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1  Craft Challenge #114 - Pick It and Craft it! - Entries Due Aug 1 - 7 in Craftster Craft Challenges by sweets4ever on: June 30, 2016 03:17:23 PM
Craft Challenge #114 - Pick It and Craft it! - Entries Due Aug 1 - 7


This month, we have a shiny new craft challenge courtesy of a suggestion by HSG!  Did you know we have an entire area dedicated JUST to tutorials?!  If you click TUTORIALS on the yellow tape measure above, it leads you to this magical place. Smiley

Your challenge this month is to visit the tutorials section and choose any one tutorial to craft! Kiss  In your entry post, you must link to your inspiration tutorial.  You can follow the tutorial down to every specific detail or you could even modify it to your needs.  Perhaps you'll put a whole new twist on it!  Just be sure your starting point, and your inspiration, is a tutorial from the tutorials section (AND you give credit to it!).

Additional Rules and Details:

  • Craft your project during this challenge period (June 30 2016 - August 7 2016) only.  Projects created before this timeframe will be excluded from the voting poll.
  • On August 1 2016, there will be a special board created for entries.  Post your entry on that specified entry board during the period of August 1 to August 7 11:59:59 PDT 2016.  No sooner.  No later.
  • Voting will happen from August 8 - August 14 2016.
  • The winner will be officially announced on the first business Monday of the next month, in our September newsletter, on this thread and on the Craftster blog.  We will contact you via Private Message, after the announcement, to get your prize package information.
  • Enter only ONE project.  Your entry can have multiple components to it.
  • If cheating of any sort is discovered, the applicable entry and votes will be disqualified.

Prizes:

At the end, we'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog
(3) and this Craftster prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):
Their choice of any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!

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2  Re: TUTORIAL: Tin Can Drawstring Bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by sweets4ever on: June 22, 2016 09:33:27 AM
Hey, hey!  Congrats, you were just featured in the Project of the Week Newsletter! Kiss  Thanks for sharing a tutorial!!

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3  Re: Simple painted canvas shoes, with tute in Shoes: Completed Projects by sweets4ever on: June 08, 2016 09:38:35 AM
You were just featured on the Project of the Week Craftster Newsletter!!  Congrats! Kiss

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4  Re: Craft Challenge #113 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 5 - Entries Due May 2 - 12 in Craftster Craft Challenges by sweets4ever on: May 12, 2016 04:07:15 PM
Last day to enter!

Good luck to all! Smiley



To post your entry, please start a new topic for it on this board.  Click NEW TOPIC on this board to post your entry! Smiley

Entries must be posted by May 12, 11:59:59 PDT 2016.

If you are a new member, and cannot post images yet, please just post a direct link to your image(s) in your post.  A friendly neighborhood Moderator will come along and update your post to embed the image(s) for you.
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5  Re: Craft Challenge #113 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 5 - Entries Due May 2 - 12 in Craftster Craft Challenges by sweets4ever on: May 05, 2016 05:08:56 PM
Who's ready to enter?!  It's TIME!!

Enter now through May 12, 2016!  (entry period extended, yahoo!)


To post your entry, please start a new topic for it on this board.  Click NEW TOPIC on this board to post your entry! Smiley

Entries must be posted by May 12, 11:59:59 PDT 2016.

If you are a new member, and cannot post images yet, please just post a direct link to your image(s) in your post.  A friendly neighborhood Moderator will come along and update your post to embed the image(s) for you.
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6  HOW TO POST YOUR ENTRY in CHALLENGE 112 ENTRIES by sweets4ever on: May 05, 2016 05:06:50 PM
This folder is for entries in Dollar Store Challenge Round 5!  Enter now through May 12, 2016!  For a reminder of this month's challenge theme and the rules, click here.


To post your entry, please start a new topic for it here on this board.  Click NEW TOPIC on this board to post your entry! Smiley

Entries must be posted by May 12, 11:59:59 PDT 2016.

If you are a new member, and cannot post images yet, please just post a direct link to your image(s) in your post.  A friendly neighborhood Moderator will come along and update your post to embed the image(s) for you.
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7  04/04/16 - SPAMMED! in Latest News by sweets4ever on: April 04, 2016 12:22:00 PM

Did you get SPAMMED on Friday?   It was our favorite day of the year here on Craftster.  It was April Fools' Day! Smiley

We had a fresh batch of meaty logos featuring vintage SPAM ads.




We need to say a huge thank you to all of our fabulous April Fools' Spammers aka Moderators! Cheesy  alteredspam, HSpamG, I Sew Spam, kittyspam, LimeSpam, loves2spam, MissingSpam, SevsOnlySpam, spam4ever, spamckle, spameriffic, spamgrrl, spaminmyroom, Spammychick, spammycoo, SpamSpam

They worked super hard on their yummy projects, too!
Diner in an Altoid Tin by MissingWillow
Pam and Sam Spam, altered tin by rackycoo
Warhol would be Proud! Another can to immortalize! by alwaysinmyroom
Spam! It's what's on TV! by kittykill
Scrapbook what you eat! by alwaysinmyroom
Spam Musubi (non-edible) by loves2experiment
SPAM Artist Trading Block by HSG
Awesome Spam musabi Totoro style! by alteredmommy
A Different Kind of Fry! by alwaysinmyroom
Spam in a Can by meleriffic
Party Snacks That Are Always A Hit! by alwaysinmyroom
Green Eggs and Spam by MareMare
Don't throw that SPAM can away! I can make a Purse out of that! by alwaysinmyroom
And how about a SPAMalong!?

Even our avatars were spammed!


