Friday, July 1, 2022

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash Adventure 2022 ~ July edition!

Happy July!  What happened to June???  Gosh time sure has a way of moving right along doesn't it?  I always love the start of a new month, it's a chance to start fresh AND that means it's time for a new edition of The Great Stash Bash Adventure with Lisa & Lori!! So without further adieu let's get the party started with the July edition of Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash 2022!! 

For those who are new to the challenge 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 kits as possible on different projects. Then, on the last day of the month, we will do a recap post showing what stash we were able to bash!
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 some stash in 2022. If you accept the challenge to play along - link up on either my blog or Lori's Blog (or both if you choose) so that we can see who is joining us each month!

Now for our July Challenge:

I have a plethora of 12 x 12 stickers sheets!!  This is definitely one stash bash item I need to bash!  One thing I have found is that after I use up all the paper from the collection to which the 12 x 12 sticker belongs I usually have MANY stickers left!  So I place these orphan stickers in a drawer so I can easily access them when making cards or my TN spreads...then once I am down to just a few stickers that I know I most likely wont' ever use because they aren't pertinent to my activities i.e. fishing or something like that I then pull them off the sheet, place them on wax paper and include them in a card I am sending to someone that I think might enjoy them OR if that person isn't crafty I will just decorate the envelope of the card I mailing them with those random stickers!  The partial sticker sheets I am using in this month's kits are going to be "destashed" at the end of this month and moved along to new homes! The full sheets I will most likely keep for a bit longer but I need to make more room in my drawer!

Now for this months kits!!!
This month I have created 2 fun kits!
My 1st July kit:
This kit includes papers from the Simple Stories Summer Days collection.  I have decided I have hoarded this collection long enough, it's time to use it!  

The front of my favorite papers and scraps:
My two scrap papers are pretty large and the one is cut apart cards that I think are so fun, hoping to use them up!  These papers are from Echo Park Summer Dreams (cut apart cards) and Echo Park Summer Bliss (a really old collection that is basically now all scraps!)

The back side of the papers & scraps:

My embellishments and stash bash item- 12 x 12 sticker sheets:
The tickets are cut out from some old October Afternoon paper.  My 12 x 12 sticker sheets are from the Simple Stories Summer Farmhouse collection, Echo Park Summer Bliss collection, and the Simple Stories Sumer Days collection.  

My second kit:
These papers and the ephemera pieces are all from the Vicki Boutin Color Study collection.

My favorite side of the papers and scraps:
I just love these papers and bought just the few you see here and have neglected using them because they are so gorgeous, but it's time to make more room for more Vicki Boutin goodness!!  I love EVERY collection she releases!  I am planning to treat myself to some of her newest line called Print Shop if I use up this kit!

The back side of the papers and scraps:
For this kit I plan to make some dividers for a notebook I am making to keep all the things from a new subscription group I joined called Cultivate.  I am excited to use up these papers making some cute dividers and a cover for my notebook!

A close up of my 2 x 12 sticker sheets:
This Vicki Boutin collection does not have a matching 12 x 12 sticker sheet but I was able to pull out a bunch of the ones I currently have including letter stickers (since I'm using this kit for dividers I need letter stickers), that I think will work with these papers.  I think some of them will even coordinate with my first kit as well!  They are from the following collections:  Simple Stories I Am, Echo Park Creative Agenda, Simple Stories Carpe Diem, Echo Park Creative Agenda, Photo Play Paper Wild Honey, Jenni Bowlin (these letter sticker are SUPER old!) and Photo Play Paper Wicker Lane! 

The embellishments that are not 12 x 12 sticker sheets:
The ephemera and cut apart card sheet are from the Vicki Boutin Color Study line. The stickers are from the Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope collection.

Here are the rules for 2022:
Each month we will create a kit with 10 or more papers (dig into your stash for new or old papers it's up to  you!), 5-7 scrap papers (let's keep those scrap piles under control!), 3-4 embellishments (new or old- you decide), and a stash bash item!  This month's stash bash item is 12 x 12 sticker sheets!!
1. Follow the challenge prompt to create a kit to work with throughout the month. You may use other items, but try to concentrate on using your kit. 
2. Create new, not previously posted projects using your stash kit.
3. If you have a blog - please include the challenge graphic & 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 - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2022
Since this is a just for fun challenge the rules are not set in stone BUT we have them to help you focus on what really matters using your stash!  We also hope you will help spread the word of our fun challenge so others may join in!!  You know you have at least one friend who needs to use her stash!! 

