Saturday, January 9, 2021

#411 & #412 Highlights

 Hey everyone! I'm a bit late with the highlights posts so please forgive me.  Thanks so much for all of you who play along with us each month.....some of you have been with us forever and others are new to us...we love you all and are so glad you are here.

Here are the highlights for the last 2 challenges in no particular order:

#411 Highlights:

#16 Epie

#412 Highlights (there were so many entries for this one, I decided to do 6!)

#34 Claudia

#58 IluvScrapping2

#1 Sidan

#8 Pinky

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Monday, January 4, 2021

#413 All About the New


Hey everyone!  Happy New Year and welcome to another great year at Use Your Stuff...we are happy to be here with you again.

Our first challenge of the new year is all about the NEW! 

 We want you to use a new product or tool that you have...either something that you got for Christmas or something new that you have bought but not used yet!  Make sure that you tell us what your new product is ok!

Here is what the DT has created for you! 


For this project "all about the new," I used new products from Crate Paper's "Hey Santa" line that I purchased a few weeks before Christmas specifically for my 2020 Christmas pictures.


My card is made with 2 new items. The centre tag with the sentiment I received in a swap recently (new) plus the resin rose is also new.


My card was made using some new digital papers and topper

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Challenge #412 - Winter/Snow/Christmas


I know that we usually post our challenges every two weeks however, this is the only one that we are scheduling for December so that the DT can have some time off to spend with their families during the holidays.  This challenge will run until December 31st so you have lots of time to get in as many projects as you can!

Our challenge this month is SNOW/WINTER.  A easy challenge and a theme I am sure that you are all working with already so jump right in.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

#411 Mood Board

Christmas Mood Board | Skillshare Projects

It's a mood board challenge this month everyone!  If you have never used a mood board before the idea is to take something from the board above that inspires you and use that to create your project...just off the top of my head, we can see a variety of colors, there's Christmas, Christmas trees, reindeer, buffalo plaid, white on white, lace, wreaths, christmas baubles, bells, bows, candles, lights, presents...what do you see!  Be sure to tells us in your post what parts inspired you...

Let's look at how the DT was inspired!

I made a Christmas card from recycled materials. The white shaped background is packaging, The felt and tulle flower is made from fabric scraps and the old book paper is from a torn up book.
The washi tape ,misted green ferns and sentiment are new.

I had a very old set of Echo Park Winter-themed stickers I never thought I'd used due to a lot of them being snow-related. Recently I came across these old photos of us in actual snow, a rarity living in Southern CA, so I decided to try and use as many of the snow-themed stickers as I could; I used almost all of them! I also used a stamp-set I had in my stash that I had never used before and an old 12x12 PP, also from Echo Park.
I'd say, I successfully "Used my Stuff" w/ this layout!

For my project, I dipped into a stash of Echo Park Christmas paper to feature pictures of my dogs wearing their Christmas sweaters (under protest).  Even though they may not have felt it, they sure did look very festive!




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Sunday, November 29, 2020

#410 Highlights

 Thank you so much everyone for playing tic tac toe with us on our last challenge.  It was great to see so many fun projects.  In no particular order, here are some highlights

#12 Epie

#16 Kylie

#7 Wendy

Ladies, congratulations and don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar.  Thanks so much for everyone playing along.  Tomorrow's challenge is a favorite and I can't wait to see what you create with it!  Be sure to swing by and play along.

Monday, November 16, 2020

#408 & #409 Highlights

 Hey everyone!  Sorry I am a bit late with the highlights posts!  This last month you guys have been so creative as our last two challenges have had some really great entries.  We are so glad that you choose to play along with us so much!

I am combining the highlights for the Fall/Autumn challenge as well as the Stripes challenge in this post.

Fall Autumn

#13 Amelia

#42 Rosina

#4 Esther

Stripes Challenge #409

#6 Dido


#14 Tone 

Everyone did so wonderful it was hard to pick the highlights.  Ladies please grab your badge for your blogs on the sidebar.

Our new challenge is up and ready to go with a little game of tic tac toe :)  

We look forward to seeing what you create!  

#410 Tic Tac Toe

Hello Everyone!  This week's challenge is a fun Tic Tac Toe board for you to use!  Lots of different items so feel free to choose any line that appeals to you for your project. For an even bigger challenge, try to incorporate the full card!   Just be sure to let us know which line you went with in your post.

Here is what the DT has created for you!  


I went down the first line: Circles, Scrapbook Layout, Any Sketch

Here is my layout:

Here is the sketch I chose:


I also chose Circles, Scrapbook layout and sketch!

I used this sketch.

So, it seems great minds think alike as I opted to go right down the left side of the board as well and did a scrapbook layout using a sketch and incorporating circles. My circles however are buttons...

Sketch that I used...

I made a shaker card.

I've used circles - favourite colour (red) - designer paper x

I've used A new technique, your favorite color and brads or bling

I went down the RHS, button ,banner and design paper

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