Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Challenge #46: 2013!!

Welcome to another Use It Tuesday, Users!

Many of you will still be knee deep in Christmas paper and family at this time. That's okay, we'll be here waiting for you when you have a quiet, crafty moment to yourself. When you do, we want you to start thinking about...2013!!!

Go ahead and be creative with this one. It doesn't have to be a New Year's project, we just want you to look ahead to next year and your crafty goals. Maybe you better get started on those 100 birthday cards you'll need, or resolve to try a new technique....or, maybe you do need a New Year's card.
Go ahead, get creative.
***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 January 4, 2013. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE046 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!

The Use It Tuesday Design Team has brought you some gems. This is the LAST challenge of our Term 3 Design Team. On January 1st, we'll reveal our new crew for the next six months. Some of these talented people may not be returning, so please take a few minutes to give some extra love to them today.

Cathy tried to start the new year fresh by raiding all of her scrap stash for this one. Everything came from the scrap bin except the card base. The last of her retired Stampin' Up Basic Gray makes an appearance, as does the end of the Bazill newsprint paper.

Victoriafound a couple of uninked stamps, a lonely tag die cut and some ancient (3 years) ribbon for this champagne gift tag to ring in the New Year.

Marjolaine's saw this saying and wanted it front and centre in her craft room for inspiration in 2013. She cracked open a splurge purchase, pricey (but beautiful) tissue paper and also used leftover chipboard lettering. 

Tammy is hoping for a smashing year and thought she'd kick it off by decorating this new Smash book. While the smash book may be new, everything on the front cover comes from her existing crafty stash.

Caroli has used her Pebbles' Sunnyside paper in previous projects, but loves it so very much she wants to use every last teeny, tiny piece. She found a home for the last of it on this desk calendar, along with some washi tape she's had for awhile. More pictures of this great piece will be on Caroli's blog.

Danielle plans to spend more quality time with her little niece next year. To help pick from the many fun activities they could do together, she created this storage box. Together, then can write their ideas on stripes of paper and then select on each time they spend the weekend together. Hoarded items on this creation include the box itself, which is from 2005 (really!?!), the thickers and paint dabber used to create the background. You can see pictures of the inside of the box on Danielle's blog this week. 

Stephanie used envelopes from her wedding invitations (almost 11 years ago!!) to make this envelope mini album. The album contains one page for each month of the year. Stephanie plans to document her kids "favorites" with the album, taking a picture of them every month. Stephanie also used a hoarded paper pack, MME Lush, that she's had for over a year and barely touch.

Heather was inspired by numbers in our challenge title. She used 2 different patterned paper scraps, 0 buttons (or an oval, since it looks like a 0), 1 previously un-inked stamp and 3 rhinestones left over from a card kit. Plus, she made a card that could fit a New Year's theme.

Haven pulled out her hoarded paper which is getting older as the hands on the clock tick away!  This layout was such a fun play on a clock and is her ticket to using her stash this year!

And, Crystal T is our last Guest Designer of 2012. She's created this striking card for Chinese New Year, the year of the snake, using a Kraftie Kimmie stamp which has been sitting in her craft room un-inked for awhile. She also cracked open the packaging on that lantern embossing folder and dug in to her vast collection of black buttons. Thank you so much for playing along with us Crystal!!

Welcome to 2013, Users...Now, get Using!!

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!