I am super excited to dig into my fun kit this month!! I hope you will join Lori and myself as we endeavor to bash some stash!  Remember if you play along make sure and use the hashtag #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2022.  I can't wait to see your kit!  If you create a kit link up below to share with us all!!  Happy creating!!

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Monday, June 20, 2022

Sketch N Scrap card sketch #220

Happy Monday!!  It's a new week and what a great way to kick off a new week than with a new card sketch!  June is flying by and it's time for the last sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap!!  Today sketch artist Lori is debuting her FIRST ever card sketch!  How fun!
Here is Lori's amazing card sketch:

Here is the card I created with this fun sketch:

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake & Early Espresso; embossing folder: Sizzix; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories So Rad; die: Stampin' Up stitched circle; sticker: Echo Park Let's Go Camping; Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso; Stamp: Stampin' Up Simply Sketched.

This card was SUPER easy to make!  In fact, I need a bunch more masculine birthday cards so I plan to use this same sketch and these same stickers/papers to create a few more cards!!  I hope you will join in the fun this month and play along with us at Sketch N Scrap!! Happy creating!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

TN Time with Lisa & Lori ~ June edition!!

Happy June!!  Wow, this month is flying by!  As you may have noticed this post is a bit late this month and that is because I was out of town last weekend and unable to get my post up before I left!  But better late than never right??!!  So let's get the party started for another edition of our TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge! 

HERE IS HOW OUR CHALLENGE WORKS: 
This is a monthly challenge that launches on the 10th of each month  You will have until the 9th at midnight CST to link up your entries. If you complete my sketch challenge link your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below. If you combined my challenge with Lori's challenge link up your spread here on my blog AND on Lori's Blog (My Happy Life). This is a "just for fun" challenge with no prize, but isn't the real prize just documenting your memories and getting more pages done in 2022???!!!! 
Now for my challenge!! Here is this month's sketch:

Now for Lori's Challenge (June 18th-July 9th):

Here is my layout using both the sketch & Lori's challenge:
I just had to document this hilarious story from my glamping retreat at The Lone Star Glamp Inn back in April!  This pocket was the perfect spot to document this funny story of the mysterious case of the missing campers!  My fellow campers Merry & Jodi pictured with me here and I actually missed the first group photo!  We were in their tepee and didn't hear the announcement to go outside for the picture!!  So when we came out of their tepee a few minutes later everyone was gone!!  So we went outside and walked around the corner only to find out that they had already taken the photo!!  Luckily they hadn't put everything up yet so we were able to get in the photo on the second take!  The funny part is that everyone was suppose to make sure their roomie was there and that no one was missing....but my roomie just assumed I was there somewhere in the crowd...but thankfully we didn't have to set the photo up again as we weren't THAT late lol!!  But it got a lot of laughs from everyone and will be a great camp story to tell for years to come...however, our fearless leader Paula G didn't think it was so funny.  I think she will agree that getting a group photo is somewhat like herding cats!!!

Now for some close ups:
Here is a close up of the label I used for Lori's challenge!  This label and the ephemera are from the Let's Get Crafty line by Kelly Bangs for Simple Stories!!  I thought it was only fitting to use this line since Kelly was at the retreat!! 

I used a Project Life Journal card to document my story instead of a tag as it gave me more room and was pre-made, which is a plus! 

Supplies Used:  Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Let's Get Crafty & My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy (Scrap for banner on pocket); ephemera: Simple Stories Let's Get Crafty; enamel dots: Pebbles; letter stickers: Bella Blvd (pink) & Jillibean Soup (blue); Project Life card- unknown source.

NOW FOR THE RULES FOR THE CHALLENGE:                              
1.Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2.Create a new, not previously posted project.
3.You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4.If you have a blog include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5.You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6.Multiple projects are okay but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7. Most importantly have FUN!

Be sure to stop by Lori's blog to see her awesome TN spread for this challenge! I hope you will find time to join in the fun this month!  We can't wait to see what you create!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash 2022 ~ June edition!!

Happy June!  I absolutely can't believe it is June already, even though as hot as it is here in Texas it sure feels like Summer already!!  It's a new month so that means it's time for a new edition of The Great Stash Bash Adventure with Lisa & Lori!! So without further adieu let's get the party started with the June edition of Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash 2022!! 

For those who are new to the challenge 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 kits as possible on different projects. Then, on the last day of the month, we will do a recap post showing what stash we were able to bash!
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 some stash in 2022. If you accept the challenge to play along - link up on either my blog or Lori's Blog (or both if you choose) so that we can see who is joining us each month!

