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New Beginnings

Happy New Year everyone!  It’s all about the new at Use Your Stuff this week.  Our theme is NEW BEGINNINGS! We would like to see projects that emphasize something new…a new baby, new home, new you..whatever you can think of.

I created a fun little wedding card for my project this week.  I wanted to use up some items that had been hanging out on my desk for far too long.

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The DP is from an old wedding stack pack by I think DCWV.  The image is from my stamp box and the sentiment is stampin up.  The flower is from the wedding section at Walmart.

I hope you like it and I hope you will play along with us this week.

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Christmas Birdie

Sorry for the late posting everyone.  Dealing with some health issues in my family this weekend and it has been really stressful.

We’ve got a new challenge up at Use It Tuesday this week.  Our theme is Critters/Ceatures!  Whether its for a special season, or just anyday we want to see those cute little creatures that you have.

I did a fun ATC for my project this week and I just love how it turned out.

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 All the bits and bobs were just scraps on my desk.  I added a bit of glossy accents to to the bird to give it a bit more texture.  I hope you like it and please stop by the blog to see our DT’s great projects and to play along this week.

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Friday the 13th

I just realized it is Friday the 13th today….surprisingly, it is a good day and not a bad one.  I’m excited to announce that I will be the Guest DT for 4 Crafty Chicks for the month of December!

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Quite excited about that and looking forward to creating with their awesomely talented DT!

 

Today is our new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges…we’ve got a new DT coming up and some minor changes so watch for a posting about that.

Our theme this week is Autumn Leaves are Falling….I am not looking forward to fall in as much as it means that summer is over.  The leaves have already started falling from the trees here.  Our winters are always so long so I am sad about this.

I created an ATC for this challenge as I had to do it for a swap-bot swap as well.  I do apologize for the picture though.  It’s not that great.  I’ve already mailed out the ATC so I can’t redo the pic so I do hope you will forgive me.

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The DP is just from my stash.  I’ve had this leaf FOREVER.  It is in a chipboard set and so I spritzed it with my Clearsnap spritzes and then I stamped over it with a sentiment stamp from Pink Paislee’s Amber Road stamp set.  I also had some little i-rock blings that I used as well. I also have these cute little leaf punches and I just did a few in some autumn colors to add a little tail to the atc.   I hope you like it and please stop by the blog and join in on this week’s challenge.

Entered into these challenges:

Milkcoffee challenges: fabulous fall colors

Penny’s Paper Crafty: anything goes

Pollycraft Challenges: harvest colors

Aud Sentiments: Autumn

Bearlymine Challenges: Fall colors

Craft Room Challenges: Trees and/or Leaves

Loves Rubber Stamps: sentiment on the front

All Crafts Challenge: anything goes (but no cards)

Artistic Impressions: Anything but a card/anything goes

 

 

 

 

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Pretty in Pink

Happy Friday! So glad for the weekend.  It’s a long weekend here in Canada but since I’m working and DH is on call, it’s not really a celebration for us.

It does mean that we are celebrating a new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.  Our challenge for you~ Inspired by a Song~.  This is one of my favorite challenges…..I chose a song that is also one of my favorite movies as well PRETTY IN PINK

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I’m such a sucker for 80’s flicks!

Here is the card that I created for the challenge this week.

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DP-stash (no idea who it is by as I’ve been trying to use up stray pieces)

Image: our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo! 

Ink & Stickles: Tim Holtz (both are spun sugar)

Die: spellbinders

Ribbon: from my stash

Eyelets: from my stash

Make sure you stop by the blog and play along as well as check out the other great creations this week.

entered into these challenges:

Sparkles Forum Challenge: monochromatic

The Craft Garden (recipe: use 4 of the suggestions…I used ribbon, patterned paper, the color pink and white background)

The Stamp Spot: monthly challenge is Feminine Creations

Crafting for all Seasons: Think Pink

Crafts & Me: use a digi

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Keep Calm & Sparkle!

Morning all.  Survived another Monday and I’m one day closer to Cuba..woohoo.

Well we are back to work at the Use it Tuesday blog and we have a new challenge for you.  We want you to sparkle and shine.  Show us your projects with sparkle..so it could be bling, gems, pearls, stickles, glitter, anything that stands shiny! :)

Here’s my project for you today.  It’s a wedding card with a matching envelope.  I went to town with my smooch spritz on this one.  The Mr. & Mrs. is cut with my Sweethearts cricut cartridge (I believe) and the pearls are from my stash.  I actually cut it in half because I have a love/mostly hate relationship with these big blingy things..they never work for me.

I hope you like it and stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT have for you this week.

