Thursday, June 1, 2023

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash June Kit

Hello, hello! Can you believe that it is already time for Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit reveal for June?! How can it be June already? The year is almost half over and that just doesn't seem possible! 

Before I get to this month's kit, I wanted to let you know that I am so happy with how much of my May kit I got used up. I made two 12x12 layouts and a double pocket page layout, and an insert for said pocket page layout. I have a couple of the papers that I had included for backgrounds and a couple of solid papers I had included for matting that I didn't use and a handful of cut-apart cards! I am still planning on doing a post for my pocket pages, and to show what I had left, but I have been so busy that it has had to wait. I am hoping to get it up by the first of the week, if not sooner.

Let's get to it. 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.  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 June:

To create your kit, pull 10 papers, 3-4 embellishments, 5-7 scrap papers, and our focus item for June - which is tags. Don't forget to pick your 10 items for your bashket!

 As I mentioned earlier, life has been so busy this last week, well, actually for most of May, and I didn't get a chance to plan out my kit like I normally do - it was all rather last minute. I decided to go with two mini-kits this month and see just how much of them I can get used up. I have noticed this year that I use up all of two or three papers in my kit - not leaving much in the way of scraps, so that is good, but I also don't use up many papers in my kit, either. A lot of that has to do with the fact that I don't have a lot of scrappy time lately. My goal this month is to see if I can continue to create without leaving much in the way of scraps and to also see if I can make a few more projects this month to use up more paper!

Here is my first mini-kit:

 This kit all started from those cut little flamingo die-cuts. I was looking for items for my bashket and found these cute little guys and that started the ball rolling. 

Let's take a closer look at the papers:

I started with the flamingo paper from Echo Park's Summer Dreams collection. While I was looking for it, I realized the rest of the collection was a good match for the photos that I want to use, so I pulled four more papers to complete my mini-kit.

Here is a look at the embellishments:

The 'good vibes' sunglasses die-cut was with the flamingos, so I added it, along with some acrylic pieces from Close To My Heart, enamel dots and shapes, a few doilies, a roll of washi tape, and the metal word dies that I added to my kit last month and never used.

Here are the scraps that I pulled:

I was running close on time so I just pulled what I could find quickly. I'm pretty sure I have some scraps from this collection so when I have a little time I will look for a few more.

Here is my second mini-kit:

This kit has papers from DCWV - Spring Blooms - paper pad and DCWV - Humble Abode - paper pad, stickers from Simple Stories -My Story - collection, enamel hearts from PinkFresh, doilies, and puffy stickers and stamp sets from Citrus Twist. 

Here are the papers:

The floral paper and the ombre paper are from the Spring Blooms paper pad, and the tone-on-tone orange grid paper is from the Humble Abode paper pad. The dot paper and yellow paper are actually scraps from last month's kit (which you will see below), and the blue...I may have to swap it out with a more turquoise-colored paper. 

Here are the embellishments:

I have the foam stickers and sticker book from Simple Stories, puffy stickers and stamps from Citrus Twist, enamel heart stickers from PinkFresh, doilies, acrylic pieces from Close To My Heart, washi tape, and I included my heart punch and tab punch.

Here are the scraps:

Our focus item this month is tags. I don't have a ton of tags in my stash - I say that but then I'm sure I will see what Lisa pulls and think, "I have that and should have pulled it!" I do have a few tag papers from Simple Stories but I decided to concentrate on the tags that I had put in my bashket a month or two ago and to include my metal tag dies to try to use this month:

I would love to get these tags on a layout or two this month.

I do have photos all picked out and ready to go and I cannot wait to put both of these kits to work!

Here are the ten items for my bashket:

1. - An ephemera pack from PinkFresh. I have used a few items out of this pack but not nearly all of it!

2. - Puffy stickers from We R Memory Keepers - I think,

3. - Rub-ons from Shimelle. The gold glitter rub-ons are pretty much disintegrating, so I don't know if they will be usable anymore, but I'm hoping to try a few this month to find out. 

4. - A brad pack from My Mind's Eye.

5. - A pack of metal embellishments from Close To My Heart.

6. - Puffy Stickers from Jillibean Soup from an old kit from The ScrapRoom.

7. - Wood embellishments from Recollections.

8. - A pack of cardstock stickers from Citrus Twist.

9. - Two Sheet of alphabet stickers from My Mind's Eye.

10. - Chipboard Stickers from PinkFresh.

I cannot wait to put my kits to use!

 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 a wonderful day!

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1 comment:

  1. Great lots Lori! I should have included my tag dies too...great idea and great way to use up some more papers (especially scraps!) I can't wait to see what you create with your fun kits!