Now for our June Challenge:

Here are the rules for 2022:
Each month we will create a kit with 10 or more papers (dig into your stash for new or old papers it's up to  you!), 5-7 scrap papers (let's keep those scrap piles under control!), 3-4 embellishments (new or old- you decide), and a stash bash item!  This month's stash bash item is tags!!
1. Follow the challenge prompt to create a kit to work with throughout the month. You may use other items, but try to concentrate on using your kit. 
2. Create new, not previously posted projects using your stash kit.
3. If you have a blog - please include the challenge graphic & 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 - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2022
Since this is a just for fun challenge the rules are not set in stone BUT we have them to help you focus on what really matters using your stash!  We also hope you will help spread the word of our fun challenge so others may join in!!  You know you have at least one friend who needs to use her stash!! 

This month I have created 2 fun kits!
My 1st June kit:
For the rest of the year I am going to concentrate on using up some of my CTMH papers. I just love them but I have hoarded them long enough lol!  These papers are from the Sweet Girl and Feels Like Home lines from CTMH. 

A close up of my favorite side of the papers:

A close up of the back sides of the papers:

My embellishments & stash bash item- tags:
These embellishments are so fun!  They are from the CTMH Sweet Girl line and the ephemera is from the Pebbles Peek a Boo You line.  Some of the tags are from the Pebbles Peek a Boo You line and some are from Fancy Pants.

My second kit:
I love the colors in this kit!!  These papers are from the Cocoa Vanilla These Days line and one paper (words) from the Pebbles This is Family line.

A close up of my favorite side of the papers:

A close up of the back sides of the papers:

My embellishments & stash bash item- tags:
I am in LOVE with these cut apart cards and borders that are also from the Cocoa Vanilla These Days line!!  The stickers are from the Cocoa Vanilla These Days line and Pebbles Fifth Avenue line.  The tags are from Fancy Pants and Echo Park!

I am super excited to dig into my fun kit this month!! I hope you will join Lori and myself as we endeavor to bash some stash!  Remember if you play along make sure and use the hashtag #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2022.  I can't wait to see your kit!  If you create a kit link up below to share with us all!!  Happy creating!!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

TN Time with Lisa & Lori ~ May 2022 edition!

Happy May!!  Wow, April sure flew by!  We went from Spring to Summer in like a day here in Texas, it's already in the 90's!  Yikes!!  But luckily that means I can stay in and create!!  It's that time of the month again, time for another edition of the TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge!  Yay! 


So let's get this party started with the May edition of the TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge.  
HERE IS HOW OUR CHALLENGE WORKS: 
This is a monthly challenge that launches on the 10th of each month  You will have until the 9th at midnight CST to link up your entries. If you complete my sketch challenge link your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below. If you combined my challenge with Lori's challenge link up your spread here on my blog AND on Lori's Blog (My Happy Life). This is a "just for fun" challenge with no prize, but isn't the real prize just documenting your memories and getting more pages done in 2022???!!!! 
Now for my challenge!! Here is this month's sketch:

Now for Lori's challenge: (May 10-June 9th):
I have a confession to make!!  I made a mistake!  For some reason I just saw circles and not washi, so you will see my spread does not include the challenge to use washi! I had already taken my pictures when I realized it, so I will go back and figure out a place to add it soon and repost the pictures!!  And let's just say it's not because I don't have any washi to add to my layout that I missed it lol!!

Here is my layout using the sketch & PART of Lori's challenge:


Now for a few close ups:





  NOW FOR THE RULES FOR THE CHALLENGE:                              
1.Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2.Create a new, not previously posted project.
3.You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4.If you have a blog include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5.You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6.Multiple projects are okay but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7. Most importantly have FUN!

Be sure to stop by Lori's blog to see her awesome TN spread for this challenge! I hope you will find time to join in the fun this month!  We can't wait to see what you create!





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash 2022 ~ May edition!

Happy May!  I absolutely can't believe it is May already!!  Where did April go???!!!   It's a new month so that means it's time for a new edition of The Great Stash Bash Adventure with Lisa & Lori!! So without further adieu let's get the party started with the May edition of Lisa & Lori's Great Stash Bash 2022!! 

For those who are new to the challenge 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 kits as possible on different projects. Then, on the last day of the month, we will do a recap post showing what stash we were able to bash!
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 some stash in 2022. If you accept the challenge to play along - link up on either my blog or Lori's Blog (or both if you choose) so that we can see who is joining us each month!

