Monday, June 19, 2017

Challenge #268-Try Something New

School may be out for the kids, but that doesn't mean we crafters have to stop learning.  There are so many new products, and so many different techniques, that it is easy to get overwhelmed and not try new things.  I purchased a tutorial on making handmade albums about a month ago and looked at the number of pages in the tutorial and became overwhelmed.  On my desk that tutorial went until this challenge.  I decided to at least make the album cover in time for this challenge.  It was actually FUN!

So, since I had so much fun learning bookmaking techniques, my challenge to you is to try a new technique or use a product that you haven't use before on a project. Bonus points if the technique or product is something you purchased a while ago and haven't used.

Come on!! Let's learn together. Just because school is out, doesn't mean we crafters have to stop learning too.

My newest highlight, the beautiful Viva Las VegaStamps, plus a background stamp from Darkroom Door I hadn't used yet  ....

I had a little bit of a hard time trying to figure out what I wanted to do for this challenge but I decided to give a hand stitched title a try.  I have always loved the look when I see it on other's layouts so here is my first try at it.

When I make cards I always just make the plain old kind folded in half. I saw this cute card online and decided to try to replicate it for my husband for Father's Day.

I used a new embossing folder by Taylored Expressions for this card.

I decided to play around with my watercolors and make some project life style cards to add to my album.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

#267 Highlights

Wow! Looks like many of you were ready for the sunshine with your awesome projects!  Thank you so very much for playing along with us!

Here are the highlights for this week in no particular order!

#8 Ginny

I loved the fun scene using all the different dies!

#20 Granne
This ATC has some really great warm elements to it!


#22 Deanna

Who doesn't love summer swimming! Great layout!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PLAYED ALONG! Join us tomorrow for a fun new challenge! Happy scrapping everyone!

Monday, June 12, 2017

#267- Use warm, summer colors

Merry Monday everyone! Tammy here with your new challenge!  I just came back from a weekend away in Canada we always know when it's summer because everyone is camping - rain or shine!  My theme this week is to use warm sunny colors - oranges, reds, yellows, turquoise, bright green - any of those fun summer colors that just warm you inside and out!
Can't wait to see what you create and to get the mojo flowing, here is some inspiration from the DT!

For this project, I decided to go with a vintage feel using oranges, reds, yellows, and turquoises to showcase one of my favorite pictures of my daughter gardening with her dog.

For this summer project, I thought of the tropics and my granddaughter climbing a palm tree!


Amy here with a pocket page spread for this weeks challenge. I have used the Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock collection to make the 4x6 cards as these had some vibrant pops of the warm summer colours this challenge calls for. I then used other PL cards to fill in the blanks and pops of bright embellishments to finish this off.

Alice K.
I made a set of ATC cards with summery colors and a summery theme.

perfect colours for a pool fun page! 
Happy summer everyone!

I stuck more with the oranges, reds and yellows for this page

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Highlights #266 - Patterned Papers

Hello, everyone! Thank you to all of you that played along with this week's challenge! We had 25 beautiful entries this week, and I really enjoyed looking at each and every one!

Here are the featured projects for this week - in no particular order:

Congratulations to all of you! Don't forget to grab your "Featured" button from the right sidebar.

Thanks again to everyone for playing along with us this week!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Thank you so much everyone for hopping along with us to celebrate summer and an extra thank you to those of you who shared with us your wonderful summer projects!

Our random winner is  

Congratulations Lisa.  I've emailed you regarding your prize!

Don't forget to play along with us for this week's challenge as well everyone!

Monday, June 5, 2017

#266 - Patterned Papers

Hello, everyone! We hope you all enjoyed our Summer Fun Blog Hop last week! It's Lori here today to bring you this week's challenge.

This week my challenge to you is to use a minimum of 5 patterned papers on your project. You can use more than 5 patterned papers, but you must have at least 5 on your project. Here is my card that I created for this challenge:

I have used exactly 5 different patterned paper on my card.

Here are the beautiful projects from the rest of the design team:

I created this layout using a variety of patterned papers I had left over from my May Kitaholic Kit (main kit). I used plain white cardstock as the background so as to make the paper layers pop more. 


I used Kaisercraft - Barber Shoppe paper for this layout of my dad at work in the mid-1950s. Sketch is by Rochelle Spears - Scraproom.  I've also done another layout using the same products. You can check it out on my blog here.  

Including the grounding pattern paper I used 5 papers plus 2 cutaparts to make a total of 7 different pattern papers (good time to use scraps on a layout :)

I managed to use 6 scrap patterned papers on this planner dashboard cover for my daughter.

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

Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:

Here are the rules for the hop
1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog and on the UYS challenge blog.
2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.
4. International scrappers welcome.

Here is the list for the hop in case you want to stop along the way or get lost