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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Magic Beans on: April 19, 2014 05:05:14 PM
We do this tradition with baby.sweets4ever every year.  With Easter being tomorrow, I thought I'd share photos from last year's harvest. Smiley

You will need:
One [very excited] child
Magic jelly beans
A lollipop
A shovel

In his Easter morning egg hunt, he finds magic beans in a variety of colors.


Later that day, before his nap, he plants the beans. Smiley








Upon waking in the evening, the beans have sprouted. Wink




Happy Easter! Smiley
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Vote for your favorite Easter egg project! on: April 16, 2014 05:07:41 PM
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432838.0#axzz2z66EWFNw
3   / OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Vote for your favorite Easter egg project! on: April 16, 2014 05:06:39 PM
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432838.0#axzz2z66EWFNw
4  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Craft Challenge #98 - Get Inspired - Entries Due May 1 - May 8 on: April 08, 2014 10:21:13 AM
Craft Challenge #98 - Get Inspired - Entries Due May 1 - May 8

Are you on Pinterest?  Have you pinned 5,023 projects that inspire you, yet you've only crafted projects based on two of them?  Well, this is the month to make those inspirations come to life! Smiley

Your challenge this month is to craft a project inspired by something you've pinned on Pinterest.  Not on Pinterest yet?  No worries!  It's free to join, so hop over there and create an account first.

You can pin and craft inspired by absolutely anything you want this month!  Jewelry, food, clothing, housewares... anything!  Your project should be inspired by your pin, so your pin doesn't necessarily have to be a handmade item.

To enter this month, please follow these steps:
  • Follow us on Pinterest, so we can follow you, too! Smiley  http://www.pinterest.com/craftsterorg/
  • If you haven't already done so, pin an inspiration (from anywhere on the internet!) to a public Pinterest board of yours.
  • Craft a project based on your inspiration!
  • In your entry thread, include a link to your inspirational pin to give it credit!

Additional Rules and Details:

  • Craft your project during this challenge period (Apr 8 - May 8 2014) only.  Projects created before this timeframe will be excluded from the voting poll.
  • On May 1 2014, there will be a special folder created for entries.  Post your entry on the specified entry board during the period of May 1 to May 8 11:59:59 PDT 2014.  No sooner.  No later.  Do not post your project elsewhere on Craftster.
  • Voting will happen from May 9 - May 18 2014.
  • 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.  Kittykill 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:

Please be sure to include a link to your pin in your challenge entry! Smiley

Prizes:

At the end, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner (US or non-US) will get:

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog
(3) and a prize from us at Craftster.org -- any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!

5  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 97 ENTRIES / HOW TO POST YOUR ENTRY on: April 02, 2014 07:52:15 AM
This folder is for entries in Container Crafting!  The entry period is Apr 1 - Apr 8, 2014.  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 April 8 11:59:59 PDT 2014.

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.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Wire-Wrapped Necklace on: April 01, 2014 06:17:41 AM
My best friend's birthday is coming up soon and I really wanted to make her something special.  She's very trendy and into the best of the best when it comes to brand names.  Unfortunately, I just can't afford the type of jewelry she loves most, so I had to work with what was in my stash.  I do think she'll love it, though.

If anyone wants a tutorial, please let me know!

She likes pink and snack food, so I played off that.



I had this old gift box in a junk drawer, so I thought I'd reuse it to fancy it up a bit.



After I wrapped it, I realized I didn't seal it with anything. Undecided  I hope it retains it's beautiful color.
7  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 96 ENTRIES / HOW TO POST YOUR ENTRY on: March 03, 2014 04:45:30 AM
This folder is for entries in Swap & Share 2!  The entry period is Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2014.  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 Mar 10 11:59:59 PDT 2014.

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.
8  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Craft Challenge #97 - Container Crafting - Entries Due Apr 1 - Apr 8 on: March 03, 2014 04:40:22 AM
Craft Challenge #97 - Container Crafting - Entries Due Apr 1 - Apr 8

It's Time to Vote!

Scroll up to see the voting poll.

You must be logged in to vote.  One vote per member.
If cheating of any sort is discovered, the applicable entry and votes will be disqualified.



It's Time to Enter!
The entry period is Apr 1 - Apr 8, 2014.
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 April 8 11:59:59 PDT 2014.
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.



Your challenge this month is to repurpose a container.  A container is defined as, "anything that contains or can contain something."  Use your best judgement in determining if an object is a container or not. Smiley  Your crafting should somehow transform the container into something awesome.  It can still have the purpose of being a container, but it's not a requirement.

Perhaps you'll transform a plastic storage tote into a composting bin.  Maybe you'll transform a soda bottle into a terrarium.  Or maybe you'll give your container an entirely different purpose, and craft a shampoo bottle into a necklace.  The decision is yours!  Have fun.

