Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thinking Outside The Yolk

Welcome to Her Craft Kre8tions first ever Blog Hop which we are calling Thinking Outisde the Yoke. Each Design Team Member was given a paper mache egg and were to transform this into something other than what was given to them originally. Our Design Team is to think outside of the "card" and do something other than cards and layouts. 

What a challenge .... could you meet this challenge?

Check out our incredible creative Design Team . . . .

Let's start with thinking outside of the yoke of our eggs . . . .

This is what we started with...

HerCraftKre8tionsDesignTeam ~ http://her-craft-kre8tions.blogspot.com/ (you are here) 

Here are the creations that our Design Team members came up with.   I do believe they thought outside the yolk and did a great job on this challenge.  I know it was not easy for them and it was super hard for me.  

Lynne: I am basically new to paper crafting but have tried almost every type of crafting there is from sculpting porcelain dolls to quilts. After my accident in 2007 and shattering my left arm, I needed to find a creative outlet and paper-piecing and crafting is the purrfect fit for me as the paper-piecing is sew much like quilting combining pretty paper into a special project! Can't wait to take the next step of my journey with thinking outside the box with our new Design Team!

You will find  her  blog here:  http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com

Kimberly:  (not Kim please) I have been paper crafting for a year now.  I have a simplistic nature about my designs, but I am working to change some (yes, only some) of that each time I sit down to craft. I enjoy trying new tips and techniques, and find myself doing a lot of research looking for something new to add to my designs.  Someday, I hope to have a nice business with my card making.  I am excited to be a partner with Lynne in this design team, and even more excited at the list of talented women who are joining us.

You will find her blog here: http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com 

Carolyn:   I love to craft. I try not to pigeon-hole myelf as a paper-crafter, but the much more general 'crafter'. I love to experiment and mix things up a bit, especialy if I can manage to add textiles, fibres, wool, and yarn to my projects. My style varies a lot depending on the project, but if it is tattered, torn, distressed or grungy it is likely to be mine. I was so pleased to join this team alongside some wonderful women, as Lynne and Kimberly stressed FUN in their invitation and I have a passionate belief not only that there is creativity in everyone, but that we can all benefit enormously from just playing and having fun! It is part of my blog title and part of my mission in life. Even my more serious side, selling my art and felt, has the subtitle '...created with joy'. Let's smile!

You will find  her  blog here: http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/

Colleen:  I am a scrapper and a paper hoarder! :) I'm a single Mom to 5 youngin's and my job is scrapbooking. I have been scrapping for years and years, but almost 2 years ago discovered paper piecing and I have been addicted since!! I am an artsy person, so I like to draw my own when I have the time, which doesn't happen as often as I would like! I have recently started making cards, even tho I consider myself "card-challenged". lol I do like trying new things and love looking at other people's work to get ideas and inspiration, or even to just admire their talents. I have glue issues..... it's a love/hate relationship... I always end up with something stuck to me somewhere! And when I have a hot gluegun in my hand, RUN! lol I was so very honored to be asked to join this team and very excited to see what everyone brings to the team with their own style.

You can find  her  blog here: http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Edwina:  I am orginally from the south. I am the only girl of 4 children. I found art and crafts as a child. In 1996 I started taking oil painting classes. In 2002 I started learning watercolors and pastels. In 2004 I was intruduced to card making and a year later to scrapbooking. I have been hooked every since. I keep learning new thecniques and I want to keep learning. My crafting is a great form of therapy. I highly reconmend it to everyone. I llok forward to learning from all my team mates and know everyone else will too.

You will find  her  blog here:  http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com

Jackie:  I'm a mother of 3 great kids, I'm married to my best friend and I have one over weight yellow lab who I love so much. I Love scrapbooking, card making, quilting and photography. I have been blessed to have my photography displayed into galleries and shows in the last few years. I have even been fortunate to sell some pieces. Photography has always been something I loved thats how I got into scrapbooking, I had to do something with all my pics. I want to design books for my family that they will proud to have and display. I enjoy working with mixed media arts as well. I love learning and trying new things.I feel very blessed to be part of this design team and can't wait to create with this talented group of ladies.

