I've been a fan of challenge blogs for a long time. I often seek them out when in need of just a pinch of inspiration. One of my all-time favorite challenge sites was How Much is Too Much. But unfortunately, that site eventually came to an end (as have many of my favorite sites).
Why did I enjoy that particular site so much? Well, because it encouraged me to "shop my stash." We all have similar problems... we like to hoard pretty crafty supplies, and even after I purged and purged, and donated tons of supplies during a recent downsizing, I still had enough scrappy supplies to open my own store in my home. So, here I sit wondering if I'll ever really use that favorite piece of paper from Sassafras I've been saving, or the Rusty Pickle rub ons I was in love with when they came out. Well, this made me think, why not revive some of those well-loved and missed challenge blogs of the past? It's time to start shopping your stash ladies (and gents?). So, without further ado, here is this blog's inaugural challenge. The plan is to link a stash challenge with a site challenge. That way YOU get to "double dip." You benefit by using up your supplies, AND you get the chance to be entered in a variety of prize opportunities. (if you are a site that offers challenges for your visitors, and you'd like to be featured here, just email me :) )...
Shop Your Stash: Challenge #1
The Triple Threat: Printed Paper, Chipboard, and Ribbon
Here's the deal: For this challenge you are going to use at least three printed or patterned items.
1. Use a patterned paper that is either from your stash, or if you are a kit subscriber, from a kit that is more than 6 months old!
2. Use a piece of patterned or printed chipboard (non-alpha). For example, the printed chipboard used on this card was from an OLD KI Memories collection. Love that black and white!
3. Use a patterned (vs solid colored) piece of ribbon.
Since this blog was inspired by some posts on the Studio Calico Message Board, let's hook our first challenge up with them!
Your goal is to submit to the Member Gallery Featured Layout Scraplift Challenge featuring a beautiful layout by Melissamann.
Since their deadline is Monday February 4th, so is ours!
Be sure to link your layout here to show us that you're playing along! Good luck everyone!