• Use the paper I have without buying more until 2021
  • Limit my paper craft purchases to $50 – $100 over the next four months
  • Create. Create. and Create some more

Want to join us? Post a photo of your stash on your Facebook page, and use the hashtag #StashBashChallenge. Challenge a crafty friend, too, by tagging them in your challenge!

Since I bought paper, am I done stash bashing?

Nope, because I bought it for a birthday present for a friend, but, man, I reeeeeally wanted to keep some or buy some for myself! I was at Tuesday Morning and the Echo Park kits were so CUTE and had great prices.

Without this self-imposed challenge, I would have totally jumped for it. I’m glad, though, that I didn’t because when I got home, I still have a couple of feet worth of beautiful paper.

When I look at my stash, there isn’t a bit of noticeable difference.

#StashBashChallenge Week 4 Numbers

dateLayouts/weektotal*other projectstotal cards/weektotal**
week 1112323
week 2236083
week 31423106
week 40
46 mini albums67113
*total of layouts made since the beginning of the #StashBashChallenge on 09/01/2020; **total of cards made since the beginning of the #StashBashChallenge on 09/01/2020.
Don’t let this challenge SCARE you!


No expenses this week.

My Take Away So Far

Stash: Didn’t make a dent in my supplies
Limiting Purchases: Boy, it was tempting!
Using What I Have: this was a slow craft week for me, so I’m glad I didn’t have new products to put away.

I made it through September without buying anything except black and white cardstock for FUNN U. While still making 4 layouts, 6 mini albums, and 113 cards. That is a big deal to me. Kissing my brain!

Challenge yourself! Your challenge does not have to be the same as mine. Your challenge may be to finish a project plus a deadline, to sort through a pile of paper and give 10% away, to have a craft sale, or whatever it is that acts as a roadblock to your creativity and craft time.

Let us know in the comments, and here I go on month 2, week 5 of my #StashBashChallenge.

Have a FUNN week.

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