Monday, March 29, 2010

Even More Stash Challenge Layouts

Hello and welcome back! Here are two more of the DT takes on this weeks Stash Challenge. You still have a couple of days to submit your projects and link them to the original challenge post for a chance to win this month's prize- a $20 gift certificate to Two Peas In a Bucket!

Monica - 4th of July and Hello card

I used cardstock for the card, a polka dot paper, and the other paper is a bunch of stripes that I cut into strips.



Teri- Just smile, please! and Congrats card

I love using 3 pictures on a single layout, so this challenge was fun for me. My journaling reads: "Dad and Ray hate it when I ask to take their picture. Ray always agrees, but Dad never smiles or makes a funny face."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

QOTW - March 28th

Q: What scrapping item do you replace the most?

DT Answers:

Allison: My charcoal Cat's Eye Chalk Ink! I use those things like crazy!

Brittney: Definitely adhesive and my trimmer blades.

Courtney: Definitely adhesive!!

Jamie: Definitely adhesive, from Xyron cartridges to Hermafix tabs, I rack up quite a hefty adhesive bill every month!

Jen: Adhesive...I feel like there must be an adhesive hungry gnome that eats mine at night... it just disappears!!

Michele: Definitely adhesive! Sometimes I feel like I must be eating it in my sleep or something... it runs out so quickly!!



Monica: White & kraft cardstock.

Rachel: Adhesive. I got a year's supply for my birthday in January and I'm moving through it at record speed. It's a problem!!

Shannon: It's a toss up between adhesive and kraft cardstock. I go through my stock of both fairly quickly!

Steph: No doubt about it, adhesive!

Teri: I use a lot of Cricut mats and cutter blades along with adhesive refills!

Please leave a comment and let us know what scrapping item you replace the most!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

More Stash Layouts and Cards

We hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Here are some other Design Team interpretations of this week's Stash Challenge. You can find the requirements here.

Shannon- Mimic and Thank You card

Journaling reads: "I can't help but smile when you copy my every move. From trying to put on makeup (using crayons & markers) to sitting with a pillow in your lap on the couch. You really are a mini-me."


Jamie- Etc. and Thinking of You card

"I only used 2 sheets of patterned paper but they were double sided. So they had a lot of milage. And ok, I'll admit I struggled with adding some bling but eeked it out with the pearl brads! 3 photos, some alphas and a sheet of cardstock later, I tackled this week's Stash Challenge"


Allison- A Little Twang and U Rock card

"I used a piece of Cosmo Cricket patterned paper for the background. The calendar elements as well as the wood grain and graph paper were all cut out of a double sided piece of Studio Calico paper. I used Kraft for the cardstock and only added one extra set of letter stickers."

Friday, March 26, 2010

Scraplift Winner


Thanks to everyone for participating in our Scraplift challenge! We used the random number generator to pick a winner. Congrats to JEN! Please email us at handmadelovechallenge@gmail.com to claim your winner blinkie!

Check out our new challenge HERE. For every layout you submit this month you will be entered into a drawing for a $20 two peas gift card. Thanks again for giving us the chance to inspire you this week!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stash Challenge- March 24

Hello all! This week's challenge is brought to you by Leigh and Rachel. The purpose of this challenge is for you to dig into your stash and have fun!
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it is to create a card AND a layout
using






1. One Piece of Cardstock
2. Bling (or glitter, or anything shiny!!)
3. Alpha stickers
4. Two pieces of coordinating patterned paper
5. 3 pictures

If you need to add extra elements, feel free to do so, but your layout must
contain each of the five things listed above!

Here are the challenge hostess' layouts:



Leigh- "40 Balloons"
"I used 3 photos, sheet of teal CS, blue & pink PP, yellow alpha stickers and "bling" thickers. i also used a sheet of flower cardstock stickers & a scalloped border."






Rachel- "Long Distance Relationship"
"I like to scrap in 8.5 x 11 which leads me with long strips of extra cardstock. Rather than waste the strip, I turned it into a card using the scraps from my layout."


We hope you got some inspiration and can't wait to see what you come up with! Please submit your project by Wednesday March 31st 11:59PM CST.

Submission Instructions:
You may submit a maximum of TWO projects by the challenge deadline and will get one chance at the prize for each entry. Your project must be NEW as of the challenge date & must meet the criteria posted by the challenge hosts to be eligible to win. To submit your layout, add the direct URL for your layout to Mr. Linky. He’ll be at the bottom of each challenge post. You can link to your uploaded project in a gallery like Two Peas in a Bucket, a Photobucket account, or a post on another blog. Just make sure the URL takes us directly to your project and not just your blog homepage or whole gallery.
The challenge winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Every challenge winner will get a special “Challenge Winner” blinkie to use in their signatures on messages boards or blog posts. We will pool all the challenge entries and do a prize drawing with the random number generator at the end of the month. We may also occasionally have smaller prizes for mini-giveaways, so keep checking back!
If you have questions about any of this or have a problem using the blog, e-mail us at handmadelovechallenge@gmail.com


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A few more scraplift layouts

We are back with the last of the scraplift layouts. You can see the original layout here. 

