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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Try this!

Hi all - it's Penny here to tell you about a fabulous new challenge we're introducing here at SUYS!!

The one thing we all have in common is our love of HANDMADE and this new challenge is about discovering gorgeous ideas we can incorporate into our pages.

This is how it works.......each month I'll be bringing you a FEATURED TECHNIQUE to create a handmade item. Use that item on your challenge entries and you will go into the draw to win a fantastic prize! (If you enter both Challenge #1 and #2 in the month and the featured technique appears on both, you get 2 chances in the draw.)

Remember, it is not compulsory at all to use the featured technique - it is simply an additional chance to win some great prizes, increase your handmade skills and get that mojo flowing!

Are you up for it? Okay then - here's our first TRY THIS technique.......



I found this sweet technique on the blog of our lovely DT Samantha Hauzer......HERE
I followed Sam's nice easy instructions to make a family of butterflies, but could turn your beads into anything you like!

Stay tuned for our Challenge #1 announcement and start thinking about how you could add some paper beads to your entries this month. You could be in the running to win a Paper Inklings prize pack.

Look forward to seeing your creations!


  1. Great idea! Love the butterflies, I have an idea forming, will see how we go when the challenges go up

  2. What an awesome idea!! I'm always hunting the internet for great handmade ideas and I absolutely love your butterflies! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. this is an awesome idea love it....have made mine now just have to put a layout together