Monday, August 30, 2010
Swap idea #1 : The letter "A", this can be anything from embellies, die cuts, animals.. etc, be creative as long as it is a scrap booking or card making item. I would cap it off at 6 people per group, we could start more groups if we needed too. This would keep people from making a ton of stuff. You are more than welcome to participate in more than one group if we open them up, you can create the same things, or different ones.
Make six sets of three different items.
They must all three fit in a sandwich baggy.
Ex. If I was going to make an apple, an aardvark, and and angel, I would make 6 of each (18 items total) , and put one of each into 6 different baggies. Ship them in an envelope to me, I will divide and send them back out. :) Remember to include a postage paid envelope in your bag of goodies so that I can send yours back!!
I would like this to be the start of a whole alphabet of swaps. :) let me know what you think!!
Also for swap idea #2: I started looking for my christmas card lists the other day, and realized just how many cards I should start making. Then I thought of hosting a swap to get great things from other designers!!
Once again, divide into groups of 6, we can make more than one if necessary. Each person would make six cards, they can be the same or similar, or all different. Send them to me, I will divide them up, and send them back out, and everyone will get some different cards in their stash! I think this would be loads of fun!!
If enough people are interested in either one, I will set up a final date to have the projects mailed to me by, and start a list of everyone participating. All you need to do to participate, is follow my blog, and send me a comment on this post, or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, more exciting news, since I have been clearing out my craft room for quite some time, there are LOADS of new and unopened things that I simply don't need, (probably because i bought two of the same things...) and I would love to give them away. If I reach 20 followers, I will randomly choose a winner from my list of followers for an envelope full of goodies, as well as the twentieth follower will get a little something too!!
I think that's it for now...
Keep it crafty!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
CROQ zine #12 is done – stories, graphics, and layout complete, but we need to raise money to get it professionally printed. Enter Kickstarter.com – a cool social fundraising site that allows people to post creative projects in need of funds and raise the money. I have to collect $2000 in pledges by August 20th. If I reach my budget, my pledgers will be charged. If I don’t reach $2000, nobody owes anything.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
It looks like a regular box, but when you open it up, it explodes, and is really fun!!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This also went into Charisma Cardz challenge.. Something with a tail! :)
All comments appreciated! :)
Thanks so much for looking!!
Sorry for all the "extras" in the picture, I've gotten a little lazy with my picture taking. lol. This is my entry for the ...Wee Memories... chip board challenge. Almost all of the sticker looking things are actually chipboard. I have had this stuff in my stash for I know at least 4 years, and I JUST took the cellophane off of most of it. Sad, I know. But I really have done much better about not purchasing and stashing. :)
So, I am all about the challenges right now, seems like im doing one almost every day, their fun, and they really are helping me do things that I might not normally do, AND helping me use up lots of the paper that I really need to use before I can allow myself to buy more. :)
This week over at Fantabulous Cricut, animal shaped mini albums was the challenge. I dont really have any carts that are animal specific, so I improvised, I used an owl, giraffe, and frog from the paisley cart, and a cat from the mini monsters cart.
Uhm, I LOVE this frog! The paper is from a Halloween stack and is already glittered. The stripes are from a recylced paper group, and the dot of course is bazzill swiss dot. I used cheap satin ribbon from M's and a little bit of green ink. OH! and there are two teeny tiny star buttons up in the top.
The background of the owl if from a recylced paper stack, I havent a clue about the papers the owl is made from except the golden yellow is recollections cardstock from M's The bling actually came from a package I got at the dollar store. The stamp is one i am rather fond of, but not sure if i won't trade it out when i start adding pictures.
I doodled on all the little journaling tags, the cat is from and american crafts paper pack, and the yellow is once again bazzill swiss dots, (are you tired of that yet? Im not! ) The white and red are recollections from M's
This is the last page, similar idea with the journal tags, the giraffe I used a really cool pattern paper, from a recycled stack and some recollections cardstock. Tree ribbon from M's. I used a little yellow circle brad.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Very simple 6x6 card, four additional layers, bling, giant button, treehouse glitter, brown ink, ribbon, and bic markers for the doodles, green ink over thee entire thing.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I used bazzill swiss dot (I LOVE THIS PAPER!) along with some chocolate satin ribbon, a bling flower, and some robins egg blue paper from recollections from M's and brown ink with a dollar stamp from M's. I would love to hear your comments and feedback!
Thanks for looking!!