Monday, September 2, 2013

LOOKING BACK..... Challenge Projects.

Good Monday Morning and Happy Labor Day!

Today I am looking back at challenges that I've had with my dear friend, +LaDenna Lawrence .  Each week we take turns picking a material or object(s) and challenging each other to see what we come up with.  This helps keep both of us motivated and we learn new techniques, etc...
We also try to use things we can re-cycle and complete without spending any money. In other words, we use our stash and trash!
We have come up with some pretty incredible things and-speaking for myself-some pretty epic fails! 

The following is wall art challenges.
 We used a couple of old frames LaDenna found in her garage.  I used scrapbooking paper and cut the images from card stock.  The center is a mini cork board.  I thought this would make a cute gift.

 The challenge was to use a 16x20" canvas and Cricut cuts.  My "TIME" art represents the cycle of life.

 I really love how this canvas turned out.  We did these as a side by side challenge when I visited her one time.  The background is paper and the chandelier is cut from card stock.

 Laundry room decor made from scrap 1x4" lumber and Cricut cuts.

LaDenna sent some Styrofoam pieces home with me and later presented them for a challenge.  I knew she would!  lol  I used scrap paper and a wooden cross I had in my stash.  

A few holiday challenges.  The snowman used an old frame and Cricut cuts.  The Christmas tree is made from an old book and old jewelry a friend had given me after her Mom passed away. (I ended up giving it to that friend last Christmas)  Thanksgiving sign is a scrap 1x4" board and handmade flowers.

This birdcage is one of my favorite challenges.  It was a side by side challenge while I was visiting.

 This is LaDenna's take.  She used a birdcage that she had stored for many years.  Surprising the new life you can give things with paper!

This was last week's challenge.  We were to make Cricut cuts for a 'Diva' Christmas tree for our studios.  My studio (craft room) is done in turquoise/aqua/whatever.  lol  I'm slowly adding in some pink.  I'm going to do a mini silver tree with ornaments like these.

This decorative letter (P for Pam) was a pain to make and I almost gave up.  It's made from cardboard, Dixie cups (yes), scrap paper, handmade flowers, and bling.  I LOVE it now but will not attempt another one!  I will BUY the letter and decorate it!  lol

A few odds and ends.....
Pill bottles
 Whitman's Sampler box made into a keepsake box for my great granddughter.
Tin can challenge. I added old pie pans and now love the storage it provides on my desk!

This is my friend LaDenna.  I go to Amarillo monthly to visit and craft with her.  Fun times!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hopefully, following and commenting!  I appreciate your time!


  1. These all look so great! I'm hosting a candle giveaway that you should enter!


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