Monday, November 28, 2011

Challenge # 13 - Scrapping with Scraps

Good Monday morning ladies. It's time for another challenge.
My challenge this time is going to be a very quick and easy one because if you're like me, life is becoming very full at this time of the year.

My challenge is to dig into your scraps. you can use one (or two for a two-paged layout) full sheet of cardstock for your background. Everything else must be from your old scraps. Dig them out and use them up. ...and since this blog is about using your stuff, I'm going to suggest that you dig into your older embellishments to use them up - but that's not a neccessity.

Here's my layout. I have so many scraps that I could probably scrap for a whole year without cutting into any new sheets of patterned paper (but then what fun would that be?)

Enjoy the challenge and don't forget to come back here and link your finished project here. We'd love to see what you come up with.

Since I still have a prize left over from the last challenge I did, I will extend it to this challenge. So, for everyone who complete's this challenge and uploads it here by December 12th your name will be put into a random draw for the prize.

Come on girls, let's Use Your Stuff!


This layout really took the scrapping with scraps seriously. 
A few leftover strips and pieces that I could cut into circles, that's all. 
Even the title and birds were cut from scraps. I added a few stamps and 
chipboard embellishments then called this layout done.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Summer Blues

Seeing how the weather is starting to get wetter and colder....I'm missing the sunny warmer weather so my challenge is to do anything from summer that makes your day....I'm having the-----Summer Blues

Summer for me usually involves water. I always have some kind of water layout on the go. So, on this chilly November morning, here's my reminder of summer and what always makes me smile. ...and as always, it's great to use my stash!


'Life's a Beach' isn't it?? I took Janet's post literally, by scrapping with the color Blue and documenting a favorite summertime past time. I don't get to do this very often anymore, so when my daughter suggested a special day just for us at the beach followed by dinner out for clams, who was I to argue. Thanks Janet for making me remember these good times.

Monday, November 14, 2011

November Color Challenge - White

We had Nor'Easter snowstorm here a few day before Halloween. Very, very unusual for New England. So in honor of the very early snowfall, I want to see a monochromatic WHITE layout or card. Step outside your 'color' box and let's see what you can come up with when you don't use very much color. I will let you use a very tiny bit as an accent, but I want to see WHITE. Here is my example using Basic Grey's Just the Basics. It is one of my favorite lines. I hope you like it too.

Let's see what the other ladies can do. I am sure they will be just wonderful.


This was a hard challenge for me this week. White, white & more white.
Thank goodness we were allowed to use an accent colour.

What a fun challenge this was. I work a lot on white backgrounds but I don't think I've every done a layout with just white (and a touch of green). I think I will be doing this again.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Challenge #10~ Stamp it Up

Are you ready?
It's time to dig into your stash and get out those stamps.
The sky's the limit, use your stamps this week anyway you want. Stamp it Up!

To all of you readers and challenge participants THANK YOU for taking the time to visit UYS, we have really enjoyed visiting your blogs & seeing your wonderful creations.
I can't believe that 10 weeks have passed by so quickly. Ten challenges, 40 layouts and lots of fun!
Thank you to my fellow creative contributors for all your inspiring work over the past 10 weeks.

I hope you can join us for the challenge this week, have fun gettin' inky!

Now lets see what Lynne, Barb & Janet have been up to this week......

Janet's Cards
(digi stamps from Bugaboo!)

For my layout I stamped the title and got out a new splash stamp that I found. Then I used my newest addiction - embossing powder. I can't get enough!


OK, I stamped. It took me all week to get this done. I apologize for the delay. I will be a first time grandma sometime in April. Isn't the newest member to my family adorable? BTW, I stamped cute little red hearts on the flowers.