Monday, December 11, 2017

UYS #292: CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

Welcome to another challenge here at Use Your Stuff.  Team A's theme for this week is "Christmas is Coming."  In other words, create a project with Christmas as your inspiration.  This could be a scrapbook page, a greeting card, a tag for a special present; the possibilities are endless!  We can't wait to see your creations!

During my daughter's first Christmas season, she was cutting teeth.  She had her two incisors and two bottom teeth, but her two front teeth were nowhere to be found...I loved her toothy grin and decided this picture of her on Christmas day using the lyrics from the famous Christmas song "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" would be the perfect project for this challenge.





  I dug pretty deep into my stash for some of the elements on my layout.  I used non-traditional papers and traditional accents.  I stenciled the red paper with white stars to coordinate with the stars on my background paper.  I even dug deep into my pre-printed photos and used two from Christmas 2007. 


Amanda
I made this Christmas card for a friend I met through scrapbooking who has a pet pig!



If Christmas is coming, Santa is coming!
 





 


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Highlights #291 - Woodgrain

Thanks for playing along with my woodgrain challenge during this busy time of the year.  I loved them all but since I can only choose three....

My favourites are (in no particular order):

From Marina this cute little guy carrying a pile of wood:



From Cheiro Urgia, this stunning altered wooden donation box.  I'm sure her church is in love with it!



And lastly from stempelomi, this simple but very elegant card.



Stayed tuned tomorrow for another cool challenge.

Monday, December 4, 2017

UYS #291 - Woodgrain

Hello all! Gail here. This week's challenge is all about woodgrain.  You can use paper, wooden pieces or woodgrain embossing folders.

The card I made has woodgrain background paper and wooden hearts. There's even a wooded area behind the train.




I have used woodgrain patterned paper for the background of my card.



For this challenge, I drew a sign and used my Copic Markers to hand draw the wood grain on the sign.






Sunday, December 3, 2017

Highlights Challenge #290

Wow, amazing projects from you all, this made it so hard for me to make a choice, but it needed to be done.

My highlight this week is the the card made by Donna, it's so very elegant!


My second choice is the polar bear from Marina, it's so super cute and I love the embossing!




.... and last but not least I think that Linda's card has so many details, it just has to mentioned!


Thanks so much ladies for joining my challenge, I hope to see you all again next week for another challenge by one of my team mates.

You all  have a good Sunday now and as always:

HAPPY CRAFTING ♥

Monday, November 27, 2017

UYS #290 - Heat Embossing!

Hi Peeps,

it's my turn to challenge you this week.

I'd love to see some heat embossing on your creations, preferably in GOLD. It's just the time of the year where the golden embossing fits so well, don't you think?

I created a Christmas Card using the Darkroom Door text stamp and the bauble from the "Brushed Christmas Vol 2" set. It's my most versatile set for Christmas Cards.

 

More details on my blog

Take a look at all the neat creations my team mates have come up with!

-I love embossed projects, but I don't have the supplies needed to heat emboss.  As a result, I did my own version of heat embossing...pre-made embossed items!  The background paper of my project is embossed in an arabesque lantern pattern while I used gold flecked accents throughout the project.

Gail

A Christmas card with the sentiment embossed in gold.


Chris

This was a great challenge for me to dig out the Elle's Studio Title Builder Stamps I bought a few weeks ago. I stamped my title "Enjoying our Love" and then heat embossed in gold.


I embossed my white chipboard word and 3 fish
with 3 different Lindy's shimmery powders.








Monday, November 20, 2017

UYS #289 - Thankful

Hello!  Heather R here...I suppose it is a little cliche, but given that it is close to Thanksgiving here in the US, it only seems fitting to have a challenge centered around what we might be thankful for in our lives.  It can be something as simple as that morning cup of coffee, a good book, or the sweetest of hugs from a child.  The focus of my layout is also a little on the cliche side, but I am so thankful for my family, especially my 3 kids.  I am also grateful that my oldest will be home from college this Tuesday to spend the holiday with us.

Hope you will share your Thankful projects with us this week!






Thanksgiving here in Canada was back in October.

I'm thankful for my many friends in the U.S. Here's a card I'm sending to one of those friends.


One of the many things that I am thankful for is my good friends. This card is on it's way to one of those friends to let them know just how much I appreciate them.
Amy. L
I have created this sweet little layout to show 2 people I am grateful for, my babies- Hunter and Hannah. They are greatest achievement and I am thankful they are mine. Here is a recent photo of the 2 of them stealing a sleep over in my bed when my partner was away. 
Stay tuned for a process video later in the week. 


I am thankful for relationships, particularly the 57 years long relationship of my parents.  This image from Art Impressions reminds me of the longevity of their marriage.


Amanda

Always thankful for my little ones!



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Highlights for #288 - 5+ patterned papers


Not many entries this time around though I thought it was an easy one! So extra "Thanks!!" to everyone that did join in last week's challenge. We hope you had fun digging through and using up your stuff!

In no particular order, here is some work that stood out this time around:

1. Deanna Deaton - perfectly coordinated!



2. Jane Willis  - lovely Christmas choices


 5. Theresa P - adorable use of scraps

Tune in tomorrow for our new challenge!