Friday, January 30, 2015

Scrapping Our Stash Monthly Blog Hop

Hello friends! Happy Friday!  You should have arrived here from Laura's  blog at but if not you can start at the beginning. See the list below.

Today is the last Friday of the month and I am thrilled to be joining in with Scrapping our Stash Blog Hop!!!  For this month the theme is "anything goes" and I am going to share a few layouts that I created from my 2014 MME Calendar kit. 

Since 2014 was over, I decided to take each month and create layouts with them....I trimmed some of the background parts off and mounted them on similar MME paper. I have a ton of that in my stash that I have been saving for quite some time! It is after all some of my favourite papers!

Here is the first layout that I created....

I purchased this kit in about March or April of last year for a mere $5 and hadn't actually completed the first 3 or 4 months. I just did a month at a time and added a current photo. This is one of the first months that I had not completed. The colours suited this photo perfectly that I took of my grandson when we were in search of the perfect Christmas tree. To complete the layout I added some twine, brads and a Thickers title and voila....a completed layout.

This next one was from the month of November. Our wedding anniversary is in November and so I printed off a picture of my hubby from 1978 when we were dating. Again to complete the layout, I trimmed the background portion off, mounted it on a MME from my stash. Added some buttons, brads and some machine stitching along with more Thickers, for layout number two!

For the third layout that I am going to share today, it is another one of the pages from the first few months. Again, I trimmed the background, mounted on another paper from my hoarded stash, added some extra embellies and Thickers and a lovely picture of my grandson on Christmas Day. Presto....three layouts.

I will share the other 9 layouts on another post in the near future. Stay tunned.

 I would love to hear what you think of my creations. I will be offering a RAK that will be drawn randomly from anyone who becomes a follower (either by email, Goggle follower, bloglovin or Network Blogs) and leaves a comment below. Sorry, due to the cost of postage, this will be limited to Canada and the United States only.  I will make the draw on February 7th.
Thanks for stopping by, now hop on over to Christine's blog at  and see what she created!!!
Here is the full list of the blog hop.....

Stay Crafty!!!


  1. Love the layering on the layouts. The picture always remains the centerpiece of the design. too many layouts get overly fussy.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow Sandy, you have outdone yourself! Great layouts, love the layers! I'm a big fan of MME!

  3. Cute layouts - love the geometric shapes you added.
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  4. Wow, you did such an amazing job with this kit! What a great idea to scrap a layout for each month...and a great way to use your stash! Love the pre-printed embellishments with the Thickers! Following on Bloglovin'

  5. Lots of great layouts! I love how these colors and patterns work so well with all your boy pages! Wonderful job! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. FAbulous layouts. I like how you are using this kit.
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  7. wow!!! amazing work and love your pages with the MME!! way to get so much done, great job on using the kit!

  8. I am pretty much a beginning scrapper so I am just in awe of your beautiful layouts! I love how you show off the photos so well and don't overwhelm them with too much. The colors and design are just perfect!

  9. Great layouts! Really love the color combo of the first one.
    I'm a new follower.

  10. You make such wonderful family layouts. They must keep you busy. I'm a new follower on bloglovin. Thanks for the hop.

  11. Wow! These are great layouts! Well done with using your scrap stash. Thanks for the inspirations!!

  12. I like your style and am very glad I found you on this hop! Guess you've got a new follower!

  13. I think your calendar designs are "charming" as the first one says! I follow you on Network Blogs as Rose Santuci-Sofranko . May I ask what a RAK is tho? God bless!

  14. Love your layouts and that you seem to scrap boys a lot. I'm nana to a 4 year old grandson and it's wonderful to see so many ideas for boy layouts!

  15. Thank you for sharing these wonderful memories. I love the way you choose your colour and you have an amazing artistic eye with the composition of the pages. Excellent job!!!!