Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SOS #191: Not-So-Heavy Metal

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's theme is No-So-Heavy Metal, and we'd like you to use your oldest hardware. Yes, this is a repeat from a year or two ago, but come on, did you really put a dent in your stash with the few eyelets or brads you used last time? Didn't think so.

Here's how the gals have interpreted the challenge:

Leslie
I used eyelets
Jessi
I used eyelets too!
Lauren
I also used eyelets and added bonus points by placing them in the center of my card and using the old school bang-with-a-hammer setting tool! :)
I used a boat load of brads from my stash!

Donna
I used Tim Holtz metal embellishments - word band and butterfly
Barbara
I used some Spare Parts clips and brads to close the card.

Deena
brad and flower set

Now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stash and dig out some old hardware, use it to make something, then come back to link us up below so we can stop by and see what you've made.

The link-up will be open until Monday, March 9th, at 11:55 pm EST. Please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday Shout-out for #189 The Big Screen

Thanks to everyone who played along with our The Big Screen challenge! Here are our top choices, in no particular order:








Congratulations, ladies! Feel free to grab our Top 3 badge from the side bar.

There's still time to play our current challenge: Out of the Jar. The link-up will be open until Monday, March 2nd, at 11:55 pm EST.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SOS #190: Out of the Jar

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's theme is Out of the Jar, and we'd like you to use something that came out of a jar (embossing powder, gold flakes, flower soft, glitter, perfect pearls, etc.) -- OR -- use a jar image -- OR -- make something using a jar (decorate a jar)! So many options!

Here's how the gals have interpreted this week's challenge:

Donna

Lauren

Jessi
 I used two different embossing powders, and glitter snow paint

Leslie
I used a jar of Stampendous Aged Aqua Embossing Enamel (vertical stripes).

I used Perfect Pearls on black cardstock

Alica
I used Vintage Lilac Embossing tinsel on the cake and around the edges of the image



Now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stash and find some dusty jars of things. Then use them and come back to link up below so we see what you've made.

The link-up will be open until Monday,  March (March!) 2, at 11:55 pm EST. Please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday Shout-out for #188 TP or Not TP

Thanks to all who played our TP or Not TP challenge. You were the hardy few! 

Our Top 3 this week (in no particular order) are:











Congratulations, ladies! Feel free to grab our Top 3 badge from the side bar.

There's still time to play our current challenge: The Big Screen. The link-up will be open until Monday, February 23rd, at 11:55 pm EST.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SOS #189: The Big Screen

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's title is The Big Screen, and we'd like you to make something inspired by a movie. Please make sure to tell us which movie you used as your inspiration.

Here's how the gals have interpreted the this week's theme:

Deena
hooked on this phrase from "Bad Teacher"
If, this series of movies, you do not know, a rock, you must be living under.

Donna
 I went with Wizard of Oz using papers that Chris gave me
I chose "The Great Gatsby"
Jessi
I chose Cinderella, because of this ancient sheet of stickers in my stash!
Leslie
Inspired by Pride & Prejudice
Lauren
Inspired by "Amelie"
Alica
Inspired by Christmas Cottage
Barbara
The image is "the time of my life" so my movie is Dirty Dancing

Now it's YOUR turn. Give some thought to your favorite movie, or use something from your stash to inspire you :), make something, then come back here to link up below so we can see what you've made.

The link-up will be open until Monday, Feb 23rd, at 11:55 pm EST. Please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday Shout-out

Happy Saturday! Thanks to everyone who played our Gettin' Inky challenge! Here are our top three, in no particular order:








Congratulations, ladies! Feel free to grab our Top 3 badge from the side bar.

There's still time to play our current challenge: TP or Not TP. The link-up will be open until Monday, February 16th, at 11:55 pm EST.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SOS #188: TP or Not TP

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's title of TP or Not TP should give you a hint of what we're up to. :) Yes, we're talking about toilet paper!  Did you ever look closely at the pattern on your TP or paper towels? Some of them are very nice. So this week we ask you to do one of the following three things:
  • Be inspired by the pattern on your toilet paper or paper towels
    - OR-
  • Use toilet paper or paper toweling as a tool to make your project
    - OR -
  • Use toilet paper or paper toweling ON your project
and please make sure to tell us what you did, as it's not always obvious to us! 

Here is how the gals have interpreted this challenge:

created with Paper Towel paper. 

Leslie
I stamped on a piece of TP, cut it out, and glued it to my card.
Jessi
I inked & embossed TP for the corners, and did TP casting to make the heart
Lauren
I used the quilty pattern on my plain white paper towels (seen behind my card!) as inspiration for a textural background made of punched and sewn cardstock border strips.  
Deena
used real toilet paper and a fake roll
Alica
adhered TP to a piece of card stock and then embossed it with inked folder
Barbara
I tried to replicate the pattern on the TP by scoring every 1/8th inch and embossing it with the mosaic embossing folder.

I added blending solution to a paper towel and quickly blotted it on the dress. The paper towel pattern left behind a cool denim look. 

Now it's YOUR turn! Go take a gander at your TP or paper towels and pay attention to the pattern, or otherwise use TP or paper toweling to make your project. Then come back here and link us up below so we can stop by and see what you've made!

The link-up will be open until Monday, February 16th, at 11:55 pm EST. Please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.