Monday, November 20, 2017

UYS #289 - Thankful

Hello!  Heather R here...I suppose it is a little cliche, but given that it is close to Thanksgiving here in the US, it only seems fitting to have a challenge centered around what we might be thankful for in our lives.  It can be something as simple as that morning cup of coffee, a good book, or the sweetest of hugs from a child.  The focus of my layout is also a little on the cliche side, but I am so thankful for my family, especially my 3 kids.  I am also grateful that my oldest will be home from college this Tuesday to spend the holiday with us.

Hope you will share your Thankful projects with us this week!

Thanksgiving here in Canada was back in October.

I'm thankful for my many friends in the U.S. Here's a card I'm sending to one of those friends.

One of the many things that I am thankful for is my good friends. This card is on it's way to one of those friends to let them know just how much I appreciate them.
Amy. L
I have created this sweet little layout to show 2 people I am grateful for, my babies- Hunter and Hannah. They are greatest achievement and I am thankful they are mine. Here is a recent photo of the 2 of them stealing a sleep over in my bed when my partner was away. 
Stay tuned for a process video later in the week. 

I am thankful for relationships, particularly the 57 years long relationship of my parents.  This image from Art Impressions reminds me of the longevity of their marriage.


Always thankful for my little ones!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Highlights for #288 - 5+ patterned papers

Not many entries this time around though I thought it was an easy one! So extra "Thanks!!" to everyone that did join in last week's challenge. We hope you had fun digging through and using up your stuff!

In no particular order, here is some work that stood out this time around:

1. Deanna Deaton - perfectly coordinated!

2. Jane Willis  - lovely Christmas choices

 5. Theresa P - adorable use of scraps

Tune in tomorrow for our new challenge!

Monday, November 13, 2017

UYS # 288 - 5 + patterned papers

hello all!  
 Karrie  challenging you to use up your stuff!!  Yeah that's what we' re always all about here, so this time dig into your patterned papers because we want to see you use 5 or more on your project!
I've got 7 going on here, it's easy when you use the same colour scheme.

My talented team mates have been digging into their stash too!

Simple masculine birthday card.

My daughter loves every holiday from October to December, so she decided to decorate using everything from snowmen to skeletons.  She looked at me and said, "Happy Hallowthanksmas, Mom!"  I used 10 pieces of Halloween, fall, and Christmas paper to pull this project together.

Well, I'm not into patterned paper too much, I rather color my own, but I found some very old paper from Teresa Collins in my stash.

I used it for my Christmas Tag, also using the Paper Dolls from Tim Holtz and a sentiment from Waltzing Mouse stamps (Unfortunately retired 😞)

On this one I used some old patterned paper I have been hoarding! The 5th one is hard to tell but the black paper the photo is mounted on has some pre-printed embossing on it.

I used lots of older stash for my circles, matting and even the tag was fussy cut from a piece of patterned paper.

5 pattern papers for the layout some old stash and some newer stash too

Lots of different things can be done to mix and match patterned papers as you can see, any kind of project accepted, so go ahead and show us!  Inlinkz below:

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Highlights Challenge #286

Hey everyone~

Sorry this is so late! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Halloween challenge.

Here are some of the ones that stood out for the DT

#13 Stempelomi

# 12 Granne

#9 Paperesse

Hedgehog and pumpkin Halloween card featuring free digital stamp from Sliekje Stamps, by Paperesse.

Again, thank you to everyone who participated!  We have another great challenge for you this week and hope you will play again!

Ladies, don't forget to grab your blog badge from the sidebar~

Monday, November 6, 2017

Challenge #287- Take 5

Hey there UYS peeps,

The challenge this week is to take 5 things from your stash, that potentially has been lost among the collections and use them to create something. 

For me I have created a pocket page spread using some items that I really don't use or in some cases haven't used at all.

I will have a process video for you up on my YouTube channel (Scrappin Ames) later in the week.

Thank you for playing along with us here at UYS.


The 5 stash items I chose were the stamp, markers, scallop edge scissors, 
sequins and the patterned papers.

For mine, I used some old DP that I have had for about 4 years now called Snow Day by Crate Paper, I also used Merry Christmas stickers, enamel dots and pearls, as well as a cartridge in my Cricut Design Space that I haven't used in awhile.

