Monday, November 16, 2015

Celebrating the 200th Challenge at UYS

 
Hello Friends!!
 
Today we are celebrating the 200th Challenge over at the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog and to celebrate we are having a blog hop! Yes I am the first one on the hop, so make sure you leave a comment and let me know how you choose to CELEBRATE with us!!
 
 To help us CELEBRATE we are very excited to have Kim Evans the owner of Emerald Creek Crafts sponsor our Blog Hop and she has graciously offered a prize to one lucky winner.


 
 In order to win this great prize, you have to leave a comment on each DT member's blog/gallery. The lucky winner will be picked from one of the blogs but we're not telling you which one!  Feel free to drop by Emerald Creek's FB page as well to say hi!

  The hop goes from Monday November 16th until Saturday November 21st and the lucky winner will be announced on the 22nd!  
 
My celebration includes a layout that I made for one of the 2 Christmas albums that I plan to give this year.
 
I put together a stash kit in June of 2014 and never used during that month so it sat on my shelf for all this time. I finally pulled it down and started making a Christmas album with it. I know it's full of bright sunny summer colors but that's ok by me and I'm sure the recipient won't mind that the color palate isn't muted!!

I used lots of scraps, the butterfly paper is one that I punched a bunch of butterfly's out of and instead of tossing the scrap I threw it back into the mix and ended up using it to create this super cute border.

Those enamel squares have been in my stash for years and years and I'm glad I was finally able to get them used up!!
 
Lots of rub ons mixed with stickers and bling here.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by and remember to head on over to Majo's blog to see her Celebration project!!
 
 
Here is a list of the DT blogs to follow along with:



Julia  <<<<<---You are here!!







 

 


Monday, November 9, 2015

Use Your Stuff Challenge

Use Your Stuff

Hi Friends!
 
This weeks challenge is to pull out a pack or two or even three of those leftover letter stickers, be they chipboard, foam or even flat letters, get them out and get them used up.
Here are few examples of a previous card and several layouts I created using those leftover letters...



I made several cards with the leftovers of at least 3 different packs of chipboard letters and finished up all 3 of those packs...plus I was able to use several of the wood veneer type writers that are nearly impossible to get used up!


I had these big letters leftover from a package, they were originally red, I painted them green and bordered them with yellow to match the letters on the background piece at the bottom of the photos. I then just layered them up as an embellishment...simple and it used them up!!


These started out as either raw, black or white chipboard. I painted them all with the same black paint and then covered that with black stickles for the glitter effect. They started out random but the paint and glitter effect brought them together to look a little more cohesive!


Finally I took five different sets of letters to create this background! Some of the letters that you just see a little of aren't really the letters that you may think they are... just a little creativity and you think you know what the next letter is!

So head on over to the UYS Challenge Blog and share your creation!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!