Friday, December 26, 2014

It's a DT Call

Hello everyone! We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday!  I was going to wait a bit to do this post but figured I would just go ahead so that there is some extra time!  We are doing a DT call!!

What you need to know!
We are looking for some new stash enthusiasts who want to get through that stash, love to create  and to inspire others! You can be a scrapbooker, card maker or any other kind of mixed media artist.  As long as you have stash and love to use it, we want to hear from you! 

What we Require!
 *You must work well within a team and love sharing your projects, as well as taking great pictures to show off your amazing projects.
*It would be great if you know how  to use blogger and be able to write up posts (you will host at least 1or 2 challenges during your term) on our blog.
*You must have an active blog and be willing to promote Use Your Stuff  and our challenges . Any other social media outlets you could post to would be an asset ie facebook etc.
*Be able to commit to a 6 month term from February 1, 2015 to July 30, 2015, with the possibility to stay on for another term if desired.  You will have that much fun :)
* Previous design team experience is not required.  Everyone had to start somewhere. We just want to see what you love to create!

What you are responsible for!
1. Create at least 2-3 projects a month.
2. Projects MUST be turned in on time and you will know at least a month in advance what your team assignment will be.
3. Post your projects on your blog, facebook and any other social media you are on. Be excited and proud to show off your work and promote UYS and our challenges each month.
4. Commenting on all participant entries!
5. Checking in on our Facebook DT on a regular basis so you are up to date on what is happening within the blog and to get any questions you may have answered.

If you are interested in being a part of our Use Your Stuff Design Team please send an email to no later then January 15 2015 midnight MST and...

Please Include!
1. Write "DT Call" in the subject line.
2. Your full name and your scrapbook resume and a tell us a bit about yourself.
3. A link to your blog, and if you can, any other social media sites that you post your projects on ie Facebook, Pinterest etc. 
4. Please include 2 or 3 recently made layouts and or cards or altered items that you feel best shows off your creative style. 
All entry emails will be replied to so that you know we received your application and all accepted members for the Use Your Stuff Design Team  will be notified by January 20 2015
This call is open to everyone and we can't wait to hear from you !

Monday, December 15, 2014

Challange #166 - Anything Goes

Hello one and all, Tammy here with this week's challenge.  Actually, this is going to be our last post for the year!  The DT are going to take some time off to be with their families over the holidays and we will resume back up on January 5th!  Stay tuned in the new year for some new challenges and a DT call! (Get your projects ready:) )

In the meantime for the next month we are going to be having an ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE!  You can enter any project you wish for this challenge, but we are going to limit it to 4 entries.  At the end of the month we are going to have a random draw and the winner will receive a surprise gift! (International entries welcome)

We at the Use Your Stuff DT want to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and all the best for the new year.

Michelle Looi - These on the way to recipients now!


For this challenge, I decided to use as much of my stash as I could and make some gift tags for wrapping presents.  I am very pleased with how they turned out!

Tammy- Here's a fun card I made just using up some of my scraps.  I think he's adorable. 


I finally finished up all of my Christmas cards - this is one of my favorites. Super simple and used up some scraps!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Highlights from Challenge #165 - Red & Green

There were a lot of beautiful Christmas themed projects this week for our red and green theme! 
Thanks to everyone who participated! Here are a few highlights!




Don't forget to grab your badge! See you all tomorrow for another fun filled challenge!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Challange #165 - Red and Green

Amanda here with this week's challenge. With Christmas and the holiday season fast approaching I thought it fitting that we do a Red and Green challenge! It can help put us in the holiday spirit and maybe motivate you to get some cards completed if you do them! I'm sharing a card and a layout!

Here's my card for Christmas, in different range of greens and reds. These are washi tapes from MT and word stickers from October Afternoon


I have been practicing coloring green combos.  This is a card that I made using one of my new combos.

And from our guest designer Marion

Show us your red and green!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Highlights Challenge #163 - Color Pallet

Happy Monday everyone!  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States
,we had a very quiet week last week on the blog,
so rather than picking a winner from the three entries,
 all three are the winners this week!!

Please grab your blinki on the side bar and we hope to see you again soon 
here at Use Your Stuff.  Make sure to look at this weeks challenge, Cheverons!!

Challenge #164 - Chevrons


I'm on a mission to make a bunch more Christmas cards and washi is a quick way to get them done! I used three different chevron washi tapes here!


I am always trying to use the many die cut files I purchase for my die cut machine.  For this card, I used a chevron border as the base for my card.

Our Guest DT Marion has created this stunning card using Chevrons for this challenge.  Don't forget to stop by her blog to see more of her work.

Show us what you have created with chevrons this week!