Friday, July 6, 2012

Announcements and our Challenge #34 Winner!

We had so much fun looking at everyone's Patriotic projects!  What fun and I loved how everyone interpreted the challenge!

Our winner as chosen by Inlinkz is Melissa with this popping layout:

She entered A LOT so we can only assume she has craft supply "issues"!  LOL  So glad we could inspire you to use your stash, Melissa!

As always our winner will be asked to join us as a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge! She also gets to put this awesome button on her blog!

And our Design Team chose these projects as our Top 2:

Tammy with this fabulous camo bookmark/tag:

And Mynnette with this red, white and blue beauty:

Don't forget to grab your badge, ladies and congratulations!!
Now, onto our Announcement!  We are pleased to welcome the following ladies into our Use It Tuesday Family!  Please help us welcome our 3rd Design Team:

Heather, who has been with us since the beginning, is stepping up to be our Design Team Coordinator!  

Hi, I'm Heather. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with my husband, our young daughter and two always entertaining cats. I focus on card-making, which I've been into since 2008, but, occasionally I'll spread my crafty wings and dabble in other things, such as 3D projects, digital scrapbooking, or sewing. This is my third term at Use It Tuesday and while Use It Tuesday has helped me greatly in encouraging me to use my stash, my real talent seems to be that I can buy stuff faster than I use it!! <blush> This term, I'm trying REALLY HARD to concentrate on using what's in my craft room, rather than buying more! My other challenge this term is finding time to get into my craft room with a new baby in the house. Wish me luck!

My name is Carolina, I'm a 32 years old Chilean girl in love with paper crafts. I live in Santiago, with my fianc√© and our 3 year old little girl named Isidora. I work full time as translator and foreign trade assistant in a multinational company.  I started scrapbooking in 2004, I took a break on 2007 and started over again on 2010, but this time with way more energy and resources that in my beginnings. I would define my style as clean, simple, colorful and playful. I work mainly on layouts, but lately I am so interested in altering stuff and decorating my home with paper. I love big titles, dimension, hand stitching and recently I've discovered misting, which is my new obsession. I'm so excited to be part of Use it Tuesday, I have loads of unused supplies waiting for me to decide to use them, this is the right place to be :)


 My name is Cathy and I live in New Brunswick, Canada. I am a married mom to a two-and-a-half year old son who definitely keeps my husband and I on our toes! As I also work outside of the home full time I don't have a lot of spare time, but I try to use what I have wisely, which means I am crafting almost every spare moment! I love making cards as it is a fun creative outlet, and it is small enough that I don't feel overwhelmed by the messes I get myself into. I've been stamping and papercrafting for about four years, and I definitely go through my 'hoarding' phases. Lately I've been collecting 6x6 pads,before that it was spray mists and paints, before that stamps, and before that it was various colours of card stock (I still have some unopened packages dating back several years). I could go on and on but you get the idea. For this reason I love the Use it Tuesday philosophy and I can't wait to get crafting with all of you! :)

 My name is Danielle, born in 1981 so you do the math :-) I live in The Hague, which is a big city near the beach in The Netherlands. I have been collecting scrap supplies since 2004....oh and sometimes I actually do scrapbooking ;-) This place is perfect for me to finally use all of my collectables and to try some older techniques again. Mostly I make layouts, but mini albums are also a fabourite of mine. I don't have kids of my own, so I 'steal' lots of photo's of my niece and nephew to scrap. Besides photo's of them I scrap a lot about my travels. I'm really looking forward to this term and to get to know a lot of new people over here!


 Hello, my name is Haven, I live in Eugene, Oregon and all I do is laundry.  Well at least it feels that way with 4 kids under the age of 13.  Most of the time they are making messes faster than I can clean them, especially, the youngest. I swear if my son was born first he’d be an only child.  In the rest of my free time I work very part time as a water exercise instructor, volunteer as a Girl Scouts leader/ camp registrar/ service unit treasure and scrap.    I started scrapbooking in 1999 when my first daughter was born and I have been addicted ever since.  My style tends to be all over the place, but lately I’m in love with sketches.  In my crazy busy day it’s nice to have a given start point, so I can get something done.    I joined the blogging community a little over a year ago and have been and currently am on a few design teams. I love seeing what my fellow DT has going on and find that they inspire me to try new things.


My name is Marjolaine. I live in Ottawa, Canada with my husband of 15 years and my four children. I have been scrapbooking since 1997 and due to the fact that I was a consultant for a scrapbooking company for 6 years followed by owning my own store for the last three I HAVE MOUNTAINS OF HOARDED SUPPLIES!!! I am passionate about using my stash so  Use It Tuesday is perfect for me! I don't really have a style. I love to try new things and use products in unconventional ways. My favourite things to do are layouts, mini-albums, mixed-media and altered art...not always in that order!  I enjoy designing and teaching and it is my desire to encourage others to make time for what they love while not comparing themselves with others.


My name is Stephanie U., and I live in New Mexico. I am a mom to three kids - a 4.5 year old girl, a 2.5 year old boy, and an almost 1 yo girl. My days a filled with keeping them happy and safe, teaching online classes for our local community college, trying to keep the house presentable, and crafting! I have always liked to craft, but I really got into scrapbooking two years ago. Before then, my "stash" could fit in roughly a 1ft by 1ft by 1ft container - including most of my tools. Now, just my 12x12 papers take up more than that! So, I am here to use my stash and help others find creative ways to stop hoarding and CREATE!

 My name is Tess and I am from beautiful British Columbia Canada! I am the mom of one, who is 17 and graduates high school next year.....and married to my best friend! I also have two spoiled rotten fur babies :) I have been gettin my craft on now for about 6 years and I am addicted to all things papercraft. I love stamps. I am a self proclaimed paper hoarder. And anything that sparkles distracts me pretty easily! My fave scrap subjects are my son, my nieces, my nephews and my cats!

Greetings from the Great White North! My name is Tammy and although originally from Ontario Canada, I have made my home in Calgary Alberta Canada for several years. I am a married WAHM to a lovely three year old boy named Riley and we also have two pound puppies, a pug named Pickles and a bijon named Tonka. I was so excited to find that I was going to be a part of the Use it Tuesday design team. I have so much stash you wouldn't believe. When my scrappy friends need things, they come to me and I still don't know anything is gone :)

I love 6xt6 paper pads and using my stamps (both ink and digital) as well as ribbon..oh do I have a soft spot for ribbon. I have been crafting for several years and started with scrapbooking but I love making cards. I also enjoy tags and have just started to get into mini-albums as well. Anything that will help me use up my stash that much quicker. I don't have any particular style but tend to be inspired by the theme or the product that I am using. I love checking out other blogs so I will definitely be looking forward to checking out all those that play with us each week and being inspired and hopefully inspiring you as well.


 My name is Victoria and I live in Toronto, Canada. I am a mother to a 2-year-old daughter and wife to a super sweet guy. Growing up, I’ve always enjoyed visual arts and crafting. Last year, I started buying a lot of crafting supplies but I’ve only recently started using them. In the last few months, I got more involved with card-making after starting my own blog and discovering a whole world of talented crafters out there in the blog world. Since I am fairly new to card making, I look forward to trying out new techniques and being inspired by all the creative crafters out there. I love looking at (and possibly buying) craft supplies so I’m hoping I can use up some of these before I get a reason to buy more. Other than hoarding craft supplies, I also love to collect a lot of disposable/recyclable items, which I hope to eventually integrate into my cards.  When I am not crafting, I spend most of my time taking care of my daughter who amazes me everyday and working part time as a teacher at a tutor centre.

We look forward to seeing everyone back on July10th for another challenge!