Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Challenge #63: Friendship

 Happy Tuesday! It's doubly happy, since this is one of Tuesday's this month we post a new challenge.
You ready, Users?

Most of the kids, young and old, have headed back to school now. While days of school work may not be their first interest, I'm sure everyone is excited to see their old friends, as well as making new ones.

So, this week at Use It Tuesday, we're celebrating FRIENDSHIP.
***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***

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As always, one lucky participant will be randomly chosen to be a featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

The Design Team has some fabulous projects this week:

First up is our newest Use It Tuesday Design Team friend. We recently had to say goodbye to one of our designers, so Michele agreed to step in for the rest of the term. Here's a little bit about Michelle:

Hi, my name is Michele and I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stamping, scrapping and card making give me a much needed crafty break from my job as an engineer. I like to stamp and craft alongside my 3 year old daughter. I tend to prefer a more clean and simple style on my cards, but I like to layer up embellishments on my scrapbook layouts too. When I’m not crafting, I like to ski and read, and hangout with my husband and daughter. 

Michele's project this week is an eye catching "Best of Friends" card using one of the "dozens" of My Mind's Eye die cut titles in her stash. This particular title is 2 years old. Great to have you here, Michele!

Rachel used a pre-scored card and old template to do the fold-back down the side of the card. She also used and old sentiment stamp and the corners were made with a template that has been around for a few years. 

Becky made this friendly card with a sketch from a PageMaps book that hasn't been opened for over a year. The sentiment and cherries were from a stamp set bought last year and has sat mostly unused. She also found this ribbon in one of her 8 mason jars full of ribbon - if I kept my ribbon in beautiful mason jars, I think I'd have 8 of them too!! 

Jessica A pulled papers and flowers from her stash to make this gorgeous layout. Aren't those flowers arranged beautifully? The green flowers and leaves, in particular, are from almost 4 years ago!

Valentina made this tag to celebrate friendship. She bought the Tim Holtz tag die a couple of years ago, but has never used the bookmark die cut that came with it. She used handmade chipboard and kraft paper, which she has alot of, since she loves the vintage/postal style used in this tag.

Tracy chose to scrap photos of one of her best friend's beautiful family in honor of this challenge. The pattern papers are at least 4 years old and the decorative ribbon came from her Grandmother's sewing box. How old do you think it might be? 

Jessica B acknowledged the friendship between siblings with this pretty layout. The sibling themed paper has been hanging about her stash for around 3 years and the punch she used with the yellow paper has NEVER been used before (it's gorgeous!).

Tammy'slayout uses the SEI Poppy line of papers and embellishments, which has hung around for awhile. Plus, the pictures celebrating her "BFF" is from a scrapbook carnival 2 years ago. Time to get those pictures scrapped!

Nicole went desk hunting...picking a bunch of random supplies off her craft desk to create this adorably cute card. Everything on the card, with the exception of the stamps, has been in her stash for at least a year! Super cute!

And this week Use It Tuesday is lucky to have two guest Design Team members!

Alicia won our un-inked Stamp challenge a few weeks ago. She made this adorably cute House Mouse decoupage sheet, also including an old SU punch and even older brads! And, in keeping with her win theme from a few weeks ago, she even found an un-inked sentiment!

And Jane won one of our challenges a few months ago, but had to delay her Guest DT spot. We're glad she was finally able to join us this week. Jane made this beauty using "everything" hoarded. The K&Co papers are....can you believe it...10 years old!! The sentiments are from a HOTP booklet that has also been around for several years and the silhouette stamp was previously un-inked.

Thank you to both Alicia and Jane for joining us this week. Now, go Use It!

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