Monday, November 6, 2017

Use Your Stuff #287 - Take 5

Hello, everyone! Good Monday morning to you! Are you ready for the new week? I'm not sure I am, but it's here nonetheless.

We have a new challenge up today at Use Your Stuff. This week Amy is challenging us to "Take 5" - pick 5 things from your stash that has been lost among the collections and use them to create something.

I'm going to be honest here - it's been a rough few days around here. My youngest son that has autism has had a rough time at school this past week or so. It's gotten to the point of us looking into what other options we have, and that has consumed most of my time and sucked the creativeness right out of me. I've missed my creative time - it is a stress reliever for me - and I decided I needed to get back in my craft room and get something made!

I've been going through my stash for my December Daily album and I came across these metal stockings from Making Memories. I've probably had these since 2003 or 2004. Perfect for this challenge don't you think?! My 5 items are - a 6x6 paper pad from Simple Stories that I haven't used in a year or two, these metal stockings, a stamp from Close To My Heart that hasn't seen the light of day for a good 3 years, a circle punch (I tend to use my dies more than my punches lately), and when I used the punch it didn't make a clean punch, so I used my edge distresser to make it look intentional!

Head on over to Use Your Stuff to see the projects from the rest of the design team. Why don't you pick out 5 forgotten items in your stash and play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day!


  1. An absolutely beautiful Christmas Card! :) Love the use of the metal stockings. TYFS!
    So sorry it's been a rough few days there. ((HUGZ)) That's so hard!
    Keep up the beautiful work. Your cards always make me smile!

  2. She is beautiful !Be strong to overcome the difficult period
    everything will be alright !

  3. Cute card! I hope things get a bit easier for you soon.

  4. What a cute card and I love the little metal stocking charms!