Monday, March 19, 2018

UYS #304 On the Border

Your assignment this week should you choose to accept is:

On the Border - Use Border Punches (or decorative scissors) on your project!!

I started with a  Becky Fleck Sketch and placed the middle layer with
a series of border punched papers!
(punches by Fiskars and Martha Stewart)

The other UYS team members used some stuff too!

I used a Fiskars border punch on my layout.

I used the zigzag embossed border punch from Martha Stewart on my leaves strip along the bottom of the layout:

I used a Creative Memories wave cutter to make the "water" at the bottom of my beach page.

I used the Creative Memories border punch system to create the scalloped borders on the left.

Do you have punches or a machine or even some ol' deco scissors?
Enter at the inlinkz below!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Highlights for Challenge #303

Hello, everyone! 

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who played along with our die cut challenge last week. We had 57 beautiful entries and that made picking just 3 cards to feature here today very hard!

Here are the featured cards - in no particular order:

Ladies, don't forget to grab your "featured" button from the right sidebar! 

Thanks again to everyone for playing along with us! We will be back tomorrow with a new challenge for you!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Challenge #303 - Die cuts

Hello, everyone! Are you ready for a new challenge? It's Lori here bringing you this week's challenge. This week we want to see you use die cuts on your projects. You can use die cuts that you cut out yourself or pre-made die cuts like the ones you find in an ephemera pack.

Here is a look at what the design team has created:

I have used a word die from Carta Bella and a butterfly die from Jen Hadfield.

I used some Sizzix dies on this card.

Using up my stash and working through more Disney photos :)


I used a Silhouette cut file to create this page!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! We can't wait to see what you create this week!

Highlights Challenge #302

Amazing creations this week!

We just didn't know which to choose, they are all so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful work.

Here are our highlights:




  Thanks so much for joining our challenge ♥


Monday, March 5, 2018


Hi Peeps,

Majo here, it's my turn today to challenge you today with an easy peasy theme:


I have decided to create a tag with the Banksy Marionette Girl from Viva Las VegaStamps.

I stamped the image on a panel and the bottom part on another. I cut the girl and applied distress ink and Black Archival on the edges. After stamping the sentiment also also inked the edges and adhered it with pop dots.

I glued the panel to a tag and added some lace and a little wooden heart.
Please join our challenge and look at the following beautiful creation my teammates have come up with!

Happy Crafting ♥

Chris C.

I created this layout from Shimelle's Clear the Desk Class #clearthescrapdesk.

I've made a mini album of our recent trip to Cuba! (more on my blog)

My daughter's soccer coach took this picture as the sun was starting to rise before the girls had a penalty kick shoot out to determine the winner of a tournament game.  This is one of my favorite pictures taken during my daughter's soccer career, and I thought it would be the perfect subject matter for an "Anything Goes" challenge.


A dear friend of our family has a birthday coming up this week so I made her this card. We've just had a big snowfall so hopefully this makes her think of spring!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS - Challenge 301 - At the Movies

I'm a big fan of the movies and was excited to see what kinds of projects you talented crafters would come up with for this challenge.  And I wasn't disappointed!

I love them all but my top three picks are (in no particular order) are:

Marina gave us this beautiful card that brought to mind the movie "Titanic".  I love the vintage feel with its black/white/red colour scheme.

I love to SHOP and totally adored this card by Hazel that brings to mind the fun movie (and book), "Confessions of a Shopaholic".

This is a totally gorgeous outer space background that Viv created to represent "2001 - A Space Odyssey"

Thanks to ALL who played along with us at USE YOUR STUFF. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

USE YOUR STUFF Challenge #301 - At the movies

Gail here!  How about a project that is inspired by the movies and/or an actor/actress.

My three cards (done with the same stamp set) could represent three different movies:

The Jazz Singer (1927) - the very first talkie
All That Jazz (1979) - Bob Fosse's life story
Chicago (2002) - includes the song "All that Jazz"

To see the cards individually, go to my blog here.


I created this layout inspired by the Lego movie!

Heather R

My layout is inspired by the Disney movie Brave.  Love any excuse to get more Disney layouts done!

My layout is inspired by sleeping beauty and there will be a process video on my channel in the next few days for 
for it. 


