Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July Challenge-Palooza

Thank you for participating last month!  It was wonderful seeing the fun things you guys came up with for June's "Back to Nature" challenge!  (If you didn't see the entries, make sure to find our Facebook page, that's where the most fun happens!)  The winners are Kristina and her girls for making their awesome nature masks, and I'll be sending their prize pack their way shortly!

Can you believe that July is here, already?  With the crazy hot weather and fires we've had here in Colorado, it has been difficult to remember that summer has just begun!  While the fire closures & smoke issues have limited the outdoor activities around the state, there are still plenty of fun things to do.  Plus, being locked indoors to get out of the choking smoke can mean crafty productivity!

Over the last few days I have noticed a lot of challenges popping up, and thought this month we could reach out and try those other challenges!  Once you find one, post a comment here or on our Facebook wall with the following:
  1. The link to the challenge information
  2. The pic of or link to your submitted project
It can be any challenge (present or past), any medium, any age level; anything goes!  If you aren't ready to submit your project to the site (or missed your chance) but like their challenge idea, submit it here instead!  This is a great forum for craft ideas and support, and we always love to see what you're working on!

Here are a few links to get you started!

I'll try to add comments with more links as I come across them, and make sure to check the comments for fun challenges the other crazy crafters here find!  This is a great way to branch out and see what other crafters are working on!

In addition to any prizes you might be up for at the original challenge site, you will also be able to win here!  The usual rules apply for earning club points, with the "Committed Crafters" getting double points!

I can't wait to see what you guys find out there!
Happy Crafting!

Crafty Saffy

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Back to Nature

June has arrived, dear friends, with its gorgeous weather and outdoor activities, the end of those agonizingly long school days and a bright new beginning to days full of possibilities!  (Or, for the rest of us, long days when we wish we could go out and enjoy the sunshine too.)

I, for one, am very excited about the adventures in store this summer, and think I have found a reasonable balance between work and play.  My only dilemma is that my desire to participate in outdoor pursuits has been by far more interesting than my usual crafts.  With this in mind, I think that this month's challenge should be related to those alfresco enterprises- so here it is!

Getting back to Nature

Create something inspired by nature!  You can include bits of nature in your projects, scrapbook photos of those outdoor adventures, spin some angora rabbit fur for those socks, paint lines that imitate nature, whatever strikes your fancy!

As always, these challenges are open to interpretation, so anything submitted counts!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

I'll be going through some of my unused supplies and putting together a little kit (you all know I can't resist a bargain!)- some papers, some stamps, and some beads & embellishments.  Depending on how many participants we have, we might have more than one prize pack (so the more entries the better!)

[The Fine Print]

Don't forget that Committed Crafters get double entries on all challenges, and you can enter as many times as you wish.  Enter by the end of the day on June 30th, and the winner will be announced a few days later.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Thanks for playing!

Crafty Saffy

Friday, March 2, 2012

March is National Craft Month

Hey there, crafty friends!  Another brand-spanking-new month is upon us, and I just realized that this one is important to our dear club- it's National Craft Month!

So dust off your knitting needles and paper stacks, and let's get crafting!

There are numerous challenges, crops, and project ideas going on in the craft circuit to inspire even the most uninspired crafter of late.  Here are a few to get you started:

I know we usually call upon you to post what you are working on, but this time, I think we should talk about something you saw someone else working on!  Did you see someone painting in the streets?  Did someone's copy project catch your eye?  Is a friend undertaking an enormous project with such vehemence and determination that you can't wait to see the conclusion?  

Tell us about it!  

Link us to their blog, or where they found the idea, or the charity they are donating to!  

We love to hear about the projects going on, and might even be able to lend a hand!

Club points apply as usual for any participants in this SUPER EASY monthly challenge!

(Oh, if there was any question, Cole is the uncontested winner of January's challenge - Thanks for participating, Cole!  Let us know which prize option you want!)

And, as always, 

Happy Crafting!

Crafty Saffy