Thursday, August 30, 2012

Share a Challenge!

This challenge has been so much fun for me.  I'm enjoying checking out all the other challenges you participate in!  Thanks for sharing!  Here's where you can find the details:  HIMCR #60 - Share a Challenge. 

Now it's my turn to share a challenge.  Many of you already know that I'm in a blog group with some really talented ladies:  The Paper Dolls.   We have a group blog that has a monthly challenge and I thought it would be fun to share it here on HIMCR.  The challenge is to make a birthday card using birthday wrapping paper.  What a great way to repurpose!  Now I've got to start saving more of those scraps too!! LOL!!  Here's a link with all the details:  The Paper Dolls Challenge #51.   

Here's what I came up with:



The yummy cupcake was cut at 3" from the Sweet Treats cartridge.

Recipe:
Card Base:  Red 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:   Target $1 wrapping paper ( I love these small rolls!), Lavender Moon, white
Ink:  PTI True Black
Stamps:   Stampin Up Warmest Regards
Accessories:  Cricut & Sweet Treats cartridge, Clearance holiday ribbon from JoAnn's I believe, Diamond Stickles, dimensionals 

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Don't forget while you're here to enter the Cricut cartridge giveaway!  HERE!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!!!

A little over a week ago I had a great idea of how to make the Hiding in My Craft Room blog even better!  So I asked for a favor from all of you.  You can read more about that here:  I have a favor.  It's basically asking all of you to somehow mention the HIMCR blog and in so doing double the viewers and sharing our challenges.  I want to make it a little more fun by having a Cricut Cartridge Giveaway to kick off the blog goal!!  Plus, we will be having other giveaways as we reach milestones!  Sounds like fun, right?

Anyway, here's the first giveaway:


I picked this cartridge because we just recently moved from Arizona to California and while I probably (not that I'm complaining, I'm not a big fan of cold weather) will never see winter here, it is already cooling off and feeling like Autumn!!  A different SEASON!!  So this is fitting!!  You can see all the images on the Sesame Street Seasons cartridge HERE!

Since this is a giveaway to kick off the challenge of doubling our viewers you must be a follower by blog or email and leave ONE comment on this post!  You don't have to mention this giveaway to qualify but I would appreciate it if you did, on your facebook, blog, or other means. 

You have until next Sunday night to get entered and I will be posting the winner next Monday, Sept. 3rd.

Thanks so much for playing along!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

HIMCR #60 - Share a Challenge!

Happy Saturday!! 

The challenge this week, the 4th week of the month, Mix it Up SATURDAY, is 'Share a Challenge'!  Which means you get to make a creating using one of your favorite challenges and share tr link with us to the challenge!   I think this will be a lot of fun and informative for us all!  Perfect for those of you who like to complete two challenges at a time!

You have until Friday, August 31st to link up your creation to get entered into the monthly drawing this week.  When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR61.

Here's some inspiration from the
Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team


Jennie from  Jenscrapstoo



Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin'



Be sure and check out the Design Team blogs to see the challenges they are sharing with us!

You can see the HIMCR schedule of challenges and guidelines HERE!  Please be sure and follow the few easy guidelines so your creation will get entered into the monthly giveaway!!!

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight MST.  Be sure and link your creation back to the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously.  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4.  The winner of the monthly giveaway will be posted the 8th of the following month!
5. Have FUN!!
6. Let me know if I forgot something!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
We can't wait to see what you come up with!




Friday, August 24, 2012

My Limited Layers!

What a busy week I've had!  My mom came up for a visit, school started, and now my college aged daughter is here.  Not a good week to kick off a blog goal of doubling our readers!   I'm going to kick it off again with a giveaway Monday morning and extend it! 

Anyway,  I wanted to quickly pop in and post my submission for this week's Limited Layers challenge.  For all the details of the challenge click HERE!  You still have some time.

Here's what I came up with:


Super Super Super Simple!!!

