Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Let's Have Some Fun!

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, July 27, 2015

The Kraft Journal Challenge #234


 Welcome to another addition of the Kraft Journal.  This weeks Kraft Journal Challenge #234 is CAS - Inspirational.

I just love a good quote, don't you?  They can make you laugh or bring a tear to your eye, but they almost always make you think.  We are being bombarded with negative thoughts and images all day from the internet, newspapers, magazines and television, so positive thoughts are can be very uplifting and really make someone's day.   Give it a shot, create something with any inspirational saying.

Tammy Hobbs

Tammy found a perfect sentiment for this week's Inspiration challenge, but admits she may have missed the mark on CAS. She started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock onto which she layered a piece of red cardstock to frame the two pieced pattern papers. In the center she took a length of crochet trim from her stash and placed where the two papers meet. Next she took a length of Black Twill Tape and wrapped it around the card front just above the lace trim.  To the right, and above the trim, she added an inspirational sentiment in black ink.  She stamped a flower onto blue paper and fussy cut it out followed by doing the same for the leaves only using green paper and then popped it up on the left side of the card using foam adhesive. She added a die-cut border to the bottom of the card. Lastly for a decorative touch, she added a few sequins to the upper left corner. For additional pictures and product information, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.

Stephanie Wright
As a patterned-paper-multi-layers addict, Stephanie finds CAS challenges truly a challenge.  She started this week's card with a Lunch Bag Kraft Note Card as her card base. She then stamped a floral background stamp in white pigment ink on a piece of Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock. Her sentiment was stamped on the back of an Admit One Ticket Tag. After stringing the tag with Red Baker's Twine, she wrapped the twine around the stamped cardstock and then layered it on the note card.  Some Copic colored butterflies and pearls finish off the card.  A piece of Buff Cover Weight Cardstock was layered on the inside to make it easier to write a message.  Stephanie hopes that you'll play along in this week's CAS challenge and also hopes you'll visit her at her blog, Steph's Scrap Happenings, for more card details and pictures.


Marsha Drain
For her CAS Inspirational card, Marsha started with black cardstock and then added a layer of Brown Kraft.  She printed a verse onto Light Kraft.  The image of hands is a digital image which she then framed with more Brown Kraft.  For more details, please 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, July 24, 2015

We Have Winners at The Kraft Journal


Good Friday morning and welcome to the Kraft Journal.  It's time for us to reveal our winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 232 - 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!

Tammy A

Jessi Fogan

Dottie Seubert


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, July 22, 2015

Be Part Of The Group

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, July 20, 2015

The Kraft Journal Challenge #233

Hello, thanks for stopping by the Kraft Journal

Todays Challenge #233 is Anything Goes - NO Cards!  We want to see your creative ability on something, anything, other than a card.  Our Design Team has done a wonderful job of using things from Kraft Outlet to showcase this challenge theme.


Marsha Drain

If you have never checked out the Coffee Bags at the Kraft Outlet, you really should.  They are 3 3/8" X 7 3/4" which make for a great size for gift giving.  Marsha used the Small Kraft Coffee Bag with a Window.  She cut two "frames" to go around the window; one out of Brown Kraft and the smaller one out of a Vintage Dictionary page.  The flower is made from the dictionary page also.  Marsha printed a digital image of a cookie and a sentiment onto a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag and then tied on a piece if Orange Hemp Cord before attaching it to the bag with a brad.  For more details, please visit her blog, Gramma's Room.


Stephanie Wright

For this week's No Cards challenge, Stephanie chose to make a gift set of a purse-sized notebook holder and a business card wallet. Both items have a base of Buff Cover Weight Cardstock with Lunch Bag Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock used to mat the patterned paper and sentiments. All the computer generated sentiments and the business cards were printed on Buff Cover Weight Cardstock. The notebook holder is embellished with an Antique Silver Label Holder. The interior of the business card wallet uses two Lunch Bag Kraft Card Sleeve Envelopes that were covered with patterned paper to hold the business cards. For more details and additional pictures, please visit Stephanie at her blog, Steph's Scrap Happenings. She really hopes you'll play along with us this week in our No Cards challenge.



Tammy Hobbs
Tammy decorated a Kraft Outlet White Coffee Bag for today's Anything Goes NO cards challenge.  She started by taking a piece of Lunch Bag Kraft Text Paper and cutting out a banner which she embossed with a decorative folder followed by inking up the edges with distressed ink. Tammy then took a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag and stamped a sentiment down the side in black ink. She then anchored it with a piece of Decorative Washi Tape.  She added a circle border across the top. Lastly, Tammy wrapped some Brown Baker's Twine around the topped and tied in a bow. For additional details, 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! ***


Friday, July 17, 2015

Take A Look At The Winners!



Hi all and welcome to The Kraft Journal.  Today is Friday, and that means we reveal the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 231 - Summer. We asked you to show us what summer means to you and here are the winners.
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.



J. Atterbury

Shoregirl's Creation

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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