Sunday, February 22, 2015

Challenge #174--Sketch

Hello Friends!
Julia here...
It's time for challenge #174 and it's a sketch challenge!
If you haven't already guessed by checking out my blog, I love sketches! I use as a starting point for nearly every card or layout I create. I used to spend countless hours trying to figure out my photo and embellishment clusters/positions. But now, I just look at the sketch for inspiration and my layouts/cards come together in no time.
I've kind of been on a Pagemaps kick here lately. I print out the newest sketches every month and add them to my vast collection. When I use a Pagemaps sketch I feel like that is the first thing I pull from my stash to create a card or layout since I have them all printed out.

Pagemaps February 2015

Pagemaps--Cardmap January 2015

So go stuff diving this week and see what kind of stuff you can pull out to use on your card or layout.

We look forward to seeing what you create with one or both of these sketch's this week!!

Make sure you add your layout or card to the inlinkz below so we can come by and leave some blog love.

Great sketch, perfect to use up these chipboard hexies from Crate Paper I've been hoarding!


Challenge #173 - Circles Highlights

Some SWEET projects were shared with us for the Use Your Stuff   Challenge #173 - Circles.
Thanks so much, everyone, and here are a few highlights:

Love the upcycled mini CD as a card feature.

How cute is this snowman surrounded by the pretty scalloped circle ?

Creative ribbon medallion, wonderful interpretation of our circle challenge!

Grab your badges!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Challenge #173 - Circles

Feb 16, 2015.  Hi all, it's my turn to present the challenge and I have chosen circles.  So many ways to use them and a million things to do with them!  I've got punches, die cuts, and wooden sequins on my page, and there are so many more possibilities!  The rest of the Use Your Stuff  DT has risen to the challenge and inspired you below....
Use the linky below to show us what you'd do with circles!

 A layout celebrating spending time with my son on his birthday.

Michelle Looi - Graduation card with lots of circles on the patterned paper

Martha Lucia - Card with circles for background


Amanda - circles everywhere! Even the letter stickers for the names!



I used a silhouette cut to create the Circle mat under the photo and embellishments.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Challenge #172 - Love theme

Hi, Majo here! 

I'm excited to be hosting my 1st challenge for this wonderful team!

Let's start off with a little love in February :) 

It does not have to be the romantic love necessarily, could be the love for your pet, some special food, love for crafting! Your imagination is the limit.

I  have a lot of love for my best buddies, Emma and Cookie, so I created this burlap canvas to hang in my studio :)

 Come play along and share at the inlinkz below. Have fun!

Michelle Looi
 I used a 'loud' print MME paper stack with Love theme for this creation. I presume this could fit for a bestie? :D

 I made this cute little card for my son to give to one of his friends for Valentine's Day.

"To Know You is to Love You"

 I made this card for my husband for Valentine's Day.

A little box card full of love - perfect for many occasions! Valentines Day or an Anniversary. 

I created this double easel card in my Stampin Up card class!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Challenge # 171 Highlights

Wow! What a wonderful bunch of entries we had for our Inspired by a Song challenge.  Many songs I was already familiar with, and many of you introduced me to some new ones--thank you!

This weeks features in no particular order are

#15 Joi  (loved all the mixed media and textures on this! )

#5 Moni (this is such a great idea and so cute! )

#3 Lynda ( I really loved how she put those ice creams on the page) 

Congratulations ladies, don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar.  Thank you again to everyone who played along.  Monday, Majo will be here with her first challenge as a DT member.  See you then!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Challenge # 171 Inspired by a Song

Welcome to the first challenge of February and also the first post that is featuring many of our new Designers.(You did get a look at some of Fanny's work last week).   I know that you are really going to love the projects we have for you.

Our challenge is              Inspired By A Song.

Find a song title, a line of lyrics, music, whatever inspires you to create.  Make sure you let us know what you decided on in your post!

Here is the DT projects for you to see this week.

Inspired by Fly: Rhianna

Inspired by Hound Dog: Elvis Presley

Inspired by All Of Me: John Legend

Inspired by Beautiful Boy: John Lennon 

Mini Album Inspired by Amazed: Lonestar 

Inspired by You Are My Sunshine

Inspired by:You are so good to me: Third Day

Inspired by :  All of Me by John Legend

Inspired by: All of Me by John Legend

We are excited to see what songs inspire you this week.  Don't forget to link up below.  You have until 4pm on Saturday Feb 7th to play along. 

Challenge #170 - Highlights

Thanks to everyone who was able to play along this week for the paint challenge. 
Here are a few highlights!



Don't forget to grab your badge!

Stay tuned tomorrow for another fun challenge!