Friday, January 2, 2009

We Have a Winner!

[SAR] is happy to announce Celeste as out December Challenge winner! I love how Celeste made this beautiful "jacket" for the candle. Knowing how creative she is, she will probably make one for every holiday!

Happy New Year! We hope that 2009 brings nothing but peace, health & happiness to all of you!

Sadly, I made the decision to retire the [SAR] blog. It has been a great ride. Working with Jolene & Patti on challenges every month has been very rewarding. We have had 2 awesome Guest designers in Kelli and Sheryl, thanks for lending us your creative talents ladies! I might post some altering challenges at
SBO in the coming year. If you are interested, join us, it is a great community with some very talented scrappers!

Our many thanks to those of you who took the time to play with us!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tis the Season!

Whatever your reason for the season, {SAR} would like to wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Many times the holidays mean an extended family meal. This challenge is all about helping your table shine a little brighter ! We challenge you to alter something, candle holders, napkins, table runners, place mats and place holders come to mind, to add to your holiday table.

When you are done, take a photo of your beautiful creation and link it to us in the comments section of this post. We will add it to our Holiday Table gallery. If it is easier for you, please email us a photo. On January 1st we will choose a winner who will receive a lovely RAK of holiday crafting goodies!

{SAR} would like to welcome Sheryl Dachs as our Guest Designer this month.
My name is Sheryl and I live in a beautiful small town in the UK with my husband and two boys. I have been scrapbooking for about four years, being inspired mainly by my boys and the things I see around me - I'll scrap just about anything. I also make a few cards and started doing a few altered projects earlier this year - it's so nice to be able to make fun and personal gifts while using my lovely supplies!

Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us Sheryl!

Here are the Design Team's projects this month:





Monday, December 1, 2008

Thankful Winner!

{SAR} would like to congratulate Gracie as our "Thankful" challenge winner!! Please email us your address so we can get your Noteworthy prize pack to you!! Thank you to all of you who participated in November's challenge! We appreciate you sharing your talent with us!

Please check back tomorrow for December's challenge!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

What Are You Thankful For?

We all have something.
We all have someone.
We all have someplace.

That we are thankful for.
That makes our hearts sing.

That one thing.
That one person.
That one place.
That makes us smile.

What's yours?
Who's yours?
Where's yours?

The challenge this month is simple.
Alter a notebook. It doesn't matter
the shape or size. Store-bought or
handmade. Make it a place of gratitude.

A place for you to go to to remember
the important things in your life. Put
some photos in it, some words, some art.
Whatever. Whatever you think of
when you hear the word, "thankful".

So, pretty up a notebook with a "thankful"
theme and share it with us. Link us a photo
of your creation in the comments section of
this post or email us a photo by midnight,
November 30th. We will put it in our
Notebook Gallery. We look forward to
seeing your beautiful projects!

On December 1st we will randomly draw a winner
for a Making Memories "Noteworthy" prize pack,
including papers, journaling notebook, tiny alpha
stickers, glittered flower stickers and a few other

Here is what the DT did with their notebooks.




Saturday, November 1, 2008

October Winner!

{SAR} is pleased to announce Karen as our Pumpkin
Challenge winner! Congrats Karen! Please email us
your address so we can send you your prize.

Thanks to everyone who participated this month. We
loved all the pumpkins that were shared with us!

Check back soon for November's challenge!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall is Here!

Hay bales. Scare crows. Indian corn. Halloween Decorations. Pumpkins. Have you seen them start to pop up in your neighborhood? I have! They have inspired this, our tenth challenge! Alter a pumpkin! That's right, make your pumpkin the best on the block! Of course, it doesn't have to be a real pumpkin. Wooden, metal or plastic will do. Link us up with a photo of your pumpkin creation in the comments section of this post before midnight on Halloween night, October 31st. You can email us a photo if you would like. One lucky person will win this prizepack full of Fall & Halloween goodies!

Here is what the DT did with their pumpkins:

Patti altered a real pumpkin with stickers, vinyl appliques, chipboard and stickers! Additional photos in the gallery.

Jan altered a metal pumpkin with chalk board spray paint and some silk flowers. See the before photo in the gallery.

Jolene altered 2 wooden pumpkins with paint, a crackle medium and then took a heat tool to it to bubble up the paint.

Remember to check the Pumpkin Gallery throughout the month to see what others have done with their pumpkins. Happy Fall and happy altering!!

September Winner!!

{SAR} would like to announce Kelli as our winner of the Lunch
Pail Challenge! Congratulations Kelli and thanks for playing with us!
Check back later today for October's Challenge!