Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Running Late?

There's still time to join this weeks Challenge at The Kraft Journal.
Our challenge closes at 6pm CST on Sunday,
so grab some inspiration and play along!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Color Challenge #239

Happy Monday and welcome to this weeks Challenge #239 - Color!

Watermelon - in Texas that is a summer staple.  You cannot get away from them even if you don't like to eat them,  they are everywhere!  I love watermelon and all the childhood memories it brings with it.
Use these colors of watermelon to design this weeks card.



Here are the wonderful end of summer cards the Design Team has for us, now show us your!

Marsha Drain
Red and Green and Watermelon.  Marsha went with a country look with the red and white checks patterned paper, some Natural Burlap Ribbon, a price sticker from the General Store Postage Stamp collection, an Index Label Sticker with "sweet" stamped on it, and of course her favorite Light Kraft Cardstock.  For more details, please visit her blog - Gramma's Room.

Tammy Hobbs
This week, Tammy was very literal with the color inspiration "Watermelon". She started by using Blackboard Stock Paper for the card base which she layered a red cardstock and a black and white polka dot patterned paper.   She took a length of Red Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the card front several times tying off in a bow. She stamped her "Happy Birthday" sentiment in a stitched oval label die and placed just above the Red Baker's Twine.  Next she die-cut some decorative layered label dies to be the backdrop for her watermelon. There you have it, for additional information and pictures, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under the Sun.

Stephanie Wright.
For her final project as a Guest Designer for The Kraft Journal Challenges, Stephanie let the watermelon theme influence both her choice of colors for the card and the image she used. The card base for this Flip Card is a piece of Stephanie's favorite Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock. The digi image was colored with Copic markers and die cut before being double matted on red and green cardstock.  Instead of using patterned paper, Stephanie stamped her red cardstock in a random pattern with red ink and then randomly  made lots of white dots all over this panel. The sentiment tag is tied with pieces of Red Baker's Twine and Dark Green Baker's Twine. Please visit Stephanie on her blog, Steph's Scrap Happenings, for more pictures and further details on this fancy fold card. Stephanie has really enjoyed her time here at The Kraft Journal and would like to thank Babette for the opportunity and the rest of the team for making her feel so welcome.

All of us at The Kraft Journal want to thank Stephanie for being our Summer Designer and showing us her beautiful cards. Thanks Stephanie!

Use this week's theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom 
of this post before 6:00pm (Central Time) on Sunday.
Please limit your entries two per challenge, others will be deleted.
EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER
Participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as a Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Also, all who participate in our challenges this month have a randomly selected chance to win a $15.00 Store Voucher from Kraft Outlet!


***Remember to follow the Challenge rules or you will not be eligible to win! ***


Friday, August 28, 2015

Guess Who's A Winner!



We think all who play along at the Kraft Journal are winners, but here are our Top Three Picks from last weeks #237-  Anything Goes - Birds.
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The Kraft Outlet team of Designers personally select the Top Three Awards for each week's challenge.

Their selections are based on style and technique(s) used on the project,
as well as compliance with the challenge rules.

Thanks to all who joined in and congratulations to the Top Three Winners!


Je@net

DebiB

The top three from each week's challenge receive this Top Three button for their blogs.


Remember come back on Monday for another Kraft Journal Challenge! 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Don't Be Shy, Join Us!

There's still time to join this weeks Challenge at The Kraft Journal.
Our challenge closes at 6pm CST on Sunday,
so grab some inspiration and play along!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Challenge # 238 - CAS Thank You

Hello, thanks for stopping by the Kraft Journal.  Todays Challenge #238 - CAS Thank You is something we can all use.  Thank you notes are becoming a thing of the past so let's see what the Design Team has as examples of this wonderful little card.


Tammy Hobbs
This week Tammy tried to keep the new challenge CAS-Thank You, as clean as she could, but it's not the easiest challenge for her. She started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover weight cardstock onto which she added a navy star embossed layer. To the right, she stamped some baseballs using Versamark Ink onto a narrow Brown Kraft panel and added it to the right side of the card. She took a length of Red Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the right side of the card front and tied in a double bow where the papers meet. She die-cut the word grateful in red cardstock and added to the bottom of the navy star embossed panel. She then used an electronic cutting machine to die-cut her Washington Nationals Curly W which she placed on a die-cut layer.  For additional product information, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under the Sun.


Stephanie Wright
For this week's CAS - Thank You challenge, Stephanie chose to stamp her own background. She started with a piece of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock. The texture in this cardstock really adds a neat dimension to the finished design. She layered a hexagon mask over the cardstock and did some ink blending with a sponge dauber. After removing the mask, she stamped flowers, leaves and swirls in various colors of ink. She highlighted the flowers and leaves with a white gel pen. A stacked die cut "thanks" was added to the front and topped with Glossy Accents. This panel was matted with purple cardstock. Dove Gray Hand Stained Bias Tape was tied around the panel before mounting it to a cardbase made from more of the Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock. For a sneak peek of how she carried the design to the inside, please visit Stephanie's blog: Steph's Scrap Happenings.
Marsha Drain
Marsha tried to keep her card clean and simple but just had to had some flowers on the top of her card, wrapping a bit of Natural Hemp Cord around them.  She used one of the Vintage Black Journaling Cards  for the main focus- this one having a bird and flowers printed on the lower corner.  With pencils, Marsha added a bit of color.  After layering the card with black card stock, she place it onto a piece of Buff Ivory Cardstock which she distressed with ink and a distressing tool.  For more details, please visit Marsha's blog: Gramma's Room.




Use this week's theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom 
of this post before 6:00pm (Central Time) on Sunday.
Please limit your entries two per challenge, others will be deleted.

EACH WEEK THERE'S A WINNER

Participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as a Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Also, all who participate in our challenges this month have a randomly selected chance to win a $15.00 Store Voucher from Kraft Outlet!



***Remember to follow the Challenge rules or you will not be eligible to win! ***


Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Means Top Three Winners!

 Are you ready for us to reveal our winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 236 - Take Your Pick.
winners-at-the-kraft-journal

The Kraft Outlet team of Designers personally select the Top Three Awards for each week's challenge.
Their selections are based on style and technique(s) used on the project,
as well as compliance with the challenge rules.


Thanks to all who joined in and congratulations to the Top Three Winners!


The top three from each week's challenge receive this Top Three button for their blogs.




Remember come back on Monday for another Kraft Journal Challenge! 
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