Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blogger Issues?? Finally Some NEW Projects!!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been having so many issues with my blog lately and not being able to post things....I can post on other blogs that I belong to, post comments, but cannot create my own post? Go figure, I gave up trying last week to post the projects I wanted to and decided to finally give it a try again today.

So here's what you've missed that I been up to:

1.) The Cuttlebug Spot is on a well needed break! We are all taking a little vacation and will be back in action on June 1st with some new challenges and surpises for you-- Nilda hasn't even told us yet what she has in store for us so I am super excited!

2) Practical Scrappers Challenges:
Here was last week's sticker challenges

And something NEW at Practical Scrappers!! Each month we will be having a month long challenge that is "out of the norm" from our regular challenges at Practical Scrappers, created by yours truely!

The first challenge for the month of May is going to be called "Recycle, Renew, Reuse". Earth Day has just passed and we are full swing into the season of Spring, otherwise know as the season the renewal, rebirth, and regrowth. Your challenge is to create a project (LO, card, altered item whichever your preference)using a recycled item (cardboard, cereal boxes, popscicle sticks, plastic...etc)on your project to give it a new purpose than what it was intended.
Here is my example:

I have taken an old cassette tape case and altered it to create this "pocket picture purse" (as I call it)for those wallet size photos. I have also used a piece of recycled cereal box to create the accordian fold out for the pictures.

3.) The other things not affilated with design teams:

These projects here were created for my mother and my mother-in-law for mother's day gifts. I handmade each of these roses our of 22lb white copy paper. Each rose is composed of 5- 1" hearts (cut on cricut--Plantin Schoolbook), 6- 1 1/2" hearts, and 5- 2" hearts (only the large center one uses the 2" hearts. I inked them with Versa Magic inks using 2 shades in each color. Then I curled the rounded parts of the hearts using the smallest paint brush I have. The next part is where a lot of patience comes in to play. I attached each heart to a piece of 18 gauge piece floral wire that I folded in half and wrapped that completely with floral tape. Next, using floral tape starting with the 1" hearts in the center and finishing with 2" on the outside start adding your hearts one at a time. If you want a tutorial-- leave me a post here letting me know. I just figured out how to create a video with my camera so I will try and make one if I have enough interest!

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day and hopefullyy I'll be able to post my project for you tomorrow that will be revealed!



RobinJ said...

These are great projects! I especially love the cassette picture case! TFS!
Hugs, RobinJ

shari said...

You have been busy! I love all the projects, but I especially love the picture purse. What a cute idea!!! Shari (cricutrookie)

CraftyGirl said...

Kerri... these projects are all so wonderful!! maybe if my blogger went down I would have more time to create!! LOL!! Love the LOs and I really like this new challenge you have going over at PS! As soon as school is out, I hope to have more time to play along with some of these things!!
Barb :)

Ziggyeor said...

great projects! I love the little cassette tape purse!

Judy B. said...

I would love to see a video on this technique!! TFS!!!

Scrappy Mel said...

Those flowers are amazing! My sister and I would Love a tutorial on this! Keep up the great work!


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