Monday, August 14, 2017

Challenge #275: For the Love of Children

The challenge this week, should you choose to accept it, is to create a project with a child theme, it could be a layout about children, a child stamp, a homemade item for a child, whatever you can think of.....

Look what the Design Team has! 

To me, nothing says child more than Disney.  So for this challenge, I dipped into my picture archives and featured pics of my girls at Disney World.

I made this layout for my granddaughter, Emma who will be entering 10th grade in September. But back in 2010 she was entering 3rd grade and got a little backpack and composition book for her constant companion, Lucky. 

I love combining lots of fun patterns on one layout along with pops of black.
My daughter adores this layout for her album because it fits her personality so well!

Amy. L
I have done this layout for my daughters album, documenting her love for puzzles. We spent many days, nights and hours teaching her how to put puzzles together and she learnt them so quickly- 1 very proud Mumma.
There will also be a process video over on my YouTube channel

A card for a kid who loves robots.

Got lots of pictures of the Grandkids to scrap, doing it one layout at a time.

alice k.
I wanted to make something colorful. I started by taking my fingers and 'painting' the background. In reality it is just dots of watercolor done with my fingers, afterwards I stamped a geometric stamp three times with three primary colors on top.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

#274 Highlights

Thank you friends, to all who participated in our Inspired by a Quote challenge.  We were so happy to see your projects and to read what inspires you.
Here are the top 3 in no particular order:

#1 Karen

#7 Happy Together


#13 Granne

Congrats ladies, don't forget to grab your badges from the sidebar for your blogs!

Thanks again to everyone who played along and we look forward to seeing what you create for our new challenge tomorrow.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Challenge #274 - Inspired by a quote

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope it is a lovely day wherever you may be joining us from!  A great new challenge awaits you.  Our theme this week is inspired by a Quote - this could be any quote that you have come across that just really hits home with you!

Here's a look at what the Design Team feels inspired by!


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This is me on my 64th birthday. I am quoting from the Beatles song "When I'm 64". For a list of products that I used, check out my blog HERE

When I thought about this challenge, I looked through my many inspirational quotes that I like to read.  I really like the one I used on my planner spread for the upcoming week.

Heather R

A lot of my layouts seem to be inspired by my oldest who is heading off to college for the first time in just over a week. I love this picture of him back when he was about 4.  I paired it with one of my favorite Dr Suess quotes.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Free Week

Hey Everyone!

The DT is enjoying a free week this week, but we would still like to see what you are creating this week.  Please link below and we'll come visit and see what you've been up to!

Tune in next week for a fun, new challenge!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Highlights #272

Hello Peeps!

Thank you all so much for playing along this week. It's always cool to see the approaches to the challenges here at Use Your Stuff.  There were so many great projects that I really had a hard time choosing.

My favorite takes are listed below:

Amelia: Love the delicacy of this beautiful card!

Patty: Looks like so much fun!


Marina: Isn't this the cutest card you ever saw? 

Thank you all so much for joining our chgallenge! Come back and see us again!

Happy Crafting ♥ ♥ ♥

Challenge #273 - ABC123

Hi  Karrie up this week, and here's a little formula to get you to USE YOUR STUFF!  
It's super easy, just use on your project:
 1 manufacturer starting with the letter A,
(at least) 2 Buttons
(at least) 3 Colours

here's mine with:
Amy Tangerine letters
a couple of buttons in the shaker
3 main colours - blue, red, orange.

Have fun, get creative and USE YOUR STUFF!   Link up below.

For the "A" in this challenge, I used papers from Authentique's "United" collection.  I also used five buttons, and various shades of red, white, and blue to highlight one of my favorite pictures of my daughter at the USA Women's National Soccer Team game.

For A I used multiple collections from American Crafts, for B I used two pink buttons along with some enamel dots and for C I used Pink, Blue (Navy and Light Blues). 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Challenge #272 - Colour Splash Challenge!

Hi Peeps,

it's Majo here to "entertain" you! I'm so glad to see you here again for the current Challenge #272 - Colour Splash! 

Use ONLY Black & White plus one colour of your choice on your creation :)

You can craft anything you like, an ATC, a tag, a card or a layout or even a canvas. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!

A little inspiration for you is my ATC using Viva Las VegasStamps for the main image, the hat and the word, Rubber Dance Stamps for the wings and some unknown manufacturer for the tiny little stars. 

Take a look at the beautiful creations from our Design team:


I used the Kaisercraft - #ME Collection for this layout.

