Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Scrappin Sista's February Swap~ Refer A Friend Incentive ~ Sign Up Ends February 6th

Are you looking for a challenge that will make you tap deeper into your creative side? If you answered Yes, then Scrappin Sista's Monthly Swaps is for you. There are currently 10 slots remaining for February's swap and by you joining and referring a friend who signs up you will receive a special crafty gift when your swap is returned to you. Read the below guidelines and let me know if you are interested. We at Scrappin Sista's Monthly Swap can't wait to see your creative side. Sign ups end February 6th. 

It’s swap time again. LET'S GET TO SWAPPING!! Please read through all the details and if you are SERIOUSLY interested, please email me at nonchalantaka@yahoo.com to express your commitment to the Swap. The swap will be limited to the first 20 participants who sign up. If we have an overwhelming response to this swap we will look to form a second group. 

For the month of February we are hosting a Birthday CD Mini Album Pages Swap. Once we receive 20 participants we will put participants in groups of 5. Your task should you accept the challenge is to alter “USED” CDs for a birthday themed mini-album. You will create 5 identical pages that include the required elements which are embossing (dry or heated), bling, glitter and trim. We will be using the February color palette to complete this swap.
To provide you with a few examples you can view the following websites:

http://www.lisavollrath.com/cds/http://www.artdolls.info/photos/cd.jpghttp://www.trimcraft.co.uk/images/projects/main/28ab6eb28b5430821eae1d53f71d47eb_1_1253.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/_olEOQN-2ncI/S-n4y5dPIOI/AAAAAAAAAxM/2YuG9K5Bw1c/s1600/cd+album+pages+3.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/5864371460_b484b38c61.jpghttp://catwmn.smugmug.com/Arts-and-Crafts/Mini-Albums/Tinkerbell-Fairy-Altered-Cd/fairy-cd-album-5/259296263_U2vm7-L.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fFzyg0PrY0g/TfarxZTUBfI/AAAAAAAAAd4/9xO1a6N3JnM/s1600/ALTERED%2BCD%2B1.JPGtutorial:http://www.scrappingmommy.com/2011/06/altered-cd-mini-album-with-mini.html

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
1. Send Shalana an email confirming your commitment during the sign up period which begins today and ends February 6th. 
2. Wait for your confirmation email from her. 
3. Review the February color palette. 
4. Get your mental wheels turning and CREATE! Please make sure you put forth your best effort…quality, quality quality! 

Further details will be mailed to you in a confirmation email so again, to sign-up, please send an email to nonchalantaka (at) yahoo (dot) com. Remove the parenthesis and spaces. Put "February Swap" in the subject line.

DEADLINE:
All Swap items will be due by the 28th of February so please have them postmarked by the 21st. Please do not sign up if you CANNOT commit to being on time. 

Scrapping Sista has a Facebook group dedicated to these swaps so information will be posted on her blog as well as in the group. If you are not my Facebook friend, please send a request (include a note about who you are) and you'll be added to the group for the month.

We at Scrappin' Sista Monthly Swaps look forward to a great month and making many new friends. Have fun and let’s create. Happy scrappin'!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fun Items....

I reviewed a few tutorials that people had posted on FB and had fun with a few items last week.

Pop Up Gift Card Holder ~ This is what it looks like closed. I used CTMH sweetheart paper to complete. I love how it came out! I'll never buy another gift card holder since I can make my own specific to the occasion :-)
This is the view of the gift card  holder open.....
Next is a card I made for my boyfriends mom...came out super cute using Sonoma...


I also tried out the mini photo wallet..this wallet holds a total of 12 pictures if you use the front and back of the papers that fit in the pockets. You can't get the best sense of how it works without seeing it up close and personal or watching the tutorial. Here is my take on it using CTMH Roxie paper.