Sunday, August 31, 2014

Challenge # 150 Highlights

Happy Sunday everyone! For some of us, we are enjoying a long weekend.  The last one of the summer **sigh**

We had some wonderful projects uploaded for our ad inspired challenge last week and it was so great to see how the same ad motivated each person differently.  :)  Here are some highlights for you

Loved Deb's vibrant and cheery layout, inspired by the colors of our ad.

Kicka had this fun layout with a lot of the chevron and striped patterns from the inspiration piece this week as well as the wonderful vibrant colors .

Electra's layout utilized not just colors from our ad, but the whole concept of sleep and cuddling which we thought was unique.

Congratulations ladies.  Please don't forget your badge from the sidebar.

A big thank you to our Guest Designers this month, Majo (Marion), Jacqui and Ellen.  It has been such a pleasure having you with us and creating along with you.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Challenge #150-Ad Inspired

Hello all! It's another challenge day here at UYS and this week we are doing an ad inspired challenge!
 All you have to do is to use the picture below to inspire your project...maybe it is a pattern, a shape, a color or a combination of things...Show us what inspires you!

Here are some fun projects that the DT were inspired to create!


I was inspired by the fun citrus-y colors found in the ad.  I chose some happy papers from Echo park that carry the color inspiration through my card.


I was inspired by the colors and the geometric patterns in the ad to create this layout of my good friend's wedding. (Nope that isn't a smudge - I just blurred out the name of the family!)

I was inspired by the chervron and the pop of blue from the ad. I have created with washi tapes and a simple cut out stamped sentiment

I pulled some of the fun patterns and colors from this ad for my card.

Our Guest Designer Majo created this fabulous bookmark/tag.  I love the colors and the great textures that she pulled from the inspiration piece.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Challenge #149 Highlights

Thank you for joining this week's HOME challenge! I went to the links and wow! Gorgeous entries by everyone! Love everyone's take on the challenge this week! Here are some highlights for you

Here's Kathy D. creation. I love the colors and the Halloween elements! So much fun!

Another of my favorite is from Electra , she has this wonderful creation for Christmas. I love how the homes were layered and hey look! Such a cute snowman too! Great work!

Julene Matthews' scene is such an inspiration too.  Such an adorable photo with sweet colors and elements of home. Sweet indeed!
Thanks for sharing with us everyone and ladies, do remember to grab your badge from the sidebar!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Challenge #149 - Home

Hello all, Michelle here. This week is my turn and the theme is Home. You can use it in a different form but the least have a HOME element in it. What I did here was misting on a stencil, added washi tapes and stamped the sentiment and a home image. Do share with us with what you have for this theme and have fun!


I have a really bad habit of collecting Subway Art cut files from the Silhouette store.  This is one I got months ago, but never found a use for. Likewise, I have had the cut file for the frames themselves for many months and never used those as well. This challenge has a  been great way for me to make use of older cut files and display a great photograph of our puppy.


This challenge came at perfect timing for me - I am scrapping 2010 and that year we sold our first home in order to move to the city we live in now.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Highlights-Challenge #148

Thanks so much for all who joined us to in the Dr. Seuss challenge!  Here is an extra layout submitted by our Guest Design team member, Ellen Haxelsmans.  Thanks so much Ellen for contributing to our challenge.

And now for challenge participants projects.  I really liked this card submitted by Sarah T, using the title "Red Fish, Blue Fish" from one of Dr. Seuss's books.  This particular one used to be one of my son's favorites as a toddler.

I was also drawn to this card by Kathy D.  It is not an exact quote from Dr. Seuss, but the original poetry used as a card sentiment as well as the artwork on the card are both very reminiscent of Dr. Seuss. The artwork used on the front of the card was drawn by her husband for her.  Very Cool!

Thanks again for playing ladies!  Don't forget to grab your badge!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Challenge #148-Inspired by Dr. Seuss

Hello all, Renee here with this weeks challenge.  My children loved Dr. Seuss books.  It was among the most favorite books to be read at bedtime.  By the time my son was born, there were Dr. Seuss books on VHS tapes.  He watched his tapes so much that he knew Red Fish, Blue Fish by heart after just a few weeks.  In addition to being fun to read, Dr. Seuss offered his readers many life lessons in his famous quotes.

The challenge this week is to use a Dr. Seuss book or quote as inspiration for a project.

 I chose a cut file quote that I purchased as a basis for a layout about Honor's Day 2014 for my children. You can chose to use a quote, color scheme or whatever you fancy from Dr. Seuss to inspire you.

What can you come up with using Dr. Seuss as inspiration.   Be sure to link your layout below so that we can see.


I saw a layout on another website I am a member of awhile back and saved it because I loved the quote and wanted to use it on a layout myself - lo and behold it is a Dr. Seuss quote! Here is my page of my best friend's daughter playing dress up.

We are again joined by our Guest Designer Marion!

Hello, I’m Majo Wybranietz. I live in Germany with my husband and our two lovely kitten.

I started scrapbooking in 2008 and was addicted right away. I’m an "all-rounder", I scrap layouts and cards, love to create tags and ATC’s and get my hands into mixed media projects. I love trying new and different things and techniques.  I'm on several design teams and have had my work published in a number of magazines

When not crafting, I enjoy reading a thrilling book and working in our garden.

I'm so excited to be Guest Designer at UYS!

My blog:
Make sure you stop by her blog to check out her awesome projects.  Here's what she created for us this week.
Another Guest Designer with us is Jacqui .  Make sure you check out her blog as well for some wonderful inspiration.
Jacqui was inspired by this quote from Dr. Seuss:

                                I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
                                Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living,
                                It's a way of looking at life through the wrong
                                end of a telescope. Which is what I do,

                                 And that enables you to laugh at life's realities


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Challenge #147 Highlights

It was great to see you all using up your hoarded sticker stash for this week's challenge! Here are a few highlights from the week...

Sandy entered this stunning layout of her family. Isn't the color combination marvelous?!

I absolutely love the unique combination of snowflakes and flowers that Lidya used on her card!

Kathy's adorable Santa sticker paired perfectly with her papers on this card and reminded me I better get my Christmas cards started!

Congratulations ladies! Don't forget to grab your badge!

Come back Monday morning to see what the new challenge for the week will be! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Challenge #147 - Stickers (NOT letter stickers)

This week's challenge is STICKERS! We all have tons of them around and sometimes they can be overlooked in favor of other embellishments and die cuts. Dig out your stickers and use them on this project! Letter/number stickers do not count for this project but word/phrase stickers are fine to use. 
We are happy to have another Guest Designer with us for this month.  Welcome Marion!


The paw prints and all the word/phrases are stickers!

Here's a little boy card. I did a negative print from leftover Dylusions from another project for the background. Then I used some cute cars stickers from thrift shops. Well, did a little cheat add here with 3 alpha stickers from Bo Bunny Ad Lib collection.


I'm always excited when I get to "kill" a supply.  This challenge allowed me to finish off some glitter crown stickers that I have had in my collection for several years.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Challenge #146 At the Beach Highlights

Thanks for all the wonderful entries in our At the Beach challenge!   A wonderfully big thank you to Ellen for joining us this last week as our guest designer!

I loved the beach themed altered art! Fun colors and great layers and embellishments

Such a cute layout with wonderful beach photos!

I loved the shape of this card and the great texture using the shells

Thanks to everyone for playing.  Ladies don't forget to grab your badge from the side bar.  Stop by tomorrow for another fun challenge and play along!