Monday, September 17, 2018

Challenge #330: Friendship



Hello! The challenge this week is to create a project about "Friendship".

Most people may think of humans having friendships, but I chose to do this layout about my daughter's two dogs, Willie and Dolly who are both rescue dogs.  They got Willie a few years ago and when they decided to get another pup, we were all surprised since Willie didn't get along very well with other dogs.  But when they brought Dolly home, he immediately fell in love with his new best friend. They are inseparable.

 I focused on a four legged friendship between my daughter and her chihuahua for this project.

Tina
 Our friendship with members of an organization we belong, we have met so many through the club and grown to be close friends that we atleast plan a vacation/holiday a year with them.

Majo

An ATC with the lovely stamps from Rubber Moon.



Hey you is one of my favorite phrases to use when calling my friends.  I made a call using that phrase to send to a friend





Sunday, September 16, 2018

Animal Challenge Highlights (#329)

There were a ton of adorable animals gracing the front 
of many gorgeous cards this week! 
The following stood out!

Gail got a jump start on her Christmas cards with this adorable image!


Louise paired this adorable image with cute embellishments and a 
neutral background to create this precious card!

Vicki did an amazing job of making us think of fall with this adorable card!
  
Doreen shared this precious layout of her kitty 'helping' her sort through some scrapbook albums.



Thanks to everyone who played along with us this week! Join us Monday for another fun challenge!
Don't forget to grab your badge if you see your project above!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A Sad Goodbye and a DT Call





Good Afternoon to you all!

We are really ad to announce that Amy will be ending her time with us at the end of September.  She has been with us for awhile now and an amazing source of inspiration not only to you but to her team as well.  She will be sadly missed.

We are sending a call out for a new DT member.  Have a read below on the qualifications and requirements and please contact us asap if you are interested.  The call will be open until September 20 and we will announce the new member on the blog on Monday September 24th.





This DT Call is open internationally.  The call will run from Wednesday September 12- Thursday September 20 with the new member being announced on the blog on Monday September 24th.  

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

No previous DT experience necessary
It is a 3-month term from October – December 2018 with the option to extend to another term at the end should you so wish. 
You must have an active blog or Instagram where others can view your projects and preferably access to FB as that is where we post all the DT related information.
You must enjoy using up those pieces in your stash, as well, that’s what we are all about. 😊
We are not a sponsored blog so all the projects will be of your own creations with your own images/photos/product in co-ordination with that week’s theme.
You will be creating 2 projects/month (minus Christmas break) for your team and you will host 1 challenge for the term.
You should have an active knowledge of Blogger as that is where the challenges are posted and you will need to upload your projects.


If you are interested, please email me at tampatha01@gmail.com with the words UYS DT Call in the subject line.

Please include:  Your name and where you are from
A link to your blog or IG page
A little about yourself and why you would like to be on the team.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or leave a comment on the post below.


Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you again!








































Monday, September 10, 2018

School is in Highlights!

Thank you to all who participated in our "School is in!" challenge.  As a teacher, had I received any of your projects as a gift or a thank you, I would be humbled.  What gorgeous creations you have made! These three submissions really caught my eye for this challenge.

I'm always looking for fun ways to feature school pictures of my children.  I loved the use of the yellow ruler against the red background paper with the cute paper ribbon accents.

I have a thing for woodland creatures.  Especially owls.  I adored how the front of this project is an owl while the backside can hold a gift card.  What a creative way to give your favorite teacher a gift!

I loved the juxtaposition of this card; the bright, modern colors mixed with the vintage photo.  It reminded me of pictures of my Mother's elementary school classes in the early 1960's.  And let's face it, we've all had those days in school where we've felt like the little girl in the picture.


Once again, all of you who played along with our "School is in!" challenge created amazing paper art.  Thank you to all of our participants for all the back to school inspiration!

Challenge #329 - Animals

Welcome! Amanda here with this week's challenge - animals! We want to see your pets, visits to the zoo, wild animal encounters, etc! Maybe you need a card and have the perfect teddy bear stamp you have been dying to use? We can't wait to see what you come up with!

For mine I used some old photos (2012) of me and our four legged babies. Last November we had to say goodbye to our shepherd cross so we only have our boxer now.



Check out what the rest of the design team came up with!

Heather R

Since I don't really have much in the way of animal photos, I opted to do a LO with a couple of my favorite Disney dogs at Animal Kingdom...


Lori

I created a card using these super sweet little mice - probably the only time I will call mice sweet! You can read more about it on my blog here.


A great card for any occasion. See my blog for 2 other versions.








Monday, September 3, 2018

Challenge #328- School Is In!

Welcome to this week's challenge at Use Your Stuff.  With summer drawing to a close, it's that time of year when parents are singing, "It's the most wonderful time of the year...." while their children sulk.  This can only mean one thing...it's back to school time!  

This week we are challenging you to create a project using the theme, "School Is In!" We can't see what back to school inspirations you all create for this challenge.

For this project, I featured a picture of my daughter on her first day of kindergarten and her last first day of school on day one of her senior year this past August.  I might've been crying throughout the creation of this project...




