Saturday, December 8, 2007

ATB Challenge Winner

As we predicted, Jennifer Straus did have a tough time judging the entries for our ATB Challenge. hehehe Gaganda kasi ng mga entries. :) So, without further ado, I'm forwarding the snippets of the email Jen sent me:

"Ok, I was right in thinking the contest would be difficult to judge!!! Everyone's designs are wonderful. I love the way the products were used and the sentiments and journaling (especially on the "In Memory Of" designs) were so touching!

All that said, I chose "No Photos Please" as my favorite. Here's why:

• The techninque of the painting through a screen for a background texture sets the photos and journaling up nicely as a background.

• The photos are fun! The subject matter of not wanting a photo taken is the frustration of a scrapbooker! Even though the boy didn't want his photo taken, the photgrapher got some fun and interesting shots!

• The use of the ATB paper is wonderful! It's so much fun to see it sewn, the swirls cut out, the edges ripped on the frame and the arrow pointing to the photo, establishing a focal point.

• The journaling is creative - love the layered look and the use of color. The black ties it all together."

Jennifer also is inviting all ATB Challenge to post their work on the ATB Gallery. It's free and it only takes a few seconds to do.
And here's the winning entry:

Monday, December 3, 2007

Around The Block Challenge Entries

Ok, Ladies, I can't stand it anymore. I have to SHARE!!! I'm very excited with all the entries and am very proud of all the entrants of our Around The Block Challenge. Thanks to all who joined the challenge.

The judging is not over yet and I'm sure Jen is having a headache or two. I should have sent her Tylenol or Motrin when I forwarded the entries. hehehe. :)

So, without further ado, please visit:

Make sure to scroll down and click on SLIDESHOW so you'll see larger images. :) Enjoy! :)

Cabbie's Yuletide Card

Idol Cabbie did her magic again with this oh-so-gorgeous Yuletide Card. This card took my breath away with it's elegance! Enjoy, Ladies! :)

materials: tinkering ink yuletide neige, tinkering ink yuletide finery felt ornaments, buttons, fibers, charms, inque botique stamps


1. cut paper 9x7 in size.

2. score into half

3. attach felt ornament in the center

4. cut strips of pattern paper (.5 x 4 cm) and position 2 strips on top and one below.

5. glue buttons beside the 2 strips.

6. cut out 4 pcs of 1x2 cm pattern papers, score into half and punch holes on 2 sides.

7. insert fiber ( approximately 18 cm) through one hole of each of the 1x2 cm ppr.

8. appose the scored portion of the 1x2cm pattern paper and the 9x7 cm card together making sure the fibers are securely fastened.

9. glue the 1x2 cm (with the fibers ) to the card.

10. tie the fibers on the upper end and attach charm.

11. stamp YULETIDE below the felt ornament.

12. ink the edges of the card.