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!