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Sunday Scrappin’ #47

Greetings! It is time for Sunday Scrappin: the weekly blog meme for paper crafters. We post our “Ta-Das” for the week, our “To-Dos” for the coming week, and participate in weekly challenges (optional). Check it out.

TA-DAs

  • This birthday card
  • I prepared some Christmas wrapping paper scraps for use on cards and tags (no pic, sorry–you’ve all seen cut-up wrapping paper before I’m sure, LOL).

TO-DOs

  • I’ve got a couple of birthday cards I need to make
  • I’m itching to get back to my wedding album, but I’ve lacked energy and inspiration
  • start planning out my “HANDMADE PLEDGE” for the holidays (see sidebar)

I look forward to seeing what everyone else has planned and has accomplished!

Just for fun, I’m including this photo I took a week ago. If anyone can correctly identify the place, the first person to post the correct answer will win something from me (I know, that’s a huge opportunity–SOMETHING! Ooh wow).

Where is this?

Where is this?

I’ll give you a clue…it is someplace in Massachusetts!

REMINDER: When I get to 2000 hits (not too far away), I’ll be holding a drawing. Those of you who have left 10-25 comments on my blog since I started this mess will be eligible.

RESTRICTIONS: If you won my last contest, you are sadly not eligible. Comments are counted one per thread/post. My next contest will not be dependent on number of comments, so please do not start a gazillion comments just to try to win this time. This is sort of a thank you to those of you who regularly visit and leave comments. Certainly, if you visit this blog regularly, you are welcome to start upping your comments. 🙂 Those who are currently in or close to the running:

Forgetfulone

Melanie

Chrissy is just one comment away from eligibility!

Sandy needs only four more comments.

Wani and Bailey’s Granny need only five more comments.

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1000 Hits!

While I know some of you are celebrating 20,000 hits, we’ve got to start somewhere, yes? I think, for 2000 hits, I will do a drawing. If, by that time, you have submitted 20 or more comments, you will be eligible for the drawing. If you have won a previous contest on this blog, you will not be eligible. I also reserve the right to change the rules. 🙂

At any rate, if you are reading this through a feed reader, you might want to stop over and see the blog’s makeover–new theme and a custom header! Unfortunately, the theme I chose couldn’t get all the goodies into the crop size of the header, so here you can see it in ALL it’s handmade glory:

As for the contest, we have a winner! BunnyB! Please e-mail me (see column at the right) with your postal info and I’ll get your blog candy to you which contains:

  • Kathleen & Nick Greco’s Scrapbooking Plus (ever so slightly used)
  • ribbon set (Target)
  • coordinating Martha Stewart craft papers
  • decorative and turquoise vellum
  • silver photo corners
  • decorative put-it-together gift box

Thanks to everyone who has commented! Please keep them coming!

FINALLY, do you know about the Crane Project? If not, click on the link and read about Judy’s tribute to all the people who have lost their lives in Iraq. It isn’t just a bunch of folded birds…it is an investment in humanity and the power of collective art. Check it out…I’ve started a new FEATURED LINKS section in the sidebar…I’ll be changing the links every few weeks or so.

Sunday Scrappin’ #39

I’m posting this before Amy has had a chance to put up her Sunday Scrappin’ post for this week, but I will Mr. Linkify over there when I get home tonight (I’ll be gone all day).

UPDATE: Here’s this week’s Sunday Scrappin’ challenge!

TA-DAs:

Considering how busy this week was with pseudo job interviews, visiting parents and in-laws (who are still here), I’d say I still managed to have some fun with some scrapping!

  • I made my first moo!
  • I made this birthday card–my first experience with chipboard!
  • And finally, I made a card for the Sunday Scrappin’ challenge:

play in the grass! Scrap photos of someone playing in the yard… use grassy paper… make a card involving something in your yard (a BBQ?)…. make a green fringed border that looks like grass… you get the idea. Have fun with it!

See below:

I used a stamp as a starting point for the inspiration, but as you can see, it doesn’t really look like that stamp in the actual card:

After stamping the image (“Garden Sunflower” #2483-F Posh Impressions/Rubber Stampede) in a very light ink, I embossed it with clear embossing powder. Truth be known, I could have skipped this step, but whatever. I wanted to use some of my scrap stash, so I paper pieced the leaves out of green magazine scraps and embossed them (Ranger Clear EP). The GRASS (see Sunday Scrappin’ Challenge) on the ground is also composed of pinked strips from my scrap stash. I covered the sunflower blossoms with two embellishments (“Floral Accents” Marcella by K). I’m not super happy with the Happy Birthday (#D07 from Stampendous embossed with “tangerine” EP (Stampa Barbara), but I think I suffered from a little bit of burnout. But, this is my offering for the challenge at Sunday Scrappin’ this week:

TO-DO’s for next week?

Not sure…but I’m sure I’ll manage at least ONE thing. The Sunday Scrappin’ challenge perhaps? Something food-related…hmm.

AND DON’T FORGET! When I get to 1000 hits, the person who has left the highest number of comments on my blog will win something! And I promise it won’t be my old “Peace in the USSR” stamp from the 1980s (although I’d gather that’s a collectable now). We have someone at the whopping number of FIVE comments, four of you are at 3-4 comments, and five of you have left at least 2 comments. So, as you can see the playing field is WIDE OPEN, LOL.

Eco-Crafting Carnival and Good Contest!

I have two wonderful items to tell you about this morning!

The first, is the Carnival of Green Crafts, which has been kicked off over at Crafting A Green World.  They’ve linked to yours truly, but I invite you to go and spend some time looking at all the other wonderful featured crafters–ESPECIALLY in the paper arts (“Paper Talk”)!

The second, is a great contest hosted by my friend Shaz.  I’ve talked about Shaz’s beautiful totes and bags before…but now you have a chance to win one, and all you have to do is help feed hungry people!!  See the details on her blog about Free Rice, where they’ve figured out an free, easy, fun, and educational way that you can help donate rice to hungry people. And now, as an added bonus, you will get one of Shaz’s stunning creations if you donate the most rice by Sept. 1!  A true WIN-WIN situation all around!!  And all you have to do is spend a couple of minutes clicking the mouse!

The crafting world has potential to be a big waste producer, but at the same time, can also be a wonderful source of upcycling and recycling!  Buying handmade products enriches our cultural capacity and can help sustain people in many different ways.  Let’s all work toward maximizing the potential GOOD crafting can do.


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