Heather R

I didn't really have any trouble finding things that have been sitting around for picture itself is 3 years old!  LOL!  I used an old pad of patterned papers, alpha stickers, journaling tags, stickers, and even a couple of buttons.

I have used an old 6x6 paper pad, metal stockings from 2003 or 2004, a stamp that I haven't used in a couple of years, a circle punch - I use my dies more than my punches, and an edge distresser.

Monday, October 30, 2017

UYS # 286 - Halloween!!

Ghosts and Goblins, Princesses and Fairies!
Of course we're in the spirit !!  Show us your Halloween projects

Beware  pumpkin carvers, ZOMBIE jack-o-lanterns want REVENGE!

A two page layout using Echo Park's Arsenic and Lace paper.  

Happy Halloween!  For this project, I decided to feature my favorite Trick-or-Treaters and with their favorite furry friends.

I've got my eyes on you!  Used up a little of my Echo Park Halloween stash.  Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween! My layout features my cute little dinosaur from a  couple years ago!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Highlights for UYS #285 - Sketch

Thank you Barbara Greenberg for playing along with our sketch challenge this week :) Just a wonderful layout featuring your sweet Granddaughter Elle :)
Such cute photos of Elle :) just love seeing the 2 teeth in the last one too. Looks like she is enjoying it very much. Love your choice of colors for this layout :) and how you combined the title with the journaling :)
Thanks for playing along!
See you all tomorrow with another great challenge for you!

Monday, October 23, 2017

UYS # 285 - Sketch

Hello :) Tina here with this week's challenge. I'm challenging you to use Sketch for your layout, or you can use for a card too :)

This is what I created with some pictures of some new Lawn Art that we got over the summer:

Head over to my blog for close up shots of the layout.

My DT sisters created some awesome projects for this challenge :)

 I came up with this...  got rid of some older Halloween stash that I have
so much of because it's just the best holiday ever imo.

For this sketch, I decided to feature pictures of my daughter and her friends before going to their Homecoming dance.

I turned the sketch into an ATC using my new RubberMoon stamps. The stamp in the background is from Darkroom Door.

I rotated the sketch to the right and used it to scrap these photos of my son from a few years ago.

I used photos from my younger daughter's recent birthday celebration at a local restaurant.

We look forward to seeing what you create with this fun challenge :)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Highlights For Challenge #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! I want to thank everyone for playing along with my Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice challenge! We had 21 gorgeous entries for this challenge and I wish I could pick every single one of them! Since I couldn't narrow it down to just 3, I have a Top 5 for you this week!

Here they are in no particular order:

Billie had several beautiful entries this week, but this one is my favorite!

The little mice on Larissa's card are so stinkin' cute and I just love the overall design of her card.

I loved the overall design of this card and that button is the perfect touch!

I love the three little panels on this card and the mulberry paper peeking out.

I love the CAS look of this fun card and that owl is super cute!

Congratulations to all of you! Your creations are beautiful!

Thanks again to everyone that played along!

We will be back tomorrow with another great challenge for you!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Highights for Challenge #283 - Use Pink / Breast Cancer Aweness Month

Thanks to everyone who participating in last week's challenge. 

There were lots of wonderful projects but since I can only pick three, here are my favorites.

I loved this beautiful Breast Cancer Hope card from Treva's Craft Corner.
I loved this gorgeous layout from Ashley H with the touches of pink.
And finally, who can resist a cute little pink unicorn from by stempelomi.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Challenge #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

Hello, scrappy friends! Happy Monday to you! I hope that you enjoyed your weekend and are ready to get this week started.

It's Lori here today bringing you this week's challenge - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice - Use orange - a little or a lot - on your project - OR - add a pumpkin to your project.

For my card this week, I have used a little bit of orange;


Here's a look at what our talented design team has created:


A Halloween card with orange and a pumpkin.


I made a cute little Halloween tag to use on a layout at a later time.

For this challenge, I did a planner spread using various shades of orange.

Being in Australia we don't a big Halloween (unfortunately), so I have done an art journal page with some of the colours I associate with Halloween as well as some pictures. 
There will be a process video and blog post on this later in the week. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope you have a chance to play along with us this week!