Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:

Here are the rules for the hop
1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog and on the UYS challenge blog.
2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.
4. International scrappers welcome.

Here is the list for the hop in case you want to stop along the way or get lost

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Highlights #265 Bohemian Rhapsody

Thank you for everybody who joined this week's challenge. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' might not have been the easiest theme, but we enjoyed seeing the projects you all presented. It is always interesting to see how different the interpretations can be.
The challenge was all about gypsy-like abundance, and these three projects captured it nicely.

 This beautiful, happy spread is simply stunning. At first you see the colors, then you start noticing the different elements, then the texture and incredible detail. MA-MI in Slovenia, well done!

Ciska's scrapbooking layout on a recent family visit is rich and detailed. It has dotted, patterned and flower papers, ribbons, hearts, words oh my! It has lots of elements yet it avoids being busy, it is just nice and rich and cosy like the life itself. Thank you for joining us!

AJ entered with this card. Take a closer look you and you can see the many details. The background is richly patterned with diverse stamping. The focal point flower has been nicely painted, the glass stones bring richness to it. A perfect happy day card to send out just so.

Nice work ladies! Keep your entries coming. Thanks to you all for playing along and I hope that you are joining us for this week's blog hop!

And don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Challenge # 265 Bohemian Rhapsody

Now is the time to make something rich and ornamental: mix up patterns, use many colors and loads of embellishments and create a piece (card, layout, atc) with lots of visual interest. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' refers to no style but rather to the use of many different elements. Think along the lines 'more is more'.  Heap it up! Have fun!

Used lots of techniques for visual interest, on my page featuring
this family photo of when my grandma was 1.

This is my first ever art journal page and decided it was the perfect opportunity for this weeks blog challenge. I used several different mediums (sprays,acrylic paint, gel medium) to create a splash of colour and visual interest. I then added some embellishments that I have rarely used to add some more interest to the page and added some sequins for a bit more sparkle and colour. 
Keep an eye out on my you tube channel for a process video for this page. 

 I used lots of fun boy papers and accents plus some mixed media for this colorful layout.

alice k. 
For my set of ATC's I used rich colors and created rich textures. I looked for exotic imagery of opulent flowers and birds and piled on sequins, pearly dots and mixed metallic gold leaf. Please visit my blog if you are interested in knowing the steps.

I used the rich colours found in the Close to My Heart - Florence kit and added some gold accents.

For the "Bohemian" theme, I used a variety of layers, colors, and of course, my daughter rocking a Bohemian outfit for Halloween.

Guest DT Lyne

Guest DT Teresa
 Teresa here from Fresh and Renewed. I opted for color with the Boho theme...Hope you like. Check out my blog for a great post about this card and a little chance for a giveaway.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

#264 Highlights - Metallics

We had a bit of a bumpy start but you managed to upload some fabulous images for our Metallics challenge.

Here is this week's highlights!

Treva's Craft Corner
this is a really fun shaker card

Lisa DV
This layout had some fun assortment of metallic elements to it!

This card had a lot of texture and fun layers!

Thanks to you all for playing along and I hope that you are joining us for this week's bohemian rhapsody challenge!

Ladies don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Challenge #264 - Metallics

** sorry for the technical difficulties! Mr. Linky is up now, so if you have a creation from yesterday please go ahead and backlink it! Also we've left it open for a bit later on Saturday as well!  Sorry everyone!**

Hello everyone! Kristin here with this week's challenge! I have a massive obsession with anything glittery, shiny, metallic. Whether it's mists, glitter, sequins. The possibilities here are endless! For this week's challenge I want to see metallics on your project! I used some glitter tape, sequins, puffy glittery Thickers, metallic chipboard and gems on this Project Life spread.

Well, I'm not too much into glitter and such,
but I managed to put some shimmery pearls on my card :)

I used a lot of gold metallic paper and chipboard on this card.


For my card I used some shiny metallic black pearl paint to accent it.

For my card I used some green glitter paper as a strip and the hearts are also cut out of it.

Heather R

I used some glitter star stickers I had in my stash for these pics of us with Sorcerer Mickey

Guest Designer Teresa
I absolutely adore La La Land Stamps! I am obsessed right now with mermaids and sequins! Sparkly and shiny is all the rage right now! Shaker cards are a huge trend in card making!



