Challenge #36 ~ Stash time!

Surprise! We are adding something new around here… every month we will be spotlighting a few of our dt members in a mid-month challenge. The rules are the same – gain inspiration (scraplift) any monthly or mid-monthly challenge or layout of ours, link it up, and you’ll have a chance at a gdt position with us.

Mid-month November and we felt the need to clean up a bit. Nothing new, all old – using up our stash-n-scraps! Here are a few layouts based on using up our stuff.

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Michelle

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Tiffany

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Alaina

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Deborah

She was supposed to debut at the end of the month, but she’s already furiously at creative work with us in the team lounge! Please welcome Deborah Malbone of If It’s Groovy http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com/ to the team!

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Faye

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Katherine Blue

Look who stuck around! We are so happy to have her carousing the team office again!

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Khristen

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Kimmy

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Lindsey

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So now you can see how we use our stash! Here are a few tips, too:

  • use all scraps,don’t buy when you have drawers full of lots of unopened goodies (you know we all do lol),make your own hand-made embellies!
    – Deb
  • I save all my scraps and use them on cards.
    – Khristen
  •  A good idea is to immediately punch out shapes with your leftovers and keep them in a big jar at your fingertips.
    – Deb
  • A storage idea for all your scraps is to group things by color. I have two stacks of Iris 12″x12″ drawers, and each contains embellishments of the same color. I also use mason jars for smaller embellishments, also sorted by color. If you won’t be able to remember what the company or manufacturer is, small jewelry baggies or jotting the name on the back of the embellie works.

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Alright, your turn! Be inspired (scraplift) any one of our monthly or mid-monthly layouts or challenges and link it up. You will then have a chance to spend a month as gdt!

p.s. xoxo



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Challenge #35 ~ Timeline

First of all, our thoughts and hearts and prayers go out to the Northeast in the aftermath of #Sandy. I am writing this just hours after our internet/cable/phone was restored. We are among the very lucky.

Secondly, thank you for all the birthday wishes on our Facebook pages! We will be celebrating in January with a very exciting buddy-blog-hop! Stay tuned for more information…

And now on to November! So I really tipped the scales. Gave the girls and sketch PLUS Facebook challenge! Timeline – love it or hate it, you’re stuck with it! Well you know these girls are nowhere in the box, so wait till you see how we were inspired by the sketch!

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LINDSEY

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MICHELLE

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TESS

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TIFFANY

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ALAINA

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CHRISTA

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FAYE

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KHRISTEN

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KIMMY

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…and I am just tickled to welcome back…

KAT BLUE!

Yes, Miss Katherine Boddy Blue is visiting us for a month!
Read our team’s comments below. 🙂

papers and stickers Pink Paislee (old stash-retired product I think called Butterfly Garden and Queen Bee collections...MME rubon, chipboard butterfly from Michaels dollar section, calendar paper Tim Holtz (again old stuff)...I am aon a sue my stash kick! misc odds and ends that I only had one of...I'm a pro at using old stash now.......

Khristen Foss Love that pop of green to tie in with the photos…great layout!!
Lindsey Krauss You sure managed to get a whole bunch of stuff on there, but it doesn’t look trashy! I love brown and green. 🙂 Well done!
Christa Davidson Uttley Whoa! This looks great! How intrepid you are!
Kimmy Jaster I love it! Those small photos are so cool
Michelle Hernandez I really like this!!! You did a fantastic job- what materials did you use? I love those die cuts! And those alphas are awesome!
Faye Perata Great job!!! I love that you used so many pictures!!!
Gorgoeus layout Kat… I love the calendar pieces. They make it a real timeline!!

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Alright xoxo chicks! As usual, scraplift any one of us, or gain inspiration from the sketch, Facebook, or Timeline, enter your layout or link by midnight November 30th and you will be eligible for an exclusive guest design team spot with us at xoxo scrapbooking.