Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Shout-out

Good Morning and a fabulous sunny Labour Day weekend to everyone!
Big Thank You to all who played with us last week  - we didn't have too many entries, but they were all fabulous entries and here are the Top 3 favorites for our Chipboard Challenge:

Toni


Annie A


Eden


Now it's your turn! Our current challenge is called ABCs, and we'd like you to use something starting with letter A, B and C then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on Monday, Sept 1Please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SOS #166: ABCs

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge. This week's theme is ABCs, and we'd like you to use things on your project that start with the letters A, B, and C; and make sure to tell us what they are!

Here are some suggestions to get you thinking:

A: ant, anchor, arrow, apple, arithmetic, animal
B: bee, button, bow, bonnet, ball, brad
C: candy, carrot, car, corn, curtain, cow, comet, chipboard, chalkboard

Here's what the ladies have made to inspire you, and to give you more ideas for ABCs:

Donna
A - arrow B - bat brads C - chipboard coaster, chalkboard paint
A-apparition
B-bat
C-cemetery
Jessi
A-apples, alphabet B-buttons, black C-chalkboard
Chana
A = Apple B = Basket, Bookmarks C = Composition Books, Clips, Chalkboard

Lauren 
A=anniversary B=birds C=clouds

Leslie
A - Arrow B - Banner, Brads C - Chevrons
Deena
A = animals, B = blue sky and C = clouds
Alica
A = Animals, B = Box, Bow, Birthday, C = Chocolates


Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and dig out some A stuff, B stuff, and C stuff; then make something with it and come back here to link up so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on September (OMG, September!) 1st. Please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Shout-Out

Good Morning and a fabulous sunny weekend to everyone!
Big Thank You to all who played with us last week and here are our Top 3 favorites for our Back In The Day Challenge:

Julie M


Diane


Sybrina


Now it's your turn! Our current challenge is called Chipping Away, and we'd like you to use chipboard on your creation - then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on Monday, August 25. To be eligible for out Saturday Shout-Out, please link to no more than 13 challenges, including ours.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SOS #165: Chipping Away

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week our theme is Chipping Away, and we'd like you to use chipboard on your project. Oh, come on, you know you have a stash of chipboard shapes. Got some old Basic Grey collections? How about some goodies from a scrap kit? Did you stock up on all those cute bird or butterfly sets? Got a stash of Inchies or Twinchies? No? Well, then, another option is to make your own chipboard elements by die-cutting a cereal box or some crafty packaging. You know, that cardboard that comes in everything we collect? Yeah, that stuff.

So, here's what our gals have made to hopefully inspire you:

Chris
I used a chipboard spider sticker on my card.

Donna
The circle, star and pieces under the "wishful winter" are chipboard pieces
covered in design paper

Alica
I die cut the feathers from cereal box and
then glued matching stamped images on top of them.
Jessi
I trimmed down a banner piece of chipboard to make a party hat for the grumpy cat :)
Chana
The Tag Base, Sentiment die cut and id tag on the back are all chipboard
that was colored with TH Distress Inks.

Lauren
The frame started out as naked chipboard which i painted white
and adorned with bits of a vintage gold foil doily to make a sort of filigree effect.
Leslie
I die-cut the circle trio from some packaging cardboard backing, then painted it.

Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and dig out some old (or new) chipboard stuff and use it on a project. Or make your own chipboard elements by using old cardboard packaging. Then come back and link us up below so we can come see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until Monday, August 25th, at 11:55 pm EDT. To be eligible for our Saturday Shout-out, please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Shout-out

Good Morning and a fabulous sunny weekend to everyone!
Big Thank You to all who played with us last week  - we had lots of fabulous entries and it was impossible to pick only 3, so here are our Top 4 favorites for our Splish-Splash Challenge:

Victoria Lavender


Valerie Ward


Carolynn


Toni at FHC


Now it's your turn! Our current challenge is called Back In The Day, and we'd like you to use an old school tool or technique or use and old looking image then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on Monday, August 18. To be eligible for out Saturday Shout-Out, please link to no more than 13 challenges, including ours.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SOS #164: Back in the Day

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge. This week's theme is Back in the Day, and we'd like you to use an old-school tool. For example, use a hammer and eyelet setter instead of a Crop-A-Dile, or use a template & knife system (think: Coluzzle) instead of die-cutting, or use a Fiskars Impression Plate system instead of an embossing folder.

If you are a newbie and have no idea what I'm talking about, or if you've been good and have purged all these old tools, then an acceptable alternative would be to use an old-time image. Please note: using a vintage or shabby-chic style alone will not qualify here. We're looking for images of old things, not old-looking things.

Whichever you choose to do, please let us know in your post, as it's not always obvious to us when we drop by to look at your creations.

Here's what we've made to inspire you:


Jessi
I used an old-school hammer & tool to set eyelets.
Lauren
I found the 1930's roadster and the "bobby on the beat" in two different old-falling-apart books.

Leslie
Old-fashioned pay phone image, Coluzzle to cut the black ovals, eyelets were set with hammer and eyelet setter (holes were even punched with the old eyelet hole-maker thing)..

I stamped and coloured the flowers with watercolour pencils then I took opal liquid pearls mixed with water to "glaze" the flowers and leaves (before glimmer mists). The ovals were cut with my coluzzle. Distressing was done with my scissors.

Donna
I used an "old school" chalkboard technique using black cardstock, white craft ink and SU coloured chalks.

Deena
I used an old piece of shiny teal plastic mesh ribbon that I used to make my first card before I had any supplies.

Alica
old fashioned steam engine image

Now it's YOUR turn! Go dig into the way-back part of your craft closet and pull out some old tools (or an image of something old), blow off the dust, and use them to make something. Then come back and link us up below so we can stop by and see what you've made.

Mr Linky will be open until Monday, August 18, at 11:55 pm. To be eligible for our Saturday Shout-out, please limit your total challenges to 13, including ours.



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saturday Shout-out

Good Morning and a fabulous sunny weekend to everyone!
Big Thank You to all who played with us last week  - we had lots of fabulous entries and here are our Top 3 favorites for our Triple Threat Challenge:

Julie Short


Betty Wright


tofa / Rupa


Now it's your turn! Our current challenge is called Splish Splash, and we'd like you to wet medium on your creation - then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on Monday, August 11. To be eligible for out Saturday Shout-Out, please link to no more than 13 challenges, including ours.