Thursday, December 30, 2021

DT Call Out

 Hey Everyone!  Our challenges will be starting up on January 10th and we are really excited. 

  We also want to extend a call out for 2 new team members for the January -June term (with a chance to continue on after that.)

Here are the deets:

- Each Month you will create 1 project for your team's challenge (each challenge runs every 2 weeks).  Your project can be anything as long as it follows the theme.

- You will be responsible for commenting on entries for your team's challenge according to the designation you are given

-Having a FB account is preferred as I contact the team for discussions, instructions etc, through the FB group but it is not necessarily a 'thing'.  

- Previous DT experience is not necessary

- Open to anyone worldwide

-You need to have an active  blog, FB or insta to promote our challenges

If you are interested in applying please send your email to with the subject line of UYS DT CALL.  Please tell me a little about yourself and supply a link to your online media so I can be nosy and have a look around.

The call will go out until January 8th and our new members will be announced the week of January 10th.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, December 20, 2021

#438 - Snow or Winter

Hey Everyone! This is our final challenge for the year 2021!  We want to take this time to thank you so much for joining us challenge after challenge.  We really appreciate you and your support.  On behalf of the whole DT, we want to wish you A very Happy and Joyus Holiday Season.

We will be back on January 10th with our first challenge for 2022!

Our challenge for the next 2 weeks is Snow/Winter!


If you'd like to see two similar cards to these, check out my blog! 




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Monday, December 6, 2021

#437 Plaid

 Hey everyone!

Welcome to our first challenge for December!  Our theme over the next 2 weeks is a bit of tangent one...we'd like to see plaid on your project.

  We know that for Christmas, there is a lot of buffalo plaid going on  right now, but any kind of plaid would work.  It could be ribbon, your DP, an embellishment, whatever works for you!

Check out what the DT has created for you!  

Helen here with my plaid inspiration card.  I love plaid and gingham papers so this was the perfect challenge for me! 

I used some plaid paper I've had in my stash for a few years combined with kraft and green card and a simple punched tree and stamped sentiment.

For my project, I used plaid paper to highlight a favorite picture I took of my husband, daughter, and dog on Christmas Day.

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Monday, November 22, 2021

#436 Thanksgiving/Grateful


Thanksgiving will soon be approaching for our friends in the USA (in Canada we celebrate in October), so our theme this go round is to create a project highlighting thanksgiving or being grateful!

Be sure to link up below and check out all these great projects from our DT!


Heather R

I didn't necessarily go the traditional route as far as Thanksgiving goes, but I am truly grateful for the man I married and the life we share...


We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK so instead I decided to celebrate gratefulness for friendship instead.

This week before the pen in my A5 Wide planner is all about Thanksgiving since I am hosting at my house.  

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Some Long Overdue Highlights

 Here are your highlights from the last few challenges everyone!  

Challenge #429 Water/Beach

#11 Izzy Scrap

#6 Alicia 

#26 Heather

Challenge # 430 Anything Goes

#86 Helen

#111 Karen

#107 Fiona

Challenge #431 Back to School/Primary Colors

#2 Barbara

#1 Mandy

#6 Silke

Challenge # 432 Retro

Everyone is a winner for this one!  It was a difficult challenge and you all did so great stepping up to give it a try!

Challenge # 433 Double Trouble Collab

#54 Roberta

#3 Vanessa 

#12 Mary

#434 Halloween/Pumpkins

#3 Pinky

#8 Sandy

#26 Alicia

Congratulations to all those mentioned above (be sure to grab your blog badge from the sidebar)  and thank you to everyone for playing along with us.  

We still have time for you to join our Tic Tac Toe challenge (and we've managed to fix the link).  We don't have any entries yet :(  so we would love it if you played along with us.

