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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday Rewind - Let's MAKE SOMETHING!!!

Oh my gosh, you all are the bestest Groupeis in the whole wide world! Just want to hug you all, you really get our challenges and the offbeat humor that is Opus Gluei!

Last week in honor of a year's worth of challenges we asked you to simply "Make Something" and you came through (as ALWAYS) with inspiring, beautiful, happy, silly, sweet, loving, joyful, and delightful projects.

Here, in no particular order is a little taste of your crafty goodness! Hope you check each other's blogs out. I promise to update our blog roll to give a shout out to new Groupeis! (Also, if you want to wear the coolest horns in the universe then contact us and we'll work it out getting you made into an Opus Gluei GREENHORN with all the rights and privileges thereof - we'll get back to you on what those might be...)


Jessica (of Jess' Obession) is still obsessed (and we are soooo glad of that because she does great projects). This is a gift for a braces recipient and besides being thoughtful, who wouldn't give a big tin grin at the smiling face on the front? And there's pixy stix candy to sweeten the deal and lessen the pain - fantastic idea!

Le has done it again; she's made a classic, beautiful project. This time it's wedding invitations. Look at the elegance of this and the really wonderful sentimental aspect is that she has used elements of her own wedding. That's absolutely wonderful.

Bobbi is back (welcome back, Bobbi) and she is catching up on her scrapbooking - I understand that feeling. Look at this adorable zoo layout that really captures the fun of seeing the animals (I need this cartridge, lol)

Katie created a card that is pretty and beautifully colored, our dreamer appears to be really enjoying the bright sunshine and perhaps she is getting a little sleepy too!

Ivolina (aka Desi) made the humble dandelion a beautiful work of art on this card. I feel a little bad for the abuse I heap on them as they take over parts of my yard. Lovely card and beautiful submittal, Desi! HAPPY SPRING!

One of our first Greenhorns, Kristen, made a color challenge card that is beautiful and it has her latest digi creation - Prim Flowers. Very pretty image and can be used for all sorts of projects. Check out her blog, she's creative and apparently does not rest because she's creating left and right!

Terry submitted a beautiful card; it is so evocative of the lovely things that spring brings to us - happy ladybugs, beautiful flowers, and the soft gentle colors after frosty winter.

Bosenberries(love the blog names, ladies, we've got Glitterbabes, Joyful Stampers, Smiling Stefs, Create When I Can, etc. and they make us smile) made a delightful gift for her friend attaining that landmark 40th birthday! Thoughtful and sweet!

Chat Noir Carolann made the cutest (can you say that with skulls? Hey, that's an FTD slogan - say it with skulls for Halloween) earrings! I'm serious, these are pretty darn cute with the beading. (somewhere a Goth/Emo is crying at what I've written)

With bright colors, sweet sentiment and the adorable image, this happy birthday bee makes you immediately grin with its cuteness and comes to us from Scrappy!

Deborah has created a vintage vibe here with a beautiful card, loving the little child and script stamp - lots of wonderful elements here!

Maria made a bursting with happiness bird enjoying spring in her birdbath that just makes you smile! Love the colors and the joy exuded by this!

Deb is making a fabulous beach album as a gift (I'd have a hard time giving this up); the subject here is pretty darn adorable and we are loving the embellies and colors! Can't wait to see when it is all done!

Tammy used a Mothers day kit to make this lovely card that has such a soft, sweet feel to it. Could see using it for other projects also, really great!

Great project but a different Deb - look at these adorable owls and that tree! Oh my gosh, if you find it missing it is because Jana hopped a plane and came by for it! Really great card! Wouldn't that be just an awesome card to get?

Sarabeth made a layout that says happy and playful all at once, capturing a moment of childhood that passes so quickly. Beautiful!

Our Glitterbabe (love it) made us a beautiful card, loving the lions and the lovely coloring! What a happy card!

Electra, you didn't have to give us such a sweet shout out, but we do love it! Thank you for this homage to the Poobahs (we're blushing). We love you too!

Deena made a delish card and well, it is delish itself! Loving the bling! You're never too late for an Opus Gluei challenge! This is a great set you made.

Well, that's it for the recap of last week's challenge submittals (for now). We will have our 53rd challenge up on Sunday, hope you stop by to see what it is and to play along with us! Here's to the first year's worth of challenges AND many many more to come!!!!!


Kristen H said...

Great stuff, Everyone! WOW! Look at all the peoples playing along... LOVE to see this!
Happy Anniversary ladies.
And, even though I have never heard Jana laugh, I can here her giggling away putting greenhorns on everything in sight! LOL! MWAHH HAH HAH!!!

Gini said...

Happy Birthday to you!
I can only imagine what a lot of time goes into running the weekly challenges, thank you both so much for all your enthusiasm and hard work!

Can I just say that I think Electra would look great in your blog sidebar wearing her green horns and her goggles of enhanced perception that she is modelling here

Just saying..


Teresa Jenkins said...

Love all the "somethings" so much inspiration around! Great job ladies!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Love all the "somethings" so much inspiration around! Great job ladies!

Chat Noir said...

Nice to see some more greenhorns.... a real rogues gallery!! And this months header is a beauty, 'specially love the fish at the bottom.

Waiting for number 53. That's the trouble with being on this side of the world..... my Sunday isn't yours.

lots of love