Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Challenge #196 - Christmas in July!

Well, we just made it in under the wire with a Christmas in July challenge!
We'd love it if you would play along and link up your Christmas'y' creation below.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


here are my pics for this week..
we had a lot of really cool entries, thanks everyone for playing


congrats ladies..grab your button for your blogs!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013're it!!

Regs here with this week's challenge
I want to see a tag or a project with tags!!
Card, layout, altered item...whatever floats your boat!
I used this teenie wooden clipboard and added some
embellishments for my tag
I think it came from AC Moore like 3 years ago..I have a ton in my wagon so it was high time I did something with them!
that's what I love about this blog..
encourages me to use up some stuff!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Featured Makeover Projects

Okey-dokey . . . I guess the makeover idea wasn't too popular.  There were only a few entries, so I picked just one favourite to feature.  I just love that it shows how a few added touches can make a project pop!

Here's abusybee's BEFORE:
 and the AFTER:

The DT also did a great job this week with their renovated projects!
Stay tuned tomorrow for a new (hopefully more popular) challenge!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

#194 - Project Makeover

Okay, now I know all of you (if you're anything like me) have made a paper-crafting project at some point and have not been completely satisfied with it.  Come on, hands up!  We've all done it.  The project may get stuffed in a drawer, swept to the corner of your desk, or you may wince at it every time you see it.  This week, your challenge is to remedy the situation.  That's right!
Take a project you've made but never felt satisfied with, and make-it-over!
  It can be as simple as adding/removing embellishments or doing a complete gut job, keeping only the basics.  Be sure to show us both the BEFORE and AFTER photos!

Here's my BEFORE:

And my AFTER:

(Some of you may actually like my BEFORE card better, but it just wasn't working for me;
not sure if the AFTER one is either, but it's a bit better)

I love home-reno shows, and I'm sure I'll love your BEFORE/AFTER shots of your renovated project.
Be sure to check out the DT's renovations for some inspiration!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Featured Monochrome Creations

Thanks to all who joined us last week. It was interesting to see all the different interpretations of "monochrome". Here were some of my faves.....

Fabulous cards, ladies! Feel free to grab the "Featured" badge from the sidebar.

And be sure to pop back tomorrow for our next challenge!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Challenge # 193 - Monochrome

Happy Wednesday all! This week the challenge is monochrome. Now, I know that the crafters that join in with our challenges are the smartest around but just as a refresher, monochrome means "different shades of the same colour". An exception can be made for skin tones, of course. (But hey, if you're going with green shades as your colour and want to rock some reptilian skin, go for it!)

This is what I did.....

The hair photographed a bit more orangey than it actually is really is more brown than that.

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created. Then, head back here and add your project to Mister Linky.

Can't wait to see what you create!

Edit: Hey everyone. I don't want to come off sounding grouchy here but the challenge is MONOCHROME. So while a little bit of neutrals (white, black or kraft) are acceptable, and a sliver of another colour is fine too, there shouldn't be four or five completely different colours on your creation. Please keep that in mind before you link up. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Featured CAS Cards!

Thank you to everyone who played along with us this past week!  I loved all the gorgeous clean and simple cards that were created!

Here are some of my favourites ~


This last card says it all:  My world is brighter because of you!  That is how I feel when I look at all of these lovely cards!

If your card was featured, then be sure to grab our Featured Button from the sidebar and proudly display it on your blog.  You deserve it!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

#192 - CAS!

Hello!  Joanne here with a fun and easy challenge this week.

Sometimes it is the simple cards that I love the most, so I decided that this week I want to see your clean and simple creations.  I created the following card as inspiration for you.

For more inspiration, be sure to check what the other Girlfriends have created!  Then be sure to link up your CAS creation below.  We would love to see what you create :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Featured 'Red and White Only' Projects

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share the featured 'red & white only' projects. I just love red and white together and there were some great projects this week.

First up, we have these awesome cupcakes with red and white picks!!!  Way to go Laureen.

Next, we have this adorable dog shaped cute Tip Top!!!

Thank you so much to everyone that played along and we hope you will return tomorrow to check out the new challenge.