Monday, February 8, 2016

Challenge #11: 5 Things I Love About You

As we progress with the overall challenge I find myself considering photographs a stash all their own. Another stash that needs to be bashed in my world. I have talked about it on the blog and mentioned it here in the commments at various times. The short version is that I have 2,300 photos on my phone and that only includes the past 3 years of photographs that I have taken on my phone.  I am thinking back to the times that I even bought paper and/or embellishments because they would look great with a picture that I have and then never  completed the layout. Tell me I am not the only one that has done this. With this in mind, some of my challenges are photo driven.

I also think that using lists as design elements and creative journaling tactics can be a great way to use up some product from your stash. You can use brads or enamel dots as bullet points, stamp the numbers on to the page, or use numbers made from various materials to create your list. The possibilities are endless. 

Combining my desire to get my photos into an album and my love of lists I bring you this weeks challenge:

Create a "5 Things I Love About You" layout that includes a "5 Things I ove About You" list and a picture or pictures of someone special to you. 

Check the Facebook group page on Thursday for Gina's Bash Your Stash Challenge! 

Thanks again,


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Challenge #7: One Hour to Spare

As I sit here One hcompleting Gina's challenge to use a kit I am thinking a lot about our group and all that we have accomplished in January. We have accomplished great things!

 I am thinking about all of your comments, your posts, and trends that I see. One trend that I see is people not scrapping at all. We are still organizing, waiting for pictures, or waiting for time. Will we ever be as organized as we want to be?  Probably not.
Will we always be waiting? We shouldn't.  We will never have the time unless we make the time.  

 This week's challenge is for those of you that haven't started scrapping yet. I want you to spend one hour this week creating something. I want you to find your joy in creating. Create something, anything, and share it here in the album for this challenge. 

Thanks again for following along. I can't wait to see what you all create. 


Monday, January 18, 2016

Challenge #5: Let the Good Scrapping Juju Flow

I was on another scrapbooking Facebook group the other day and I saw someone post something like, "So much for staying current this year. Our dog just died and now I won't be able to bare looking at the pictures, too sad to scrap." This got me thinking about my own scrapbooking journey and the things I haven't documented.

I realized that there have been certain times when I didn't scrap because there are photographs that I have been avoiding. Photographs that me sad, photographs that were taken on hard days, and photographs that make me miss my mom so bad that it hurts. These photographs are seriously blocking the flow of my scrapping juju. The only way to unblock the flow is to scrap them. 

So our challenge this week is to get out a photo or photos that you know you should scrap, but you can't or don't do it because they include people, places, pets, and memories that for one reason or another you have been avoiding. 
Let's unblock the good scrapping juju flow by making a layout using at least one of these photographs that we have been avoiding. Remember it is going to be okay we are all in this together!!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Challenge #3: Abandoned and Forgotten

Do you remember that project you  abandoned last year? You know the one you printed all the photos and gathered the perfect supplies for?  Halfway through the project you stopped for this reason or that reason and you abandoned it. Now it is somewhere in your creative space abandoned and lost. 

Do you remember the time you bought that perfect collection to document that amazing event? 5 years later you have all but forgotten that you wanted to document that day, but you are reminded about it every now and then when you go through your stash and see the paper and embellishments that you bought just for that project. 

It is time to complete those abandoned and forgotten projects!!!

Our challenge this week is to make a list of your abandoned and forgotten projects that you want to complete
this year. Hang on to this list so that you can refer back to it throughout the year. Choose one of your projects to start on. Use the following prompts to create an action plan to get the project done.

1. What can't I wait to create?
2. All the great stuff I need to create it:
3. No pressure, but I want to complete this by:
4. It is better to give than to receive. This creation is for:
5. My plan of attack:

These prompts come from a little
book, "Hello, Let's Sew Something," from Baby Lock and Totally Stichin'. I got it from a swag bag at conference that I attended. While they made it with sewing projects in mind, I immediately saw it as a great tool for my scrapbook planning. You don't have to have this little book to plan, any notebook that you have on hand will do.

For this challenge share the project that you are going to start on in the album for Challenge #3M. Show us a picture of your abandoned or forgotten project that you are going to get started on.

Check the Facebook group page on Thursday for Gina's Bash Your Stash Challenge! 

Thanks again,


Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Bash Your Stash Challenge: Challenge #1

Sit down and meditate on  how you want your creative space, tools, and supplies to work for you. Once you know what you want, set a goal and then write down  what you will do to achieve it. Also write down any potential road blocks that you anticipate and brainstorm solutions so that when these road blocks stand in your way you are ready to knock them out and scrap on!

Now I want you to take that picture of your stash on Day 1(If you are just joining us take a picture of your stash and post in on the group Facebook page in the Bash Your Stash Before & After Album) Create a layout with it that includes where you are starting from, your picture; and where you are going to end up, your goal. 

This can be a 4x6 card for your project life album, an insert for your planner, you could put it on a clipboard to hang on your wall, or a traditional layout. Whatever you choose I want you to put it somewhere visible where you will see it often. Let it stand as a reminder, a reminder to you to BASH YOUR STASh!!!

This is just the beginning and we are going to have a great year! I can't wait to see where we all end up at the end of this challenge!!!

Check the Facebook group page on Thursday for Gina's Bash Your Stash Challenge! 

Thanks again,