Saturday, May 29, 2010

The blog is now "closed"

Thank you all so much for joining us in our few short months and making it possible! It was a great experience and we'll never forget it!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Final Challenge - Stash

Hi everybody, I hope life is treating you well this second week of May. We're that much closer to the summer and warm weather!

Today I've been tasked with sad news. Unfortunately, this weeks' Stash challenge will be our last, here at Handmade Love. Due to waning interest in challenge participants, as well as within the Design Team, we feel its time to hang up our hats and call it a day. It's been a good fun run for us! And we appreciate all of you who have played along!

So without further adieu, here is our final challenge.

Dig into your Stash and create a layout that fulfills the following parameters:
  • Use ONLY cardstock or ONLY patterned paper
  • Include some ink (pen, mist, stamp, etc.)
  • Tag on at least 4 lines of journaling
  • Nab at least 2 photos to include on the page
  • Feel free to include any other items of your choosing
Also, The participants of this week's challenge as well as the Music Challenge, will be entered for a chance to win a small and final RAK.

And here are a few layouts from the Design Team:

Brittney - Photo Booth Fun

The Stash Challenge definitely was a challenge! I knew that I couldn't just use cardstock (maybe I'll try that sometime), so I went with patterned paper. I used Cosmo Cricket, Prima, and Sassafras Lass papers.

Leigh - Breckenridge

I glimmer misted 2 acrylic snowflakes pages from a mini album :) Super fun technique, the bling really makes it pop!

Jamie - Cheers, Bye!

Seriously, it wasn't until just now that I got the irony of this layout. One of my best friends moved to England last February and these photos were taken at her Bon Voyage Bash. I used a sheet of Basic Grey's Basics line as the background paper. It's an awesome alternative to plain cardstock!

So there you have our final pages. Again, we just want to thank all of the followers and all of the challenge participants. You all are what made this fun!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Scraplift Challenge - May 6

Happy Thursday! How is everyone post NSD? I hope yall had a blast and created up a storm :)

Today I'm bringing yall the Scraplift challenge. The DT choose one of Brittney's amazing creations to scraplift and it's pictured below.

And here is what we came up with:

Brittney - Family on Christmas

It was difficult to lift myself. I knew that I didn't want something that closely resembled my previous layout, so here's what I came up with.

Jamie - Stonework

Love the three photos that Brittney centered on the page! I varied it slightly by using a vertical and a few horizontal photos.

Michele - Sweet as Sugar

I loved the scraplift LO-- such a versatile design. This is another page that I made for my little cousin's scrapbook.

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!

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