Heather R

Pictures of my hunky hubby and I on our recent vacation. I used papers from Echo Park and DCWV as well as a mix of embellies from my stash.


I scrapped this photo from our maternity photo shoot with baby #1! Seems so long ago!


I created a set of project life style cards using black and white with a splash of teal:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

#271 Highlights

Hi Everyone! Tammy here with this week's highlights post! Sorry I'm late! Thanks so much for sharing your Creatures Great and Small projects! It was such fun for us to see what you created! Here are this week's top 3 in no particular order!

#15 Aunty Sue

#8 Lorraine

#6 Marina

Congratulations ladies! Don't forget to grab your blog badge from the sidebar!  Again, thank you to EVERYONE who played along with us and come back tomorrow for a fun new challenge from Majo!  See you then!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Challenge # 271 - All Creatures Great and Small

Hello one and all! Happy Monday and welcome to this week's challenge...a fun one I hope! This week's challenge is to create a project with an animal on can be in the photo, it could be some embellishments or DP that you use....

Here are some fun projects that the DT created to get you started!

It was easy to make a page about my beautiful li'l creature Mini!

My daughter has a habit of sending me pictures from school holding all sorts of creatures in her Biology classroom...I decided her school/zoo pictures would be perfect for this challenge.

I'm a bird watcher so lots of photos of a variety of birds here's one.

My daughter and her little dog, Willie enjoying a beautiful sunny day riding down the river.

I love birds!

I was very excited to do this challenge, as I had been hoarding this paper since I got it in March. I used some scraps of papers to do the borders around the photo and punch out the hearts. I love my bunnies. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Challenge #270 - A Magical Music Challenge

Music can be such a wonderful and powerful thing. The right song can change your whole mood.  It can also help inspire a great scrapbook layout or card.  For this week's challenge, I would love to see your projects inspired by music and Disney.  Use a Disney song title or lyrics on your card or layout. It doesn't even have to be a Disney project. 

In my layout below I used "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid with pictures of my son and his girlfriend from their senior prom this last April.

Here's my layout featuring a song from the Disney movie MARY POPPINS, called FEED THE BIRDS.  I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers and the Fancy Pants - Attwell line.


For my layout I used some lyrics from the song A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from the movie Cinderella to document this photo from my maternity shoot with my first.

I have chosen "You've Got A Friend In Me" from Toy Story for my layout of my two boys when they were little boys..

For this challenge, I used a kit featuring Moana, which has a sticker that uses a line from her feature song.  This is my first time doing a Disney themed planner spread, but the happy colors are awesome.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Highlights #269

Thank you all so much for playing along this week. It's always cool to see the approaches to the challenges here at Use Your Stuff.  There were so many great projects that I really had a hard time choosing.

I love to see Road Trip layouts and Barbara did a really great masculine layout for a Road Trip
#3 Barbara Greenburg
I love the use of the doily with in the layout

#5 ShellShearer
Love the Just Married card and that vehicle on the card :) 

#6 Ma-Mi
Love that she made a traveling journal for a trip and shared it with her son for the diary of the trip.

Thank you so much for everyone who played along in this challenge.  Join us tomorrow for a new challenge!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Challenge #269 - Road Trip!

Hello I'm your hostess today with your challenge for this week. My husband and I often take Road Trips, some times close to home and other times a few hours from home. MY challenge is layout or a card of A Road Trip! Vacation layout or card. For the card I'm pretty easy and would let it be a vehicle on it too for the meaning of road or trip :) or and Home sweet Home card for getting home from a trip. Just have fun with it. Here is my layout from one of Road Trips my hubby and I take throughout the year.

Hubby and I often take road trips on the bike.


It's so good to be home again after a long trip or even a short road trip :)

Chris C.

Earlier this month we took a road trip from our home in suburban Philadelphia to Toledo, Ohio to visit family.  Along the way we stopped for two nights in Cleveland, Ohio.  There is so much to see and do in Cleveland. We visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the house from the movie, The Christmas Story. And to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary we ate at my favorite chef, Michael Symon's restaurant, Lola. Cleveland Rocks!!!

For this project, I decided to feature a picture of my children going on a "road trip" around our cul-de-sac in their Disney Princess car.

I have created a 12x12 layout documenting our latest family holiday adventure. The photos are of us at the start of our trip to a place a few hours from where we live. As you can see by our faces we were very excited to be on the road to our holiday. Check out my you tube channel over the next few days for a process video for this. 

Such Great projects from the design team! We hope you can find some time to play along with us this week!