Steph- "Best Friends"


Michele- "Cousins and Best Friends"


Rachel- "Us"

Don't forget that for every layout shared this month, you will be entered in a drawing for a $20 two peas gift card! You can upload your take on this challenge here. Thanks for looking, and we hope to see your layouts soon!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

QOTW - March 21st

Question: What was your biggest scrap related splurge?


DT Answers:


Allison: My Slice! There's not a design card I haven't liked and I love using it to cut out cute shapes!


Courtney: Probably a $42 shopping spree at Michael's on a variety of things.. Most expensive was probably a 9.99 trimmer


Jamie: My lil baby awesome Slice! It does everything I need it too and more! Love love love it!


Michele: Definitely my Cricut Expression! I love it so much-- it makes scrapping so much easier!


Monica: Definitely my Cricut Expression! Sadly, I don't use it as much as I should. I need to find a permanent place for it in my small room. Second would be the ATG, which was totally worth it!


Rachel: My Bind It All, I have only used it once...but I see wonderful things in it's future!


Shannon: My Cricut. Although, it was a gift from my husband...I didn't buy it for myself :)


Stephanie (Steph): My beautiful, blue Cricut Expression. I LOVE it!!

More Scraplift Layouts

We hope you all are having a great weekend! Our design team has a few more ideas based on our original layout.
Shannon- "M" 
"It was weird to scraplift myself, and I wanted something completely different. I kept the bracket element and the 3 strips. Just turned it 90 degrees and added 4 pictures instead of one."



 Jamie- "23rd Birthday"
"I loved the inspiration layout but hated the pink in this background paper. So I moved my photo and design elements up to hide it!"


 Monica- "Mom and Me" 
"I stuck pretty much with the exact design and placement of objects. I ran out of M's for my title so I had to compensate with outlines!"

We hope these layouts inspire you to join our challenge. For every layout you submit this month you will be entered in a drawing for a $20 gift card to two peas in a bucket.  You can submit your layout for this challenge HERE!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Music Challenge Winner!

A BIG thank you to everyone who participated in the music challenge! I used random.org to pick a winner!



Congrats Doris!! Email us at handmadelovechallenge@gmail.com to claim your winner blinkie!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Scraplift Challenge - March 18

Happy Thursday! Teri and Brittney are super excited to bring this week's challenge. This challenge can be as simple or detailed as you would like to make it. The challenge is to "scraplift" (also known as copying)  all or part of the layout below, which was generously provided by our very own team member Shannon.  
 
We would like to encourage you to think outside the box while scrapping for this challenge. This layout can easily be made into a two page spread or a single page with more pictures. 

This is what the hostesses came up with:
Brittney- "Soccer Hooligans"

 
Teri- "Guitar Super Star"
"I stuck pretty close to the original layout when scraplifting because I loved Shannon's  design.  I chose to use some matching rub-ons instead of using the bracket element in the top right corner. I love how it turned out!"

Here is another layout from our design team:
 Leigh- "Goodies"


We hope you've got some inspiration and can't wait to see what you come up with! Please submit your project by Wednesday March 24th 11:59PM CST.
Submission Instructions:
You may submit as many layouts (or cards) as you want by the challenge deadline and will get one chance at the prize for each entry. Your project must meet the criteria posted by the challenge hosts to be eligible to win. To submit your layout, add the direct URL for your layout to Mr. Linky. He’ll be at the bottom of each challenge post. You can link to your uploaded project in a gallery like Two Peas in a Bucket, a Photobucket account, or a post on another blog. Just make sure the URL takes us directly to your project and not just your blog homepage or whole gallery.
The challenge winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Every challenge winner will get a special “Challenge Winner” blinkie to use in their signatures on messages boards or blog posts. We will pool all the challenge entries and do a prize drawing with the random number generator at the end of the month. We may also occasionally have smaller prizes for mini-giveaways, so keep checking back!
If you have questions about any of this or have a problem using the blog, e-mail us at handmadelovechallenge@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March prize!

The prize for March is a $20 gift certificate to Two Peas in a Bucket, generously provided by Teri! For every project you submit to the weekly challenges throughout March, you will get one entry into the drawing at the end of the month. Therefore, the more challenges you do, the more chances you get!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Last of the Music Inspiration

Hey everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend! It's Allison and Jen back with the last of the inspiration for the music challenge! Remember, you have until 11:59 CST on Wednesday March 17 to submit a layout for this challenge! Link your projects to the initial challenge blog post HERE!


Here's the last of the inspiration from this challenges other hostesses Jen!



Jen's "Typical"



"I used a new Little Yellow Bicycle Generation Z transparency over white cardstock that I painted. I loved the jumping around in the music video and it inspired me to use these fun photos. These are typical photos of Luke."

Saturday, March 13, 2010

More Music Inspiration

Happy Saturday blog readers! We're back with more inspiration from this weeks music challenge! Check out the video here. And below is some more inspiration from our design team!



Teri's "Reality Is...You Rock!"



Jamie's "ACL"

As the girls know, I'm really not into music so this was definitely a challenge. I was inspired by the blue guitar set and the three screens in the background of the video.



Remember to submit your projects via the link at the bottom of our original challenge post here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sketch Challenge winner

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our sketch challenge last week. I used random.org to chose a winner and our winner is......




#4! Congratulations Doris! Please contact handmadelovechallenge@gmail.com to claim your winner blinkie. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this week's challenge!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Music Challenge - March 11

Hi everyone! Allison and Jen here with the first prompt for the music challenge! Music is inspiring in so many ways. Songs lyrics, album art, and even music videos can be used as inspiration in your scrapbooking. The challenge for this week is to draw your inspiration from the music video below. Be inspired by the song lyrics or even elements of the music video itself. Your project can be about anything (doesn’t have to be limited to a music subject) but try and draw some inspiration from the video!



Here's a layout from one of the hostesses:


Allison's "Not Your Typical Rock Show"

Obviously for this page I was most inspired by the paint. I tried to recreate the look for the background paper. I also used the title of the song as part of the title for the page.




And here's a page from our design team!



Leigh's "Another Level"

I was inspired by the post-it notes in the video, so I filled my page up with them :) and I used the chorus lyrics as my title.


We hope you've got some inspiration and can't wait to see what you come up with! Please submit your project by Wednesday March 17th 11:59 CST.


Submission Instructions:
You may submit as many layouts (or cards) as you want by the challenge deadline and will get one chance at the prize for each entry. Your project must meet the criteria posted by the challenge hosts to be eligible to win. To submit your layout, add the direct URL for your layout to Mr. Linky. He’ll be at the bottom of each challenge post. You can link to your uploaded project in a gallery like Two Peas in a Bucket, a Photobucket account, or a post on another blog. Just make sure the URL takes us directly to your project and not just your blog homepage or whole gallery.
The challenge winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Every challenge winner will get a special “Challenge Winner” blinkie to use in their signatures on messages boards or blog posts. We will pool all the challenge entries and do a prize drawing with the random number generator at the end of the month. We may also occasionally have smaller prizes for mini-giveaways, so keep checking back!
If you have questions about any of this or have a problem using the blog, e-mail us at handmadelovechallenge@gmail.com



Monday, March 8, 2010

Last of the Sketch Inspiration

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Shannon and Courtney are here to bring you the last of the inspiration from our design team. Remember, you have until 11:59pm CST on Wednesday, March 8 to share your take on the sketch with us!


Michele "Friends"


Stephanie (Steph) "Love the Earth"


Rachel "I Love You"


Monica "Pure Bliss"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

QOTW - March 7th

What is on your most current music playlist?


Allison: Right now I'm loving Muse, Mutemath, Passion Pit, Neon Trees, & George Strait (LOL, kinda random but I just saw him and concert!)


Brittney: Anything Lady Gaga - her music always puts me in a great mood!


Courtney: A Little More Country Than That, What You Mean to Me (from Starstruck) and Glee's version of Lean on Me.


Michele: Glee soundtrack, some songs from the movie Nine, Black Eyed Peas, and the new Alicia Keys song


Monica: Lately I have been hooked on the Cranberries. My favorites by them are Zombie, Linger, Ode to My Family, and Salvation. So that's what I have been listening to!


Rachel: The GLEE soundtrack. It is fantastic!


Shannon: Anything country lately. Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band.


Stephanie (Steph): My current playlist consists of: U2 - Magnificent, Lady Antebellum - I Run to You and Need You Now, Black Eyed Peas - I Got A Feeling, Brad Paisley - American Saturday Night, Kelly Clarkson - Already Gone, and Owl City - Fireflies.


Teri: Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean- They are my "go to" artists when I need some creative mojo!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Monthly and weekly challenge winners!

It's time to announce the winners for both the weekly challenge and the February prize package!

First, the winner of the first Random Prompts challenge and the very cute gift bag mini album made by Jamie...

Christy!

Next, the winner of this awesome My Little Shoebox prize package rovided by Jamie. 


To choose a winner, we gave one entry to participants for every project completed throughout the month:
1. Jenny
2. Christy
3. Leslie
4. Tammy
5. 10 Styles
6. Christina
7. Angie
8. Christy
9. Nancy
10. Christina
11. Christy
12. Doris
13. Nancy

The random number generator picked....





#13, Nancy!




Congrats to Christy and Nancy! Please email us with your shipping address at handmadelovechallenge@gmail.com so we can get your prizes to you!


We want to thank all of you who participated our very first month! We couldn't have done it without you. For more chances to win the upcoming March prize at the end of the month, submit your challenge projects to the weekly challenges!

Friday, March 5, 2010

More Sketch Inspiration

Hello blog readers! Are you looking for some inspiration as you embark on your weekend scrapping journey? Well, you're in luck! We have some more layouts for you that are based on this week's sketch. Hope these get your creative juices flowing!


Jen "Capture the Moment"
"I had so much fun with this one...I love font themed stuff!! And the new Slice's shadowing effect is slow and tedious but I love the effect!"


Teri "Princess"


Leigh "Beautiful"


Allison "Globetrotters"

We hope that we've inspired you this week! Remember to submit your projects via the link at the end of our original challenge post.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sketch Challenge - March 4

Good morning everyone! Shannon & Courtney are here to host the first sketch challenge! We're really excited about this sketch and all the possibilities that it presents. This is a sketch that we found on the Studio Calico blog a few weeks ago. [If you've never checked out the Studio Calico blog, go take a look. Seriously. So much great stuff going on over there all the time!] Here's the sketch: 

[again, all credit for this sketch goes to Studio Calico.]

Hope you enjoy working with this sketch as much as we did! Here's what the hostesses did with the sketch:

Shannon "Kind"
'If you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen' - Conan O'Brien"


Courtney "Best Friends"


And here are some samples from our wonderful design team!:

Jamie "Notting Hill Carnival"


Brittney "Japanese Village"

We can't wait to see what your interpretation is for this challenge! Please submit your project by 11:59PM CST on Wednesday, March 10.
Submission Instructions:
You may submit as many layouts (or cards) as you want by the challenge deadline and will get one chance at the prize for each entry. Your project must meet the criteria posted by the challenge hosts to be eligible to win. To submit your layout, add the direct URL for your layout to InLinkz. It will be at the bottom of each challenge post. You can link to your uploaded project in a gallery like Two Peas in a Bucket, a Photobucket account, or a post on another blog. Just make sure the URL takes us directly to your project and not just your blog homepage or whole gallery.


The challenge winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Every challenge winner will get a special “Challenge Winner” blinkie to use in their signatures on messages boards or blog posts. We will pool all the challenge entries and do a prize drawing with the random number generator at the end of the month. We may also occasionally have smaller prizes for mini-giveaways, so keep checking back!
If you have questions about any of this or have a problem using the blog, e-mail us at handmadelovechallenge@gmail.com


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Additional Incentive


Hey luvs! Jamie here :) It's my first official post for Handmade Love (eeek!!!) I'm excited in case you couldn't tell! As if you needed yet another reason to participate in this weeks oh-so-fun challenge, I'm upping the ante. Remember my take on this week's challenge? This fun little gift bag album, pictured to my left? Yeah, the winner of this week's Random Prompt challenge will receive this as a RAK for yalls ever appreciated participation! I had so much fun making this and I can't wait to pass it along to one of you! So get to your scrap area, non-scrapping material in hand and just get 'er done! Christy, Doris and Nancy have already impressed the pants (US pants not the UK kind) off of me. That's the beauty of this challenge, everyone has come up with something totally different!
xxbesos
Jamie

Monday, March 1, 2010

Need more inspiration?

Here are a couple more design team layouts for the first Random Prompts challenge!

Stephanie (Steph) "Project Wedding"
"On this ribbon board inspired layout I used paint samples, pictures from magazines, a paper clip, staples, and a small binder clip."

Rachel "December Daily"
"I just finished my December Daily and I used a Starbucks cardboard cup holder as a pocket for this page."


There are so many possibilities for this challenge! We hope we get to see your interpretation!


Don't forget that you have until 11:59PM CST on Wednesday, March 3 to submit your project. See the original Random Prompt #1 post for the place to link your project.

Color Challenge #1 **Winner**


We are happy to announce the winner of our first Color Challenge!




#3 ~ Christina



Congratulations!!!!

Send us an e-mail at handmadelovechallenge@gmail.com and we will send you your winner blinkie!!