Thursday, January 7, 2010

Busy Little Hands Way Challenge #1

Wow! Can you believe a whole week has gone by since the announcement? We are already seven days into 2010, the older I get the faster time flies. Are you ready to play? Here we go...

This week's challenge is a Scrap Challenge.

Scrap Challenges are limited to scraps only. You can't buy anything for this project, you must use what you have on hand. Now, I'm trusting everyone here so lets keep it sneeking in any must have items you just can't refuse at the crafty store...LOL! I'm am up to my ears in scraps and items that just don't get used and I really need to either purge them out (but they are all so pretty) or use them up. I thought this would be a fun way to get us all started on the right foot this year. Save the trees! Scrap the scraps and on hand papers...hehehe.


1) Make a project using only on-hand supplies (the one exception may be adhesive, if you are like me you go through it like crazy, so if you are out of adhesive and have to buy some...
it won't count against you).

2) If you are a digi stamp user and you already own the image you are allowed to print it out, this won't count as a new items since you've already paid for it...just try to print on a scrap piece of paper...hahaha

3) What ever you do...have fun with it! That is what these challenges are all about right? Having fun, getting creative, letting your hair down and utilizing that right side of our brains that most of us neglect (yeah, I'm a righty left brain is overworked and my right brain
is withering up to die at this point!)

4) Leave a comment at the end of this post and a direct link to your project. I'm going to be checking everything out personally and I'll also be hand picking the winner.

Now, for the fun part...PRIZES! For those who participate and win a weekly challenge you will get access to a very sad and pathetic button that I made. Wow...right? At the end of the month all winners will go into a drawing for a RAK. Now, I don't have any sponsors yet (if you know anyone that would like to sponsor the challenge please email the information to me) but you will be getting a prize of a crafty nature and I promise it will be something that you will want. Maybe some adhesive to have on hand...LOL! ( Lynn, that was just for you sweetie...I'm hoping you will stop by and see this.)

Here are the scraps that I had left-over from my challenge cards at TGF's Club Anya and Friends Challenge this past weekend.

Here's what I did with them:

This little Chibi is so cute and I couldn't just leave her laying around any longer. Layers of papers behind her in all kinds of sweet patterns and her little cupcakes made this perfect for a "thanks so much...for being so sweet" card.

This card was inspired by one that Margie C made and posted on her blog. You should stop over and check it really is awesome! I used up some of my more masculine papers and took my little Hugh from TGF (already colored from the challenge) and used Margie's design to create this nice man-ish card. I know just who it is going to. Someone very close to me who has had a rough couple of weeks.

Created by Anna Beth (my DD):

Anna used some scrap supplies to create this cute little card. She featured a digi from TGF on the front. The inside of the card she used a premade sticker sentiment. She also punched out dozens of little flowers and a few butterflies and glued them on individually. I wish the photo would show how pretty this really is.

Now here is a cute one:

This is Bekah with the card that she made from my scraps. I love that she wants to be part of this too. She's only four...I'm thinking in time she may just be a papercrafter extroidenaire.

You may be wondering, "If Gwen and her two older daughters were busy making cards, what was the baby doing?" Well, she was doing this:

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking over all of our projects.

Please join me in the challenge this week and Play the Busy Little Hands Way. To kick things off you are more than welcome to grab the button that I used for the header of this posting. It will be on my sidebar. Feel free to grab it.

All feedback is appreciated, even if you aren't able to play along please leave a comment. Thank you.


  1. Congratulations on the start up of your challenges. Your children are adorable, you are truly blessed. And I love what you made with your scraps! ~Diane

  2. I will be back later with something! Love the photos of the kids, so cute! See you later!!!

  3. Adorable cards, I love when my daughter stamps with me. Kids are so creative.

  4. What a CUTE CUTE challenge and I LOVE your cards! Tell Bekah to upload it in the children's gallery at TGF and we'll leave her some love! SO CUTE!

  5. Oh, I LOVE your challenge too! Goodness knows I have TONS of scraps to use. :) I may just take you up on this challenge! BTW those kiddos are beautiful!!! Your button is cute too. Think I will use it on my blog. :D


  6. Hi, Gwen. Do we have scraps...LOL Great challenge, love your creations and your girls are so sweet! I'll try to play along when I can, looks like fun.

  7. Gwen,
    What a fun weekend! Please tell Bekah that I think her card is amazing! What beautiful coloring.

    Claudia (DCRU)

  8. how exciting!!!!!

    can't wait-i'm off to post your badge on my sidebar :)


  9. I finally got a chance to post about my project.:) My post is here:

    (sorry, I'm still learning how to make the clickable links)


  10. Woo Hoo! Congrats, Gwen! How exciting!!!
    I agree, time flies by waaay tooo fast! As we get older, we should be allowed to have a few time-outs ;)
    Thanks for the mention, sweetie :)
    I can't wait to play along! I have a stack of scraps!

    Good luck with your new adventure! and TFS!!!
    inky hugs, margie

  11. Hi Gwen, Congrats on starting a fun challenge. Great sample cards. :)Chel

  12. Gwen, congrats on your new Challenge....your cards are cute, those children are so darling.

  13. Here it is!
    Thanks for coming by and checking it out. I hope you like it! Have a great day, I enjoyed playing along!!! Sorry I am so late too, I am fighting a nasty flu bug... Almost gone, wheww!

  14. Bekah's card is adorable Gwen! And I just love yours! Congrats on your new Challenge! So fun!

  15. Here is my card :) I used only scraps and combined it with DCRU!


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