Friday, January 10, 2014

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop

Hey everyone.  Welcome to my stop along the Practical Scrappers Scrapping our Stash blog hop! Hopefully you found me from Practical Scrappers, but if not head back there and start the hop at the beginning.  CHA is this weekend and that means the industry is putting out all kinds of fabulous new product.  So what better time to kick off our new monthly series of Scrapping our Stash!  A special shout out to the sponsor of today's hop: Kiwi Lane Designs!

Kiwi Lane Designs creates templates that help take the frustration out of scrapbooking!  And one lucky winner today will get a border set and an accessory set from Kiwi Lane.  We are big fans of Kiwi Lane Designs and in fact have several members of our design team who either currently or in the past have been a part of their design team!  Details on how you can win this prize are at the bottom of this post!

Personally, I decided I needed to use up some more Christmas stash.  I ended up with SO much this Christmas and since I know I'll want new stuff next Christmas, I need to use up more of what I already have.

I used a Studio Calico digital template to get the photo on my page and to give me the shapes for my cut out chevrons.  The papers are from Allison Kreft/Webster's Pages It's Christmas - my favorite Christmas line this year.

From there, I kept everything simple.  A little bit of title work, some ink splatters, wood veneers stars from Studio Calico and metal starts from Basic Grey brought it all together.

  We recognize that this is a huge list for the blog hop and would love for you to visit as many as you can...but we are not making that mandatory to qualify for the prize here.  Here is how to get entered in for the big prize offered by Practical Scrappers. 

You can do any or all of the following for up to three entries! 
1) Become a follower on Practical Scrappers
2) Become a fan on our facebook page
3) Become a fan on the Kiwi Lane facebook page and make sure to tell them we sent ya!

I thought I'd give away a box o' scrapping goodies myself to go with this blog hop.  To be entered to win, simply follow my blog and then leave me a comment telling me what you have a lot of in your stash that you need to use up!  I'll pick a winner next Tuesday and get it posted here on my blog.

Next you are on your way to Cathy Harper's blog, but here is the entire list in case you get lost along the way!

Leave us a comment so that we know what you did!
Practical Scrappers Blog Hop List
Practical Scrappers
Charissa Miller  *You are Here*
Cathy Harper  *Go Here Next*


  1. Loving the lines of this layout! I am still using up Christmas stash too so don't feel bad :) Im a new follower but the google thing is being temperamental so I followed via email :)

  2. I love your page, Charissa! I have lots of Christmas paper (and Halloween paper) in my stash and should really use more of it :)

  3. I have so much washi I may now be a hoarder!

  4. I am a new follower. I think what I have the most of is paper scraps of all kinds. I save it all because you never know when you will need just that piece. :) Yes I have a problem - but I admit it!

  5. I follow you with email. I need to use up some of my paper to make room for more paper - I do love paper.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  6. I like your layout, really like all the different elements, I am following by email.
    I have tons of stickers, definitely have to use them up.

  7. Really like all the different elements on the layout.
    I am a follower by email, I need to use up the tons of stickers I have.

  8. Fab layout. Love your doodling. I hoard everything in my stash, lol. so if you pick me as your winner, please draw another name. Love hopping around to get to know my fellow scrappers.

  9. Great layout! Love all the elements! i am a follower!

  10. I am already a follower. I just bought a ton of Christmas papers @ 80% off!!!

  11. I am already a follower. I just bought a ton of Christmas papers @ 80% off!!

  12. First off, totally LOVE your layout! Great design. I'm pinning it! Thanks for the inspiration.
    I'm a follower. I've got a lot of everything in my stash, but I think a good place to start would be Christmas.

  13. Lovely layout! Too much of everything in my stash!

  14. Such an awesome page! I love how everything in this design just takes your eye straight to your photo! Love it! I am a follower!

  15. Love this page Charissa...I love this title and think I'll be using it when I fina;;y get to my Christmas pages this year!

  16. This is a fantastic page! I love the look of the border and the wood stars.

  17. Gorgeous page!! Love those chevrons and so fun. :)

  18. Love your LO...I love anything with wood veneers! I have tons of ribbon and flowers that I need to use up. I use them on almost all my pages, but then I just keep buying more!