Monday, February 17, 2020

#392 Circles

Hey everyone!  New challenge day..woohooo!!!

This challenge's theme is CIRCLES!
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For your project please add some circles! It could be in some of your embellishments, the shape of your project, some die's totally up to you!  Here's what the ladies have created to share with you today.

Space...the final frontier... 




Circles are my favorite shape in general and favorite shape for scrapbooking.
I always like to either add a circle (or polka dot) PP, photo mat, or embellishment(s).
On my layout I used a colorful circle PP for the BG and a medium-sized circle photo mat to highlight my bottom photo. I also used a small circle punch to punch out a clown face from a clown PP.

Be sure to link up below and this challenge will end on Feb 29th.  Have fun and happy creating!
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Monday, February 3, 2020

#391 Critters and a Double Trouble Collaboration

Hey Everyone!  Thank you so much for the warm feedback regarding the change in our challenges.  We are so happy that this new 2 week format works so well with so many of you.

On to this weeks challenge!  Our theme for you this week in honor of Groundhog Day on the 2nd is to create a project that has could be something that highlights a pet, or a stamped image with some animals on it, maybe it's the PP that you use with those birds, ducks, moose!  Whatever tickles your fancy!

Now for an added twist, we are partnering in this challenge with Double Trouble Challenges!

Double Trouble Paper Crafting

You want to make sure to head over to their blog as well and incorporate their challenge themes into your project for a chance to win...just click on this link .

The DT has been hard at work and look what they did!

My layout is a 12x12 Traditional that includes the first photo I took this year: 
a photo of my Central Texas Pig Rescue calendar. 
CTPR is a Pig Rescue I follow on Instagram and donate to each month.
Look at that cute piggy; her name is Bernadette.

For the Double Trouble Challenge I did Challenge #1/Repeated Element
I repeated 3 small circles around my layout to make a visual triangle.
And true to the "Use Your Stuff" challenge - Items on here range from over 18 years old to less than a month old!

For this project, I featured one of my favorite critters; my dog Penny in her sweaters that my daughter knitted her.  Needless to say, Penny is NOT a fan of the winter.

My layout is of my Buddy :) my favorite critter. Using an older paper pad I got years ago in a swap for my layout of Buddy

My critter is this little felt lamb in my stash forever!

My layout features a cute cuddly critter - the Easter bunny!

When we were in Canada 5 years ago I saw this moose head on the wall so had some fun.
I misted through a stencil to get the sunburst effect.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

#389 Highlights

So sorry this post is late everyone!  It was such a fantastic turnout for the AG challenges..our first one of the year and you all did such amazing projects.

I just used for the highlights since there was just too many to choose from

Here we go!

#86 Karen C

#31 Sabina

#132 Tone

Congratulations to our winners and a heartfelt thank you to all who participated!  Don't forget to grab your blog badge from the sideboard!  :)

Monday, January 20, 2020

#390 Friendship

Welcome to another fun challenge...our theme for you this week is FRIENDSHIP.  

Using items from your stash create a project with a friendship could be a layout with you and friends, maybe a card for a friend, anything that highlights friendship to you.

The challenge will run for 2 weeks from Jan 20th - February 1st.  We can't see what you create!

Have a peek at what the DT has created for you!

Meeting up with a friend of mine in Greece who I hadn't seen for 35 years.
 The friendship was still there.

Birthday card for a friend.  

For today's challenge, I made an encouragement card for a friend.


Nothing says friendship more to me then these two!
They were inseparable!

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Monday, January 6, 2020

#389 Anything Goes

Happy New Year everyone!  New Year and a fresh new start to get working on that stash right!

We have a super easy challenge to start you's ANYTHING GOES!  Create anything you want - but try to use some of that older stuff you have in your stash, not the new product you got for Christmas!! :)

A new change for this new year as well...Our challenges will be running for 2 weeks each..that means there will only be 2 challenges each month (one from each team) rather than 4!

This challenge will run from Monday Jan 6th until Saturday Jan 18th!  Lots of time to get your entries in!  Enter as many times as you would like but please no backlinking and make sure that you tag UYS in your post for our challenge as well.

Here are some awesome projects from the DT to get you started!

I've made a card for a student who recently gained entry to University.

I have used one of my favorite stamps from Rubber Dance Art Stamps, the poinsettias, along with a Sizzix Die. I sprayed the background with Distress Spray Stain.

I created this 12x12 Traditional Layout
A tribute page to a Hannah, a pig who died due to the after-effects of bad breeding and neglect.
The shirt in the photo was a fundraising effort that includes a cartoon version of her and her wishes for a kinder future.
Read more about her story on my blog (click on my name, above, to go there):

One of the last few layouts I created in 2019. I've got a goal this year to use some of my CTMH and my SU paper that I've had in my stash for awhile trying to get it out. So this paper is from 2013

On New Year's Day, my family and I adopted a new puppy.  Actually, he's 6 months old, but he's still got so much puppy in him.  So I thought my new dog would be the perfect subject matter for this week's "Anything Goes" challenge.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas

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Best wishes and the joy of the Season to you and yours from all of us at Use Your Stuff.
The DT is taking some time off to spend with their loved ones and we will be back on January 6th, 2020 for our first challenge of the New Year!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Challenge #388 - It's Christmas Time!

Happy Monday!! Heather R here and it is my turn to share this week's challenge.  Hard to believe we are less than 10 days away from Christmas!  My kids are counting down.  So it seems only fitting to have a Christmas themed challenge for this week.  I have been meaning to scrap these photos of my 2 oldest that were taken back in 2017 when I surprised them right after Thanksgiving with ugly Christmas sweater shirts...

Check out the rest of the Design Team and then share your projects with us!  Happy Scrapping!

One of my Christmas cards, I'm sending out this year.

I created this Project Life page Insert of a recent outing with friends
(The 4x6 Pocket Card is a Studio Calico that I've had in my stash for 3 years):
There's a non-Christmas-related flipside that you can see on my blog, if you'd like
(just click on my name to take you there!)


I've made a lot of Christmas cards this year as usual - I tend to mix up the designs - this is just one of many I have recently completed.

It's Christmas time at our house when I'm making Christmas Cookies

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