Monday, October 22, 2018

#335 Mood Board Challenge

Hey Everyone!

Renee here hosting this week's challenge. This week, we have a fun mood board challenge for you with lots of awesome fall/autumn themes and designs...a sure thing to get your creative juices flowing - the outdoors, leaves, fun autumn colors, food & drink, baking,...can't wait to see what you create!


This mood board screamed pumpkin spice to me, so I chose to use the color scheme and autumn drinks as my inspiration on a copic colored easel card.


I chose the hot drinks section of this mood board. Here's my hot cocoa card.

I call this layout "use all the Fall things!" JK
But you can definitely tell it was Fall inspired.
I broke out a couple of hardly-used scrappy items for this layout.
And that BG paper is old, so old!

I miss my teens being this little..brings back lots of memories scrapping photos from our days of living in Seattle and actually getting to experience Fall and pumpkin patches!


I was inspired by some of the fall colors for this layout!

I was inspired by the colors of the mood board and the leaves to create this "Thankful" card:

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Highlights#334 Enamel Dots- Featured Stampers

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Enamel Dots Challenge #334.  All the entries were awesome, but we've chosen these to feature as our top 3 this week.

Congrats to all.  Please pick up your badge from our right sidebar.

Please come back tomorrow for another Use Your Stuff Challenge!

Monday, October 15, 2018

#334 Enamel Dots

Hello, everyone! Beth here with this week's challenge. Since our blog is Use Your Stuff and we all know you have Enamel Dots in your stash, this week's challenge is to make a card, 3-D project or scrapbook page using some of your Enamel Dots!

Here's a look at the creations from the design team:

My favorite Enamel Dots are the Stampin' Up! Glitter Enamel Dots.  They come in four great sparkly colors!  I had to make a snowman card because it snowed in Iowa today and that never happens on Oct 14!

I had gotten pix of the grandkids after the fact last year and here is one of them,
N had had lots of fun trying on different hats and costumes and getting the laugh.
Here he's a little Bug-A-Boo !
And I used enamel dots, stars and hearts to decorate the polka-dot background.

For this project, I used enamel dots with sticks attached to them; music notes!

A Collage Style Project Life Page that includes 6 Enamel Dots

I love adding enamel dots to my layouts so this was super easy for me!

I used up some very old enamel dots to accent this Christmas card.

I love to use enamel dots on a layout for a soft accent

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Highlights Challenge #333 - Autumn/Halloween

Happy Sunday! Thank you to everyone that played along with our Autumn/Halloween challenge. We had so many wonderful entries this week - I wish that I could feature every single one of them.

There was just no way that I could narrow it down to 3, so I decided that since it was an Autumn/Halloween challenge, that I would do a Top 3 for the Autumn cards and a Top 3 for the Halloween cards.

Here are your Top 3 Autumn cards - in no particular order:

And the Top 3 Halloween cards - in no particular order:

Congratulations to all of you! Be sure to grab your "Featured" button from the right sidebar.

Thanks again to everyone that played along with our Autumn/Halloween Challenge!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Challenge #333 - Autumn/Halloween

Hello, everyone! Lori here with this week's challenge. Autumn is in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere and Halloween is just around the corner. Our challenge to you this week is to create an Autumn/Halloween themed project.

Here's a look at the creations from the design team:

I can't believe that this is the first Halloween card that I have made this year. Everything on my card came from my scrap box and I do believe that I will need to look into a new Halloween collection next year!

A Pocket Page of my husband and daughter at Universal Studios Hollywood Horror Nights, last month. I had a lot of fun mixing up different types of embellishments, including actual ephemera from that night, and that polka-dot PP is older than my (16-year-old) daughter!!

I don't often send Halloween cards but I decided that this year it would be fun to make and send a couple out to some of our friends that have little ones. Everyone loves some fun mail!
I made this one for our best friend's two little ones using all hoarded papers/scraps/ribbon and stamps I have had for several years.

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving so I made a Thanksgiving card with a fall theme.

