Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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!! :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

The "Sugar and Spice"Challenge!

Happy New year everyone! I hope you rang in 2010 in a safe and sane way with your loved ones near! I stayed home in my sweats and played Wii...woohoo...nothing like comfort in my book!

Today we have a new challenge for you, and it's a SUPER fun one! We wanted to incorporate a bunch of elements from the Paper Doll kit (although you DO NOT have to use it to join us). We are calling this one the Sugar and Spice Challenge and it is running from today through the 22nd.
There are a few requirements for the challenge and here they are:
SUGAR = Bling
SPICE = Brads/Buttons
Must include the color PINK
Must have something SOFT on the page = fabric, felt, lace, ribbon, etc.

That's it....play along and be sure to include a link in the comments section so we can add up your work to the slide show! Hope you have fun with this one! See below for all the DT's beautiful creations!

Julie (our GDTM!)







And FYI...EVERYTHING in stock over at the store is on sale! So head over and do a little shopping before your faves are gone! :)