Recipe:
Card Base:  Stampin Up Taken With Teal 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:   Me & My Big Ideas  (I think I bought this in the Target $1 area)
Ink:  PTI True Black
Stamps:  Close to My Heart (CTMH) Just for You
Accessories:  NONE!


Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Want to be on the HIMCR design team?
Check out the details HERE!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I have a favor!

Hiding in My Craft Room had its 3 year blogging anniversary a week ago!  Woohoo!  Last year to celebrate I had a fun day of challenges and giveaways but with the move I was unable to do anything much less host a crazy day filled with fun!  I finally feel like I have my life back, and the kids will start school on Wednesday so things will get even more settled down and on schedule.

Hiding in My Craft Room has been hosting weekly challenges for over a year with a talented design team that has been here to inspire and promote our challenges! Our little blog has continued to grow and grow even through a move! I feel like we have the best supporters! 

My favor that I'm asking of you, my faithful readers, supporters, and followers, is to recommend  the Hiding in My Craft Room blog to others.  My crazy goal that I set for us is to double our viewers by the end of the month!  We can do it!!! If each of you attract only one new viewer!! For those of you that have a blog please feel free to even post about the HIMCR blog, challenges, giveaways, and our new goal!

What's in it for you?  Well, upon meeting our goal we're going to have a day full of challenges and giveaways to celebrate!!  Plus, I'm in the process of making a few fun and exciting changes that you will love, trust me!

HIMCR #59 - Limited Layers technique

Happy Saturday!! Time for a new challenge!

Last month for the 3rd week of the month, Technique SATURDAY, we did 'Let's See those Layers'.  This month let's do the opposite:  Limited Layers!  2 Layers ONLY!  (1 layer can be a paper pieced image that actually has layers within.  Like a paper doll with clothes).  The card base does NOT count as a layer!  PHEW!  If you normally make creations that are clean and simple you can challenge yourself to make a card or something without any layers or only one layer????  Just a suggestion.

You have until Friday, August 24th to link up your creation to get entered into the monthly drawing this week.  When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR59.

Here's some inspiration from the
Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team

Jennie from  Jenscrapstoo


Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin'





An'Jenic from AJ Scrapbooking & Cards
 

You can see the HIMCR schedule of challenges and more information HERE!  Please be sure and follow the few easy guidelines so your creation will get entered into the monthly giveaway!!!

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight MST.  Be sure and link your creation back to the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously.  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4.  The winner of the monthly giveaway will be posted the 8th of the following month!
5. Have FUN!!
6. Let me know if I forgot something!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
We can't wait to see what you come up with!





Friday, August 17, 2012

My Super Scraps Project

This was such a fun project to make!!  And I used ALL scraps except for the 12 X 12 background!  WOOHOO!  Do you get as excited as me to be using up some scraps? 

I used a CTMH layout from a kit; however, non of the materials are Close to My Heart.  Sorry, Angela (she is my CTMH lady).

Here's what I came up with for the HIMCR #58 Super Scraps Saturday challenge:



CTMH layout


Flower was cut from Forever Young cartridge at 2.5".






Tags were cut from Art Philosophy at 1" and 2".


Letters were welded together, cut from Opposites Attract at 1".
Background was cut from Art Philosophy.
I don't remember the size! :o
Materials used:
Cricut & Art Philosophy, Forever Young, and Opposites Attract cartridges
Cuttlebug & Argyle Embossing folder 

Papertreyink 'Gratitude Journal' stamp set

Paper:
DCWV 'The Glitter Stack'
Stampin Up Smoky Plum & Almost Amethyst Design Paper
White Cardstock

CTMH layout!

For details about the challenge and to get your Super Scraps project entered into the August monthly drawing click HERE!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Design Team Call!

I can't believe it's already time to put out another Design Team call!  The past 6 months has gone by so quickly.

Once again Hiding in My Craft Room is looking for a handful of creative artists to make samples of our weekly challenges. 

