Wednesday, January 23, 2013

01/23/13 - Use It Tuesday #48

Hi all!
Just sharing the latest layout I created.
I felt like scrapping last night so I pulled out the list I made for myself of all the challenges I would like to participate in and decided to create a layout for the latest challenge over at Use It Tuesday.
"Use it Tuesday" is a blog that I discovered a couple of months ago.
Just like other challenge blogs "Use It Tuesday" presents different types of challenges to participate in. What makes them different is that they require that you use hoarded supplies on your creations.
As you know, that's what I have been trying to do: use up my stash.
So imagine how excited I was to find this blog!
I created a layout for Challenge #48:
"Warm it Up: Use Red, Orange, and/or Yellow"
Please make a project that uses at least one of these color

I had originally planned on using ALL 3 colors on my layout but when I came across the pics of my son opening one of his gifts this past Christmas, I decided I wanted to scrap them. Obviously the 3 color combo wouldn't work w/ these pics or the theme, so I went w/ using just the color red as a way to satisfy the challenge requirement.
Here is the layout:
Journaling: "David and I don't believe in young children having cell phones. Because of this, Joseph didn't get a phone until Christmas 2012; 6 mos before his 18th Birthday"
I chose the title "Finally" because I'm sure that's what my son was thinking when he opened his present.  He's been wanting a cell phone so badly but as my journaling states, we don't believe in kids having cell phones.  Joseph will be an adult in 6 months (Yikes!) so we decided it was okay for him to have one now.
As you can see I went a little crazy w/ my layering and doodling, LOL!
But I'm okay w/ that because it was fun and that's what scrapbooking is supposed to be: FUN!
And I used up so much old stuff on here!
The  snowflake rub-ons,  journaling tag, word strips, title letters, scalloped mat (behind the title and tag) are all from a Scrapbook kit I bought in December of 2010.
The papers I used aren't from that kit but are just as old (maybe even older!).
Gosh even the buttons are a couple of years old!
After I was done w/ the layout I realized I had used yellow and orange:
yellow = word strips and title letters
orange = snowflake (on the top circle)
So without even trying I wound up using ALL 3 colors like I had wanted to...
Yay me! LOL!


  1. I love it! Good for you for using your stash! And good for you for waiting to give your son a cell phone. I'm amazed at how many people are giving phones to 1st graders and thinking nothing of it....

  2. I totally agree with you and Cindy! I was astonished that my SEVEN year old nephew got a cell phone for Christmas! No way!! This is a lovely layout, too, btw! :)

    And thank you for such sweet, kind words on my blog today. I have a lot to catch up on in the blog world! :)

  3. Love love love love it!!!! I loveeeeee the photos, the colors and the title is perfect!! And you ain't gonna believe what my next five days of posts are all about???? De-stashing!! LOL!!!!

  4. I agree with you Cindy! Good for you to sticking to what you think is right! I love to see layouts in our challenges! Thanks for playing along at Use it Tuesday!
    Tracy DT

  5. Very cute layout and how fun that he looks so excited! :D

  6. So fun, Doreen! His face says it all! I totally agree on the whole cell phone thing, but I also understand when a child is home alone more often than any child should be, as is the case with my niece. Thus, she's twelve-years-old with a cell phone. CRAZY! Great mix of papers and patterns, and I LOVE that title ;)!

    Oh, and I just don't know how people accomplish that December Daily thing. December is busy enough as it is ;). Good luck next time!

  7. Very nice layout! I love all the layering and those buttons look adorable on here!Thanks so much for joining us at Use It Tuesday!


  8. A happy accident, is what I'd call it: using all 3 w/out even trying :D Thanks for linking up with us at Use It Tuesday.

  9. Oh I LOOOVE the letter stickers....and the journaling!! :) If you have a chance check out the new scrapbooking blog starting up. Your layouts would be a great fit for the coming challenges and you might enjoy the inspiration!! :) :) :) :) :)


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