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Use Your Stuff – Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:
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Here are the rules for the hop
1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog as well as the UYS blog
2. You have from May 29th until June 3rd 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.
4. International scrappers welcome.

 

Hi!  Welcome to my part in the UYS summer blog hop…you should have arrived from   Christine’s blog.  If you haven’t you can go back to the start of the hop on the UYS blog so you don’t forget anyone….all the links are at the bottom of this post too, just in case you get lost!

I love summer!  Here in Calgary, in my house anyway, summer means camping and a lot of time outdoors.  We have a lot of winter here in Canada..sometimes up to 8 or 9 months of it, so when that warm weather hits, you know we are outside!

Summer always makes me think of fun, bright colors. Everything seems so much more vibrant and alive!  So for my project, I wanted to share with you some embellishments that I made in a class I took at Crop & Create with Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.   The class was hosted by one of my crafting idols Vicki Boutin!  We were using her new line of products from American Crafts and they are just so fun…there are stickers and water color stickers, die cuts, crayons and oh so much more!  These embellishments are made with fun, vibrant uses of color.  They give you the happy feeling inside and that’s what summer is all about!  Happy happy fun fun!! 🙂

We were learning to just have fun and create layers and textures to make some knock out embellishments.  Don’t throw away those scraps…instead, grab them along with some adhesive, some pop dots and whatever little bits and bobs you might have around and create some amazing embellishments while you binge watch your favorite shows!

 

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I hope you enjoy these and I hope you will create some of your own to use on some great layouts or cards. Now you are off to Majo’s blog  to see what great summer fun she has for you but the list is below just in case you lose your way!

 

Cards · Design Team · Uncategorized

Bugaboo Birthday

Happy Wednesday Bloggers!  I hope you are all well.  I’ve had a sick household over this last week, which was kinda blech, as it was our long weekend and the official kickoff to camping season.

I haven’t done a lot of scrapping this weekend but I do have a cute card for you today!  It’s a new challenge week over at Penny’s and we have 2 fabulous sponsors for this week:

who is giving a luck winner 4 free images of choice

 and

who is offering a lucky winner a $12 gift certificate to their store!

Both companies have amazing digitals to use you can’t go wrong with either one!

This week I am using a digital stamp from Bugaboo!

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This is a fabulous birthday cake stamp is handy to use for a quick birthday card and just some scraps from your basket.  This week I am pairing my anything goes theme at Penny’s with the Mojo Monday sketch.  Again, a really great sketch that you can use with scraps and just knock out a quick and fun card!

I just used some pieces from my scrap bucket (I even found some teal burlap in there to match my paper).  I colored the image just using my Sharpies this week and I added some stickles to every other layer, to bring in the sparkle from the chevron multi colored paper.  I also used my spellbinders to die cut.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to check out the blog for the other great projects from the DT and to play along with our anything goes challenge (it couldn’t be easier!).

 

Design Team · Layouts · Uncategorized

Baby Mine…

February is the month of love.  We celebrate love in all its forms and shapes…..one of those is the love a mother has for her child!

I had wanted to have a child for a long time, so when I found out that I was pregnant with my son, my heart began to overflow with love…before he was even born!  I didn’t even know I could love someone so much that I had never met!

This week at Use Your Stuff, we are being inspired by a love song!  The love song that I chose was called Baby Mine by Bette Midler from the Beaches Soundtrack – one of my all time favorite movies!  In the movie, that song is playing as one of the main characters is getting ready for the birth of her baby and they are decorating the nursery…I new I wanted to use it for the inspiration for my layout.

My favorite line is:

                          Baby mine, don’t you cry.
                          Baby mine, dry your eyes.
                          Rest your head close to my heart,
                          Never to part, baby of mine.

 
The pictures in this layout were taken about a week before my son was born and then about a week after…it felt like I was waiting forever, but oh was he worth it!  He is still one of the things that I love the absolute most in this world!
 
I hope you will join us on the blog today and see how the other ladies were inspired this week.
 
 
 
Cards · Design Team

Robin Williams Tribute-RCS challenge

It was a sad day when Robin Williams left this earth.  My comedic hero and the only person who could really make me laugh so hard I could pee and cry at the same time!  I was so sad to hear that he had died.  I honestly think we will never see a comedic genius like his again and the world has lost such a tender soul.  We could all use more laughter in our lives and to see such a candle extinguished makes my heart sad.

At Red Carpet Studio this week we are paying tribute to Robin, by challenging you to be inspired by the man or his movies/television career.

 

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We want to see you projects that had a Robin influence on you.  He had such a full career that there are so many to draw your inspiration from.

I chose Happy Feet for my inspiration.  A wonderful film that I enjoy watching with my son and always puts a song in my heart and a smile on my face.

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I always thought that this penguin from the Creative Critters cartridge was kinda cute.  After I cut him out, I just outlined him a bit with some broken lines to make him stand out more.  The DP is just from my stash and I added some crackle accents to the balloons for a little added texture.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I hope you like it and I do hope you will play along with us this week.

 

Cards · Design Team

Happy Mother’s Day

I know that most scrappers will be celebrating NSD in one form or another this weekend.  I know I will be.  I’m off to my annual crop being sponsored by Sandy over at  Scrapshotz all day Saturday with my friends and cannot wait!

We do have a challenge for you at Creative Corner Challenges this week, perhaps something to work on while you are celebrating.  It’s all about the special women in our lives, on their special day…it could be a mom, stepmom, grandma, favorite aunt or that one lady in your life that was like a mom to you.  We want to see your Mother’s Day projects this week.

The DT has some lovely projects for you.  Here’s mine.  I found the idea for this on pinterest weeks ago and really loved the simple style but enjoyed how it could be used for any type of card.  I just used some scrap DP from my box , but it allowed me to bring out the vellum which is something that I hadn’t used in awhile.  I stamped on it for the strip and the sentiment.  I cut the flowers out with a punch and then just ran over them with a tool to make the edges curl.

I hope you enjoy it and I hope you will play along with us.

 

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Design Team · Other stuff

The Journey

Happy Monday!  I’m hosting this week’s challenge at Use Your Stuff.  Anyone that knows me, knows that travelling is one of my passions.  I totally love it and that is this week’s theme.  For my project, I’ve been doing a lot of ATC’s for swap-bot, so I created some travel themed ones for the challenge.

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I created these mostly with just bits and bobs from my scrap box.  That is the perfect thing about ATC’s.  It just uses up those little bits.  I hope you like them and be sure to stop by the blog to see the great layouts the ladies did this week.  Some wonderful visited cities!