Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Besties - Sketch N Scrap #299

Hello, hello! Happy Tuesday to you!  I hope that your week is off to a good start.

Today I am sharing the layout  I made using the June 15th sketch from Sketch N Scrap and my Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit for June. Here is a look at the sketch:

And here is my layout:

For this layout, I pulled papers - and a few scraps - from my June kit for Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash. I knew I wanted to use the paper with all of the fun words on it for these photos of Ada and her bestie on their first sleepover. I pulled papers that matched the colors in the text paper and went to work. 

My kit didn't include many flowers, so I raided my die-cut stash and found a few that would work. This layout came together so quickly and I love the end result!

Here are a couple of close-ups:

When I was looking for the flowers, I came across the paperclips and thought they were perfect for this layout and they tucked in nicely in each of the clusters. 

For the title, I cut the letters from each of the patterned papers to mimic the words in the text paper. I then added foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Be sure to stop by Sketch N Scrap for more inspiration. I hope you have a chance to play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have an awesome day!

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash June Kit Challenge


Hello, everyone! Happy June 1st! I hope that your weekend is off to a wonderful start. I can't believe it is already June 1st - my favorite month of the year! The weather the last few days has been beautiful, the pool is ready to go, and I say - bring on summer!

Are you ready for a new Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash kit challenge? I am, and I may have gone a little overboard this month, but I'll get to that in a bit. As for my May kit, I did pretty well last month using my kit. I still have a couple of projects in progress so I can't definitively say just how well is did just yet, but I am happy with how much I used last month!

Let's get to this month's kit. Here is a little info on this challenge -  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 will be a just-for-fun challenge so there is no monthly prize - but the real prize is 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 June's recipe:

To create your kit, pull 10 papers, 3-4 embellishments, 5-7 scrap papers. Our focus item for June is cut apart/Project Life cards.

Here is my kit for June:

As I said above, I went a little overboard this month. My kit is almost double what is required! I just couldn't help myself. Once I started pulling papers, I just couldn't stop! Nor could I narrow it down to just 10, so I am going with 18 papers double, maybe triple, the embellishments!

Here are the papers I have chosen:

This summer-themed kit is full of (mostly) Echo Park, but it also includes Pebbles, Close To My Heart, Pink Fresh Studios, Pink Paislee, Felicity Jane, Photo Play, and Project Life papers. I am spreading the love around this month!

Here is a look at the embellishments:

I have included a 12x12 sticker sheet, a couple of Echo Park Sticker books, Echo Park ephemera, the 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park, a 6x8 paper pad from Simple Stories, a sticker book from Simple Stories, enamel dots, doilies, and some wood veneer. 

Here are the scraps that I have pulled:

A good variety of scraps this month!

Our focus item for June is cut-apart cards/Project Life cards and this is what I pulled:

I pulled in a couple of cut-apart papers from Simple Stories for May and June because I hope to work on my Project Life album a lot this month. I also pulled the cut part papers from the Echo Park My Favorite Summer collection and got them all cut up and ready to go. I also found a strip of tags from a Simple Stories collection that I threw in - just in case I need something for journaling, and then I added in my most recent Elle's Studio and Studio Calico kits. I've been doing pretty well with my Project Life album this year and hope to get even more caught up this month.

Here are a few stamp sets that I have pulled in hopes of using this month:

I think I am going to challenge myself to use at least one stamp from each of these sets this month!

I am super excited to get started with my kit and I hope it's a very productive month!

Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog - My Creative Endeavors - to see the beautiful kit that she has put together. I always love to see her kits!

Don't forget - 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 - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2024

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