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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Monday, December 9, 2019

#387: Mint Challenge

Our challenge this time is to use the colour mint.

-For this project, I featured a picture of my daughter who was standing in a mint green light in a gazebo decorated for Christmas.  I thought this would be the perfect subject matter for a project with a mint green theme.

I had to deviate from the challenge just a bit.
I dont really have anything "mint" nor did I have any photos to scrap that would fit the "mint" theme so I figured, "mint" is part of the "green" family and created a layout using mostly green.

 2 page TN Spread

I went with Mint color paper, hearts and splatters of Sweet Mint color shine on my Christmas Eve Layout

I used mainly mint with neutral coloured flowers on this holiday photo.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Highlights - Challenge #386 - Snow

There were so many fabulous entries again this week! The creative juices are definitely flowing with the Christmas cards! There will be a lot of happy people opening their mail this month!

Here are a few highlights from the week.





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Head back tomorrow for a fun new challenge!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Challenge #386 - Snow

This time of year in Canada we are usually covered in snow! It has been a bit of an odd year so far with more rain than snow this winter for my province. I'm sure that will change soon though and we will have the beautiful white snow covering the ground. 

For this week's challenge I want you to be inspired by the crisp white snow and create a project that is mostly white with just a pop of color!

For mine I created this snowflake Christmas card and used a coloured ink to stamp my sentiment. My snowflakes also have a touch of color in the diamond Stickles I used.

Look at what the rest of the Design Team created!

Heather R

Using a lot of white was actually more of a challenge than I expected...maybe because we don't get any snow here in the Sunshine State...LOL

For my project, I was inspired by a snowy scene.  I made a shaker card filled with white "snow" glitter and accented with snowflakes.

I used Kraft as my background then used texture paste through a doiley to create my white background. I added a few random smaller pieces of paper and 2 large metallic elements that look a bit like snowflakes. I also misted in pale blue to match the papers.

White on white Christmas card with a touch of sparkly teal.  

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