Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Challenge #55: You Can't Touch This!!

Welcome to our 1st May challenge, Users!
In addition to this week's challenge, we also have some information listed at the bottom of the post about our DESIGN TEAM CALL!  Be sure to check it out...we LOVE when our players apply!

The great thing about challenges is that sometimes they ask you to create outside your comfort zone...we sure hope you don't shed any tears over this one! 
Our challenge this week is called "You Can't Touch This" and we want you to break into that craft supply that you LOVE SO MUCH that you've been avoiding using.
Come on, you can do it!! You bought that paper, or flowers, or bling because it SPOKE to you....so pull it off the shelf and make some magic with it!! 

***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!***

We're looking to see your fabulous entries on our Use It Tuesday site using Inlinkz by noon EST on Friday May 24, 2013. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE055 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!

Here's what our DT cried over this week:

Stacey made a care package for her daughter, whose working on her school finals. She has a stash of these adorable nugget tins and hesitates to use them (because then they'd be gone!!). She also had this adorable paper, several years old, and a stamp sentiment that has never been inked.

Sherri used her beloved Jillibean Soup corrugated alphabet sheet that she's had for 3 years (maybe more?). Sherri also dug into her stash of My Mind's Eye Kraft boarders that have been hanging around and just won't go away! Three made it onto this page...only a few more left! 

Tracy loves these patterned papers, 12x12 die cut sheets by Teresa Collins...she even keeps them in a special "Favorite Papers" place in her scrap room. She also adorned this beautiful layout with a piece of lace that she's had for over 4 years and has never touched.

Stephanie made this adorable mini album from a template she bought 2 years ago. Like most favorites, she was waiting for the PERFECT occasion/theme to use it up...it's a good thing our challenge came along!

Danielle went vintage this week with this beautiful showpiece for a very special picture. This mixed media canvas using supplies, papers and embellishments from her stash shows off this circa 1930's family photo.

Tammy only had 3 pages of this Kaisercraft Madame Boutique paper, so she hoarded it very closely. All the other elements also come from her stash and the picture is from another layout (where it didn't look quite right).

Nicole dug into a BoBunny collection that she didn't want to touch. In the spirit of the challenge, she was a brave crafter and forced herself to use the ENTIRE collection over the last week (Eeek!!). Additional hoarded items are the 6x6 papers taken from a variety of paper packs and a pack of unopened wood veneers.

And our Guest Designer this week is Jessica, who won our "Flowers for Mom" challenge a few weeks ago. Jessica made this sweet card box with papers that she bought when she first started scrapbooking 4 years ago. The five cards in the box were also made with papers from her stash and she also used some pink embossing powder she bought over a year ago and hasn't used yet! 

Your turn and we can't wait to see it....Go Use It!!

Design Team Call!

This will be Use It Tuesday's 5th Design Team call and we encourage people from all experience levels to apply.

Term: July 1 to December 31st, 2013

- have an online gallery and/or a blog
- if you have a blog, you need to be a follower of Use It Tuesday to apply  
- have a Facebook account or a willingness to make one
- be able to work with deadlines
- make and post 2 inspiration projects per month
- comment on players’ projects
- be a team player
- have a positive attitude

Interested? Please email the following completed application to UseItTuesday@gmail.com by May 30th.

1. Name
2. Links to your online galleries and/or blog
3. Your previous DT experience, if any.
4. Please tell us a little about yourself.
5. How did you hear about our DT Call?
6. Have you played with us previously?
7. Please tell us why you would like to be on our team.
8. Please share one fun fact about yourself.

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!!

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!