OMG!!!! What creative chicks you all are!!! Talk about rising to a challenge - these girls have gone above and beyond to tackle our "In The Bathroom" challenge and have passed with flying colours. Thank you so much to all of you for sharing your creative genius with us this fortnight! If you haven't had a go yet what are you waiting for?!?!?! You'll be amazed at what you can find in your bathroom and if you have a look at these challenges you can see how easy it is to create something extraordinary out of something ordinary in your bathroom. You still have time to get entries in - up until midnight AEST Sunday 14 October 2007. We'll be announcing our RAK winner for our "In The Bathroom" challenge shortly before we put up our next challenge next Tuesday. Don't forget to keep an eye out - methinks there could be hints about......!
Okay today we head off to the smallest room in the house for our next challenge. The bathroom is a treasure trove of bits and bobs if you'll just look at what you find in a different way. Below are our takes on what we've found in our bathrooms.
Lusi has used round cotton cleansing circles and a pink rubber wristband she found in her bathroom.
Alana has used a cardboard toilet roll to create this cool Chrismas bon-bon. When I showed my son this he spent the whole day making them with patterned paper and my ribbon stash!!! lol
I (Lu) have used a Panadol Rapid purse pack which is a little plastic folder that opens up, covered it in felt and used my daughter's hair ties to hold the insert pages in place.
Cass has used band-aids, cotton gauze and safety pins from a first aid kit as well as white strips of cotton from a home waxing kit.
Please excuse my terrible formatting - I'm still getting used to Typepad!!!! lol
We're down a contributor this week as Jill has more than a bit on her plate right now but we'll be sharing her bathroom challenge later in the week. We've also gone a bit off the page as you can see and Cass and Lusi again come up with 12 x 12 gold with their layouts for this one.
As per usual, there will be a RAK for our fave of the challenge so get rummaging girls! Layouts are due to us by midnight 14th October 2007 (AEST).
Leave no beauty case unturned, no leave no square of toilet paper unconsidered, hmmmm did someone say an old toothbrush makes for a good paintbrush?........oh don't forget those hairclips!....hey what's that under the sink????
Go on girls, make a beeline for your bathroom and make the ordinary extraordinary!!!!
Well here we are girls! Two weeks later and almost 2000 hits later we've had an absolutely amazing response to our first challenge and we can't thank you all enough for your support and especially to those who took up the challenge and created layouts to share with us. After much deliberation the winner of our first challenge RAK is Tara!!! Yay for you girl, we loved this layout and it was definitely a hard decision to choose someone. Everyone's layouts showed cool, clever use of their kitchen products and proved that you really can make the ordinary extraordinary!
Tara if you'd like to email us your address we'll send out your RAK and again, thank you so much to everyone who shared their work and their time with us over the last two weeks to help make the launch of Everyday Garbage such a success. We're all so excited to be a part of something that is a passion for us and looks to be a passion for so many other adventurous scrappers as well.
Stay tuned as Challenge #2 is coming your way today!!!!
Now I know that most of us have these lying around somewhere! (mostly on the floor!!!)
If you don't have these lying around then substitute any kind of hair decoration item, clips, pins, slides, grips, ties, whatever you have but if you have them you'll know that they are usually all over the place, become lost or missing in the blink of an eye and for that reason, although they can be a necessity, they're still ordinary. You know the deal!!! Maybe toilet paper wasn't your thang but you can go to town on this hint for sure!
I'm going to go raid my daughter's stash of hair clips now to see what treasure I can find......
Thank you so much to everyone who has taken up our challenge to find something from your kitchens for our very first challenge! The projects and layouts are all so awesome and we're thrilled so many of you have decided to have a go. If you haven't tried this challenge yet have a look at these totally ROCKIN' layouts and have a look around your kitchen. We still have a week to go to get your entries in (link by midnight Sunday 30 September AEST). What everyday garbage do you have that could go from ordinary to extraordinary like the items these talented chicks have used? We offered a RAK during our lead up to our launch challenge for those who posted comments on our hints and the winner of the RAK is Nina! Nina posted on 9/9/07. Nina if you can email us your address we can send your RAK out to you! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time so far to visit, have a looksie, comment and especially participate in our first Everyday Garbage challenge. We're amazed and so grateful to everyone who has helped to make our first challenge such a success and hopefully an inspiration for scrappers everywhere. We'll be posting new hints about our next challenge - Challenge #2 - during the week so STAY TUNED!!!!
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to our very first Everyday Garbage challenge!! If you've been playing along with our hints over the last week or so you may have noticed a pattern forming - everything we've used as picture hints has come from our kitchens. We've shown you ordinary everyday items that many of us have in our kitchens, their potential untapped - until now!
We've scoured our kitchens (literally!) and found some real trash that has become treasure! Each of us has taken our own approach to this challenge and the results are surprising to say the least. We've had lots of fun with this too, each of us taking our everyday garbage a little more literally now.
So to kick off Everyday Garbage's very first challenge - we want you to incorporate something from your kitchen (and definintely not a scrapbooking product) onto a layout, ATC, altered item or any other papercraft type item you'd like to create. The theme is entirely up to you as long as you use something from the kitchen.
Please remember however that many items we've used in our challenges will NOT be acid-free or archival safe so if you are very concerned about that issue please do a bit of research on your selected garbage first to find out if it is archival safe to use on a layout or how you can make it safe with items such as archival safe sprays. This challenge is purely for artistic expression and fun but if you create something you want to last a lifetime please take care with your chosen "garbage".
Okay, to kick things off here are our takes on the "In The Kitchen" challenge - in no particular order:
So there you have it!!! We've all found some cheap, cheerful and recycled goodness from our kitchens and now it's your turn. We have a Marah Johnson Rock Star RAK to give away as a little thank you for participating in our "In The Kitchen" challenge.
Please either email your layout to us, or link it in the comments section so people can come to your place and have a look around at your work and we'll put up a slide display of our entries as they come in. To be in the running for the RAK you need to have your layout to us by midnight Sunday 30th September and the winner of this challenge will be announced on Tuesday 2 October when our next challenge will be up.
Any questions just drop us an email and we can't wait to see all the clever, cool ideas you all come up with from the everyday garbage in your kitchens!!!