Monday, May 22, 2017

#264 Highlights - Metallics




We had a bit of a bumpy start but you managed to upload some fabulous images for our Metallics challenge.

Here is this week's highlights!

Treva's Craft Corner
this is a really fun shaker card



Lisa DV
This layout had some fun assortment of metallic elements to it!



Niki1 
This card had a lot of texture and fun layers!




Thanks to you all for playing along and I hope that you are joining us for this week's bohemian rhapsody challenge!

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Challenge # 265 Bohemian Rhapsody

Now is the time to make something rich and ornamental: mix up patterns, use many colors and loads of embellishments and create a piece (card, layout, atc) with lots of visual interest. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' refers to no style but rather to the use of many different elements. Think along the lines 'more is more'.  Heap it up! Have fun!

Used lots of techniques for visual interest, on my page featuring
this family photo of when my grandma was 1.


Amy.L
This is my first ever art journal page and decided it was the perfect opportunity for this weeks blog challenge. I used several different mediums (sprays,acrylic paint, gel medium) to create a splash of colour and visual interest. I then added some embellishments that I have rarely used to add some more interest to the page and added some sequins for a bit more sparkle and colour. 
Keep an eye out on my you tube channel for a process video for this page. 


 I used lots of fun boy papers and accents plus some mixed media for this colorful layout.


alice k. 
For my set of ATC's I used rich colors and created rich textures. I looked for exotic imagery of opulent flowers and birds and piled on sequins, pearly dots and mixed metallic gold leaf. Please visit my blog if you are interested in knowing the steps.


Gail
I used the rich colours found in the Close to My Heart - Florence kit and added some gold accents.


For the "Bohemian" theme, I used a variety of layers, colors, and of course, my daughter rocking a Bohemian outfit for Halloween.




Guest DT Lyne


Guest DT Teresa
 Teresa here from Fresh and Renewed. I opted for color with the Boho theme...Hope you like. Check out my blog for a great post about this card and a little chance for a giveaway.




Monday, May 15, 2017

Challenge #264 - Metallics

** sorry for the technical difficulties! Mr. Linky is up now, so if you have a creation from yesterday please go ahead and backlink it! Also we've left it open for a bit later on Saturday as well!  Sorry everyone!**

Hello everyone! Kristin here with this week's challenge! I have a massive obsession with anything glittery, shiny, metallic. Whether it's mists, glitter, sequins. The possibilities here are endless! For this week's challenge I want to see metallics on your project! I used some glitter tape, sequins, puffy glittery Thickers, metallic chipboard and gems on this Project Life spread.




Well, I'm not too much into glitter and such,
but I managed to put some shimmery pearls on my card :)



I used a lot of gold metallic paper and chipboard on this card.


Amanda

For my card I used some shiny metallic black pearl paint to accent it.



For my card I used some green glitter paper as a strip and the hearts are also cut out of it.


Heather R

I used some glitter star stickers I had in my stash for these pics of us with Sorcerer Mickey


Guest Designer Teresa
I absolutely adore La La Land Stamps! I am obsessed right now with mermaids and sequins! Sparkly and shiny is all the rage right now! Shaker cards are a huge trend in card making!


Renee

CHALLENGE #263 FEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

Thank you to all of you who participated in my "Feathers" challenge here at Use Your Stuff.   It's always so fun to see how others interpret a challenge.  I loved each and everyone!  After much consideration, these were the ones I thought deserved a shout out ...

I love the "shiplap" and the bundle of feathers on this card.   Such a masculine, rustic Father's Day card.  Beautiful work!

The translucent feathers are the perfect touch to this scrapbook layout about catching a bird.

Cardinals make me happy!  I love the colors and the frame around the bird stamp.

Thank you again for playing along, and check out this week's challenge!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Highlights #263- Galaxy/Star Wars theme

Thank you to those crafters who jumped into their stash to make some fun pieces for my first blog post.
I loved each persons take on this theme, from using a star wars background or using a space theme. 

All three of the entries this week were a brilliant use of their stash and various papercrafting; cardmaking in this instance.

Emily

Willa


I really liked entry #3 Sarah.N and thought the card was quite a fun version of star wars.


Thank you again to those who participated in this blog challenge.

Amy. 




Monday, May 8, 2017

Challenge #263 Feathers


Welcome to this week's challenge at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.  This is Stephanie, and I'm challenging you to use feathers on a project.  Perhaps you have a cute bird embellishment or an adorable sheet of paper with feathers. Maybe you have a cute digital stamp of a feathery friend you have been dying to use.  Let your creativity "fly!"  We can't wait to see what you create!


I made a triptych with bird postage stamps and feathers. More on my blog - welcome!

Gail
I used one of those colouring book pages, cut out some of the images and used them on a card.


