Sunday, May 31, 2009

Use Your Stash Blog Hop Party

Wow! Can you believe it has been a year for Use Your Stash? These gals have been super busy over the last year giving us fun challenges which not only challenge us to use what we have in our stash, but also our scraps. I know I've enjoyed them and I hope you have too.

Here are a few of my favorite projects that I've recently completed for Use Your Stash.
Also, leave me a comment about what your favorite thing about Use Your Stash is and you can win a pair of earrings from my new etsy shop. I plan on adding a few scrapbook embellishments in your package too...so check out my etsy shop and choose your favorite earring. Don't forget to leave me a comment. :)

Don't forget, in order to win the 2 packs of Coredinations, you must comment on all the blogs!

Next stop is Jingle's blog. Hop on over and see what she's been up to!

57 comments:

Lisa L. said...

I love challenges so it's great fun. Lisa L.

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

The challenge of using what you already have is my fav part of the UYS blog. Sometimes I just browse for inspiration.
What a great layout you created.

Jingle said...

Patti, your projects are wonderful! I LOVE the colors!!! I hadn't been to your shop yet! Your design looks great! Congrats on getting that up and running! I need to do one, but I'm scared! LOL!

Shawnsgirl315 said...

I love the encouragement to use what you already have rather than go out and buy some more new stuff! It is great.
Michelle

Kimmie said...

Happy Monday Patti...

~Kimmie

Jan said...

Love your work Patti!

My favorite thing about UYS is that it's okay to use things that are a little outdated.

Chrispea said...

Hey Patti!! What a fun blog hop!! I think my favorite thing about Use Your Stash is that you have some great challenges to use stuff you have that you don't use too often... I did the tag challenge one... and just loved how it turned out. Happy Anniversary!!

Stacy said...

Hey Patti! I love your LO, great colors. My favorite thing is seeing what all the DTs come up with. I get a lot of good ideas.

KSmith said...

Hey Patti happy Blog-versary. I played clarinet in the band. Have a few of those pics to be scrapped myself

rajah1116 said...

I love the challenges! I love someone giving me a little something that takes me out of my little box!

designingdms said...

Hi Patti! Love your blog! The best thing about UYS is that good feeling you get when you finish a project that was challenging and you didn't have to leave the house to buy anything to finish it.

Becca said...

I'm new here, but I like the idea behind using up my stash. I really need this!

Corey said...

oh I'm going to check your shop!

Marti said...

Love that LO Patti! It's beautiful!

Happy Birthday UYS!

Ginny said...

With all the new products that are always coming out, it is easy to forget to use what you already have. With Use your stash you are reminded & challenged to use what you have!

Love the Fun Black Earrings, the chocolate & blue are pretty too :)

Rachel said...

what pretty things you have made.

jan farnworth said...

i love the challegnes and seeign what you guys are going to challenge me to use next.

bakscrap said...

Happy anniversary URS! Just hopping over to join in the blog o log. My favorite part of URS is that they encourage us to use what we have, and it souds like we all have plenty to use.

bakscrap said...

I like the fun whimsical purple earrings the best. But they are all nice.

Bobbi-Lynn said...

Wow your stuff is awesome! Ok, my fav thing would be the challenges for sure.

Cookie Aguilar said...

ilove the challenges and the inspirations from the team!!!
great layout!

Kelly said...

gotta be the people!

Jess said...

I love that UYS shows great ideas to use what you have vs showing off the latest stuff.

Scrappy Jo said...

I am a newbie to UYS. I love CoreyW & Kimmie. They are so much fun on my forum. I like how they fit right into our little family. I am really happy to support UYS and to meet all the UYS friends.

Renee77 said...

I love the fact that I can join most challenges and not have to go shopping because I have a ton of stuff to work with. But that does not keep me from shopping. :)

snowlady said...

Hi Patti!! I love UYS because I am able to use those things that I purchased but don't get around to using.

Jolene said...