I love Autumn colors and was inspired to use them on a card using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Heather R

Fall is my favorite time of year...although living in FL we don't really get to experience it.  My photos are from a trip to NC a few years back.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We would love to see what you create!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Highlights Challenge #332

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to our Canadian friends!  I've been spending the day with family and gobbling turkey so this post is a bit late.

Thank you for the many fun entries in our Forest Frolic challenge over the last week.

Here are this week's highlights!

#15 Esther

#5 Janis Lewis

#1 Shell B

Be sure to grab your blog badge from the sidebar! Congratulations!  Thanks again to everyone who played along, you all did wonderfully!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our next challenge.... :)

Monday, October 1, 2018

Challenge #332: Forest Frolic

Happy Fall Y'all.  Tammy here with this week's challenge...FOREST FROLIC!  Let's see your cute little forest critters, or maybe something with trees and is a wood nymph?  Whatever you decide, we want to see it!  Be sure to link up below!  You have until 6pm MST on October 6th to link up.

I have been wanting to use this little die cut that was sent to me for a long time now, so it was fun to put it onto this little autumn card!

-For this project, I was inspired by pictures of my dogs watching a squirrel taunt them outside my dining room window.


I decided to do a fun title for the forest inspired theme featuring my and my awesome hubby.

"Forest" reminded me of falling leaves and nature, and inspired this collage.



I made a gift card package using wooden paper as a cover. I make many of those for the upcoming Christmas season, but this design just fits a birthday present for a friend ....

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Challenge 331 - Spots and Dots HIGHLIGHTS

So many beautiful projects for this week's challenge.  Love them ALL!  Thanks to all of you talented people who played along.

My favourites were (in no particular order).

This little cutie-patootie fairy with the blue hair by Wendy (Crafty Kiwi Mama) made me smile.

The galaxy background on this card by Stephanie (Crazy Crafter Blog) is awesome and that little alien is just too cute!

This gorgeous flower card by Angie (Cimbracreativefun) is just so beautiful.

Stayed tuned - we have a brand new challenge coming your way tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Our New Member

Sorry this has taken me so long to put up.  Thank you to everyone who applied for the DT position.  It's always such a hard choice.

Use Your Stuff would like to welcome Doreen to the team.  We are excited to have her with us and we hope that you will be inspired by her creations!

Here's a bit about Doreen!

My name is Doreen!
I live in Southern CA with my husband (married since 2001), my 16 year old daughter*, our dog Spotty, cat Panini, and mini-pig Hamlet.
*my 23 yr old son moved out last year. 
I'm a huge animal advocate and just recently became a vegetarian.
I've been scrapping for over 20 years.
Besides scrapping I love to read and nap (LOL)

You can find me on Instagram at:

I'm excited to be here...
Thank you for having me!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Challenge #331 - Spots and Dots

Hello! Gail here to host this week's USE YOUR STUFF challenge to use spots and/or dots.

Here's my card.


I used some enamel dots to add some dimension to this layout!

This challenge immediately made me think of Minnie Mouse :)

Alcohol and Yupo paper background with black Nuvo drop spot accents.

I used all polka dot paper for my card and to keep the "spots and dots" theme going, I added in circles as well.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Challenge #330 Highlights

Love all the "friendship" projects this week.  These were a few that caught my eye.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Challenge #330: Friendship

Hello! The challenge this week is to create a project about "Friendship".

Most people may think of humans having friendships, but I chose to do this layout about my daughter's two dogs, Willie and Dolly who are both rescue dogs.  They got Willie a few years ago and when they decided to get another pup, we were all surprised since Willie didn't get along very well with other dogs.  But when they brought Dolly home, he immediately fell in love with his new best friend. They are inseparable.

 I focused on a four legged friendship between my daughter and her chihuahua for this project.

 Our friendship with members of an organization we belong, we have met so many through the club and grown to be close friends that we atleast plan a vacation/holiday a year with them.


An ATC with the lovely stamps from Rubber Moon.

Hey you is one of my favorite phrases to use when calling my friends.  I made a call using that phrase to send to a friend