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Entered into these challenges:

Creative Creations: Anything Goes

Cupcake Craft Challenges: January Blues –Monochromatic Blue ( I hope there is enough blue in this)

Eureka Stamps: Make it Sparkle

Unstampabelles: Use one or more dies (no stamps rubber or digi)

Crafting When We Can: Favorite things (my cricut and smooch spritz! )

Glitter & Sparkle: Anything Goes

The Paper Players: Love is in the Air

The Squirrel and the Fox: Party Time

Crafty Mess: show some sparkle/bling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eddie the Elf

Hey everyone!  Here is my card for this week’s inspiration post at Digital Delights.  Meet Eddie the Elf!

He is such a cute little Christmas image that you can find in the store here and comes in both colored and b&w.

This is my Christmas card for you this week.

The DP is some left over Echo Park and  Basic Grey that I had used for some other projects.  I colored him with my copics and then added some stickles for some shiny fun.  The swirly diecut is from sizzix and the bling and brads are from my stash.  I colored the die cut with Eddie using some chalk. The sentiment is one from the store called Circular Merry Christmas I hope you like him and please stop by the blog to see the rest of the great inspiration for you this week.

entered into these challenges:

ABC Christmas challenge: U is for up to you aka anything goes Christmas

Just Keep on Creating: anything goes

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Baby Tag

So last week I had posted a layout I did for a kit of the month challenge on CanadianScrapSwapChat.  That was part one.  Part two was to create another project using the same kit..it could be card, altered project, tag etc.  I really like the die cuts in this pack so I made a cute little baby tag with it.

It’s a bit fuzzy so I hope you’ll forgive that.  I basically just used up some of the scraps and then added the diecuts and popped them up.  Nothing fancy here.  Just a little ribbon to match.  Pretty clean and simple I think. I hope you like it.  I have a friend who’s newly pregnant and so I can’t wait to put this on her present for her shower!  I hope she likes it too!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

A.muse studio: die cuts

Crafting When We Can: Animals

CASual Fridays Challenge: Hello Baby

Crafty Ann’s Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

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And so the 12 days begin

Well scrappers, you know it’s ’tis the season when Tim Holtz starts his 12 Tags of Christmas! Here it  is Season 5 or is it 6..anyway…today is day 1.

So here is the tag that Tim came up with …I didn’t have a lot of what he did, but I was able to ‘improvise’ a lot and still come out with a great tag.  My only ugh is that I think I used a bit too much of the white paint/stickles on the greenery… My favorite part is the banner.  I didn’t have any music stamps so I found some vintage music sheets on the ‘net and printed it off onto some Kraft cardstock and then added some Vintage Photo DI to it.  A little distressing and voila!   Also didn’t have the pinecone die so I used one of my flower dies instead and I think it worked alright :)

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next one.  It goes live on Tim’s blog in a couple of hours but I’ll be asleep by then :)  Catch it in the morning…it’s like opening up my advent calendar each day :)

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Lollipop Sponsored Spotlight

It’s a cold Thursday here in Calgary so going to be spending a lot of time trying to create with what spare time I have after chasing a 2.5 yr old Hurricane Riley around the house! :)

Here is my project for this week’s sponsor spotlight from Lollipop Crafts..the image is from Just Some Lines.  I really love how this card turned out and it will be one on the table at the craft fair this weekend.  I hope someone else likes it enough to buy it :)

Make sure you head over to the blog to find out how you can win a $15 GC for the JSL store with this week’s challenge!

 

I have entered into the following challenges:

Crimbo Crackers: Make it sparkle

Moving along with the Times: Let it Snow

Creatalicious Challenges: Christmas and Sparkle

HeidisHobbystuggu: Christmas & Sparkle/Bling

Fab N Funky: Baby it’s cold outside

Whimsey Stamps: Flower Power

Christmas Cards All Year Round: DT Call

 

 

 

 

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Box it, Gift It

Hey there. It’s another new challenge on Lollipop Crafts this week and we are looking for your boxes or gifts.

Okay..this is not something I normally make but I did have a good time doing it. A big thank you to Angie Kennedy Juda aka Chicnsratch on Youtube for her tutorial as that’s what I used for my project this week. You can check it out here..very simple and easy to do! Thanks Angie!  Her blog is here

You can check out the DT projects here as well as the details for this week’s challenge.

 

Our sponsor this week is Meljean’s Designs..

Oh I love her stuff.  I just used some orange cardstock I had and stamped it with the stars of my Stampin Up basic backgrounds stamp.  The image was colored with copics and then chalked.  It was then put on a border cut from my spell binders and the die cut stars were from a swap I did on Club CK.  The stamped sentiment is from my Stampendous sentiments set.  I hope you enjoy this and look forward to seeing what you come up with on our challenge this week.

Entered into the following challenges:

Stamp Something: Digi Day

One Stitch at a Time: 3D

Stampin Sisters in Christ: make a project for a child

Ellephantastic: Anything but a square/rectangle

Gingerloft: Diecuts or Punches

Mark’s Finest Papers: Highlight an animal

digi’s with attitude: Anything Goes

Just add Ink: Box or Bag

 

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