October 31, 2014

Design Team / Sketch Designer Call

It's that time again!   Scrap Our Stash is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our next term.  We are in search of a Sketch Designer and Layout Designers with a variety of creative styles, who are enthusiastic, reliable and committed.

The call is also open to past and present design team member as well as international designers.

Important Dates to Remember: 
Submissions will be taken until:  Nov 15th ~ 11:59 PM (PST)
New Design Team will be announced:   Nov 29th
New Design Team Reveals:  Jan 1st 2015

SOS Team Requirements

  •  Commit to a 6 month term:  Jan – Jun 30, 2015
  •  Complete 2 layouts a month (Challenges are posted 2-3 months in advance with due dates)
  • Visit challenge participants blogs and leave comments.
  •  Maintain an active and updated blog.  
  • Post our challenges, events, and your projects on your blog on reveal day and link back to the   SOS Blog.
  • Promote SOS challenges and events on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Display the SOS “Design Team Blinkie” on your blog
  • Actively participate in one blog hop or event during the term.
  • Have a Facebook account.  Our Design Team Group is on FB and that is how we communicate with the team.
  • The Sketch Designer will be responsible for creating (1) sketch each month, which will be due at   least two months before the challenge goes live so that the team has ample time to create their reveals.  You will be responsible for creating sketches for any Scrap Our Stash events that require a sketch.
  • The Sketch Designer will not be required to create a layout for the challenges unless he/she chooses to do so.
  • A link to your blog and your photo will be displayed on the SOS blog, which has a large following.
  • Your creations will be promoted through several online sources.
  • You will be a part of a group of fun loving, drama-free scrappers!
Your application must include the following: 
  • First and Last Name, Email Address and Location
  • Link to your Blog
  • List of Current Design Teams (No previous experience required)
  • 1 -2 short paragraphs letting us know a little about you.
  • If you are applying for the Sketch Designer position, please include (2) non-published examples of your sketches.  *If you are selected as the Sketch Designer, these sketches may be used for future challenges on the site.
  • Email your application to: scrapourstash@gmail.com with Design Team Call or Sketch Designer in the subject line. 
We are looking forward to seeing another round of amazing applications!

October 30, 2014

October Winners Announced!!!!

We had so many beautiful entries this month with such great talent that again it was very hard for our Design Team to choose our Top 3.
Thank you to all of you who linked up with us for our October Challenges!!!

The Design Team has voted and here's the 
October Top 3 
(in no particular order…)
Congratulations ladies!!!!
One of you will be contacted and invited to be our Guest Designer for the month of December.
Please grab our new TOP 3 blinkie below so that you can BRAG on your own blog ;)

And now for our October randomly drawn winner...
#30 Stephanie
Congratulations Stehanie
 you have won the following prize:
Please leave a comment below AND...
email us at scrapourstash@gmail.com with October winner in the subject line and your choice of gift card so that we can get your prize out to you right away! 

Also, please grab our WINNERS blinkie below to add to your blog!

Thanks again everyone and we hope you are looking forward to participating in our 
November Challenges!

Make sure you stop in tomorrow, 
we have a big "Not So Spooky"announcement to make!!!!

October 29, 2014

"July Babies Rock" Layout by DT

Hello All!!!
Today's wonderful inspiration is the creative work of DT Patricia, inspired by our 
October Sketch/Color Combo Challenge:
Patricia shared this about the challenge and her page:
"What a challenge you had this month! The color combo in conjunction with the sketch was fun and...yes, you guessed it....challenging! The pics I used were from birthdays celebrated in July! I have tons of birthdays to celebrate in July, even mine! From family to friends, we take over!

For this challenge I used a line of paper I have had in my stash from KI Memories, "PlayList". It had most of the colors that were in the color palette which made it somewhat easier! I Added some old faithful flowers that I had to blow some dust off! Alphas came from Echo Park's "Photo Freedom" embellishment stickers and gotta love that Heidi Swapp color shine!

Hope you enjoyed this months challenge as much as we did!
Thanks for stopping by!"

You still have time to submit entries to both of our October sketch challenges!
Please link up your layouts on the sidebar by 11:59 PM (PST) tonight, to enter into this month's random prize drawing and/or for a chance to be selected as one of our October Top 3.

October 1st 
"Bingo" Stash Challenge:
Create a new layout and choose any row (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) from the bingo card provided and add those items to your layout. 
Please note in your blog write up, which row you used to complete your layout.
You can use additional items as well.

