What's cooking hot stuff?
Obviously a whole lot of creativity and talent were cooking last week. I threw down a crazy gauntlet of a challenge and our community rose up and blew me away! At first I wasn't going to do a blog hop type of post for today, because we have our awesome Monthly Challenge blog tour in a few days, but you guys deserve a little link love if you finished this one. Doing the challenge myself last week, I know what a crazy amount of work went into finishing, especially if you had other things going on.
So here are the creative bakers:
I noticed that some of you mentioned this helped in the design process and that they would use the muffin method again to help increase their productivity - that's enough to make you want to raid your baking pan cupboard! I also noticed that several of you took the muffin tin while you traveled and one brave blogger even completed the challenge while moving.
So I think this challenge accomplished everything I set out to do - inspire, help you narrow down design choices, give you some portability and create a body of work in short amount of time!
I tip my baker's hat to you - ha, did you picture me with a baker's hat - giving you a little nod? Or maybe I should curtsy in an apron - either way know that I am very proud of the artists who jumped in last week.
What - you want me to announce a winner? Well, it just so happens that one has been randomly chosen from all the qualifying entries - SilverRose Designs!!! Congratulations! Please email me your address, I have quite an amazing prize to send to you.
Holly finished 12 pieces with a mix of earrings, bracelets and necklaces. All sprinkled with lot of art beads - love seeing that - and a heaping dose of creativity while stirring in the pot the mix of taking care of her family.
Now, let's go find some real muffins or cupcakes and celebrate while we check out every one's blog posts!
Yeah!!!! HOLLY !!! YiPpEe!!!
Much better than all the little individual bowls I've been using. All one unit, so much easier. BUT, I'm going to retire my Paula Deen muffin tin back to my baking drawer and go pick up a few from the second hand store lol!!
Congrats Holly! Wonderful links for me to browse too :D
That was a lot of fun. Thanks so much for the challenge and the learning experience of it!
I was way to busy with graduation stuff to do my own but I will tell you that I love all the creations that came from this challenge! What a great idea! Holly is a lucky girl and I am sure she will love what you send her and we will love what she makes with it!!!! You go girl!
What fun! Love all the muffin tin images :)
This was such a fun challenge, Heather. And im glad you posted the blog hop roll. I plan to visit everyone. Thanks!
I was watching all of that..lol Big Woop woop to Holly!! Congrats!!
Congrats to Holly! I finally cracked under pressure at 10:30 pm last night after I realized I still needed to take photos and set up a Flickr acct., so surrendered and went to bed. But, I do agree it was a great way to get going, and a great way to organize projects.
So, back to work for me, and I think I'll refill it with earrings to keep going.
Such a great idea, Heather! Thanks for coming up with the idea and inviting us to play along!
Congrats Holly!!! Beautiful pieces for sure - and so awesome you were able to get all 12
Whoo Hoo! Congrats, Holly! Thanks for linking us all up here too, Heather! I will add the link to my post, and can't wait to stop by to see everyone's work! This was an amazing challenge, and will really change the way I'm working in my studio. Next up, I'm challenging myself to a muffin tin painting challenge! Thanks again, Heather!
I LOVED this challenge!!! So great to see what all you amazing artistic beady people created! Awesome work!!!
We were gone on a short trip, and after coming home my mother passed away, so I didn't get to participate in this challenge. I think it's such a great idea and I hope you will do it again. Even if you don't I am going to use this to spark my creativity and use up all the beads I have been hoarding.
You guys are fantastic, will be off on a blog-hop for the evening now! I didn't join in, but it did inspire me to use my silicone cupcake cases to get some earrings made up in a jiffy! I'll definitely design using the cupcake case/tin method in the future :)
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