Now for our May Challenge:

Here are the rules for 2022:
Each month we will create a kit with 10 or more papers (dig into your stash for new or old papers it's up to  you!), 5-7 scrap papers (let's keep those scrap piles under control!), 3-4 embellishments (new or old- you decide), and a stash bash item!  This month's stash bash item is enamel dots!!
1. Follow the challenge prompt to create a kit to work with throughout the month. You may use other items, but try to concentrate on using your kit. 
2. Create new, not previously posted projects using your stash kit.
3. If you have a blog - please include the challenge graphic & 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 - #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2022
Since this is a just for fun challenge the rules are not set in stone BUT we have them to help you focus on what really matters using your stash!  We also hope you will help spread the word of our fun challenge so others may join in!!  You know you have at least one friend who needs to use her stash!! 

This month I am back to just one kit!
My May kit:
Can you tell I am still on a Crate Paper kick??  I don't know why but I just love the vintage vibe of Crate Paper, in fact, there is nothing Crate Paper I haven't liked!!  So this month I stuck with Crate Paper but this time will be trying to use up the Marigold line I bought a while back and have been hoarding!! 

A close up of my favorite side of the papers:
All papers are from the Crate Paper Marigold line except one which is from the Crate Paper Magical Forest line (bottom dark green paper).

A close up of the back side of the papers:
Even the back sides of these papers are amazing, it makes it hard to pick a favorite side! 

My embellishments, including this month's stash bash item my enamel dots:
I have a mix of ephemera and stickers this month for my embellishments.  The stickers are from the Crate Paper Marigold & Fresh Bouquet lines and Jen Hadfield's 5th Avenue line which I think coordinates well with my papers!  The ephemera packs are from Pink Fresh Studios Days of Splendor, Fancy Pants Yellow Door and The Gr8tful Chick's Project Gr8tful collection by Illustrated Faith from November of 2021.

I am super excited to dig into my fun kit this month!! I hope you will join Lori and myself as we endeavor to bash some stash!  Remember if you play along make sure and use the hashtag #lisaandlorisgreatstashbash2022.  I can't wait to see your kit!  If you create a kit link up below to share with us all!!  Happy creating!!



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Sunday, April 10, 2022

TN Time with Lisa & Lori ~ April 2022 edition!

Happy weekend!  After taking last month off due to the death of my Dad I am back with another edition of one of my favorite challenges: TN Time with Lisa & Lori. I love working in my traveler's notebooks and this challenge gives me the excuse to make time to create in this fun smaller format!!  

So let's get this party started with the April edition of the TN Time with Lisa & Lori challenge.  
HERE IS HOW OUR CHALLENGE WORKS: 
This is a monthly challenge that launches on the 10th of each month  You will have until the 9th at midnight CST to link up your entries. If you complete my sketch challenge link your TN, bullet journal or planner spread below. If you combined my challenge with Lori's challenge link up your spread here on my blog AND on Lori's Blog (My Happy Life). This is a "just for fun" challenge with no prize, but isn't the real prize just documenting your memories and getting more pages done in 2022???!!!! 
Now for my challenge!! Here is this month's sketch:

Now for Lori's challenge: (April 10-May 9th):

I just love stickers!!  It shows too, because I have a plethora of them so this was a super easy challenge for me!! 
 Here is my spread using both the sketch & Lori's challenge:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Hey Crafty Girl & PhotoPlay Paper; stickers: title "CREATE" Photo Play Paper, Girl, flowers, word strip, subtitle words & tack- Simple Stories Hey Crafty Girl; enamel dots: Simple Stories I Am;

Now for some close ups:
I am still working on finishing up my 2020 TN that I spilled coffee on and had to re-do! I believe I only have 3 more layouts to go to complete it!  I loved that the color scheme in the Hey Crafty Girl collection I wanted to use on this spread totally matched my picture, I think that is every crafter's dream lol!  

This letterboard is fussy cut from one of the patterned papers, how cute is that?  I now wish I had gotten 2 sheets of this paper as I just love these letter boards, they can be used with more than just this line and are easy to fussy cut!  Glad I still have some left!!
   
                           NOW FOR THE RULES FOR THE CHALLENGE:                              
1.Create a TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK, PLANNER, OR BULLET JOURNAL spread based on the CHALLENGE THEME and/or our sketch. 
2.Create a new, not previously posted project.
3.You are welcome to combine with other challenges.
4.If you have a blog include the challenge graphic & a link to our challenge in your post.
5.You can link to social media if you don't have a blog. If you show your project on Instagram, please make sure to use #TNtimewithLisaandLori 
6.Multiple projects are okay but they must be posted to InLinkz or social media separately.
7. Most importantly have FUN!

Be sure to stop by Lori's blog to see her awesome TN spread for this challenge! I hope you will find time to join in the fun this month!  We can't wait to see what you create!



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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