Monday, September 16, 2019

Challenge #375: Tags and Frames + Double Trouble Team Up

Happy Monday all!

Doreen here ::waves::
Okay, I'll admit I'm not a Monday person but, having a fun new challenge to motivate helps make it just a bit better, amirite?!

Today we challenge you to use your tags and/or frames.

Also we are Teaming up w/ the Double Trouble blog.

Double Trouble Paper Crafting

Their challenge is to include plaid on your project.
Click on the link to take you to their blog:
To help motivate you, here are some examples from me and the rest of the Use Your Stuff Team:

2-page Travelers Notebook spread 
Turns out I dont have any frames in my
stash so I went with tags.
I used 1 whole tag and the top of another.
I also included "something plaid"; the BG paper.
BTW -  it's older than my daughter, who will be 18 in January.


Here's my outdoorsy card.


In Canada red/black plaid is like it's own color! It fit very well with this camping themed layout!


Our this challenge will run from September 16th until the 28th on our blog...
And until the 29th on the Double Trouble blog
 - when you use both our themes you can enter both our challenges!
How awesome is that?!

Link up your creations below...
and let's make this Monday, and the rest of the week, a good one!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Highlights for back to school challenge.

Many thanks to all 9 entrants for our Back to school challenge.

I'd like to congratulate the 3 following people for their outstanding entries.


Karen C.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Challenge #374: Mood Board Challenge

Hey everyone!  It's Monday Monday!  **insert ABBA song here**  :)   It's challenge day!  It's a fun mood board challenge this week! Lot's of soothing colors, some neat icons and textures.   We really love these ones as it is so neat to see what each individual takes away from the board to incorporate into their projects!  Here is this week's board!

The DT has some projects to get you started!

I featured a picture of my daughter and I a few years ago at one of our favorite pumpkin patches having our favorite fall treat; the caramel apple.

I visited a cafe in a chemistry building at Christchurch University. All the containers were based around chemistry items.

Two years ago my husband and I visited Disney for the first time for both of us. This is a close up of us waiting on our first ride (Ariel). The photo ended up being a bit blurry as it was darker in there but I couldn't resist scrapping it anyway to commemorate the moment!

Card maker here, I went with that cute chocolate lab that grabbed my heart for inspiration as well as the warm soothing browns.

Now it's your turn!  Link up below so we can see what inspires you this week!

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Back to School

Hi everyone I'm the newbie.
My name is Julene and I'm from Sydney Australia.

Your theme or challenge for this week is BACK TO SCHOOL
It can be interpreted however you like so long as it is based on that theme.

As a school teacher, I have many layouts on this theme.
I've chosen to make one of my 2 nephews at Presentation Day at the end of the year where they both won awards.
The alphabet paper was perfect for this layout.

Now let's see what inspires you!

Wouldn't you LOVE to go to Hogwarts School of Magic?


My little man will be starting Grade 2 this year but I was inspired to scrap his 
Kindergarten school photo for the theme this week!

No "Back To School" photos for me!
Instead, I was inspired to create a 2-page Traveler's Notebook spread
of this photo of my girls hanging out in the front yard on a
bright, sunny August day. It was on the 24th
so almost the end of August, right before going back to school!
Left to Right: Ivanna, Madison, and Panini

My youngest just started Kindergarten.  He tends to be quite the character these days when we try to take a picture of him and his Kindergarten Open House was no different...

We have only college aged children in our house and neither is cooperative with first day of school pictures.  So I decided to document my own first day of class in photography school.

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Monday, August 26, 2019


Hello Tina here with you today for this fun challenge :)
Here it is everyone, the last week before school starts up again for most of us anyway.  Some may have already started!  As we think about school, we are inspired about all the sports teams that start up in the fall....thats our theme this week...SPORTS!

We can't wait to see what you have to show us, but in the meantime, the DT is here to get you started!

Our oldest GK's are both sporty so this was an easy one,
and A joined girls fastball this year!

My family are not sporty but back in my young days I played hockey.
These 2 photos are from Dad's old slides and show me with my hockey stick and Dad in his bowls outfit.

I featured action shots of my daughter going after a ball during a soccer tournament.

a bit of play on golfing terms 
a cute card for a guy

I made an ATC, using a Katzelkraft image ...

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Highlights for Challenge 371 Mood Board

It's always fascinating to see how different people interpret a mood board.  Thank you all for such great entries.

