Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Guess what?!?! It's time to choose the winners from the Craft Marathon! 
First I just want to say that spent the last half hour going through all of the projects you've submitted to the flickr group and they are all so inspiring. Thank you so much for participating in the marathon! Okay- now onto the winners!
WINNER- TAYLOR! Congrats, I will be emailing you!
-here's what you win-
A Flower Embellishment pack from Punk Projects. (pictured above.)
A Necklace from Campfire Chic.
A Fabric Charm Pack from Punk Projects. (pictured above.)
$25 shop credit to Underground Vintage.
Crochet Slouchy Hat from LDC Designs. (Pictured above)
A Personalized  Composition Book from Divine Chaos.
The New Collection and Book from The Lucky 7 Factory.
A Lace Bangle and a pair of Earrings from Crafted.
A 1 year Subscription to Creating Keepsakes Magazine.
Winner- Sophie! Congrats!! I will email you.
Here's what you win-
"Summer in Texas" Mini Quilt from Punk Projects. (pictured above.)
Heidi Swap Clear Stamps from Punk Projects.
A Fabric Charm Pack from Punk Projects.
A Piece of Handmade Jewelry from Running with a Glue Gun.
A Tote Bag from Yellow Pony. (pictured above.)
A pair of earrings from Crafted.
A set of Basic Grey Clear Stamps from Crafty Scrapbooker.
Winner- Craftymomof2! Congrats, I will email you.
Here's what you won-
Necklace from Campfire Chic.
Handmade Mini Album (ready for your photos!) from Punk Projects.
July/August 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine from Punk Projects.
Quick Quotes Vellum Sheets from Punk Projects.
Cloud9Design Rubber Stamp clings from Punk Projects.

Congrats, everyone! Thanks again for inspiring me!

Monday, April 9, 2012

You still have time to get all of the challenges done!

I wont be announcing the winners until later this month, So you still have time to finish all of the challenges and upload them into the flickr group!

 If you've only done 1 or 2, May I suggest having a real Craft Marathon and doing a whole bunch of projects at once? If you don't have time to finish them all, Don't worry! Even if you've only done 1 of the challenges, you will still be entered to win a prize!

I'm loving all of the lovely projects that you guys have entered. So inspiring! :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Miles 24 and 25

Welcome to the final challenge of this craft marathon! This weeks color is: Mint Green!
For this color challenge, We created a scrapbook layout using letter stickers, embellishments, paper, etc that were mint!
Don't forget to upload pictures of your projects in the flickr group to be entered into the giveaways!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Miles 21 and 22

This weeks color is: Royal Blue!
To sew a simple felt pouch, Just cut a long rectangle out of felt, fold one side of it up and stitch together, leaving a few inches of felt to fold over as a flap. We also cut a scallop out of a darker blue and attached it to the flap.
What are you going to make this week? Post pictures in the flickr group!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mile 20 -Water Break #4- Free Downloads!

Do you give handmade gifts to friends? If so, why not print out some of these cute tags and attach them to the next handmade gift you give!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Miles 18 and 19

This weeks challenge just happens to be my favorite color! *PINK*
For this week we made some super simple party decorations. For the banner, Just cut pretty pieces of scrapbook paper into triangles, and then sew a piece of ric rac or ribbon onto them.
For the party hat, Just roll a piece of pink paper into a cone and embellish! Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeezy!
What is your favorite color? Is it pink?
What are you gonna make this week? Be sure to upload you project to the flickr group!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Miles 16 and 17

This weeks color challenge: Fire Engine Red
To make this pretty red flower bouquet I cut out abunch of different flower petals from red felt, and stitched them into flowers. I also cut out different shapes from yellow felt, buttons, and yarn to create the middles.
Red is a really bold color, I know, but I'm sure you guys can come up with some beautiful projects using it! I cant wait to see them, Don't forget to post pics in the flickr group!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mile 15 -Water Break #3- Free Goodies!

