Monday, June 29, 2009

#48 - Guest Designer Staci Taylor

Hey ladies - We want to welcome the fabulously talented Staci Taylor to Method Playground for this challenge. She is so creative and i'm so glad she agreed to join us. Here is more about Staci:

I live in Maryland with my hubby of 7 years and my two little ones (ages 4 and 2) who keep me hopping all day long! I work part-time as a School Psychologist, and full-time as a mama ;-) I started scrapping 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my son, and it didn't take long for me to become addicted! Thankfully, my wonderful artistic husband supports my habit (I mean hobby!). I feel very blessed to be on the design teams for the manufacturers Fancy Pants and Luxe, as well as the online store/kit club, Create My Keepsake. My work has been published in Memory Makers and Scrapbook Trends magazines, and you are always welcome to visit me on my blog:
Here is her challenge and example:

My challenge is to use chipboard as a guide to do hand stitching. For my layout, I poked holes with my stitching needle around each chipboard letter in my title, and then stitched through the holes. You could use this technique not only on letters, but on shapes as well. You could also use grungeboard, acetate, or anything else that has some thickness to it - the possibilities are endless!

Your deadline is July 11th. We hope you will join us! Make sure you link your projects to this thread. There is a fabulous prize pack from Lily Bee Designs for the winner. If you havn't seen thier product just click on the link to go check it out. My layout (brenda) was created using Lily Bee rub on's and paper!

Here are the layouts from the team!

Mine (Brenda):

I used these chipboard circles from Scenic RouteJen's Layout:Debs Layout:

Monday, June 15, 2009

Challenge 47

Hi, girls !

New fortnight, new assignment ! For this particular assignment, we want you to use anything ranging form napkins to tissue paper, kitchen paper or toilet paper. How’s that ? You have 15 days as usual for this assignement. The final deadline is 28 June.

Here’s what the DT has done :

1) Pamela

The background paper is created with tissue paper, gloss medium, paint, and ink.)

2) Jen

She twisted tissue paper and then wound beaded wire around it to shape it.

3) Paloma

She used pieces of napkins to create a foggy city (look at behind houses…).

4) Deborah

She used tissue paper to create flowers, then sprayed them with Maya Mist and Glimmer Mist

5) Brenda
She used tissue paper as a ruffle - stitching it on with the sewing machine.
So what do you think ? Are you up to par ? Thanks to submit till Sunday 28th at noon !


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Slide Show & Winner - Glittered Embellies!

Thanks to everyone who played along with the challenge! Again, we were amazed by your creativity. It's always so hard to choose just one layout and you guys didn't make it easy for me. Here's the slide show without further ado ....

And congratulations to Elina! She really rocked the glitter -- adding touches to the flowers, leaves and her title. Please email us your addy!

Here's Elina's layout:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Challenge #46 - Envelopes

I have a simple and straight forward challenge for you this week...

Use an envelope or envelopes of any size, color, etc... on your scrapbook page, in whatever way you see fit! They can be functional (holding stuff) or decorative, background or embellishment, office or home, old or new... Just use envelopes!!

PAMELA's pages...

BRENDA's page & detail...

PALOMA's page...

DEBORAH's page...

Remember to link your page to this post by Sunday, June 14th, 12 midnite PST!... I will pick a winner from the participants, and the lucky artist will receive a GIFT CERTIFICATE to the fabulous kit site, URBAN ANTHOLOGY!!... Have fun, make art, and share!!