Aug 28, 2013

Use What You Have Challenge #14

School has started - fall is coming {if your in Southern Cali you'll have noticed that it's *heating* up ... yuck - pretty sure we'll go right from summer to winter this year. lol} We're back with another challenge! Hooray! We've added a couple features {and a rule} to the challenge - read below for the reminder...

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!

3. We were given the suggestion that you might like to have some inspiration to work off of - optional, of course... but, we thought this was a GREAT idea! So, you'll notice both a color and a sketch inspirational photo. You can use one - or both - or none! It's really just to help get your creative juices flowing. 

We had AWESOME participants last time but, the winner of the best use of old supplies {and creating the WOW card} is.... 

Heather! What a bea-u-tiful card! Swoon - I just love it so much - from the lace border to the orange theme. It's really A++++! 

Email us at with your address - we'll get something sweet right out to you! 

Also, these cards really stood out to me... and you should totally take a moment to visit their blogs!



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.  


Are you ready to see the inspiration this week? It's purr-tyyy! 

Ok - so you can use the colors - the picture - the sketch - all three - OR NONE! This is just to get you going - or if you had something else in mind - go with that! 

So, I decided to use the inspiration this week - and I'm so happy to show you what I came up with! 

Fall Gratitude

I broke out my CAMEO {which sits on my desk and I really should use it more} and of course I grabbed my watercolors - and whaaa - laaa SWEET GENIUS! 

Wanna see what the prize is for week #14?! 

Nicole's favorite Angora palette watercolor set - flowers - AND the brand new 'Triangle Style' set {that's *almost* sold out} 

So what's ya waitin' for - get usin'!!! 

Happy Wednesday - Happy Stamping! 

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  1. That inspiration pic is gorgeous! Can't wait to play.
    You are amazing.

  2. I'm in love with this! Great job, Nicole! :)

  3. love the new inspiration bit!!! great add on :)

  4. Yay for the extra inspiration, great idea :-)

    I just ordered me some of your lovely stamps so I'll join in again when they've made it across the pond! x

  5. Awesome inspiration, Nicole! Love the sketch and color ideas, too! Congrats on your win, Heather...your card is awesome, too!

  6. Amazing prize and lovely inspiration!