Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Feature and Challenge 9 Top Three

Can you believe July is practically over? I can't! This year is flying by. Of course there are days that seem to go on forever hehe at work, but overall the year is zooming by.

First off we have the Technique Turnback Top Three (no particular order)- everyone who entered did a fantastic job! So many fun things to try and revisit!

Julie at Stamps, Paper, Ribbons N Things

And we have two more fabulous examples for the Current Challenge of Buttons, Blooms and Bananas (one or more of the three categories you DO NOT have to use them all)

Marie who created this adorable Tilda card using blooms, buttons and fruit (for the banana element)

and Guest DT Heather with this so cute card with buttons, blooms and barely banana cardstock!

Also we say a fond farewell to both Heather and Kim who were with us this month as Guest Designers- we loved having you with us and hope to see you in our challenges!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 10 Buttons, blooms and bananas!

Is it me or are the weeks moving way too fast lately? Time for Challenge 10!

Buttons, Blooms and Bananas: (you don't have to use all ...just make sure you have at least ONE of the categories covered)

Let's gather up those odd buttons and blooms that have been waiting to be called into service! Do you have a button jar full of old or mismatched buttons or scads of paper flowers? How about coming up with a new way to use your buttons or blooms? If that doesn't do the trick for you, how about digging out any vegetable and/or fruit themed stamps, papers or embellishments or the color banana?

You should have no problem being able to find at least one of those in your stash!

The SOS Crew came up with these projects for your inspiration:

Carla used buttons on this cheery card:

Alica used buttons and blooms on this gorgeous card

Deena created this fabulous colorful button rainbow card with cloud flowers

Guest DT Kim fashioned this lovely layout with buttons and blooms

Leslie used a banana image and a button on this fabulous card

Lisa made this gorgeous card using blooms and vintage buttons

Crystal used buttons and blooms on this sweet card

and Paige used some bloom stickers she had been saving on this adorable card

SO, let's get to work on using our stash! Be sure to specify how you met the challenge and limit your linking to a total of 13 challenges including this one.Be sure to come back by on Friday to see the Top 3 and Guest DT Heather's project as well!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Feature and Challenge Top Three

Yay it's Friday! I hope wherever you are this week you've had crafty time and not been too overwhelmed by summer heat (or winter cold depending)! Here in Winnipeg we had a few days of really high temps with high humidity making things really unpleasant!

We had a record number of entries in the Out with the Old or In with the New Challenge! Thank you all for your support!

In honor of that, I am putting together a little candy package for one random entrant, (card kits, ribbon, etc) and that winner is:

Entry #20 SandraCraftyCardz ! Please contact me via email and I will arrange to get your prize out to you!

This week's Top 3 in no particular order are: (yeah we couldn't limit to just three again hehe)

I am not sure I got the name right but Marge at I Didn't Have Potatoes

Creepy Glowbug (sorry didn't see your first name)

Truly fabulous creations- be sure to snag your blog badge from the sidebar!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 9 Technique Turn Back

Hello everyone and welcome to SOS Challenge 9! First, a big THANK YOU to all of you who participated in our last challenge! Such a wonderful response and variety of projects! You all rock!

This week our challenge is Technique Turn Back:

Do you have some supplies gathering dust for a special technique that you haven't used in awhile (or ever)? Perhaps some Dreamweaver stencils, quilling, alcohol inks, shaving cream backgrounds, brayer techniques, melted crayon backgrounds, microfine glitter and scor-tape, even coloring with a different medium than you usually use? Dust off those supplies and create something new! You aren't limited to those suggestions, but be sure to tell us what technique you are using.

Check out the fabulous DT creations- these ladies always amaze me with their projects! Be sure to stop by their blogs for details on how they made their card!

Alica used this beautiful acetate and tissue technique

Paige used this magic-resist paper for this super cute card

Marie broke out her alcohol ink kit on this amazing card

Leslie used this neat post it note technique to frame her image

Deena created this fabulous card using Emerging Color technique

Guest DT Heather made this awesome card using the Black Magic technique

Carla used the shaving cream background technique for this neat card

Lisa used the baby wipe technique for this exquisite card

Crystal made this spectuacular card with the outline stickers and microfine glitter

And Guest DT Kim did this fabulous layout with punch cool!

We cannot wait to see what you come up with this week- there are so many different techniques and ideas out there!

