Sunday, July 17, 2011

CHA Challenge #1

Hi everyone! In preparation for all the amazing CHA goodies we've seen so far, I've decided to come up with a good way to clear some room for it all.

 The rules of this challenge are pretty simple- choose a collection or individual pieces from your stash that came out LAST summer CHA. Don't remember which ones came out? Here's a helpful link: CHA 2010 List.  Don't have anything left from last year? Good for you! In that case, just pick some of the oldest product you have.
ETA: In going through my stash to create my layout to share, I'm realizing that this might be a bit hard as there weren't as many great lines last year. Soooo, I'm not limiting this to specifically CHA last year- just choose anything you've had sitting on your shelf for a while that needs used! I'm also extending the deadline until Wednesday, just in case you have a full weekend!
Then, link up your projects here for a chance to win something reeeal good! What is you ask?? I'm selecting TWO participants who will each receive a $10 Studio Calico gift certificate. Awesome, right?
You have until Sunday Wednesday at midnight eastern time.
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Here's what I came up with for the challenge:

I got the chance to hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey this year and never got around to scrapbooking the pictures- probably because the balloons were such an off-color combo for me. I used up a lot of things that have been sitting around unused in my stash for a while- some MME papers, Pink Paislee 365 degrees (which I NEVER touched), that Jenni Bowlin button (I have two packages somehow and never used a single one) and, among other things, a roll of washi tape that just doesn't seem to be getting any smaller. And, while I'm a little sad to say this, that Studio Calico hot air balloon stamped got inked up for the first time today- he's been gathering dust for a long while!
This was a good opportunity for me to go through and see all the things I'm not using- I may keep going and see what else I can use up today!

Geralyn Sy agreed to help me out on the challenge, too- she created an awesome layout that you can find on her blog here: In a Creative Bubble. Her skill with patterned paper never ceases to amaze me.

Hoping some more people join us for the challenge!


  1. This is a really neat challenge and goodness knows I have some stuff to use for it! I will try to play along!

  2. Great idea!!
    I hope I can get to play along xxx

  3. This is a great challenge! I linked up my page from the Studio Calico boards - hope it works :)

  4. added mine. Thanks for the challenge Ashley!

  5. I found your challenge on the SC boards and had a great time stash busting old papers. Thanks for the challenge. Sonja.