Here's the challenge schedule:

 

1st week: A Color Challenge
2nd week: Super Scraps Saturday - time to use up some of those SCRAPS!
3rd week: Try a Technique Week
4th week: Mix it Up! This week's challenge will be different each month!
5th week (when there is one):  Freestyle! This week can be ANY creation!!


Here's how to apply:

Send an email to hidinginmycraftroom@gmail.com with the following information...  

Name:
Email Address:
Location:
Blog and/or Online Gallery Link:

Please let me know a little bit about you, such as:

Are you currently on any other design teams? If so, which ones?
How long have you been paper crafting?
What is your favorite stamping company/companies?
Are you comfortable with "out of the box" challenges?

Attach at least 3 of your creations showing your talent and diversity, you can include cards, scrapbook pages, altered items, 3d items, any paper creation! 

Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 7th!


Design Team Member REQUIREMENTS

As a Hiding in My Craft Room design team member, you must submit one project per week using the specified challenge for that week. You will receive one month worth of challenges at a time, at least two weeks before the challenge is posted. Your submission for the week's challenge needs to be emailed to me by MIDNIGHT on Thursday of each week.

 

You must have a blog and post the current week Hiding in My Craft Room challenge each Saturday linking it back to the challenge post here. It is also asked that you comment on some of the entries submitted by participants of the HIMCR challenges. 

You must also display the Hiding in My Craft Room button on your blog.

Design Team term is for the challenges during the 6 months of October 2012 - March 2013.

The new team will be notified by September 11th!   

If you have any questions please feel free to send them to me using the 'Contact Me' button at the top of the page.

Thanks so much!

I look forward to seeing your submissions!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Winners!!!

Time, really past time, to announce some winners!  This move really got me behind, but I hope that this will get me back on track.

The winner of the special 'late' challenge #51 with a prize is .... Diana from Leelee Card Designs

June's monthly challenge winner is ...... Melissa from Created by Sunshine Honeybee

July's monthly challenge winner is ...... Kimberly from Paper Munch

Congrats to these lucky winners!  Please use the 'Contact Me' to safely send me your shipping information. 

This week's challenge is Super Scraps Saturday!  So get out those scraps and get crafty and get entered into the August's monthly challenge giveaway!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

HIMCR #58 - Super Scraps Saturday

Happy Saturday!!  It's that time again to get out those scraps and get crafting!
The challenge this week of course is Super Scraps Saturday!  I love creating with my scraps.  I can't wait to see what you come up with using up some of your scraps!

You have until Friday, May 17th to link up your creation to get entered into the monthly drawing this week.  When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR58.
Some inspiration from the
Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team


Jennie from  Jenscrapstoo


Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin'

Velma from Snowflake Dreams1



You can see the HIMCR schedule of challenges and guidelines HERE!  Please be sure and follow the few easy guidelines so your creation will get entered into the monthly giveaway!!!

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight MST.  Be sure and link your creation back to the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously.  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4.  The winner of the monthly giveaway will be posted the 8th of the following month!
5. Have FUN!!
6. Let me know if I forgot something!

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!






Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Color Challenge Submission

Did I say I was going to post this on Monday?  OOOPS!  BUT I did get my kids all registered for school.  Well, the 4 school aged ones.  I will have a Kindergartener, a 1st, 3rd, and 11th grader.  CRAZY!!!  Can someone tell me why we have to fill out the same information 10 times?  I hardly new my own name by the time I was done filling all 4 packs out!  Good luck to whoever has to read it!  My handwriting was started to suffer as well.

I made a super simple card with a super simple gift box.

I had to call my oldest to tell me what my paper said before I could decide what to make with it, and I had to use it, the colors match too well not to.  He served a 2 year mission for our church in West Indies and speaks French.  I could listen to him talk all day.  Of course, I wouldn't understand a thing!  Anyway, the phrases on my DCWV paper translates into "That's Life", and "The Joy of Living".  I think the Papertrey Ink sentiment goes perfectly!  And who doesn't enjoy life with a little box of chocolate!

