Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Challenge #69: The Finale

Hello Users!

I would like to start by saying that on behalf of the Use It Tuesday Team, it has been an AWESOME 3 years playing with you!
{And I can't believe it has really been that long!}

Our core admin team has gone through MANY changes since the inception of Use It Tuesday!  From jobs to kids to babies to thriving businesses to international moves, we have seen it all!  Thankfully we made it through with the support of one another.

With all of that said, at this point in time, we just do not feel we can continue to support Use It Tuesday with all the love and attention it deserves.  We have made the difficult decision to close out 2013 by saying farewell to the challenge-blog world.

We hope you have been as inspired by us over the past 3 years as we have been by you.  We love you all and wish you much happiness as you continue to use your stash!

We hope you will join us in our final challenge, which is all about WINTER & HOLIDAYS!

***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 using Inlinkz by noon EST on Friday 20 December. No blog? No problem! Just use keyword USE069 when uploading to an online gallery and leave us a direct link so we can find your creation.

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.

The Design Team has outdone themselves this week. Here's some great inspiration to get you started:

Michele made this simply stunning card with her Bo Bunny rub-ons that were part of a larger collection kit.  We all have those left-overs, don't we?!  She has had these stashed away for over 2 years.  Looks just beautiful!

Nicole made this hilarious layout using her coordinating Bo Bunny papers and rub-ons!  How can a page about something 'ugly' be so perfectly festive?!

Jessica A repurposed this platter!  She had it set up for fall, then changed out a few things using her old chipboard letters and snowflake to make a wonderfully festive decoration!!  She also added some flocking to the pinecones to give them a touch of winter!  Fabulous idea!

Valentina loves a vintage Christmas and this card does not disappoint!  She used a Christmas stamp that had yet to be inked , the sticker is from an old set of Simple Stories and finally, the kraft paper is from an old My Mind's Eye paper collection.  It all coordinates beautifully!

Jessica B made a super quick card using her stash!  Her paper is 4 years old, the wreath is 2, and the Merry Christmas tag layered in there hails from 2012.  This is a wonderful inspiration for those of us who need a quick project idea!

Tracy had the genius idea to use die cuts as a circular border!  She had been hoarding them for over 5 years and now says her stack is a little smaller!  Her paper is also from 4 years ago.  What a fun way to use it!!

Tammy is showing us her Elf on the Shelf, Sam!!  She made this darling page in her December Daily using Echo Park's Christmas paper line from last year.  All her embellishments were lovingly placed and saved from the stash drawer!

Heather made this festive card by opening a stashed 6x6 paper pad that had been hiding in her craft room!  She topped it off with the perfect sentiment from a 4 year old pack of Stampin UP rub-ons!  We also recognize that cranberry ribbon purchased from the SU clearance rack a few years ago.  I just might have a FEW rolls in my stash, too!

Rachel pretty much pulled it ALL out of her scrap drawer to make this gorgeous winter inspired card.  She had the card and the doily just laying around and found the gems at the bottom of a box!  The topper and paper were left over from a kit.  Such beauty put together from scraps!

And our last but definitely not least Guest Designer for Use It Tuesday is Liz!  She made this gorgeous layout using a 10 year old snowman sticker AND repurposing snowflake confetti from a 2008 holiday work party!!  She even repurposed corrugated cardboard that was packaging for patterned paper!  Thank you, Liz!  You rocked it!

Thank you for playing with us over the past 3 years!  
We can't wait to see what you create! Now go clean up that stash and Use It!!