My layout is about our oldest son, Jace who is now a senior in high school.  This photo was taken on his first day of his last year.  So hard to believe he will be graduating next spring. 


Amanda

Last year was my son's first experience with school - he was in Kindergarten! It's hard to believe the year has gone by and we are getting ready for grade one already!



 Since we are empty nesters with no grandkids, I had a bit of a rough time coming up with a creation for the theme. My teamies came up with the idea of books, and tada, here we are, a book mark stamped with Darkroom Door images ...



I made this fun back to school card for my son's lunchbox tomorrow.  It's his first day of school!
I used some scraps from my desk and then added a sentiment that I printed off of from my fonts and the apple is a freebie from Simple Stories Carpe Diem September digital set. 
dav


Monday, August 27, 2018

Challenge #326 Highlights

Thanks everyone for sharing with us your wonderful projects with our mood board inspiration.  So many of you are still trying to keep summer going with these last few days winding down!

Here are the top 3 in no particular order!

#6 Helen 
This is such a gorgeous background and your white flower just really pops!


#3 Maria
This little guy is so cute in his little glass of lemonade!



#1 Billie
The textures and layers on this tag were really great!




As always we thank everyone who played along and shared your creativity with us!  Ladies don't forget your badge from the sidebar.  Our new challenge is up and ready to go so don't forget to play along!

Challenge #327- Lots of Colour

Hey Everyone,

This weeks challenge is to use lots of colour in your project, in anyway your creative mind takes you. For me I have used mixed media and bright coloured embellishments to make a 12x12 layout of my niece when she was a baby. So go ahead and get bright and colourful!!
Amy. 



Heather R

I opted to use a black and white photo of me and my besties and then some old KI Memories with lots of color and sprinkled some colorful rhinestones around as well...


Lori
I have created a card using (almost) every color of the rainbow! You can read more about it on my blog here.

Amanda

I used some bright colors to accent the bright colors of the shirts in these photos!



Lots of happy colors used in my copic coloring, and in the ink blended background.


I added lots of colour to this BoBunny stamp. 






Monday, August 20, 2018

Challenge #326- Mood Board


Good Monday Morning everyone! We hope that your weekend was amazing and you got some crafting done!  We'll we are here with another fun challenge to get your Mojo working for this week.  

Look at this awesome mood board! Obviously, although the days are counting down, we are not ready to give up summer yet.  There are so many great ideas - tropical leaves, pineapples, flamingos, a day at the beach, sunshine, water and summer fun...corals, oranges, yellows, greens, blues and pinks...what do you see that inspires you?  

Don't forget to link below and tell us what inspired you!
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-For this project, I was inspired by the yellows and pinks in the mood board.  I featured pictures of my oldest daughter on a photo shoot with one of her dear friends.


I made a pen holder with a brusho background and quote stamps from Darkroom Door. There are a lot more pictures on my blog, if you'd like to visit?



I was inspired by the yellow sun burst and touches of pink. And of course I had to add a pink flamingo! This is my daughter (the blond in front) and her friends who enjoyed a recent weekend at Dewey Beach, Delaware.




Amanda

I was inspired by the yellow, blue and green in the photos.



I was inspired by the palm trees and blues.



I was inspired by the water and a nod to the beach with my papers and embellishiments




Saturday, August 18, 2018

Summer Fun Highlights

Thanks to all of you who played along with our Summer Fun Challenge...there were a lot of great entries!   

A few of my favorites, in no particular order...











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Check back Monday for the next Use Your Stuff Challenge!

Happy Creating!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Challenge #325 - Summer Fun

Happy Monday!  Heather R here...Summer has pretty much come to an end...at least where I am!  My daughter started back to school this past Friday...her senior year of high school!  So this week's challenge is all about Summer Fun!

The pictures in my layout are from 2003...now both of those sweet faces are grown...19 and 17!  Thank goodness I still have my last baby who is 4 to keep me young and to have many more summers with <3




Be sure and check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with...and we look forward to seeing what you come up with as well!


Having fun on a new bicycle.



I created a layout of my granddaughter keeping cool by playing in the sprinkler.


Amy
I have created a pocket page spread for this weeks challenge documenting our family holiday from earlier in the year (our Summer here in Australia). I will have a process video up on my YouTube channel later in the week for this one too. 



When I think of summer, I think of play and bright, happy colors.  For this challenge, I decided to PLAY in my art journal with bright happy colors.




We can't wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Highlights for #324-Triangles

Thank you for playing along with us this week :) So glad to have a few of you play along and I would like to highlight each of you!
My perfect life: Wigwam

Loved that you used triangles that mimic the Wig Wam in the photos a cool layout :) 
  
Rilček and beak: Playing in the Air

Sweet use of the triangles with in the kite. Love the smooshing technique for the sky background too :)
Even More Scrapping: Parking Lot Pals

love the little touch of the triangle washi tape to draw your eye to the photos Super cute double page layout.
and
Red Obsession Cards-Sunshine 70th

Cute card so bright and Sunny and love the way she used the triangles.


Such beautiful work! Be sure to grab your "Featured" button from the right sidebar.
Stop back tomorrow for the new challenge of the week :)