Tuesday, December 13, 2011


It's time for the 12 days of Christmas sale! 


Today's Special.....

Buy $25 gift certificate and receive $5 FREE. Limit 3 ($75)

(Extra/Free $5 GC's will be issued separately (manually) and may take a day or two depending on volume)

STOCK UP!!!!!!

Special is good ALL DAY 12/13 until 12midnight CST!!!!
Now go click that link in the upper right corner and get ta shoppin ladies

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fresh Face DT call

New Design Team members search

Memorable Seasons http://www.memorableseasons.com/
is holding a Design Team search until Dec 31. A decision will be made by Jan 5.

Memorable Seasons is an on-line scrapbook store, gallery and message board dedicated to documenting all the seasons in your life. We are searching for one more designer to complete our team.

To apply, please email the following to momawhite99@yahoo.com
1.links to your online gallery, blog and/or resume, if available
2. your full contact information: name, phone number, email address, and mailing address. Include your message board name if you sign up for the gallery under a name other than your given name.
3. a short paragraph or two about why you want to be one of our designers and what you would add to our team
4. a list of your current scrapbooking commitments – other DT work, etc
5. and then attach the following items

photos or scans of 3 total projects to include
• your favorite layout
• one card
• one altered item or an additional card
We prefer those who are not currently on a design team affiliated with a store. Manufacturer, sketch site or kit clubs with no stores attached are okay. Additional details can be found here.

Design team members will receive a monthly kit sometime after the 10th of the month. You are required to create and share at least 4 projects using mostly the items in your kit on the 1st of each month. One of those 4 projects must be a card. You will also be required to choose a layout of the week, issue a DT challenge and post to the blog on a rotating basis with the other DT members. Other requirements include active participation on the message board, on line crops, occasional happy hour duties, creating a layout based on a monthly sketch and any other promotions that may come up. Term is 6 months with an option to extend by 6 more months and a limit of 1 year.  If selected to join our team your initial 6 month term will begin in Feb 2012. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Kit Club Reveal

Oh girls-this month I got to work with the December kit for my reveal and let me tell you what-this kit is GORGEOUS!  Jill is the MASTER of mixing papers to come up with a beauty of a kit.  And all for $24.99-WOW-such a great deal.  I tell ya you gotta sign up-you wont believe how cheap her shipping is!

Here's a link with all the info about the kit club

And now I have a picture for you of it

We sure hope you get in on this kit club you sure wont be disappointed.  And if you already arent hanging out with us over on the boards-wont you come join us and show us your creations-we would love to be inspired by you!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Do you want the Guest DT spot????

Hello Ladies,

We are gonna start a little something new here at MS. We wanna have a contest for a Guest DT spot and anyone is welcome to give it a shot! We have a challenge for you to complete and we the DT will take a vote for the winner. What will you do with that? Well you will receive a DT kit for which you will need to complete at least 3 layouts and a card or altered item for your debut. You will be highlighted for a weekend in your honor of winning the contest and it will be your turn to issue one of our monthly challenges. You will need to join our forum if you arent already a member, join our discussions and take part in the challenges for the month and most important we like to share the love in our glorious gallery.

Sound like fun? So here's the challenge for the Guest DT spot for January 2012.

We would like to see your take on this sketch created by our very one Kristin. Feel free to use whatever product and techniques of your liking-show us your talents girls.

Rules of our Guest Designer Contest:
1. One (1) layout entry per person.

2. Entry must use the sketch above and include a title, photo(s) and journaling.

3. Your layout must be NEWLY CREATED for this contest and not posted elsewhere during the contest period. After the contest is over, you can post your creation wherever you'd like.

4. Deadline for entries is December 2, midnight CST, so we can announce our winner approximately around December 7.

5. Send your entry to me thru email @ momawhite99@yahoo.com, along with your name and home address.

6. This will be for US residents only due to high shipping rates-SORRY!

7. You must not have been a Guest Design Team Member at Memorable Seasons in the last six months. If it's been over that time period, feel free to enter again.

