Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Productive Day Part III

Here's the rest of what I did today!!

Productive Day Part II

I'm doing this in parts as all these pictures won't fit in one post. All of these layouts were done today. I really feel a sense of accomplishment!!

Productive Day Part I

I spent most of the day in the basement scrap booking. It's the coolest place to be since it was over 100 with the heat index today. These are the cards I've made over the past month. The first one was a birthday card for my great niece Ariana. The 2nd one was a birthday card for my father-in-law. The 3rd one was a card for my granddaughter McKenzie wishing her a great summer filled with lots of ice cream. And, the last one was another card for McKenzie saying that I hoped they were all settled in their new home.

Monday, April 25, 2011

It's that TIME again.........

I think it's time for a time challenge again.  Would we like 45min or 30min?  Bring a project, anything you like,  ready to go I'll set the timer and we'll work quickly!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Time For Holiday Cardmaking

We are Scrapping this Wednesday and it's the perfect timeto get busy on those Holiday cards.  This Challenge will run for 2 weeks since the following Wed. we will not be scrapping so 2 weeks to cover 2 holidays isn't to bad.  I hope!
First off we have Easter it's on the horizons and time to get going on those Easter Cards to send out to Friends and Family.
Then Directly following we have Mother's Day.  So while your on a roll with you cardmaking why not create a few Mother's day cards to send to Mom's, Grandma's, Sisters, Family & Friends. 

Monday, February 28, 2011

Time to Scrap

We're scrapping Wednesday.  This week we will have a timed challenge.   We will be working on layouts 1 page or a 2 pager if your an over achiever, you know who you are.    Since this is our first timed challenge this year we will start with 60 min.  Everyone participating should come with a page kit set up and ready to go.  A page kit could consist of Pictures, patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments, journaling(this can be pre done if you like) and a sketch of an idea or idea from another source.  When everyone gets settled in we'll start the clock and scrap for  60min.!  Fun fun fun!  Hope you can make it to play! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Challenge Time - Stamp It

We are meeting this Wed.  Well if I get the table cleaned off we are meeting.

This week I challenge you to make something completely stamped.  No patterned paper no manufactured embellishments.  You may use ribbon or fibers and as much/many cardstock, ink and stamping accessories as you like. 

Hope you have fun planning your project.  See you Wed.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tighten Your Crafty Belt

It's time to start thinking of ways to use what we have.  So this week I challenge you to use up your scraps!  We all have them in boxes, envelopes, baggies, drawers, laying all over our work tables!  Lets try to use them up to make a sensational project.

We are scrapping this week weather permitting of course.  With the big snow predicted we may have to see.  Unless Paula wants to drive us to Denny's in the blizzard and we can find a crafty store to be the only people in the world out shopping?  HA  Ok anyway hope to see you Wed.  if not we can all be in our homes using up our scraps!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Embrace the White Space

I thought this was a good example of WHITE although the artist calls it Dracula!  .  You can see more from her at her Etsy Shop here. 

So this weeks challenge is to embrace the white space.  How will you do that in your work?

We are scrapping this week hope to see you.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Holiday Challenge Week 1

So this week we are not scrapping as it's the 3rd Wednesday and the Chicagoland Craft Collective has their meetup.  You are all welcome to join us by the way.  Tammy is sharing ribbon embroidery which is a beautiful craft she has a deft hand at! 

Since we're not meeting our challenge this week is to do something Holiday related.  It could be for upcoming holiday prep or getting a head start on the Fall and Christmas Holiday season, which seem to find us always to busy to get to the crafty goodness we all want to get to.  Consider starting to make your Christmas cards, tags or handmade gifts.  If nothing else January is the perfect time to just make a list of what you want to achieve this year.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Hope you have a great week see you next Wednesday!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Craft It Forward

This challenge comes from ScrapbooksEtc, they want us to help make a difference through papercrafting!!!!  Who wouldn't want to do that?  So our challenge this week is to go to and make at least 1 project(more are always welcome) inspired by this website.    We will then donate our projects by giving them to Alice who should really be the poster girl for this movement!  

We're going to do this one early so if the residents of the retirement home would like to mail Valentine's and you would like to make Valentine's they will have them pretty early.   Not that you have to make Valentine related projects, it's just our next card worthy holiday.

As you can see we are crafting this Wed.  Hope to see you!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Be Inspired By Your New Products!

Let the packaging of those new goodies you got for the Holidays inspire you.  Use the type, the color, the design or even just the feel of the item inspire you to create something wonderful!

We are scrapping this week hope to see you!  Don't forget to drop me a line if your coming!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

And so it begins....2011

Hope everyone had Wonderful and Safe Holidays!   This year I am going to do the blog a little different.  Their will be a weekly challenge, from various sources, on weeks we craft.  On the one week we do not scrap the 3rd Wed. of the month I will post a challenge to complete a Holiday related task, which may be any holiday any item for that holiday.  If you do the challenges don't forget to share with us.  We could all use a little inspiration!  Each challenge will be posted on Monday each week.  Here's to a Happy and Successful New Year!

To that end we are Crafting this Wed.  hope to see you.  Just remember to let me know!  Also for future planning if anyone would like to sign up for the crop at CraftFancy on January 14th please do we will be there that night!