Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas

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Best wishes and the joy of the Season to you and yours from all of us at Use Your Stuff.
The DT is taking some time off to spend with their loved ones and we will be back on January 6th, 2020 for our first challenge of the New Year!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Challenge #388 - It's Christmas Time!

Happy Monday!! Heather R here and it is my turn to share this week's challenge.  Hard to believe we are less than 10 days away from Christmas!  My kids are counting down.  So it seems only fitting to have a Christmas themed challenge for this week.  I have been meaning to scrap these photos of my 2 oldest that were taken back in 2017 when I surprised them right after Thanksgiving with ugly Christmas sweater shirts...

Check out the rest of the Design Team and then share your projects with us!  Happy Scrapping!

One of my Christmas cards, I'm sending out this year.

I created this Project Life page Insert of a recent outing with friends
(The 4x6 Pocket Card is a Studio Calico that I've had in my stash for 3 years):
There's a non-Christmas-related flipside that you can see on my blog, if you'd like
(just click on my name to take you there!)


I've made a lot of Christmas cards this year as usual - I tend to mix up the designs - this is just one of many I have recently completed.

It's Christmas time at our house when I'm making Christmas Cookies

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Monday, December 9, 2019

#387: Mint Challenge

Our challenge this time is to use the colour mint.

-For this project, I featured a picture of my daughter who was standing in a mint green light in a gazebo decorated for Christmas.  I thought this would be the perfect subject matter for a project with a mint green theme.

I had to deviate from the challenge just a bit.
I dont really have anything "mint" nor did I have any photos to scrap that would fit the "mint" theme so I figured, "mint" is part of the "green" family and created a layout using mostly green.

 2 page TN Spread

I went with Mint color paper, hearts and splatters of Sweet Mint color shine on my Christmas Eve Layout

I used mainly mint with neutral coloured flowers on this holiday photo.

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Highlights - Challenge #386 - Snow

There were so many fabulous entries again this week! The creative juices are definitely flowing with the Christmas cards! There will be a lot of happy people opening their mail this month!

Here are a few highlights from the week.





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Monday, December 2, 2019

Challenge #386 - Snow

This time of year in Canada we are usually covered in snow! It has been a bit of an odd year so far with more rain than snow this winter for my province. I'm sure that will change soon though and we will have the beautiful white snow covering the ground. 

For this week's challenge I want you to be inspired by the crisp white snow and create a project that is mostly white with just a pop of color!

For mine I created this snowflake Christmas card and used a coloured ink to stamp my sentiment. My snowflakes also have a touch of color in the diamond Stickles I used.

Look at what the rest of the Design Team created!

Heather R

Using a lot of white was actually more of a challenge than I expected...maybe because we don't get any snow here in the Sunshine State...LOL

For my project, I was inspired by a snowy scene.  I made a shaker card filled with white "snow" glitter and accented with snowflakes.

I used Kraft as my background then used texture paste through a doiley to create my white background. I added a few random smaller pieces of paper and 2 large metallic elements that look a bit like snowflakes. I also misted in pale blue to match the papers.

White on white Christmas card with a touch of sparkly teal.  

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Challenge #385: Thankful Project

Welcome to our latest challenge here at Use Your Stuff.  This is Stephanie, and I'm in charge of this week's posting.  With this Thursday being Thanksgiving in the USA, I challenge you all to create a project that features something you are thankful for in your life.  Perhaps it's your family, your friends, a pet, or a favorite place to vacation.  We can't wait to see what our followers are thankful for in their creations.

-For this project, I featured pictures of my daughter surrounded by her best friends after she broke her leg this past fall.  I am so thankful that she has such a great tribe of friends to help her through such a difficult time in her life.

I'm thankful for the fact that I can travel. Having retired with health issues I was concerned about my endurance when travelling but so far no major glitches. 
In the layout below we were in Canada at Jasper.

I have so many reasons to be thankful but what came to mind, when completing this project, is my husband.
I'm thankful to be loved by such a good man.
2 page Travelers Notebook spread 

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Highlights from Challenge #384

Thanks to all who participated in the Mood Board challenge this week.  Below are a few highlights, in no particular order.

Janis Lewis

Love the use of the fall theme and colors on this card.

Lyn T

Beautiful coloring and use of the color scheme.

Becca S

Very nice scrapbook layout of your grandmother.

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Challenge #384 Mood Board

Hello all!  Renee here with a new challenge.  Below is a mood board that has lots of ideas for your crafty pleasure.  Use the mood board to create a project inspired by what you see.

For my project, I was inspired by the colors and the fall foliage i the picture to create this card base.  I stamped the doll and added a background scene featuring fall.

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I was inspired by the house and the colour scheme.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Challenge #382: Use Red, Brown, & Gold on a Project

Hi and welcome to this week's challenge, Tina here today with you and I challenge you to a color challenge : Red, Brown and Gold
I created this fun layout using the colors of the challenge

Lots of browns and golds with a hint of red in the leaves of the background paper as well and the photo of the tree. If you like to see more of this layout you can see it over at my blog

For this project, I featured pictures of my cousin at I at our favorite fall festival this past October.

I used brown and gold inks (looks yellow) on the chipboard monkey plus there's red in the alphas.


Just to make sure you also see the golden shimmer ....

  my kitty nosing into my feather jar.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Challenge #381 - Use Scraps

Good Morning everyone!  We hope that you all had a fun weekend, for some of us, the clocks went back an hour and we gained that all important hour of sleep!

But, here we are on Monday and we have a new challenge for you!  Hopefully you did some crafting over the weekend, and your craft table has some bits and bobs on it, as our theme this week is to create a project using some scraps from another project!  Your project could be made entirely from scraps or just some elements.....let's see what you've been creating.  Here is the DT to get you started!


Left over scraps from my craft table.

I used up some of my scraps from my last DT project (the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge) for this layout

Scraps on this layout from previous graduation layouts I made :)


I have a big bin of scraps that sits on my table that I pull from frequently. Everything on this layout except the background is from my pile of scraps.

I made a magic slider card completely from scraps.  I used leftover card stock, leftover card for coloring, and a half used sheet of patterned paper.  Only the transparency sheet was new!

After making 2 layouts today I found enough scraps to make this card.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Highlights for UYS Challenge #380

Thanks to the DT and  you all who played along and added some fall goodness to your projects!
Some highlights in no particular order are:

Andrea W 
Her raccoon card is adorable and great job colouring him and the leaves surrounding him.


this beautiful card came about because of a creative solution to a problem! Love that.

 Love this wreath card idea.

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Challenge #380: Fall project with 3 leaves

HI Karrie here, and even though it's very sad summer is ending I am enjoying the beautiful fall views of coloured leaves everywhere in my area. That's the inspiration for this

 "Fall project using at least 3 leaves" challenge!  

So it's up to you if you Use Your Stuff with different media, different leaves, or different colours, as long as you have at least 3 varying.
My grandkids helped make this welcome sign for Thanksgiving, and we put fall items and different leaf stickers on it, and afterwards they carved these pumpkins.

The other team members are inspired also!

I used a variety of leaves on this project of my daughter posing with her best friend and her best friend's dog for Homecoming pictures on a gorgeous fall day.

I used 3 wooden maple leaves on this layout about my travels.

I used maple leaf paper clips on my layout


I created an ATC using 3 diffrent leaves from Stampin' UP:

How about you, inspired? 

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