Thursday, April 22, 2010

Office Supplies

Our next challenge is to use office supplies creatively on your LO: paperclips, staples, notebook paper, grid paper, calendar grids, binder clips, post it notes, envelopes, etc....Have fun with it!


I tried to limit my supplies to JUST office products. I used very few scrapbook products on this page. The background is office inspired paper by October Afternoon which I used a padded envelope to stamp on with black paint. Other office supplies used include: yellow legal pad, 2 envelopes, 2 stamps, giant paper clips, white out, a CD, a binder clip., a file folder tab, a page from a planner, a label sticker and a date stamp.

Office supplies are the perfect accents to a page about the first day of school. On this LO, I used graph paper in place of patterned paper, a manilla folder tab to hold the title, staples to attach the ribbon, a paper clip and binder clip as embellies, an index card for a journaling block, a manilla shipping tag stamped with a library card as an accent, a metal rimmed tag to top off a ribbon flower, and a sticky label to write some deets.


I love office supplies! For this layout I used a red index card with letter P, white out here and there, round protectors, labels,tags, staples, clips, a calendar page to date the photo and blue fluorescent pencil around two adhesive corners!


I made this quick and simple layout using masking tape, staple wires and a punch card.

I used a variety of supplies on mine: masking tape, mailing labels, binder clip, paper clip, tag, & staples. Under my button I placed a metal key ring and a round Avery label.

 I like grid line note. Also I found beautiful color index and date label at office supplies shop. So fun!

The prize!! This Alphabet Soup KIT from Rusty Pickle, along with some assorted office products.
Link us up to your office supply page by Sunday, May 2nd for a chance to win it!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Flower challenge entries

Here are the entries for the Flower Challenge. I'm so sorry for the delay. Thank you so much to those who submitted their entries. They were all great! It was really difficult to choose the winner.

And the winner is...


Congratulations! You will be receiving an Email from me regarding your Rak.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Welcome Spring!

It's already spring and when it is spring we always think of FLOWERS! So for my challenge I would like you to create your own flower embellishments and use it in your layout or projects. The more unique the flower is the better. Can't wait to see what you can come up with!


Here I used patterned papers and created it into rose-like flowers.

This flower has been made from an egg box! It’s so easy, try it! Here you are the link:


I gathered a bit of crochet lace into a ruffle circle and added a paper rose to the center. More deets on the how-to are at my blog.

I made flowers by layering die cuts, buttons, brads, and fabric. For the fabric flowers I used pieces of lace, stitching a running stitch through the end and gathering together loosely. Once gathered, I wound the lace around about three times to make a layered flower. It helped to stitch the lace together in the back 2-3 stitches per layer.

I made my flower with pieces of white silk. It was cut into 6 uneven circles 2 of each size, so that each set were each a little smaller than the last. Then using a candle lighter the edges were melted so they curled up. Be careful!! I kept burning myself, so my pyro friend had to finish that step for me! Then I misted each set of circles a different color, layered them, and used a decorative brad to connect them together. I topped that with an asterisk from one of the alpha sets I used in my title.

Layouts for the challenge are due Sunday, April 11th, by midnight Eastern. Next Challenge will be posted on the following Monday.