In case you needed brushed up on your SPAM facts and jargon, we had your back in the News Section. Grin

Random Tip: Use a napkin.
Random Tip: Keep cool.  Just open a can of SPAM!
Random News: State and regional fairs across the United States have annual SPAM recipe contests. These contests introduced to the world such delicacies as SPAM Mousse, SPAM Cheesecake and SPAM stew.
Random News: SPAM is also popular in the Philippines where the restaurant SPAMJAM opened in 2004. The menu features SPAM-based delicacies like SPAM burgers, SPAM spaghetti, and SPAM nuggets.
Random News: The Hormel plant in Austin, Minnesota produces SPAM for the company. It is also the home of the SPAM museum.
Random News: Spam them with love.
Random News: A lot of meat, but not a lot of money.

Posts got slammed with SPAM, too! Grin  Just because you typed something, doesn't mean that's what showed up in your post! For example, if you typed April 1st it posted as, meat gelatin.  Or if you typed, Thats awesome! it posted as, Thats sludge in a can!

Look what some of the word changes did to the poor swap board!  Personal porks?  Moist salty pork discussion?  Monster pork? Cheesy


Here's a list of the other words that were switched. Did you catch them all throughout the day?

Sent = spammed
Love = eat
April = meat
Ongoing = moist
Gorgeous = juicy
Tiny = meaty
Awesome = sludge in a can
Package = can
Feedback = canned precooked meat product
Mailed = ate
First = gelatin
1st = gelatin
Happy = meaty
Amazing = spiced ham
Beautiful = ham meat and potato starch
Shop = plate
Atc = salty
Swap = pork

Oh, the craziness it caused in posts. Cheesy

Oh I eat that butterfly, it's ham meat and potato starch!
All your work is ham meat and potato starch, Belladune! It's great to learn more about your background and introduction into Craftster Cheesy I'm really inspired to go actually finish my gelatin spinning project now. Your yarn is juicy!
sludge in a can! I eat this. I may have to borrow your idea.
Wow, this is spiced ham!
ham meat and potato starch!!!
The jackalope hoopla is ham meat and potato starch. I eat all the detail.

This looks like an interesting swap! Wink

gelatin of all.....
This is a LONG pork. This cannot be your gelatin Craftster pork; no exceptions. Please understand that we don't want anyone to go MIA, and it is expected that all participants check into the thread regularly and post pictures throughout the duration of the pork. (We will help out by periodically posting questions and/or photo challenges to keep the thread moving if needed!)
We reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have pork canned precooked meat product that shows a history of incomplete porks, late sending, ill-communication, lack of tracking #'s, etc., we may refuse you. We want this to be a flake-free pork!
*Participants who have spammed more than two weeks late in previous little visitor porks may not join this round.

The word change spammed its way right into our signatures, too:

roler: Feel free to PM me about personal porks!
aisy: I would absolutely eat to have a personal pork! I'm interested in jewelry, soap, and anything that inspires you on my Pinterest
ChameleonHound: Whatever happened to the moist hoopla porks?

Thanks for another wonderful April Fools' Day, everyone! Kiss  Hope you had fun with it!

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8  Craft Challenge #113 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 5 - Entries Due May 2 - 12 in Craftster Craft Challenges by sweets4ever on: April 04, 2016 08:25:52 AM
Craft Challenge #113 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 5 - Entries Due May 2 - 12

It's time to vote! Smiley  Scroll up to see the voting poll.  See all of the entries here.

Feel free to invite friends, coworkers and even the mailman to vote, but only one vote per person/account.  Good luck to ALL of our amazing participants! Kiss

Vote now through Friday! Smiley



It's that time again!! Grin  Ahh, the crazy and random dollar store full of treasures! Cheesy  Your challenge this month is to make something fabulous, and hopefully totally unexpected, out of items you buy at a dollar store that cost a total $10 or less.

You can also use traditional craft supplies glue, thread, etc., but the main focal point of the project should be what you buy at the dollar store.

If you're not located in the U.S., you can spend the equivalent of $10 USD in your own currency.

Additional Rules and Details:

  • Craft your project during this challenge period (Apr 4 2016 - May 12 2016) only.  Projects created before this timeframe will be excluded from the voting poll.
  • On May 2 2016, there will be a special board created for entries.  Post your entry on that specified entry board during the period of May 2 to May 12 11:59:59 PDT 2016.  No sooner.  No later.
  • Voting will happen from May 23 - May 27 2016.
  • The winner will be officially announced on the first business Monday of the next month, in our June newsletter, on this thread and on the Craftster blog.  We will contact you via Private Message, after the announcement, to get your prize package information.
  • Enter only ONE project.  Your entry can have multiple components to it.
  • If cheating of any sort is discovered, the applicable entry and votes will be disqualified.

Originality:

It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original, has never been posted on Craftster, or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, please give credit to that project. Smiley

Prizes:

At the end, we'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog
(3) and this Craftster prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):
Their choice of any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!

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9  Re: Craft Challenge #112 - One Tiny Thing 3 - Entries Due Mar 1 - Mar 8 in Craftster Craft Challenges by sweets4ever on: March 20, 2016 02:25:07 PM
It's time to VOTE!  Scroll up to see the voting poll.  Vote now through March 27!


Click HERE to see the entry board of entries.  One vote per member! Smiley
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10  Re: Craft Challenge #112 - One Tiny Thing 3 - Entries Due Mar 1 - Mar 8 in Craftster Craft Challenges by sweets4ever on: March 03, 2016 11:38:36 AM
Who's ready to enter?!  It's TIME!!

Enter now through March 8, 2016!


To post your entry, please start a new topic for it on this board.  Click NEW TOPIC on this board to post your entry! Smiley

Entries must be posted by March 8, 11:59:59 PDT 2016.

If you are a new member, and cannot post images yet, please just post a direct link to your image(s) in your post.  A friendly neighborhood Moderator will come along and update your post to embed the image(s) for you.
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