Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash March Kit

 Hello, hello! Happy March 1st to you! Ahhh, March! Spring is so close I can almost taste it! We have had a very mild February - yesterday it was 70 degrees - and I just hope the above-average temperatures stick around for a while.

It is time for the March edition of Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash. If you don't know what Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash is all about - here is how it 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 year we have added a bashket challenge to our kit challenge. Every month we pick 10 items that we want to get used up this year in a basket. We try to use as many of those items as we can during the month. If we don't use them all then those items stay in the basket and at the beginning of the next month, 10 more items are added. The object of the challenge is to try to keep your basket from overflowing!

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. 

Here is the "recipe" for March:

To create your kit, pull 10 papers, 3-4 embellishments, 5-7 scrap papers, and our focus item - which is enamel dots/bling.

Be sure to pick your 10 items for your bashket!

For March I have decided to go with a summer collection. The weather we have been having has me so ready for warm temperatures all of the time. That, paired with the fact that I have three new summer collections on my wish list right now, made me want to try to clear out at least one of the summer collections in my stash so I won't feel so bad about adding new ones.

Here is a look at my kit: 

I have chosen the Simple Stories Summer Lovin' collection to try to finish off this month.

Here is a look at the papers I have left from this collection:

The sides that are showing are the sides that I plan to use. Here is a look at the back sides of these papers - just in case I change my mind:

There is a very good chance that I will use some of the cut-apart papers!

Here are the embellishments that I have chosen:

I have the 12x12 sticker sheet, the sticker book, the ephemera packs, doilies, washi tape, twine (that I found when looking for my bashket items), washi tape, and our focus item - enamel dots. I forgot to add bling to my kit and I have a few packs that I think will go with it, so I will add those, as well. 

Here are the 3x4 cut-apart cards, the 4x6 cut-apart cards, and the tag paper. 

I have plans to make a couple of project life layouts with the cut-apart cards.

Here are the scraps that I added to my kit:

Now for my bashket items. I have not done too well at keeping my bashket from almost overflowing.I'm pretty sure when I add these items to it it will be at capacity - unless I upgrade to a bigger basket! I have used up a few of the items but I really would have liked to have used more than what I have, so I  made sure to pick items that coordinate well with my kit. 

I have lots of Freckled Fawn, Gosssamer Blue, and Studio Calico goodies for my bashket. I decided to subscribe to the Freckled Fawn embellishment kit, at least for a few months this year, so I want to use up some of what I have been hoarding! Lots of labels, lots of chipboard - lots of things that would work great with my kit!

I cannot wait to dive into this kit!

Now, 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 - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2023
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have an awesome day!

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  1. What an amazing kit! I love the bright colors and can't wait to see what you do with this super cute kit!

  2. That is a great kit. I really need to start doing this so I bust through large amounts of my stash.