Friday, May 22, 2009

Beyond the Book - BLEW US AWAY!!!!

The Beyond the Book Challenge entries had us all SPINNING!!! .....such fabulous creativity and ideas! I think the DT will be working overtime to make some of our own projects based on these fun designs! You really pulled out all the stops on these! Each of the three ladies below will be getting a new SPINNER ALBUM KIT to keep the creative juices flowing!

Part of the challenge was to get out of your mini-book comfort zone, that is what our first winner, Kathy, did with her “me” layout. She admittedly had to get cozy scrapping about herself, and did it with owire-bound flip up pages on her layout. You can add hidden journaling and pictures under and on the flaps, like Kathy did here. Great job! (Tip when adding owire to layouts, use small diameter owire like ½” or 3/8” and punch the holes with the Space Bar. Check the video here -Chapter 7 - on how to use this add-on).

I think every one of the DT can relate to trying to keep their scrap rooms organized, so no doubt we all lit up when we saw Elizabeth’s ribbon organizer! Can you just say CUTE!?!?!?!?!? And it’s just chipboard! There’s no way tape or glue would hold all the ribbon I have if I were to make a handmade storage box like this – only the owire would hold it all together! And, the nice touch of using ribbon to thread in the holes on the sides is just added cuteness! Congrats, Elizabeth!!!

This one is a real treasure....this artsy box is just begging for some goodies to be hidden and saved in it! We need some Swedish translation for the instructions, though. Regardless, you can't help but love the texture, colors, and the lacing of the BIA holes!! Check pysselninjangittan 's blog for instructions and more photos. Congrats to you too!

Ladies, send me your shipping addresses ( and we hope to see your Spinner creations soon!

For the U.S. folks, have a great Memorial Day Weekend (yeah, 3-day weekend!!!)


Jan Hennings said...

CONGRATS Ladies! Love your non-album projects!

sue-bubbles said...

Congratulations to the winners! all the projects entered were gorgeous and inspirational, thank you BIA for running the challenge and to all the ladies for sharing their lovely ideas!
Sue x

pysselninjangittan said...

Thank u , thank u , thank u
i promise i will try to translate at once my treasure box.

Jenny Svensson said...

Congrats ladies! Your creativity is stunning!

pysselninjangittan said...

ohh, if u want to see that ive made a mini album for my box too

And i have translate for the treauser box here

ScrapAddict said...

Awesome projects ladies!!! Great inspiration from everyone who entered!!

Jennifer Priest said...

Congrats ladies!! Loved all the projects!!

Shabby Shaz said...

Congrats ladies - I was so inspired by all your lovely projects and they were all so deserving. Thanks BIA for the opportunity and fun of these challenges.