Monday, March 24, 2008

Challenge 15 - Paper Piecing!

For this challenge, we're revisiting an older technique - paper piecing. A good way to create a custom embellishment or two for your pages. And it's not just for those cute tear bears, either. Use a pre-made pattern or make one of your own, you can find many free patterns on the net. Trace a design, enlarge a dingbat, or use a picture from your child's coloring book.

Link your creations here by Sunday night, April 6th for a chance to win a RAK.

Here's what the team did:

Jen used cardstock to create these cute monsters accents.

Deborah used a variety of patterned paper to create these spaceships. She found pictures of wall-art for boys on the internet and used them as templates.

Alicia made these adorable Easter bunny and chick accents.

Becky made butterfly accents that reinforce her layout theme.

So get those scissors out and show us your creations!

Challenge 14 Slideshow -- Stringing Beads!

Another round of great layouts -- and great use of beads! Here are your layouts! We'll be back this afternoon with our next challenge.

and the winner for this challenge is Debra Lynn - aka Nado! Please send us your address and congrats!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How did you find us?

Hello, everyone. There are still a few days to get those beads strung, but in the meantime, please do us a favor...

We want to know how you found Method Playground. Was is a friend? A website? The bagger at the grocery store?

Leave us a comment letting us know how you heard about us and I will randomly choose one lucky poster to win a little RAK. You have until 3/26 at midnight to leave your comments. Thanks!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Challenge 14 - Stringing Beads

I don't know about you, but I got a little carried away buying beads last fall for our 4th challenge with Ali Edwards. So, let's put those extra beads to good use. Your challenge is to use beads on your layout -- but -- you must string them. You can use any size bead you'd like. String them with thread, fibers, wire, ribbon - whatever works for you. You can make shapes with your beads, as Jen and I did, use them to frame a journaling box like Becky, or as part of a design like Alicia.

Just post your creations here by Sunday, March 23rd. And the RAK for this challenge is a Spoonful of Sugar kit from Studio Calico. So pull out those beads and get stringing!

Here's what the team did:

Jen used her beads to embellish her blocks of Love, Elsie patterned paper.

Becky used Queen & Co. beads to make both a rectangular journaling box and to outline shapes in her patterned paper.

I used wire to string my beads and shaped them into circular elements.

Alicia used daisy beads and strung them through Maya Roads ribbon, making a lovely vine with flowers.

Challenge 13 slideshow

The response to this challenge was so terrific!!!
We are so grateful to everyone who participated...

Here is the slideshow!

And the receivers of RAK's are:

Kelly A

Alicia (Gumpgirl)

Megan A


Candice Reszko

Please email us your addresses!
And thanks for playing!