UYS #287

Monday Monday~  it’s here again everyone and so is this week’s challenge up at Use Your Stuff, this week’s hostess wants you to use 5 things in your stash that haven’t been cracked in awhile….it could be some DP, a tool, embellishments, maybe even a sketch?  Get creative and then we want to see it!

Here is mine, I chose

  1. DP from Crate Paper called Snow Day that has been in my stash for years now
  2. Enamel dots from Simple Stories
  3.  Pearls from Prima
  4. Merry Christmas stickers
  5. A cartridge (Create a Critter 2) in my design space that I haven’t used in at least 3 years!
  6. davLet’s see what you create now, head on over to the blog to see what the other Design Team members pulled out of their stashes and show us what you have been hiding in yours! :)

 

Entered into these challenges:

Jo’s Scrap Shack:Jo’s Scrap Shack: Anything Goes

Cardz TV: Anything Goes

Dragonfly Dreams Challenges: Winter

Corrosive Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Crafty Friends: Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round: Candies, Cookies or Gingerbread

 

 

 

Love is in the Air

With Valentine’s day coming up so soon, you had to know that I would be posting another Love project.

Our challenge is up at Red Carpet Studio this week.  One of my favorite movies……LOVE ACTUALLY  is our theme!  We would like to see a project about love, something that you love, a place you love, something that you love to do, oh the love choices are endless for interpretation!

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This week we are lucky to be sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls! 

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I’ve got a tag for you today.  I love to play with layers and techniques so I thought this would be fun.  I got this from a make and take class I did at a scrapbook convention one year.  I just loved playing with different mediums  and making them all come together.

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There is some stamping and inking and modge podge (oh who doesn’t love MP).  I really love that mesh overlay.  I don’t play with mesh nearly enough.  Paper images and some pearls and lace for that vintage feel.  I wanted to give it some pop of color so I added some diecut hearts from my stash.  Just a lovely vintage Parisian feel to this.

I hope you will play along with us at RCS this week for a chance to win a great prize from our sponsor!  Show us what you love!!!

Bling it on Baby

As you are reading this, I am basking in the Cuban sunshine, sipping alcoholic drinks, eating lobster (well maybe not since I’m allergic) and having a grand time finishing up my holiday!

Another new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  Bring on your BLING!!  Oh you know you want to do this one!!  Who can resist the shiny??

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I decided to go with a Valentine’s day card with the challenge.  It feels like forever since I’ve made one and goodness knows I’ve got the supplies.  I just decided to go with some bits and bobs from my stash.  I don’t know who the DP is from but the little die cuts are all from K & Company.  The doily is from the $$ store and the bling is all from my stash.   I’ve got some pearls, a dainty rose and a cute bling heart in there as well.  The ribbon is left over from my project last week 🙂

Have you been to the blog?  The ladies have blinged it out!  Go see! 🙂

Butterflies

It’s snowing here.  A lot.  **sigh**  With all of the white stuff falling down, it’s kind of hard to think of anything but Christmas but it was nice to make a change.  Our challenge at Use Your Stuff this week, is Butterflies!

I have this really great Stampin Up die cut that I picked up but really haven’t had a chance to use yet so it was fun to break it out.

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I am mailing this out to someone special so I didn’t want to add too many embellishments to it.  I just used some scraps of DP that I had on my desk and my trusty go to Stampendous stamp set for the sentiment.  I added a few pearls and a little bling as well.  I hope you like it and be sure to stop by the blog and play along with us this week!

Snowflakes

And here we have another card created for the Core’dinations online crop.  The theme for Clare’s challenge was to use your core’dinations cardstock to make quick and easy Christmas Cards…believe me, you can’t get quick and easier than this.  I think the whole card took me 5 mins to create.  I used the white from the Core’dinations Stacy Julian Happy Colors (this paper pack is getting quite the workout over the last few days!).

 

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I knew I wanted to do a white on white card because I really love the look of them and what better theme than snowflakes.  I decided to brush the dust off of my Christmas embossing folders and chose this snowflake one.  I then used a sizzix snowflake die and my SU punches to set the sentiment.  I did a bit of distressing on the edges and added some pearls and bling (oh those little blings are hard to work with!) to set it off.

Make sure you stop by and play along to win some great Core’dinations packs!

 

entered into these challenges:

crafting by designs: anything goes

Lady Anne’s Challenges: more than 1 layer

Our Daily Bread Stamps: inspired by a song (white Christmas)

through the craftroom door: anything goes

 

 

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.

