Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shopping Our Stash Kick-off Open House Challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by today at Shopping Our Stash! We are thrilled to be "live" in blogland and hope you will help us spread the word and join us on Tuesdays while we work to use the things we have accumulated along the way! While we will normally be having a weekly challenge, the kick-off challenge will run from May 10-23 giving everyone plenty of time to participate!
To get things started, let me introduce you to the SOS Crew! We have been busy getting things in order and doing lots of laughing at ourselves and our crazy crafty obsessions! The fabulous ladies who I am so thrilled to be working with are:

and myself, Carla/Carla's Corner aka ScrappyPug.

And also let me thank each of the ladies who expressed an interest in being on the Design Team- I can't tell you how difficult it is to limit the number of people, and I am so honored that you took the time to apply. I only wish I could have had at least 20 spots to fill! Thank you so much and fortunately we will be adding some Guest Designers to the mix soon!

For a little housekeeping information, please see the tabs under the blog header- clicking on those will take you to a new page with more detailed information, and the sidebar also contains links and other items you might find interesting.

Our first challenge is Show US Your Stash! Think of this as a virtual open house! The Crew will be sharing our crafty spaces and stashes and we want to see yours!

To participate, all you need to do is post a pic of your crafty space, part of your stash, some of your supplies, let us peek into those cabinets and/or see what you have on your work table! Just link it to our Challenge here and then come link your post with the blue froggy linker! You have two weeks so no excuses! No need to clean your spaces or go crazy organizing them for the open house- just show us your stuff!

We will draw a random winner to be win the some gorgeous Wrinkled Seam Binding Ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique! You will get to select which bundle you want from her amazing assortments! You will get three colors of 5 yards each. Thank you Patsy for graciously donating this prize!

So to get things rolling, let's take a look at some of the Crew's quarters- go visit their blogs and see the rest of their pics and come back next Tuesday to see the rest of the ladies stashes!

Don't forget to enter our blog candy give-away and take our badge for your blog!

Link up On Part 2!


Lou Mac said...

I think I'm about as excited as you ladies are!! I only happened on this blog by chance and I'm oh soo glad!

I'll try and get some pictures of my craft room (or rather the corner of my bedroom where I cram all of my craft stash into..) later on tonight!

Your craft spaces are all soo different, Deena's and Leslie's are all totally organised. Lisa and Crystal have the sort of storage I crave, and Alica's work area looks totally like mine after a few cards have been made!!

I can't wait to join you all on this adventure, it's going to be soo fun, I just know it!!

xo Lou.

Suzi Mac said...

Great challenge theme this week, I love nosying around other's crafty rooms. I'll see what I can do. Best wishes for a successful debut.
Suzi x

Kristie W. said...

Show my space?!?! Oh no LOL!!

Good thing this challenge is for 2 weeks! :)

Leslie Hanna said...


Kelly G said...

What a great challenge! It's great to check out others craft areas - especially to see how they store stuff.
I can't tell you how I came across your blog - all I know is that I have been eagerly waiting ever since the DT call for your challenges to start. I just love the idea of going shopping in my own craft store (hehehe)!

Anne said...

What a brilliant challenge, I'm looking for your help to keep me on the straight and narrow lol!

Jan said...

Your spaces all look wonderful! What a great idea xx Jan

MelissaS said...

Can't wait to see what you guys challenge us to use! I love the idea of using what I have (so I can feel less guilty about buying more stuff ;))

Unknown said...

Is it possible to be more excited than you about this new blog? I found you by accident and I am thrilled. My mission has been to use up my old supplies because my son is leaving for college in the fall and I am moving from a walk- in closet to his his bedroom!

Bestbuy.com lost my camera order. So hopefully they find it soon and my camera will be here to take pics of the current space. i was going to do before and after pics anyway, so now I will get started!


Merry said...

This is sounds like such a fun challenge blog...can't wait to see what happens. :-)

Beverly G said...

Looks like I'm another excited follower of your new challenge. It is fun seeing other people's real spaces, not glossy magazine dreams ;-) Good luck with the new site and look forward to participating.