Monday, February 13, 2017

Challenge #251--B I N G O

Welcome to another fun challenge!  I, Tammy am hosting for you this week and I thought it might be fun to play a bit of Bingo as we scrap.  So my challenge is to use the BINGO card below as you create your need to use any line horizontal, vertical or diagonal or you can use the 4 corners! Be sure to tell us which line you used in your project!

For my card, I used  a horizontal line of red, die cuts or cutouts, hearts and doily...I went with a Valentine's day card for this one!

The doily is recollections and the die cuts are from also Recollections I believe.  I used a foam heart from the $$ store as well as some gold glitter paper from Recollections for the little hearts.  I hope you like it and will play along with us! The DP is from the American Crafts XOXO collection

Hello friends!! My bingo inspiration included enamel dots, bling, the color pink and stamping. The stamping I had planned didn't work on this layout so I go a little creative and added a little mixed media to the background. For more information and close ups head over to my blog to check it out.


Here's my card.  I used the line that included: pearls; enamel dots; red; and journal cards.  For more information and a product list, check out my BLOG.

I used a doily, hearts, diecuts and the color red. I hope you like it.

The 3rd row "Red, diecuts, hearts, and a doily" were perfect accents for my page featuring this pic of my adorable teenage parents in the 1960's.

I used the bottom row: Journal Card (2), wood veneer (2 hearts and an arrow), Ribbon (used up that blue ribbon) Embossing (dry embossing on the circles)
I used the second column: white, bling/sparkle (gold foil), die cuts, and wood veneer. 
There is a process video to go with this layout up on my channel as well if you are interested.

Brads, Pink, Hearts and Ribbon

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Highlights challenge #250 - Love is in the air!

It was so nice to see so many entries last week!  Thank you for joining us for the challenge :)

There were so many great entries, it was hard to pick my favourite!

#17 Billie A

Love all the hearts and lots of techniques :)

#31 Donna Mundlinger

Super cute card with the easel design and the shape being hearts.

#20 Chris

Very fun card with lots of textures and patterns... I love the addition of hearts on the stamped image, die-cuts and the brad on the bow.

Thank you so much for playing along!  Hope you will join us for our next challenge as well.

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Happy Scrappin'!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Challenge #250 - Love is in the Air!

Hello Crafty Friends!  

Tammy C. here ...  It is my pleasure to choose the challenge for this week's challenge.
Love is in the air with Valentine's Day just around the corner. This week we would like to challenge you to add hearts to your project in some way.  It can be cards, layouts, canvas, etc. Add hearts by die-cuts, shaped photos, use a stencil on your backgrounds... whatever your creative mind comes up with.

This week I have a card to share with you using Colorburst Powders and Nuvo Glimmer paste.  Hop on over to my blog for the video tutorial and all the details!

I made a gift box with three embossing heart dies. The cardstock black&white was colored by me with watercolor,  letting it stain freely. So each heart has different color tones.

A Valentine's Day card for hubby:

Hello Friends! I chose to make a layout of one of my grandee's this week, it may be a little hard to tell but there are 3 different hearts on this layout, 2 in the upper right corner and one on the left lower corner of the photo. I do have close-ups over on my blog so if your interested head over there to check them out.

I created a birthday card with Darkroom Door stamps and added a little heart for fun :)
I also added some Perfect Pearls to make the tulips shimmer a little bit.

I come across some pictures of my Brother's wedding day, thought they needed to be scrapped and added to our albums. A few hearts on this layout.

I did this layout of my husband with our doggies and added a 
couple hearts with some doodled stitching. 


For my project, I used gold texture paste to make a heart background on a Valentine's day card.

I made this fun card using my Cricut Design Space

Can't wait to see your works of art!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

#249 Highlights

#249 Highlights

Thank you so much everyone for the great entries for last week's challenge!  We had so many to look at and be inspired by!

Here are some highlights:

We love the clean and simple look of this card with the cute stamping and coloring

This little charm is really cute and unique 

This was a really cute layout 

Thanks to you all for playing along this week and we hope to see you tomorrow for our next challenge.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Challenge # 249 When the Cat's Away the Mice Will Play

Happy Monday everyone!

Today we have a fun challenge for you....let loose your inner animal!  For this week's challenge we would like your project to have an animal could be a layout of your pet, or a zoo trip, maybe a card with an animal stamp or if you like mixed media maybe you have a stencil or some paper that has animal print....any way you can incorporate animal into your project will work...

To get you started this is what the DT has for you!

A fun day roadtrip my husband and I took to Ithaca, NY. We crammed as much as we could of the town in 5 hours. Definitely will be going back up in the spring to see more. It was really cool to see the birds at the waterfront.

Thought this would make the perfect "Late" Birthday card for someone.

A friend of mine loves owls so I made her this birthday card.

I'm still working on Christmas layouts, so what better animal than a reindeer?! This is the left page of a 2 page layout, if you would like to see the entire layout and the close ups please head over to my blog. I even added a bit of red bling to my reindeers nose to make him Rudolph.


These eyes get me every time!

This photo was just too cute not to scrap for this challenge. I have a process video up on my You Tube channel showing how it came together as well. You can find that video by clicking here

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Highlights #248 - Watercolors and hot embossing

Thanks so much to María Rodríguez and Jane Willis, who participated in this challenge. Both jobs are really pretty. Great creations. I love them so much.

María Rodríguez
The coloring of the flowers with the hot embossing are really beautiful with that beautiful orange color

Jane Willis
The dondelions and the dragonlfies in wihte made a gorgeous countryside scene

I hope you have enjoyed using the watercolor with heat embossing.
We are waiting for you in the next challenge.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Waving Good-bye to some DT members

We at Use Your Stuff are sad to say goodbye to Janis, Martha and Shirley. 

 Our lovely DT members are leaving us to spend more time with their families, have more time to concentrate on themselves, and also to pursue some new creative avenues...we will miss them but we wish them all the best.

It has been a pleasure to work alongside these amazingly talented ladies and we all wish them the very best as they continue on in their creative journey.  We hope that from time to time, they will stop by to say hi and to play along with the challenges and that they continue to inspire in whatever they do.