Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another CropStop Challenge

Challenge #65 Oh So Bright

Some of you are celebrating Summer and some of you are celebrating Summer temperatures and then some of you are wishing it was Summer. This week we are going to celebrate bright and summery projects. In your project there could be a sun or any summer activities or you could use bright colors. No pastels or fall colors for this week.

Items from the CropStop Store: ATC Texture Trades - Playing Games set by Tim Holtz, Magic Pearl Pen in Lemon by Viva Decor, Ranger Stickles - Frosted Lace

Other Items used not from CropStop: Paper - We R Memory Keepers, Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart, Sticker Sentiment - Jillibean Soup, Ribbon -unknown.

Remember you have til Wednesday at Midnight to upload your project to CropStop.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CropStop Flourish Challenge

CropStop's challenge this week is something we all have - Flourishes. You can use a flourish however you want a flourish stamp, die cuts, chipboards, bling whichever type you have and add them to your project.

On my project these items are from the CropStop store: Spellbinders Bird Sanctuary, Ranger Distress Ink -Victorian Velvet.

other items not from the store are the Rubon flourish - Bo Bunny, Chipboard -Bella Blvd.

A reminder that this month we are running a monthly challenge in addition to the weekly ones, you can read more about our National Craft Challenge here, its a shaped card challenge plus if your scared to make a shaped card there is a tutorial posted by me here.

Remember you have til Wednesday at Midnight to link up your Flourish project to the CropStop Blog.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

TaDa Creative Studios, CropStop & Scrapfit Challenges

TaDa Creative Studios Yee Haw Collection

I had these great pics of us in front of the Straw Tractor that was just perfect for this Yee Haw Collection from TaDa Creative Studios. The base paper is the "Plant & Plow" Ooh La La Layers Color-Rain Forest. Then I used the Mini Ooh La La Layers the Uncle Bob Mini Color-Macintosh. I made banners from these papers -Hittin' the Hay, Snippets & Clippets, Bumper Crop. Used a Spellbinders die(Lacey Ovals) on papers -Toil & Till and Farmhand. The border was created with the backside of Bumper Crop, the title is from the Snippets & Clippets and the red "ribbon" is one of the Stickies.

ScrapFit Workout #64 - Its Easy as 1,2,3... & A Sketch From The Paper Variety

ScrapFIT has teamed up with The Paper Variety to offer you 2 challenges in one!

ScrapFIT has offered up a jounaling challenge and The Paper Variety has created a sketch challenge. Put them together and you will get an awesome layout and a chance to WIN a prize from both places!

Workout #64- Its Easy as 1, 2, 3...
The 'Its Easy as 1, 2, 3..' Workout is here and all you have to do is list out numerically your journaling on your layout! This could be a list of your Top 10 favorite moments from last year, a list of goals for the new year or the countless reason you love ScrapFIT (Just kidding!). Show us your numbered list!

Be sure to incorporate this journaling workout with the Sketch below from The Paper Variety so you can enter you layout at both places!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is
Paper Quirk/

and look at this great prize.

This is a special kind of workout and we want to offer up a second prize!
ScrapFIT is offering up this prize to a random person that leaves a comment on this post!

I used Paper and Chipboard pieces from Crate Paper's Neighborhood Collection.

CropStop Challenge #63 Butterflies

This weeks challenge is to use Butterflies on your project.

Items used from the CropStop Store: Cart-Us Trendy Circles Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pagemaps -Office Supplies, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist -Sunflower Sparkle, Ribbon -Sheer Ombre Parrot Green/Yellow.

Other items used Paper -We R Memory Keepers (Good Day Sunshine Collection), Sunflower die -Cheery Lynn Designs, Chipboard Butterfly -Cosmo Cricket, Stamp -Hero Arts, Ink - Burnt Sienna Colorbox.

Remember you have til Wednesday at midnight to upload your Butterfly creation to CropStop.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

CropStop Rainbow Challenge

CropStop Challenge #62 Rainbow of Colors

We all love color, some of us might love bright colors, some might like pastel colors, but one thing that all crafters do have in common is the LOVE FOR COLOR! This week we challenge you to use at least 4 different colors (not shades of the same color but different colors). Are you ready to meet this challenge?

Items used from the CropStop Store Spellbinders Lacey Nested Pennants, We R Memory Keepers SewEasy Floss Orange.
Other items used Sentiment Sticker -SRM Stickers
Papers used Bo Bunny and We R Memory Keepers.

Remember you have til Wednesday at midnight eastern time to create your Rainbow of Colors project and link it up to the CropStop blog. If your looking to do some shopping don't forget about the 10% off coupon code to the CropStop Store Use Code LWCT-02.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New CropStop and Scrapfit Challenges

Scrapfit Workout Challenge #63 is a Sketch
As our in house Trainer, Diana has drawn out this workout with your best fitness results in mind! She knows the importance of inspiration when it comes to working out and that was her goal when she created this sketch for you! Join in the fun with us by creating a layout base on this sketch!

Here is the great sketch Diana created for us. I know you ladies love sketches so I can't wait to see wait you create with this one.

I got to work on this sketch right away and pulled out some older pics of my daughter taking her Girl Scout Pledge. Thanks for a great sketch Diana!

With our Workouts there is always a prize involved and this time our SPONSOR is: Paper Quirk

Look at this generous prize that they donated.

So remember you have until March 31 to upload your creations based on the Sketch to the Scrapfit Blog Challenge #63

CropStop Challenge-Ovals

CropStop has the distinction of being one of the on-line web stores selected to premier the new Becky Fleck Pagemap Dies from Spellbinder! This original series of dies co-ordinate perfectly with Becky's monthly release of page and card sketches found at Pagemaps. Use these exclusive dies to recreate many of the design elements you love, including journaling spots, embellishments, and trims. Spend less time planning and more time crafting eye-catching creations!

We have a very exciting challenge this week that will continue through July! Today, and the first week of the next 4 months, we will be posting a challenge plus for you!

Follow the challenge for an opportunity to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Cropstop Store, and/or create your project following the challenge plus use one of the Becky Fleck Pagemaps posted for an opportunity to win her Spellbinder-Becky Fleck Featured Die! All prizes are randomly drawn.

Now, the challenge...OVALS! We want to see ovals somewhere on your creative project. And, THE PLUS...use one of Becky Fleck's Pagemaps as inspiration on your project too!

Again we have two sketches for you to use there is the layout sketch, which I love and hope that I get a chance to use.

and there is the card sketch too.

I actually didn't use either sketch this time but created an Oval card, using a very old tool the Curvy Cutter (haven't used it in YEARS) plus I have an oval sentiment on an oval sticker on a scalloped oval paper.

Closeup of the Crackle Paint, I love that stuff.
Products used from the CropStop Store Distress Crackle Paint -Tattered Rose, Tonic Studios Paper Distresser.
Papers used We R Memory Keepers, Good Day Sunshine Collection
Chipboard Butterfly-unknown
Sentiment Sticker -SRM Stickers
Border Punch -Martha Stewart
Scalloped Oval Punch -Marvy Uchida

Remember you have til Wednesday night at Midnight to enter your Oval project to the CropStop Blog to be entered into the two seperate prizes.