Monday, January 8, 2018

Use Your Stuff # 294 - Something New

Beth here! Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to our first challenge of 2018!  We hope that you will be joining us each week as we bring you challenges to help you use up your stash.  We have an amazing Design Team to inspire you to do it!

Our first theme is

New Year, New Fun - Create a project with something new (ie, tool, paper, embellishment etc) or highlight something new in a photo.

Here's what the Design Team has for you this week!


I used the new Stampin' Up Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make this Easy Triangular Treat Box.  Our blog is all about using up your stash, but you also want to choose wisely when purchasing new and get something you know you will use.  I love this DSP so much, in another month it will be all gone and I'll have lots of cute cards and 3-D items to give for Valentine's gifts.  Please click on "Beth" above to find the directions to make the box. 

I got these adorable chipboard bow-ties and thought them perfect for a party page.

For this project, I decided to highlight pictures of my daughter from New Year's Eve.

For this challenge I used new winter collections from American Crafts, Crate Paper and Pinkfresh Studio.  The photo was taken by my daughter on January 4, 2018 when we had a significant snowfall in suburban Philadelphia.  Her dog, Willie doesn't like the snow much but when nature calls, he doesn't have a choice!


I used these cute pastel flowers I got from my son as part of my Christmas gift. 
He's only five but he loves to pick out stuff for mommy!
This photo is from when I was pregnant with him!

I used new die-cuts and the wood veener is newly opened too for my layout

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