Monday, November 8, 2021

#435 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

 Good Morning one and all!  We have a really fun challenge for you this week!  Let's play Tic Tac Toe!  If you are not familiar with this challenge, all you have to do is incorporate one line or column of suggestions into your project!  For example, you may want to use that first row of shades of blue, die cut and rhinestone!  If you really want to challenge yourself, try to use two lines/columns, the 4 corners and centre or even a blackout which is all the elements!  We can't wait to see what you create!

For my tic tac toe challenge, I did the top horizontal row.  I decided to feature my daughter wearing her soccer jersey with blue lettering, soccer balls and a star die cut to highlight the soccer theme of the page, and a few rhinestones to give the project a punch. 

For mine I did the first vertical line. My son was invited to a birthday party so it was the perfect opportunity to make a card using a shade of blue, a masculine theme and some simple stamping!

I chose the right hand column. I fussy cut the nastursiums then added rhinestone centres.

*** the inlinkz site is down at time of posting so please link up in the comments, for now until we get the link up and running.  Thanks for your patience! **

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Monday, October 25, 2021

#434 - Hallowe'en or Pumpkins


Hey everyone!  Welcome to another fun challenge with us at Use Your Stuff.   Our theme for the next 2 weeks is Halloween or pumpkins!  This should be an easy one for you!

Let's check out what the DT has created!


A Halloween/Birthday card for a friend. 


I've made a pumpkin themed 'thank you' card using a stamp set from The Card Hut and some Stampin' Up patterned paper which I've had for a long time!


This is a page I am finally getting to scrapping from my son's first Halloween!

Page 2 of my 2-Page August 2021 Project Life Spread, has pumpkins as I document the start of Pumpkin Spice Season:


Card I made using a free coloring page and Copic Markers


Some really great projects and I hope that you will play along with us too!

You have until November 6th to link below. 

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Monday, October 4, 2021

#433 A Double Trouble Collaboration


Hey everyone!  As you can see we are a week early with our next challenge!  That's because we are happy to be collaborating once again with Double Trouble Challenges!

Our theme for this challenge which will run from October 4th (a  week early) until October AUTUMN/FALL~!

The Double Trouble Challenge is below!

If you are playing along with our challenge, be sure to play along with the one over on the Double Trouble blog as well!  

Here are some great projects from the DT :





I do LOVE Fall...
As is evident by the Jack-O-Lantern scarf I'm wearing in my 6x8 Traditional Paper Layout- and nope I couldn't wait until October to start wearing it; Sept 27th, so close!


For my project, I decided to feature one of my favorite Halloween pictures of my daughter posing with her carved pumpkins.  As an added bonus, I used a spider web as my "fall garland."

For this challenge, I used my monthly overview page to do a fall spread with all things orange, pumpkin spice and warm fuzzies.

We can't wait to see what you create for your own project!  Thanks for stopping by everyone and happy crafting! 

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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Monday, September 27, 2021

#432 Retro


Hey everyone!  We are taking a walk through the past for this new challenge.  Our theme is Retro.  Now if you are unfamiliar, retro means imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past.  Maybe for you, retro is out of the 60s or maybe its the 80s. It could be a pattern, it could be a theme etc.   This is a pretty broad challenge and we can't wait to see what you do with it!

Check out these cool projects from the DT!


So technically my layout isn't retro...yet!
But it will be someday! LOL
I was inspired by the music themed art to create this 
12x12 Traditional Paper layout about my current character obsession:
Ned from the Twenty-One Pilots "Chlorine" video.
Isn't he cute?!
I used a really old 12x12 PP, a really old sticker border and a few other old-ish 
items from my stash

Read more about my layout and my process on my blog. 
You can also watch the "Chlorine" video and see Ned in action! :)

We visited a retro store while on holidays.


For me retro means going back to the 1980s when I was a teenager.  Cassette tapes were seen as really modern then and the ultimate tape was a mix tape.  I've used a stamp from Visible Image plus some retro style backing paper to make my card - I still love listening to the songs from 1982!