I really love the idea of a blog that encourages you to use up your old junk so you can buy new junk. Love that! Cool jewelry.

Kathy said...

I love (and desperately NEED) encouragement to weed out my stash. Some days I am buried in scrap stuff! And my fave from your etsy site is the fun whimsical purple earrings. Very very cute, cuz purple is my new fave color!

Celeste B. said...

The best thing about UYS is that it helps you use your stash...hah :)

Thomisia said...

I like the motivation to use what you have.

Chris said...

I just checked out your etsy, and those earrings are beautiful. Great job on them. And beautiful projects here as well!

Josie0602 said...

I love the projects on UYS. I have been embracing this philosophy so much more since I lost my job. Goodness knows I have plenty of things to use...just need to fire my imagination!

Chris said...

Seeing what the Team comes up with inspires my brain.

junqueandroses said...

The challenge of using your stash. I need that!!!!!

Jennifer said...

All the great inspiration! I'm new to UYS, but I hope to start participating soon!

pebblesjns said...

I love seeing all the great inspiration on the blog! It always helps me get out of my scrapping rut when I see pages others created!

LETUMom said...

Cool designs. My fav: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25861446

I love the seeing what everyone does with the challenges. I haven't been able to play lately, but plan to get back into this summer.

mica said...

I am having fun hopping. Love your style and blog. What I like about UYS is that it lets me focus on a certain item and it is a big jumping point for me to start a page.

LETUMom said...

PS, my dd is learning to play the picolo - she already plays the flute! Great LO!

CaughtULokNB4 said...

I like challenges and would like to get more involed with them. Summer summer summer - it gets in the way of my scrapbooking. LOL But I love summer.

Heather B said...

I love the name of this place - it inspires me to USE up my hoards and hoards of stuff.

Jessica said...

Hi Patti, I love that with inspiration from UYS I'm slowing using scrapping my photos, and using my pretty stuff instead of just hoarding it. ohhh I used to make a bit of jewellery, but once I started scrapping I put my beads and wires away. I love anything with brown or green, earthy tones.
What a fun blog hop,Thanks for the chacne to win! Happy B'day UYS!!

Areletha said...

Love your projects. This is my first time on Use your Stash - so I don't have a favorite yet.

Edwards Extras said...

Of course my fav thing about UYS is having to use my stash...LOL I have sooo much scrap crap..as my DH calls it..tee hee! It's busting out of my room! I need to step back and stop buying and actually use this stuff!!!

HeidiE

ScrapAddict21 said...

Love your green glass beads and brown earings. I also love your piccolo layout. Gorgeous.

Angie... by the said...

I like the uys because it helps me use things I have, obviously, and makes me think of them in new a creative ways instead of running down to the lss, ordering or going to mike's every week. Thanks!!!! Love your blog...

come see mine..
http://thefeathersinmynest-mommiextwo.blogspot.com/

Benga said...

great challenges and most of all I got to use my stash!!!

Thanks!

julie.schellin said...

I love the ideas for using up scraps...I always have plenty! :)

mustangkayla said...

I've been a stalker of the Use Your Stash blog! I love all the inspiration I get, how all you DT members make me want to hit my stash!

Beautiful jewelry in your Etsy Shop! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mikey said...

I love the inspiration on this blog!!!

denise c.

Dettao said...

I especially love the challenges. I haven't done one in a while cause I have been busy but I plan to pop in more often.

Margo said...

my fav thing about "use your stash" is just that!! using up old stash!!! so much of that i have!

salme said...

I am new in UYS but I like the idea that you're encouraging us to use our old stash.

CraftyRia said...

I love the challenges at Use Your Stash. They are very good for inspiration.

I enjoyed looking at all of your earrings! My favorites are the purple and white swirl ones. They are so pretty!

angie worthington said...

great challenges and you use what you have...great way to use up some stuff so the new can come in...

patti, all of the jewelry in your etsy shop is gorgeous!!!...love it!...

scrappinsmiles said...

Your challenges are fabulous! What fun things you do.