Friday, April 24, 2015

Top Three Challenge #219 Winners!

Hi all and welcome to Feature Me Friday. We love to celebrate winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 219 - 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!






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, April 22, 2015

Join 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, April 20, 2015

Challenge #220 Anything Goes - Girlfriends!

Welcome back friends, today the Challenge #220 is Anything Goes - Girlfriends!  I'm sure we all have special women in our lives who we couldn't get along without.  I know I do.  I have my sister, who is my best girlfriend.  Then I have a group of 4 girlfriends who are like family.  We have been together since our son's were in Kindergarten together and those boys are now 27.  We know all the dirt on them and still love them!

Let's see how the design team uses Girlfriends in there Anything Goes challenge.

 Marsha Drain
Marsha used a lot of products from the Kraft Outlet for this card.  The card base is Light Kraft.  The light colored panel is Buff Ivory on which she sponged some distress ink.  The crumpled flowers were made by cutting out Brown Kraft Text paper with a scalloped die, clipping, sponging, wetting with water and then crumpling.   "Friends is stamped onto a Small Grungy Prim Tag.  Marsha loves how the center of the tag is not stained and seems to highlight the word.   For more details about her card, please visit her blog, Grammasroom.


Karen Letchworth
For this week's Anything Goes/Girlfriends Challenge, Karen decided to make a sweet little tag for a friend.  She used a Blackboard Tag and inked the edges with white chalk ink to give it the chalkboard effect.  Next, she added a rub-on sentiment using her Bone Folder Tool.  To decorate the Blackboard Tag, Karen added a pinwheel embellishment by attaching it to a Tim Holtz Memo Pin.  She also tied several lengths of Black Baker's Twine around the pin and at the top of her tag.  For more information on this project, you're invited to visit Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over.

Tammy Hobbs
For this week's "Anything Goes - Girlfriends" challenge, Tammy created a card for a dear friend. She started by creating an A2 card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock onto which she layered a Vintage Dictionary Page to Blackboard Stock Paper.  Next Tammy die-cut a tag from the remaining scraps of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and Blackboard Stock Paper and layered that to the left side of the card front after she added her sentiment and die-cut daisy. She took a snippet of White Twill Tape to the top of the tag adding a silver flower button over a bow made from Natural Hemp Cord. Lastly, she added three enamel dots to the upper right corner. 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, April 17, 2015

Top Three Challenge #218 Winners!

It's Friday and we love to celebrate winners!  Here are the  Top Three Challenge Winners from Challenge # 218 - Earth Day - Nature.
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!
Donna K
Dorothy S.
Kathy Jo



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, April 15, 2015

IRS Got You Down? Play Along At The Kraft Journal

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, April 13, 2015

Make It Monday Challenge #219 - Take Your Pick

Hi there and welcome  to The Kraft Journal Challenge #219 - Take Your Pick.

I hope you are enjoying these Take Your Pick Challenges as much as we are.  When I was a Cub Scout Leader I always liked the Pack activity that gave each boy a bag of "stuff" and the assignment to build something out of it.  It was so interesting to see such a diverse group of items all made with the same "stuff".

So here is your "stuff", show us what you can make with it!



Tammy Hobbs
Tammy really enjoys the Take Your Pick challenges! This week she went with a cute basketball birthday card. She started by creating a 5 x 5 card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock.  Tammy then adhered patterned paper to the base which incorporated the color coral. Another of the pick three this round is to use Blue, so she incorporated it as the liner to the patterned paper strip as well as the star. The star base is created from Chipboard.  (You can find a picture on her blog that shows the Chipboard). She stamped a sentiment inside the star and added a cute "funny" face at the top.  She cut the basketball and hoop using an electronic cutting machine. A length of Orange Baker's Twine was wrapped around the card front and tied in a Bow. A final embellishing touch was adding a few enamel dots.  For additional product information and pictures, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun


Karen always enjoys the "Pick Any Three" Challenges, and as usual, she picked more than just three items from this week's list.  Karen decided to include five items from the list including a Bow, Embossing, Lace, Chipboard and the color Blue. ,  She started her card with a Large Buff Ivory Note Card and added a piece of blue patterned paper.  Next, she pressure embossed a piece of coordinating Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock.  She added a piece of burlap trim and a length of cream lace.  She also created a flower using Vintage Dictionary Pages that she die-cut and inked.  To the center of the flower, she attached a bow using Natural Hemp Cord and attached a Jenni Bowlin Icon Flatback.  The sentiment is a rub-on that was applied to a scrap of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock using her Bone Folder that she backed with a scrap from a Vintage Dictionary Page and secured to a piece of Precut Small Chipboard to help it stand out.  Finally, she tied a piece of Natural Hemp Cord around the edge of the sentiment strip.  Karen hopes that you will play along on this week's challenge, and invites you to stop by her blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to read more about her project.


Sometimes it is fun to send a card for no other reason that to give someone a smile or chuckle for the day.  So Marsha chose "funny" as one of her three items (although she used five in all).  The sentiment and rooster are digital images.  The chicken wire is also digital and she printed it on Light Kraft Text paper. Marsha associates burlap and farm with each other so she put a strip of Burlap Ribbon behind the image panel.  The Baker's Twine is red and black. For more details, 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! ***    

09 10