If you're chosen as a Guest Designer for Memorable Seasons
1. You'll be contacted via a BPM private message, and you're required to accept the position within 3 days of notification (preferably ASAP).

2. Your photo and bio will be featured in our newsletter and we will need these within a few days of your acceptance.

3. You'll receive one of the kits and will be required to complete at least 3 layouts and 1 project (altered piece, card, etc.) with the kit.

4. One of your layouts must be completed and emailed to us by December 30 so it may be included on our site as a "teaser."

5. You will be assigned to host a monthly challenge on our message board AND* use our monthly sketch to complete the Happy Hour sketch challenge.

6. We love getting to know you and so do our members. You'll participate in the forums by posting a minimum of 5 times a week.

We can't wait to see what you do with this sketch! Good luck!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


It's that time of year ladies!  YIPEEE

OUr annual BLACK FRIDAY sale starts tomorrow night at midnight.  BE THERE!!!

Lots of new stuff to be added to the store just for the sale.  Are you gonna be there-I know I am!
c-ya tomorrow night

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time to journal it

Hello ladies, with Thanksgiving quickly approaching I thought I would make this months journaling challenge quick and simple. Now remember ladies as much as we all love scrapping and creating beautiful designs-its the story or words about the picture that are very important to those that we are leaving the creations for.

So for this months challenge I want you to journal about something or someone you are grateful for.
THAT'S it!

I used my Kit for this month. When I saw the tree and that it was only half of a tree. I decided to use these photos of my Uncle from my mom's side of the family and journal about his & my dads relationship and how strong it still is even though my mom is gone.

Remember you have til 11/30 at midnight to get your creation loaded to the gallery and linked back here to qualify for the monthly drawing. Cant wait to see what you create girls!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Craft Week 3

A month or so ago I came across a darling project from Leslie Ashe. I decided I must give it a try. Usually I'm one that sees fun ideas but rarely make them. Since we are sharing a Christmas project each Wednesday from now until Christmas to help inspire you, it was the perfect excuse for me to give this a try. So I pulled out last years Echo Park line and got to work. The trick is to figure out the order of your paper and then once you have the length figured out, cut it at that length and the width is 2". Roll up your paper gluing it to seal the paper tube closed and once you have it all laid out the way you want just glue them down to the canvas. I created a dimensional star and popdotted it for the top and then added buttons and brads for my ornaments. I decided I wanted to add a frame using one of my border punches. So if you're like me and see crafts you like but rarely make, give this a try. If you create a project(not a layout or card) using rolled paper your name will go into the monthly draw.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sketch Weekend!

This month we're going to shake things up a bit with the sketch challenge. We thought it would be fun to have a Happy Hour Sketch on Friday night, November 18th starting at 8 p.m.CST. We'll have a few games, chat and of course get to play with Kristin's fabulous sketch! We thought we'd make a party of it. So mark your calendars. At the end of the hour, one lucky lady with receive a fabulous gift certificate from the store.

Now what about those that can't make it? Well...you'll still have 2 more perks to take advantage of. If you can't make it during our wonderful Happy Hour, but can complete the sketch by Sunday, November 20 at midnight CST, then you will have your name go into our monthly drawing twice. How does that sound? That way you'll still have an advantage by playing along during our sketch weekend.

And if you still aren't able to get it done by the end of the weekend...no worries...just get it complete by the end of November and you will still get your name into the monthly drawing.

