get it used!
Here is a look at the embellishments:
A couple of sticker sheets, old wood veneer from Gossamer Blue (does anyone remember them?), enamel dots, two bags full of different fall-themed ephemera, and I even remembered to add in some washi tape!
Here is a look at all that ephemera:
And I have added in what fall-themed cut-apart papers that I could find:
I would love to get a lot of these used this month. Maybe I'll even be able to use some for cards.
I had a page protector full of scraps stored with the papers in the photo above:
These scraps will be great for matting and layering.
Now, onto my Halloween kit. I had just recently ordered the new Halloween collection from Close To My Heart and I cannot wait to play with it. I thought now would be a great time to see if I could get some of my Halloween photos from the past couple of years scrapped!
Here is a look at my Halloween kit:
Since this collection only had stickers, I added a few stamp sets, some enamel dots, and a roll of washi tape.
Here is a look at the papers:
I don't normally order the coordinating cardstock but I don't have a lot of these colors in my stash. They really help to "beef up" the papers in this kit.
Here are my embellishments:
I am excited to use the Halloween stamps that I have included this month. A lot of times I forget to use them but with them being out and on my desk, I will have a better chance of using them!
I wanted a bit more of that melon/coral color and I found these two papers that were a pretty close match:
I also went through all of my scraps and pulled a few that I thought might work:
I even found a piece of vellum in my scraps. You might see some stamped ghosts on vellum popping up on my projects this month!
Now for my everyday kt:
This kit is made up of Jen Hadfield's Reaching Out and Pebbles' Kid At Heart collections. I think they both go together quite well!
Here's a look at the papers:
I love dark yellows, reds, and that teal-ish blue paper. they all look so good together! And I am not generally a fan of the emoji type papers but I have an Ada layout in mind for that paper!
Here are the embellishments:
As if the stickers and ephemera were not enough, I added the 2x2 cut-apart paper, as well. There are quite a few sentiments on those that would be good for cards.
Here are the ephemera packs from both collections:
And a couple of extra papers and some scraps:
Since I was going through my stamps, I pulled a few more sets that I thought I could use with these papers:
I also have the stamp set from the Kid At Heart collection - which I forgot to grab from my desk when I took the photo. It would make me so happy to use a few of these this month!
Here's hoping that October is a better scrappy month for me!
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
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