Monday, October 20, 2014

Challenge #158 - Pet/Animal Challenge

Welcome to another week here at Use Your Stuff! It's Amanda and this week I would love for you to show us a project inspired by your pet! If you don't have a pet feel free to do a project that is animal related in some other way. 

My layout is of one of our dear doggies, Tucker. This was Christmas 2010 and he was not very impressed about having to go near Santa - this picture, with my husband in the between the two of them, was the best we could do!

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


Here are my pound puppies Tonka  & Pickles taken in their younger years.  They are seniors now over 10 years old but still as frisky as ever

We are also joined this week by our Guest Designer Majo who created this wonderful Halloween tag for this week's challenge! Check out that really cool black cat.  Such wonderful textures and layers!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Challenge #157 - Highlights.

Hi everyone!
There were some great enteries this week in the our 
photo inspirational challenge and we would like to thank
everyone who entered!  Unfortunately,we have had some
technical difficulties and can no longer view the enteries posted to 
the Use Your Stuff blog.  So, please make sure that if you entered, to grab our "Featured Button" and please place it on your own personal blogs.  We don't know where all the links went!! We're guessing somewhere in cyberspace for sure!  Again, accept our apologies!  Sometimes these things happen and we have no control over them! We hope everyone has a great week ahead! And please be sure to check back tomorrow for our new weekly challenge!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Challenge #157

Hello!  And welcome to another Monday challenge at
Use Your Stuff.  This weeks challenge is a photo
inspiration challenge.  If you're a regulare follower of 
Use Your Stuff, you know that typically 
I posts scrapbook layouts with my challenges. 
 This week, I decided to change
things up a bit, and make a card. 
 Something that I've been doing more often lately.  
So, without further adue,  here is the photo insperation:

And here is my card.  I took inspiration from the colors, and the Fall leaves 
that are in abundance here in the Washington DC area.


I love, love, love fall colors,  I was inspired by the photo to do a little coloring and make a card using the spice colors of fall.

I love fall colors and I especially love that I get to use my big maple leaf punch for fun autumn cards!


I went with a layout inspired by the leaves and fall colors in the photo inspiration. These are from our family photo shoot last fall.

Now it's your turn!  Don't forget to link up your project. 
 And I can't wait to see what
you come up with!  Have a great week!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Challenge #156 - Highlights

Thanks to those crafters who played along in the 'Fall' challenge. It was a beautiful spread of creations and definitely difficult to chose for this post :) Nonetheless here are my highlights from the challenge.
Cindy's gorgeous earthy card

Deanne's beautiful creation of pumpkin paper creation and a card
 HenriĆ«tte's elegant paper quilling card

Thank you all for playing along this challenge!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Challenge #156 - Fall

Good Monday Morning!  Time for a new challenge here at Use Your Stuff...the leaves are starting to fall, the colors are changing and the rich hues of autumn are all about.  Autumn is the theme of this week's challenge...the colors, the smells, the festivities...whatever inspires you.

I just love FALL colors - my favorite palette indeed! There you have the colors of fall which I did the background though misting, some vines and some maple leaves from rubons


Fall colors are my favorite colors to scrap with as well. Our little guy was born at the end of September so it is the perfect time for our yearly photo shoot with all the beautiful colors!

I'm not a big fan of fall, as it signals the soon to be start of winter which in Calgary seems to last 9 months! However, that being said, I adore the wonderful fall colors...the reds, yellows, oranges, browns...ahhh so pretty.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Challenge # 155 Highlights

Thank you everyone for playing in last week's Food and Drink Challenge.  You had wonderful creations to share and here are some highlights for you!

#8 Crafting Vicky

I really loved everything about this card: the design, the colors and the image.  A beautiful card all round.

This was just such a unique card I couldn't not highlight it.  Right down to the fork in detail you almost want to eat it!

I loved her bright colors and fun photos for this layout!
Ladies please grab your badges from the sidebar.
Thanks again to everyone who played along.  I hope you will join us tomorrow for another fun challenge to get your creativity going!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Challange #155 - Food or Drink

Happy Monday everyone!  Welcome to our new challenge this week.  Tammy here bringing you the challenge: this week we are going to play with food and drink!  All of us do it, and now we want to see it.  Show us your projects that have anything to do with eating or drinking.

This week I did a layout of a trip to England I did several years ago.  One of my favorite places that I visited was the Maple Leaf pub in Covent Garden.  A pub owned and operated by Canadians, where you could get all kinds of Canadian favorites including Alberta Beef, Poutine and Molson Canadian Beer!

Well I got to admit I do not how to use these October Afternoon stickers but now they come in handy! So, here's my take this week - a strawberry and some food word related stickers!


My best friend and I love this Chocolate Lava Cake served at Chili's Restaurant!