Friday, April 17, 2015

Top Three Challenge #218 Winners!

It's Friday and we love to celebrate winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 218 - Earth Day - Nature.
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!
Donna K
Dorothy S.
Kathy Jo



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, April 15, 2015

IRS Got You Down? Play Along At The Kraft Journal

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, April 13, 2015

Make It Monday Challenge #219 - Take Your Pick

Hi there and welcome  to The Kraft Journal Challenge #219 - Take Your Pick.

I hope you are enjoying these Take Your Pick Challenges as much as we are.  When I was a Cub Scout Leader I always liked the Pack activity that gave each boy a bag of "stuff" and the assignment to build something out of it.  It was so interesting to see such a diverse group of items all made with the same "stuff".

So here is your "stuff", show us what you can make with it!



Tammy Hobbs
Tammy really enjoys the Take Your Pick challenges! This week she went with a cute basketball birthday card. She started by creating a 5 x 5 card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock.  Tammy then adhered patterned paper to the base which incorporated the color coral. Another of the pick three this round is to use Blue, so she incorporated it as the liner to the patterned paper strip as well as the star. The star base is created from Chipboard.  (You can find a picture on her blog that shows the Chipboard). She stamped a sentiment inside the star and added a cute "funny" face at the top.  She cut the basketball and hoop using an electronic cutting machine. A length of Orange Baker's Twine was wrapped around the card front and tied in a Bow. A final embellishing touch was adding a few enamel dots.  For additional product information and pictures, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun


Karen always enjoys the "Pick Any Three" Challenges, and as usual, she picked more than just three items from this week's list.  Karen decided to include five items from the list including a Bow, Embossing, Lace, Chipboard and the color Blue. ,  She started her card with a Large Buff Ivory Note Card and added a piece of blue patterned paper.  Next, she pressure embossed a piece of coordinating Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock.  She added a piece of burlap trim and a length of cream lace.  She also created a flower using Vintage Dictionary Pages that she die-cut and inked.  To the center of the flower, she attached a bow using Natural Hemp Cord and attached a Jenni Bowlin Icon Flatback.  The sentiment is a rub-on that was applied to a scrap of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock using her Bone Folder that she backed with a scrap from a Vintage Dictionary Page and secured to a piece of Precut Small Chipboard to help it stand out.  Finally, she tied a piece of Natural Hemp Cord around the edge of the sentiment strip.  Karen hopes that you will play along on this week's challenge, and invites you to stop by her blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to read more about her project.


Sometimes it is fun to send a card for no other reason that to give someone a smile or chuckle for the day.  So Marsha chose "funny" as one of her three items (although she used five in all).  The sentiment and rooster are digital images.  The chicken wire is also digital and she printed it on Light Kraft Text paper. Marsha associates burlap and farm with each other so she put a strip of Burlap Ribbon behind the image panel.  The Baker's Twine is red and black. For more details, visit her 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, April 10, 2015

Winners for the Color - Spring Flower Challenge #217

It's Friday and we love to celebrate winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 217 - Color - Spring Flowers
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!

Lai-Yoke
Theresa's Studio
Ginny Maxom



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, April 8, 2015

Don't Forget!

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, April 6, 2015

Make It Monday Challenge #218 Earth Day - Nature

Hi there and welcome  to The Kraft Journal Challenge #218 - Earth Day - Nature.


Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Over the years this movement has expanded world wide and brings awareness to environmental concerns. 

We want to see your take on nature and all Earth Day is today.


Marsha Drain 
For this challenge, Marsha combined the verse from Isaiah 40:8 which mentions the grass and the flower, with a beautiful pre-colored digital tulip, also depicting nature.  The yellow ribbon is her recycled piece.  She has had it in her stash so long, she can't even remember where it came from but thinks it used to be on a floral arrangement.  (She always saves the ribbons.) To highlight the two main colors of yellow and green, she added some Baker's Twine on top of the yellow ribbon.  The layered panel was place on Buff Ivory, a soft yellow cream, before adhering it all to the green card base.  For more details, visit her blog Gramma's Room.

As we celebrate "Earth Day" this week, Karen really wanted to focus on the idea of RECYCLING.  The Kraft Outlet sells lots of great Tim Holtz products, and many of them come in plastic containers that are perfect for recycling.  Karen used the packaging from one of these Tim Holtz products for her project.  She took off the cardboard backing and traced it onto a piece of Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock.  That slides right behind the plastic packaging.  She filled the empty plastic space (where the product once was) with Tic-Tacs.  Next, Karen added a few simple embellishments to the packaging just to "dress it up a bit".   She used a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket, and created some "flags" by cutting strips of Vintage Sheet Music and covering them with Red With White Polka Dot Washi Tape.  She also tied a couple lengths of Natural Hemp Cord at the top.  It's a lot of fun recycling these little Tim Holtz packages.  For more information on this project, you're welcome to stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over.

Tammy Hobbs
For the "Nature and Recycle" challenge,  Tammy focused on the "recycle part with reusing a toilet paper roll to create a gift card holder. She flattened it and sealed one end to create a pocket. She wrapped it in apple patterned paper that brings the "nature" to this project. Using Blackboard Stock Paper for the sentiment which was stamped using the chalkboard technique to tie the theme of the project together. Keeping with the "recycle" of the challenge, Tammy added a strip of bus patterned paper down the center recycling some left over scraps from a previous make.
Tammy Hobbs
A Grungy Prim Shipping tag was used to hold the gift card. It was cut to size to fit the pocket and dressed up with some Decorative Washi Tape.  A pull tab was created using Black Twill Tape. For additional pictures and product information, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun

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! ***    

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