G45 Halloween Rejuvenation Challenge!
Hello Clever Crafters,
Happy Friday and thank you for joining us today! We have some very special treats in store for you today. We have a winner for this week's blog contest and brand new and exciting craft challenge to announce! Two exciting announcements in one blog! Firstly, we want to thank everyone who left us comments for this week's blog contest. We'd asked you to tell us one of your favorite memories from summer and it was an absolute joy to read what everyone wrote. Here in Portland, OR, where the Graphic 45 offices are, we are just now starting to get some of that nice hot summer weather. So it was a real treat to read all about everyone's summer adventures! Our randomly chosen winner for this week's blog contest is...Sonya Lemacks Everding. Here is what she had to say about her favorite memory from this summer.
"My favorite summer memory was going to my Mom's is Florida with my grandaughter Suzi. We stayed for a couple weeks and had a scrapping extravaganza making cards for the troops overseas for the OWH (Operation Write Home). It was so much fun, bonding, doing something good for someone else."
That sounds great, Sonya! Please email us with your shipping address at email@example.com so that we can send you your prize. Congratulations and enjoy!
Just in time for the weekend, we're announcing our Halloween Rejuvenaiton Challenge! Fall and Halloween are definitely on the way and we thought it would be fun to have an altered art challenge that's inspired by this colorful season. We're asking you to take an old object and bring it back to life with Graphic 45! We've all got stuff around the house that could use a little dressing up. Maybe it's something you found at a garage sale, thrift store, or even an old item that's been sitting in the basement since forever. We want you to create a beautiful Halloween or Fall-themed altered art project from any old, random objects you might have using Graphic 45 products. It's the perfect craft challenge to jump-start your holiday crafting!
The submission deadline is September 25th. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. On September 26th all of the submissions will be uploaded to our Facebook photos and you will get to vote for your favorite submission by "Like"-ing it! Voting is from September 26th to 7am on Septmeber 30th. The TWO projects with the most likes win! Winners will be announced on Friday morning at 8am on our Facebook and on our blog.
The prize? You could win our entire Christmas Emporium collection! A 12x12 and 8x8 Paper Pad, both coordinating chipboard die-cuts and one of each cling stamp! That's a $76 value! Wow! We can't wait to see what you create!
Here are some fun ideas from our design team to get you inspired for this new craft challenge! This first creation is by the wonderful Nicole Eccles. She transformed a drawer organizer and an old purse handle into a fantastic piece of Halloween home decor using some Le Romantique and Botanicabella! Super sweet!
Here is an adorable altered bottle by Gloria Stengel using The Magic of Oz! Don't just throw away those empty Starbucks bottles! Turn them into Halloween treasures like Gloria did!
"I used an empty Starbucks Frappuccino bottle, and re-purposed it to be used as a table decoration. It can hold candy or other items for a party or to give as a little gift to your favorite Trick-or-Treater. You could decorate a group of these to use as party favors, or use them to decorate a table in your entryway for Halloween! I used a black Copic marker to color the lid black before I added the lid topper. This entire project took about 20 minutes to create, including coloring the image!" -Gloria Stengel
Partner Products: Imaginarium Chipboard House; ColorBox Graphic 45 Decades Photogenic Ink;
Other supplies used: