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Monday, May 1, 2017

Bloobel 2017 Progressive Challenge Winner


Woot! It's time to announce the (Koala T Crafts) winner of the 
Bloobel 2017 Progressive Challenge!!!


First of all... Wow!!!
There were so many amazing entries into this challenge. If you'd like to see them, head over to this album on the Koala T Crafts Facebook group and check them out!

There will be a new challenge each month this year, and the winner will receive a $6 gift code to the Bloobel Stamps shop. So, if you didn't get in on this one, there will be more!

Now, on to the best part!

The winner of the Bloobel 2017 Progressive Challenge winner is...

Maud Percival
Congratulations!!!


What a beautiful card! Maud says this is the first time she's had the opportunity to use colored pencils, and what an amazing job she did!

Great work, Maud!



Jen



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Friday Challenge #11 Winner



It's time to announce the winner for the Friday Challenge #11! 
If you aren't familiar with our Friday Challenges over at Koala T Crafts, let me take a moment to fill you in . . .

This Facebook group challenge runs every week, Friday to Friday. There are 2 theme options and suggested projects to help give you some direction. Simply create a project that is within the guidelines of the week's theme and submit it. Creative juices flowing and you can't pick a favorite to submit? No worries, we allow multiple entries; the limit will be listed each week as well. 

The projects are entered by uploading a photo of the project to the corresponding album in the group. We'd love a short description of our project, products used, as well as any of your awesome techniques. The challenge lead will then comment on the photo with a number. This number will correspond to your photo in a random.org drawing for the winner to be announced on Monday.

On to the winner of week 11 entries featuring Red or Flowers.
Congratulations, Pamela Hugger Wilber!


Winning entry #3 was an A2 vertical Christmas card. Pamela started with a Stampin' Up white card stock base topped with a gorgeous crimson red paper featuring raised red glitter swirls from her stash.  The sentiment and 3 Wise Men came from a vellum pack of quotes, flat back pearl beads add a beautiful finishing touch. Great Job Pamela! 


Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page 
to enter the next challenge! 
#12 Theme ~ Pastels or Mothers Day 
Suggested Project ~ Fancy Fold Card or Bag, Box or Envelope

I can't wait to see what you create!


Jen

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Friday Challenge #10 Winner




It's time to announce the winner for the Friday Challenge #10! 
This challenge ran 2 weeks to allow extra time for those celebrating Easter. We had 26 fabulous entries! If you aren't familiar with our Friday Challenges over at Koala T Crafts, let me take a moment to fill you in . . .

This Facebook group challenge runs every week, Friday to Friday. There will be at least 2 theme options and suggested projects to help give you some direction. Simply create a project that is within the guidelines of the week's theme and submit it. Creative juices flowing and you can't pick a favorite to submit? No worries, we allow multiple entries; the limit will be listed each week as well. 

The projects are entered by uploading a photo of the project to the corresponding album in the group. We'd love a short description of our project, products used, as well as any of your awesome techniques. The challenge lead will then comment on the photo with a number. This number will correspond to your photo in a random.org drawing for the winner to be announced on Monday.

On to this weeks winner, # 23 of 26 entries featuring Purple or Butterfly!   
Congratulations, Diann Gaines!



Diann submitted several beautiful entries for Friday Challenge #10. Entry #23 was a lovely Victorian Paris inspired wall hanging on a chipboard base. It was created in a lavender color palette with beautiful foiled paper layered with lace and rose clusters accented with glitter around a painting inspired focal point. Tiny flower trim at the base and a satin ribbon hanger complete the victorian feel of this piece. Tres Bien! Chest Magnifique Diann! 


Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter the next challenge!
#11 Theme ~ Red or Flower(s) 
Suggested Project ~ Anything Goes! 

I can't wait to see what you create!

Jen

Friday, April 21, 2017

Distress Ink & Salt Technique



Hello!!!

As some of you may know, I do YouTube live streams on Thursdays from 6 PM to 7 PM CST, and on Sundays from 2 PM to 3 PM CST. You can also catch my 5 minute card video on Wednesdays. I'd love to have you come by and hang out with me while I create!

Last week I shared with my viewers how to get this lovely texture for projects using ink, water and salt. You can use pretty much any kind of salt. In my Live Stream I used Epsom Salt, but you can use sea salt, table salt, whatever you have on hand.

Okay folks! Grab your paper, inks, a paintbrush, some water, and you guessed it... Salt! Remember, you don't have to have the most expensive materials. Just pull out what you have and experiment. Get those creative juices flowing. Who knows, you may come up with the next great technique!

Here is a sample of this stunning technique used on a card.



If you'd like to watch the live stream recording, (and maybe folow along) simply click the play button below!


I can't wait to see you next video!

Jen






Monday, April 17, 2017

Thursday Live Stream Winner and Announcement

Hello Koala T peeps!

We have a winner for the YouTube live stream this week!

Every Thursday, I choose a random winner from my viewers to receive the project that I make during the stream. 

Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, this is my last one. 

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have stopped in to encourage me and spend time with me while I create.

Congratulations!!!


This week's winner is lucky number 7, Michelle Calvert, who will be receiving this image that was colored during the live stream.


Thank you for being a part of my crafty fun!

Jen


Freebie Friday Challenge #11



It's time for another Freebie Friday Challenge!

This week, as we start to see beautiful flowers in bloom, we'd like to see you do something with the flowers and/or the color red.

As always, we encourage you to use one or more of the printables posted during the week. This isn't a requirement though, as we know that not everyone has access to a printer. If this is the case for you, but you still want to participate, we'd love to see what you create! Just make something using whatever you have in your crafty stash, as long as it stays within the guidelines for this week's theme.




Once you've finished your project, simple upload it to the album for this weeks challenge. Remember! We'd love to hear about what materials and techniques you used to create your entry, so please add a short excerpt when you upload your image. After this is done, challenge lead Michelle Calvert will comment on your image with a number. This number will represent your image in the random.org drawing for the winner.

As always, you must be a member of the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter into the challenge.

The deadline for entering this challenge is Friday, April 28th at midnight.


The winner will be announced the following weekend.

Join us over at the Koala T Crafts Facebook page to enter the challenge!

I can't wait to see what you create!

Jen

Make a Garden with Bloobel!

Hello Koala T Peeps
and
Bloobel Progressive Junkies!!

This month is 
"Make a Garden"

You get to choose your flower(s) for your garden and purchase any at a discount if you're in the progressive stream

Above you saw my creation
using multi-media. We mixed alcohol ink
markers (Spectrum Noirs), wax based regular colored pencils (CraZArt from Walmart) and water coloring with Tim Holtz Broken China.


I do a monthly series showing you how to color Lisa's images. In the banner above you can see the upcoming dates through June. 

Here is the video if you missed it!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
I'll see you there!

"I can't wait to see you next video!"
xoxo Jen