So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? We'd love to have you join us on Friday! We'll be sure and put out several hints ahead of time to let you know how many photos to pull as well as any additional items you might need so you can be as ready as possible. So get your calendars marked and we'll see you during Happy Hour!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sally's Recipe Challenge

It's my turn to issue a challenge to you. I thought with it being close to Thanksgiving, what better to challenge you with but a recipe challenge. Of course no food is required for this recipe, just a little time and a few scrappy supplies. So with that in mind, here is your recipe to follow:

* a scalloped edge

* 2 photos

* at least 3 leaves (they can be any size/type you want)

* a banner

* a pinch of sewing/stitching

You may add any additional ingredients you'd like but you must use the basic ingredients. Here is what I created using this recipe:

So start cooking ladies! I can't wait to see what you create! Oh, and if you're intested I've posted about how I created my banner with a border punch. Fun and so easy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Its time for Christmas Craft Cheer

So we decided to get a jump start on Christmas with some crafts and inspiration for you ladies.  This was all the GRAND idea brought to us by our Guest Designer Jennifer.  So we thought it be appropriate for her to start us off.  And here's the project she has shared with us

Hey, ladies I wanted to share with you a little craft my Stampin Up friend shared with me this past week. It is simple easy and fun. It would be great for little gifts or teacher gifts.

I tried to upload her tutorial but couldn't get it to work so I found this one at Splitcoaststampers. It is pretty much the same but I made my Christmas.

Here is thier tutorial- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/testtubeholder/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=

Here is my take on the challenge!


I can not wait to see what youu come up with.

Oh and I found that if you don't have test tubes other things will work. Push pops, chapstick, almost anything round. just change the punch size.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Daily Deal

Did you know that Jill is having a Daily Deal special in the store?  Yup each day she puts something up at 50% off!!

Well you are in luck becuz today its is American Crafts--can you believe it includes Thickers and even the new AmyTangerine line.   You better hurry and get over there cuz its first come first serve-and I must confess I already shopped myself-hehehe

Here's a link to the store for ya

Daily Deal

And stay tuned for tomorrow cuz it will be that Daily Deal for the week and from what a little birdie told me its gonna be a BIG day!


Friday, November 4, 2011

8 weeks of Christmas Craft Cheer

So ladies Christmas is creeping up quickly :shock:

We thought we would help you girls out with some quick crafty ideas for the season. Starting today and following along once a week til Christmas, we will be posting a Christmas Craft along with instructions and tutorial. It could be a gift idea, decoration ya just never know.

Our guest Dt member came up with the idea so we are gonna let her start us off today. Then starting next week we will post our inspiration for you every Wednesday til Christmas. We hope that you will be inspired by this and maybe it will help with the stress of the holiday season for you in some way!

Stay tuned ladies..............

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tami's Strip it Down challenge

Hello ladies. So we have been seeing alot of work being done with strips of paper or borders as some like to call them. And in my kit this month I got this sheet of paper

and also this set of border stickers

so I thought how economical it would be to just those on a layout-and fun too I might add.

So I cut out a few of the strips straight, I also cut out the bottom border with the owls and fussy cut them, added a few from the sticker sheet and what a fun colorful combo I ended up with. And just for an extra added touch I scrunched some of the strips, angle cut one, and cut the ends of one with my deco scissors. So other than the base of my layout I only had to cut into one sheet of paper for my circle-the rest was from the two items listed above---NOW that is stretching your papers girls.

So hopefully I have inspired you today incase you are ever wondering what to do with that one sheet that usually shows up in a collection. Now let me see you strip it down and give me a layout for this challenge!

Remember you have until the end of the month at midnight to qualify for our monthly prize drawing!  Now hurry and get ta scrappin!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Thank you GDT Sandy

I just wanted to say how much we have enjoyed having Sandy as our Guest Design Team member this month.  We have thoroughly enjoyed her company and her beautiful creations this month.  We all sure hope to keep her around.  And with that I wanted to share 2 more beautiful cards she created using the MMS Lost and Found Sunshine line. 

And did you know that this line is available for Pre-Order in the store. I know she definitely made me wanna go scoop some up! Thank you again Sandy. And with that stay tuned for next months GDT. We will honor her with a special weekend reveal this coming Friday. Do you wanna join us for a GDT spot-well stay tuned people cuz we are gonna do something a little fun for this ;) toodles, Tami

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Color challenge

YIPEEE It's my turn for a challenge.  And since it's my favorite time of year.  I decided to focus on the colors of fall...


