Thursday, December 1, 2022

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash - December Kit

Hello, everyone! Happy December 1st to each of you! I can't believe that we are already at the end of another year of creating stash bash kits. I have been pretty successful with a few of my kits and the others - not so much - but it is always great to make an effort to use up my stash each month!

Before I get to my December kit I want to give an update on my November kit. I am so happy to say that the only full sheets of paper that I have left are the tag paper and the journaling box paper! Everything else was cut into and I don't even have too many scraps left over. I still have a couple of double-page layouts that I would like to make from our zoo trip so it looks like I may need to pull out the rest of the papers from that collection or dive into my stash to see what will go with it. 

I also want to thank Brandi for playing along with us last month! I loved seeing the beautiful layouts that she made using her 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 kit as possible on different projects. Then, on the last day of the month (or in my case on the first of the next 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 Lisa's blog (or both if you choose) so that we can see who is joining us each month!

Now, on to December's kit. I had such a hard time deciding what to pull for my kit this month. I really want to work on Christmas stuff - past December Daily albums for Ada (I'm two years behind there and year three for them started yesterday) and I really want to try and do another December Daily for us this year, too...but trying to whittle down all of those supplies just wasn't happening for me for this challenge. So, I decided to pull papers for Ada's 8th Birthday photos from last year. She turned 9 yesterday - I don't know how she can already be 9! - and we are having her birthday party on Saturday, so more birthday photos will be taken and more birthday layouts will need to be made! I would like to get her 8th birthday photos all scrapped and in the books before I need to start on her 9th birthday photos!

Here is the recipe for December:

Our focus item for this month is stamps - which makes me happy! Hopefully, I will get a stamp or two used this month!

Here is my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash Kit for December:

My kit mostly consists of Echo Park's Happy Birthday collection but there are a couple of papers -  the light blue paper and the yellow paper - that are from Echo Park's Let's Be Mermaid collection. The theme for Ada's party last year was Spongebob so the decorations were mostly all blue and yellow - with a touch of green and orange. The colors in this collection are pretty much perfect!

Here is a close-up of the papers:

I added in a couple of pieces of navy cardstock and white cardstock because I plan on making a single-page layout and at least one - maybe two - double-page layouts to finish out her birthday photos.

Here is a look at the embellishments:

For the embellishments, I have the sticker sheet from the collection, wood veneer birthday words, some washi tape, and a birthday stamp. I may pull other stamp sets once I get to work on the layouts, but this stamp set has yet to be inked up, so I am giving it a shot first.

Here are the scraps that I pulled:

I didn't have many scraps in the colors that I needed but I did pull what I could. I would love it if I didn't have to put these back into my scrap bins at the end of December!

I can't wait to get started using my kit and getting Ada's 8th birthday photos scrapped!

Head on over to 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
Stay tuned because I will be posting my Christmas kit a little later today. I have no intention of using all of it up - that would be impossible - but I would like to go over my plans for it at least, and see just what I can do with it!

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  1. Great kit Lori! I have always loved this Echo Park line, so perfect for boys or girls! I can't wait to see what you create with it!

  2. Thanks for the shout out! I'm planning on playing along again! I loved this kit formula for a specific theme, helps take a lot of that decision making out of the process and I get layouts done so fast when I'm not digging through piles of Christmas paper!!! This month I'm doing Christmas Cookies :)