Thursday, May 13, 2010

Final Challenge - Stash

Hi everybody, I hope life is treating you well this second week of May. We're that much closer to the summer and warm weather!

Today I've been tasked with sad news. Unfortunately, this weeks' Stash challenge will be our last, here at Handmade Love. Due to waning interest in challenge participants, as well as within the Design Team, we feel its time to hang up our hats and call it a day. It's been a good fun run for us! And we appreciate all of you who have played along!

So without further adieu, here is our final challenge.

Dig into your Stash and create a layout that fulfills the following parameters:
  • Use ONLY cardstock or ONLY patterned paper
  • Include some ink (pen, mist, stamp, etc.)
  • Tag on at least 4 lines of journaling
  • Nab at least 2 photos to include on the page
  • Feel free to include any other items of your choosing
Also, The participants of this week's challenge as well as the Music Challenge, will be entered for a chance to win a small and final RAK.

And here are a few layouts from the Design Team:

Brittney - Photo Booth Fun

The Stash Challenge definitely was a challenge! I knew that I couldn't just use cardstock (maybe I'll try that sometime), so I went with patterned paper. I used Cosmo Cricket, Prima, and Sassafras Lass papers.

Leigh - Breckenridge

I glimmer misted 2 acrylic snowflakes pages from a mini album :) Super fun technique, the bling really makes it pop!

Jamie - Cheers, Bye!

Seriously, it wasn't until just now that I got the irony of this layout. One of my best friends moved to England last February and these photos were taken at her Bon Voyage Bash. I used a sheet of Basic Grey's Basics line as the background paper. It's an awesome alternative to plain cardstock!

So there you have our final pages. Again, we just want to thank all of the followers and all of the challenge participants. You all are what made this fun!



  1. so sorry to hear this girls! You are all so talented and I've loved seeing your work here. It's also been great to watch some of you get notices, mentioned, recognized and all that good stuff at other sites too!

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  3. I really enjoyed playing along with the challenges! Sorry the end has come :(

  4. I just wanted to personally say THANKS to all of you who have been loyal followers of our blog! We wouldn't have made it this far without you =) This blog was a dream for all of us in the Young Scrappers group. And we were all excited to give it a try, to leave our own mark on the scrapbooking world! It was a fun adventure and I'm sorry to see it ending. But there are so many competing challenges, inspiration blogs, etc. out there fro scrapbooking. We just couldn't get enough interest to keep it going.

    Again, thank you all so much for making these past few months so much fun!

    xoxo Monica

  5. I am so sorry to hear that you are finishing the challenge blog, I have really enjoyed and been inspired by all your work, and have loved finding time to take part.

    I must become followers on your blogs so I can keep up with your work. I have really enjoyed the blog and I will miss the younger feel to it. Please point me in the direction of any other challenge blogs guys.

    So once again I am sorry that you are going and have enjoyed all your work.

  6. Oh no! I was waiting for summer and quieter times to join in on the challenges! I'm sad to see it go, but I so understand the need to let it go, too. Thanks for all the great work you ladies have done!

  7. I'm sorry this is ending! You gals did a fabulous job on the blog and challenges- you should all be proud of yourselves!