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KelleyRooks Offline
#1 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:08:06 PM(UTC)
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CRAFT WARS: There is a new show on TLC starting this summer called craft wars. Thought it would be fun to do our own spin. You get to keep the items you make or give them as an item in a swap or a s a gift. We just need to see pictures.

DATES: June 23 - June 30, pictures to be posted June 30, winner announced July 1st. I thought this would be fun to do once a month. We can see what everyone one comes up with from the same list of tools and materials. This is a fun way to connect with other crafters, stretch your creativity, and not have to spend $$$$. I am really excited.

TIMING: Maximum 15 hours during the week (honor system) Everyone has different schedules you can do the challenges at any time during the week as long as you stop at 15 hours. You certainly do not have to take that long.

CHALLENGES: 3 Challenges that will be broad (e.x. home decor item - then you can make a home decor item with what you have in your stash that is on the list)

MATERIALS: A list of materials will be published on the 23rd (I will try to make it items that our found in our stashes) You can use what is on the list, but nothing else except tools. Any inks, paints, etc. will be considered tools for the sake of the challenge. You will be able to use any tools for the challenges.

PRIZE: a random drawing from those that completed all three challenges and posted pics. Winner gets a choice between 3 packs of I am Roses or the Pretty Pennants cartridge. (YAY)!


RULE: You CANNOT buy anything for the challenge - you have to use what you have and you are limited to the list!


CATEGORIES: (There will always be a catch - because what is a challenge without a catchLOL )what's catch you ask? You have to use something recyclable or repurposed either in the process or as a part of each completed item. (For example - if you are making a canvas - using some bubble wrap to paint as backround texture or using cereal box to cut chipboard shapes - the list goes on - let's see how far you could take this)

1. Make an item for Home Decor

2. Make an altered tin, box, container, etc? (What if you don't have something in your stash - you can always always have peaches for dinner and alter the can for dessert LOL )

3. Photo Display - you can alter a frame, make a layout, do a canvas, tag, card, mini, or pretty much anything goes as long as you can put a photo on it. You can think out of the box (or frame LOL ) on this.


WHAT CAN YOU USE:

Tools - All tools, dies, inks, paints, punches - the whole works can be used. I encourage you to break out tools you haven't used or used in a while and give them a work out.

Paper and other base materials: All paper, raw chipboard, fabric, metal sheets are acceptable.

Alterable items: Preference is to have used something that has been used already once before - either recycled or repurposed. However, you can use up to 2 new items for the base of your projects (such as box from a craft store or frame. At least one has to be recycled or repurposed. It could be an item you found at a garage sale.

Ok this sounds easy enough so far so where is the real catch when it comes to what you can use - embellishments LOL

Break out your tools and dies and make your own embellies as much as possible. Create your own flowers. Use it if you have it viva decor pearl pens to make your own pearl flourishes.

You can use only use store bought embellishments if you alter them in some way (example: ink a store bought flower or use alcohol ink on a metal embellie) or to use them to embellish homemade (example - brads or pearls for center of flowers) You cannot buy anything new - it has to be something you already have!


Ribbon, trim, lace, tissue tape, twine, pearl trim, and buttons are all on the list to use.


One exception pass:
I would like everyone to operate within the parameters of the challenge - but I understand that if you are going to put the time and energy into making something you want it to be special and something you will enjoy. Sometimes a project just needs that special something to make it complete, you can add one thing not on the list. You can only do this to one project out of the three.

Here is another catch: You get one entry for the prize if you complete all three items in 15 hours or less during the week. You need to post the pictures and the total time to be eligible. Still post sneak peeks and pictures even if you know you are not going to be able to do all three. It is all still a part of the fun. Now if you get it all done in the 15 hours or less and make all your own embellies, use all recycled or or repurposed items as the base of your project, and do not use the exception pass you can have a second entry for the prize.

Let's do lots of chatting - give us progress reports and sneak peeks....tells of any funny stories along the way or mishaps. Lets make this a fun escape.



So who is all in (You can join anytime until the contest finishes):

1. kelleyrooks
2. planlady19
3. COB
4. Candy
5. Bklynborn
6. CindyAdamson
7. Chef Kimmo
8. LauraHunter
9. lilmsg
10. pattysmom
11. nohasarkgirl
12. Grammap
13. Dgirlv
14. Alicia Pettus
15. Jcreate

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#2 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:11:24 PM(UTC)
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ok since i don't have anything else to do why not.. LOL
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#3 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:42:50 PM(UTC)
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I might play "on the sidelines." It sounds like a ton of fun but this week is super crazy, so we'll see how much I get done. BigGrin
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#4 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:46:46 PM(UTC)
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Cindy this will not start until the week after. The beauty of this is there is no way to flake on this. If you finish, you finish...if you don't, you don't. The fun is in trying to. Those who do finish get to be entered into the random drawing for a prize. I think it will be fun to see everyone's different takes on the same items. There is no pressure in this - just have fun, chat, and be creative.