For this weeks free download, I designed this set of 9 journaling tags for you to print out and use on projects! I don't know about you, But I am always running out of journaling tags to use on my scrapbook layouts.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Miles 13 and 14

This weeks color is Aqua Blue! The color of the ocean, peacock feathers, and blue Gatorade.
For our project, We screen printed an old shirt by cutting a stencil out of contact paper, sticking it to the shirt, and painting it. Be sure to put a piece of cardboard between the front and back of your shirt so that the paint doesn't go through both layers!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Miles 11 and 12

This weeks color is Chocolate Brown

I love the color chocolate brown, It's a great substitute for black. 
For this weeks project, we made a mini recipe book. If you want to make something like this it's super easy, We used a pre-made mini album from BoBunny that was already chocolate brown, but if your's is the wrong color, you could always recover/paint it! Cut paper to fit your mini album and write out your recipe onto them. Glue to the pages of your mini album, and embellish!
What type of project are you doing this week? Knitting? Sewing? Papercrafting? Whatever it is, be sure to post pictures in the flickr group!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mile 10 -Water Break #2- Free downloads!

For those of you that have smart phones, here are some cute backgrounds (designed by me!) for you. : )
-Click the links below to download-

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Miles 8 and 9

Week 4 Craft Challenge Tangerine Orange

It's the color of 2012, and the color of this weeks challenge! We took abunch of different pretty orange ribbons and tied them to a bobby pin/hair clip for the cutest little hairbow! How easy is that?
Be sure to upload pictures of you projects to the Flickr group!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Miles 6 and 7

Week 3 Craft Challenge Eggplant Purple

Hello again everyone! Hope you're all having a great time crafting with different colors! This week, we made a cute coffee cup with adhesive vinyl in a chevron pattern. As usual, don't forget to post your projects to the flick group!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

mile 5- Water Break #1 -free downloads!

Welcome to your first "Water Break." There are going to be 6 water breaks in this marathon and at each one you get a free download, hand designed by me!

For today's download I designed these vintage button stickers! You can use them as graphics on your blog, pictures, or print them out and use them on you scrapbooks, cards, etc! If you do use these, please leave me a link, I would LOVE to see how you use them!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Miles 3 & 4

I just want to tell you how crazy inspired I am by the lovely projects you guys have been posting in the flickr group! They're amazing.
Week 2 Craft Challenge- Yellow!

This week all projects will be using sunshine yellow! I made a cute "ombre" style painting. On a canvas or a piece of foam board, paint gradients (many shades of one color) from top to bottom. I also added the phrase "Let the sunshine in."

Don't forget to post pictures of your final projects to the flickr group!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hey there!

I hope you are all having fun doing the 1st challenge? Have you guys been to the flickr group yet? There are some beautiful projects using apple green..
(click on each picture to go to the source.)

Don't forget, in order to be entered into the giveaways at the end of the Craft Marathon, you have to upload a picture of your project to Flickr and post it in the group. (Flickr is free to join!)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Miles 1 & 2

Week 1 Craft Challenge

For the first two miles of your marathon, your first craft project should use the color apple green!
Here's our cute card project to give you some beautiful inspiration! This card is simple and quick to put together with die cut apples made from patterned paper, and apple green letter stickers. When you've finished your project, post a picture (or several!) in the flickr gallery!

You could do so many things with this color- Sew up an apple plushie, do a scrapbook layout using apple green paper, Sew abunch of apple green buttons to a project! Whatever you make, please post it in the flickr group!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Hey there! Welcome to the Craft Marathon, thank you so much for signing up- We are going to have a blast!

The challenges don't start until Feb. 5th but be sure to start following the blog so that you don't miss anything! In the meantime, Why not hop on over to the Craft Marathon Flickr Group. That is where you will be sharing your project photos for the challenges. 
Not on flickr? Don't worry, it free and easy to sign up!

If you have a blog, I've uploaded Race Numbers (Blog buttons) that you can add to your sidebar. They come in multiple colors and you can find them on the flickr group.

I can't wait to get started! xo, -Katie