Monday, April 28, 2014

Challenge #133 - Flowers

April showers bring May flowers right?! That's what I am telling myself at least...we have had rain here for the last two weeks! So this week's challenge is inspired by the hope that soon we will have beautiful flowers to look at! I have a weakness for flowers in my scrapbooking and my stash has a ton of different types. On this layout I used up a bunch of tiny flowers!



I want to apologize in advance.  I am posting a layout I did many years ago.  
With my daughter getting married in less than a month, my weekends, when I normally scrap, are being taken up with wonderful wedding plans.  
This 6 x 12 layout is something I did of the bride many years ago and it is still one of my favorites.   


I embellished my mini album's cover with a homemade flower. I used the tea bag folding technique.

And with this last project, I will say you good bye. It was an awesome experience and I can't wait to see the next contributors team !

Show us the flowers from your stash!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Highlight Challenge #132 - Quote Challenge.

Thank you ladies for joining us in this week's challenge.  I am choosing this one entry to highlight as I love the way Electra embraced this challenge.  Her pictures are perfect and I like the layout design.

Electra, grab your badge and display it proudly.  Thank you for creating with us at Use Your Stuff. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Challenge #132- Quote challenge

Hello everyone.  Lynne here.  I hope everyone is enjoying afew of the new changes made to the UYS blog. It is my turn to host the challenge this week. As I am the oldest DT member and officially a senior citizen, when I found this particular quote it resonated with me.  So my challenge to you is to find a way to incorporate this challenge into this week's project.  Have fun.
"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"
(Chili Davis)



I thought this quote suited these photos perfectly! These four wacky guys were my roommates throughout university. They are like brothers to me and are always good for a laugh. This is our fun photo shoot at my wedding in 2010.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Challenge #131-Highlights

Thanks so much for everyone that entered the challenge last week.  It was fun to see which movies inspired you and how...

Here are the highlights for the week!

I loved the mixed media of this and the contrast between the black and white and the Easter color pallette

I loved the fun look of this card and the great bold colors

I loved how much fun the people in the pictures were having and the fact that they used one of the most famous movie quotes of all time.

Way to go ladies! Don't forget to grab your blog badge.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Challenge # 131 At the Movies

Hi Everyone!  I'm excited to be hosting this week's challenge.  My theme this week is to base your project on a could be the name of a movie, a famous quote from a movie, the theme of it, so many options to inspire you (just make sure you let us know what it was ;)  )  Speaking of inspiration, here's what is inspiring the DT this week!

I used the movie Veronica Mars for my inspiration.  I took the idea of taking pictures and film for inspiration when picking the DP for my layout (EP's oh snap collection).


I used the title of a movie for my layout inspiration - the movie "Sister Act". The layout is of my mom and one of her sisters at my cousin's wedding. My mom has several sisters but I think that her and my Aunt Shirley look the most alike out of them all!


For my layout, I was inspired by detective movies : my title reads "The mystery of the pumpkin's mask... But who is hidding behind it ?!"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Creative contributor call

Hi everyone !

As you might have noticed, Milena left us to move on to other creative projects and we wish her all the best ! She was part of the team for more than one year and she will be missed, but you can still see her work on her blog at

DT call

Even if we are sad to see Milena leaving, we are also excited to announce a creative contributor call ! And we hope that YOU will apply... No previous DT experience is required, neither a blog, as long you have a place where we can see your work.

Use Your Stuff challenge blog is looking for creative, friendly and enthousiastic new creative contributors, for a period of 6 months, starting June 2014.
To apply, please email us the following, at  tampatha01 at gmail dot com, with the subject "UYS application":
- Name, country, and which DT you are currently in (if any), with their commitments.
- Where we can see your work (blog, gallery... What you have).
Tell us a little more about yourself and why you would like to join our creative team.

As a DT member, you will be required to create 2-3 projects by month (but you are welcome to create a project each week !) and to host a challenge every 6 weeks.
You will also be required to comment on assigned entries.
You will have to set up a Facebook account (if you don't already have one) for communication (we have a private group).
As compensation... You will enjoy to be part of a friendly and inspiring team !

This call is open to anyone everywhere, and will end on May 15th. The new DT members will be announced in early June on the blog.

Thank you so much ! I hope you will apply.

Highlights challenge #130 - Spring

Hello everybody !

Last week's entries were so pretty that it was hard to choose which ones to highlights... Sorry for the last post !

 I loved the design and how balanced and beautiful the layout was.

 I loved the red color palette that makes the cute bunny pop.

I loved the wonderful pastel coloring and how it matched so well the patterned paper.

Ladies, please, grab your featured button !

Thanks to everybody who participated ! 

Don't forget this week's challenge : inspired by movies. 


By the way, did you see our creative contributor call ? We would love you to apply !

Monday, April 7, 2014

Challenge #130 -Spring

I know that not everybody is having spring right now (hello my Australian friends !), even the ones who are supposed to have it (hello my American friends !), but I hope you will be inspired by this week's challenge : SPRING !
Spring photos, spring colors, spring embellishments... Show us what spring inspires you to do !

 I chose this spring 2011 photo, with my disguised kids for Carnival, and because spring means to me flowers, I embellished my layout with homemade flowers.

Spring is finally starting to happen around here.  I never thought I would see my crocuses pop through, but they did finally.  Anyway,  I was inspired by the season and the beautiful flowers an colors.    And since my brain has been in 'wedding mode' for a long time now, here is my layout ( apologize for the fuzzy upload). 

Today was the first day we have had that was actually nice and made us think that spring may actually show up this year after all! In my scrapping I am working on late summer/fall from 2010 (just a tad behind!) so I opted to do a card for this challenge. Spring to me means butterflies and pastels!

Highlights - Challenge #129 - Use a Die Cut

What a lot of entries this week!! WOW! You all really enjoy your die cuts. Again, it was tough to narrow it down to just a few but here they are.

The highlights for this week include:


Thanks to everyone who played along with us this week, and for those of you featured here, don't forget to grab your badge!!!