Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Highlights from challenge #61

Seeing Stars

Don't forget to grab your badge ladies.
Thanks for another awesome week of projects :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Challenge # 62 Perfect Patterned Paper

Hi everyone.  Lynne here. 
I have always been a fan of pattern paper.  In fact, other than black & white, I have very few colors of cardstock in my stash.  So, my challenge this week to you is to use PATTERN PAPER. Lots of it.  In my example, the only solid paper is framing my photos and behind my journaling.  I know this will be stretch for some, but if you try it, I bet you will like the look.  I look forward to seeing what you can do.  

Like Lynne, I love patterned paper. I love mixing and matching the patterns - and usually not fromt he same manufacturer.
For this challenge I'm sharing a layout that was done for my December Daily last year.

On the weekend I began  wrapping some of the gifts I have already purchased.  But guess what? No gift tags!!  Problem easily solved with my tag punch, glitter, ribbon  and some PATTERNED PAPER!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Challenge #61 - Seeing Stars!!

Happy Monday everyone!!  Bronwyn here.  
Glad to see you back here at Use Your Stuff!

This week the challenge is simple - USE STARS in your 
creative project.  

Make them glittery, 3-dimensional, or use them as a border - it's up to you!  Can't wait to see everyone's projects.

Here is my project this week.  I made some 3D stars out of patterned paper and created some multi-textured canvases that now decorate my kids' bathroom.  

I admit I am posting an old layout of me.  Some would wonder why I am posting this, but I think it is fun.  I hope you enjoy it too.  The stars are all hand drawn.

I love using stars. It's one of those embellishments that can go on just about any project. For this one, it was perfect. What's a western layout without stars?

Monday, November 12, 2012

#60 - Travel

Hello everyone. It's my turn, once again, to host the challenge and since I've been away for a couple of weeks on vacation, I have travel on the brain. So, my challenge for you all this week is do something travel related. You can either make a travel-themed layout, or use travel-themed product on your project.

Here's my layout:

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's projects this week. Make sure you come back here and link up so we can all check it out.


I recently took a 3500 mile road trip to Florida and back.  On the way south, I made a huge 300 mile  detour to travel over the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.  

Highlights from challenge #59

WOW what amazing holiday creations you all made. I had a really hard time choosing
some favourites to highlight this week. I ended up picking NINE :)

Grab your badge you crafty people.

A big thank you to all that participated.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Challenge #59 - Christmas or Holiday themed

Hello and welcome!

We're here with our new challenge and this time we want to see your Christmas or Holiday themed projects.
Easy, right!?


Remember you can link up any type of holiday project. Cards, layouts, a home decor piece you've made or maybe a holiday inspired gift you are sending to a friend. We loved to see them!

I don't make projects for gift-giving, nor do I make cards,  
So, I stuck to my comfort zone and did a holiday layout about my son and daughter-in-laws tree 
with the Jewish Star of David hanging with the all the other ornaments 
and the Chanukah wrapped gifts below the tree.    


I love holiday- themed layouts - the product available is always so delicious and the pics of the kids from this time of year are always adorable!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Highlights - Color Challenge # 58

Thank you everyone for creating with us here at Use Your Stuff.  Here are some highlights from this weeks entry's.




Aren't these wonderful?  I hope you will grab your button and proudly display it.  Thanks again.