Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Challenge #60: What Was I Thinking!?!

 Happy Tuesday, Users!

Use It Tuesday is here every two weeks for the purpose of helping you use your stash. I'm sure our Design Team are not the only ones who have too much craft stuff hidden away here and there. There are probably a few products (or pictures?) in your craft stash that have been there for quite awhile.
And every time you look at it you think...
Why did I buy that ?
Why did I buy that many!!
Or, WHY did I let my friends take pictures when I did THAT!

Pull 'em out, time to Use them. This week we're playing
What Was I Thinking!!

***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 lapse in logic on our Use It Tuesday site using Inlinkz by noon EST on Friday August 2, 2013. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE060 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 check out the great things our Design Team regret:

Brenshevia bought this paper pack about 2 years ago, finding it adorable. But then just couldn't find the right mojo needed to make it work for her projects. She finally tackled it today, along with some three year old pictures of her grandson. What a cutie pie!

 Tracy decided to document her various bad hairstyles of the 80's and 90's. She also used up some supplies that have been in her collection for over 5 years - both the patterned paper and the glitter star. Lookin' sharp, Tracy!

Rachel tackled the teabag folding technique trying to make a layout she admired. It didn't come out quite the same, but it did give her an opportunity to use some papers and embellishments from her stash. Also hoarded? The pictures which are of her son whose now in his 20's. 

Tammy rocked the flocking!!! This flock has been hiding in her stash for awhile, but has always seemed to difficult, clunky and messy to use. After a bit of research on the internet, she was able to make it look fantastic and wants to use it all the time! Is that chick adorable? Awesome job, Tammy!

Jessica A didn't appreciate this "Big Attitude" title, feeling it had a strong negative connotation. But, she found a way to make it work positively with this weeks layout. She also used border strips and paper clips that are over 4 years old and re-stashed from here mom's craft room.

Valentina got a great deal on this set of patterned papers and stickers several years ago. It was an impulse purchase and they then sat in the bottom of her closet, unused. Thinking they looked a bit "old fashioned", she added a modern tough with some handwritten journaling. More pictures can be found on her blog!

Becky has a couple of "What Was I Thinking" things going on in this layout. First of all, the silly faces with her mother. Second, she maybe got a bit overexcited about this Doodlebug collection and now has more of it than she probably needs. There aren't too many themes that go with pineapple and pear paper. The doily is also re-purposed from an event earlier this year and the candy dots and border stickers are a few years old.

Jessica B started punching hearts for her project and then about halfway through, wondered what she was thinking! The love sticker is about three years old, as is the picture frame she used for this project.

And Nicole picked up these Graphic 45 metal embellishments in one of her shopping trips and then couldn't figure out why, since she usually avoids both vintage and dimensional embellishments. All of the papers in the layout are also over a year old.

And our Guest Designer with us this challenge is Lizzie R, who won our Bring on the Sunshine challenge. When she heard our theme for this challenge, she pulled out her Xyron Design Runner. It was a great deal 5 years ago, but she was reminded how difficult it can be to use! She used it on this challenge to print out the quotes and escape curve.

Now, go 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!