Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

We wish you and your family a Fun and Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by.
New challenges start on Monday January 7th 2013.

here's a hint about our next challenge: something round

Monday, December 24, 2012

Wishing you.....


From Lynne, Joy, Barb and Bronwyn

There will be no challenges posted Dec 24th or Dec 31st. 
Enjoy your holiday season with family and friends, we will be back on January 7th 2013.

Thanks for visiting see & you in the new year!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Features from challenge #65

Thank you for joining us for the symmetry challenge.
Excellent cards this week.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Challenge #65 - Symmetry

Hi all.  Keeping busy during this busy season??

This week's challenge is to use SYMMETRY on your creation.

Webster's defines Symmetry as:

1: balanced proportions; also : beauty of form arising from balanced proportions

2: the property of being symmetricalespecially :correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or median plane or about a center or axis

My card is completely "symmetrical" except the title text.  That would have been hard to do!!

C'mon- share your symmetrical creations please!!


I have not done much scrapping at all this December.  I apologize.  However, I love a symmetircal look to a layout so I went back to an old layout I had done a few years back.  Hope you like it.


I love symmetry too. On this layout my pictures sizes and placement are very symmetrical.


Highlights from challenge #64

Thanks for playing along with our office supply challenge ladies!

Use Your Stuff will be taking a break for the holidays. 
There will be no challenges posted Dec 24th or Dec 31st

Enjoy the holiday season with your families and friends and don't forget to take some pictures!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Challenge #64- Office supplies

Hello there you crafty types,

The staring of a new week means it's time for a new challenge here at UYS.
This week we are challenging you to use things that you might see in the office; paper clips, tabs, staples, maybe even notebook paper or some computer generated journaling. 

Let's check out what the creative team made this challenge......


I don't raid our home office very often for supplies, but I should do it more often. There's lots in there I could be using. On my layout I used my husband's PTouch labeller, and I did the journaling on clear mailing labels and put it onto the journaling square.


#63 Project Spotlight

Thanks to those who participated in the Retro Challenge last week. Check out this  great card by Danie May. I love that great retro image she used as well as all the pearls. Great job, Danie.
You can find more of her work here on her blog.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

#63 - Going Retro

Hello everyone. Can you believe December is here already? If you're like me, you tend to put your creative self on the back burner. This year I'm hoping to still play around a bit when time allows.

In an effort to keep the creative juices flowing, the challenge this week is all about going retro. Create a project using older pictures, using some of the amazing retro themed product lines out there, or just by using old-school stuff in your stash.

For my project I used a line from the Prima Reflections Collection. I also used a photo of my grandmother surrounded by all her grandchildren circa 1962 - I just happen to be the baby on her lap.

Have fun with this challenge. I can't wait to see your finished projects. Don't forget to come back here and link them up.

It has been a busy week for me, so I dug into my files and pulled up this old layout 
I had of my parents and my oldest daughter back in 1987.  



I love product by Echo Park.  They always update and tweak classic retro style.  I used some of their papers and embellishments to create this double layout about my only daughter.

Highlights from Challenge #62

Debbie Pierce

Paper Profusion

Andrea W

Kathy Curry

Thank you everyone for joining in on this challenge.  I am thrilled to know that I am in the company of such talented cardmakers and scrappers.  
Don't forget to grab your button.  Thanks again from everyone here at Use Your Stuff.