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!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Highlights #298

Thanks so very much to all of you that participated in my challenge over the week.
It was a bit of a different one to be sure!

Here are the top 3 in no particular order!

# 5 Jolanda

#1 Deanna

#4 Chris

Ladies, congrats and don't forget to grab your badge from the sidebar!

Thanks again to you all, and tune in tomorrow for another fun challenge!

Monday, February 5, 2018

#298 - Weather

Hi everyone! Welcome to my first challenge of the new year!  This week, I would love to see weather on your projects -C The design team has some great pieces to share with you to get the mojo flowing and we can't wait to see what you come up with!  Don't forget to link down below.


Here is my project for this week.  I used a Kraftin Kimmie stamp called Look for Rainbows!  I colored with my Copics and used some DP from LYB called The Escape.  I added a little dimension by cutting out some of the clouds and popping them up with dimensionals.

I have decided to make a small canvas as a wall hanging. I think I already know who is going to get it :)

I applied Gesso with a stencil, when it was dry I inked it up with distress ink in three different colours. I stamped my image on tissue paper and adhered it with napkin varnish. 

Some hemp cord and a little wooden heart finished my project!

 I have chosen to display snowfall that we get in my area in Northern Ontario.  Blankets of snow that cover everything... annoying as it is to shovel, drive in and bundle up for, it is quite pretty.

For this project, I featured a picture I took while on vacation last summer of a water spout that formed over the Gulf of Mexico.

My weather has been cold but not much snow.  However, I did manage to get this photo of the front of our house with a little snow.

We have been getting a lot of snow here and that was the inspiration to make some more Christmas cards. This one I did after I came in from shovelling!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Highlights Challenge #297

Hello, everyone! Thank you so much to everyone that played along with our Button Up challenge! We had so many beautiful entries and that made my job of picking a Top 3 very difficult (that's a great problem to have!).

Here are your Top 3 in no particular order:

#12 - Deanna

#8 - Tammy A

#10 - Lynn

I also thought this shadow box was just spectacular, so I guess we have a Top 4 this week! Check this out:

#11 - Vicky

Beautiful work and congrats to all of you! Be sure to grab your "featured" button on the right sidebar! 

Thanks again to everyone that played along!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Challenge #297 - Button Up

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a good weekend and are ready for the new week!

Are you ready for a new challenge? We have a fun one lined up for you this week, using a long forgotten item from our stash - buttons! That's right - this week our challenge is - Button Up - use at least 2 buttons on your project. They can be real or paper, just show us at least 2 buttons.

For my project, I have created a card using a couple of wooden buttons that have been in my stash for quite a while!

Here's a look at what the rest of the design team has created using buttons:

I have been working on an album for my daughter's 9th birthday when we surprised her with a trip to the American Girl store in Atlanta. She had such a great time and I have been really enjoying putting the album together finally (she is now 16!).
You can see more of the completed layout on my blog.


I used some buttons I recently received in the mail from a scrappy friend to compliment this layout from our trip to Nova Scotia in 2011.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope to see you playing along with our button challenge this week!

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.