Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Challenge 5 WINNERS

Alicia has picked her winners for the Dress it Up Challenge, and here they are:

(1) Yuko – Alicia loved how she cut the patterned paper and she loved the simple chipboard design (and who can resist that cutie!)

(2) MegaMay- Alicia thought the photos were outstanding and said the elements you chose to dress up really made them stand out even more.

Congrats to both of you. Please email us (the link is on the right) and let us know where we can send your goodies!

Challenge 5 Entries!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Challenge #6 - from our guest hostess, Teresa Collins

Teresa has come up with a simple but very fun challenge!

Technique: Glitter up your Chipboard
Theme: Grateful For...

Project technique:

I was excited to be invited to do a project for the Method Playground blog. I love to incorporate simple, but stunning techniques into my projects. I absolutely love glass glitter and how it shines. I wanted to do a challenge with a "GRATEFUL for..." theme since it is almost Thanksgiving. It gave me the idea to cover the number 4 with the silver glass glitter.

I used a raw chipboard number 4 and adhered Elmer's glue to the surface.

I applied the glass glitter over the glue and allowed it to dry.

It is simple and easy to create your own glittered chipboard!!!!

If you would like to seal the glitter (so that it will not shake off), apply a even layer of Glossy Accents by Ranger to the chipboard. Allow several hours for the liquid adhesive to dry. Project theme:

I decided to do a layout about something that I am grateful for.

There are so many things that I could do...but what kept coming foremost in my mind is my teenage daughter Taylor. My husband and I recently went on vacation this past month, and while we were away Taylor was involved in a terrible car accident. Her car was totaled and since we were on a cruise, she could not contact us. When I found out about the accident, I was devastated. I was overcome with gratitude and felt blessed that she was not hurt. All I could do was say prayers of thankfulness for her. So I wanted to document, just how grateful and thankful that I am.

Have a great Thanksgiving-

much love

Here are the Playground Girl projects that were inspired by this challenge. Jen used the glitter on the little dog chipboard, notice the green visual triangle, so clever and cute! Alicia used the inspiration to start a great family tradition! What a beautiful album! Don't you love the chipboard dates! Deborah used the glittered chipboard to accent the colors in the layout, gorgeous! Becky used Tattered Angels glimmer mist in peach on the Maya Road chipboard and then accented with Art Glitter in Aztec Gold.

Hope you have fun with this challenge!


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Two more days to submit to the Dress it up Challenge!

Happy Saturday fellow Method Playgrounders! Two more days to submit your entry into the Dress it Up Plain Jane Challenge. Will be picking two winners this round with awesome RAKS going out from Paper Trunk!

I have a little treat for you today... We have a special guest submission from a Brand New Creating Keepsakes HALL OF FAMER!!! Please give a warm welcome and congratulations to Barb Pfeffer!

Barb used a plain JUMBO brad and stamped on it with Staz On ink!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Teresa Collins is next Monday's guest host!

We have another guest host for this coming Monday, and we hope you will have some time to come by and play!
The super sweet and wonderfully talented Teresa Collins will be giving us our challenge, and we are really looking forward to it!!!

We hope everyone is having a beautiful fall and enjoying all of the challenges!
We have certainly enjoyed the creativity being shared with us, and are so very grateful for the support!



Saturday, November 10, 2007

Challenge 4 - Winner!

Ali has chosen a winner for her micro-beads challenge. The winner is...

Amadia (a.l. clark) for her layout "Trying to Fit In." Amadia will be receiving a copy of Ali's newest book, Life Artist.

Please email us (click on the email link at the right) and let us know where to send your book. Congrats!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Challenge 4 - Slide Show!

We were again blown away by everyone's work. Thanks again to Ali Edwards for a terrific challenge. Without further ado, here are the layouts:

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Challenge #5 - Dress It Up...Plain Jane!

Alicia's Challenge #5 - Dress it up-Plain Jane.

For this week you need to dig out all those plain Jane boring embellishments and get ready to Dress them up!

Cover them, paint them, sew them - it's up to you.

Feel free to complete a layout (in any size) or a home d├ęcor item, card, etc.

We have 2 RAK’s going out for this challenge both generously sponsored by Paper Trunk. RAK #1 is a 16 sheets of double sided paper and a complete set of acrylic alphabet stamps from the Cheeky Line! RAK #2 is another Clear Acrylic Stamp Set (Alphabet/numbers and Dingbats) Esquire(see photos) *Remember you have until November 18th to complete this assignment.

For my layout posted below, I used plain silver Making Memories circle tags and painted and distressed them. Inside of each circle are plain colored buttons that were dressed up by painting on them with a paint marker and also using rub-ons. The square with the journaling inside was a raw chipboard piece that was painted and made to look like it was stitched around the edges.

Jen's Layout: For my project, I decided to do a mini-book because I just could not get enough of those yummy Paper Trunk papers. Seriously, folks, they are awesome. Thick, textured, 2-sided papers. Colorful on one side and plain on the other. Go check them out!

For the "dress it up" challenge, I chose to embellish a plain chipboard scalloped circle with ribbon. I used several pieces of ribbon (to make it easier to work with) which I taped to the back of the circle, wrapped around the circle and then adhered at the end. I also dressed up some plain felt flowers with puffy paint.

Deb's Layout: Deb added rub-ons to a strip of cardstock and patterned paper and beads to chipboard.

Now it's your turn. We know you have tons of embellishments (don't we all?) so dress 'em up and show us what you come up with. As always, you can link here or at the threads started at (in the challenge area) or at (in the pub).