Monday, September 15, 2014

Challenge #153-Back to School

Hello All!  Renee here with your challenge this week.  For the last month or so, I have seen tons of back to school pictures on my Facebook stream.  I loved looking at all the great pictures! Now that the kiddo's are all settled and "back to school," let's celebrate this time of year with back to school projects.  For our challenge this week, let's make a project that is inspired by heading back to school.  You can make a layout with your back to school pictures as I did, or make a card or other project that puts you in the mind of reading, writing and arithmetic.

So, lets see what you guys can come up with.  Here is my layout celebrating the last "first day of school" for my high school and college seniors.

Here's my creation, for a little boy who's graduating from kindergarten in November. Well, there you have some numbers & pencils pattern paper and doodle washi tape, representing school elements


This is the closest I have to anything school related right now that I am working on! In 2010 I had my first experience as a Clinical Instructor for a physiotherapy student. It was definitely different to be on that side of the equation! This is a layout of my student and I on her last day of placement - after that she was heading back to classes.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Challenge #152 Highlights

Thanks to those crafters who played along in the 'border punch' challenge.  It was fun to look at all your creations and so many ideas on how border punch could be used. It was difficult to chose for this post :) Nonetheless here are my highlights from the challenge.

 Stampartpapel - This is just beautiful! Love how classic this creation is!

  Julie T - Don't you agree this is just too darn cute! Great use of the big punch effect for the card! Great job!

Sandra - Love how she had used the punches on the patterned paper as well as on the base cardstock. Elegant!

Thank you all for playing along this challenge!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Challenge #152 - Border Punch

Hello all, Michelle here. This week is my turn and the theme is Border Punch. You are supposed to use at least one border punch. Here's my take with 2 border punches. Can you spot them? Do share with us with what you have for this theme and have fun!


For this layout I used my Creative Memories border punch for the pumpkin rows!

Oh it's been awhile since I used border punches so I had fun with this.  This is one of my favorites.  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

#151 Highlights and Prize Winner

Thank you everyone for helping us celebrate our blogversary.  You entered some wonderful projects for our Brad challenge.  Here are some highlights for you...

Love the hint of brad in this layout.  Just to give it a little more dimension

Loved how the red brads really made this card pop

Love how she used the brads to hold her banner in place. 

Congrats ladies, please grab your badge from the sidebar for your blogs.

And the random winner of the blogversary prize is ...........................

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See you all here again tomorrow for a fun new challenge.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Challenge #151 - Brads

Amanda here with this week's challenge. I am sure you all have brads at home - I seem to have a ton! I generally use them as centres of my flowers but rarely use them for anything else lately. For this project I found some fun shaped brads that coordinated with my papers and "sprinkled" them throughout the layout of my son and I. 

True enough I quite a fair bit in my stash too! And I rarely use them. Here are 2 on my card to go along with the orangy background!

We would also like to introduce you to our Guest Designer this month Jen 
She created this great layout for our brad challenge.  Be sure to click on her name to be taken to her blog and check out her wonderful projects.


Brads are one of those things that I almost never use.  Seems like if I want something round, I always grab an enamel dot.  Glad to use up a bit more from my stash.  

This week we are also celebrating our 3rd Blogversary! For the last three years we have tried to inspire you and challenge you to use up all your scrapping supplies and create some wonderful memories and projects and to share those with us so that we can experience them with you.

 Thank you to all of our wonderful followers and participants who play along with us each week and motive and impress us with your creations.  Everyone that plays along with us this week will be entered in to win a prize that is being sponsored by our own DT member Tammy.  International participants are always welcome so show us what you can do with this week's challenge!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Challenge # 150 Highlights

Happy Sunday everyone! For some of us, we are enjoying a long weekend.  The last one of the summer **sigh**

We had some wonderful projects uploaded for our ad inspired challenge last week and it was so great to see how the same ad motivated each person differently.  :)  Here are some highlights for you

Loved Deb's vibrant and cheery layout, inspired by the colors of our ad.

Kicka had this fun layout with a lot of the chevron and striped patterns from the inspiration piece this week as well as the wonderful vibrant colors .

Electra's layout utilized not just colors from our ad, but the whole concept of sleep and cuddling which we thought was unique.

Congratulations ladies.  Please don't forget your badge from the sidebar.

A big thank you to our Guest Designers this month, Majo (Marion), Jacqui and Ellen.  It has been such a pleasure having you with us and creating along with you.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Challenge #150-Ad Inspired

Hello all! It's another challenge day here at UYS and this week we are doing an ad inspired challenge!
 All you have to do is to use the picture below to inspire your project...maybe it is a pattern, a shape, a color or a combination of things...Show us what inspires you!

Here are some fun projects that the DT were inspired to create!


I was inspired by the fun citrus-y colors found in the ad.  I chose some happy papers from Echo park that carry the color inspiration through my card.


I was inspired by the colors and the geometric patterns in the ad to create this layout of my good friend's wedding. (Nope that isn't a smudge - I just blurred out the name of the family!)

I was inspired by the chervron and the pop of blue from the ad. I have created with washi tapes and a simple cut out stamped sentiment

I pulled some of the fun patterns and colors from this ad for my card.

Our Guest Designer Majo created this fabulous bookmark/tag.  I love the colors and the great textures that she pulled from the inspiration piece.