Look what I got in the mail yesterday!!! I was so excited to see this arrive. For the second year in a row, I was lucky enough to be chosen (by random draw) to participate in Dollar Store Crafts’ Secret Stashbusting Challenge.
Pictured above: Die Cut Block Letters, Chenille Stems (or Fuzzy Sticks as they call them) from Creative Hands, Dotty Foam Self Adhesive Letters from Creative Hands, pieces of craft foam, glittery foam leaves, and beautiful sea glass
What is the stashbusting challenge? Well, we receive a package of items from Heather’s stash of goodies (and this year were some sponsors who included some items for us as well) and the idea is that we are to use as many of the items as possible to create things with. We can supplement with items from our own stashes but are discouraged from going out to get anything new.
Pictured above: Cameo hair band, 3 zippers, awesome nonstick titanium scissors and titanium craft knife from Westcott, bag of assorted embroidery floss, white rick rack, 1 pink and 2 black lace seam binding packages, 1 pack Velcro Press and Close Fasteners
Heather included some questions for us to consider in our packages.
1) What were your first thoughts upon seeing the stuff in the envelope? I was super excited. Having taken part in this last year I know how much fun it was! The exciting part is to take these items and challenge myself to make as many things from them as I can – to try to use up everything that was sent to me. It’s a great boost to creativity to see just what you can come up with!
2) Did you like anything? Hate anything? I can’t imagine myself ever hating anything in these packages. There’s just too many neat items to work with – some I’ve never seen here in my neck of the woods. As far as liking them, well, some that stood out are: the nonstick scissors as I’ve been CRAVING a pair of these for ages, the placemats and lace seam binding because they’re pink, the cameo because I have a thing for cameos, the sea glass because I just adore it and it’s such a pretty colour, the Duck Tape sheet because I’ve never seen such a thing before and the Lightning McQueen chalkboard because I know I’m going to make something cute for my sweet grand nephew with it.
Pictured above: Craft foam markers from Creative Hands, 2 pink placemats, 1 green cloth napkin, 1 sheet of self adhesive green Duck Tape
3) Were you stumped? Were you inspired? The chalkboard, as much as I like it, has me a bit stumped on how to use it. The cylindrical ice cube pan had me a little puzzled at first but I think I have an idea for it now. I’m inspired by all of it!
Pictured above: Cylindrical ice cube pan, Halloween pumpkin ice cube pan, Lightning McQueen chalkboard
The rest of the questions are ones to be answered once I make some items. Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming posts on the projects I come up with for these.
Be sure to check out the sponsors: Westcott Brand http://westcottbrand.com
Plaid Crafts http://plaidcrafts.com
Creative Hands Crafts http://creativehands.com
And of course, Dollar Store Crafts http://dollarstorecrafts.com