February 1, 2016

February Book Inspired Stash Challenge ~ Guest Designer Laura Whitaker

Hello everyone!
Today we are revealing our 
February Book Inspired Stash Challenge.
But before we get started, we want to thank everyone who played along in our January Challenges.  
As always, such awesome inspiration!  
We hope you all get a chance to play along with us this month.

A BIG THANKS to our sponsor this month

About The ScrapRoom:
The ScrapRoom, the only online “Coffee House” that specializes in monthly
Scrapbooking Layout Kits!

Treat yourself to a steaming hot helping of fresh scrapbooking supplies, delivered straight to your door every month.

At The ScrapRoom, our goal is to help you “get more pages done,” and our 
is designed with that goal in mind. Each month you will receive a box containing four individually packaged and unique layout kits, giving you a sampling of the latest and greatest in scrapbooking products. Your monthly kit contains enough paper and embellishments to complete at least eight 12x12 scrapbook pages

In addition to the Flavors of the Month Kit, The ScrapRoom also offers the following kits each month
Double Shot Kit, Embellishment Kit, Patterned Paper Kit, as well as a Cardstock Kit.
If purchased in addition to the FOTM Kit, these kits will ship with the FOTM for no 
additional shipping costs.

The ScrapRoom has recently started a new monthly sketch challenge
"Be Our Guest"
For details on the challenge and entering the challenge for a chance to be
selected as a guest designer, visit TSR Blog.

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The ScrapRoom will be awarding this month's lucky
randomly drawn winner the following prize:

And now it's time to reveal the challenge:
The Challenge:
Create a layout inspired by the BOOK COVER.
You are allowed to use anything from the cover that inspires you,
for instance, the animal, the rays, the colors, title, etc.
AND...you must include at least (2) hearts on your layout!

When posting your layout, you must include in your write up
what inspiration you pulled from the book cover, to be considered for the 
random prize drawing.

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines
Entries are due: February 29th, 11:59 PM (PST)

Please join with us in extending a warm welcome to
Guest Designer
Laura Whitaker

"Hello! I am so excited to be back as a guest designer here at Scrap Our Stash, it is always such an honour to be invited. Let me tell you a bit about myself,

I live in Ontario, Canada in a tiny lakeside community with my husband. We have three sons, two of which are grown and live on their own and one that is at home with us. My passion for scrapbooking and papercrafting began about fifteen years ago and is still going strong! Through scrapbooking, I feel I can accomplish two things; a family memory album (or many) and an outlet for my creative side. I love that this is such a social hobby and feel blessed to have made many friends through scrapbooking. I love layers of patterned papers, embellishments of any type, creating sketches and playing with my Silhouette software designing my own cut files, I usually offer a couple of freebies on my blog each month.

I also run my own challenge site called Stuck?! Sketches, and am fortunate to be on the DT of an online and mobile store called ScrapMuch?. I have also recently joined the 2016 Design Teams for both Imaginisce and Simple Stories which is this scrappers dream come true! I would love for you to visit my blog, grab a free cut file or all of them, and maybe play along with some of my sketches!"
Laura Whitaker Designs

Thank you Laura for designing with us again, as always we are excited to work with you
and we love and appreciate the awesome inspiration you share with us!

Take a look at Laura's fabulous interpretation of this month's stash challenge.   Don't you just love her page design, vibrant colors and the super cute photos?

"1st Bath"
And this is what Laura shared with us about her page:
"I found inspiration from the colours in the book cover; as well as the animal (moose) inspired me to scrapbook about an animal. I printed out three photos of our dog, from a few years back when he was a pup - they are just perfect!"

Inspired by Laura's page and/or our challenge? 
 We would love to see what you create based on this challenge!

Thank you for stopping by and return tomorrow for more awesome inspiration from a member of our Design Team, inspired by our February Stash Challenge!


  1. Fabulous layout, Laura! Fun to learn a little about you and, Wow---you keep busy! I will definitely be checking out your blog and thanks in advance for sharing your cut files!

  2. Thanks so much for having me ladies, always a pleasure!

    1. It is always a pleasure to work with you Laura! I love your work and your reveal is awesome as always!!!

  3. Hi Laura. Congrats on being our GD! What a beautiful and fun page. Love the stash used and techniques. Such cute photos.

  4. Great inspiration piece! Love your layout, Laura!

  5. great inspiration, wonderful layout laura!! mine is now linked :)

  6. Laura LOVE all the layers and embelly's - that crab....cuteness-over-load - FAB page!!