BFF’s

Hello everyone! Welcome to my crazy life.  Sorry I’ve not posted for a little bit.  I’ve been crafting but not had a chance to upload anything for you.  I hope to take care of that this week, as my schedule winds down a bit. 🙂  I’ve been working on some ATC’s for a swap that I am excited to share with you.

Now onto this week’s challenge for Use It Tuesday….it’s all about Friends!  We want to see your friendship creations..it can be about friendship, it can be of your friends, whatever that means to you.

I have a layout to share with you of me and my BFF Kathy…this was taken 2 yrs ago when we attended the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival put on by Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  A 2 day crop that is just the most fun.  Lots of sponsors, lots of prizes and most importantly, LOTS OF FUN…as you can see, we love to ham it up!   (My lighting is bad, but the sign says We heart Canadian Scrapbooker) The DP I have had for awhile and it is called Poppy from SEI as are the coordinating embellishments including die cuts, pearls, gemstones and stickers.  The flowers are coordinating from my stash.

I hope you like it.  Please stop by the blog as the DT has some great projects (as always 🙂 ) for you to see.546950_10151847091575412_1609912549_n

 

entered into these challenges:

Parade Your Craft: Anything Goes

Paper Playtime: use 3 different papers

Crazy Challenge: Bingo ( I used the line of flowers, punches/dies and pearls)

Unstampabelles: NO stamping allowed…use yr scraps and/4 or old stash

Challenges4everybody: anything goes

Fairytale challenge blog: recipe: something round, something old, gemstone (old is the DP, round is the doily and I have gemstones)

4 Crafty Chicks: Lace (and DT call) (i’ve got a lacy doily)

 

Child’s Play

Ahh another Friday and the long weekend for us in Canada.  The last long weekend of the summer **sigh**.  My son goes back to preschool on the 9th….he’s so excited.

Speaking of kids….our challenge for you this week at Creative Corner Challenges is called CHILD’S PLAY.  We would like to see creations about children, for children, images of children, however you wish to interpret it, and this week, we are being sponsored by Crafty Sentiments!!

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Here is my card using their cute little Blitz.  I think she’s adorable

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The DP is from Echo Park and the sentiment is from one of the very first stamp sets I owned and no longer remember who makes it…LOL.  I added some little pearl flowers that I got in a swap recently.  I colored Blitz with my copics and cut her out and matted her with some spellbinders.  I hope you enjoy it and please stop by the blog to see the other DT projects this week and to play along with us!

 

Rub a Dub

Welcome to Tuesday and our new challenge at Use It Tuesday.  Have I told you how much I love being on this DT??? I am just really enjoying using up my stash!  it’s been so long since I’ve bought anything new and I’m slowly working my way through the piles on my desk! 🙂

Today’s challenge is a goodie and I’m sure that almost everyone can relate!  Our challenge is to use an Uninked stamp! Don’t tell me you don’t have one!  I know you do..if you are anything like me, you have several…..

For the layout I created I used an Ali Edwards sentiment stamp set.  I bought it originally to use in my smashbooks, but I think it really works great for this layout!

Here’s my little man just a few months old…

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I was just totally in love with this little bathrobe when we first got it! How cute right?? So I used the sentiment stamp set for the banners!  The DP is from my stash of course and although I don’t remember who made it, i do remember that it is actually a DP about a bachelorette party!  I just thought it reminded me of bubbles in a bath 🙂  The thickers and die cuts are from my stash as well and so are the little pearls.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to whip by the blog and check out the great projects the girls have this week…..some really great ones, and to play along as well.

Entered into these challenges:

The Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes

Scrap it with a Song:  I was inspired by the lyrics from Splish Splash by Bobby Darin (splish splash i was taking a bath)

Dreams

Hi Everyone! Another quick post today for our challenge at Creative Corner Challenges.

It’s been so busy with work and my son ill again (an infection in his finger this time and some visits to the doctor and chiropracter to help with a gait issue) that it’s amazing I’ve had time to craft this week!

Our challenge is Clean and Simple also known as CAS.  This is a challenge to use less and less embellishments and papers on your project.  The least amount the better.  This is always a challenge for me because I love to embellish.  However, I am thrilled with how this card turned out.  I used a sketch in the March/April issue of Papercrafts magazine  and its just a fabulous one.

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I just used a couple of scraps of paper in my basket and the butterflies were sent to me in a swap.  They were regular corrugated cardboard and I misted them with my smooch spritzes!  The pearls are from my stash and the sentiment is K Andrew Designs

I hope you like it.  Please stop by the blog to see the other DT creations and also to join in on the challenge this week.

Happy Crafting and Have a wonderful weekend everyone!