Tuesday, March 31, 2009
NO. WAIT. SCRATCH THAT!
It is actually a time for all things old here at MS. We are "Going Green" this month with all of our DT challenges!
We want you to tap into your inner Kermit the Frog... you know, "It's not easy being green". Hmmm... I think jokes are technically more humorous if you do not have to explain them, but too late! We are using the Kermit lingo now!!!!!!!!!!
Your first Green Challenge, ( aka Kermit's Conscience Challenge) is too dig up some OLD alphabet stickers and use them on a layout. Bonus points if you remember where you got them and how long ago.
Once you have REUSED the letters, go to the MS Store and REWARD yourself with some new letters... ah, I love the circle of life!
Here is my Layout using some THREE year old doodlebug letters!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I recently made this layout using a sketch from Triple the Sketch, owned by my friend Patter Cross. This is one of my favorite sketch sites. They give you a "bare bones" type of sketch for a starting point. I used sketch #9.
I chose to keep it very simple and I stuck pretty closely to the original sketch, just changing a bit of the placement of elements.
Here is a list of some of my favorite and well visited sketch sites.....I hope that you can find the inspiration that I have from them.
Triple the Sketch
52 Sketches 52 weeks
4x6 Photo Sketch Blog
My Sketch World
Lotus Paperie (sketches and other challenges)
Prima - Build a Page
Friday, March 20, 2009
Memorable Seasons is have an Online Crop this weekend, and it is going to be FULL of lots of fun, challenges, and PRIZES. The crop starts tonight, Friday, at 6:00 PM CST and goes thru Sunday night. Challenges will be posted at that time. You do NOT want to miss out!
You can get the information on the crop HERE. If you have never been to our Message Board, you can Register and be activated in plenty of time. Our Message Board is full of friendly, helpful members. We'd love you to join in on the fun!
Of course there will be a March Madness Crop Sale too....See you there!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
- They can be used as the center of flowers.
- They can be used to form borders.
- They can just be scattered around your page to add interest and texture. Consider using different sizes and colors and types when you do this.
- use them to cover the hole on a tag
- use them instead of "O"s in your titles.
Do you like the look of sewing buttons on your layout but don't want to actually punch holes in your paper? I learned a trick on how to get this look quickly and easily from a video at Creating Keepsakes. Watch it here.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Looking at my own personal stash of adhesives, I am aware that there are many ways to pull our pages together. Ways that go beyond store bought adhesives.
I am wondering, how creative you have gotten with adhering scrapbooking products?
Friday, March 6, 2009
When I saw this LO of Jen's, I immediately fell in love with the simple design of it. It drew my eye instantly and I knew I wanted to somehow copy this. I love the way she positioned the title, I love how the stitching and patterned paper create a double border that frames the LO. I love the simplicity of the few patterned papers she used. And I love the bright colors she chose. When I look at this LO, Jen's choices direct me to focus on two major things - the design and the photos.
So, I challenge YOU! Find that LO that someone else created that you love, the one you keep going back to. Scraplift it and make it your own. Upload both images into the DT Challenge Forum to share with the rest of us. I cannot wait to see what you come up with!