Monday, January 2, 2012

Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet: Anything Goes Challenge

Welcome to Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet.  Use this week's "Anything Goes", theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday January 8, 2012.  All of our followers who participant in our challenges for the month of January have a chance to be featured on our "Feature Me Fridays" posts as well as be entered to win a $15.00 Kraft Outlet Store Voucher!  The more challenges you enter this month, the more chances you have to win!

This past December through this week's challenge we are also featuring work from our...

Kraft Outlet Guest Designer Linda Abadie

My name is Linda Abadie. I am a registered nurse, practicing as the Director of Clinical Education at GoldenLiving- Sleepy Hollow Manor Nursing and Rehab facility in Annandale, Virginia, USA. My husband and I have been married for eight years and we have two children, Nicholas (6) and Christopher (3). I started scrapbooking in 2007 when my husband's ARMY career took us to the far reaches of the globe. Most of my layouts are inspired by daily activity; either at home with my family or at work, Nursing. I enjoy this hobby as it allows me to express and capture special heartfelt moments in my life. Many of my friends consider my style as “eclectic”, full of bright colors, and happy. I am able to create a full layout combining mixed media and hybrid scrapbook technique.

Linda Abadie
Linda created a card for this week's challenge; Anything Goes. She used the ivory cardstock from Deluxe Sample Pack as card base and created tiny envelope with the kraft cardstock from the same Sample Pack. The play tag and sun come from Play Date Journaling Cards. To complete the card, she added gingham ribbon, with buttons and stick pin. 

We'd also like to take a moment to sincerely thank Linda for joining us as our Guest Designer these past weeks. Her unique style and colorful designs have complimented our regular Design Team and we've been simply delighted to share her talents with all of our readers here at The Kraft Journal!

and some EXCITING News...

Please help us give a warm welcome to our two newest designers, Debbie Carriere and Debbie Marcinkiewicz. You can visit Debbie Carriere's blog here and Debbie Marcinkiewicz's blog here . We also have their bio's available on our Creative Team page right here. Both of these talented crafters join our veteran designers Tracy MacDonald and Jennifer Cuthbertson and we just know you're going to find lots of inspiration using Kraft Outlet products from our amazing team over the next several months!

Kraft Outlet DT Reveal for "Anything Goes" Challenge

Debbie Carriere

Debbie used the "Anything Goes" challenge to create this "Twilight" inspired card.  Starting with a base of Lunchbag Kraft cardstock she layered a piece of patterned paper and a piece of a Vintage Dictionary Page and stitched them in place.  She layered and stitched a second patterned paper with a notebook edge Lunchbag Kraft cardstock border.  Debbie wrapped some Natural twill tape around the card front, tied a bow and topped with a button threaded with Earthy Hemp Cord tied in a bow.  Using two Small Kraft Shipping tags, she created her sentiment panel.  She layered a small piece of Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock over the bottom tag to create a backdrop for the burlap heart embellishment.  Check her blog for additional information.

Jennifer Cuthbertson
Jennifer created this nostalgia-themed card in honor of the new year! This card features a base of light kraft cardstock that has been stamped with a sheet music stamp, a calendar sticker and stickers of photos you'd take in a photo booth. The card is finished with a 2012 chipboard banner hung with hemp cord and mini clothespins and some filmstrip ribbon. Head to her blog for more details.

Tracy MacDonald
Tracy created a fun nostalgic tag using a Buff French "Carte Postale" Postcard Shipping Tag as her base.  She used the Tim Holtz rusted enamel technique using Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress inks on the postcard and then added some Vintage Dictionary page pieces.  Tracy created the marquee with a die cut piece of chipboard that she inked, embossed, and added rhinestones to.  The marquee frames a 7 Gypsies Mini Receipts Ephemera Label and has a piece of Tim Holtz film strip ribbon stapled to it.  The stars were cut from chipboard and Kraft Glassine.  The glassine was inked with alcohol ink.  The watch image is a 7 Gypsies rub on from Steampunk Time Rubbings.  There's a bottle cap sticker from the Lost and Found Salvage Stickers and some black Twill Tape.  Tracy's image, colored with Prismas,  was printed on Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock multiple times, layered, inked, and covered with a coat of Rock Candy Crackle paint.

Also, don't forget to join us this Wednesday for Debbie Marcinkiewicz's Patterned Paper Ruffle Tutorial and Kraft Outlet product information featuring this gorgeous card she created just to inspire you... 

Debbie Marcinkiewicz


  1. Welcome to the team ladies what beautiful creations you have to submitted, I can see why you have both been asked to join the team... BTW, what a great name you both


  2. Gorgeous creations from the team! Super huge welcome to the new ladies, Debbie and Debbie!

  3. Thanks for the warm welcome from Beth and the teamies ... I'm very excited to be designing with such an awesome group of ladies :)

  4. I'm so happy to see Debbie Carriere on the team here! I love her work :). I just signed on as a new Follower and played in the challenge for the first time. Thanks for a fun one!

  5. Happy New Year! Congrats to your new DT additions! All of your samples are just gorgeous! Hugs ~S~

  6. Dear Beth, thank you for visiting my blog and for inviting me for this challenge.

    Congrats to your new DT members!

  7. Wow, beautiful creations by the DT! I saw you on Make It Monday too :)

    Happy New Year!
    hugs, margie

  8. Great DT! Thanks for the fun challenge!

  9. Fantastic inspiration from the DT.


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