Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Highights for Challenge #283 - Use Pink / Breast Cancer Aweness Month

Thanks to everyone who participating in last week's challenge. 

There were lots of wonderful projects but since I can only pick three, here are my favorites.

I loved this beautiful Breast Cancer Hope card from Treva's Craft Corner.
I loved this gorgeous layout from Ashley H with the touches of pink.
And finally, who can resist a cute little pink unicorn from by stempelomi.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Challenge #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

Hello, scrappy friends! Happy Monday to you! I hope that you enjoyed your weekend and are ready to get this week started.

It's Lori here today bringing you this week's challenge - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice - Use orange - a little or a lot - on your project - OR - add a pumpkin to your project.

For my card this week, I have used a little bit of orange;


Here's a look at what our talented design team has created:


A Halloween card with orange and a pumpkin.


I made a cute little Halloween tag to use on a layout at a later time.

For this challenge, I did a planner spread using various shades of orange.

Being in Australia we don't a big Halloween (unfortunately), so I have done an art journal page with some of the colours I associate with Halloween as well as some pictures. 
There will be a process video and blog post on this later in the week. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you have a chance to play along with us this week!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Challenge #283: Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello - Chris C. here to bring you a new challenge.  Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month I would like to see PINK in your project. 

My mother had breast cancer twice but she survived and passed away peacefully at 99 years of age on December 23, 2015. So I did this layout about her and how at 17 (when this photo was taken) she had no idea what life had in store for her.

For this project, I used pink as the background color for two reasons.  One it is the foundation of the paper layering on this project.  Two it's a tribute to all the warriors out there who have looked cancer in the face and said, "You are not going to win!"  Your strength is humbling. 

I used a texture stamps from Darkroom Door with Distress Oxide in *Picked Raspberry*. I stamped a banksy girl from Viva LasVega Stamps also with Distress Oxides and adhered some words from Art Journey

While Breast cancer is of course a serious issue in women's health, I have decided to focus
my pink page on a positive in a woman's life, a new baby girl.


I used some pink as an accent in this layout to bring a pop of color to it!


I used pink for some of the layering and some of the accents

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Highlights for Challenge 282 - The BLUES

Happy Sunday everyone! And for you people celebrating a long weekend (in Canada - Thanksgiving; in the U.S. - Columbus Day), I hope it's a safe and happy one.

I loved all the blue projects that were posted this week, but since I can only pick three, these are my faves.

I love a great multi-photo layout and this one is fabulous from crafty sahm I am (great blog name by the way).

Onions and Paper created this stunning card.  I have this paper and totally want to lift this idea.

And from Red Obsession Cards comes this adorable image on a snowy card. Her colouring is awesome.

Stay tuned for a new challenge tomorrow.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Highlights for challenge #281 - Old & New

Thanks to all the fabulous people who entered the challenge last week.

In no particular order, here are a few standouts!

7. DebiB
This "moose" be the cutest popup card ever!

11. Plony
This incredibly detailed and incredibly precious frame.

30. Made In Borgo: Cover mini album
A popsicle stick fence for a summer mini album?
Outrageously creative!

Check out this week's challenge   Challenge #282: The Blues

Challenge #282: The Blues

Hello - Gail here and it's my turn to host this week's challenge.  I love BLUES music and my favourite colour of clothing is blue (navy, teal, turquoise...all shades of blue).  So this week, I'd like to see the colour blue predominantly used on your projects.

Here's my layout using a PageMaps sketch and a KaiserCraft paper kit called Indigo Skies.  The background may look black and white but it's actually navy and white.  To see what other products I used please check my blog here.


My son's dinosaur themed birthday party was this past weekend so I created this 
fun banner to display at the party!


I created a layout using lots of blue! Blue acrylic paint as the main feature in the background then used various ephemera pieces to embellish the page. There will be a process video over on my channel for this layout during the week as well as a blog post with more detailed pics.

For this challenge, I colored a copic scene image using the Art Impressions Crafty Girls Set.  My card uses four different blue color combos as well as three different patterned papers containing blue and blue gems. 

Using lots of blues on my layout

Used lots of blues on my LO of my husband and our oldest.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Challenge #281 - Old & New

    here, it's my turn to hostess this week.
I am challenging you to mix up some old and new stash!
It does not have be newly released, only something
you have most recently added to your stash.
And let's say "old" is something you've had longer than a year.
Here is my project; a page with a photo I have scrapped many times, as my style evolves.  Guess I was feeling nostalgic when I pulled it out,  the baby is my baby who just turned 26!
I have lots of OLD: MME papers, K&Co
 Chipboard, buttons, naked chipboard,
and some NEW: metal flowers, Prima flowers, stencil and paint.

My crafty team-mates have also combined Old and New from their stashes:

My new favorite paper line is Authentique.  So I used a variety of my newly purchased papers from the "Bountiful" line along with a new leaf tag I bought last weekend.  The old is a picture taken five years ago of my girl.  It's one of my favorites, and the fact that it's in sepia tone gives it that even older feel.


 I used an old tin can and my new RubberMoon Stamps to create a food container for Emmy. She has to have her food weighed each morning, this way I can fill up the amount of just 50 gram :( for the rest of the day :)
See all sides of our can .on my blog!

So I have used a very old collection: Three Bugs in a Rug-Playful Caboodle Kit and the new was the bling I added to the layout:

alice k.
I love this kind of challenge! I do buy new stuff quite frequently. The old stash is of course there, but gets forgotten to be used. Here I used some pictures that I have had for at least 5 years. The background I stamped with a new stamp, I just love that hexagon pattern!
This is my last project for UYS - I feel quite nostalgic already! It has been a great term.

OK your turn! Use Your Stuff up as much as you can!