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Use Your Stuff Blog Hop

Welcome Hoppers!

It’s Use Your Stuff’s 200th challenge and we’re celebrating with a blog hop.  Speaking of celebrating, that’s our challenge – CELEBRATE!!!

We are lucky to be sponsored by Kim Evans and her amazing store Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!  She is giving one lucky winner a cute little prize pack. You need to make sure that you comment on each of the blogs for the hop because the lucky winner will be chosen from one of them!

I received my Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin for November and I really think it is cute…It’s a Christmas pack and I love that because Christmas is really big in my house and something that we really love to celebrate.  Here are the 2 cards that I have created…

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Noel
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Merry and Bright

I really love the cute little stamp set and I know I will get lots of use from it~!  As well as the blog hop, we are also having our usual weekly challenge so we hope that you will play along with our celebrate challenge this week.  I look forward to seeing what you love to celebrate!

You should have arrived from Shirley’s blog.  Below I have posted the all the stops on the hop for you in case you missed one!

Julia

Majo

Shirley

Tammy

Renee

Karrie

Lori
Martha Lucia

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Reindeer

I have another card for you! I know 2 in one day! Whew!  Tuesday Morning Sketches is another place I love to draw inspiration from and they have a great sketch for this week.

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I am still playing with the mounds of product hanging out on my desk so I created another card using the Jovial line from Basic Grey.  I also had an old Tim Holtz stamp that I haven’t used in awhile that went well with the DP I used for this card.

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Reindeer

I’ve got a lot of those little doilies on my desk so it was great to pull one out and it went great with this line.  I love the teal!  I used the new Mermaid Lagoon ink for the stamp as well as the Expresso.  Some little brads to finish it off.  I am happy to say as well that I finally used up the entire Jovial card kit that I had…success!!! 🙂

Please stop by Tuesday morning sketches to play along!

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Warmest Wishes

I am trying to get Christmas cards done for my craft fairs which are coming up in November.  I really liked the sketch that Mojo Monday had this week so I decided to play with that one!

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Here is my card!

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Warm Wishes

I have been challenging myself to use the mounds of items all over my craft desk this week! I have a Jovial card kit from Basic Grey as well as a bunch of random stamp sets so I used them for this card.  I think those penguins are adorable.  The embossed background was another sheet I had lying around so decided to use that as well.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with Mojo Monday to get the creative juices flowing!

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Merry Christmas – A UYS sketch challenge

Sorry this is late everyone.  I’ve been pretty sick the last few days which prompted a trip to the ER over the weekend and I’ve not been able to get quite back into the thick of things.  Long story short, I’m having some severe headaches and I had some  numbness all down my left side so I’m scheduled for an MRI tomorrow.  Will keep you posted if anything serious.

So, a sketch challenge is up at Use Your Stuff this week.  And it’s a great one that could be used for both cards and layouts!  I chose to use it for my card this week.

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Merry Christmas

Now I had a left over card kit, so I am not exactly sure who it is by.  I just loved that it all went together to put this card in motion.  The sentiment is a rub on from Memory Makers and the flowers are Prima.  I inked the chipboard snowflakes to match the colors in my card.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to head over to the blog to play along with us.

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Winter Fun

Monday morning and we have a bunch of snow.  Winter has arrived.  **sigh** No doubt to last another 9 months here in Calgary.  In honor of winter and snow, our theme at Use Your Stuff this week is well SNOW!  The DT has created some great projects and here is a Christmas Card I created with some stash items I’ve had for awhile now.

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I hope you like it and do play along with us this week.  We love to see what you create!

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For Unto You

A child is born……………..

 

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post that wasn’t for a DT assignment.  I’ve been using a lot of sketches lately for my projects and I got my email this am that Tuesday Morning Sketches  has a new sketch up.

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So here’s what I made.

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The DP is from MME (Lost and Found Christmas).  I had this glitter paper that I’ve been hoarding forever to use with the stars.  The image is from my stash.  I’ve had it forever and I’m trying to use them up this season.  I colored the image with my Copics.  I hope you like it.

Entered into these challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Blog: Diagonals

Paper Take Weekly: Punches (the stars are my Epiphany Crafts star punch)

Always Something Creative: Children

One Crazy Stamper: Halloween/Christmas

Love to Scrap: Anything Goes

My Craft Creations: Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

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Joy

Happy Happy Joy Joy! Next Friday I am off to sunny Cuba for our annual trip.  CANNOT wait.  We still have cold and snow here, big surprise right????

Ok on to this week’s challenge for 4 Crafty Chicks.  Beautiful bows!   I suck, bigtime with bows!  They never look right so I invested in the bowmaker and it was the best $6 I ever spent!  I use it all the time.

Here is my card for you today

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The DP is just some scraps left over from all the Christmas Cards that I have been making.  I cut out the mittens and the scarf from my Winter Wonderland cartridge.  The twine is from my stash as well as the JOY sticker.  I hope you like it.  Please stop by the blog and play along with us this week.

Entered into these challenges:

Cards and More: anything goes

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: ribbon/lace (I hope the twine counts)

Craft-dee Bowz: anything goes with a bow

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: Use a sentimet