Monday, December 11, 2017

UYS #292: CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

Welcome to another challenge here at Use Your Stuff.  Team A's theme for this week is "Christmas is Coming."  In other words, create a project with Christmas as your inspiration.  This could be a scrapbook page, a greeting card, a tag for a special present; the possibilities are endless!  We can't wait to see your creations!

During my daughter's first Christmas season, she was cutting teeth.  She had her two incisors and two bottom teeth, but her two front teeth were nowhere to be found...I loved her toothy grin and decided this picture of her on Christmas day using the lyrics from the famous Christmas song "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" would be the perfect project for this challenge.





  I dug pretty deep into my stash for some of the elements on my layout.  I used non-traditional papers and traditional accents.  I stenciled the red paper with white stars to coordinate with the stars on my background paper.  I even dug deep into my pre-printed photos and used two from Christmas 2007. 


Amanda
I made this Christmas card for a friend I met through scrapbooking who has a pet pig!



If Christmas is coming, Santa is coming!
 





 


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Highlights #291 - Woodgrain

Thanks for playing along with my woodgrain challenge during this busy time of the year.  I loved them all but since I can only choose three....

My favourites are (in no particular order):

From Marina this cute little guy carrying a pile of wood:



From Cheiro Urgia, this stunning altered wooden donation box.  I'm sure her church is in love with it!



And lastly from stempelomi, this simple but very elegant card.



Stayed tuned tomorrow for another cool challenge.

Monday, December 4, 2017

UYS #291 - Woodgrain

Hello all! Gail here. This week's challenge is all about woodgrain.  You can use paper, wooden pieces or woodgrain embossing folders.

The card I made has woodgrain background paper and wooden hearts. There's even a wooded area behind the train.




I have used woodgrain patterned paper for the background of my card.



For this challenge, I drew a sign and used my Copic Markers to hand draw the wood grain on the sign.






Sunday, December 3, 2017

Highlights Challenge #290

Wow, amazing projects from you all, this made it so hard for me to make a choice, but it needed to be done.

My highlight this week is the the card made by Donna, it's so very elegant!


My second choice is the polar bear from Marina, it's so super cute and I love the embossing!




.... and last but not least I think that Linda's card has so many details, it just has to mentioned!


Thanks so much ladies for joining my challenge, I hope to see you all again next week for another challenge by one of my team mates.

You all  have a good Sunday now and as always:

HAPPY CRAFTING ♥

Monday, November 27, 2017

UYS #290 - Heat Embossing!

Hi Peeps,

it's my turn to challenge you this week.

I'd love to see some heat embossing on your creations, preferably in GOLD. It's just the time of the year where the golden embossing fits so well, don't you think?

I created a Christmas Card using the Darkroom Door text stamp and the bauble from the "Brushed Christmas Vol 2" set. It's my most versatile set for Christmas Cards.

 

More details on my blog

Take a look at all the neat creations my team mates have come up with!

-I love embossed projects, but I don't have the supplies needed to heat emboss.  As a result, I did my own version of heat embossing...pre-made embossed items!  The background paper of my project is embossed in an arabesque lantern pattern while I used gold flecked accents throughout the project.

Gail

A Christmas card with the sentiment embossed in gold.


Chris

This was a great challenge for me to dig out the Elle's Studio Title Builder Stamps I bought a few weeks ago. I stamped my title "Enjoying our Love" and then heat embossed in gold.


I embossed my white chipboard word and 3 fish
with 3 different Lindy's shimmery powders.








Monday, November 20, 2017

UYS #289 - Thankful

Hello!  Heather R here...I suppose it is a little cliche, but given that it is close to Thanksgiving here in the US, it only seems fitting to have a challenge centered around what we might be thankful for in our lives.  It can be something as simple as that morning cup of coffee, a good book, or the sweetest of hugs from a child.  The focus of my layout is also a little on the cliche side, but I am so thankful for my family, especially my 3 kids.  I am also grateful that my oldest will be home from college this Tuesday to spend the holiday with us.

Hope you will share your Thankful projects with us this week!






Thanksgiving here in Canada was back in October.

I'm thankful for my many friends in the U.S. Here's a card I'm sending to one of those friends.


One of the many things that I am thankful for is my good friends. This card is on it's way to one of those friends to let them know just how much I appreciate them.
Amy. L
I have created this sweet little layout to show 2 people I am grateful for, my babies- Hunter and Hannah. They are greatest achievement and I am thankful they are mine. Here is a recent photo of the 2 of them stealing a sleep over in my bed when my partner was away. 
Stay tuned for a process video later in the week. 


