Sunday, January 17, 2010

The "Something New" Challenge...and win a new stamp set!

Happy Monday everyone! I know some of you may have the day off of work today...woohoo! Hope you all make the best of it!
We thought that this being January, it would be the prefect time to post the "Something new" challenge! Time to try something in your crafting that you never have before. Have you admired a technique and always wanted to try it, do you have software actions or applications that you have been meaning to play with but felt overwhelmed, a new product you just can't quite think about diving into? Well, this is your chance! Or you could twist this and scrap about something you want to do "new" in your, or loved one's, life... a new job, a new food, a new place to visit, a new musical instrument? The possibilities on this challenge are endless!
Also, if you are in need of some ideas, please be sure to scan through the years of techniques the team has added over on the techniques blog. You are SURE to find something new, and inspirational, over there!
This challenge is running from today through the 29th. When you add the link for your work could you also include the "something" new" you are doing, so we can share with the group! And I will be doing a prize this time!! Who wants a Maya Road stamp set!?! Super cute right? So get your entry in for a chance to win this cutie!

And here is some inspiration from the DT:
Kim - "I don't often use fabric on my layout and with Noel putting all of these great fabric swatches in our kits I knew I needed to get more comfortable with it so... I used one of the many techniques that technique queen Jana showed us on the T&T blog and came up with these stitched flowers. I used the fabric in the Paper Doll kit, trimmed out petals and stitched them to my layout."

Michele - "I decided to try V's technique of gluing down vintage book/music paper and painting over it with white paint. I am not usually an artsy scrapper so it was a stretch."

Noel - "I am always in awe of the fabulous ideas the DT comes up with around here...but I always think "I don't have time to do that". When I saw Jana's 5 minute loopy flowers, I knew that was something I could try. I love how these ended up looking kind of like Christmas ribbon candy."

Julie - "I loveeeee clouds but every time I have tried I feel they suck! Soooo, I saw the technique and just gave it a
go....Michelle (I think...lol!) suggested using book paper."

Virginia - "New thing for me for 2010: exercise on a regular basis, including running
New technique: sewing the flower accent
New product: Object of My Affection kit & new favorite "Twilight" colored Glimmer Mist"

Michelle - "My new is the hambly rub-ons and what I want to so that is new is cook dinner more:)"

Jana - "I sew on paper all the time, but It's been since 7th grade that I've made an attempt at an actual sewing project. This year, I would like to sew something besides paper. . . something for my home or for my kids.
I didn't have pictures for this page, so I snagged some from a clipart site online.
The new product on my page are the June Bug Woolies flowers. I've been eyeing them forever and finally broke down and bought them just for this challenge.
The new-to-me technique I tried on this page was to make my own Thickers, just like Michele Kovack showed us on the Tip & Technique blog awhile back. I LOVED doing these and will definitely try this again soon."

Also, the new February kit, "Object of my Affection", is up for sale this morning! I'm not to sure how long this will last, so you might want to scoop one up quickly!! :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what the DT created! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cassie said...

My "new" thing for this year is to actually start scrapping with all the fabulous stuff that I have. I feel like I shouldn't use it because it is so awesome and then I end up not using it at all...and that is really sad. I am tired of hoarding and I want to start scrapping...for real...with EVERYTHING!
Here is my layout:

Kelli said...


"Something New";

- I have never used a 9x9 book before

- I have never used the Close to My Heart

"Simple Snapshot" album pages before

- Creating a book dedicated to "Me" is defiantly New

- Facing my weight issues in a pictorial and

in a public form on line is defiantly New

- Me in 2010 - I am working on a New improved me

So I believe with all the things listed these layouts, and all the others in the "Who am I" series most defiantly fit into this challenge! They are not my most creative work, but they are my most honest work!

Anonymous said...

COMpletely inspired, as always ladies!

I used a 8x10 picture on my LO for the first time. I cropped it a tiny bit but it's still way huger than I've used.


Leah Crowe said...

My something new is totally scrapping on a 12x12 photo. I've always wanted to do that.. thanks to you, I jumped on this challenge!!

Mine is HERE.. thanks!!

Angie said...


Here is my layout on my blog. I hope you guys like it. I used pages from a book. i made flowers with that and a back ground. and i used glitter on my letters. It was fun. thanks

Angie parks

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

i made a background out of masked sticker backing. http://www.serendipityscrapbooks.com/gallery/data/500/medium/0100119_asher_5_mos.jpg

TracyM #6773 said...

Thanks for pointing us Fiskateers in your direction Noel and for the chance to win your prize. I tried a double whammy - stitching and an ATC in the same project, stitching snowflakes onto 15 cards for my 1st ever ATC (& swap) - waiting on getting the collection back to see how everyone interpreted All Things Snow :)
Don't include me in the draw, just wanted to say that it is full of great ideas and I now have your tips & techniques in my favourites.

prashant said...

it is so awesome
1001 how 2