Saturday, January 30, 2016

HIMCR #236 - Freestyle!

I hope everyone is having a Great Saturday so far!

It's been such a long couple of days. We are all here with my father-in-law, the military even flew my husband here from his deployment to say his goodbyes to his father. I suppose it's just a matter of a waiting game. Plus, the medicines they are switching him to with make him less lucid. So it's good that we get to talk to him before then.

The challenge this week since it's a 5th Saturday is:

HIMCR #236 - Freestyle!

Anything goes! YIPPEE!!


The sponsor is Lacy Sunshine!

A new HIMCR sponsor!
The giveaway is 3 Lacy Sunshine images, winner's choice!


You have until Saturday, February 6th at 2AM Central time, to link up your creation to get entered into the giveaway this week. When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR236.



Now some inspiration from the

Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team





Jennie - Jenscrapstoo

 
 
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 giveaway!


Thanks so much for visiting today!

We can't wait to see what you come up!




Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Oh, so many HIMCR Winners!!

It's Wednesday and a very busy one it has been!

We just found out that my father-in-law who has been suffering from kidney failure doesn't have much longer. So the family is gathering to say their goodbyes. We are packed and heading out in the morning. So please winners don't worry if I don't right back to you. Give me at least 10 days to get home and coorespondence done.

On with the winners:


I will post the giveaway then follow it with the winner!


Giveaway 1 of 12
The giveaway is a $15 gift certificate to Paper Temptress!

And the winner is .... Blue6366






Giveaway 2 of 12
A Space Party Cricut Cartridge!!!
And the winner is ..... Sunshine HoneyBee


Giveaway 3 of 12

A Close to My Heart Stamp Set
Framed
And the winner is .... JennyH
 
Giveaway 4 of 12
A Cuttlebug embossing folder set!!
Oriental Weave!
And the winner is .... Lucy
 
Giveaway 5 of 12
A Robot Party Cricut Cartridge!!!

And the winner is .... D- aka Dawn





Giveaway 6 of 12


THREE ATG Refills!
These are from The Tape Depot!
They are 1/4" and are permanent

And the winner is .... Donna





Giveaway 7 of 12

A fun little bundle of crafty goodies!
 
And the winner is .... NJStampingQueen





Giveaway 8 of 12

Three Copic Markers!!
And the winner is ..... Stephanie





Giveaway 9 of 12

CTMH Stamp set Family is Forever!
And the winner is ......Jerrie





Giveaway 10 of 12

The 10th giveaway is an $8 gift certificate to A Day for Daisies!!
And the winner is ..... Heather





Giveaway 11 of 12

#11 is sponsored by my eBay store
A collection of 12 gift boxes!
And the winner is ..... abusybee - DoubleClick Connections




Giveaway 12 of 12

This giveaway is a bottle of Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over Glue!
And the winner is ..... Hattie




And now last but not least our HIMCR #234 winner

Challenge recap:
HIMCR #234 - Embossing!


The sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps!
The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps!

And the winner is .... Hazel from My Crafty Outlook
 
Congrats to all our HIMCR winners! Please use the 'Contact Me' button before next Wednesday to send me your email and claim your prize. If you are the winner of a gift certificate all I will need is your email if you are the winner is something that needs to be mailed then I need your mailing address, por favor! Also, please be sure and put in the subject your giveaway # or challenge # and prize! Thanks so much! This helps me to expedite things! And since I will not be able to get to these for at least a week to 10 days I need all the help I can get! :)
Thanks for all the comments! It's been fun getting to know each of you a little more through them! And thanks to our wonderful sponsors that make this so much more fun!

Monday, January 25, 2016

HIMCR Design Team Call!

A while back HIMCR had a Design Team call and unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it we are in need of a few more DT members! We had some DT members that we're going to be staying on with us but had to step down. Soooooo .......
 

Hiding in My Craft Room is once again looking for a few creative artists to promote and give inspiration to our readers for our weekly challenges. Challenges are posted / scheduled to post each Saturday at 5AM Central time.



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: Any Holiday! Time

5th week: Freestyle! This week you can enter with ANY creation!



Here's how to apply:


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


Name:

Email Address:

Location:

Blog 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? There might be times when sponsors have things that are not within your comfort zone.

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!


Anything else you want to share! :)



Deadline for submissions is February 15th! I will be emailing the new DT member by midnight February 18th!



