Monday, March 30, 2015

Make It Monday Challenge #217 Color - Spring Flowers

Hi there and welcome  to The Kraft Journal Challenge #217 -
Color Challenge - Spring Flowers 


Here is South Texas the trees have started budding out and the azaleas have burst into bloom!  I hope you have the first signs of Spring around your house.  With such a long hard Winter we need the beautiful colors of Spring flowers for this weeks inspiration.



Tammy Hobbs
For this week's "Color challenge", Tammy created an Easter card starting with a base of Brown Kraft Cardstock onto which Tammy added patterned paper inspired by the spring color board for the challenge. She then wrapped a length of Hand Stained Bias Tape around the card front and tied off in a fluffy bow adding a lavender button laced with Lavender Pastel Hemp Cord.  A row of pastel buttons were added to the bottom which she also laced with Lavender Pastel Hemp Cord before adhering them.   Using some Easter die-cuts she created a little scene for the focal image. Lastly, she added some sequins for a little further embellishing. For additional pictures and product information, please be sure to stop by Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun.

Karen Letchworth
In the past, Karen Letchworth would stress out over color challenges.  She used to feel like she needed to include all the colors in some intricate way on her project.  It took time, but she finally learned to enjoy color challenges by learning to take what inspires you or speaks to your own personal sense of style, and leave the rest. The idea is to HAVE FUN!  For her card for this week's Color Challenge, Karen started with a Brown Kraft Notecard and to that she added a base cut from Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock and adhered that to the front of the Brown Kraft Notecard.  Once that base was set, she used a square punch to make squares from purple, yellow and green patterned paper that she inked on their edges.  She spaced them apart (somewhat) evenly, attached a rub-on sentiment to a scrap of Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock using her Bone Folder Tool.  She added a few coordinating buttons here and there, and tied either Light Green Baker's Twine or Natural Hemp Cord to the center of each one.  You're invited to visit Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over to take a closer look, and Karen really hopes you'll play along in this week's challenge.

Marsha Drain 
This card is a little out of the ordinary from Marsha usually makes because for this card she did not use any stamps, digital images, or sentiments.  Only card stock.  After cutting out the flowers with her Sihouette and the leaves with a die cut, she adhered them to Buff Ivory card stock and then added a beautiful bow made from Hand Stained Butter Bias Tape.  For more details about her card, 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, March 27, 2015

Winners, We Have Winners!

It's Friday and we love to celebrate winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 215 - Anything Goes Spring.
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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!




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, March 25, 2015

Come Play Along!

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, March 23, 2015

Make It Monday Challenge #216 - CAS Faith

Hi there and welcome  to The Kraft Journal Challenge #216 -CAS - Faith

Faith, an easy word to say and sometimes a hard word to practice.  With Good Friday, Passover and Easter just around the corner we wanted to show you some wonderful examples for these holidays.


Design Team Member, Karen Letchworth has admitted that she struggles with CAS cards; but she gave it her best effort, nonetheless.  For this week's CAS/Easter Challenge, Karen used a Small Buff Ivory Note Card as her base.  To that, she adhered a piece of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock; and then attached a couple of patterned papers.  She ran several lengths of Pink Baker's Twine around the patterned papers.  Next, she attached a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag, and covered that with a bunny card and a piece of sweet Pink & White Striped Washi Tape.  She made a bow using Butter Hand-Stained Bias Tape and Vintage Winter White Hand-Stained Bias Tape, and then added an "Easter Joy" sentiment by using her Bone Folder Tool to place rub-on letters on a tiny tag cut from a scrap of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock that is secured with an ink-stained Tiny Wooden Clothespin.  For additional photos of her card and a complete supply list, please stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over.

Marsha Drain 
Marsha likes Clean and Simple especially when an elegance can be achieved.  She started with a Brown Kraft card base.  The designer paper has shades of Kraft and black so she kept that color scheme throughout the card.  The image and sentiment are digital.  She cut those out with a Spellbinder die cut then sponged the edge with a distress ink before adding a black layer.  The Black and White Script Washi Tape was perfect for the script in the designer paper and also for bringing attention to the cross. For more details, visit her blog, Gramma's Room.

Tammy Hobbs
Tammy created a CAS Easter Tag to go on some treats she created to go in a care package. For the tag, she started with a base of Brown Kraft cardstock onto which she added some pretty spring patterned paper. She stamped a Happy Easter sentiment on a banner and added it just below the cute little rabbit.  Butter Hand Stained Bias Tape was used to tie the tags to the treats.  For the treats, Tammy created the treat holder from Brown Kraft cardstock. Next she wrapped Hershey Nuggets with patterned paper and placed them in the tray that was created. Using a pretzel holder treat bag, she added the prepared tray and tied off with the Butter Hand Stained Bias Tape.  She added a double bow and button laced with Light Blue Pastel Hemp Cord
Tammy Hobbs
For additional 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! ***    

Friday, March 20, 2015

Winners At The Kraft Journal

It's Friday and we love to celebrate winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 214 - 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!


D

Nina Marie


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, March 18, 2015

Don't Forget To Play Along!

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!
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