October 15th 
"Sketch Color Combo" Challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the sketch 
(4) or more colors from the color palette .
White, Black, and Kraft are the ONLY other colors you can use.

And one more important thing...click HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!!

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:

Have a wonderful Wednesday and make sure you return tomorrow afternoon to see who made the Top 3 and who was the winner of the October prize!

October 28, 2014

"My Family" Layout by Rochelle

Hi Everyone!
We are back on the blog today sharing more
October Sketch/Color Combo
Today's feature is this lovely layout created by Rochelle:
Well there were a lot of colors I could of picked for this challenge! 
I had a few collections in mind but when I came across this one… Bo Bunny Serenade from 2012 I felt like this was a great opportunity to use up some old stash and it felt so good!!! 
 I used shades of the four colors - Cypress, Misted Yellow, Sangria and Cognac.

You still have until 11:59 PM (PST) tomorrow night to upload your entry for either of our October challenges for a chance to win this month's prize:

Thanks for stopping by
We will be making a big announcement on 
October 31st
so make sure you stop by to see what we are up to for the next couple of weeks!!!

October 27, 2014

"Such a Sweetheart" Layout by DT Megan

It's a marvelous Monday and we are happy to share with you DT Megan's
bright and cheerful layout she created inspired by our
October Sketch/Color Challenge
Here is what Megan shared about the challenge and her layout:
"I have to admit, I procrastinated this challenge as looking at all those colors kind of intimidated me, but then I began to just focus on a few and it got a lot easier! For my layout, I pulled together papers using four of the colors and went from there. The colors I used were Misted Yellow, Royal Blue, Aluminum and Aurora Red - the tags also have a little bit of Cognac. I flipped parts of the sketch and made an 8 1/2 x 11 layout instead of the 12 x 12 in the sketch. I added sewing and a few embellishments and called it done!"

Feeling inspired????
You have until October 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries for  our October
Sketch/Color Combo Challenge
as well as our
"Bingo" Stash Challenge
Each challenge completed and linked up will give you an entry into our monthly prize drawing.
Our prize this month is:
Click HERE for the October Challenges and details

Thank you for visiting us today and we hope you return tomorrow for more inspiration from opur talented Design Team!

October 26, 2014

"Silly Little Pilot" Layout by DT Tanti

We are continuing this week with more fabulous Design Team
Today DT Tanti is sharing her wonderful interpretation of the sketch using a great combination of colors from the fall color palette that was provided as part of the challenge:
Tanti shared this with us about the challenge and her layout:
"Colour challenge was always challenging for me. Especially this one. I had to go through all my paper stash. Turned over every single sheet to find the right colours. And I was so happy as I finally found them. From the colour palette I used: The Bright Cobalt, Sangria, Misted Yellow, Cognac and the Mauved Mist. The next problem for me was finding the embellishments in that colour combo. Cause I didn't have much. But after I took a look again to my papers, I thought they were busy enough so that I didn't have to add much embellishments on it."

Inspired by the Tanti's awesome layout?  
Here is a look at the sketch and the colors!
Click HERE for the challenge and details!

Enjoy the rest of your day and make sure you return tomorrow for more 
Design Team inspiration!!!

October 25, 2014

"Explore" Layout by DT Kate

We are back on the blog today with more Design Team inspiration!
DT Kate has created this awesome and as always fun layout inspired by our October
to share with you:
"While on vacation, we try to schedule things for both kids to enjoy together but sometimes, with my son being much younger and then also having some special needs, it's impossible. So, while in Florida, while the others went ziplining, he & I headed over to the Children's Museum. It was wonderful and since we got there early, there was hardly no one in there and my son got lots of one on one attention! "
I think I used every color in the color palette; it just so happened that this cute car paper had all the colors in it even if it didn't match the space theme LOL ... I then accented it with lots of yellow paper pieces from the stash. 2 of the tags have hidden journaling.

If you have not had a chance to play along with us this month, you have until
October 29th 11:59 PM (PST)
 to create and link up your entries for one or both of our
October Challenges
for a chance to win this month's prize:

Thank you for visiting us today and make sure you return tomorrow for more Design Team inspiration!

