Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creative contributor call

Hi everyone !

As you might have noticed, Milena left us to move on to other creative projects and we wish her all the best ! She was part of the team for more than one year and she will be missed, but you can still see her work on her blog at

DT call

Even if we are sad to see Milena leaving, we are also excited to announce a creative contributor call ! And we hope that YOU will apply... No previous DT experience is required, neither a blog, as long you have a place where we can see your work.

Use Your Stuff challenge blog is looking for creative, friendly and enthousiastic new creative contributors, for a period of 6 months, starting June 2014.
To apply, please email us the following, at isbaha3 at gmail dot com, with the subject "UYS application":
- Name, country, and which DT you are currently in (if any), with their commitments.
- Where we can see your work (blog, gallery... What you have).
Tell us a little more about yourself and why you would like to join our creative team.

As a DT member, you will be required to create 2-3 projects by month (but you are welcome to create a project each week !) and to host a challenge every 6 weeks.
You will also be required to comment on assigned entries.
You will have to set up a Facebook account (if you don't already have one) for communication (we have a private group).
As compensation... You will enjoy to be part of a friendly and inspiring team !

This call is open to anyone everywhere, and will end on May 15th. The new DT members will be announced in early June on the blog.

Thank you so much ! I hope you will apply.

Highlights challenge #130 - Spring

Hello everybody !

Last week's entries were so pretty that it was hard to choose which ones to highlights... Sorry for the last post !

 I loved the design and how balanced and beautiful the layout was.

 I loved the red color palette that makes the cute bunny pop.

I loved the wonderful pastel coloring and how it matched so well the patterned paper.

Ladies, please, grab your featured button !

Thanks to everybody who participated ! 

Don't forget this week's challenge : inspired by movies. 

By the way, did you see our creative contributor call ? We would love you to apply !

Monday, April 14, 2014

Challenge # 131 At the Movies

Hi Everyone!  I'm excited to be hosting this week's challenge.  My theme this week is to base your project on a could be the name of a movie, a famous quote from a movie, the theme of it, so many options to inspire you (just make sure you let us know what it was ;)  )  Speaking of inspiration, here's what is inspiring the DT this week!

I used the movie Veronica Mars for my inspiration.  I took the idea of taking pictures and film for inspiration when picking the DP for my layout (EP's oh snap collection)


I used the title of a movie for my layout inspiration - the movie "Sister Act". The layout is of my mom and one of her sisters at my cousin's wedding. My mom has several sisters but I think that her and my Aunt Shirley look the most alike out of them all!


For my layout, I was inspired by detective movies : my title reads "The mystery of the pumpkin's mask... But who is hidding behind it ?!"

Monday, April 7, 2014

Challenge #130 -Spring

I know that not everybody is having spring right now (hello my Australian friends !), even the ones who are supposed to have it (hello my American friends !), but I hope you will be inspired by this week's challenge : SPRING !
Spring photos, spring colors, spring embellishments... Show us what spring inspires you to do !

 I chose this spring 2011 photo, with my disguised kids for Carnival, and because spring means to me flowers, I embellished my layout with homemade flowers.

Spring is finally starting to happen around here.  I never thought I would see my crocuses pop through, but they did finally.  Anyway,  I was inspired by the season and the beautiful flowers an colors.    And since my brain has been in 'wedding mode' for a long time now, here is my layout ( apologize for the fuzzy upload). 

Today was the first day we have had that was actually nice and made us think that spring may actually show up this year after all! In my scrapping I am working on late summer/fall from 2010 (just a tad behind!) so I opted to do a card for this challenge. Spring to me means butterflies and pastels!

Highlights - Challenge #129 - Use a Die Cut

What a lot of entries this week!! WOW! You all really enjoy your die cuts. Again, it was tough to narrow it down to just a few but here they are.

The highlights for this week include:


Thanks to everyone who played along with us this week, and for those of you featured here, don't forget to grab your badge!!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Challenge #129 - Die-cuts

This week's challenge is to use a die cut on your project. Back when I started scrapbooking (14 years ago!!) I bought die cuts by the dozen. Now I have a Silhouette Digital Cutter and can cut pretty much anything I want. However, I don't often take the time to get it set up.

For this page I used some die cut flowers from the Teresa Collins He Said/She Said line and I used  my Silhouette to cut the title.  I really enjoy the titles that are available for purchase in the Silhouette store.

 I don't have any die-cuts embellishments pack, but I love to use my Big Shot to make my owns ! Sometimes, I cut them but they don't fit my layout, so I put them aside in my "everything-and-nothing" box (I can't throw away anything...). But this box was very full... Time to use it !
For my layout, I decided to make a decorative border with only die-cuts from my "everything-and-nothing" box. I chose them in the same color palette than my layout. Some are cut into paper, others into cork, glittered paper, vellum or fun foam. My title is also cut with dies, and I added some Stickles on it.

(The title means "Spring at Granny's home").


I too have not used diecuts in years so this was a stretch for me.  And, to make matters worse, I do not own a die cut machine.  So I scrounged around my stash, and found that wonderful 12 inch musical note border from Queen & Co.  (No clue how old it is).   I added some musical embellishment stickers from Jolee's.  The large photo is from the Internet of The Piano Guys (check them out on their YouTube channel, if you have not heard of them before.)  My daughter and fiance took me to a belated Chanukah present concert this past Friday night.


Since I learnt about Cricut Craft Room I have begun to use my Cricut so much more! I love that I can blend the letters together in Craft Room and it cuts them as a word, rather than individual letters! Makes it so much easier to adhere! I love die cutting my titles because then I never have to worry about having the perfect size or color of letter stickers and I never run out of vowels! For this layout I used the cartridge Jasmine to cut my title and date out and Creative Memories Reminisce Accents for my flowers which I then attached with pop dots to make them stand out.


I am totally in the mood for spring.  With all the snow that we have been having here, I want spring colors and spring symbols, so I created this card with both of those in mind.  I used a Stampin Up butterfly die for this card.

I 've been using die cuts more and more on my pages since I got my Silhouette.  On this page I used stars and note die cuts.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Highlights - Challenge #128 - Ink

There were so many fabulous entries this week! I am glad to see so many people participating despite many people mentioning that inking is not their cup of tea! A few highlights from this week...



Carol C

Don't forget to grab your badge ladies!

Thanks again to everyone who participated!