Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Challenge #57: Masculine

Welcome back, Users!

Before we begin with our next challenge, we just want to take a minute to thank each and every one of you who applied on our recent Design Team call. We received so many very talented entries and we truly appreciate your interest.

Our challenge theme this week is MASCULINE. With Father's Day coming up in less than a week, we thought it appropriate to celebrate the men in our lives.
However, you don't have to make a Father's Day card...just make it masculine.  

***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 fabulous entries on our Use It Tuesday site using Inlinkz by noon EST on Friday June 21, 2013. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE057 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 see what the Design Team has created for you this week:

Sherri's take on this week's theme was to go heavily on the blues and pop it with some lime green. The washi tape she used is a couple of years old, as is the brad, wooden star, journaling spot and alphabets.

Nicole hopes she hit the masculine note with this one. The Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper collection has been lovingly cherished since she bought it many moons ago and the border stamp from Studio Calico has been un-inked for about 6 months. 

Stephanie flagged down a winner of a layout using her hoarded "Out and About collection. Super cute!!

Danielle pulled some American Craft papers from her stash and made this Father's Day card. She also went dotty with her extensive collection of enamel dots. 

Tracy used scraps of her My Mind's Eye "Tres Jolie" paper collection, which is about 6 years old. All she had left were large strips, but she made them work on this great layout!

Stacey created this cute gift tote for the best Dad in her life! The patterned paper, sentiment tag and hemp cording are all from her stash. 

Tammy use some scraps to make the banner winding across her layout. The stickers are so old, she doesn't even remember where they came from! And, the picture subject may have celebrated his 1st birthday a few years ago, so those are hoarded too!!

Heather made this masculine card using a stamp set that hasn't been out of the box for awhile, some ribbon scraps floating around her craft desk and a large orange button that came in a package and fell into the "what am I going to do with this" category. 

And, last but never least, our Guest Designer for this challenge is Michelle. Michelle was our winner from our "You Can't Touch This" challenge and she's back for another challenge with a layout using hoarded Echo Park papers and some chipboard letters from K&Co. Great layout, Michelle!

We can't wait to see your projects! Get Going, 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!