Sep 25, 2013

Use What You Have Challenge #17

Hooray we're back! Sorry for last week - our link widget expired - then we updated it - and then I couldn't get it to work - then I could - and then it was a couple days after.... and here we are, skipped a week. lol


Are you ready for this week, the winner from last week - and a SALE?! Yep, we've got all three...

First, the sale...

For a limited time - and limited to stamps on hand - we've got all our halloween stamps 50% off. Some of these are going to retire and never come back - so snatch up your favorites before we bid farewell!

Check them out in the shop HERE 

Next up is the winner of last week - we had almost 10 enteries and they were all SO good! Thank you! The winner of the challenge last week - using old supplies and cutest card was....

Carolina Di
Congrats! Email us at with your name and your address and we'll get a little something sweet right out to you!


Let's just take a moment to go over the rules...

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 inspirational sketch and picture/color combo for this week... 

REMINDER  - you can use the sketch - the photo - the colors - or all three --- OR none! It's completely up to you! 

You know what I have a TON of - something I don't use near as often as I should.... my punches... 

Ohhh, I have a bunch of halloween punches I need to use too! Yikes. SOON! 

Anyway... wanna see my card this week - I used the sketch - the picture and the color combo. I wanted it to be classy - classic - and PRETTY! 

Really like how it turned out. I used vellum to soften the diamonds... love that. 

Easily Distracted

I hope that you're inspired and ready to get your challenge on! 

Ready - set - GO! 
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  1. Yay! Thank you Nicole - so glad you like the card. It was very therapeutic to get those brads/eyelets onto a card...whew! Great job to all this week! ~Diana

    1. Thanks for joining us! Looking forward to seeing more entries from you <3

  2. Love the colour scheme! It works very well on your card! x

    1. We love that mint teal color - and gold is a good match for anything classy! Thanks for dropping in! Hope to see you enter this week!

  3. Congrats on your win, Diana! So happy for you...and your baby card was so sweet!

    I love the color cue this week...had to play along immediately...especially after seeing your awesome card, Nicole! The vellum is such a cool touch, LOVE that!

  4. Congrats Carolina!

    Gorgeous card Nicole! And great use of punches. Kinda thinking I should start using mine more. Thanks for the inspiration!