Monday, September 26, 2011

Challenge #4 Mist it baby

Welcome back to another Use Your Stuff challenge, I'm excited to host my first challenge here.
This weeks the challenge is to get out your mists and use them on your layout or project.
Use it a lot or use it a little, make it sparkle or make it splatter or get out a paint brush and colour
your world.

Just mist it baby!

Here on my layout I used my October Afternoon sprinklers to spray my title
before I adhered it to my page.

It's time to check out what the other creative contributors made for this weeks challenge.

I created my own background using Mr. Huey's lemonade mist and a mask I cut on the Silhouette
called flower_4_petal_square. I can see myself using this technique quite a bit,
in card making and scrapbooking.


I don't usually Mist anything. In fact I had ot find my mists. I had painted the chipboard arrows bright yellow as purple & yellow are the school colors for AlfredU. This layout is going in my daughters college album so I am trying to stick to those school colors. Anyway, the yellow color was too bright so I used Tattered Angels Graphite mist and dulled the color just enough. I see that am going to have to use my mists more often.

I finally got mine done for this challenge. I had some fun with my mists, but I used them a little differently. I didn't mist the background paper. I used my mists to colour my chipboard letters and the chipboard circle. I used two colours - glitter brown and orange. Unfortunately the picture doesn't do it justice, but I really like the effect. They have a nice shimmer to them.
I also sprayed the mist on a sponge and used it to ink all around the edges of the layout and the journaling strips - again, it has a nice shimmer to it.
I will definately be playing with my shimmer mists again very soon.

It's now your turn to commit to the mist!

We love seeing your creations so don't forget use mr. linky below.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Color Challenge - Challenge #3

HI everyone. This is my first challenge and I thought since I have always been a huge fan of COLOR, I would host a color challenge on a monthly basis! . The more colors the better in my opinion.
I really don't want the warmer months to end, although I do love the autumn color palette too. So in honor of spring and summer colors, here are my color choices for September. Easy, fun colors. Enjoy!

Orange, Pink, Green, Yellow and Blue

And here is my example. don't you fell all warm inside. When you are done with this challenge, you can think about Fall, OK?

Let's see what the other ladies come up with.

I couldn't get all 5 colours on one card so I made four.

Of course I couldn't use these colours without it being a beach theme.
Here it is:


Don't forget to use Mr. Linky below to show us your project, you could be featured on
the Use Your Stuff blog.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Challenge #2 Intended Use

Good morning & thanks for stoping in to check out this weeks challenge.

It's time to look at your supplies in a different way. In this weeks challenge we are asking you to pick out a tool, an embellishment, a border punch or anything else that you can use in a different way from it's intended use.

My tool of eyelet setter. I used it to create a worn or distressed edge to some papers.

Here are a few suggestions to help get the ideas flowing:

~Put paint on an embossing folder before you use it
~Use a border punch and create a rolled flower
~Pick out some photo corners and use them to make an arrow
~Attach brads to your page with the wings opened on front of your layout

Don't forget to link your finished project using Mr. Linky so we can check it out.

Now let's see what the rest of the creative contributors have come up with.......

I really needed to put my thinking cap on for this challenge. In the end I came up with the idea of using my paper crimper to make an "accordian flower" on the right side of the page.

Here is my challenge entry. I too had some problems thinking of something to use and to be honest, I elicited some help from friends. I grabbed my paint and a sticker to use as a mask to get my journal spot (Cannon Hall Rm 214).

We can't wait to see what interesting new uses you have for your stuff !

Monday, September 5, 2011

Lets Get Started! Challenge # 1

Hello everyone. My name is Barb and I'm one of your challengers.

I'm so excited to get going on this fun new blog - not only to post challenges, but to be inspired by others.

So, lets get going.

The first challenge is a quick and fun challenge. It's an ad challenge. Use the advertisement below to inspire your card, layout or project. Use any or all of the elements.

When you complete your project, post it on your blog, or online somewhere with a link back here. Then come back and post the link to where we can find it through Mr. Linky below so we can check it out.

Here's my interpretation of the ad:

Have fun with the challenge. Don't forget to show us what you create.

See what the other girls came up with:




Thursday, September 1, 2011

So you may be wondering?

We think you may be wondering how this is going to work?

Here are the details.

Every Monday someone from your Creative Contributors will post a challenge that we hope will help you use some of your stash and inspire some creative projects.

The project you create can be anything you want it to be, all you have to do is link your project at the bottom of
the challenge that you are participating in. It's that simple.

Who doesn't love simple.

Pop back in on Monday September 5th to see your first challenge. We hope you able to join us, we can't wait to see what you create.

Get ready to Use Your Stuff !