Sunday, February 28, 2010

31 Days of March Contest

Posting a day early to give you all a head have at it.
What you have to do is complete as many of the challenges as you can by March 31st. The person that completes the most will win an AWESOME prize!!! In the event that more than one person completes the same amount of challenges...I will pick a random winner from those people using THE FRUIT MACHINE.I hope you will all try to participate! These will be quickie challenges...and who may have a ton of fun!!Look what you can win!!!
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher...let me tell you...I have one and it is awesome!!! You WANT to win this!!

1) Create a mini coaster book:
2) Make a layered flower (using any type of flower you want)
3) Alter a piece of chipboard
4) Make your own beads:
5) Make an all in one pocket card:
6) Make a purse (these instructions use playing cards…but you can use heavy cardstock and instead of laminating it…cover with contact paper or clear packing tape:
7) Alter a clothespin (spring one or old fashion)
8) Make a treat box:
9) Make a circle card (or just a circle for a layout) based on the card shown here (7th one down): (I used a brad...I suck at eyelets!!)
10) Make a fabric flower (can use paper if you do not have fabric):
11) Alter clear buttons: Place Glossy Accents onto the back of one clear button, place button onto selected paper, push button down to help remove air bubbles that may occur, let glossy accents set for about 5 min. Now that the Glossy Accents has set, using scissors cut out each button. Using a paper piercer poke through the button holes.
12) Make an inchie
13) Use this sketch for a card, layout or tag:
14) Make a ransom note using leftover letter stickers (can be journaling, does not have to be a ransom demand!!!LOL)
15) Stamp an image and color it in.
16) Finish something you have been meaning to complete (scrap/craft related) show before and after pics.
17) Make a keychain…use anything you want!
18) Stamp something using this crayon resist technique:
19) Alter an old dvd/cd
20) Make something using NO embellish (ie: brads, eyelets, flowers…etc)
21) Alter an empty can (from soup, beans….)
22) Create a card, layout or tag with stitching
23) Distress a 3 x 3 pieces of cardstock and use it on a tag, lo or card
24) Make a paper book mark: (you don’t have to make the card…)
25) Make a pleated paper ribbon (if you can’t stitch it that is okay…):
26) Make a paper pieced bug of your choice
27) Create something with buttons…here is some inspiration:
28) Use something you have made form above on a card, layout or tag
29) Use your favorite lyrics on a card, layout or tag
30) Make your own patterned paper using stamps and plain cardstock
31) You win something extra if you complete ALL the challenges!!!

Another "Coaster" Mini Book

Here's another Coaster Mini Book. This time I made it without the coasters (or chipboard). Came out just as sturdy in my opinion. I just used some heavy patterned cardstock with the ribbon sandwiched between the both. I also scored the middle to create a half inch spine. The inside accordion albums are bigger this time too. They are 3.5 x 3.5.
Project Ingredients:
Club Scrap Cruisin' Kit (Aug 2008)
double stick tape

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Coaster Mini-Book

This is a Coaster Mini Book. It is one of the challenges for the upcoming 31 Days of March Contest I will be posting on the first. It was fun to make and very easy. I found that you really need to have all your supplies picked out ahead of time. It makes it go faster. The first one I started, I ended up not having coordinating ribbon...guess I will need to hit the craft stores if I want to finish that one...hee hee.

Project Ingredients:
**Narratives by Karen Russell**
**black ribbon**
**off white organza ribbon**
**cream Prism cardstock**
**2 4x4 pieces of chipboard (I used the backing that comes with pad of paper)**
**double stick tape (works better than the ordinary tape runner adhesive)**
**scrapworks exposed elements vinyl appliques-words**
**Chatterbox brad maker**
**DCWV La Creme (used for the brad)**
**sand paper**

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

DOLLAR Days...selling some no longer needed items!

10 cents each
8 for $1.00

3 for $1.00

non-dollar days items:

Fiber...all for $2.00

3.00 each items

Plastic Embellie Jars...$5.00

Items are new and gently used. Trying to make room for new stuff!!

Paypal accepted for purchases over $5.00...the fees are not worth it on anything smaller. If you would like to do Paypal regardless of the amount I can add an extra 50 cents to help cover the fees.

Please note I can only mail things out on Fridays unless your shipping is priority and you have paid with paypal.

{I charge ACTUAL shipping} ***PLEASE keep in mind that in some cases shipping may be more than what you are spending on the scrap items. This is because the prices for the items are SO LOW for the amount of items you are getting.

***I will only hold items for 1 week. If payment is not received by then they will become available again. Please have the courtesy to take the time to tell me if you have changed your mind...I take the time to packaged your things to get you the actual shipping cost.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Coming Soon....31 Days of MARCH ~CONTEST~

On March 1st, I will be posting 31 mini challenges. I did something similar to this in one of my scrap groups. What you have to do is complete as many of the challenges as you can by March 31st. The person that completes the most will win an AWESOME prize!!!
In the event that more than one person completes the same amount of challenges...I will pick a random winner from those people using THE FRUIT MACHINE.
I hope you will all try to participate! These will be quickie challenges...and who may have a ton of fun!!

Look what you can win!!!

Tiny Attacher | The Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher is smaller than mini stapler. It’s unique design allows you to secure ribbons and other elements to your project with a simple squeeze. Includes 100 tiny staples that measure approximately 0.25" each.

If you do not have a will need to set up a photo hosting account like flickr or photobucket so you can link where you post your completed challenges!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wall Mail Holder

I needed a place to put the mail... especially bills that need to be paid. So I made this. Really like how it came out. I had been dying to use this paper by Webster's Pages. I cut the house out of one sheet and adhered it to some chipboard so it would stand out a little more against the background paper. And I just love that tree cardstock sticker! Two pieces of twill are used like hinges to keep the cover from opening all the way.
Project Ingredients:
Webster's Pages Hello Beautiful
Mod Podge
Chipboard Covers (from an unused project)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Meal Planner Wall

This is the second version of my Meal Planner Wall. I really like this one. I found the most perfect paper for it. It was very easy to make. I bought a magnetic/dry erase board for about six bucks at WalMart and covered it with the paper (using magnets). I can change the paper if I want without anything ripping.
I had some magnetic backed paper that I cut into strips for the meals. I like that I can rearrange the meals without erasing and what not. The clipboards on wither side were altered to match using some more of the same paper. One clipboard is for my grocery list and one is for my WalMart/Costco list. The bookshelf under helps anchor it all. Originally that was not there...but it really made a difference. It also gives me a place to house my cookbooks and cooking magazines as well as my Recipe Nest (love that thing!). I got the Bon Apetit wall vinyl at Kohl's. I had a coupon and $10 in Kohl's Cash. It ended up costing under $5.00. So...I figure this project cost me well under $20 since a few items were repurposed. Not bad...and ever so functional!
Project Ingredients:
*Teresa Collins Haute Cuisine Collection* Inkjet Magnetic Sheets* magnets* magnetic/dry erase board* clipboards* brown paint* mod podge* adhesive runner* DCWV Bon Appetit*

Monday, February 1, 2010

Blog Candy WINNER!!!

Wow...thanks ladies for all the comments! I really appreciate them. And without further adieu....

the winner of the blog candy is:


I guess it is no surprise since she commented a bazillion times. Congrats!

Thanks for playing everyone...