But since I can only pick 3 favourites, here are mine (in no particular order):

Wendy Jackson - this cute little mermaid is just adorable.

Cheryl Even - Love this layout that includes lots of fun photos.

Esther Asbury - the flowers on this card are stunning!

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Challenge 371 - Mood Board

Hello all! Gail here. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and able to keep cool!

For this week we have a mood board challenge based on this beautiful photo.

For my card, I was inspired by the green walls and large lamp shade.  Here's my card:

Here's what our other talented designers have come up with.  Hope you can play along. 

I was inspired by the lime green, the red books and the plants. 
The butterflies are wood veneer I painted.

The photos of the dogs on the wall, and the green color of the wall, inspired me to scrap these photos of my dog frolicking outside, near the green grass.
These photos mean a lot to me because Spotty lost the use of his back legs last March (2018) but regained use of them around Christmas time (2018), YAY!

I was inspired by the green, orange and brown in the photo to use this p
hoto where my son is wearing similar colors.

Heather R

The green is the first thing that pops out to me, followed by the brown of the table and the lighting...and the books reminded me of I was inspired to scrapbook these photos of my daughter from her senior session last August.

For the challenge, I used the colors of the mood board to create my weekly spread for my birthday week.  

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Challenge #370 -Summer Activity

Hello bloggers!  It's Monday and so that means a new challenge day!  Hope you are all enjoying your summer!  This week our challenge is brought to you by new DT member Dawn!

Her challenge is to create a project highlighting a summer activity...maybe it's baseball, swimming, boating...we want to see how you spend your summer!  The DT have created some awesome projects to get you started!

Our summer activity was playing mini-golf and having ice cream cones afterward!

My daughter and her BFF spent much of the summer floating around our pool on flamingo floaties.

Summer activities for us include my husband's garden throughout the summer. His hobby is our garden and I help when it's time to harvest.

Going to the beach is a favorite summer activity here in Australia.
I documented a day at our local beach last summer.

a bit of card for the camping fiends that we adore
how I love summer

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Challenge #369: Inspired By Disney

Hey guys!  Heather R here with this week's challenge and it was definitely a fun one for me as we are creating a project inspired by Disney.  Nothing makes me happier than combining Disney and Scrapbooking!  These photos of my daughter in her Prom dress reminded me of Belle from Disney's Beauty and The Beast and so obviously that was my starting point.  Since the challenge was just to be "inspired" I decided to keep the Disney touches simple...

Check out the rest of the Design Team and then be sure to share your projects below!

I'm not much of a Disney fan, but my son is!
I stole this photo from his Insta-Stories, of him and his then fiancee, now husband, getting
ready to watch "Incredibles 2".
- 2 Page TN Spread -

I've only visited Disney once and it was a great experience! I can't wait to take our kids!
This was from our trip a couple years ago.


This layout includes photos taken on the Safari Ride in Disney World, Florida.

Photos taken at Disneyland California.
Title was hand done to match the other primary coloured embellishments.

I chose to do a Disney inspired planner spread for next week in my standard sized Traveler's notebook. I am not a huge Disney fan but I love these stickers that I found.  Page is somewhat before the pen(cil).

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Free Week

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Hey Everyone! The DT is enjoying a free week this week so no challenge.  Be sure to stop by next Monday when we will have our first challenge of August!  (can you believe it, August already??)

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Highlights Challenge #368: Romance

Thanks for all your romantic entries! 
Some highlights for the week in no particular order are:

3. Diane Louise
Love the idea of the monochromatic green to celebrate the Emerald Anniversary.

6. Hazel (Didos)
Love the stitching, she's got 2 beautiful crafts in one!

8. Glittertastic
And this super petty white and pearl concoction.

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Challenge #368: Romance

Hey everyone!  Welcome to this week's challenge where the theme is ROMANCE!
Your project could be about young love, old love, a romantic movie, date, a significant other, pretty much anything that shows romance to you!  We can't wait to see what you create and here's some great inspiration from the DT this week!

This is a "romantic" picture from my honeymoon in Aruba 20 years ago.

I wasn't expecting this type of title or journaling for the beginning page of our vacation last year with this stop in Canton, OH to see the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Love the stenciling of the hearts about the layout. Added a few foam footballs for the theme of the layout :) A decent selfie of us too.

My son just announced that he and his GF got engaged! So romantic!

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