Thank you Jessica, again, for hosting this week's challenge.  It's a great one and I will be using these colors together again. 

To see the challenge post click HERE!

Here's what I came up with:


Sentiment tag was cut at 2" from the Art Philosophy cartridge.


Recipe:
Card Base:  SU Old Olive 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Tangerine Tango 4 1/8" X 5 3/8",  DCWV 'The Travel Stack' 4" X 5 1/4" 
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise
Stamps:  PTI Life
Accessories:  Cricut & Art Philosophy Cartridge, SU Tempting Turquoise 1/4" ribbon, brads.  Gift box:  Accucut & Box w/ handle die, CTMH White Waxy Flax, SU Tiny Tag punch, Cuttlebug & Square Lattice embossing folder


Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

HIMCR #57 - Color Challenge

I'm so excited for this week's challenge because Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin', one of the Hiding in My Craft Room design team members, is hosting this challenge. 

This week is a Color Challenge #57 and the colors Jessica chose are CTMH:  Sunset, Olive, & Crystal Blue.  Jessica is a 'Chose to my Heart' girl!  But you can use any brand of similar colors.  The Stampin Up colors are Tangerine Tango, Tempting Tourquoise, Old Olive. 

You have until Friday, August 10th to link up your creation to get entered into the August monthly drawing.  When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR57.

I didn't quite get mine done.  I'll be posting it on Monday.

Thank goodness for the inspiration from the
Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team

Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin' 
Jessica created a FUN lantern for those summer evenings!


AJ's created a BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the layers!!!


Jennie from  Jenscrapstoo
Jennie card is gorgeous and I love that flower!

 

Angela created an ADORABLE purse favor! Super cute and a fun little favor!

You can see the HIMCR schedule of challenges and guidelines HERE!  Please be sure and follow the few easy guidelines so your creation will get entered into the monthly giveaway!!!

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight MST.  Be sure and link your creation back to the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously.  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4.  The winner of the monthly giveaway will be posted the 8th of the following month!
5. Have FUN!!
6. Let me know if I forgot something!

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Where's the ......?

Challenge?  If you were thinking 'beef' you might be as old of me! LOL!!  

Well, it's finally right here, the missing challenge #51!  If you're new to Hiding in My Craft Room you might not have a clue of what I'm talking about, but for those that have been around a while probably remember about 5 weeks ago I completely missed a challenge.  I was in the process of moving and my expectations of myself was bigger than my abilities.  

Thanks soooo much for your continued support while I'm still getting settled into my new craft room! 

Challenge #51 is Masculine Birthday.  Many of you asked about the challenge, especially if you are following the Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team.  The rules will be slightly different for this challenge.  If you have previously made your masculine birthday card you can still link it below. New cards welcome too!!  Whether you repost your creation or just link up using your previous post make sure it mentions the HIMCR challenge with a link back here. 

You have until Wednesday, August 8th to link up your creation to get entered into the June and July monthly drawings.  I'm soooo behind but slowely getting there.  Also, you will be entered into a special giveaway just for this challenge ONLY!  I'll get that pictured tomorrow.  When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR51.

Here's what I came up with:


Recipe:
Card Base: SU Marigold Morning 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi DP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip 
Stamps:   Stampin UP Bronc Buster & Wow Flowers
Accessories:  Distresser, scrap ribbon, punches

Now inspiration from the
Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team


Jennie from  Jenscrapstoo


Velma from Snowflake Dreams1
I absolultely LOVE clowns and might have to get my hands on this Kitty Lane stamp!

 


You can see the HIMCR schedule of challenges and guidelines HERE!  Please be sure and follow the few easy guidelines so your creation will get entered into the monthly giveaway!!!

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight PDT.  Be sure and link your creation back to the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously (except for this challenge).  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4.  The winner of the monthly giveaway will be posted the 8th of the following month! (Usually!)
5. Have FUN!!
6. Let me know if I forgot something!
Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!



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