Monday, January 28, 2008

February Challenge Item

We have received some great comments and suggestions and wanted to give you a little advance notice and shopping time for our next challenge item. For the month of February we are asking you to alter a cigar box. You'd be surprised where you can find these little gems. Try a local cigar shop - they are often free or only $1-2. You can also find new ones made of paper mache, cardboard or wood at many major craft stores such as JoAnn's, Michael's, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby, etc. (It's worth giving them a call before you go.) There might even be an old one hanging out in someone's attic! Any type of low, flat box with a lid will be accepted for this challenge. We'll be back on February 1st with our altered cigar box examples and the winner from the January clock challenge. Please email us with questions!

Monday, January 14, 2008

We Are Not Above Bribery!

Here is a sneaky peek at the RAK one lucky person who

has completed our challenge will win by way of random

draw at the end of the month! Good luck to all!


Saturday, January 5, 2008

Share Your Projects With Us!

We have received some questions about how to share altered projects with the (Some) Assembly Required viewers. Here's how:

First, create an amazing piece of altered art to match the current challenge. We would like to see newly created altered pieces for our challenges if at all possible.

Then email a JPG of your project (resized to roughly 600 x 600 pixels) to our email address.

Upload your altered project to an online gallery (scrapbook-related, PhotoBucket, etc.) or post it on your blog. Copy and paste the URL information from your blog or gallery into your comment at SAR, and we will take care of the rest. Your project will be permanently added to the SAR gallery and can be viewed by anyone who clicks on the link for that challenge.

Hope this helps! Please email with additional questions. Can't wait to see your projects!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

"Excuse Me, Do You Have The Time?" Challenge 1

Father Time has reset his clock and we thought ours needed a little attention too! That's right! It's time for our first challenge here at SAR! We would like you to alter a clock! Easy, right? Alter one that you have in your home already, buy a new one to play with or make one out of something very "un-clock" like!! Whatever works for you. Most of all, have fun. Enjoy the process. When you are done, link us a photo of your clock in the comments section of this post by January 31st so we can put it in our Clock Gallery. We will have a random draw at the end of the month for a really nice RAK.

We would like to give a shout out to Jen and her team over at Caardvarks! Her awesome site inspired us to create this blog! Stop by to say hi if you get a chance. Thanks, Jen!

Come and play with us, won't you?