Welcome to the blog this Wednesday! It is full of amazing Artisan Style projects by our talented designers. Lori Williams and Ginger Ropp absolutely wow with this gorgeous new collection. They also give great tips to use beautiful items you have in your craft room and taking them to the next level. There is an amazing altered art creation and a beautiful notebook. You're in for a treat!
First, let's announce the winner from our Random Acts of Kindness contest yesterday! Our randomly chosen winner is ....
-Diane Fleming: What an amazing way to celebrate "Random Acts of Kindness" day! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I would certainly brighten a few days with the things I will create if I win this prize.
Congratulations, Diane! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part! Spread some kindness this wonderful week!
Now, let's enjoy this great project from Lori, who gives some great advice about finally using a item she was hesitant to use. The result was stunning and shows you should use your stash!
"I have to admit on this project I was a hoarder for a long time and sometimes hoarding doesn’t pay. I had purchased a working alarm clock several years back from Hobby Lobby and had been waiting for the right time to use it. I thought it would be great with the new Artisans Collection...little did I know what a pain it would be to strip it down to the shell, paint and prime it and get it ready to be used and because I waited so long you can now purchase alarm clock shells ready to adorn without all the work, LOL. I do love the way it came out but it just goes to show hiding back those precious scrapbook items for a rainy day is silly and we should use them when we get them." ~Lori
12 x 12 Artisans Style
• Attention to Detail
• Artisan Style
Graphic 45 Staples
Ornate Metal Keyholes
Ornate Metal Key
Other Products Used:
Spray Paint/ Mat Black
Self Healing Mat
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Next, here is a gorgeous notebook from Ginger. Love this idea that you can create from something probably sitting in your office right now!
"I absolutely love the designs and color palette of the new Artisan Style Paper Collection. I thought it would look great on the front of a journal. I used a simple journal purchased from the office supply store. Of course I had to add one of the amazing Antique Brass Door Knockers to the front. I did add three simple dividers to the journal as well. " ~Ginger
Artisan Style 12x12 Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Antique Brass Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Handmade Swarvoski and pearl Charms
College Ruled Journal - Staples Brand
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Don't forget to join our blog contest this week! There's still a couple more days to win this $41 Good ol' Sport prize pack. Woo hoo! Enter here:
Thanks for joining us this Wednesday! We hope these projects inspired you to use your stash!
Your Pals in Paper,
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