Sep 4, 2013

Use What You Have #15

Challenge #15 is here! Everyone is making their way back to school - work - and just getting the 'fall' swing of it. We've been willing fall to come for the past week or two - but, the weather seems to be doing the exact opposite. Ugh. 


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 were so impressed with the entries this last week - such great cards! I think you ladies really liked the addition of the color/sketch inspiration board... and what's best about that?! It's optional! 

Ok so the winner of the prize pack with the best use of old supplies - making for the WOW card... is.... 

Melissa C
Isn't that such a pretty card? We love it! It's super simple... but, I think is WOW. Great job Melissa - email us at and include your address :) 

Ready for the rules - the inspiration - and my card 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.  


Here is the inspiration for this week {I told you we were willing FALL to come! lol} 

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! 

Here was the stash I was determined to use more of --- my embossing folders... 

Geesh, the way I 'collect' these you'd think I used them more - but, it's my new mission to break them out more often - I actually really like how they look on a card! Just the right amount of texture! 

I used several stamp sets.. 

Chalkboard Sign 

Schools Out 

Wheely Like You 
Happy Stamping! 
Happy Challenge! 
See you tomorrow! 

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  1. Congratulations, Melissa! Yet another amazing card using your stash! Love it!

    Nicole, I love your card, too...very original green bus! I will definitely be playing along again!

  2. Uh oh! The link to add a new project is closed! Here's mine :)

  3. Darn it! It says we have until Tuesday at 10pm to link up. Oh well, have a look at my entry anyway if you get a chance!
    Love that fabulous green bus and the pattern with the paper squares!