Sunday, September 30, 2012

ABAC Challenge 3

Challenge 3 at Anything But a Card is up! I love this challenge because it's simple but fun. This week simply use some sparkle and shine in your project (stickles, gems, metallic, etc). I use some glitter ribbon, stickles, and gems on a Halloween treat bag. I love working with this challenge blog because of the creative variety of projects we get in response to the challenges. Can't wait to see your take on this new challenge!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

ABAC Challenge 2

I'm so amazed at the response and talent for ABAC's first challenge. I know that anything goes challenges are super easy to fit a project into and might get more response than others but I'm so happy you all have found us and I hope most of you stick around for our next challenge. This week we are challenging you to use texture. This can mean fabric, paint, fiber, etc. I added most of my texture with fiber. I used the Paper Made Bakery September kit to create a cute tag set. I inked up the chipboard to better match the tag then wrapped Lawn Fawn twine around the frame. Everything but the ink was from the Paper Made Bakery kit. So have fun using texture on Anything But A Card and then link it up to share. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Anything But A Card Challenge 1

I'm proud to be working with a new challenge blog called Anything But A Card. The idea is to think outside the box and to share some of the other fab projects many of us work on. ABAC Challenge blog is designed to provide a biweekly challenge for crafters of all kind to create something other than a card! You can do ATC's, tags, sewing, scrapbook layouts, felting, painting, sculpture, altered items, textiles, the list is endless! The only thing NOT allowed is a card!

There are no prizes, but we will feature Three Inspirational Projects from among the challenge entries after the challenge ends. You may combine with any other challenges. No limits to the number of entries for each challenge. This is simply a challenge that helps us stretch our creativity while having fun. 

The first challenge is an "Anything Goes" challenge. I created some cute treat bags to share with my teacher friends at school using a cute owl from Lawn Fawn's Creatures in the Forest. These are super simple because you just cut paper that is as long as the zipper on a ziplock bag then fold and decorate. It would be a fun way to brighten any teacher's day as they head back to school on Tuesday. Since I was creating a little set I laid out everything assembly line style and it made it super quick but still very cute.