Monday, July 21, 2014

A Sad Goodbye

It is with a sad heart that we say goodbye to our DT member Lynne. As one of the last founding members of the UYS blog we are so sad to see her go.

Lynne thank you so much for all you have done for the blog and we wish you all the best as you move on. We hope that you will stop by and visit as often as you can!

As we say goodbye, I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful creations that Lynne has shared with us over the last 3 years...thank you for your wonderful inspiration Lynne.  You will be missed.

Challange #145 - Layers

Happy Monday everyone!  It's another challenge day and I, Tammy, am your hostess this week.  For my challenge its all about LAYERS.  The more the better.  I am the type of scrapper that has a hard time with the simple projects.  I love to add layers and layers to my cards and there really such a thing as too much?? :)  Join us this week and show us how you layer.   Can't wait to see what you create.

I used 3 leaves stamps and 3 colors to create the background, dripped a few drops of water here and there and here's my card of layers of stamps to create the background.

For this challenge, I decided to play with a Jilliebean Soup place mat cut files that I bought a while ago.  I layered the place mat over a really busy patterned paper to tone it down a bit.  I also did an embellishment cluster, layering several embellishments in the cluster.

A co-worker and good friend of mine just had a beautiful baby girl and her baby shower is coming up. I made this card using some scraps, corner punches, ink and my Cricut.

I love layers. Especially with my cards.  For this masculine card I used my spellbinders to layer the circles and then layered them one on top of the other.  I also added some layered stamping.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Challenge #144: Travel

Hi, and welcome to this week's challenge at Use Your Stuff!
As summer is in full swing here in the United States
 and vacations are underway,
 my challenge this week for you is to focus on travel.
  Pull out those photos from recent and/or past vacations,
 make a card to send to someone who is 
about to embark on a vacation,  and maybe even make some kind of
memory box to store all your mementos in.  
We recently took a trip to Hawaii with my entire family (all 28 of us) 
and celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary.  It was a fabulous trip
with lots of activities and of course photo's from everything we did.  I decided
to make a mini album of the trip, hoping to include all the photo and stuff we collected
along the way.    Here is the cover of my mini album that I was
able to do over the weekend to get me started!  Hope this gives you some inspiration:


Things have finally settled down and I have some time to scrap...and wouldn't you know travel photos printed! This is a layout I did a couple months ago of a few of my favorite photos from our honeymoon to Nova Scotia a few years ago.


We just returned from a recent trip to London and Paris,  I have been dying to scrap a few of those pictures. Since I an still editing the ones from our two cameras, I printed out the 100 or so that I had taken on my phone to scrap. Phones are a great way to get travel photos.

And now it's your turn!  Use the In Link provided to add your creation.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Challenge #143 Highlights

Thanks to those crafters who played along in my first challenge.  There are so many creations that had caught my attention, and was difficult to chose for this post :) Nonetheless here are my highlights from the challenge.

#2 Desire 
So much details to oggle at! Such a sweet image and gorgeous coloring!

#5 Brenda
Gorgeous paper piecings and bright colors for such a happy card

#8 Mariangel
I love the layers of the flowers and leaves and how the colors are being matched!

Thanks for playing along!  Do grab your badge! :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Challange #143 - Leaves

Hello all, Michelle here. This week is my turn and the theme is LEAVES. Stamp it, stick the leaves down or create with some stencils.. whichever method that will use up your stash to show the leaves! I had used this Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous set as my background stamp, clearly seeing the leaves. To achieve those colors, I used 3 distress inks. Come play along!

Here are some DT inspirations for you.

For this challenge, I used a leaf wreath cut file that I got in the Silhouette store to make a circular monogram card.  I also used the same monogram to decorate the square envelope.

For the challenge, I created this cute little ATC.  I found some fun leaf DP and then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and added some glittered chipboard butterflies.


I'm pulling one out of my previous layouts for this one. It's been such a busy month and I apologize for not getting a current example completed but wanted to provide something nonetheless! For this layout of dh and I being silly with the dog I used my Cricut to cut out some leaves.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Challenge #142 Highlights

Thanks to those who played along in my first challenge.  I loved all the entries.  Here are my highlights from the challenge.
#2 Carmen

#5 Something Beautiful by Julie

# 6 Kicka (it)

Thanks for playing along!  Don't forget to grab your badge.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Challenge #142 Use Wood Veneer or Chipboard

Hello all.  Renee here with my first challenge.  I am super excited about this challenge.  I recently did a major purge in my scrappy haven.  After purging, I organized all of my elements, papers and other product.  One of the things that I had a ridiculous amount of is chipboard and wood veneer.  I apparently jumped all in on the wood veneer craze as I have a FULL organizer box of veneer alone, with another almost full box of chipboard. Ooops!

So, your challenge this week is to use veneer or chipboard on a layout.  Can’t wait to see what you come up with.  Here is a layout I did of me (one of my selfies).  I used both veneer and chipboard here.

I have tonz of wood veneer in all kinds of shapes and sizes.  I love inking them up to fit the layout that I am doing.  For this layout, I used some starburst which I inked with some distress ink to fit with my DP.



I'm a tad late with my project this week - we were away camping. I have a lot of chipboard to use up so was glad to see this challenge! This is from my cousin's wedding way back in 2010. The chipboard pieces are the little tags and the circles with dragonflies on them.