I am thankful for relationships, particularly the 57 years long relationship of my parents.  This image from Art Impressions reminds me of the longevity of their marriage.


Amanda

Always thankful for my little ones!



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Highlights for #288 - 5+ patterned papers


Not many entries this time around though I thought it was an easy one! So extra "Thanks!!" to everyone that did join in last week's challenge. We hope you had fun digging through and using up your stuff!

In no particular order, here is some work that stood out this time around:

1. Deanna Deaton - perfectly coordinated!



2. Jane Willis  - lovely Christmas choices


 5. Theresa P - adorable use of scraps

Tune in tomorrow for our new challenge!

Monday, November 13, 2017

UYS # 288 - 5 + patterned papers



hello all!  
 Karrie  challenging you to use up your stuff!!  Yeah that's what we' re always all about here, so this time dig into your patterned papers because we want to see you use 5 or more on your project!
I've got 7 going on here, it's easy when you use the same colour scheme.


My talented team mates have been digging into their stash too!

Simple masculine birthday card.


My daughter loves every holiday from October to December, so she decided to decorate using everything from snowmen to skeletons.  She looked at me and said, "Happy Hallowthanksmas, Mom!"  I used 10 pieces of Halloween, fall, and Christmas paper to pull this project together.



Well, I'm not into patterned paper too much, I rather color my own, but I found some very old paper from Teresa Collins in my stash.

I used it for my Christmas Tag, also using the Paper Dolls from Tim Holtz and a sentiment from Waltzing Mouse stamps (Unfortunately retired 😞)


Amanda
On this one I used some old patterned paper I have been hoarding! The 5th one is hard to tell but the black paper the photo is mounted on has some pre-printed embossing on it.



Chris
I used lots of older stash for my circles, matting and even the tag was fussy cut from a piece of patterned paper.


Tina
5 pattern papers for the layout some old stash and some newer stash too




Lots of different things can be done to mix and match patterned papers as you can see, any kind of project accepted, so go ahead and show us!  Inlinkz below:


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Highlights Challenge #286

Hey everyone~

Sorry this is so late! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Halloween challenge.

Here are some of the ones that stood out for the DT

#13 Stempelomi


# 12 Granne





#9 Paperesse


Hedgehog and pumpkin Halloween card featuring free digital stamp from Sliekje Stamps, by Paperesse.


Again, thank you to everyone who participated!  We have another great challenge for you this week and hope you will play again!

Ladies, don't forget to grab your blog badge from the sidebar~

Monday, November 6, 2017

Challenge #287- Take 5

Hey there UYS peeps,

The challenge this week is to take 5 things from your stash, that potentially has been lost among the collections and use them to create something. 

For me I have created a pocket page spread using some items that I really don't use or in some cases haven't used at all.

I will have a process video for you up on my YouTube channel (Scrappin Ames) later in the week.

Thank you for playing along with us here at UYS.






Amanda

The 5 stash items I chose were the stamp, markers, scallop edge scissors, 
sequins and the patterned papers.



For mine, I used some old DP that I have had for about 4 years now called Snow Day by Crate Paper, I also used Merry Christmas stickers, enamel dots and pearls, as well as a cartridge in my Cricut Design Space that I haven't used in awhile.



Heather R

I didn't really have any trouble finding things that have been sitting around for awhile...my picture itself is 3 years old!  LOL!  I used an old pad of patterned papers, alpha stickers, journaling tags, stickers, and even a couple of buttons.



I have used an old 6x6 paper pad, metal stockings from 2003 or 2004, a stamp that I haven't used in a couple of years, a circle punch - I use my dies more than my punches, and an edge distresser.





Monday, October 30, 2017

UYS # 286 - Halloween!!

Ghosts and Goblins, Princesses and Fairies!
Of course we're in the spirit !!  Show us your Halloween projects


Beware  pumpkin carvers, ZOMBIE jack-o-lanterns want REVENGE!




A two page layout using Echo Park's Arsenic and Lace paper.  


Happy Halloween!  For this project, I decided to feature my favorite Trick-or-Treaters and with their favorite furry friends.



I've got my eyes on you!  Used up a little of my Echo Park Halloween stash.  Happy Halloween!


Amanda

Happy Halloween! My layout features my cute little dinosaur from a  couple years ago!