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Challenge #300 Highlights

Wow so many sweet and sparkly creations this week :) Thank you all for playing along with us. It was tough to highlight a few of the creations:

Love the textures and the twinkle of that kimono from Jane Willis

 Love the altered look of the paintbrush, just a gorgeous project from Katy D

 This layout I'm in awe with the textures of the mixed media background and all those flowers just lovely from Rachelle Olaridge

All the entries were so cool thank you all for playing along with us here

Monday, February 19, 2018

Challenge #300-Twinkle Twinkle

Good Morning and welcome to challenge #300 here at Use Your Stuff blog. I'm your hostess today for this challenge of Twinkle Twinkle - Use something sparkly on your project.
I used stickles to add some sparkle to my layout, using some night paper makes it really match up well with The Twinkle, Twinkle of the challenge:
 to see more of my layout you can go over to my blog 
Lets check out what my DT sisters did for this challenge:

Have a closer look at the little "Twinkle" on my blog, I'd love to see you ♥

 I used Shimelle Glitter Girl words and accents and Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine for my layout about Pink singing the National Anthem at the 2018 Super Bowl which my beloved Philadelphia Eagles won!

Fun!  So here is my take.  My dark coral (DCWV) cardstock is sparkly, along with the
arrow die cuts and heart.  Also added some pretty Pearls (Kaisercraft)

For this project, I decided to use sparkly snowflakes to highlight pictures of my daughter at her first figure skating competition.

 I used the sparkly Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), sparkly Gold Glitter Flakes for inside the “shaker” card and sparkly Love Mini Tinsel Trim! 

My mission this year is to make a minimum of 5 Christmas cards each month to hopefully allow me to not feel rushed when Christmas actually arrives! I used some sequins for some sparkle!

Challenge #299 HIGHLIGHTS

Wow this week there were a number of entries into the challenge, and they were all so amazing and creative. I did notice all the different card entries and they were all so beautifully created. Thank you to all of you that entered this challenge, it was tricky picking a few to highlight here. 

These little 'love bugs' were cleverly created by Sue Kment. These are so adorable and really well done. 

Next up is this beautiful card created by Twisted Witch. Despite what seemed to be a few bumps in the creation of this, your card turned out beautifully and I loved the clear look to it. 
CCM #205 Love

And who couldn't resist a card showing the city of love - Paris. Jose's card here is just so cute and well designed, with the pops of red contrasting well with the black and white. 

Last but not least, this very creative card created by Scrappin with Chriss. Love the open flap type design to it, definitely adds something a little different. 

Again all the entries this week were so amazing and very creative and unique. Thank you again for joining us here at Use Your Stuff. 

Happy Creating

Friday, February 16, 2018


Thank you to all who participated in Use Your Stuff's "Tag!  You're it!" challenge.  Sorry it has taken a few weeks for me to post.  Life....Need I say more!  Below are a few of the tags that caught my eye, and I wanted to feature in my highlights post.

Maybe it's because I have two daughters?  Or perhaps the fact I worked in a card shop for five years and every congratulation card seemed to say the same thing....I absolutely LOVED this tag!  Beautiful use of colors and perfect for the new Mom who wants to scrap and does not have the time.  This tag made my heart happy!  What a great way to add some oomph to a baby shower present and to help a Mama out who wants to document her baby's first year.

I love Christmas.  The snowflakes, the holly paper, the beautiful ribbon...This tag is absolutely gorgeous.  Whoever receives a gift with this tag on it is surely going to feel special!  

Everything about these tags made me smile.  The colors, the ribbons, the treats that are attached to them.  Winter can be tough.  Can you imagine the joy Georgiana will be spreading delivering this hand made gift?  What a wonderful project!

Once again, thank you to all who entered this challenge.  Tags simply are a great way to let those creative juices flow when you don't have a whole lot of time or have scraps you want to use.  The inspiration from each and everyone of you was contagious!  I'm off to my scrap room now!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Challenge #299 - Love is all around

With Valentines day around the corner, it seemed fitting that this weeks challenge is all about the love. I have created a 12x12 mixed media layout documenting a big moment for love here is Australia late last year, where the government here legalised same- sex marriage. I wanted to document this in our family album for my kids to look back on this moment. On my channel this week will be the process video that goes with this.
So what love is around you? Show us with your cards, layouts, OTP or whatever your crafty poison is.
Amy. L

A card for a very special couple celebrating 50 years of marriage. Now that's LOVE!


A Valentine for one of my kids! 

Heather R

I opted to go a different route for this challenge and so my layout is documenting how excited we were to get our first Starbucks lattes when they opened at the Magic Kingdom.


I have created a Valentine for someone special!