October 24, 2014

"Koreatown" Layout by DT Claire

We made it...it's Friday!
And we have some awesome inspiration to end your week with and to help get your scrapping mojo in tact for the weekend!
Today's inspiration is being shared by DT Claire, inspired by our
"I pretty much stayed true to the sketch with my layout. I love the fall colors that we were given to play with, they are beautiful. I was inspired by the blues, green, red, yellow, and aluminium. 
The collection I used, Simple Stories Urban Traveler, came closest to these colors and fit the story I was documenting. 
I look forward to seeing your layouts inspired by this year's fall colors."
Your turn to get out your supplies and create a page to share with us!

Here is a quick preview of the Octboer sketch and color palette:
For details and rules on the challenge, click HERE

Have a great weekend and happy scrapping!

October 23, 2014

"Missy and Sam" Layout by DT Robin

Yay!  It's Thursday!  
Today's ADORABLE feature is being shared by our talented DT Robin, inspired by our
"This was a fun layout for me to do. I, honestly, didn’t think I’d be able to complete it, initially. I had never done a color palette challenge like this one before. It was pretty easy once I noticed there was no pink in the palette. That eliminated a lot of patterned paper right off the top.

The sketch is a lot of fun, too. I obsess over tags. I used my Tim Holtz Large Tag Sizzix die to make my tags. I seem to get a lot of use out of that die!

For close-up pictures of the details, please visit my blog"

Are you up for the challenge?   
As always, you have until the 29th to complete and link up your interpretation of this month's challenge.   
Click HERE for the challenge and details!

More Design Team inspiration on the blog tomorrow!
See you then!

October 22, 2014

"Nine Lives" Layout by DT Nicole

It's Wednesday and we have some wonderful
inspiration to share with you!
Take a look at this fabulous layout DT Nicole created to share with us:
"First of all, let me just say that the Pantone 2014 Fall Colors are all gorgeous. Now the real challenge was to find a collection of papers and/or embellishments to match some of these warm, yet vivid tones. Because I softened up my layout a bit with my usual whitewashing technique, it's as if I have used a little lighter shade of each color chosen, but I assure you... I have tried to stay true to the color palette. The colors I chose are: Cypress, Aurora Red, Misted Yellow, Aluminum and a little touch of Bright Cobalt (in some tiny flowers on the pattern paper). The collection used is DIY Shop by Crate Paper. I absolutely adored working with the sketch - lots of layers to work with and, my favorite, tags! Hopefully you will play along with Sketch challenge #19!"

Here's a look at the sketch and the color palette:
Click HERE for details

We would love to see what you create inspired by this challenge!
You have until October 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entry for a chance to win the following prize to shop at your choice of:
Online Scrapbooking Store, Scrapbook Kit Club, Michaels, JoAnns or Hobby Lobby!
Return tomorrow for more awesome Design Team inspiration!
Have a scraptabulous day!

October 21, 2014

"Hello Summer" Layout by DT Leila

Hello and thank you for stopping by!
 Today's stunning inspiration is the beautiful creation of DT Leila, inspired by our
When I am sad or tired, I need the sea to calm down, to restore the energy. Whenever I'm so or whenever I get the chance, run to him, love to feel the sand feet or even just stay seated listening to the sound that the sea does, it calms me, it makes me happy. 

This is my interpretation of the sketch + some of the colors in the palette proposals.
 I hope you enjoy and are inspired to play with us.

Here is a look at this month's sketch and color pallet:
For details and challenge rules, click HERE

You have until November 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries for November Challenges!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

October 20, 2014

"Hello, Lil Darling" Layout by DT Joefil

Happy Monday!!!
Today we have some adorable 
inspiration to share with you!
Today's featured layout is the creative work of DT Joefil:
"This is fun and challenging challenge for me this time, I hope I got the color right. I used more than four color in the color palette, I used American crafts and recollections papers as well as the other embellishments."

It's your turn to dig into your stash and match up products inspired by our Fall color palette and create a layout inspired further by our October Sketch.
Click HERE for the sketch, color palette and details of the challenge!

Have a great week and we are looking forward to seeing how our followers interpret this month's sketch challenge!

More Design Team inspiration on the blog tomorrow, so make sure you stop by!

