May 22, 2013

Use What You Have Challenge #2

Good Wednesday Morning lil peps!

We're so excited to be back with another round of our 'use what you have' challenge!

Although we only had a couple people participate last week - I got great feed back about how much people loved the challenge idea! And the girls who did jump on board did an amazing job .... Let's give them a big high five! (in no particular order...)

Everyone did such an amazing job! --- I thought THE most creative card was Jessica's - BUT, Maria also had the most 'old' looking supplies and created a very lovely card. UGH, these are the hard choices a girl has to make! Ok - how about this... since there is only a couple participants... this week... EVERYONE wins something! (if you're outside the US we'll have you help us with shipping)

So, if you'd like something sweet - email Nicole your address and we'll get something out to you! Big Hugs for participating ladies! I hope you all try your hand at it this week too! (and of course, you let Nicole know if you'd like a extra special sweet coupon! - in case you've been eyeing something sweet!)

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Ready for this week?! 

Here is a reminder of the rules.... 

You'll have until next tuesday to add your link below - to your blog post showing off your 'stash' and then a card using your stash!

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.

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! 


Here is my 'stash' box (you remember it from last week) and I've found some travel stickers that have to be 7+ years old. I also spotted this old paper in my paper stash. 

So, challenge ON. 

I wanted to use up ALL the stickers... cause I know that if I use a couple and put some back I'll NEVER go back to them again. So, they were going on a card - or they were going in the trash. (and I shutter to think of these pretty stickers going in the trash - yikes) 

I made two cards - 

I used a couple sets with this card - 
 Calendar | Chalkboard Sign | Alpha Tabs | and Today Was

It always makes me feel GOOD to use LOTS of my stamp stash for a card... it makes the idea of having so much justifiable - right?! lol 

 I only used one set with this card - 

Across the Miles

 I tell you what though, I use that set ALL THE TIME! If you're on the fence with this set - I can tell you that I use it so much, it's almost trashed. The USA map stamp is BLACK and on it's last leg. That's how much I've used it and loved it. I also used some Timeless Twine - LOVE THEM! and the twine is pretty amazing too! lol


So are you inspired to play along?! I hope so! Add your link below by next Tuesday (10pm pst) for a chance at some SWEET prizes!

Sets used in today's cards - 

Happy Stamping! Hope you play along with us!

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  1. i am seriously in LOVE with this challenge idea, and i'm totally playing along this time! congrats to everyone from last week!! and nicole - you cards are AMAZING!! to say that they are inspiring is the understatement of the century!! lol! i can't believe you turned those old stache supplies into card GOLD!!!! wow! i am MORE than inspired!! (and also, the across the miles stamp set is by far my FAVORITE stamp, too!! LOVE it!!)

    1. Samantha - you're making me blush! Thank you so much for your complements - I'm so glad that you're going to join us this week! Hooray!! Can't wait to see which stamp set you choose to use with your old stuff... I think next week we'll add to the challenge with a theme or a sketch or something... maybe even using the OLDEST thing you own. --- whatta think?

  2. YAY!!! LOVE them all! I agree on the creative factor! It's kind of sad, cause I pretty much cleared out almost all of my old stuff when we moved 9 months ago - so I had to scrounge to find something old! But it is amazing how fast it piles up! Thanks for such a fun challenge! LOVE the idea so much!!!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my card from last week! Love your cards created from your stash. I think I need to go find my stickers!

  4. Oh my gosh is this challenge right up my alley or what?
    I must confess to being a crafting hoarder especially paper.
    Oh no you say? That can't be so did you say? Yup that is me to a tee.
    I have OVER 50 Iris 12x12 containers filled with paper waiting to be used.
    I have so much I put myself on a paper buying time out.
    So this challenge is sooo me.
    I will be playing along for sure!!!
    New email follower so I won't miss a thing.
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
    (PS I heard about you from Heather at House Built of Cards)