Friday, December 26, 2014

It's a DT Call

Hello everyone! We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday!  I was going to wait a bit to do this post but figured I would just go ahead so that there is some extra time!  We are doing a DT call!!

What you need to know!
We are looking for some new stash enthusiasts who want to get through that stash, love to create  and to inspire others! You can be a scrapbooker, card maker or any other kind of mixed media artist.  As long as you have stash and love to use it, we want to hear from you! 

What we Require!
 *You must work well within a team and love sharing your projects, as well as taking great pictures to show off your amazing projects.
*It would be great if you know how  to use blogger and be able to write up posts (you will host at least 1or 2 challenges during your term) on our blog.
*You must have an active blog and be willing to promote Use Your Stuff  and our challenges . Any other social media outlets you could post to would be an asset ie facebook etc.
*Be able to commit to a 6 month term from February 1, 2015 to July 30, 2015, with the possibility to stay on for another term if desired.  You will have that much fun :)
* Previous design team experience is not required.  Everyone had to start somewhere. We just want to see what you love to create!

What you are responsible for!
1. Create at least 2-3 projects a month.
2. Projects MUST be turned in on time and you will know at least a month in advance what your team assignment will be.
3. Post your projects on your blog, facebook and any other social media you are on. Be excited and proud to show off your work and promote UYS and our challenges each month.
4. Commenting on all participant entries!
5. Checking in on our Facebook DT on a regular basis so you are up to date on what is happening within the blog and to get any questions you may have answered.

If you are interested in being a part of our Use Your Stuff Design Team please send an email to no later then January 15 2015 midnight MST and...

Please Include!
1. Write "DT Call" in the subject line.
2. Your full name and your scrapbook resume and a tell us a bit about yourself.
3. A link to your blog, and if you can, any other social media sites that you post your projects on ie Facebook, Pinterest etc. 
4. Please include 2 or 3 recently made layouts and or cards or altered items that you feel best shows off your creative style. 
All entry emails will be replied to so that you know we received your application and all accepted members for the Use Your Stuff Design Team  will be notified by January 20 2015
This call is open to everyone and we can't wait to hear from you !

Monday, December 15, 2014

Challange #166 - Anything Goes

Hello one and all, Tammy here with this week's challenge.  Actually, this is going to be our last post for the year!  The DT are going to take some time off to be with their families over the holidays and we will resume back up on January 5th!  Stay tuned in the new year for some new challenges and a DT call! (Get your projects ready:) )

In the meantime for the next month we are going to be having an ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE!  You can enter any project you wish for this challenge, but we are going to limit it to 4 entries.  At the end of the month we are going to have a random draw and the winner will receive a surprise gift! (International entries welcome)

We at the Use Your Stuff DT want to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and all the best for the new year.

Michelle Looi - These on the way to recipients now!


For this challenge, I decided to use as much of my stash as I could and make some gift tags for wrapping presents.  I am very pleased with how they turned out!

Tammy- Here's a fun card I made just using up some of my scraps.  I think he's adorable. 


I finally finished up all of my Christmas cards - this is one of my favorites. Super simple and used up some scraps!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Highlights from Challenge #165 - Red & Green

There were a lot of beautiful Christmas themed projects this week for our red and green theme! 
Thanks to everyone who participated! Here are a few highlights!




Don't forget to grab your badge! See you all tomorrow for another fun filled challenge!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Challange #165 - Red and Green

Amanda here with this week's challenge. With Christmas and the holiday season fast approaching I thought it fitting that we do a Red and Green challenge! It can help put us in the holiday spirit and maybe motivate you to get some cards completed if you do them! I'm sharing a card and a layout!

Here's my card for Christmas, in different range of greens and reds. These are washi tapes from MT and word stickers from October Afternoon


I have been practicing coloring green combos.  This is a card that I made using one of my new combos.

And from our guest designer Marion

Show us your red and green!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Highlights Challenge #163 - Color Pallet

Happy Monday everyone!  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States
,we had a very quiet week last week on the blog,
so rather than picking a winner from the three entries,
 all three are the winners this week!!

Please grab your blinki on the side bar and we hope to see you again soon 
here at Use Your Stuff.  Make sure to look at this weeks challenge, Cheverons!!

Challenge #164 - Chevrons


I'm on a mission to make a bunch more Christmas cards and washi is a quick way to get them done! I used three different chevron washi tapes here!


I am always trying to use the many die cut files I purchase for my die cut machine.  For this card, I used a chevron border as the base for my card.

Our Guest DT Marion has created this stunning card using Chevrons for this challenge.  Don't forget to stop by her blog to see more of her work.

