Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Papercraft Giveaway - Winner!!

And the winner is....




I will be contacting you for shipment information via email. 

If you didn't win this time, don't despair! Giveaways are awesome and I definitely plan to do more in the future, perhaps sometime soon....*hint hint*

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Papercraft Giveaway *closed*- $30 Value!

Do you scrapbook? Make Christmas cards?? Papercraft in general???

If you said yes, that's great! I do none of those things. 

I've never liked working with paper because if you make a mistake you've basically ruined everything. You can't rip the seams on a card and try again like you can when sewing
...and let's just face it I'm kind of a quitter.

Well anyway, this sad reality works out really well for you, my (soon-to-be) loyal blog readers,
 because I am giving away everything you see below:


o - Recollections Stamp Set - Includes 30  stamps and 3 stamp pads
o - 50 sheets of assorted 8.5 x 11" Christmas colored cardstock
o - Elizabeth Brownd 18 sheet 4x6" Designer Mat Pad

All you have to do to win this lovely prize pack is follow me!

Subscribe to my blog posts and comment below stating you're a follower, 
and tell me what you'd like to do with these items. 

For extra entries (totally optional): 

  Follow me @crashcoursecrft on Twitter! 
   Tweet about this giveaway and give me a mention. Leave your twitter name in your comments so I can confirm your tweets. One tweet entry per day please!

Please make sure to come back and leave a separate comment for each entry!

The giveaway will end Monday 12/12/11 at 8:00 PM CST.
The winner will be selected via random number generator and will be announced shortly after that. 

Please make sure your comment will link back to a profile or email address 
so that I may contact you for your shipping address!

Thank you, and good luck!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A few favorite old projects

I was looking through some old folders today and came across photos of some projects I've done in the past.  Since these are items I have no intention of selling in my shop, I've never posted about them before. 

This is one of my absolute favorites, and I am quite sad that I gave this away in a swap:

Can you guess what it's made from? 

It's a thrift-store skirt, recycled into a tote bag!

This is one that I made for myself, immediately following. 
(Alicia, if you ever read this - I'm sorry for my plagiarism! I just couldn't get them out of my head)

As a matter of fact, I do have a tutorial on craftster for this very bag, so you can make your own!

Next up....

 This was made for swap on Craftster, and I'm a little sad I no longer own it. It took forever! The "scars" are hand-embroidered on linen, and the faux fur was hand-stitched on top of that. 
It gives it a really great undead look in real life. 

This was a custom order on etsy for a boxy clutch - I think it came out pretty well!

Space for cards, fully lined...

I'm think of making a tutorial on this, what do you think?

Dollar-store Frame, revamped with lace! The cat picture is just a placeholder....

It's gold underneath, so it looks really pretty in the light :)

I hope you enjoyed these projects, feel free to ask questions if you 
want more details on how they were done!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Scrap Happy Patchwork Swap on Craftster - Completion!

I've sent to and received from my partner, Abbeyrd83 on Craftster for this swap. I was definitely spoiled :)

Here's a couple pics of what I sent. First, I sent one of my wallets made using the scrappy patchwork technique I posted earlier. 

 Next, I saw a box pouch on her wists and used scrap fabrics to make this one:

I love the blue zipper! 

For extras, I sent some Beatles themed magnets since Abbeyrd83 is a huge fan.
I also sent some chocolate-drizzled Sour Patch Kids (amazing btw), but they didn't photograph well.  I hope my partner enjoyed everything!