#StashBashChallenge; Week 5


  • 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!

To make this card even more of a SMASHING success, I had the background already on the card! Just added the tag.

Craft Sale in the old days, Craft Sale this week

So, I’ve been craft teaching for over 20 years. As I was associated with a company as an independent consultant, that meant I bought a lot of product to show. Crafting supplies twenty years ago were different in style, vastness, and availability.

I would have craft sale annually after a new craft line was released (summer), and customers would line up waiting to get in. It was a big deal!

This past Saturday, I had a craft sale. I had two people come.

Guess what? One of the women (so nice) sounded a lot like me – lots of stuff, lots of ideas, lots of crafting dreams, never enough time. I was totally interacting with the other lady’s 4-year-old daughter to know much about her, but her daughter was a hoot.

No Earth shaking concepts here, just another week of, yeah, stash-bashing is right for me to do. Have you joined me?

#StashBashChallenge Week 5 Numbers

dateLayouts/weektotal*other projectstotalcards/weektotal**
week 1112323
week 2236083
week 31423106
week 4046 mini albums67113
week 5370619136

*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.

My stash October 8, 2020.

Not seeing too much difference in supplies! I thought I’d surely be running out of everything by now! :o)


No expenses this week.

My Take Away So Far

Stash: Didn’t make a dent in my supplies
Limiting Purchases: I’m so tempted with paper, namely those cute little 6″x 6″ paper pads of styles I’ve not used, but it is ok.
Using What I Have: LOVE IT!

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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