October 19, 2014

"First Day" Layout by Brenda

We care continuing this week with more
inspiration from our Design Team.
Just in case you have not had a chance to check out our October Sketch Challenge,
here is a look at the sketch and the color palette:
For details on the challenge, click HERE

And here is by take on the challenge:
I stayed true to the sketch and was inspired by the colors:
Royal Blue, Cypress Aurora Red, Misted Yellow and Aluminum

I combined Bo Bunny's "Pop Quiz" Collection with:
Simple Stories "Smarty Pants" Collection
(Cypress graph paper, brads, tennis shoe and push pin sticker)
Fancy Pants "Off To School" Collection
(Eyeglasses and Star)
Echo Park " Paper & Glue" 6 x 6 Pad
Numbered patterned paper
Lawn Fawn

I am looking forward to seeing everyone's take on this challenge!
You have until October 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) to complete this challenge and as well as our 
October Stash Challenge to be entered into our random drawing for our prize this month:

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your Sunday and make sure you return tomorrow for more Design Team inspiration!

October 18, 2014

"Faith" Layout by DT Elizabeth

It's Saturday, a good day to share some bright & cheerful inspiration!
Today's inspiration is this fantastic layout created by DT Elizabeth
inspired by our
"I loved this challenge a lot because the sketch was awesome as was the color palette! 
I used the blues, yellow, and red color from the palette and it was super fun creating!"

We hope that this month's sketch with color palette as well as our design team projects, inspire you to create a layout and link it up with us.
We look forward to seeing what everyone creates.
And remember this month, our randomly drawn winner will receive a gift card to shop where they choose:
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
More Design Team inspiration on the blog tomorrow!!!!

October 17, 2014

"You, The Sweetest" Layout by DT Dulcinea

Good morning paper crafting friends, thank you for stopping by!
Today's Sketch/Color Palette inspiration is being shared by DT Dulcinea:
"Do you find color challenge scary? I do, sometimes. 
But I love how I can put different colors together and make some unusual – for me - mixing of colors. For this one, I grabbed some material from my stash with mauve mist, misted yellow, royal blue and aluminum (I pulled out some aurora red, but I didn't use it) for this layout about my niece. 
Now, it’s your turn try this color and sketch challenge!"

Have a great weekend and if you have some time to play in your scrap room, why not create a layout inspired by our sketch and color palette! We would love to see how this challenge inspires you!
Click HERE for details.

Visit us tomorrow for more Design Team inspiration!

Enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend!

October 16, 2014

"Lava Molds" Layout by DT Steffanie

Good morning!   
Today's fabulous inspiration is being shared by our talented DT Steffanie:
Steffanie shared this about her reveal:
"Color challenges can sometimes be intimidating but this large palette gives you a lot to choose from. I gravitated toward the ones found in nature to highlight these photos---cypress, cognac, misted yellow, aurora red (which looks like a deep orange to me), and a tiny splash of royal blue. The blue worked well as it pulled in the blue off the shirt that my youngest was wearing!As for the sketch, I followed pretty closely except that the vertical title just didn't look right to me. After multiple attempts to make it work, I finally changed the placement to horizontal and the rest of my page started falling into place. Moral of the story---don't be afraid to change the sketch to suit your needs or your liking!"

Steffanie has done a fantastic job creating her layout using our October sketch and the colors from the color palette provided for this month's sketch challenge!

What 4+ colors from the palette will you use to create your layout?
Click HERE for the sketch, color palette and challenge details!

Thank you for visiting today and come back tomorrow for more Design team inspiration!

October 15, 2014

October Sketch Challenge #19

Hello, welcome to our October Sketch Challenge reveal!
This month our sketch challenge includes a color palette!
Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch 
(4) or more colors from the color palette below. 
White, Black, and Kraft are the ONLY other colors you can use.

Here is the sketch:
And here is the color palette:

Click HERE for the SOS Challenge Guidelines!!! 
Make sure to LINK your layout to Mr. Linky on our side bar no later than 
October 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

This is the prize you are playing for this month:
Choose where you want to shop...
Michaels. JoAnns or Hobby Lobby

October Guest Designer
Melinda Felicida
has created this fantastic layout inspired by our challenge to share with you:
"At the Pumpkin Patch"
Here is what Melinda shared about her layout:
"I used this cute photo of my son and my daughter for their first time picking the pumpkins.
I used more than 4 colors in the palette.."

Supply List:
Patterned Paper - We R Memory
Alphas - American Crafts Thickers
Embellishment - October Afternoon

Thank you so much Melinda for being our October Guest Designer and sharing your fabuluous  creations with us!  

We are looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful entries inspired by this challenge!

See you again tomorrow for more Design team inspiration!!!

