Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Challenge #59: Birthdays!!

 Happy Tuesday, Users!

On Sunday we announced our brand new Design Team for the next six months. They're anxious to get going, so without further delay, I introduce our next challenge...

Our challenge schedule this year was a bit too late for the North American patriotic celebrations this year, so we thought birthdays would be an appropriate enough topic. Plus, don't you always need birthday cards?

***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 bright and sunny entries on our Use It Tuesday site using Inlinkz by noon EST on Friday July 19, 2013. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE059 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!

Alright, are you ready to see what our new Design Team created for you this week? Here we go!

Tracy is up first with her beautiful birthday layout. Tracy found duplicates of some paper in her stash, probably a shopping phase in the early 2000's. She also used a 6-year-old title sticker and some Martha Stewart Crafts stickers that are probably about as old.

Jessica A made some adorable little party favors for us. The ribbon is 4 years old and the stop signs were cut from paper that is over a year old. Plus, the little car crayons were made from re-purposed crayons! How cool is that?!?

Rachel used an old stamp set she got free from a magazine and some old papers. She also unearthed her paper piecing templates and played with them for the first time in ages! Don't you love that silver edging?

Valentina made this super sweet handbag album. Pictured here is the amazing inside, but you can swing by her blog and check out the outside too. She used some Echo Park papers she received from a friend last year and forgot about, plus some pictures from her birthday brunch last year. 

Becky purchased this "Peacock Lane" collection by Bo Bunny when it first came out last year. The black alphabet layers have also been in her stash for almost three years. 

Brenshevia used her Bella Blvd "Birthday Girl" collection for this layout, which has been in her stash since last Fall. She HAD to have it for her granddaugther's birthday photos and then only made one layout with it before letting it sit...but it's back! And looking gorgeous.

Jessica B bought this paper three years ago to scrapbook her daughter's first birthday pictures...layout #1 completed! Hopefully she'll find the time and stashed supplies to scrap some more!

Tammy has had the star paper in her collection for several years and the charms are also a piece of ancient stash, approaching 7-years-old. She also used a Cricut cartridge that's been around for a while...almost as long as those pictures of her little cutie, who has now celebrated three more birthdays since these were taken.

And it was a real gift to have our guest designer, Elizabeth, with us this week!!  She made this layout with all her scraps and you know how old the Make A Wish sign is??  It would get 10 candles!  Thank you Elizabeth!  We loved having you!

Now, go Use It!!

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