Sunday, January 31, 2010

Winner of Altered Christmas Ornament Challenge

The winner of the Altered Christmas Ornament Challenge is ..................

You've won yourself a RAK sponsored by our very own RD Felicia!

Do email me your mailing address so we can send your RAK to you...=)

Thanks again for playing along with us and hope to see more precious & lovely submissions for our next Challenge!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Altered Christmas Ornament Challenge

Here are the entries we received...

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 2010 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for January 2010 is

Ching Phillips

I am happily married to my wonderful husband and I have a son who is a senior in high school. I was first introduced to scrap-booking by my sister in 2004. It became a hobby, and later I joined the challenges in 2008. I got further involved and created more and my hobby evolved to an addiction (that‘s what my husband says!). I love shopping for new styles of pattern papers and embellishments and to share layout creations with my web-blog viewers. It pleases me to accept new challenges and I enjoy learning various techniques and skills from others.

I am delighted to be your Inspirational Scrapper for January 2010.
Thank you, Artz de Scrap for inviting me to share my simple craft tutorial.

Beverage Can Magnetic Flower Tutorial

Materials / Supplies needed:
Beverage cans
Acrylic paints ( your desired colors)
Craft knife
Variety of decorative scissors
Glue gun
Paint brushes
Patterned papers (scraps)
Cardstocks (scraps)
Embellishments ( your choice of Themes)
Magnetic sheet (4x6)

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Clean the two empty beverage cans with warm water, rinse and dry. Mark one half of the can with masking tape around the can’s circumference and cut using craft knife.

2. Measure the can’s circumference and then decide how many petals you want. Depending on the size of the beverage can’s circumference, will determine how many petals you may decide on. For instance, the can’s circumference I used was 8 inches. Therefore, I use 1” for each petal, resulting in a total of eight petals. Using scissors cut eight evenly space lines from the top edge to the bottom of the can.

3. Press the center of the can with your two fingers and carefully bend the cut petals.

4. Trim each petal with decorative scissors.

5. Paint both sides of the petals, stamen or center of the flower and the base. Allow to dry.

6. Cut and cover the base with a piece of magnetic sheet board and then, adhere using a glue gun.

7. Using your choice of themes, embellish the stamen or center of the flower and secure same with glue gun.

8. Upon completion, one can decorate the refrigerator with one or more altered beverage can magnetic flowers, use to hold notes, daily schedules, reminders of things to do or use as a gifts.

Here are our takes for this tutorial.

Do share your take with us, email us at

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Altered Christmas Ornament Challenge

Are you ready for
Artz de Scrap's January Challenge?
Challenge: Alter a Christmas Ornament

We can't wait to see your takes on this challenge!

Do link your submissions (on your blog) in the comments section
and email us a copy to for a chance to win
a wonderful RAK from our sponsor.

Here are our DT's takes for this Challenge!
Designer Cabbie's Altered Christmas Ball!

Designer Felicia's Altered Christmas Balls!

Designer's Christina Altered Christmas Ornament!

Designer's Cynthia Altered Christmas Ornament!

Now that you've seen all of our takes, do share with us your creative ideas!!!
You have till Satur
day 30th January 2010 Midnight Eastern Time.
International scrappers are most welcome to join in.

A Sneak Peek of our next tutorial!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Winner of Altered Matchbox Challenge

The winner of the Altered Matchbox Challenge is ..................


You've won yourself a RAK sponsored by our very own RD Felicia!

Do email me your mailing address so we can send your RAK to you...=)

Thanks again for playing along with us and hope to see more precious & lovely submissions for our next Challenge!

Welcoming our Newly Appointed DTs

We received some AMAZING submissions for our DT call recently. All the scrappers who applied are so talented and their works were all so Gorgeous that we had a hard time narrowing down the list!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome the following Newly Appointed Artz de Scrap's DT for January - June 2010!

(Click on the individual names to get to know our DTs better!)

Thank you so much to everyone that applied!
We hope to see each and every one of you here for the next contest!
Do look out for the next challenge which will be up tmr!=)

Come meet our new DT

I am an emptynester who lives in Florida USA with my DH and cat, and who loves to paint, sew, quilt, bead, knit, and even scrap and alter items. I love to play with boxes, bottles, found objects, paper, paint, ink, type, and embellishments; and I guess you would say that my style is eclectic - a little arty, vintage, whimsical, and even humorous. I love to use color as an element, to paint, to mix patterened papers, to mist, to stamp, to make embellishments - you name it, so I am really looking forward to working, no, playing along with the other DT members and seeing what they and all of you create.

Come meet our new DT

Hi, I'm Cynthia Lloréns from Brazil, a mother of 3 wonderful children aged quite different. Sergio, 23, Isabella, 15, and Marcella, 3, married to Marcelo, a wonderful husband.

I am a lawyer by profession, but I love food, and I'm committed to my company which is a buffet parties for weddings and anniversaries, because I love cooking,and have been scrapping for the past two years and am totally hooked. I love felt, chipboard, ribbon, and patterned paper to name a few.I do volunteer work with children suffering from cancer, teaching scrapbooking for the past year. It is often a thankless job but I really believe that God has put each child in my life and I in theirs for a reason.

I am scrapping, reading about scrapping, shopping for scrap supplies, or talking about scrapping. I love everything about it. And when I am not scrapping I like to read, watch scary movies, reality tv, and spend time with family and friends. I am so excited to be a part of the Artz de Scrap!