Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kristin's "On the Edge" Challenge

I have had fun lately looking at the different ways you can decorate the edges of your scrapbook pages ...here are some examples ....
You can take an embossing template and use your Quickutz press and crimp you paper around the edge ....

And then sand it to make it have more of a "pop" ...like I did on this page with all the cool Bo Bunny stuff you can get in the store here ....

The next example is to punch a border 5-7 times and them adhere to the top of your page ....

You can also cut out a mask and spray paint or use a mist with one of your favorite designs around the edge of the paper ....

Or you can even stamp around the edge of your page ....

So your challenge this week is to try one of these "On the Edge" Techniques ...have fun playing!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Let's Scrap: Sketch #1

We are so happy to bring you the very 1st sketch from Let's Scrap made exclusively for Memorable Seasons! Cheri has created this awesome sketch and the Memorable Seasons DT have all created some fabulous layouts to help inspire you. Check them out HERE!

You have two chances to win gift certificates to the MS store. If you complete a layout using this sketch and post it in the gallery and above thread, your name will be entered for a $10 gift certificate to the store. And if you post your layout in the Let's Scrap gallery and appropriate thread, you have the chance to win the gift certificate they will be giving away that is sponsored by Memorable Seasons. Wow! How about that for exciting! Deadline is Tuesday, March 30th at midnight.

We hope you enjoy working with this first sketch as much as we did. We will do this again the third Wednesday of every month in the future!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Time to Think Spring...weekly layout challenge

It's Spring Break here and I don't know about you, but I have all things "spring" on the brain...

So my challenge for this week is to create a layout using the following:
Use a Spring Theme (activities, sights you see, trips you take in the spring, etc)
Use flowers on your project (flowers can be in your photos, papers or added embellishments)
Use ribbon on your project

Here's my sample layout for this challenge:

My layout features some photos I took while on a walk in the greenbelt area of our neighborhood several years ago. I used the new BoBunny Sophie Line papers to create this layout. The papers can be purchased here at Memorable Seasons. The names of the papers I used are Stripe, Bouquet, and Sophie.

To create my title, I used these American Crafts Thickers (Coral Criss Cross Chipboard Pattern) and I rubbed some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink on top of the letters with a foam sponge to brighten the color so they would "pop" more on the softer layout background. Once the letters were attached, I traced around them with a black pen.

To create the rest of the title words, I used some Making Memories Noteworthy Tiny Alphabet stickers and also outlined those letters with the same black pen.

I matted my smaller photos with white card stock to make them look like Polaroid snapshots. I basically cut a square window into the rectangular white card stock and glued it down to the photo, then trimmed away the excess photo edges. Then I added some Prima flowers and white buttons with green stitching to give the layout some added dimension.
The Polaroid photos and the main creek photo were all attached to the layout with foam tape. The other two square photos were glued directly down to the papers. I also added a ribbon underneath the photos along the striped paper strip and tied it in a bow on the left side of the layout.

Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see what projects you all create for this challenge with Spring in mind!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Week 4 of Scrapbook Throwdown--Bonus Recipe

We are also offering a bonus challenge this week. If you have missed a week, this bonus can count as one of your three required entries. If you complete all four weeks challenges plus this bonus challenge, you will have your name entered in the grand prize drawing twice.

So here's Megan's bonus challenge:

"Where's the Beef"

Don't be chicken...beef up your albums with a two-page layout.

The menu for this bonus meal includes:
Main Meal (Two-page layout): Beef is brown, so include the color brown somehow on your layout.
Served on your best China Patterns: Pick 3 pattern papers to use on your layout.
Beverage will be Punch: Use a punch or die cut on your layout.
Sugary Dessert of your Choice: Add some "sugar" to your layout with glitter or gemstones, your choice.

Here is my sample for this bonus challenge:

Scrapbook Throwdown Week #4 - Mini Buffet

"The Mini Buffet"
Since this is a buffet, you get to choose what you want to add to your plate!
You can make a mini book with one (or more) of these themes:
Your favorites of the following:
restaurants, foods, desserts, snacks, drinks, or recipes.
(* I would suggest a 5 item mini, but that is up to you!)

make a Layout about the following and create your own "buffet" of options and embellishments:
a favorite restaurant, food, dessert, snack, drink or recipe.

This is truly a buffet, so you can choose your own photo sizes, papers, embellishments, etc. The only thing you have to stick with is one (or more) of the themes above!

Wear your loose pants in case you want to go for seconds! Enjoy!

Here is my Layout:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Guest Design Team Member for March

I am pleased to announce our GDT member for March is Wendi Robinson. Please join me in congratulating her. Watch for her creations to appear in the gallery in the next couple of weeks. She will be issuing a challenge for all you the week of March 24 as well as choosing a Layout of the week. Here, in her own words, is her bio.

Hey there.. My name is Wendi Robinson, aka wendipooh13.. I'm a huge scrap addict and I love to do it all- pages, cards, and altering items. I'm married to my hottie, Jeremy, for over 11 years now, and mom to Austin, 8 and Sydney, 6 who keep me super busy. I'm orginally from California.. but right now, am living in the middle of the desert in between the grogeous mountains. I work part time doing AP at the school district office, I coach my kids soccer teams, and SCRAP whenever I can. I've been scrapping pretty seriously for about the past 5 years, but have been doing some form of scrapbooking since high school. My favorite things right now are my ipod, Diet Cherry Pespi, listening to Depeche Mode, going to concerts, my DVR, going to the beach, and walking. My sister, Caroline is a member of the forum here, and was the one who got me to come on over. I look forward to designing here for the month, and am very grateful for the opportunity.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

We have Some Exciting News!!

Jill has been talking to Sally lately, who is on the Design Team at Let's Scrap! They have worked out a partnership and here is what Sally has to say about it:

“I have some exciting news that Jill has asked me to share with each of you! Memorable Seasons and Let’s Scrap have partnered up! Once a month, Jill will have an exclusive sketch created by the owner of Let’s Scrap – Cheri. Jill plans to post her exclusive sketch, here at Memorable Seasons, during the third week of the month. Then, Jill will be sponsoring us over at Let’s Scrap on the 1st Wednesday of every month so you’ll have the opportunity to participate in that sketch challenge and have a chance to win the prize that Jill offers. In March, Jill will be our sponsor on the 24th. We’re very excited about this opportunity and hope that you’ll enjoy it!”

I'm so excited about this! The whole Memorable Seasons Design Team is looking forward to this fun partnership with the Let's Scrap gang!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Week 3 of Scrapbook Throwdown

My recipe is for Mom’s meat loaf. It is all about simplicity and comfort and sticking with the basics.

Start with a sheet of sold color cardstock for your base.
Add 2 different patterned papers,
2 4x6 photos,
hand write your journaling,
and garnish with flowers.

If you want to add some pop to your meatloaf, matte your photos.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you cook up!

Remember this thread is for questions. Link your entry in the official entry thread. You have until Sunday, March 7 at midnight to enter.

Here is mine. I used a solid blue cardstock, added some pink paislee and some American Craft papers, handwrote my journaling on lines I made with white paint on a piece of corrugated cardboard and garnished with some prima flowers. It’s a simple page that I got done in less than an hour. The only reason it took that long is that I had to wait for my paint to dry.
My recipe is for Mom’s meat loaf. It is all about simplicity and comfort and sticking with the basics.