Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bad Girls Project 52

Well, it's official! I can announce that I have joined the Bad Girls Project 52 Challenge Blog Design Team. Bad Girls and Project 52 are both synonymous with cutting edge mixed media art. Hope you come on over and join us. Prepare to be Wowed by stunning projects and supported and encouraged to jump out of your comfort zone and into the realm of The Bad Girls !

Project 52 has announced it's latest Challenge:

Challenge 10 ~ Art Money:
(good weight paper or substrate such as heavy watercolor paper). Traditional size requirements~ see Art Money for detailed info)

THEME~ Architecture (historical, invented, whole or part, series or not etc....)
Required material~ Tape (masking, duct, electrical, packing, etc....)
summary: follow the 7 Rules - size is 4-3/4" x 7" must be' your original art work'

Please load to the Project 52 Gallery and link back to forum post
'Project 52 Challenge # 10-ART MONEY'
Don't forget to sign and number your Money. Have Fun!!!
Do consider registering one with 'Art Money'

Here is mine:

I used mulberry paper (Prima), my church window was a photo I took. I printed it on copy paper and then used the packing tape transfer technique to transfer it. I also used Prima tape across one end of my bill. My images was colored with Copics and Ranger alcohol ink. I also collaged printed items that were distressed and inked. Added a Prima stamp and Ranger Stickles and Liquid Pearls. The front and back use the same image and design, with the front showing the serial number, year and country of origin and the back showing the artmoney website, my name and my original signature.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Isn't this cool???

It's titled: Spring DH made it. I'm lovin' it!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Why Do I Need Laminator?

A laminator can let you create all sorts of neato things from luggage and scrappy tool tags to organizors and more.

Don't have one, you say? Well run (don't walk) out to your local Joann's and pick up the Purple Cows Hot/Cold Laminator now!!

Want more ideas on what you can do with yours (once you have it)?? Hop on over to the Purple Cows Blog and check out all the Design Team's projects!!

Happy Creating!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fun Zutter Videos and a Giveaway!

Check out some fun videos...more of the Zutter Kutter and Distrezz-it-All from Winter CHA. These ones were filmed by can see them on the Bind It All Blog!!

Exclusively for the Zutter Zisters Ning Message Board, here is a sneak of the giveaway that we will be having on the main BIA blog in March.

For you lucky members there, we are conducting the giveaway early, RIGHT NOW!

We are giving away FIVE MAKE 'N TAKE KITS from CHA - showcasing the new Hang-it-Alls.
The kits contain 3 pieces of 3X4 Zutter Clipboard Wood (we pre-punched the holes for the Hang-it-Alls), 3 3X4 pieces of new assorted paper from Donna Salazar Designs and enough Hang-it-Alls and rivets to assemble the pieces. You finish it off with your own photos and finishing touch embellishments.

So head on over, join the Ning message board and get in on the giveaway!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bad Girls Project 52

Challenge blog is full of inspiration and artistry. If you haven't been there, you need to check it out! Twice monthly the super talented design team post challenges designed to help you climb out of that box and straight into mixed media creativity.

Here is the latest challenge:


Deadline Saturday, February 20, 2010 Midnight Pacific Time - read rules carefully

Challenge # 9 – Wooden Blank (any shape/subject, found, repurposed, or purchased)
Theme – Botanicals

(flowers, leaves, trees, tropical, forest, real/fantasy, or etc…)
Required material – Wire
(metallic, old/new, covered, colored, thin/thick, or etc…)

Complete all aspects of Challenge #9 Wood/Botanical/Wire as outlined above
When you upload it the Bad Girls, select the the Project 52 Gallery, make sure to title it "Challenge #9 Wood/Botanical/Wire" NOTE: Select Project 52 Gallery from drop-down menu when uploading

**All Entries Must Post in the Challenge #9 Forum Thread With a Link from the Project 52 Gallery and Tell Us About Your Process In a Few Short Sentences. Make Sure You Have All Three Steps! Due February 20, 2010 Midnight Pacific