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's worth of challenges at a time, at least two weeks before the challenge is posted. We have a HIMCR Design Team Private Blog which we are all administrators of! I will have a post on there and your submission for the week's challenge needs to be uploaded to our DT blog by noon on Friday of each week so that I'll have time to get the challenge post ready for Saturday morning at 5AM Central time!


You must have a current blog, posting at least once a week and once on the taem have the current week's Hiding in My Craft Room challenge posted each Saturday along with your creation linking back to the HIMCR challenge post. It is also asked that you leave comments on some of the entries submitted by participants of the HIMCR challenges.



You must display the Hiding in My Craft Room button on your blog. We also have a DT button! You can choose which one you want to use.


We have sponsors that offer us products to use and promote. You will be given images to work with! These might be images that are different from your crafting 'style'. You must be willing to work with sponsors' products. This promotes them and gives us free stuff to play and learn with! It is also expected that the HIMCR sponsor be mentioned within your post especially when using their products. :) Also, I just want to let you know that I already have the entire 2016 year full of sponsors and giveaways each week! Fun! FUN! FUN!


HIMCR Design Team term is for the challenges during the 6 months of March 2016 - August 2016.



We will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Day on May 7th with multiple challenges and giveaway! This is so much fun and yes, CRAZY! But FUN! There will be a minimum of 5 challenges, PHEW! You will not be required to make something for each of them! But I think you will want to!


Aaaand, in August is our HIMCR Bloggiversary were we have again a day full of challenges and prizes!


We do have a lot of fun! We have a HIMCR Facebook private group where we get to know each other and can ask questions or just share! We truly become a team and more importantly friends!


Be sure and have your submission turned in on time because the new team needs to be notified via email by Febraury 18th so you will have time to get the challenges and be ready to begin your first HIMCR challenge on March 5th, 2016! Please only apply if you are willing to participate, make new friends, have a lot of fun, and do some crafting!!! YEAH!



If you have any questions please feel free to send them to me using the 'Contact Me' button at the top of the page. Be sure and put in the subject line, DT question. However, you might get a quicker response through the HIMCR Facebook fan page. The link is on the sidebar.




Thank you so much!


I look forward to seeing your submissions!

 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

I didn't make this card for my husband but it's been exciting to think about Valentine's Day because it's finally a holiday that he will be home for or at least he was suppose to be home for! With all the snow all flights are being delayed which means his replacement is delayed which means he's delayed. Oh well, it's just one of those things!

Just a quick recap on this week's challenge:



Click above to take to you the actual challenge and linky to get yours entered!


The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!

The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies!

Here's what I came up with:
 
 
My A Day for Daisies image and mat was cut out using my Scan 'n Cut Machine
 
I was going to brush some iridescent on her pretty wings but forgot! :(
 
 
Recipe:
Card Base: Red 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front: Stampin Up 4 1/8" X 5 3/8", DCWV the dots, stripes, & plaids stack (which I used one of each! LOL) 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper: more from DCWV stack!
Ink: Real Red
Stamps: PTI Tiny Treats: Valentine, A Day for Daisies digital image
Accessories: Brads from Oriental Trading Company, Marvy Scallop punch, Copics, dimensionals, Scan 'n Cut Machine


I haven't done a Mojo Monday challenge is like forever!!! That was why I started a blog in the first place - to enter Mojo Monday challenges! So I decided to get back to my roots this week! I really enjoyed this sketch, #431.
 

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am

Hiding in My Craft Room!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

HIMCR #235 - Any Holiday!


Happy Saturday!

Every fourth Saturday here at HIMCR we get a chance to do either a current Holiday, scrapbook a past Holiday (We love to see Halloween from 2005!), or work on an upcoming Holiday! I work on Christmas cards year round!

So here's our challenge:

HIMCR #235 - Any Holiday!




The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!

The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to A Day for Daisies!


You have until Saturday, January 30th at 2AM Central time, to link up your creation to get entered into the giveaway this week. When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR235.



Now some inspiration from the

Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team

using images from A Day for Daisies

 
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 giveaway!



Thanks so much for visiting today!

We can't wait to see what you come up!




Friday, January 22, 2016

12th Giveaway to Celebrate New Year!

It's finally time that I got this last giveaway posted! At least it's still Janurary!

