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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

613 Avenue Create - Create Your Own Challenge - Neew Grid

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I am having some real time management issues.  I thought I schedule this post for Sunday! 
This week at 613 Avenue Create, we want you to create your own challenge using Kathi's wonderful new grid.  Pick one item from each column and off you go!
Please let us know which iems you chose.
Canvas Corp Brands has a new line of 7 Gypsies Papers called American Vintage!  I received a few sheets in my box and one of the sheets was old vintage postage stamps.  My tag did not turn out exactly as I envisioned, but I still like it.  I have a few projects in mind that will make great use of these old stamps.  The tag background was created using Canvas Corp's Tattered Angels Sprays and Mists and distressed wtth Tim Holtz Distress Inks.   As is often the case with my tags, this project was inspired by a design by Tammy Tutterow.

The tag itself was cut from a Kellogg cereal box.
The Stamps are from the Graphic 45 Typography Collection

Additional elements are: Washi Tape, Twine, Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbons)
Tim Holtz Film Strip and a charm from Beading Station 100 Plus BSI

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shopping Our Stash #197 - Lost and Found - One More Brown Bag Project

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
The Team over at Shopping Our Stash is challenging you to use something that you have rediscovered!  It could be something you lost or it could be something you forgot you owned.  Be sure to let us know what has be Lost and Found!

I continue to work on my Recipe Book and as I complete some elements, I will show them here.  I have rediscovered a lot of things while rummaging around in my stash looking for "Kitchen, Cooking, or Food" related items.  My greatest discovery, has been Ephemera.  I used to buy a lot of it when I first started crafting.  But, as with so many trends, I stopped using it until I started following Tammy Tutterow's blog and saw how she used emphemera to add interest to her projects.

 Lost and Found items on this project are "The Mason Jar and Mailing Label Ephemera"
One of the sections in my recipe book is "Brown Bag Lunches" and it occured to me that it would be very appropriate to use a brown paper bag as the index page for this section.
I actually lost the Mason Jar ephemera piece.  Thankfully, I found another in the package.
 Recipes are stored inside the bag and there is a place on the back for notes.
The spoons were cut from a Sizzix/Hampton Art
 (Framelit For Graphic 45) set I had totally forgotten.
The Stencil is Heidi Swapp's Square Lattice

The neat thing about this project is that you can recreate it and use it to share recipes.  
This is a small lunch bag.  My finished bag is 7 1/2" x 4 1/4 "
I cut about 1/2 inch off the top of the bag because I wanted to cut my own thumb pull.

Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to seeing your projects in our challenge.  I know many interesting Lost items will be Found and put to good use!
Challenges Entered:
Through The Craftroom Door  - Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly - Words, Words, Words
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (Monthly Challenge, 3E)
All Crafts Challenge  - Anything But A Card

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #196 The Earth Has Music!!

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

This week Shopping Our Stash is Collaborating with Words 2 Scrap By.  
This month's words celebrate this first full month of spring and come from renown author and philosopher 
"The earth has music for those who listen."

I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. Santayana.
I believe the most beautiful music  on earth happens when we lift our voices together 
regardless of race, creed, color, religion, or national origin

"There comes a time, when we need a helping hand,
When the world must come together as one"

(excerpt from USA Today click here for full article)
On Jan. 28, 1985, at A&M Recording Studios in Hollywood, following the American Music Awards, more than 40 artists gathered to record a song Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson had written to raise awareness of widespread, life-threatening poverty in Africa. Most of that show's winners — including Cyndi Lauper,Hall & OatesBruce SpringsteenHuey LewisWillie NelsonTina Turner, the Pointer SistersKenny Rogers and the Jacksons — participated.

Happy 30th Anniversary!  The image is from the South African Celebration
 The background was created using The Crafters Workshop's " Mini Mod Checkerboard" Stencil.
The Cover Stock, emphemera, charms, are all Stash Items
Thanks for stopping by!  I look forward to your participation in both challenges!
Chana Malkah