Here's what I did for this challenge:

I used a Kaiser Kraft wood mini album page, deco podged it with some scrap paper I had been using as a glimmer mist craft mat, rubbed that in silver embossing powder I spilled all over my scrappy area (and couldn't get up), then added a perfect pearls wash, crackle medium, paint dabber and distress ink. I cut the butterfly on my cricut and used alcohol inks, german glass glitter and stickles to decorate it. I made flowers by hand from vintage dictionary pages and colored with alcohol ink (I LOVE the transparent look) and used vintage buttons and copper wire to complete them. I used Prima alpha stickers colored and textured with Copics and stickles for the "bloom". Then I added vintage metal lace trim, jewlery (I cut it up was broken anyway), a velvet button and mixed in some "new" seed beads, embroidery floss and ribbon (painted with with a couple of shimmerz colors). Hope you enjoy my creation! (Can you tell I'm wishing for spring???)

Please hop on over to The Bad Girls and check out all the inspiration. This is a place you will love and come back to (I know I do): the kits are delicious, the shoppe is chock full of goodies you just can't get anywhere else, and the message board is brimming with inpiration and encouragement! Come join in!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here a a couple of cards I put together using my Purple Cows 1060 Trimmer, Clear Scraps Acrylic and the Cosmo Cricket Chemistry collection. Details for creating these (and many other wonderful Valentine's cards!!) are availalbe here!!

The box is a Mod Podged leftover covered in scraps!! Easy Peasy!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Great Tool Hunt!

Beginning February 12th, you'll be able to view all of the tools in When Creativity Knocks second Great Crafter's Tool Hunt! Choose your favorite and cast your vote. You could win ALL of the tools in the Hunt!

See Purple Cows very own Michelle Jackson-Mogford as she was filmed at CHA demonstrating our 6045 Freestyle Mouse Kit! I know I am going to vote for Purple Cows! I hope you do too!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What would YOU do ....

with these features?

Any day now, you will be able to walk into your local Joanns Fabric and Crafts store and pick up the latest and greatest in crafting tools! Take a look at the Kool Tool below, think about the three different tempurature settings it has.

What special projects do you have waiting for just the perfect tool to make it "happen"? Is there a piece of lace you want to make into a pocket? A very old fishing license from Grandpa you want to preserve? What would YOU do? What COULD you do? Run to your local Joanns, maybe the #3025 Laminator is sitting there already, just waiting for you to take it home and create something udderly fantastic!

Happy Shopping and Crafting!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Great News!

The Purple Cows Consumer Contest winners have been announced on the Blog !!

Congrats to all the winners! Speaking of winners....I have announced my winners too...and no one has contacted me yet :-(. Hope they do soon, or we draw new ones! The list is here!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!'s time to announce the huge blog candy winner and the four runners up. First, I'd like to thank everyone who work so hard to help me out and make this happen. Second, I'd like to thank all of you who decided to stick around and follow my blog. I promise to try and keep it interesting! Third, let me explain my process:

I copied and pasted all the comments into a word document. I then went through all the comments and eliminated any duplicates or ones just commenting and not playing along. Second, I verified what everyone said they did. I added in extra comment spaces for those persons that did the other things I listed in my post to get additonal entries into the drawing. I then numbered all the entries. There ended up being 187 (with all the extra entries). This I put into the random number generator at I generated five numbers: one grand prize, four runners up. Here are the results:

Part 1: The Integers
Generate random integers (maximum 10,000).

Each integer should have a value between 1 and 187 (both inclusive; limits ±1,000,000,000).

Format in 5 column(s).

