Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Anything Goes Challenge * Blog Hop * Birdhouse Magnet Tutorial * Prizes

This post will stay at the top of the blog until this weeks challenge and blog hop are finished.  

Happy Happy Tuesday!!  Today's blog is going to be filled with lots of information about this weeks challenge and blog hop with us at Tuesday Alchemy.  I hope you will join in the challenge and blog hop.  Check out all the blogs and tutorials and you might even be one of the winners of some great blog candy and challenge prizes from our great sponsors.  There is also a photo of the blog hop prize package I will be giving away on my sidebar. 

If you are going to join in the blog hop and challenge - please read all the details listed  below.  We want everyone to qualify for the prizes, learn something new and have fun.  Are you our next winner??

Blog Hop Information:

This week the Tuesday Alchemy challenge blog is hosting a Tip & Tutorials Blog Hop with design team members as well as the regular weekly challenge. In order to qualify for the regular weekly challenge prizes there are 4 things you must do:
  • Participate in the "Anything Goes" challenge as many times as you'd like.
  • Share this project on your blog AND include a link back to Tuesday Alchemy.
  • Post a direct link to your project on your blog (NOT your general blog) using Inlinkz.
  • Create a new project. No back links. *If you offer a tip or tutorial in your blog post, please add TIP next to your name in your entry, so you get an EXTRA entry into prizes!
To participate in the blog hop:
  • Comment on all of the participating DT's blogs (you can find a list of blog hop members at the end of this post)
  • Be a follower of Tuesday Alchemy & the DT's blogs *if you're already a follower of everyone's blog, fantastic! All you need to do is comment then! :)


There are several chances to win this week!!! You can choose to participate in this weeks challenge only, just the blog hop or BOTH!!!!

This week's challenge prize *if you only enter a project and don't join the blog hop*:
Tuesday Alchemy's sponsor 1 Digital Paper Pack - Karen's Scraps And Graphics

Blog Hop prizes 
Tuesday Alchemy has two sponsors: 

A Creative Need -  (prize: 3 digi stamps);
Stitchy Bear Stamps (prize: $10 store voucher)
When you are ready to hop, just click on your next stop and you will be on your way :)

Laine - You Are Here
Kelli - Your Next Stop

Tutorial - Birdhouse chipboard magnet 

Here are the products I used.  Rather than make a birdhouse from scratch I decided to use one of my chipboard house shapes (from an unfinished chipboard album) and just cut off the chimney.  

I covered the front of chipboard with cardstock.  For these types of projects I like to use my glue stick and a brayer which really helps with the bonding.

I added more cardstock to bottom half of the birdhouse.

I cut about a 1/2" wide strip of cardstock for the bottom are of the roof.

I used a 2" chipboard flower and removed the center circle.  Painted it white and then used sparkly embossing powder to add some bling.  Attached the bird picture behind the flower chipboard and attached to front of birdhouse.

For the finishing touches on this one I added small pink metal flowers all around the chipboard flower.  I also used cardstock and covered the back of this birdhouse and attached the magnet with glossy accents. 

If you create one of these magnets and share it on your blog send me the link.  I would love to see what you create.  And, as a bonus - I will mail you a one of my handmade keychains.

(A few samples are shown at  The keychain I send to you will be a special edition only.

Thanks so much for spending time with me today.  I welcome your feedback and comments. Have a blessed day!!

The Adorable Owl Project

This is my second post for today.  Sounds crazy I know.  The Tuesday Alchemy Challenge and Blog Hop are still in full swing.  I am keeping that post at the top of my blog until the end of this week.  I hope you will check it out and consider joining in on the fun.  There are some great prizes and even blog candy.  Click on the Tuesday Alchemy link on my sidebar and it will take you to the links you need.  Hope to see you there!!

I stayed up late last night because I was having so much fun playing around with the adorable owl image and all the cute sayings.  I wanted to create something that incorporated as much as possible from these two digi stamp sets from Sweet n' Sassy.  

I altered this wood block which is approximately 4" x 5" x 2".  I used lots of bling, several flowers and even a butterfly.  I covered the entire block with cardstock and inked all the edges.  If you love digi images as much as I do - please check out the Sweet n' Sassy website and blog.

Small World

Wow - getting ready for this week's challenge, tutorial and blog hop has been quite the adventure.  It has been a lot of fun and I am not a big fan of the learning curve but I am loving it all.  I wish I could create with my feet too instead of just my hands!!  Creates quite the visual image doesn't it??

For today's post I wanted to create something for another challenge (plus I needed to make a quick gift for a sweet little girl.  I stumbled across another blog called Stampin' Sisters in Christ and it was a wonderful blog to visit (and join).  So many beautiful creations and devotionals and its been an answer to a prayer.  This weeks challenge  #143 at SSIC is to create something that shows movement.  And so I altered this wall hook with this sweet little girl on the swing reaching out to the little bird.  Makes me smile and I hope it makes you smile too. Ironically the image I used is from one of my favorite online digital stamp stores  - The Paper Shelter and they are also the sponsor for this  challenge.  There are so many adorable digital stamps and digital papers - please consider checking them out.  I did not color this particular image - it was already pre-colored when I purchased it (several of their digital images come that way).  I needed a quick gift for a little girl and this came in handy.  I am looking forward to coloring her myself  this weekend. The website is -

Small world isn't it??

I hope you will continue participating in our Tuesday Alchemy Blog and tell all your friends to join us and check out the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog as well.  Have a blessed day!

With hugs and smiles,


Monday, June 11, 2012

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!!!

Here is a sneak peek at the blog candy I will be giving away for our next Tuesday Alchemy Challenge that begins bright and early tomorrow morning.  There are a couple of extra surprise items included as well.

I hope you will join in the challenge and visit the blogs from our design team and look at the various tutorials.
This is my first online tutorial so this is a huge leap for me.  

Have fun!!!

Hugs and smiles,