Makeover Monday Challenge #9: Inspired by Heather Nichols

Welcome back to our Make Over Monday Challenge – our first one for 2012! 

For those of you that may be new to our Makeover Monday challenge, it’s a weekly challenge brought to you by the Paper Crafter’s Library and Sunny Stampin’ Studios.  The purpose of Makeover Monday is to help you learn how to take the ideas and inspiration you find on the internet, and make it your own. This challenge is strictly a “work from your stash” challenge. 

Over the last 7 years of teaching in the paper crafting industry, I’ve noticed that many of my students feel like they have to run out and buy the exact same products I used, rather than looking to their own stash to see if they having something that might work instead.

Now  I’ll be the first to admit, shopping for paper crafting supplies is fun, and I certainly do my share of it, but why spend your money on a product that may be similar to what you already have?………………and that’s where the concept for Makeover Monday was born.

Every Monday I take a project I found on the internet, and show you my process for recreating it and making it my own, using supplies from my own stash.

This week’s Makeover Monday inspiration piece shown below comes from Heather Nichols – like many of the other paper artists I’ve taken inspiration from in my previous Makeover Monday Challenge posts, I’ve been following Heather for a long time – she’s very a very talented crafter with a gorgeous rustic style.  You can see her card (shown below) in her post on her “Pine Is Here” Blog.


You can watch the video below on how I made my card:


Here are the details on how you can participate in the Makeover Monday Challenge:    

  • A new Makeover Monday Challenge & video will go up every Monday
  • Work from your own stash to create a project based on the inspiration project provided – you can use any products you would like, and make any type of project you like – card, scrapbook page, album, 3D item etc.
  • Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
  • Click on our inLinkz button below to add a link to your project for our challenge
  • You will have until 7am, Monday, January 16th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.
  • One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, January 16th, in the afternoon. 
  • The winner will be posted here.  The randomly selected winner will win a grab bag filled with over $30 of spring-themed goodies.  

  Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!

17 replies on “Makeover Monday Challenge #9: Inspired by Heather Nichols”

  1. Loved my first makeover monday viewing(have just joined Paper Crafters)
    I have just got a new Cricuit Expression 2 – do you use Cricuit Ideas which is what I really need inspiration on.

    1. Hi Jenny,

      We do have Cricut Ideas – there is actually a whole section in the Paper Crafter’s Library Video Library on the Cricut and projects made with the Cricut. There will also be more videos coming.

  2. I really like how you changed it up and made it new.
    Great way to use what you have.

  3. So simple but effective. I have just made a card in a few minutes from left over stash but don’t have blog site .How can i enter?!?!

    Fantastic site and easy to follow instructions. I want to join in more.
    keep up the good work

    1. Hi Nadine,

      I would suggest going to Flickr and opening up a free account there – it’s an online photo gallery where you can upload your challenge photos to and then get a direct link.


  4. I love Makeover Mondays!! What simple ideas you offer. It is inspiring to see you using products from different manufacturers. There is so much out there! Blessings on your day!!

  5. I too like the inspiration from Heather Nichols. Getting to make cards from your stash of stuff is great! We should all look to what we have first. Thanks for bringing us this website!!

  6. Thanks for sharing this with us. I have never done anything like this so doing a challenge will take some getting use too. I just set up on Flickr so once I get this wired, I will join you all. Mahalo once again!!!

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