Monday, July 29, 2019

Free Week

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Hey Everyone! The DT is enjoying a free week this week so no challenge.  Be sure to stop by next Monday when we will have our first challenge of August!  (can you believe it, August already??)

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Highlights Challenge #368: Romance

Thanks for all your romantic entries! 
Some highlights for the week in no particular order are:

3. Diane Louise
Love the idea of the monochromatic green to celebrate the Emerald Anniversary.

6. Hazel (Didos)
Love the stitching, she's got 2 beautiful crafts in one!

8. Glittertastic
And this super petty white and pearl concoction.

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Check back tomorrow for a brand new challenge.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Challenge #368: Romance

Hey everyone!  Welcome to this week's challenge where the theme is ROMANCE!
Your project could be about young love, old love, a romantic movie, date, a significant other, pretty much anything that shows romance to you!  We can't wait to see what you create and here's some great inspiration from the DT this week!

This is a "romantic" picture from my honeymoon in Aruba 20 years ago.

I wasn't expecting this type of title or journaling for the beginning page of our vacation last year with this stop in Canton, OH to see the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Love the stenciling of the hearts about the layout. Added a few foam footballs for the theme of the layout :) A decent selfie of us too.

My son just announced that he and his GF got engaged! So romantic!

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Sunday, July 21, 2019


Hello all!  Thanks to all who played along on the Masculine Challenge.  Below are a few highlights in no particular order. Thanks again to all who played along!

The anchor theme and sentiment on this card are really nice.

Art By Zowie Dixon
Love the antique look of this layout.


I love this cute little boy card with its bright colors.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Highlights Challenge #366: Birds, Bees, & Butterflies

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Birds, Bees, and Butterflies challenge.  It was so interesting to see what angle each of you took in creating a project with this theme.  I picked three projects to highlight, one from each of our three themes, that caught my eye.  Here we go!

I loved the silhouettes of the birds in the background of this extremely "punny" card.  I also liked how so many different patterns and colors of paper work together to make the barn theme pop.

I loved the "buzz" all over this card; the colors, the font, the embellishments.  Simply adorable.

And finally the butterfly.  Not only did I love all the natural colors and placement of papers and embellishments throughout this project, the butterfly in the stars at the top of the page was the perfect touch.

It's always fun for me to see all the interpretations of a challenge.  Thank you to all who participated and please continue to play with us at Use Your Stuff!


Monday, July 15, 2019

Challenge #367 - Masculine

Hello All!  Renee here hosting this week's challenge.  This week the challenge is masculine.  I don't know about you, but I always forget to do masculine projects for the guys in my life.  I always tend towards girly projects.  I was thankful for the push to do a masculine card.

 For my project I created this card using a cute boy stamp which I altered to look like my son who will most likely get this card.

Below are the other projects created by our design team.  When you are done perusing these, don't forget to like up your project to the challenge.

Here's my masculine card for this challenge.


I tend to gravitate toward stars for masculine projects! 
I did this card for my son to give to a little friend of his for his birthday this week.

My son's 24th Birthday

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Challenge #366: Birds, Bees, or Butterflies

Welcome to this week's challenge at Use Your Stuff.  This week, we are challenging you to create a project that uses one or all of the 3 b's; birds, bees or butterflies.  These are a few projects our DT created for this theme:

For this project, I featured pictures of my family discovering bird eggs during the Spring.  

I have used the Tim Holtz stamps with according dies. The background is stamped with an image form VivaLasVegaStamps.


used this butterfly spot to journal on and another for decoration in my cluster.

Doing some Birdwatching even on vacation

Here's my Bird Ballad Lever card.  On my blog post I have a link to my You Tube video showing how to make a lever card.

We are excited to see what you all do with this project.  Make sure to link up by Saturday 7/13!

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Welcome Our New DT Members

Thank you to everyone who applied for our DT Call!  It was a hard decision but I'd like to introduce you to our newest team members!

Julene Matthews

Julene has been scrapbooking and card making for about 18 years. Her blog is  She is a retired teacher librarian and has been on many design teams.
Currently she is on Counterfeit Kit challenge, plus runs her own scrapbooking challenge blog, based on architecture, named Archiscraps.(

Dawn Morris

Married over 30 years to the love of my life. I have three grown children and one beautiful grand baby that has my heart. 
I love to craft in many mediums, but I love playing with paper. 
I work for the largest living historical museum in the US which is all 18th century to the fullest. 
 I'm so happy to be here and looking forward to lots of happy crafting time with you all.
Come visit me at my blog.  Dawn's Happy Place. 

Both Dawn and Julene look forward to inspiring you over the next few months and I know you are going to love what they create for our challenges! 

Highlights Challenge #365 - Music

Thanks to those that were able to join in on our music challenge this week!

Here are a few highlights!


She was inspired by the group the Inkspots to create this gorgeous card!

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Challenge #365 - Music

Amanda here with this week's challenge! The theme this week is Music! This is one of my absolute favourite things to scrap! I would estimate that 75% of my layouts have been inspired by music in some way, whether it be lyrics, song title or artist name! So for this week we want to see how music inspires you to create!

For my project this week I used the title and lyrics to my country's national anthem
 - only fitting to do a layout since today is Canada Day!

This is what the DT came up with!

I used the song "Scream" by Avenged Sevenfold to scrap that time that my husband
had someone to go on "Supreme Scream" with, because I'm too chicken to do it, LOL
Product Info:  Elle's Studio, Kelly Purkey, Simple Stories, Tim Holtz,
and Webster's Pages

My card includes musical note patterned paper and a stamped tag that has musical notes in the background.

Heather R

A fun girl's night out to see Katy Perry in concert...

We can't wait to see your projects!

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