A reminder: You can create anything...card, layout, altered item, sewing, fiber art, etc. Be sure to limit your combining of challenges to no more than 13 total and tell us what technique you are using!

Friday, July 15, 2011

SOS Friday Feature and Top 3

Whoohoo it's Friday! It's been a long week for me, and I am ready to relax after work today for the weekend!

First off, we have two fabulous creations for your further inspiration for the current challenge-

Alica came up with this GORGEOUS card using new stamps and a beautiful butterfly she had been hanging onto...

and Heather, one of our Guest Designers, made this totally cute card using some "old" designer papers she had been keeping and a new lace border punch

and now for the Top 3 from Challenge 7:

Deona at For The Love of Cardmaking

Clarie at Claire's Crafty Creations

Stacie at The Crafting Princess

Truly fabulous projects this week and sure to snag your Top 3 Badge from the sidebar!

And we hope to see you all in our current challenge!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shopping Our Stash SOS Challenge 8: Out with the Old or In with the New

Time for another Shopping Our Stash Challenge! I am so glad you stopped in today!

So, this week not only are we asking you to part with some of your most hoarded or oldest stash, we are also giving you the green light to bust out the brand spankin' new stuff! We are equal opportunity stash users!

I apologize for not getting the July prize pic up yet... the postal strike has delayed some of my packages en route but rest assured there will be a prize for one random winner at the end of July!

Let's see what the SOS Crew has come up with this week!

Guest DT Kim made this layout with some really cute paper

Paige parted with her gorgeous flocked paper on this elegant card

Leslie created this adorable baby card with some of her oldest designer paper

Lisa used her hoarded lost and found brads on this gorgeous card

Deena parted with her hoarded Chatterbox papers for this pretty card

Crystal used some of her oldest designer paper stash on this sweet card

Carla used her just outta the mailbox paper and stamp on this fintastic card

Marie used this adorable LOTV stamp and new papers

So, no excuse this week.. old or new, we want to see it! Just be sure you tell us how it fits the challenge and limit your challenge links to a total of 13 including this one!

Be sure to come back Friday to see Guest DT Heather's creation and who knows what else along with the Top 3!

Friday, July 8, 2011

SOS Friday Feature and Top 3 for Challenge 6

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great week- for some of you it was a shorter work week!

First off if you didn't swing by DT Leslie's blog to see all the stuff she made from her kit, you should have-she really made a lot of fabulous things from one kit, including these which are just too cool- money or gift certificate holders and a super cute birthday card!

I love those colors.

And now, on to the Top 3- again,you all wowed us with your projects this week!
In no particular order:

Super creations ladies! Feel free to grab the Top 3 Badge from the sidebar.

Now, for the randomly drawn winner of the June Prize:

Cre8tive Cindy at Cre8tive Cindy Scrapbook Layouts and Cards!
Congrats Cindy- just drop me an email using the Contact Me button the top of the page!

Don't forget there's still time to induldge your sweet tooth and join in our Current Challenge- each entry you submit throughout the month goes into the draw for the montly prize. July's prize will be announced next week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 7 :Candy, Kits, RAKS and Swag

Welcome to another challenge at Shopping Our Stash and this one is guaranteed to get you using somethings you might have been putting to the side....

Kits, RAKS, Candy, Swaps and Swag- use something you got in a swap, a RAK, won, or a card kit or page kit, etc. If you don't have anything from those categories, use something candy/sweets related or inspired- red and white for a peppermint stick, dessert images, cupcake image or papers, cafe latte, ice cream, etc.

And since it's the first challenge of July we are happy to welcome our July Guest Designers Heather and Kim! Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!
And we also extend a fond farewell to the June Guest Designers LouMac and Kristie! We really appreciate your fabulous creations!

Heather Guest DT used a card kit from a swap for this pretty card

Guest Designer Kim created this totally rockin' layout

Lisa cooked up this yummy sweet treat

Alica used a card kit for these adorable cards

Deena put these cute flamingos from a gift to use in this super card

Carla used a Magnolia card kit from a swap for this cutie

Marie fashioned this adorable card with flowers she received from a friend

Leslie used a card kit to make this card (plus more!)

Paige set her butterflies free on this elegant card

So, there you have it! We can't wait to see what fabulous creations you will turn out this week! Don't forget to link to us in your post, limit your challenges to 13 including this one, and Shop Your Stash! Come back on Friday to see who wins the June prize and the Top 3!