Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Our DT needs you!

Hey there!  We hope you had an amazing month of summer holidays!  The DT will be back next week with some new challenges and inspiration for you!

Speaking of the DT, we are sad to say good bye to DT members Sarah and Lori....we have loved having them on the UYS team and we hope that you have been inspired and amazed at their amazing creations each week.  Make sure you continue to check out their blogs!  We wish them all the best in the future and hope that they will stop by now and then to say hi and let us know how they are doing!

So, we have 2 positions to fill!  If you are interested in being on a DT here's what we are looking for:

You need to have access to a blog so that you can post your creations for the team and talk about our challenges

You need to have access to facebook as that is where we meet and discuss all our team stuff!

You need to love to scrap - it can be layouts, cards, mixed media, altered art whatever! As long as you love to create it and it fits within our weekly theme for your team!

You need to be able to create a minimum of 2 projects a month (each team alternates) and host your own challenge about once every 3 months!

You need to send me via email  to tampatha01@gmail.com some samples of your work or a link to your blog as well as a short blurb about yourself

You do not need previous design experience! Everyone is welcome to apply!

The call is open until September 10th 2016. The new members will be announced on September 12 and you can expect to see their work starting on September 19th!

The term is September - March with first option to stay on again for another term after that.

If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, the email me! :)

Monday, August 1, 2016

The DT is on Vacation!

Hey there everyone!  Thanks for checking in this week......

The Design Team is taking the month of August off for some much needed vacation time with their families!

We will be back on September 5th for our next fun challenge for you!  We hope to see you then.

Have an amazing summer!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Highlights - Challenge #231 - Floral Prints

Hello everyone! Thank you all so much for joining in our floral prints challenge last week! There were so many beautiful projects to look at. That makes my job of picking a Top 3 very difficult! I would have loved to pick them all, but here are my Top 3...well, Top 4, in no particular order:

I love this pretty pocket letter that Janis made. Every little pocket is a piece of art!

I love the watercolored sentiment on this card.

Love the embossed panel on this card! Such pretty colors, too!

This is the cutest little frog ever, and I love that it is a pop up card!

Thank you all for playing along with us! Be sure to grab your "Featured" button in the right side bar!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Challenge #231 - Floral prints

Hello everyone! Lori here, and I will be hosting this week's challenge. This week I am challenging you to use floral patterned paper on your project. You can use as little or as much as you want on your project, I just want to see some floral paper!

Floral prints are some of my favorite patterns to work with - especially on cards - which is what I have created for you today.

Here are the beautiful projects from the rest of the team:



A Halloween/Birthday card done up with Graphic 45 papers.

Lots of florals on this Birthday card

 I made my page with this pic of my dad and stepmom around their 5th anniversary, using several different floral patterned  papers with similar colours, and black and chalkboard for cohesiveness.

Coaster Calendar plus Post it Notes

There is also a process video for this layout on my YT Channel!

Lots of inspiration for you today! I hope you join us this week for my floral prints challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Challenge # 230: Die Cuts and or Punches Highlights!

Hello dear friends! All your creations were totally amazing. We love to see all your creativity and today we have the highlights to share with you:

Thank you so much for be part of our Challenges and don't forget to grab your badges from the sidebar!

See you tomorrow with other amazing theme!

Monday, July 18, 2016

#229 Fruits and Vegetables Highlights

A big thank you to those of you who played along in our Fruits and Vegetables challenge!  You are all winners and your entries were fabulous!

This is such a cute image and the side panel block is such a great compliment to it!

Love the great layers and fabulous piecing of your ATC

Such a cute card and the Monkey ribbon is just so perfect for it!

Thanks for playing ladies and don't forget to grab your badges from the sidebar!

Challenge # 230 - Die Cuts and/or Punches

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here this week to share with you a great challenge week! I love to combine in my creations stamps with die cuts and/or punches and today I want to invite you to follow me in this style. You can create any style of project, just must be using die cuts or punches!

This is my card, I made this using two different die cuts from Gina Marie, the stitched loop border and the XL Butterfly that I combined with Hugs and Smiles stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps. If you want you can find the complete tutorial to create this HERE in my blog.

I used the Tim Holtz dies *Wildflowers*, just love the shape of all the different blossoms. For the background I used a die also designed by him, the *Mixed Media* die set.

I colored the tag with distress ink in Stormy Sky and Walnut Stain by just wiping the pads over the tag, I love the vintage feel of this technique.


If you're anything like me, I am still trying to catch up on last years Christmas photos, but here is a Christmas punch art Bon Bon I made for last years celebrations. Using a number of punches, this little reindeer is a cute character you can add to any Christmas project.


The scalloped ovals are Spellbinder dies and the numbers are Sizzix Tim Holtz dies.

The Santa and the Tree are electronic diecuts from my cameo