This giveaway is a bottle of Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over Glue!

I use this for my method of getting my Cricut Mats Sticky again and now I also use it on my Scan 'n Cut mats as well! I started using it back when I was making my daughter's wedding invitations and was cutting out 500 St George Temples! Not to mention that while I loooove my Scan 'n Cut machine those mats need some help! They aren't sticky enough to begin with and if you happen to get one that is it's sticky is gone QUICKLY!

I also use this when removing my rubber stamps from the wooden blocks! Same mixture!
 

 

The solution I use it 1 to 1. So equal parts of Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over and water. It's not a perfect recipe as I rarely measure even when cooking unless I'm baking. If your doubting your measurements I would add more water. It's easier to add more glue and go over your mat again if it's not sticky enough than it is to remove too much sticky! AND DO NOT use the glue without diluting it! I had a reader do that.


Yes, it has to be that glue! No other glue will work! I find it at JoAnn's or Michaels but not every one I go to has it in stock or carries it. If you ask someone that works there about it they will look at you like your crazy! Lol! I've also seen it sold online. You can get it for only $6.30 at Amazon! Click on this link to take you there: Aleene's Tack-It Over & Over. HIMCR is now affiliated with Amazon! YEAH! I know I order I enough from there! LOL!!

TIP: After a while it might start thickening up or getting more concentrated and you might want to add a little more water. It still works!

When my mats start loosing their sticky about half the time all I need to do is give my mats a could scrubbing with foamy kitchen soap, rinse, let them air dry, and they are back to usable! This gets the debris and bits of paper off and reveals the wonderful sticky again! Other times I just add the sticky solution following the video below. I do get asked about 'cleaning' the mats. You know, getting all the gunk completely off and making it completely unsticky. A little of the residue or discoloration doesn't bother me. They might look old but they work better than NEW! Buuuut, if it bothers you then you can use any glue remover to throughly clean it then apply sticky solution. Let me warn you, it is messy and don't get it on the carpet. Learned that the hard way. I just used goo gone and the scraper in the Cricut Essentials tool kit but I wish I hadn't, it's still a little sticky. I wish I had used instead a pampered chef scraper. I have so many of those, I wouldn't mind just throwing it away afterward.

TIP: I like to keep a mat that has lost its sticky somewhat for thinner papers.

Here's a video I did soooo long ago and it feels so outdated now.
 

To get entered into this last giveaway is leave ONE comment on this post sharing how you will use Aleen's Tack-It Over and Over Glue!


Since this is the last giveaway Celebrating 2016 I will post all giveaway winners next Wednesday when we post our challenge winner!! Be sure and leave comment on the other 11 giveaway too to get entered before then!
 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

HIMCR #233 Winner!

Another week has gone by and I'm that much closer to being reunited with my husband!!! So it's with great pleasure that I announce this week's HIMCR challenge winner!

First a challenge recap:

HIMCR #233 - Super Scraps Saturday!
 


The sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More!
The giveaway is 3 images from Robyn's Fetish, winner's choice!

And the winner is .....

 
 
Congrats to our HIMCR winner this week, Dawn! Please use the 'Contact Me' button before next Wednesday to send me your email and claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone for all the great entries! And thanks so much to Robyn's Fetish for sponsoring our HIMCR challenge! We are so glad to have you this year!!


Also, I do still have one more giveaway to post!! I am going to get that posted tomorrow if I have to stay up all night to get it done! I had some unexpected things happen already this year! Nothing bad just keeping me busy! It's definitely going to be a GREAT year! :)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

HIMCR #234 - Embossing!

Happy Saturday!

Today we have a fun little challenge for you!
 

HIMCR #234 - Embossing!

This can be dry or wet embossing or use a stylus and create you own! Or you can even use pre-embossed paper! Just have fun!! We want all to be able to play along!


The sponsor is Sami Stamps!

The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to Sami Stamps!
 
You have until Saturday, January 23rd at 2AM Central time, to link up your creation to get entered into the giveaway this week. When uploading to online galleries please use code HIMCR234.



Now some inspiration from the

Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team

using images from Sami Stamps
 
 
 
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 giveaway!



Thanks so much for visiting today!

We can't wait to see what you come up!
 
 




Related Posts with Thumbnails

  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by Ourblogtemplates.com

Back to TOP