Monday, February 27, 2017

Challenge # 252 Hightlights

A big thank you to the two lovely ladies who went all in for this challenge!

Wendy created this really fun layout!

And Nana gave us this great layout!

Thank you ladies for giving this challenge a whirl! Don't forget to grab your badges from the sidebar!
Also, don't forget to scroll down to this week's sketchy challenge!

Challenge #253--Use a Sketch

Hello dear friends! Welcome to this week's challenge.  This week we would like you to use a sketch for your project.  You pick!  Find one that inspires you and go for it, just let us know in your blog post which sketch you used!  Perhaps you will inspire us too!

Also, we still have our DT call out for a few more days!

Here is some fun from the DT!

Here is the sketch that was my inspiration

For this card, I flipped the sketch and used the different tabs in the embellishment areas.

I used a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for my layout


I found this sketch at PageMaps.  To see the sketch and find out more details on my "bizarre journey" click here.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Challenge #252--5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Hello Friends!!

Julia here and this weeks it's a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 challenge, what that means is we are going to use

5 heart embellishments,
4 colors of paper,
3 photos,
2 patterns of paper,
1 metal embellishment

Yes, I did take a little liberty with the challenge this week and actually used 9 pattern papers and 6 colors, but other than that I stuck with the directions. If you would like to see close ups of my layout head over to my blog to check it out. But hey don't worry if your don't stick with the directions's all about using your stuff, so have fun and share your project below.

Maria Pilar
I made a card with a mixed media stencil and the a die cut negative.
More details in my blog.


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Design Team Call

Hey Everyone!

As you know, our lovely ladies Shirley, Martha and Janis are leaving us, as will Haven and Amy at the end of the term,  so have 5 spots open on our DT!

Here's what you need to know~

You don't have to have DT experience!  Newbies are always welcome!  You can be a scrapbooker, mixed media artist, ATC creator, card maker, bible journaler, project lifer, or anything in between....if you love to create and can make our challenges work within your medium then please apply!

We do need you to have a blog or FB page where you can highlight our challenges to others!  Our whole purpose is to motivate and inspire others so we want to get the word out there!  We need you to be a FB member as our communication, challenges, etc are discussed in a FB group.

Your DT term would be from April until September with the option to return for a following term creating a minimum of 2 projects a month (ever other week)!  You will also be hosting a challenge about once or twice a term depending on the rotation.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in then please email me at with the subject line UYS DT Call.   Be sure to include a little blurb about yourself and your crafting as well as a link to your work or some examples!

The DT call will be open until Feb 28th and I will announce the newest members on March 3rd.

Good luck and we hope to hear from you soon.

Challenge # 251 Highlights

Sorry for the late posting everyone! I was away over the weekend to attend the Garth Brooks show in Edmonton (which was amazing).

Thank you for those who participated in my BINGO Challenge.  Not a popular one, but I do hope that it stimulated you somewhat to get your mojo flowing!


Your project had some really beautiful layers on it! Just loved it!


Loved the texture you added to the circles in your layout!

Red Obsession:

Your coloring was amazing and I love the little details like that cage charm and the little pearls!

Ladies, be sure to grab your  blog badge from the sidebar!  Great work and thanks for playing along!

Join us tomorrow for a brand new challenge to play with!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Challenge #251--B I N G O

Welcome to another fun challenge!  I, Tammy am hosting for you this week and I thought it might be fun to play a bit of Bingo as we scrap.  So my challenge is to use the BINGO card below as you create your need to use any line horizontal, vertical or diagonal or you can use the 4 corners! Be sure to tell us which line you used in your project!

For my card, I used  a horizontal line of red, die cuts or cutouts, hearts and doily...I went with a Valentine's day card for this one!

The doily is recollections and the die cuts are from also Recollections I believe.  I used a foam heart from the $$ store as well as some gold glitter paper from Recollections for the little hearts.  I hope you like it and will play along with us! The DP is from the American Crafts XOXO collection

Hello friends!! My bingo inspiration included enamel dots, bling, the color pink and stamping. The stamping I had planned didn't work on this layout so I go a little creative and added a little mixed media to the background. For more information and close ups head over to my blog to check it out.


Here's my card.  I used the line that included: pearls; enamel dots; red; and journal cards.  For more information and a product list, check out my BLOG.

I used a doily, hearts, diecuts and the color red. I hope you like it.

The 3rd row "Red, diecuts, hearts, and a doily" were perfect accents for my page featuring this pic of my adorable teenage parents in the 1960's.

I used the bottom row: Journal Card (2), wood veneer (2 hearts and an arrow), Ribbon (used up that blue ribbon) Embossing (dry embossing on the circles)
I used the second column: white, bling/sparkle (gold foil), die cuts, and wood veneer. 
There is a process video to go with this layout up on my channel as well if you are interested.

Brads, Pink, Hearts and Ribbon

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Highlights challenge #250 - Love is in the air!

It was so nice to see so many entries last week!  Thank you for joining us for the challenge :)

There were so many great entries, it was hard to pick my favourite!

#17 Billie A

Love all the hearts and lots of techniques :)

#31 Donna Mundlinger

Super cute card with the easel design and the shape being hearts.

#20 Chris

Very fun card with lots of textures and patterns... I love the addition of hearts on the stamped image, die-cuts and the brad on the bow.

Thank you so much for playing along!  Hope you will join us for our next challenge as well.

Don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar :)

Happy Scrappin'!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Challenge #250 - Love is in the Air!

Hello Crafty Friends!  

Tammy C. here ...  It is my pleasure to choose the challenge for this week's challenge.
Love is in the air with Valentine's Day just around the corner. This week we would like to challenge you to add hearts to your project in some way.  It can be cards, layouts, canvas, etc. Add hearts by die-cuts, shaped photos, use a stencil on your backgrounds... whatever your creative mind comes up with.

This week I have a card to share with you using Colorburst Powders and Nuvo Glimmer paste.  Hop on over to my blog for the video tutorial and all the details!

I made a gift box with three embossing heart dies. The cardstock black&white was colored by me with watercolor,  letting it stain freely. So each heart has different color tones.

A Valentine's Day card for hubby:

Hello Friends! I chose to make a layout of one of my grandee's this week, it may be a little hard to tell but there are 3 different hearts on this layout, 2 in the upper right corner and one on the left lower corner of the photo. I do have close-ups over on my blog so if your interested head over there to check them out.

I created a birthday card with Darkroom Door stamps and added a little heart for fun :)
I also added some Perfect Pearls to make the tulips shimmer a little bit.

I come across some pictures of my Brother's wedding day, thought they needed to be scrapped and added to our albums. A few hearts on this layout.

I did this layout of my husband with our doggies and added a 
couple hearts with some doodled stitching. 


For my project, I used gold texture paste to make a heart background on a Valentine's day card.

I made this fun card using my Cricut Design Space

Can't wait to see your works of art!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

#249 Highlights

#249 Highlights

Thank you so much everyone for the great entries for last week's challenge!  We had so many to look at and be inspired by!

Here are some highlights:

We love the clean and simple look of this card with the cute stamping and coloring

This little charm is really cute and unique 

This was a really cute layout 

Thanks to you all for playing along this week and we hope to see you tomorrow for our next challenge.

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