You can use other supplies and materials on your project, but your container should somehow be the star of the show.

Additional Rules and Details:

  • Craft your project during this challenge period (Mar 3 - Apr 8 2014) only.  Projects created before this timeframe will be excluded from the voting poll.
  • On Apr 1 2014, there will be a special folder created for entries.  Post your entry on the specified entry board during the period of Apr 1 to Apr 8 11:59:59 PDT 2014.  No sooner.  No later.  Do not post your project elsewhere on Craftster.
  • Voting will happen from Apr 9 - Apr 16 2014.
  • The winner will be officially announced on the first business Monday of the next month -- in our May 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, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner (US or non-US) will get:

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog
(3) and a prize from us at Craftster.org -- any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!

9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Puffy Cloud and Hearts Mobile Tutorial on: February 06, 2014 02:42:32 PM
I originally made this as a nursery decoration, but realized how great it would be as a photography prop, too!  So simple to create.



Supplies
Paper (I reused scraps of wrapping paper)
Pencil
Scissors
Felt in two colors (I used white and red, obviously)
Pins
Thread
Polyfill
Twine, yarn or ribbon for hanging

Steps

Create your happy cloud pattern.  Just doodle it out in a random, happy fashion.  It helps, if you also use a happy pencil.  Mine has cartoon popsicles on it.


Cut out the cloud pattern.


Pin the pattern to the felt.


Cut out the felt cloud x 2 (one for front and one for back).


Pin the two sides of the cloud together (right sides out, as you will not be inverting this piece like a traditional pillow).


Sew.  Sew.  Sew.


As you get near the end, stop and stuff the cloud with polyfill.  Finish sewing it.


Hearts!

Same concept as the cloud.  Create a pattern.  Pin it to the felt.


Cut out the felt hearts.  Repeat as many times as your little heart desires. Wink


Sew 'em together!  Insert the ribbon, yarn or twine and sew right over it.


Don't forget to stop and stuff them with polyfill before you finish sewing the perimeter. 


Attach the heart/raindrop strands to your cloud however you'd like.  A simple stitch would do the trick.  I just safety pinned mine to the back, so I can change the arrangement and length for photos.  baby.sweets4ever has also requested a variety of different drops (blue & green drops, stars, etc.), so I'll be able to easily mix it up!  How cute would this be with those really big plastic teardrop "gemstones"?  I bet it would make beautiful rainbow prisms all over the room! Smiley

Enjoy! Smiley



10  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Craft Challenge #96 - Swap & Share 2 - Entries Due Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2014 on: February 04, 2014 10:35:32 AM
Craft Challenge #96 - Swap & Share 2 - Entries Due Mar 3 - Mar 10

It's Time to Enter!

The entry period is Mar 3 - Mar 10, 2014.


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 Mar 10 11:59:59 PDT 2014.

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.



This month, we're putting a pretty major (awesome!) twist on the Craft Challenge again!  This challenge was hugely popular last year, so we're bringing it back again! Smiley

This month, you don't actually have to craft anything right now!  For this craft challenge, we want to encourage you to share a project that you've never posted a thread for previously.  The crafty kicker -- it has to be a project that you've sent in a Craftster Craft Swap.  Over time, so many amazing projects get buried in the Swap Galleries.  Let's expose them!! Smiley

Your project can be any medium, technique, size or shape you desire, as long as you sent it for an organized Craftster Craft Swap! Smiley  The project must not already have its own Completed Project thread.  It's totally okay if it was already shared within a Swap Gallery, though!

When the challenge is complete, we'll tag and move all of the projects to their proper category boards. Smiley

For this unique challenge, the requirements are bit more specific than usual, so be sure to read them very carefully:
  • Post your project on the entry board from (Mar 3 - 10, 2014) only.  Your project must be something you crafted and sent for an organized Craftster Craft Swap.  It cannot be something made for a personal swap or swap on another site.  It can be a project you sent as an angel package for a Craftster Craft Swap, though. Smiley
  • In your entry thread, share the title and link to the swap for which you crafted the project.  Feel free to give a little shout out to your partner in your thread, too! Smiley
  • Share at least one photo of your project, but more are always encouraged.  If you are entering your project with photos your recipient captured, please privately contact and ask for their permission to use their photos.

Additional Rules and Details:

  • On March 3, 2014, there will be a special folder created for entries.  Post your entry on the specified entry board during the period of March 3 - March 10 11:59:59 PDT 2014.  No sooner.  No later.
  • Voting will happen from March 11 - March 18 2014.
  • The winner will be officially announced on the first business Monday of the next month -- in our April 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, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner (US or non-US) will get:

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog
(3) and a prize from us at Craftster.org -- any one item from one of Craftster's online shops!

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