Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Scrapbook Throwdown Week Two Challenge: Fruit Salad

This Weeks Challenge is we are going to be making "Fruit Salad " Cards
You need to make 4 different cards using the recipe for the fruit salad need to at least use two different fruits per card (you can use more!!!) and you can only use one fruit on two different cards. All the cards should be different using the different fruit elements and each card should each have a title..thanks for playing along!!!

Banana -ribbon

Orange- circle

Apple- heart

Cherry- stickles/ glitter

Blueberries- hole punch

Grapefruit- big circle (meaning circle card)

Pear- stamp

Strawberries- leaves
Here are my cards ....and you can find most of these products in the store here at Memorable Seasons!!!

 You have until midnight on Sunday, February 28th to post your layouts for this challenge in order to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the 4 weeks. Also remember, to be eligible for the drawing, you must complete 3 of the 4 challenges.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Time to choose GDT for March

We would like to see your altered art. What can you make with your scrappy supplies besides cards and layouts? Let us see home decor items like picture frames or wall hangings, canvasses or any gift ideas. Upload your creation in the gallery under altered items and link to this thread by March 5. We will choose someone by the 7th.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Scrapbook Throwdown with Memorable Seasons

Week One of the Scrapbook Throwdown is up!! Head over to the forum to check it out! We are so excited about this contest and all the yummy dishes we are expecting to be made over the next four weeks!

Here is your first Recipe Challenge. Today, we are serving up Wedding Cake!
Your "Wedding Cake" layouts must include pictures about a wedding event of any sort. If you are lacking this main ingredient in your cupboards, then you may substitute any photos of close relationships instead. Your recipes must also include the following ingredients:
Something old-this can be old photos, old products or you may use distressing/inking for an older look
Something new-this can be new products or new techniques
Something Borrowed-this can mean that you borrowed tools to complete your layout or that you used a sketch/scraplifted someone else
Something Blue-Exactly that....your layout must have blue in it somewhere!

Here is my layout made with the above recipe.
My pictures are the something old (14+ years old). My papers and the bling swirls are my something new. I borrowed (scraplifted) my layout from Q-diggity. Obviously, my papers are also my something blue.

You have until midnight on Sunday, February 21st to post your layouts for this challenge in order to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the 4 weeks. Also remember, to be eligible for the drawing, you must complete 3 of the 4 challenges.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welcome new Design Team Members!

We want to welcome our TWO new DT Members to Memorable Seasons! Kristin and Megan are our two exciting additions to our team, and we are so glad to have them at MS. Here is a little bit about them:

Kristin's Bio:

I am married to my hubby of 21 years. I have two rowdy boys. I love to read other people's blogs, go on adventures, cook, craft, and am a reality TV show junkie. I 'm a sucker for a little romance or a sappy chick flick. I would say my scrapbooking style is organized chaos. This hobby has become for me, a way to connect with others, express myself, preserve memories, and relax.

Megan's Bio:

Megan has scrapbooked in some shape or form since she was little. She remembers helping her mom glue scraps of greeting cards, wrapping paper and memorabilia into large manila books. Her babysitter introduced her to stamping in elementary school. She has always been involved in one craft or another, but scrapbooking and card making really fill in all the gaps for her. She loves photography and documenting her family's stories for her children, she creates pages with multiple photos and her favorite supply... stamps!
Megan's family is super supportive of her creative endeavors. She has been married for 12 years to her best friend. They have two children, (a boy and a girl) and their family wouldn't be complete without their dog. They live in TX and enjoy spending as much time as they can outdoors.

Be sure and welcome Megan and Kristin both and look for their work in the DT Gallery!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Memorable Seasons Sponsors Sketch Inspiration

Memorable Seasons is sponsoring Sketch Inspiration this week. If you have not heard of them, Sketch Inspiration is a community where a fabulous new sketch is released every Sunday. You can see examples of each new sketch by the Design Team of that week's sponsor. You have one week to upload your layouts for that sketch into their gallery and then a winner is chosen at the end of the week. Memorable Seasons is proud to be giving away a $35 gift certificate to the store for this week's winner. You can head over there now and check out the layouts our Design Team did for this week's sketch!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chrissy and Detta visit Jill

As promised, I have pictures of my trip to Waco to meet and visit with Jill and Chrissy. Jill has two rooms in her house dedicated to her store. One of them is a converted garage where she has most of the product. She has it mostly sorted by manufacturer on shelves and in bins. I loved the bin full of thickers and the one full of stickles. There are pegboards around the walls on which there are many embellishments hanging. A spare bedroom also had product in it. That room has albums and the Martha Stewart punches. It also has a wall with wooden pallets that she has put nails into to hang more things. I took a picture of that, too. There is a picture of Chrissy below "shopping" in the store. We both took home some treasures. :)

Thanks to our photographer, Simon, for the group photo!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Contest announcement! Scrapbook Throwdown at Memorable Seasons

Get ready scrapbook chefs of America! It is time for the first ever Scrapbook Throwdown at Memorable Seasons! We will issue you a weekly "recipe" challenge, and your "dishes" will be taste tested. Get ready to cook up your best work yet. A great prize awaits the Top Chef!! (we will also have weekly random drawings for ALL the chefs participating too!) Now grab your apron and get ready!!

Contest begins on Feb 15 and will last 4 weeks. Unlike past contests, the grand prize will be awarded by random drawing and not by votes. However, in order to be eligible for the grand prize, you must complete at least 3 of the challenges by their respective deadlines. Be back here on the 15th to see what the first course is. Be sure to tell all your friends, too.

This just in! American Crafts will be sponsoring our contest and providing the prize. They will be including a selection of the much anticipated Dear Lizzie Products!


Masking is a technique that many stampers use to create multilayered designs on cards and scrapbook pages. However, there are other masking techniques that can be used on your scrapbook pages. Masks can be compared to stencils only they are actually opposite of stencils. When you lay a mask down on your layout, you are outlining the outside of the mask. Heidi Swapp has a line of masks. Tim Holtz also has a line. I googled Heidi Swapp mask tutorials and got pages and pages of hits. The best one I found was actually on Tim Holtz's blog. See it here.

Another way to use the masking technique is with letter stickers. Have you got letter stickers that are the wrong color or you don't have enough of the right letter in all the same colors? Don't throw them away. Mix them up. Lay them down on your page. Ink over them. Paint over them. Spray glimmer mist over them. Just peel them off. I used that technique on my layout "Sunny Smile." I simply rubbed an orange colorbox ink pad over the letters and peeled them off. My challenge for this week is to use a mask. You can use one that you own. You can make one with your die cut machine or use letter stickers like I did. I can't wait to see what you do.