Thursday, September 1, 2011

De-Stash Finale

The Baby Boomers summer De-Stash Challenge has finally come to an end. This was a challenge that went out to all team members where contestants were asked to dig deep into their storage spaces to find treasures of supplies that they had hidden away or forgotten about. The rules were that there could be no major purchases only purchases of small notions that might be needed to complete a project. The idea behind de-stashing is to use up what you have on hand without spending any money.

As summer was passing us by three of the Baby Boomer Team members were busy de-stashing their supplies and creating products for their shops. The De-Stash Challenge ran from June 17th to August 26th, during that time a total of 46 items were created by the three participating Etsy Shops. Everyone can be considered a winner in the De-Stash Challenge as they all will reap benefits of increasing the number of items in their shops therefore increasing shop views and hopefully bringing in more sales. Creating and making during the summer months also helped to put them ahead of the holiday rush. A total of 10 items from the 46 items created were sold during the De-Stash Challenge.

Here's a sample from each of the shops that participated in the challenge.

Sanmarnastyle used fabric scraps to create this handy crafters armchair caddy

Pasqueflower found this holloween fabric and stitched together a Holloween Jack O Lantern table runner
mamaducksdesigns crocheted this cute Kola Bear which has already sold

Through the generosity of shinythings1 , ruthsartwork, Sanmarnastyle, Pasqueflower, FacetsJewelry and FernHollowFinds we are able to award prizes for 1st and 2nd places in three categories. Each participant will also receive a small “surprize’ for participating and completing the challenge. I want to send a HUGE big THANK YOU to the above shops for their donations and willingness to ship the prizes to the recipients. Many, many thanks to you all.

The three shops participating and completing the challenge are Pasqueflower, Sanmarnastyle and mamaducksdesigns . CONGRATS to you all on your accomplishments. 

1)Most items created

First place goes to  with a total Pasqueflower of 25 items created. She will be awarded the loviebird created by  shinythings1
Second place goes to Sanmarnastyle with a total of 13 items created. ruthsartwork has donated a set of ACEO gift tags.

2)Most sales from items created

First place goes to mamaducksdesigns with a total of 6 sales during the challenge. For this category she will be awarded the schlep-bag-large-tote-purple-batiks created by Pasqueflower

Second place goes to Pasqueflower with a total of 4 sales. Sanmarnastyle has donated an embroidered kitchen towel.

3)Greatest percentage of increase in shop items.

First place goes to mamaducksdesigns for doubling her shop items and also selling much of what she made. The award in this category is a pair of swarovski-caribbean-blue-earrings created by FacetsJewelry
Second place goes to Pasqueflower with an 89% increase in shop items. Sanmarnastyle has donated sachets.

CONGRATS and Thanks to all who made this challenge a successful summer event.


  1. Congratulations to all of you! Great job!!

  2. Congratulations to all. This was so much fun!

  3. Special thanks to Patty for putting in LOTS of extra hours keeping track of all of our reports.
    And thanks to the team members who donated prizes.

    This was a good motivator! Now, if we can all just keep up the momentum as we approach the holiday season -- and stock our shops with new inventory!

    LeAnn aka pasqueflower

  4. I love this destashing idea! What a great idea for a challenge!

  5. Greetings From Southern California

    God bless Boomers! :-)

    Merry Christmas & Happy 2012

    *The "W" in Christmas*


  6. I have been needing to make one of the armchair caddies. This one looks easy.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.