Monday, January 22, 2018

Use Your Stuff #296 - Tag You're It!

Welcome to our next challenge here at Use Your Stuff!  This week's task is entitled "Tag! You're It!"  In other words, use your stash to make a tag.  If you are like me, chances are you have a mountain of scraps that you do not have the heart to throw away.  Well, you are in luck, because tags are the PERFECT way to use your scraps to make one of a kind embellishments.  Not to mention, if you want to do something creative, but don't have oodles of spare time, it's a quick way to let your juices flow.  Check out what our design team did with this challenge, and don't forget to link up your tags!

For this challenge, I used scraps of sports themed paper to make one of a kind tags for future projects featuring my children.

    Reused flower packaging to make tags.


I used a plain tag for an embellishment on my layout

I also used a simple plain tag from my stash on my layout - I used it for my journalling space.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Highlights Challenge #294

Hey everyone~

Thank you to everyone who participated in our "Something New" challenge.
There were many awesome entries, but these are my three favorites.

                                                              #18 Debbie M

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

Top 3, don't forget to grab your blog badge

Monday, January 15, 2018

#295 - Monochromatic

This week's challenge is to go Monochromatic!  For anyone not familiar with the term, that means that your project will have varying shades of the same color.  It is ok to throw in a neutral like black, white, kraft as long as it isn't the predominant color....

Here's some ideas from the DT for you to help you out!

My mostly pink card.

Monochromatic planner spread using shades of black, grey and white.

I was inspired by this picture of my daughter from WDW.  
My girl has been a lover of all things Stitch since she was 2.  I have been wanting to do a LO with a cut file like this for awhile. Pretty happy with how this turned out.

Amy. L

I have created this blue layout to  for my nephews album. The picture is all different tones of blue, which is what inspired me to use blue as the main colour. Stay tuned for a process video for this. 


I'm trying to get a bit of a head start on Christmas cards for next year while I am still in the mood to do so! The fresh snow the other day inspired me to create this card in all white.

I used pinks and reds on this fun Valentine's Day card.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Use Your Stuff # 294 - Something New

Beth here! Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to our first challenge of 2018!  We hope that you will be joining us each week as we bring you challenges to help you use up your stash.  We have an amazing Design Team to inspire you to do it!

Our first theme is

New Year, New Fun - Create a project with something new (ie, tool, paper, embellishment etc) or highlight something new in a photo.

Here's what the Design Team has for you this week!


I used the new Stampin' Up Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) to make this Easy Triangular Treat Box.  Our blog is all about using up your stash, but you also want to choose wisely when purchasing new and get something you know you will use.  I love this DSP so much, in another month it will be all gone and I'll have lots of cute cards and 3-D items to give for Valentine's gifts.  Please click on "Beth" above to find the directions to make the box. 

I got these adorable chipboard bow-ties and thought them perfect for a party page.

For this project, I decided to highlight pictures of my daughter from New Year's Eve.

For this challenge I used new winter collections from American Crafts, Crate Paper and Pinkfresh Studio.  The photo was taken by my daughter on January 4, 2018 when we had a significant snowfall in suburban Philadelphia.  Her dog, Willie doesn't like the snow much but when nature calls, he doesn't have a choice!


I used these cute pastel flowers I got from my son as part of my Christmas gift. 
He's only five but he loves to pick out stuff for mommy!
This photo is from when I was pregnant with him!

I used new die-cuts and the wood veener is newly opened too for my layout

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Thank you everyone for participating in our anything goes challenge.

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Our lucky winner (as picked by my 8 yr old son) is # 47 Linda Simpson. :)

Linda please contact me at with your full mailing address so that I can send you out your prize.

Be sure to join us tomorrow for our first challenge of 2018! 

Happy New Year everyone!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas from all of us at Use Your Stuff!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Use Your Stuff to you and your families.  We hope that you enjoy the holidays, and can't wait for all of you to join us in the new year!

The Design Team will be taking some time off to spend with their families and friends during the festive season.  We will be back on January 8th for our first challenge of 2018!  So for now, feel free to add whatever you are working on right now so that we can have a look.  We will draw a random entry winner on January 7th to win a fun surprise!

Some of the design team have shared some projects that they are working on right now!

For my daughter, constructing gingerbread houses while squirting icing in her mouth equals the most wonderful time of the year for her.

Here's a Christmas ornament I made. You can see the back on my blog. 

Christmas cards for kids! Inside is a Merry Christmas message they can color.
1st set is "Free Naughty Pass" theme for boys 8&10

2nd set is pretty for the 2 youngest and the oldest girl.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Highlights Challenge #293

Thank you to everyone who played along this week! 
There were so many lovely entries! 
There will be a lot of very happy people when they receive all of 
your beautiful cards! Here are a few entries that stood out!

Amelia B

Jacki D


Thanks again to everyone who played along! Don't forget to grab your badge!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful New Year!