BigGrin
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#5 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:11:45 PM(UTC)
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Since finishing isn't mandatory, count me in LOL LOL LOL
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#6 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:47:06 PM(UTC)
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Work is going to be insanely busy, but I'll try BigGrin
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#7 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:49:54 PM(UTC)
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kelly. count me in. i haven't done anything in so long. i need to get back to crafting. this sound like my answer. perfect timing.
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#8 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 6:25:41 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KelleyRooks Go to Quoted Post
Cindy this will not start until the week after. The beauty of this is there is no way to flake on this. If you finish, you finish...if you don't, you don't. The fun is in trying to. Those who do finish get to be entered into the random drawing for a prize. I think it will be fun to see everyone's different takes on the same items. There is no pressure in this - just have fun, chat, and be creative.

BigGrin


Lol! That's the week I meant...Brain is fried already! LOL And the no way to flake is why I figured I'd give it a shot. The only person to let down would be myself. And if I finish it, hooray!! I'm in desperate need to get organized and get my mojo back (and use up my stash!) so this sounds like a good way to start
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#9 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 7:16:14 PM(UTC)
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Alrighty then...got signups to here. Anyone can play. This is all for fun and a great way to use stash.
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#10 Posted : Sunday, June 17, 2012 9:05:56 PM(UTC)
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I like this idea and since I don't have to deal with getting something in the mail just make and post and flaking on myself... I want to try. Please add me and I will hold my breath that I can do something decent.
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#11 Posted : Monday, June 18, 2012 6:48:41 AM(UTC)
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Kimmo, it will be tons of fun. Glad you are going to join usBigGrin
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#12 Posted : Monday, June 18, 2012 1:47:59 PM(UTC)
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This looks like a lot of fun. I'd like to join. This sumer has been crazy but I want to give it a try.

Laura
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#13 Posted : Monday, June 18, 2012 7:22:01 PM(UTC)
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Sounds like fun. I would like to join.
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:32:30 AM(UTC)
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Sounds great - updated to here. This will be fun. K
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:30:22 AM(UTC)
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Can I get in on this too? Sounds so easy (for my kind of challenge)and I have a lot of time.
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#16 Posted : Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:00:22 AM(UTC)
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I'm in. I have not been very crafty since Christmas, so this will be good for me!
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:21:36 PM(UTC)
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Everyone is welcome. This is open to all including newcomers, past flakers, etc. Since there is nothing to mail ..... come enjoy the party.

Nohasarkgirl - it is good to see you.
Pattys mom - of course you can join. Everyone's welcome.

Let's have some fun and come join us.

Kel
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Since finishing isn't mandatory, count me in LOL LOL LOL

me too but if it gets hot and humid here theer may be no craftign done as we don't have AC.
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:48:36 PM(UTC)
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Same here noahsarkgirl, I have not been crafty at all lately and I need something like this to get me jump start...so....sign me up! Sound like fun!BigGrin

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#20 Posted : Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:50:16 AM(UTC)
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Yay - this is going to be fun.
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#21 Posted : Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:55:59 PM(UTC)
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I'd like to join Please!
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I would like to try this it sounds like fun!
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#23 Posted : Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:13:52 PM(UTC)
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Awesome....we are getting more people this will be fun. I need to get my list ready!
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#24 Posted : Friday, June 22, 2012 7:05:49 AM(UTC)
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good morning - almost time. I will get up a list either late tonight or early tomorrow morning. You can join late in the week if you want as this is open all week. I am so excited. BigGrin
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Waiting...

BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
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#27 Posted : Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:28:04 AM(UTC)
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BigGrin Details are in the opening post. This months theme is recycling and using what you have. I don't know about you all, but I have spent way toooooooo much on crafting this year. Making wonderful items doesn't have to be expensive though. We all have tools such as the cricut, dies, etc. that we could put to use and make some pretty neat things. Finding things through garage sales, thrift stores, and repurposing/recycling things we already have are some great ways to cut down on spending money while still getting to enjoy the hobby. Clamshell packaging makes great disposable paint trays, the are wonderful for making embellishments for cards - they look great die cut, embossed, and embellished. So let's all put our stash to work and see what we can come up withBigGrin

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I'll be watching this one from the sidelines this month,I'm not a very advanced crafter and need to see what other people are doing before committing.
Good luck! I look forward to seeing everyones creation!
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#29 Posted : Saturday, June 23, 2012 9:21:52 AM(UTC)
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I'll be watching this one from the sidelines this month,I'm not a very advanced crafter and need to see what other people are doing before committing.
Good luck! I look forward to seeing everyones creation!



You don't have to be an advanced crafter to do this. There is no requirement to mail this out so you can make the items for yourself, use them for another swap, or make as a gift. I would just try and play along and have fun. But watching and just having fun with us is okay to.

Kel
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#30 Posted : Saturday, June 23, 2012 12:08:37 PM(UTC)
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Starting on my altered box right now!
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