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2010-02-05 02:41:27 UTC

My Grand Prize winner is:

124. Ann said:
I am a follower of Purple Cows now. Good luck Vicki.

December 12, 2009 6:55 AM

My four runners up are:

54. Heather said...
Thanks Vicki! I'ma follower now! Good-luck!

November 10, 2009 7:59 AM

160. Bulika said...
Hi! I am you following.

December 30, 2009 4:09 PM

132. fairyrocks said...
good luck girl!! Hope you win

December 19, 2009 10:27 AM

70. CraftyRia said...
I mentioned this blog candy on The Crafty Table:

November 12, 2009 7:23 PM

Congrats ladies! Please email me your mailing address as soon as possible. If, in the event, I don't get a response from a winner I've picked within four days of this announcement (that would be midnight February 9, 2010). I will randomly draw another entry.

Purple Cows Consumer Contest Update!!

Contest Update!

Hello all you crafty cowpokes!
We have been tallying votes, carefully looking at all of the entries and so forth. TOMORROW we announce the winners.....please be patient, that is a whole truck load of prizes we are giving away, so we want to make sure all the I's are dotted and T's are crossed before we ring the cowbell and announce the big news!

Happy Patience Everyone!

FEATURES for every crafter.....

Have you ever started to laminate something and then it goes crooked on you? Or have you done what I did a couple of times, and realized after you started the project into the laminator, then realized you forgot to put something else on your project? Well fear no more! The brand new #3025 Laminator (Exclusively at Joanns!) has an Anti Blockage System, or ABS, so all you have to do when those little oopsies happen, is just press the button and the rollers release your project immediately! How cool is that?

Check out the PDF below that shows you ALL off the mootastic features of this great crafting tool. Also, later today we will bring back some great lamination projects for you to get inspired by!

3025 Hot Laminator

Fun Laminator Project!!

Michelle Jackson-Mogford, UK

Whoo Hoo!!

Ring the cowbells and round all of your friends up, because everyone is going to want to hear this udderly fantastic news!
Purple Cows has partnered up with Joann’s to give you the best new tool at the best price EVER! Sometime in the next week to ten days, your local Joann’s Fabric and Craft Store will be THE exclusive location to purchase our brand new #3025 Hot/Kool Laminator –and it is only $59.95!

So make sure you get into your local Joann and get your hands on the “hottest” crafting tool out there. With this 13” wide format laminator you will be able to laminate items you never dreamed possible! 3 mil, 5 mil laminating pouches are available, and speaking of pouches, we have a huge 100 assorted size Hot Pocket pack for only $29.95, to go with this “Kool” new tool!

Go to your local Joanns and get yours before they stampede off of the shelves! They will be in stock ANYTIME between now and the end of Febuary!

Come back tomorrow, and see an example of the fantastic projects you will be capable of creating with the Purple Cows #3025 Hot/Kool Laminator, and to hear about MORE of the great features of this Moo-riffic new tool!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

RAK Winner!

Oaky I had twelve comments on my January 31st post. Using the random generator, I ended up with number 10.

katie said...
i love that your ornament redefines christmas ornaments in general! what a cutie. that's a great picture. you are awesome at using embellishments, too.

February 1, 2010 6:04 PM

Yay Katie! Please email me your addy so I can send out your RAK!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Whoo Hoo!!

My Huge giveaway is a go!!!! Yep, that's right! Thanks to all of you I got over 200 followers signed up for Purple Cows! Yay! I really need to get this huge box out of my kitchen (really). So, I am going to start going through all of your comments to verify how many entries for the drawing each of you get. Remember you got extra entries the more places you posted about this!

Then I will be back on Friday to announce my five winners! That's right! One grand prize winner and four runners up. Until then.....I thought I'd share a layout I did for the February Word Challenge at Jean's Art Dolls . It's about one of my If you get a chance, come check out the's lots of fun!!!

Did you hear????

The Zutter Cutter and Ditrezz-it-All are available for preorder here! If you haven't heard about these (what!? are you living under a ROCK?....just kidding); check out the videos on the Bind It All blog .

Monday, February 1, 2010

Plastic Flower Challenge!

Is the February challenge at art de scrapz ! Go check it out!!