Monday, March 12, 2018

Challenge #303 - Die cuts

Hello, everyone! Are you ready for a new challenge? It's Lori here bringing you this week's challenge. This week we want to see you use die cuts on your projects. You can use die cuts that you cut out yourself or pre-made die cuts like the ones you find in an ephemera pack.

Here is a look at what the design team has created:

I have used a word die from Carta Bella and a butterfly die from Jen Hadfield.

I used some Sizzix dies on this card.

Using up my stash and working through more Disney photos :)


I used a Silhouette cut file to create this page!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! We can't wait to see what you create this week!

Highlights Challenge #302

Amazing creations this week!

We just didn't know which to choose, they are all so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful work.

Here are our highlights:




  Thanks so much for joining our challenge ♥


Monday, March 5, 2018


Hi Peeps,

Majo here, it's my turn today to challenge you today with an easy peasy theme:


I have decided to create a tag with the Banksy Marionette Girl from Viva Las VegaStamps.

I stamped the image on a panel and the bottom part on another. I cut the girl and applied distress ink and Black Archival on the edges. After stamping the sentiment also also inked the edges and adhered it with pop dots.

I glued the panel to a tag and added some lace and a little wooden heart.
Please join our challenge and look at the following beautiful creation my teammates have come up with!

Happy Crafting ♥

Chris C.

I created this layout from Shimelle's Clear the Desk Class #clearthescrapdesk.

I've made a mini album of our recent trip to Cuba! (more on my blog)

My daughter's soccer coach took this picture as the sun was starting to rise before the girls had a penalty kick shoot out to determine the winner of a tournament game.  This is one of my favorite pictures taken during my daughter's soccer career, and I thought it would be the perfect subject matter for an "Anything Goes" challenge.


A dear friend of our family has a birthday coming up this week so I made her this card. We've just had a big snowfall so hopefully this makes her think of spring!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS - Challenge 301 - At the Movies

I'm a big fan of the movies and was excited to see what kinds of projects you talented crafters would come up with for this challenge.  And I wasn't disappointed!

I love them all but my top three picks are (in no particular order) are:

Marina gave us this beautiful card that brought to mind the movie "Titanic".  I love the vintage feel with its black/white/red colour scheme.

I love to SHOP and totally adored this card by Hazel that brings to mind the fun movie (and book), "Confessions of a Shopaholic".

This is a totally gorgeous outer space background that Viv created to represent "2001 - A Space Odyssey"

Thanks to ALL who played along with us at USE YOUR STUFF. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

USE YOUR STUFF Challenge #301 - At the movies

Gail here!  How about a project that is inspired by the movies and/or an actor/actress.

My three cards (done with the same stamp set) could represent three different movies:

The Jazz Singer (1927) - the very first talkie
All That Jazz (1979) - Bob Fosse's life story
Chicago (2002) - includes the song "All that Jazz"

To see the cards individually, go to my blog here.


I created this layout inspired by the Lego movie!

Heather R

My layout is inspired by the Disney movie Brave.  Love any excuse to get more Disney layouts done!

My layout is inspired by sleeping beauty and there will be a process video on my channel in the next few days for 
for it. 


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Challenge #300 Highlights

Wow so many sweet and sparkly creations this week :) Thank you all for playing along with us. It was tough to highlight a few of the creations:

Love the textures and the twinkle of that kimono from Jane Willis

 Love the altered look of the paintbrush, just a gorgeous project from Katy D

 This layout I'm in awe with the textures of the mixed media background and all those flowers just lovely from Rachelle Olaridge

All the entries were so cool thank you all for playing along with us here

Monday, February 19, 2018

Challenge #300-Twinkle Twinkle

Good Morning and welcome to challenge #300 here at Use Your Stuff blog. I'm your hostess today for this challenge of Twinkle Twinkle - Use something sparkly on your project.
I used stickles to add some sparkle to my layout, using some night paper makes it really match up well with The Twinkle, Twinkle of the challenge:
 to see more of my layout you can go over to my blog 
Lets check out what my DT sisters did for this challenge:

Have a closer look at the little "Twinkle" on my blog, I'd love to see you ♥

 I used Shimelle Glitter Girl words and accents and Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine for my layout about Pink singing the National Anthem at the 2018 Super Bowl which my beloved Philadelphia Eagles won!

Fun!  So here is my take.  My dark coral (DCWV) cardstock is sparkly, along with the
arrow die cuts and heart.  Also added some pretty Pearls (Kaisercraft)

For this project, I decided to use sparkly snowflakes to highlight pictures of my daughter at her first figure skating competition.

 I used the sparkly Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), sparkly Gold Glitter Flakes for inside the “shaker” card and sparkly Love Mini Tinsel Trim! 

My mission this year is to make a minimum of 5 Christmas cards each month to hopefully allow me to not feel rushed when Christmas actually arrives! I used some sequins for some sparkle!