Monday, December 9, 2013

Challenge #68: WINNERS!!

"Anything Goes" week here at Use It Tuesday is always a popular one. This week, we had 115 gorgeous entries. Let me tell you, picking just two to highlight for you was a tough challenge. 

So, we didn't!
For this challenge, we changed things up slightly at Use It Tuesday and will not draw a "winner" to be a future Guest Designer. Because of this, we instead decided to take our time wandering through the gorgeous entries and each Design Team member selected one entry they wanted to share with all of you.
If you were one of the entries we chose to share, congratuations!
If you weren't, it doesn't mean we don't appreciate the time and effort you put into visiting us, creating for our challenge and them coming back to post it. There were simply too many gorgeous entries to show you all of them (it would be a VERY long post). 

Of course, if you are reading this and have time, you are always welcome to go back through our InLinkz entries and leave some comment love for your fellow crafters. We all appreciate it!

Now, let's take a tour through this week's Winner's Gallery!

We start with the selection from our fearless Challenge leader and founder of Use It Tuesday, Siobhan. Siobhan started Use It Tuesday 68 challenges ago (almost three years) with the goal of inspiring us all to get into our craft room and use those accumulating supplies. Thanks to her, the drawers and cupboards would probably be bursting by now. 

Siobhan chose Melissa Miranda's absolutely adorable owl gift basket that she made for her child's teacher. Isn't it adorable? She used brown papers from her stash to create this unique 3D project.

Tracy picked Brenda Ragsdale's beautiful layout. Being a scrapbooker herself, I know that Tracy has a soft spot for the layout entries we get here at Use It Tuesday. This week, Tracy loved the layers that created an eye-catching creation. She's also a huge fan of the Teresa Collins collection Brenda used.

Tammy selected Kathy Jo's elegant Christmas card, falling in love with the subtle bleaching and gorgeous color combination. She also loved the gorgeous embellishments Kathy Jo pulled out of her stash.

Steffanie S was Michele's pick this week.She loved that Steffanie took some old patterns that didn't work for her and used the "B" side instead. She also loved the simple ornament shapes and fussy cut presents. Gorgeous and festive!!

Next up is Doreen Vasquez, who caught Becky's eye this week with the gorgeous colors in her layout. Plus, the fact that pretty much everything on the page was hoarded in her stash.

Heather wanted us all to see Shirley's beautiful card. Heather has so much trouble with "busy" background papers, so loved how Shirley really made it work with this card. Plus, the coloring on the image - just highlights in the same shade as the paper - is really eye-catching!

Jessica B found this delightful altered project on JanR's blog. Jessica loved how simple and cute it was. The fact that it was resurrected from the "altered projects graveyard" is fun too!!

Valentina picked Lauren Tomacek's advent calendar. This unique project itself is from her stash. It was first created in 2010 and Lauren updated it to be fresh again by replacing the main display panel and decorations. Valentina loved the cute trees she made from saved twine from bouquets.

Jessica A wanted to share the creation from Issys with us. Issys created a super sweet holiday mini album for her friend using empty cookie boxes plus ribbons, tags and buttons from her stash. Check out the pictures of the inside on her blog. It is adorable!!

And that's it for our Winner's Gallery! Once again, thank you to each and every person who entered.

Our last challenge of 2013 will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday December 10th.
Come on back and see what we're up to this week!