Mojo Monday #460

So ya, it’s been awhile.  I’m sorry about that.  Just so much going on at home that I’ve not had much crafting time lately.  However, I’m trying to change that so I’ve been earmarking some time for myself to play in my craft area.

It’s been a long time, but I decided to play along with Mojo Monday’s sketch this week.

Here’s my take using the Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue collection. I also used a doily from my stash and just some sticker letters I picked up at the dollar store.   I finally managed to use this line up…I’ve had it for what seems like forever so I really wanted to use it up.  I will be posting some more projects that I made with it later on.

Here’s the sketch

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and here’s my card

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Make sure you stop by their blog and play along this week!

 

 

Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to everyone  who stopped by for the Use Your Stuff blog hop.  I hope you had a great time hopping along with us.

My random winner is  Lucky # 5 Teresa Doyle!

Congratulations! Please email me at tampatha01@gmail.com with your snail mail address so I can mail out your prize!

Sizzle Into Summer Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to my stop on the Sizzle into Summer Blog Hop with Use Your Stuff ~!

You should have arrived here from Martha’s blog….if this is your first stop, all the blogs are below so you don’t miss anyone!  Some of the girls are offering some fun blog candy for the hop so you don’t want to miss out!

The hop is going to run from Monday June 13 until Saturday June 18th, so you have a whole week to hop and play along with us. You also have a chance to win a prize from the UYS blog simply by linking up your own fun summer project! We will draw a random winner on Sunday June 19th We hope you enjoy the fun summer scrappy treats we have for you this week!

 

For my project I created this fun layout using the Summer Fun line from Fancy Pants!  In our family we like to have summer in winter when we head to our annual trip to Guardalavaca Cuba..nothing like sun and surf in the middle of winter.

On our last trip we took, as always, the catamaran cruise to Cayo Saetia…what was really fun was we got to take a turn, and some pictures, at the wheel!

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I hope you like it!  I have some blog candy for you as well.

One lucky random winner will get this little prize which includes a fun stamp set from Prima as well as the This is the Life Project Life Accessory Pack from Stampin up!  Just leave a comment to win!

(International entries welcome)

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Now you are off to see what Khristina has for you!

Tammy L https://tampatha.wordpress.com/ (you are here!)
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UYOP workshop with Scrapbookin’ Adventures

So, on Saturday I attended what I am pretty sure was my first ever scrapbook worshop.  It was sooo fun!  Put on by Jennifer Edwardson of Scrapbookin’ Adventures, she teaches you how to pull together the bases for 20 layouts using only what you have in your stash! This is a pretty fast paced layout so you may not get them all done – that’s okay!  You are able to drop down the base of it minimum and then you can always go back and embellish later on!  That’s what I am going to be doing…

You basically build a kit for each of the sketches you are given…it forces you to use up things you have been hoarding forever, didn’t know you had or didn’t know you can put together.  Honestly, making these kits were some of the most fun that I have had in a long time and I don’t know why I hadn’t started it sooner!  I was so surprised at how little I had to take with me, once they were set up….a great lesson for future crops!

If you get a chance to attend these workshops, I do highly recommend it.  I also recommed stopping by their blog and checking out not only their sketches (which are fabulous) but also their kits!  I have 3 of them I can’t wait to use…they provide you with sketches and instructions to make layouts ( and some have cards) and you know there is always left over product to do a couple more of your own choosing….or don’t do the sketches they provide – its totally up to you but the product they supply is just fabulous!

Once I get the layouts finished I will start posting them for you to see!  I have a crop coming up for National Scrapbooking Day and I am pretty much all set to go with the finishing up of what I started with Jennifer. I am actually really excited to get them completed so that I can dig into those new kits!

 

3rd Grade

Hey there! It’s a new challenge from our new DT member Beth on the Use Your Stuff blog!  Her challenge is to use your favorite punches on your project.

I have this heart punch that I bought at a garage sale years ago for like a dime!  It’s one of my favorites because it just adds a pop of color to a layout or card…just a little finishing touch.

Here is my layout for you this week.  I have been trying to use up the kits that I have and have been putting together and this one is made from the Yes, Please line from Amy Tangerine for American Crafts!  I love the colors in this line!

Be sure to stop by the blog and join in on the fun!

 

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DIY Kits

Ok , I thought I had posted this before now but nope. Probably because I wrote it on the UYS blog and forgot to link it to this one!

Scrapbook kits are really popular right now and almost every company has some that you can purchase but what about all that stuff you already have and want to use up…old kits, a paper here or there, more embellishments than you know what to do with? I practically have my own store, so the last thing I need is a new kit!

So, I have been doing some research…I have recently found an amazing group of videos from nicmakin on Youtube…she just has these great walk throughs on how to put some kits together all from what you already have in your stash…big kits…enough to let you scrap a bunch of pages worry free, whether you are doing one of our challenges, going to a crop or just feel in the creative mood! It’s all about mixing and matching and being able to throw a bunch of stuff in a bag and be able to put together a bunch of pages with little or no fuss…

You can check out her videos here!

Katelyn from Gray Florals did a video as well and is just starting her 10 part series to help guide you to your DIY kit check hers out here

Another great source was brought to my attention from UYS DT member Tina!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge has some wonderful monthly challenges to put together your own kit and then to challenge you to use them! I love to support other challenge sites, especially if they work in tandem with ours at UYS and for just me in general!  If I like it, I want to tell everyone I can about it! This couldn’t be more perfect!

I hope that these give you a jump off point to start your own kits, I know that they have me and I look forward to putting together a few for when we head out to our farm in May! I don’t want to take a lot of stuff but want to still be able to do up some pages so this is going to work perfectly!

I am also heading to join Jennifer Edwardson’s crop here in Calgary on April 30th.  It is a Scrapbookin’ Adventures UYOP workshop (Use Your Own Product) and we are going to go hard and create 20 12×12 layouts during the course of the day, all made from our own kits. I am excited beyond belief!  It is going to be so much fun and I hope to post my work when I am done!