Monday, June 20, 2016

Challenge #226 - 54321 Create!

This weeks Challenge is a 54321 challenge.  To start choose 5 patterns, then 4 colors, 3 photos, 2 (at least) embellishments and 1 washi tape...easy peasy right?

Hi friends, you can see that I used tons of patterns from border strips, scraps and even washi tape, 4 colors, 3 photos (1 larger and 2 smaller), 2 embellishments (enamel dots, heart cut outs, and even the metal diamond shapes on the tags) and 1 washi tape ( I have the gold, black, and chevron).

Martha Lucia
The base of my page is Whisper White. The five patterns are on the symbol and numbers, the 4 colors are used on the ombre technique, the two embellishments are the dandelion buttons on each side and the washi tape is on the upper part. I created this page using My Memories Suite 6 Digital Program.


My five patterns are the base page (Teresa Collins) and blocks from a 6x6 Authentique paper pad.  My four colours are black, beige, red and blue.  My two embellishments are brads and twine and my washi tape is at the bottom of the navy dotted block. I used one of this month's PageMaps sketches. Please see my blog for full details.  


Boy was this week a challenge - 5 patterned papers, 4 colours, 3 photos, 2 embellishment and 1 washi!! I created my 4 colour background using the gorgeous ColourBlast colour pastes and used the various patterned paper to mat one of my photos. For more details head to my blog at

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Blog Hop winner!

Thank you everyone who participated in our blog hop! We hope that you were inspired and had fun !


Please email me at with your full name and snailmail address so that I can get your stamp set out to you.

Thanks everyone! Join in tomorrow for a really fun, new challenge from Julia!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sizzle Into Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Use Your Stuff " Sizzle into Summer" blog hop.

 It's time for sunshine, ice cream, shorts and smiles! It's time for fun! The Design team is celebrating summer and is highlighting a bunch of amazing projects with a summer theme and we want you to join us.

Down below we have listed all the DT members that have created some inspiration for you. Follow the links and head over to their blogs. You are going to want to visit each one because some of them are offering some blog candy and you want the chance to win as much as you can. Stop by and say hello!

The hop is going to run from Monday June 13th until Saturday June 18th, so you have a week to hop and play along with us.

 You also have a chance to win this great prize from the UYS blog just by linking up your own fun summer project!
It's the Stampin Up  Madison Avenue Stamp set! (international entries welcome)

We will draw a random winner on Sunday June 19th. You can also get an entry by leaving a comment below! We hope you enjoy the fun summer scrappy treats we have for you this week! Sending summer sunshine your way! Enjoy the hop!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Highlights for Challenge #225 Color Challenge

Thank you all so much for playing along with us this week for the Color challenge.

Highlights in no particular order:

Plony, I love all the flowers and layers!  Great Card.

Birgit, Your card is so delicate and feminine.  Beautiful job!

Ma Mi, I love your technique of colour highlights.  So Creative!

Thank you for playing with us this week!  Don't forget to grab your badge on the side!

I hope you will all join us on Monday for our Sizzle into Summer Bloghop.

Monday, June 6, 2016

#225 Colour Challenge

Hi, this is Beth. Heather is recuperating from surgery, so I'm bringing you the details of her awesome color challenge for this week.

I looked through my paper stash and found retired Stampin' Up! colors Green Galore and Orchid Opulance and current color Bermuda Bay.  These are the closest I could come to Heather's color choices.  Feel free to use any brand of paper or ink and use similar colors already in your stash.  We can't wait to see what you come up with.  Heather we wish you a speedy recovery!  Please see all the design team's creations below.

Here are some ATC cards that Heather created:


Here's my card. I made my own background paper (under the "life is good" diecut) using alcohol inks.  


I dug deep into my stash to find a paper kit with the correct colors, it's from Cloud 9 Designs from 2007...yes 2007. Don't forget to stop my blog to see the close-ups.


I used Darkroom Door stamps for the background and the image my card. The sentiment is a stamp by Skipping Stones Design.

I so LOVE these colors.  I had such a fun time with this challenge.  I had some wooden letters in my project bin that I have had for some time.  I have finally made good use of them :)  Made with Heartfelt Creations stamps/dies and paper from the Enchanted Sea Collection.  Stop by my blog to see all of the details!


I absolutely love these colors but I had a hard time creating a layout using them. There are not nearly enough purple scrapbooking products in this world in my opinion. Here is the layout that I ended up creating. I can't wait to see what you create.

I love the colors Heather chose for this challenge.  Here's my quick and easy 3x3 card.

I love this color combination and was surprised how much of the mint green I found in my stash

Thursday, June 2, 2016

#223 Highlights

I am so sorry everyone!  It looks like we forgot to do a highlights post for Shirley's challenge of heat embossing so here we go

Pamellia's card has some amazing layers and textures to it!  The heat embossing on the metal embellishments was really cool to see!

The heat embossing and then coloring on Lilian's card is a great combination!

I loved the theme of Kathryn's card and the heat embossing of those big bold letters really stands out!

Don't forget to grab your blog badge from the sidebar.  Congratulations ladies!
Thank you again for everyone who played along and so sorry for the late posting!

Monday, May 30, 2016

News and Such

Hi Everyone!

The DT has a free week this week.  Be sure to stop by their blogs to see what else they are working on individually!

We would also love to see what you are working on this week so link up  your blog in the comments below!

Exciting news!  We have a blog hop coming up in a couple of weeks!  We are all very excited and working on some great projects for you.

On a sad note, we say good bye to DT member Darlene this week.  She is leaving us to spend some more quality time with her family and to embark on some new adventures in her crafty life as well.  We wish her all the best and she will be missed.

Joining our team will be our previous guest designer Jenna!  We are happy to have her aboard and we know that you will love the inspiration that she creates for you~! You can check out her blog here 

Have a wonderful week everyone!