THE ART OF GIVING

THE ART OF GIVING: Thanks for stopping by and getting involved in this great opportunity. In starting off the new year, Christine and I decided to put together a challenge blog that would not only provide you with inspiration and free goodies, but to also let you know about the many ways we can "PAY IT FORWARD" to others in our lives...in simple and GIGANTIC ways. We hope that in combining both inspiration and giving to others, we can all make this world a better place, one layout, card, and gesture at a time. Thank you for taking this journey with us.

March is National Craft Month and we need to get busy!  

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hey Scrappy friends being that March is National Craft month. I think that we should do something about it! I know many of us craft for our own reasons. Sometimes because it is an artistic outlet, sometimes to preserve family memories and sometimes out of necessity or it is a simplre stress reliever. This month why don't we all make something for someone special and share our spectacular crafty goodness!  This will also come along with an extra bounus..YES IT'S TRUE!!

If you were reading last week I said that there would be a surprise and I meant it!
So here it is people....Scrap it Forward is having a call..yes we are ..for two Guest Designers!  How do you enter...? EASY...just play along with us and participate in this challenge.  Make something for someone, be it a mini book, a scrapbook page, an altered item or card...WHATEVER. It just has to be crafty.  Then once you have made something that you feel good about, leave us a comment and link your creation in your post. The Guest Designer Spots will be for a 3 month run! So please only play along if you are down with that ;0).  We would love to have you join us!
This challenge will run until the end of the month....that is Wednesday March 31.  Winners will be announced on April 2nd.

Here are our creations for this challenge:
Christine's Crafty things:

Illyse's Crafty things:


So what's in it for you?
*Well first of all you will be working with a fun and happy bunch (okay well maybe not a bunch since there are only 2 of us on here, but you get the picture) who are crafty and care about making a difference in our world day to day. 
*Not only that, you will get exposure to all our other peeps in blogland and the WWW.
* You will get a shiny Blog Button to put on your blog that says:  I was a GDT at Scrap it Forward.
* Last you will get a small rak from me that you will be able to use on any of your upcoming challenges.
What are our expectations?
* Place the blog button on your blog proudly and promote our latest challenges online or wherever it may be appropriate...we are ging to rule out bathroom walls and locker rooms...but that's about it.
*Participate in all challenges during your reign..(there will be approximately 5-6 of them)
*Feel free to share ideas for new challenges and/or charitible causes.
* Send in challenge projects 3-4 days before next challenges are posted.
*Have fun!
So now spread the word and start getting crafty.  We can't wait to see the goodies that come in!

(((Take care and big hugs)))
Christine

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14 comments: to “ March is National Craft Month and we need to get busy!

  • sarah
    March 7, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

    oh how fun! :)

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    March 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

    i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this idea!!!! And I know who that *adam* card is for!!! hehehehehehe :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Tammy
    March 8, 2010 at 5:43 AM  

    Sounds like fun!

  • Jodi
    March 9, 2010 at 2:55 AM  

    HI!!! I just joined your blog and would like to try out for the guest designer spot!! Here is a link to my blog:
    http://twinkletwinklestarr.blogspot.com/2010/03/housewife-in-training.html

    I am making an album for my mother in law and I just did this page last week for her album. It is of her as a little girl. Thanks for taking a look!!!

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    March 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM  

    here is one thing that i have made for someone...my anniversary card for hubby :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    http://nikkisdoghouse.blogspot.com/2010/03/happy-wedding-anniversary-to-me-and-my.html

  • Julie Tucker-Wolek
    March 15, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

    Here is another somethin'-somethin' that I put together today for a little boy named Adam :):):):):):):):):):):)

    http://thetuckerwolekclan.blogspot.com/2010/03/dear-adam-and-nonot-my-adam.html

  • Linda Shewchuk
    March 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

    love it and have posted!!!!

    http://awesomememories.blogspot.com/

    made this for my friend... you can read about it. Need anything else from me? let me know

  • Dani
    March 18, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

    This is awesome! I made an altered Chinese box as a gift box for a thank you present for a friend! =)

    http://alongcamedani.blogspot.com/2010/03/why-do-we-eat-so-much-chinese-food.html

  • Cheryl Kosakura
    March 22, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

    This is such a great idea. It would be a great honor to be part of such an amazing team. I hope that you will consider me!!
    http://stampingwithcher.blogspot.com/2010/03/guest-design-spot.html
    -Cher

  • karen In Houston
    March 27, 2010 at 9:33 AM  

    Your call sounds like alot of fun and so easy to apply. I made a mini book for my sisters birthday and below is a card I made for her also.
    I hope you will consider me for your team.
    Here is my blog:
    http://treasureddreams.blogspot.com

  • Anneliese
    March 29, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

    Oh what a fun blog! I would love to be a Guest Designer for you! Here is a link to a mini book that I made for my daughters teacher who was diagnosed w/ breast cancer.

    http://queen-of-the-crop.blogspot.com/2010/03/crop-stop-weekly-challenge.html

    Thank you for the chance to apply.

  • TxScrapAddict
    March 31, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

    I love thee blog. It feels good to do for others and share that too! Here's my creation for an elderly neighbor:

    http://texasscrapaddict.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-random-art.html

  • Liz Chidester
    March 31, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

    Here is a LO I made for a friend of mine who is too busy to scrap for herself. This is her daughter in the photo:
    http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=309641&m=view&id=2651013

    You can also view my blog at:
    www.thescrappiest.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous
    April 1, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

    Posted my link on the other more recent post but here it is again as I'm your GIVE girl LOL

    Thanks for considering me :)
    Scrappy Val

    Operation Heartfelt Mini-Album
    http://www.scrappyval.typepad.com/

 

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