Monday, October 14, 2019

Challenge # 378 Pumpkins ( Majo)

Hi Guys,

Majo here today!

I'm so glad you made it here for yet another fun challenge. This time of the year I'd love to see your Halloween Creations. There is one twist:

 *You will have to use a pumpkin on your project*

Either on a photo, if you make layouts, a die cut, a stamp, whatever, as long as it's a pumpkin.

This is my inspiration for you, a Halloween card I created with Tim Holtz stamps and a sentiment from Viva Las VegaStamps.


 These are the lovely creations from our team:




I have a friend whose birthday is on Oct 31st, so I always make her a Halloween themed card.

I love halloween and here is my pumpkin-y page!

For my pumpkin challenge, I featured pics of my girls when they were tiny carving pumpkins.


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Monday, October 7, 2019

Challenge #377 - Labels

Hi all

Recently I have fallen in love w/ using labels on my layouts.
Does that sound weird?

Okay, I admit it does, but hear me out...
labels can be used for more than just journaling.
They can definitely be used as a decorative element as well!
Do you always feel like you have to fill in a label?
I used to be that way, but now, with all the different varieties of labels out there, I sometimes use labels by themselves just for a pop of color!

So that is the challenge I pose to you: Use Labels on Your Project

Feel free to interpret that any way you'd like: for example, using a PP that has labels printed on it totally counts!
But lets see if you can stretch those label muscles a bit more.

Here is what I came up with:

I used 3 labels on this:
2 of the labels I split into 2 pieces and used a piece from each of them on
both sides of the layout; so 4 pieces total.
The 3rd label I kept intact and clustered it amongst the label pieces I used on the
right-hand side.
I ripped one of them to add texture.
- 2 page Travelers Notebook spread -

And here is what the other lovely ladies of UYS came up with:

I used just the one label for the date and place.

Use a few different Elle's Studio labels throughout my layout...


I used three labels on mine - I cut an oval sticker label in half and used it on each side of the photo, a hexagon one for the date and a rectangle one for some journalling.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

#376 - Highlights

Hey everyone! thank you for your wonderful entries in the Upcycle/Recycle challenge.  It was really interesting to see how you reused a lot of different items.

Our highlights in no particular order are:

#1 Cherio

#5  Dianne Louise

#7 ScrappyHorses

Monday, September 23, 2019

Challenge 376: Upcycle/Recycle

Hey Everyone!  We are in week 2 still of our Double Trouble collaboration!  Be sure to check out all the details here, to get in on both challenges!

In the meantime, if you are looking for a new challenge this week, our theme is UPCYCLE/RECYCLE.  We would like to see something on your project that was initially used for something else. It could be some wrapping, some twine, packaging, old washers, it's endless!
Look what the DT has to inspire you this week!

I was inspired by the packaging from a Chick-Fil-A gift card.  I trimmed around the cardboard and made a tag out of it as part of my project's title.

The grey and white card is a recycled ticket folder for our Canada coach trip.
It became the mat for 2 photos. I also added a small scrap of pastel card from packaging I had.

I used a piece of a burlap bag to create a big focal of my layout.

Link up below and let us know how you upcycle/recycle!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Challenge #375: Tags and Frames + Double Trouble Team Up

Happy Monday all!

Doreen here ::waves::
Okay, I'll admit I'm not a Monday person but, having a fun new challenge to motivate helps make it just a bit better, amirite?!

Today we challenge you to use your tags and/or frames.

Also we are Teaming up w/ the Double Trouble blog.

Double Trouble Paper Crafting

Their challenge is to include plaid on your project.
Click on the link to take you to their blog:
To help motivate you, here are some examples from me and the rest of the Use Your Stuff Team:

2-page Travelers Notebook spread 
Turns out I dont have any frames in my
stash so I went with tags.
I used 1 whole tag and the top of another.
I also included "something plaid"; the BG paper.
BTW -  it's older than my daughter, who will be 18 in January.


Here's my outdoorsy card.


In Canada red/black plaid is like it's own color! It fit very well with this camping themed layout!

Renee Hagler

Our this challenge will run from September 16th until the 28th on our blog...
And until the 29th on the Double Trouble blog
 - when you use both our themes you can enter both our challenges!
How awesome is that?!

Link up your creations below...
and let's make this Monday, and the rest of the week, a good one!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Highlights for back to school challenge.

Many thanks to all 9 entrants for our Back to school challenge.

I'd like to congratulate the 3 following people for their outstanding entries.


Karen C.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Challenge #374: Mood Board Challenge

Hey everyone!  It's Monday Monday!  **insert ABBA song here**  :)   It's challenge day!  It's a fun mood board challenge this week! Lot's of soothing colors, some neat icons and textures.   We really love these ones as it is so neat to see what each individual takes away from the board to incorporate into their projects!  Here is this week's board!

The DT has some projects to get you started!

I featured a picture of my daughter and I a few years ago at one of our favorite pumpkin patches having our favorite fall treat; the caramel apple.

I visited a cafe in a chemistry building at Christchurch University. All the containers were based around chemistry items.

Two years ago my husband and I visited Disney for the first time for both of us. This is a close up of us waiting on our first ride (Ariel). The photo ended up being a bit blurry as it was darker in there but I couldn't resist scrapping it anyway to commemorate the moment!

Card maker here, I went with that cute chocolate lab that grabbed my heart for inspiration as well as the warm soothing browns.

Now it's your turn!  Link up below so we can see what inspires you this week!

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