Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Challenge #44: Ink It Up...Finally

Welcome to another Use It Tuesday, Users!

Just another quick reminder that our Open Design Team Call for our January 1 to June 30, 2013 term closes on November 30th. If you're interested, please check out this post to read all about it.

What do we have for you this week? Well, it's a favorite around here...it's UN-INKED STAMP WEEK. There's no excuse not to play along. If you do not have at least one un-inked stamp sitting on your shelf, then come on over to my house. I could keep us both going with this challenge for the next few months! 

***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 7, 2012. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE044 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!

Let's find out what our Design Team had hiding on their shelves:

Cathy has one of those stamps that we love to hate. You know, the really beautiful image, but no idea how or where to use it? She also used, of all things, bubble wrap from last Christmas to lightly stamp some paint in the corners of the card. How inventive is that!?!

Caroli took awhile to find a stamp for this challenge...not because she didn't have one, but because she had too many!!! She ended up decorating the background of her layout with tiny flowers and snowflakes. She also cracked the seal on some MME brads that have been around for a year.

Danielle stepped away from her usual layouts to bring us this gorgeous holiday card using an un-inked background stamp. She also used some of her lesser used cardstock colors to dress her adorable snowmen.

Stephanie's use of un-inked stamps are effective, but you have to look closely...see those tags at the top of her picture? The red, orange and cream one? They hide another picture behind the main image, but they also utilize some un-inked Stella and Rose stamps that she's had for a year and a half. Neat!

Haven brought along a Guest Designer this week...her daughter! The stamp this designer (and her assistant) chose to use is un-inked, but hasn't been sitting in her stash for quite as long as the "I Love You" tags from a garage sale 3 years ago or the patterned background inked with 10 year old ink (look, still juicy!). A beautiful work of art, ladies!

Marjolaine won this stamp set a few months ago and decided this challenge was a great time to ink it up. The bonus? She discovered another set of stamps in the package that she knew nothing about! Hopefully they get used before our next "un-inked" challenge!

Heather just HAD to have this stamp set from an SU Holiday Mini before it disappeared "forever". Funny thing, "forever" only lasted until the next catalogue came out and lo and behold, there the set was again!! Despite it being a "must have" it's sat un-used on the shelf for some time and was crying for some attention.

And Tammy pulled out this beautiful, but hard to use, stamp from her stash, along with some Basic Grey papers, pearls and ribbon that have been around for awhile.

And, Sherri is our Guest Designer this week!! She had a Jillibean Soup Travel Stamp set from a kit...ready for this?...TWO summers ago! She paired it with some patterned paper that's been hoarded for "months and months" for this perfectly themed Vegas vacation layout. Thanks for playing with us again, Sherri.

It's your turn! Get Inky 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!