Friday, January 10, 2014


Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop 
where we are Scrapping our Stash.

You should have just arrived from Nicole Laha's BLOG.  If, however, you just found me by accident and want to start at the very beginning (that's a very good place to start), then just click the link for PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS.

As I am sure you know, CHA is this weekend.  That means all the manufacturers we know and love are putting out all kinds of fabulous new goodies for us to play with. So what better time to kick off our new monthly series of Scrapping our Stash than now, when we are getting ready to get lots of new stuff in!   Right?  Right!!

Before I show you what I created from my stash, I want to give 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 at Practical Scrappers are big fans of Kiwi Lane Designs in fact, several of our Practical Scrappers are either currently on or have been part of Kiwi Lane's design team!  

 There's a lot of blogs to hop to, and we sure would love for you to visit as many of us as possible (and maybe leave a nice comment or two).  BUT - it is not mandatory to qualify for the Kiwi Lane grand prize.  

Want to know how to qualify for the grand prize? You can do any or all of the following for up to three entries!

1) Become a follower here
2) Become a fan on our Practical Scrapper facebook page
3) Become a fan on the Kiwi Lane facebook page and make sure to tell them we sent ya!

And one last thing, be sure to leave a comment on the Practical Scrappers blog to let us know what you did.

Speaking of stash, I have some new stash coming in from PAPER BAKERY, including some exclusive FLAIR that you cannot find anywhere else!  I have two extra packs to give away as candy at the end of this blog hop.  How do you win it?  It's simple -  become a follower on my blog (if you aren't one already) and leave me a comment.  I love feedback, and it would make my day to hear from you!

Here is what I created for this hop - a little layout using (mainly) Lily Bee's We R Family Collection:

Now you might be saying, "Krissy, the We R Family Collection is not that old.  How can this possibly be an example of you scrapping your stash?"  Well, it's like this.  I have been playing with my Lily Bee products and recently created two other layouts.  They can be found HERE and HERE.   By the time I finished with them, my work table was covered with lots of scraps and a couple of lonely Lily Bee papers that I had not yet used.  Rather than put them back in their little folder on the shelf, I took the lazy way out came up with the ingenious time-saving idea to go ahead and make one more layout, effectively using up all of my stash.  Now I have an empty paper folder just waiting for the new Everyday Collection, which I cannot wait to get my hands on! (Note:  I did use a few embellishments that were also sitting out on my table by Jillibean Soup.  But Jillibean and Lily Bee play nicely with each other on my layout, don't you think?)

Here are a couple of close-ups:

Well, that's it for me.  Your next stop on our hop is WENDI ROBINSON.  Happy hopping!!!


  1. I totally love the colors and the "people" paper. Your stitching is totally spot-on!!!

  2. Awesome layout, Krissy. I love that you used up what was on your desk. I have so many bits and pieces sitting around from leftovers that I need to use up. Time to get scrappin.

  3. Super cute layout - love all the bits and pieces you added. I follow you with Google Friend Connect.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  4. I reallly like the way you use a variety of arrows and triangles. It keeps my eyes moving around the page! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love your work!!! Fabulous use of scraps!

  6. I am a follower I love the sewing of the edges nice work.

  7. Love this! Love all the bits and pieces you used! (psst..I too, have new stuff coming from Paper Bakery, especially after their awesome sale...would it be those awesome grab bags?)

  8. Fantastic!! The colours, the photos, and the triangles stitched top and bottom!

  9. Love everything about this layout! Such a fun combination!

  10. Such a great page! I love how you used the banners as borders I am a follower!

  11. Way to go for using up your papers! Awesome layout!

  12. Love your genius Krissy-- and awesome way to use what was leftover from your projects, which are equally amazing!

  13. So fun! And kudos for using up your scraps!