Sorry, I am a tad bid behind, but I have been BUSY working on many exciting projects... (ok, maybe I am having some fun too --- this is me at Oh Scrap! last weekend)
- Last weekend I was scrapping both Saturday and Sunday at Oh Scrap! in Costa Mesa. You see it was the kick off of the annual So Cal Shop Hop, so I really enjoyed being a part of it at a participating store (which is just fabulous --- go. shop. there.)
- Finalizing my Mothership Scrapbook Gal logo, fingers crossed that it's done by the end of this week. I will publish as soon as the files are sent to me.
- Promoting... I am the Twitter Gal for Charity Wings and because last week was CHA in Chicago, I was helping from afar by tweeting about the #LIVEfromCHA streaming.
- More promoting ... I am helping to get the word out about the City of Riverside's - Craftin' in the City event which will be a 10 hour Make & Take Marathon on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 2 pm to Midnight. It will be so much fun, click here to like the City's Facebook Page for this craft-mazing event.
Alas, Craft Wars is still going strong. This week they were trending (again!) on Twitter. If you Tweet, use the hash tags #CraftWars and #CraftWarsVets and also mention @TLC and @MichaelsStores -- you just might get a RT ;)
So, here we go with my summary of Craft Wars Episode 4 (7/17/12 Air Date)
Episode 4 - A Box with Locks & Wedding Bliss!
(Twitter Handle @handMAKEmyday; web: handmakemyday.com)
Andrea is from Carlsbad, CA and wants crafts to be her profession, for her it's not a hobby!
(Twitter Handle @torn_angel; web: http://tornangel012.blogspot.com)
Ms. Hall is from Columbus, OH and is always knitting and creating knitwear. Her dream is to own a yarn store.
Kathy is from Calabasas, CA and is a dollar store guru crafter, she says she once decorated an entire wedding with dollar store crafts. Now, that's impressive!
Pop Craft Challenge (1 hour)
This week's challenge was to create a Child's Keepsake Box that incorporated keys and locks into the design. The crafters went to work and each have a different take on what might woo the judges. Andrea created a gnome home, built with foam core and a roof covered with green and brown leaves made of felt to give it a textured look. Esther created a castle that was muted in color (think beige!) with progressive levels that incorporated the locks and keys. Kathy decided to make a tooth fairy box and within the box was the tooth pillow.
After time was called by Tori, the judges made their critiques... Andrea's gnome home was not lined on the interior (not good!), but her roof was cool because it opened up. Esther's castle was too blah, her color was like sand -- she needed more color, but she lined her box with fabric and they liked that. Kathy's tooth fairy one-stop-shop was nice but the wings in her fairy design were far too basic, she needed step up her crafty game.
The judges determined that Kathy had not fired up her glue gun enough to move her ahead - her design was awkward, and she was sent home.
Master Craft Challenge (5 hours)
In this challenge, Andrea and Esther were to create a Wedding Themed craft incorporating Baby Blankets (Something Old), Candlesticks (Something Borrowed), Blue Jeans (Something Blue) and Wedding Invitations (Something New).
Andrea decided to create a Wishing Tree - think of a tree shaped life-size guest book with amazing paper -- circle punched -- garland banners, with a trunk that is covered with glittered blue jeans. Do you imagine something fabulous? Yes? Well, it was!!!
Esther's decided to create a photo booth, and while it was a really cool 7 foot tall background, it was a bit more trendy than the tree. She made denim circles -- painted with gold spray paint-- and made very nice garlands also. She also made a small bench and signs with sayings ("Love" and "Congrats") on foam board with yarn words! The signs were my favorite aspect of her design.
The judges liked the Esther's signs also -- Judge Stephen said they were sweet and charming! Her use of the candlesticks as lighting (mounted upside down) was very clever. However, her bench looked unfinished. As for Andrea, the judges liked her glittery jean wrapped tree trunk and her paper garlands, but they didn't like that her garland was taped -- that was a cop out. My favorite part of Andrea's crafting was she provided a great tip -- that paper punches can be sharpened by punching them with foil!!! She truly showed her crafting prowess.
The judges finally decided that ANDREA was the craft warrior -- her Wishing Tree was a wonderful alternative to a traditional guest book and deserved to be a showcase at a wedding! Congratulations to Andrea!
I hope you are enjoying my coverage of #CraftWars. It's been a great experience to write about crafting as opposed to the lawyer writing for work :)
Happy Scrapping & Go like the City's Event page for Craftin' in the City!