Monday, April 27, 2015

Challange #181 - April Showers

Hello everyone! Welcome to today's challenge...our theme for you this week is April Showers!  We would love to see your projects with 'water' on could be an image, a type of technique, or however you may interpret April Showers to be.  Here's what the DT has for you this week!

Michelle Looi - watered down Dylusion in the background

Martha Lucia Gomez - Gold Raining


Renee: Rain themed canvas tote

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Challenge #180 highlights

I was sol excited to see all the entries this week for our Anything Goes Challenge.
I loved all the scrapbooking layouts, and cards!  

Our three winners this week, are :

#10. Kelly O
#49 Jan R
#32 Billie A

Congratulations!!  Please grab your Use Your Stuff
"feature button". On the right hand side of our blog!

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of us.

And thanks again for playing last week.  Please make sure to check out this week's
Challenge by Michelle, "April Showers" looks to be a lot of fun!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Challenge #180 Anything Goes

Welcome to a new week, and a new Challenge  at Use Your Stuff!
I hope you had fun with our Spring Fling Blog Hop last week.

Knowing that everyone was busy with the hop last week, I picked this weeks
challenge to be an "anything goes" challenge.  It's simple, it's easy, and whatever
you create for other challenges this week, just add us onto it!

Our daughter, Sarah is graduating from 8th grade this June, and I 
was asked to make the invitations for their graduation party.
Below is an idea of something I came up with this morning.
The word art on the front represents some of the "moments"
their class has had during their 9 years together at Trinity.
Many of them, have been together since Kindergarten, so it's
bitter sweet to see some of them going their seperate ways
as they all did not choose the same high school to attend.

I hope you enjoy the invitation, and it gives you some inspiration!
Have a great week, and we look foward to seeing what you create!
Please use the Mr Linky below to upload your creation~!




 Here is my anything!
A while back I made some masks with my glue gun, and this page was one tester...
later I found these old Technique Tuesday chipboard pieces in my stash - its an art piece!

My Daughters Graduation from Primary School

Blog Hop Winners

Sorry for the late post!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on our blog hop and entered to win! Here are the winners:


Mynn Kitchen

Leslie Germain

Amante del Papel


If you could please email me at with your full name and mailing address that would be great so I can get your prizes out to you.

Please put blog hop winner in the subject line!

Join us tomorrow for our new challenge!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring is Sprung Blog Hop

Welcome to our Spring is Sprung Blog hop.  The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and (hopefully) the cold spell is over! The Use Your Stuff Design Team are showing their spring fever by creating some great spring themed  projects for you.

The hop runs from  Monday April 13th until Saturday April 18th, so you have lots of time to play along. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog.  If you would like to follow the blog, I'm sure the DT would love that as well :)  We have 5 spring themed prizes to give away from the commenters on the blogs.  You won't know which blogs we will be choosing so make sure you comment on each one.   International participants are welcome.  

Here is the list for the blog hop

Use Your Stuff blog

Enjoy the hop and be sure to come back here and let us know some of your favorite projects!   For an extra entry use the link below to show us your own spring projects!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Challenge #179 Highlights - Paper Strips

First of all - thank you so much to everyone who played along with my paper strips challenge. It's always nice when we can use up some of those scraps! There were so many beautiful creations and that made it hard to pick just three.

Here they are in no particular order:

Ladies - don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar for your blogs.
Thanks so much and until next time!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Challenge # 172 Winners

Our apologies.  It was brought to our attention that we forgot to post the winners for the Love Challenge!

There were fabulous entries for this week's many great ones to choose from.

The winners in no particular order are

#12 Cards by America
All the different views of the mice was just adorable and the black/red/white palatte is fab!

#23 Meeta
This chocolate basket was a really cool idea.  Lots of great use of dies and layers!

#8 Lorraine
This card was just so unique in shape and loved the shaker aspect!

Congratulations everyone and thanks again for playing.  Don't forget to join us on Monday for our spring blog hop!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Prize Winner

Sorry for the delay everyone!  We hope you had a great Easter!  I was sick yesterday so I didn't get a chance to post our winner!

Thank you for sharing your Easter plans with us.  My son picked lucky #11 as our winner.

Congratulations to Sandy Ross!

Blogger Sandy Ross said...
Good Friday is very special for my husband & I. We had our first date on Good Friday and one year later we were it a very special time for us. Spending time with Family is wonderful!!! Happy Easter!
April 3, 2015 at 8:23 PM

Sandy please email me at with your full mailing address so I can get your prize out to you!  Please put Easter Prize winner in the subject box :)


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Challenge #179 - Paper Strips

Hello everyone! Lori here and I am excited to be hosting my first challenge here on the blog this week!

 My challenge for you is to use paper strips on your project. Thin strips or thick strips, a lot of strips or just a few - it's up to you.  We all have lots of paper scraps laying around just begging to be used, so let's put those scraps to use on our projects!
 I stacked my paper strips to create a sort of mat for my photo to sit on.

 Michelle Looi - Tim Holtz paper collection  which I can't bear to part with them, and I made a Christmas card

This challenge was perfect as I recently cleaned out my scrap paper bin. 
I found all these strips/borders/cutoffs, so used them to create this background 
for a page about DGS's 1st school pic.

This challenge allowed me to use up some scraps from a recent kit that I put together.
I used a sketch, like I usually do, as a starting point.

Martha Lucia
For this Challenge I created a card with paper strips of Black and White Designer Paper from Ki Paper Pad and some embellishments that I made using Makin's Clay in two different tones. A CAS model that I love!


For this challenge, I used several bright strips to make a background patterned paper to highlight the bright colors that I used in my coloring.


I love using up scraps so this challenge was perfect!