For the past year, the lovely Jules of Always With a Heart has been running a really fun challenge - to dive into those leftover bits of paper and card (aka as 'snippets') and use them up. I only began doing this in July 2011 but was very quickly hooked, not least due to the encouragement of Sandra of Stamping For Pleasure and the inspiration of Jules and all the other 'Snippeteers'. I had such fun and my snippets folder became the first place to check when making a card - the extra bonus was that I made a load of other terrific bloggy friends as well as picking up lots of new ideas.
So, when I realised that Jules was going to lock the Snippets Playground Gates after a whole year of hard work on her part, I was truly worried :( Where would the playmates all go with their snippets? With a lot of trepidation and some coaxing from Jules I've taken over the keys to the Snippets Playground, that's them above, aren't they cute? No way can I hope to emulate the gorgeous cards that Jules makes, but I'm going to at least facilitate the challenge! Jules has promised to drop in, and no doubt knock our socks off as always, and I do so hope you will also drop in to play.
There are no hard and fast rules, just make a card or anything else using up some snippets from that languishing stash! The snippets can be tiny or fairly large - patterned or plain, you can enter as many times as you like in a week and of course also enter whatever you make for any other challenges. The main idea is to share makes and ideas - and to try to reduce those snippets mountains :) There are no prizes - just the fun of joining in and sharing what we've made which is a prize in itself.
As Jules did, I'll leave the gates open until Saturday at midnight and I'll publish the playmates links to their posts each Sunday. Any ideas for how to reduce the heaps of snippets we all have will always be gratefully received - we're a nosy lot and love to see anything at all which would help in the reduction drive...err, a photo of a blow torch or a shredder in action probably isn't quite what we're looking for :))
I truly hope you feel inclined to continue/join in with the Snippets Challenge - if so, please leave a link to your offering in the Mr Linky do-dah at the end of this post :)
So, here's my use of snippets for today:
- 4" x 4" square white linen card
- all papers came from the snippets folder (the patterned ones are scraps of First Edition 'Sweet Owl' papers)
- sentiment from the Hero Arts 'Live Life' sentiments set - stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate
- flowers punched from snippets with Josy Rose nail heads in the centre
- faux stitching using a very fine Whispers brown marker
So, as John Wayne would say 'Wagons Roll'!!!
6. Lisa H
13. Sally M
14. Sandra H
15. Sally H
22. Sandy How