You will find  her  blog here: http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/

Janet:  I’m 64 years young,. My husband and I have been married for 39 years and have one very beautiful , talented, caring  daughter, 3 awesome grand kids a dog and a cat. I’m a Registered Nurse by profession and work in an Alzheimer and dementia unit. I’ve been crafting for as long as I can remember. I taught myself to knit at the age of 9 or 10 using pieces I broke off of a metal coat hanger. a small hank of yarn from my grandma’s stash of scraps and a how to book from the library. I sew, crochet, have painted Gold Pans when I lived in Alaska, and have done cards off and on with the computer for many years, My daughter introduced me to scrap booking the modern way, I enjoy it but I fuss over my pages a lot, she can complete 5 to my one easily. I have had a cricut for about 4 years and it sat in the box until last June. I had tried and failed miserably to cut out images ( wasted lots of paper) so I put it away. Last year I came across “Above Ruby Studios” blog where I found many video tutorials and  a paper cutting guide, she had compiled, that was awesome. I am now an avid paper crafter and a hoarder of paper can't go to the craft store without something catching my eye and I just have to have it.  I am very excited and honored to have been invited to join this great group of wonderfully talented ladies and look forward to creating  and thinking "outside" the box!!! 

You will find  her  blog here: http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Lisa: I am a SAHM and wife to a wonderful husband, 4 children, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I have a business as a professional soapmaker, but love all forms of crafting in my spare time. I am originally from North Carolina, and growing up, my dad shared the importance of finding what you need in everyday things and thinking outside of the box. This definitely benefits me as a crafter. I love the continuing challenge and “newness” of crafting.

You can find her blog here: http://mycraftyspaces.blogspot.com/


Rachelle:  Mom to 4 and a Homeschool Mom to 2, I love Paper Crafting and also enjoy Crocheting and Knitting, I love making baby blankets and have a blog for that too Lol..
My favorite thing to do is designing cards, although I have been enjoying thinking out of the box and trying new things. I have been working at trying to start my own greeting card business, it pays for my Paper Crafting Habit.
I am honored to be asked to be part of the team and excited to see what everyone does.

You can fine her blog here: http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com

Shawnee:   I am a blessed wife to my dh of 15 ½ years and a mom to nine wonderful children – 8 boys and 1 daughter. I love to scrapbook and make cards for others. I have been scrapbooking since 2001 but actively since 2009 when I got my Cricut. I love to try new techniques and have fun. Besides crafting I love to read, design websites, go to college, and spend time with my family. I am honored to be a part of this talented team of ladies. You will love what everyone makes.

You will find my blog here: http://www.quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Susan ~ http://susanascorner.blogspot.com

Tina: AKA Crafty and Green in the Crafting World!! I'm an energetic SAHM of two active Kiddos. My daughter, Lizzy, is four and my son, Jimmy, is three. I've been married to my Disabled Veteran Hubby for almost 6 years and we live in Marlboro Township, Ohio. I originally started scrapbooking 8 years ago when my hubby and I were just engaged and he was in Iraq. It's something I did with the other moms, wives & Girlfriends to pass the time while the guys were deployed.  Once I got married & Pregnant, I stopped crafting since I was so busy. I Just started crafting last June again and that's when I started my blog Crafty and Green. I have now fallen in love with Stamping, card making and of course my new found obsession with Copic Markers. When I started back to crafting in June last year, I started with just Cricut Crafting, but found that I love coloring stamps & digi stamps the best! Everyday I'm learning! I have now ventured out to try some different types of crafts and crafting "outside" of the box so to speak. I'm Excited to start this new venture with these talented ladies and push myself to become a better, more well rounded crafter!!

You will find my blog here: http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/

We wanted to give you the complete list of the Design Team to check out their creativity. Our hops are going to be once a month which is the 2nd of each month. Please leave comments on each of the hops along the way - there is one great prize to be offered to one lucky winner with commenting on each of the stops along the way!!!