Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Challenge #43: Be Thankful

Welcome to another Use It Tuesday, Users!

Before we start our challenge this week, we want to remind you that we are currently having an Open Design Team Call for our January 1 to June 30, 2013 term. If you love to craft, long to inspire and live to USE IT, then we want to hear from you!!! Head on over to this post to read all about it.

Today, we're celebrating. Celebrating you, me, family, friends, our blessings, successes, triumphs, the big things and the little things. That's right, we're asking you to Be Thankful

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***

Please link your creation to this blog post using Inlinkz by Friday November 23, 2012. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE043 when uploading to an online gallery and leave us a direct link so we can find your creation. (Linking tips are at the bottom of the post!)

Please make sure to mention you are playing along with a Use It Tuesday challenge (a link is great too!) so we know you are participating.

As always, one lucky participant will be randomly chosen to be a featured guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

Before you go, we're thankful to our Design Team who provided some inspiration for you again this week:

Haven is thankful for the opportunities, past and future, to celebrate with her in-laws. She knows they won't always be there and wanted to commemorate the great memories. Not only that, but she selected things from her stash that were passed on to her from their stash, namely the background paper, leaves and journal box.

Caroli big blessing in life is her daughter, a frequent subject of her wonderful layouts here at UIT. This week, she used her hoarded Pebbles "Sunnyside" collection. This collection is so loved by Caroli that no other project seemed "good enough" for the paper before now. We're so thankful she shared today!

Stephanie is hard at work on a thankful mini album. This is the cover, which uses hoarded eyelets (wow, somebody uses those things?) and felt embellishments from almost a year ago. You can see more of her beautiful album pages on her blog this week.

Marjolaine found inspiration in this week's challenge to make a gratitude journal. She also wins the prize for oldest supply this week with some 3-year-old Fancy Pants paper and old file folders. Marjolaine also "shared" her stash this week. The triangles on her project were from some costume jewellry passed to her when her Grandmother passed away. Previous to this, no project has been special enough to incorporate them.

Danielle celebrates her friendship with the person whose always there...in good times and bad. She used that paper collection we all have... you know, the one just too special to use for anything but the best project? For her, that was this hoarded MME Your Heart Collection.

Victoria is queen of the super adorable cards and this week is no exception! She took some cardstock she got for a fantastic price, an in-inked stamp, some embossing powder from her stash and some leftover ribbon to make this card of thanks.

Cathy shows her thanks with this beautiful thank you card. She used a hoarded paper pack from well over a year ago and pearl embellishments that tend to sit in her stash for ages. She also pulled out a favorite stamp set that hasn't been used in quite awhile. Don't you love it when you return to old favorites?

Heather made a thanksgiving themed card from a hoarded card kit in her collection (which is quite extensive). The other "hoarding" fact? She actually started this one for a challenge a couple weeks back and didn't get it done in time...but, it worked today!

Tess pawed through her extensive paper and flower collection to find these coordinating beauties for this elegant note of thanks. Love that hand doodling around the edge!

Tammy used her retired Basic Grey "Eva" collection for this card, along with some wood accent she received in a swap. 

And this week's Guest Designer is Susan Martin and she created this beautiful thanksgiving card using several hoarded papers from "ages ago". To quote her, "look, they still work!" We love your project Susan, and your sense of humor. 

It's your turn! Show us your orange and Use It!!

Tips for linking:
  • On your blog, once you publish your post, click on "View Blog". Then copy the URL and paste that into the Inlinkz address field.
  • No blog? Easy enough! Save your creation in your online gallery. Once it has been published, click on the exact project you want linked. Once it is up in your browser, copy the URL and paste that into the Inlinkz address field below. If you don't use any online galleries, you can use Sami's SP Gallery, registration is free and easy!