Show us what you have created with chevrons this week!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Highlights Challenge #162

Such wonderful projects for the Stamping challenge last week. I loved the wide variety of projects posted.  It was hard to pick this week's highlights but I hope you like what we have for you.


Love this Christmas card!  What great coloring, especially the fur.


I liked this layout for the fantastic use of stamping on a layout.  What a great variety of stamps used.

Vicki O'Dell

I really liked the thinking outside of the box on this spread.  So many details, and great use of the stamps.
Thanks for playing along everyone.  Please grab your badge from the side bar.  Join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Challenge #163 - Color Challenge

Hi friends! Hope your weekend was wonderful!
This weeks challenge at Use Your Stuff is a color challenge.
It's super easy, you can use all or some of the colors in the challenge,
just remember to link your project up to Mr.Linky!

Here are the colors:

I've been making birthday cards for our clients at Meals on Wheels,
and we have had alot of birthdays as of late,  Typically I post scrapbook layouts,
but this week I thought it would be fun to post one of the cards I made, so here it is!


Hope this gives you a little inspiration!
Have a great week!  Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Challenge #162-Stamps

I don't know about you, but I have sooo many stamps.  I'm not sure why even, since I was never really a stamper. I do love to color, so I guess that's why I purchase so many.  I am really trying  to make better use of them.  I especially love this stamp set from today's project, since the designer is someone I know from online.  Your challenge this week is to find a stamps set in your stash and use it on a project.  It's amazing what fabulous things you can create with your stamps!


I admit I am not much of a stamper either but the time I do tend to use them is on cards. I did a set of five Christmas cards and stamped the snowflakes and sentiments on them. The sentiments are also heat embossed in black.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Challenge #161 - Highlights scrapperita

Thanks to those crafters who played along in the 'Washi tape' challenge. Thank you for sharing how you would use washi tapes on your creations. :) Here are my highlights from the challenge.

 SweetScraps  - lovely choices of colors used on this page 

 Scrapperita - How fun! Love the Xmas tapes

 Lorraine - Love the glittery washi tape for this adorable card

Monday, November 10, 2014

Challange #161 - Washi tape

Hello all, Michelle here. This week is my turn and the theme is Washi Tape. You are supposed to use at least one washi tape. If you do not have washi tape, you may use paper or tissue tape. I have made a tag, covered with MT washi and a little strip of kikki tape. Do share with us with what you have for this theme and have fun!


I used four types of washi tape behind my photo in this layout.


For this weeks challenge, I used several different washi tapes to make a background that I die cut with my die cut machine.

I decided to use Washi to make my little present for my card.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Highlights Challenge #160

Such wonderful projects for the snow challenge last week.  It was hard to pick this week's highlights but I hope you like what we have for you.

Bettina created this lovely card with lots of wonderful die cut layers.

Karen's snowman image is just adorable

Tammy's cute card has wonderful colors and a cute image.

Thanks for playing along everyone.  Ladies please grab your badge from the side bar.  Join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Challange #160 - Snow

Hey Everyone! Tammy here this week.  Well, it's offical.  Winter has started here in Calgary AB Canada.  We've already had our snowfall to start us off.  In honor of the coming winter, our theme this week is can create a project with winter, snowflakes, snow men, snow balls, whatever you can come up with!
Check out what the DT has for you this week!
Here are some snow motif on my washi tapes. These are certainly one of my favorite pattern!


Part of my husband's work Christmas Party one year included a sleigh ride - tons of fun! I cut these snowflakes on my Cricut.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Challenge #159 - Highlights

Thanks to those crafters who played along in the 'Doily' challenge. It was a beautiful spread of creations and definitely difficult to chose for this post :) Nonetheless here are my highlights from the challenge.

Debi Clark  - lovely doilies' background. Well done anniversary page!

Betina - Love the die cut and cute buttons!

Chris - great coloring and love the colors!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Challange #159 - Doily

Hello all, Michelle here. This week is my turn and the theme is Doily. You are supposed to use at least one doily, Be it die cut, stamped or doily on patterned paper, do share with us with what you have for this theme and have fun!




Sunday, October 26, 2014

Challenge #158 Highlights

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the pet/animal challenge these week! All the projects were fabulous but here are a few highlights to share.

Karen showcased her adorable kittens in this great layout!

Marina's stampwork on this owl card is fabulous!

Shell is an inspiration to us all to get working on our Christmas cards with this adorable mouse card!

Stephanie's card with this quirky squirrel definitely made me smile! 
Check out her fabulous stitching as well!

Great work ladies! Don't forget to grab your badge!

Thanks again to everyone who played along this week! 

See you tomorrow for a fabulous new challenge!