Monday, November 22, 2010

Inspired Crafters ABAC Challenge 2

Whoops, the IC Anything BUT a Card challenge is supposed to be on the third Saturday of the month right? Well, my social secretary forgot to remind me LOL! So here it is, a little late, but FIRST the winner of the blog candy from last month's challenge: Lindsay! Congratulations Lindsay. If you would email me your address I will get your prize, a PTI 3rd Anniversary set--Round and Round. You can see her creation HERE (she actually linked under the wrong post, but labeled it for the ABAC challenge).

So without further ado, here is your ABAC challenge for Dec. Create a 3-D item using punches, dies, or templates. It can be an ornament, package decoration, gift box, or just about anything else you can dream up! It doesn't necessarily have to have a holiday theme either--just go wild!

Here I have used a cut file from My Time Made Easy to create a pretty package adornment. This was very quick and easy to do. I cut out the layers with SCAL and my Cricut, scored the petals, sponged the edges with Shimmer paint, and attached each layer to the next with foam tape. I put some metallic dew drops in the center.
Here I just used my SU ornament punch 4 times, scored and adhered them together with a loop down the center for a cute little ornament, or it would be a cute 3-D gift tag. Super quick and simple!
You can see lots of adorable ideas for 3-D items and find lots of templates on Splitcoast Stampers for FREE! Lauren even has a freebie or two on her site. Use the linky below to provide a DIRECT link to your post. If you upload to an online gallery please use the code ICCABAC2.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

PTI Holiday Blog Hop

Hi Friends,

We wanted to do a mini blog hop of our own to show case PTI Stamps.

THEME - Christmas / Winter 
WHEN - November 14th, Sunday- 9 AM CST
WHO - Anybody who wants to create, share and inspire with a Holiday card.

1. Sign up below with a link to your blog, your name and your email.
2. Sign up deadline is Friday Evening 11 PM CST.
3. One day before the blog hop, on Friday, you will get the list of participants, so that you can post the list on your blog.
4. Create a card/project using PTI Stamps with Holiday/Christmas/Winter Theme and post it / Schedule it on your blog to go live on Saturday November 13th at 9 AM CST.
5. Visit all the blogs and spreads some love and get inspired.

Thanks and looking forward to seeing some awesome creations. Please sign up below for the Hop.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

christmas card challenge #8...

did you all remember to turn back your clocks last night?  if not, make sure you do that before you head out this don't want to miss out on that extra hour of sleep.  everyone in my house looks forward to that. 

so i am back with the christmas card challenge for this month too.  i really liked the grid design of my scrapbook sketch i posted yesterday so i used that as inspiration and i used scraps from that same project.  all supplies are basic grey figgy pudding and pti. 

so here is your challenge, use this scrapbook sketch for inspiration for your card and use scraps somewhere on your card.  i know all of you have christmas scraps in your s-crapbox from last year lurking around....use them up!!  i am trying not to buy new christmas paper this year and use what i got.  one thing i have figured out, they always make more!!

when i use a colored cardstock i put a piece of this wausau cotton stationery inside and decorate it.  (i bought this at target a few years ago.)  it's easier to write on and easier for the recipient to read.  my eyes like it cuz they aren't what they use too...i think the eye doctor called it "ole lady eyes".  lol
anyway, i am off to eat breakfast, scott is making us blueberry pancakes with sausage this morning.  i froze about 9 quarts of blueberries in august so now we reap the rewards from all that work.  it's about 20' out, but i got fresh blueberries. 

be sure to link up your card to us below so we can all come over and leave you some love!!  have a fabulous sunday!!
One random winner from this Christmas Card challenge will win the Paper Trey Ink - Fillable Frames #9 stamp set and the co-ordinating Die. If you already have this set, then you can chose to get a 10$ PTI gift Certificate.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

scrapbook challenge #22...

so i made this month's sketch an easy one for you. i used scraps of basic grey figgy pudding for the circles and then decorated each one, like mini scrapbook pages. this sketch comes from inspired blueprints. so after you make this, be sure and post over there too for some love. if you don't like the circles use whatever shape floats your boat. doesn't matter to me. not only did i do ONE lo for this sketch but i did TWO more for the boys books...feel guilty, yet?? lol

i used photos from last year's Christmas. just some shots of the boys opening up gifts. i have to admit that i screwed up some of brock's gifts. i bought the RIGHT games but they were for the WRONG system. he wasn't specific and i bought the wrong ones. thank goodness we open gifts on Christmas eve and thank goodness walmart was open. Scott ran him down there to get the right ones so that his Christmas wasn't ruined. i bet this year i get a DETAILED so the photo in the top left corner is his i'm disappointed shot.
anyway, we have leaves to rake, a basement to clean up and other fun Saturday projects...have a great month and be sure to scrapbook something!!
be sure to link us to your creation by the end of the month. One Random Winner from this challenge will win a Tim Holtz Grungeboard - Plain Shapes.

chris ♥
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Inspired Crafters Sketch Challenge #11 for November

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Inspired Crafters. It is time for our Friday sketch Challenge for the Month of November. You have until December 1st to submit your entry for this Challenge. You can combine this with any other challenge, but please do mention our name and give credit to our sketch.

Here is the sketch,

Here is my card for some inspiration,

I used PTI Giga Guidelines 2 stamp set to create my own border for the panel and the sentiment is computer generated. Today is the Festival of Diwali - Festival of lights. So, here is a Diwali card and some inspiration for the sketch.

We would love to see your take on this sketch. Please submit a direct link to your project (not your main blog link) via inLinkz below. You have until December 1st to submit your projects. If you are uploading to public galleries, please use the keyword ICC11 so that we can check out your projects and get inspired.

A Random winner from this sketch will win this stamp set from Gina K Designs - Cuddles and Hugs designed by Melanie Muenchinger.