October 14, 2014

"Sun Kissed" LO by DT Rochelle

Hey! Today I get to share my layout with you all! Here's my layout I created for the Stash Bingo Challenge:
This Layout is for my Jamaica album. Slowly but surely it's coming together! I used a Paper Secrets sketch for inspiration and for the Bingo Challenge I used the "O" column - Treat bag, Twine, Three photos, Stickers and Button.

Remember you have until the 29th of the month to get your Bingo Challenge layout uploaded to the side bar for a chance to win the monthly prize! :) 

Come back tomorrow for the Sketch Challenge! :) 

October 13, 2014

"Miss Serious" LO by DT Megan

Hi All!

Happy Monday! We are starting off the week with this wonderful layout from DT Megan:
This is what Megan said about her layout: 
"For this challenge, I scrapped a picture of my cute (yet serious) niece. The elements I added are from the "B" Column on the Bingo card, which are as follows: Stick Pin - Yellow Flower pin; Rhinestones - black and clear; Arrow - red and grey chipboard; Polka dot paper - Yellow with white polka dots; and Journal card - Grey card at the top cut down and used for journaling. This was a fun challenge and got to use a lot of stash items on this page!"

Here's the Bingo Card:

For more information on this challenge, click HERE.

October 12, 2014

"Make Your Own Magnum" LO by DT Tanti

Hey Crafters!

Today's inspiration is from our talented DT Tanti:
Here's what Tanti shares about her layout:

"Bingo challenge is one of my favorite challenge. There are so many conbinations to choose to complete the challenge. Make it easier for me to finish my page.
For this layout I used the second horizontal row from above:
Rhinestone ( I put it on the camera image ).
Envelope ( Mini vellum envelope).
Paper Clip.
Two Photos.
And Twine."

Come play Bingo with us!  Click HERE for more information! 

October 11, 2014

"Best Part of Today" LO by DT Tammi

Happy Saturday!!!

Here's some yummy inspiration from DT Tammi:
"I love bingo challenges! I used the bottom row which includes a journal card, paint, kraft paper, trim and flair!!" ~ DT Tammi

 Have a fun and relaxing Saturday and I will see you back here tomorrow for more Bingo inspiration! :) 

October 10, 2014

"Little Hula Flirt" LO by DT Claire

Yay! It's Friday! :) 

Claire is inspiring us today with her lovely layout:
This is what Claire said about her layout:
"Aloha! This was my first bingo challenge, woohoo, it was fun! I used the second horizontal row from the bottom: Polka Dot Paper, Polaroid, Wood Veneers, Sequin, and Stickers. I tucked a Polaroid frame behind the leaves and flowers, and used Thickers for the stickers.   In these photos, I am dancing the Hawaiian Hula, Aloha Week Hula, in which the first line of the song is "little hula flirt."  Hence the title of the layout and why I'm being a little sassy and a little flirty. 

I hope you have fun with this challenge, I know I did. I can't wait to see your layouts next."

For more information on this Bingo challenge, click HERE.

Have a great weekend!!!

October 9, 2014

"FATT Live" LO by DT Robin

Hey There!

Today we are inspiring you with the awesome layout from DT Robin:

This is what Robin said about her layout:

"This, here, is a layout of a recent concert my cousin and I went to, Fitz and the Tantrums.
For my BINGO, I chose N-down.
Tag: The pink journal section is a bottom portion of a tag.
Paperclip: Purple, arrow, paperclip.
Wood Veneer: Cute little camera.
Kraft Paper: LIVE ticket

Super, fun challenge!"

Now it's your turn! HERE is the bingo card! Don't forget to upload your layout by Oct. 29th! 

October 8, 2014

"Discover" LO by DT Nicole

Happy Hump Day! :) 

Today we are inspiring you with this awesome layout by DT Nicole:
This is what Nicole said about her layout:
"I digged deep into my stash to create this layout and had tremendous fun playing a great game of scrap bingo! I decided upon the B line and added 2 stick pins from My Mind's Eye, rhinestone flourish from Zva Creative, a couple enamel arrows from Heidi Swapp, polka dot paper and a journal card, both from It's the Little Things collection by Fancy Pants Design. So, all in all, a very fun layout of 3 little girls having a grand ol' time at Canada's Wonderland in Toronto. I can't wait to see which Bingo line you will pick!"

Here's the Bingo Card:

For more information, please click HERE.

Happy Scrappin'!