This month the Sketch with Stash Challenge #3 at Scrap Our Stash is to use this sketch and at least 3+ pre-made flowers from our stash.  This was an easy challenge for me because I LOVE both sketches and flowers!!



Princess Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Stampin’ Up! Papers, American Crafts Elements Taffy Mini Jewel Brads, Making Memories Flower Metal Photo Corners, Studio 18 Gem Sticker, Prima Floral Embellishments, Bazzill Collection Cha Ching Brads, Recollections Boutique Fleur Floral Embellishments, Tattered Angels Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist, CTMH White Daisy Cardstock, and unknown felt flower ribbon.

This was one of those layouts that I didn’t like while I was doing it, not sure why.  When I left and came back to it, it didn’t seem so bad.  It won’t be a favorite but it passes for okay.

There is still time to submit your layout at Scrap Our Stash.  You have until May 29th.


Welcome back to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop.  This month we are focusing on Metal Embellishments.  I bet you have a lot of those sitting around just waiting to be used.  If you are just starting, you can just continue until you make your way back here.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Rachel Ventura.

Just Chillin Layout by Wendy Kessler

Warms the Heart Layout by Wendy Kessler

For both of these layouts I pulled out some OLD supplies!  The paper and My Stickease ares CTMH but I couldn’t tell you the name.  I used glitter brads on the first layout and silver metal brads on the second layout.  I really love using brads because they are so easy to incorporate.

Now hop on over to Joy McHargue to see what she has done with metal!

Here are a list of Participants:

Believe in Yourself Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Hooligans Paper Packet, Recollections Glitter Tape, American Crafts Elements Clear Mini Jewel Brads, Prima Black Rhinestones Flourish, and Making Memories Simply Stated Hand-Lettered Rub-on Words (Expressions).  I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy.

Sing Out Loud Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Clementine Paper Packet, Twilight Cardstock, Burlap Ribbon, Basic Brads (retired), and Michael’s Paper Flowers.

This was a layout I finished at the end of February. One of my goals for the month was to finish up the Clementine Paper Packet.  I’ve decided that I am going to continue with that as a monthly goal…to use up a paper pack (or at least to the point of a few scraps to go in my cardmaking scrap bag).

I used this sketch from Sketchabilities:


Non-Traditional Birthday Cards by Wendy Kessler

For the (retired) Superhero Workshop on the Go Kit, the bonus project was party decorations.  They were really cute but I didn’t have a use for them.  So I used the pieces on these “cards”.  But they are not tradition cards that you open.  It is a standard card size but only the FUN-COOL-WISH parts open up for a saying.  I will most likely sign our names here as well or I could write something on the back.  Have you ever done something like this?  It’s a first for me.  The WISH one is by far my favorite.  I would have done them all like this but I was trying to be creative.  Not sure I will make anything like this again but it was a good way to use up some supplies that I had.