For this project, I was inspired by the Native American print papers, namely the feather design sheet.
  I created a double page scrapbook layout to highlight pictures of my children playing at a park that is the home of one of the two largest Indian mounds in the USA.


Chris C. 
I went a little out of my comfort zone and used a feathers stencil with some light texture paste and then used water colors to paint the feathers.  I used all Fancy Pants Attwell goodies on my page featuring my two youngest grandsons.




Got these cool feather veneers, and this 70's LO just appeared! 






Monday, May 1, 2017

Challenge #262 - Star Wars/ galaxy theme

Hi all, Amy L here and for this weeks challenge I am challenging you to use your scrappy force and create something using a star wars/ galaxy theme.  You could create a whole STAR WARS themed project or maybe just stars and/or planets.  Maybe its space travel and space ships. Perhaps there is a part of the actual movie that inspires you or a quote.  Be creative and inspired.   I have done a 2 page project life spread documenting my sons star wars birthday. I have used my stash to create the project life cards and embellishments on the spread, as well as some printable I found online to create the character cards. 

So may the force be with you this week as you use your stash to get creative.


Gail

Hubby and I were at Disney World a couple of weeks ago and rode the Star Wars ride (called Star Tours). So great timing for this challenge. I used a PageMaps sketch. For more details, check out my blog.


Amanda

We had my daughter's second birthday party a couple of days ago. I chose to do a 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' theme and was inspired by a photo I saw on Facebook to create this star 'chandelier'. I also made a star banner and star tags for the gift bags from my scrap supplies! I apologize for the photo quality - with that window there I just couldn't get a good shot!


Majo

 Well, I'm not too much into the Star Wars scene, so I decided to go at least for the stars. I inked my tag and applied texture paste with a stencil. Please visit my blog for close ups.


Heather R

I actually scrapped some older pictures.  Hard to believe the little guy in the pictures is about to graduate from high school in less than a month.  We have always loved the Disney Star Wars Weekends and Star Tours. I have another Star Wars themed layout on my blog.



Kristin
Hello! I used a Star Wars themed paper I've been hoarding to make this 12x12 page. Photo was taken at a White Sox game last summer during Star Wars night.

I have used a star patterned paper and a star die cut on my card.

For this challenge, I used lots of scrap paper and my Silhouette Cameo to create this fun slider birthday card for a little boy.





Guest Designer Teresa
Teresa will be joining us as a Guest Designer for the month of May!

I have been crafting for over 20 years...at first falling in love with scrapbooking but most recently having developed a strong passion for card making. I absolutely love sharing, giving and receiving homemade cards. I especially love coloring cute little images to go on my cards. I am so extremely passionate about this hobby that I decided to turn it into a business several years ago. I own/operate a Facebook group where I sell hot, trendy supplies at less than retail price...it is called Scrapping for Less. Recently, (last October) I decided to branch out and open a website and even more recently (in March) introduced a card kit like no other kit on the market. I am honored to be sharing the month with you here at the Use Your Stash Challenge blog as I sure have lots and lots of stash to use up!




Sunday, April 30, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS - Challenge #261 - Circles

I want to thank everyone who participated in my first challenge at Use Your Stuff.  Your designs with circles were amazing!!!

That being said, it was very difficult to pick just three but these were a few of my favorites:

#1 Barbara Greenberg


#8 Laura

 
 
#16 Marlene
 
 
 
 
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Thank you all for playing along!  We will be back tomorrow with another new challenge for you!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Challenge #261 - Circles

Hello Everyone - Chris C. here with your challenge this week. I can't believe this is the last week of April.

For this week's challenge, I would like to see some circles (at least one) on  your project.  There are so many options for creating circles - hand drawn, stitched, punched, die cuts, or cut files to name a few. I've used a cut file from Paper Issues and backed each circle with a piece of patterned paper from the Fancy Pants Joy Parade 6x6 paper pad. I look forward to seeing the cards/layouts/projects you create this week using circles.


Gail

I,  too, used a cut file on my layout and backed it with papers from a 6x6 paper pad by Pink Paislee - Oh My Heart.  



Amy
I created this layout using a Kaisercraft bubble mini stencil to create the background, then using my fiskars cirle punch and my diamond press dies to cut out various circle shapes. The circles create a fun and slightly wacky theme, perfect for documenting Willy Wonka.



got some dot-print paper, circle stencils and stamps, brads



-When I think circles, I think soccer!


Alice K.

My circles are layered on the background. Hop over to my blog to learn how I made the backgrounds.



I used pieces of the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin to make my "circle" card.


Amanda

I used some die cut circles to highlight the cow on this birthday card for my father in law. 
He has just recently purchased some livestock!


I used some stickers that are circles for embellishing on my layout in various clusters