Aug 21, 2013

Use What You Have #13

We're at Challenge #13 - and we're just chugging right along .... couple things you'll notice that's different

1. We've added 'thumbnail' images to the link up - HOORAY! I love to peek at all the creations in one place and I just didn't realize how EASY that really was to do. So, now we have it and I'm excited!

2. We've updated the rules - just a little tweak, we're going to limit the number of entries to 3. So, that way, it's just easier for me to pull names for the drawing. It's kinda just a paperwork thing.... hope that's ok!

Ok - are you ready for the winners from #12?!

First the random winner is.... (thanks to

#6 - TORI H
Hip Hip Hooray - Tori! Email us at with your address and we'll get something right out to you! 

Next is the winner of the challenge - and it was SO hard to decide! (really) ALL of the entries were AH-mazing. We especially liked this card.... simple, but really *pretty*

Congrats to Melissa C --- you've won the challenge for #12! Hooray! --- Take a moment to visit Melissa on her blog - HERE {it's a really pretty blog with such a cute name!}

Email us at with your address to claim your prize!

Who is ready for this week?


Read through the directions carefully - we've changed just a couple things... (well, not really changed - just made more clear) 

You'll have until next Tuesday to add your link below - your link needs to be to the direct post not to your general blog - and it needs to include -

1. A link back to our challenge (and optional - our challenge badge - see above)

2. A picture of your stash

3. A picture of your project

Some Extra Details -

1. You do not *have to* use SSS in your card or project - although, we'd love it! (and we can't feature your project in our marketing without you using SWEET! - so keep that in mind!)

2. You have until Tuesday at 10pm pst to add your link below

3. There will be ONE winner based upon most creative use of 'old stuff' .... and ONE winner drawn from all the participants. Winners will be announced the day of the new challenge - so, in this case... next Wednesday. Prize will be something sweet - lol. REMINDER - NEW RULE - In order for us to have TWO winners we must have AT LEAST 15 entries (by 15 different people - multiple entries don't count towards the 15) in the challenge! If not, then we'll just award the one person who used their stash the best. SO, SHARE the challenge and get your friends on board! 

4. Entries limited to 3 per person. Thanks! 

MOST IMPORTANT!!! Create whatever strikes your fancy - scrapbook page, project life - cards - altered art - home decor.... anything! Just be sure to use that old stuff in it!

INTERNATIONAL participation is welcome - but, prizes will be shipped at the expense of the participant.  


Confession - I'm running so late for this challenge this week - and somehow, yesterday - while I was crafting.... I completely forgot to make something for this challenge. BUT, that's ok! I made cards for other challenges - and I proudly used my stash on all the cards so, I'll do some double duty with these cards! Let's do a challenge round up AND perhaps some of your entries this week will do some double duty too!

First, here is my rather large stash of ribbon -

It's embarrassing - so I'll stick with a {crappy} photo that makes you wonder just how big the stash is - cause, it's big. lol

I decided to play along with a couple challenges as well....

Curtain Call 
Curtain Call was having the most perfect inspiration board this week - Carnival! And, you know - we have the perfect stamp set for that...'Admit One'

Admit One

It also worked with the CAS-ology cue card this week...

Here is the card I made - see the ribbon down there... sigh, it's just so, PERFECT with this card! I like that I made all the balloons one color - I feel like it POPS.

I also squeezed in another card - this one for the Runway Inspired Challenge

I liked that dress and think it would make for a really pretty card...

My first idea was to go way more graphic with the card... but, in my organic creativity this is what it turned into - I like it. :)

I used the new 'Triangle Style' set and the sentiment is from 'Spin Me' ---

Triangle Style

Spin Me

So now's your turn - and you know what's best about our challenge? You can do double duty with a TON of other challenges! We <3 that!

Add your link below -

Thanks for dropping by!
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  1. Oh my! I can't believe I'm reading this! Thanks so much for choosing my card! I'm honored and look forward to joining in more of your wonderful Use What You Have challenges! :)

  2. Congratulations to Melissa (she makes a mean CAS card, doesn't she?)! Congrats to Tori, too! What a great challenge it was...I hope to play along again this time around, always a great way to use my stash!

    The cards today are all fabulous...amazing coloring on the balloons for the CASology card! Thanks for joiningin the fun at CASology this week, too!

  3. Love the bold rich colours you've used for this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  4. these projects are amazing, Nicole! WOW times three! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  5. These cards ROCK, Miss Lady!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Curtain Call!!!

  6. Gorgeous cards, Nicole! Love everyone of them!

  7. Ha, would you believe I missed the deadline to enter my card! Oh well, I still got to use my stash -- check it out here:
    Thanks for another great challenge!

  8. I love those clear much fun! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!