Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Challenge #45: All About Christmas/Hannukah

Welcome to another Use It Tuesday, Users!

December is the month of holiday celebrations. We know the holiday preparations make for a busy time, but we hope that you find some quiet time in your day to play along with us. 

This week, we want to see your Christmas or Hanukkah projects (or any other holiday you celebrate with your family this time of year). 
***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 December 21, 2012. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE045 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!

And now, let's take a few moments to look at what the Design Team created for you this week.

Cathy used paper that's pratically become a family member, spending two Christmases with her. For this creation, she forced her self to cut into three pieces of the beautiful patterned paper, plus incorporated a number of the stickers that came with the collection.

Heather has an annoying habit of buying adorably delightful stickers and then not using them. She finally hauled these stickers out of her stash and put them to good use. They've been around for a number of years (maybe 4?).

Stephanie reminds us this is the season of giving with these gifts for her children's teachers. She used a retired Fancy Pants line from 2009 and a garage sale find, plus ribbon from her stash. Mmmm, cocoa!!

Caroli (and her favorite scrapping subject) are back this week with a layout featuring a picture taken two years ago and papers from last Christmas. She also brought new life to an old tool (her Cricut) by learning a new lettering technique

We thought Heather's 4-year hoard was great until we ran into Marjolaine's project! Would you believe she's had these wooden shapes in her stash for TEN YEARS!! Now that's some good "Using". She decorated the shapes with some hoarded Prima paper and letters to make this gorgeous Christmas ornament. 

Victoria used one of my favorite hoarded items...inspiration! She pulled out a 3 year old magazine for the inspiration behind this card. But she didn't stop "Using" there...the linen paper (too pretty to use!) and green washi tape also came from her crafty pile.

Tammy rooted through the buttons and baubles in her stash to find this perfect mix of holiday fun. O' Christmas Tree, how lovely are your branches!

Danielle put together this beauty using Crate's Christmas Collection 2011, Peppermint. She also used a Silhouette die cut for those adorable stockings.

Haven stole pages out of another Christmas album to make her hexagon punches. Then she pulled out the glitter to freshen up the tree embellishment and photo corners, which are both a few years old.

And Tess made this adorable card using hoarded ribbon and a stamped image from her stash. She also pulled out that adorable snowflake sticker for the finishing touch!

Now, it's your turn! Get Festive 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!