Thank you to all of you who participated in my "Feathers" challenge here at Use Your Stuff.   It's always so fun to see how others interpret a challenge.  I loved each and everyone!  After much consideration, these were the ones I thought deserved a shout out ...

I love the "shiplap" and the bundle of feathers on this card.   Such a masculine, rustic Father's Day card.  Beautiful work!

The translucent feathers are the perfect touch to this scrapbook layout about catching a bird.

Cardinals make me happy!  I love the colors and the frame around the bird stamp.

Thank you again for playing along, and check out this week's challenge!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Highlights #263- Galaxy/Star Wars theme

Thank you to those crafters who jumped into their stash to make some fun pieces for my first blog post.
I loved each persons take on this theme, from using a star wars background or using a space theme. 

All three of the entries this week were a brilliant use of their stash and various papercrafting; cardmaking in this instance.



I really liked entry #3 Sarah.N and thought the card was quite a fun version of star wars.

Thank you again to those who participated in this blog challenge.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Challenge #263 Feathers

Welcome to this week's challenge at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.  This is Stephanie, and I'm challenging you to use feathers on a project.  Perhaps you have a cute bird embellishment or an adorable sheet of paper with feathers. Maybe you have a cute digital stamp of a feathery friend you have been dying to use.  Let your creativity "fly!"  We can't wait to see what you create!

I made a triptych with bird postage stamps and feathers. More on my blog - welcome!

I used one of those colouring book pages, cut out some of the images and used them on a card.

For this project, I was inspired by the Native American print papers, namely the feather design sheet.
  I created a double page scrapbook layout to highlight pictures of my children playing at a park that is the home of one of the two largest Indian mounds in the USA.

Chris C. 
I went a little out of my comfort zone and used a feathers stencil with some light texture paste and then used water colors to paint the feathers.  I used all Fancy Pants Attwell goodies on my page featuring my two youngest grandsons.

Got these cool feather veneers, and this 70's LO just appeared! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Challenge #262 - Star Wars/ galaxy theme

Hi all, Amy L here and for this weeks challenge I am challenging you to use your scrappy force and create something using a star wars/ galaxy theme.  You could create a whole STAR WARS themed project or maybe just stars and/or planets.  Maybe its space travel and space ships. Perhaps there is a part of the actual movie that inspires you or a quote.  Be creative and inspired.   I have done a 2 page project life spread documenting my sons star wars birthday. I have used my stash to create the project life cards and embellishments on the spread, as well as some printable I found online to create the character cards. 

So may the force be with you this week as you use your stash to get creative.


Hubby and I were at Disney World a couple of weeks ago and rode the Star Wars ride (called Star Tours). So great timing for this challenge. I used a PageMaps sketch. For more details, check out my blog.


We had my daughter's second birthday party a couple of days ago. I chose to do a 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' theme and was inspired by a photo I saw on Facebook to create this star 'chandelier'. I also made a star banner and star tags for the gift bags from my scrap supplies! I apologize for the photo quality - with that window there I just couldn't get a good shot!


 Well, I'm not too much into the Star Wars scene, so I decided to go at least for the stars. I inked my tag and applied texture paste with a stencil. Please visit my blog for close ups.

Heather R

I actually scrapped some older pictures.  Hard to believe the little guy in the pictures is about to graduate from high school in less than a month.  We have always loved the Disney Star Wars Weekends and Star Tours. I have another Star Wars themed layout on my blog.

Hello! I used a Star Wars themed paper I've been hoarding to make this 12x12 page. Photo was taken at a White Sox game last summer during Star Wars night.

I have used a star patterned paper and a star die cut on my card.

For this challenge, I used lots of scrap paper and my Silhouette Cameo to create this fun slider birthday card for a little boy.

Guest Designer Teresa
Teresa will be joining us as a Guest Designer for the month of May!

I have been crafting for over 20 first falling in love with scrapbooking but most recently having developed a strong passion for card making. I absolutely love sharing, giving and receiving homemade cards. I especially love coloring cute little images to go on my cards. I am so extremely passionate about this hobby that I decided to turn it into a business several years ago. I own/operate a Facebook group where I sell hot, trendy supplies at less than retail is called Scrapping for Less. Recently, (last October) I decided to branch out and open a website and even more recently (in March) introduced a card kit like no other kit on the market. I am honored to be sharing the month with you here at the Use Your Stash Challenge blog as I sure have lots and lots of stash to use up!