This week I want you to create a layout using those colors.  Here's what I came up with using some OCtober Afternoon Campfire mixed with some oldies from my stash featuring Cosmo Mr Campy and Scenic Route.  Also check out those accordian flowers, they are from the new American Crafts Nightfall line.  That is new in the store-I dont usually get pps from AC but trust me you will WANT these.  They are great quality, very versatile and just soo darn cute!  Here's a link to them in the store

Now onto my layout

And this month we are focusing on cards I did a card also using those same colors.  I have seriously been trying to use up some stash - A girl's gotta have an excuse to shop right.  So I used some MME Abbey ROad for my card.  You two can make a card and this will get your name in twice for our monthly drawing.

NOw get scrappin and load it to the gallery with a link into the challenge thread before 10/31 at midnight to qualify for our monthly prize drawing. 

And stay tuned for next month we are working on sum things to AMP it up and make it a Memorable Season for all - wink wink!


Monday, October 10, 2011

October Guest Designer~Sandy

We are lucky again this month to have another terrific scrapper and lady as our Guest Designer.  PLEEZ WELCOME>>>
Sandy Liles.

Here's a wee bit about her

Name: Sandy Liles

How long you have been scrapping? Technically I started scrapping almost 16 years ago after having my oldest son. However I was never really into it that much because I was taught the CM way of scrapping and it didn't really appeal to me. I would just do it sporadically up until 2001 when I had my youngest son. I was a member of a parenting message board and several ladies were talking about scrapbooking and so I was reintroduced to it in a whole new way. I quickly became an addict and have been scrapping faithfully every since.

What is your favorite Manufacturer to work with? One of my all time favorite is MME. I LOVE all their stuff and can't get enough of it. However I am also drawn to Echo Park a lot lately. The colors are right up my alley and really suit me well.

What is your favorite technique? Definitely distressing. It seems I seldom do a LO without some sort of distressing.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Well let's see, I live in Alabama with my hubby of 17 years (although we have been together for 24 years!) and our three mostly wonderful children. I am fortunate enough to be a SAHM mom who loves to go to all my kids sporting events and other extra curricular activities (from XC running for Zach, Cheering for Becca and basketball for Blake). Although I am usually the positive supportive type, I have to admit this week I am on edge as Zach gets his drivers' license on Thursday and it sure does make a bundle of nerves.
I am also very active in my church. I am the Sunday school teacher for the babies-2 year olds, help my husband with AWANA, work with the children plays and help direct our VBS. I also am on the youth committee and count myself blessed to be able to work with the children and teens in the church.
I am also more of a listener than a talker. I love to people watch and I am content to just sit in the corner alone rather than socialize.

Tell us one funny thing about yourself: Hmm, let's see. One thing my kids love to tease me about is my uncanny fear of the things in the ocean. It's not the ocean (although I don't like swimming in water other than a swimming pool) but rather the creatures in the ocean. For example, Octopi really completely freak me out. And even when we see one at aquariums, I seriously start to hyperventilate and get the willys.

And now some of the beautiful creations she made with some product sent to her from our store

Isn't that card just AMAAAAZING!  I am a huge fan of Sandys work and cant wait to see what else she has to share with us this month!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Duplicity Challenge

Hello! During this month, we are going to be focusing on cards. Now don't panic for those of you who "don't do cards". We are going to work at making our challenges friendly for both card-makers as well as those of you who like layouts. We'll be posting a challenge twice a week this month - each Tuesday and Thursday so check back often for more challenges.

To start things off this month, my challenge is a sketch challenge. I love a good sketch and when making cards, I do better with a sketch as my starting off point. I found this great one at Let's Scrap that is very versatile as it can be used for a layout or a card.

So my challenge to you is to use this sketch to create a layout, a card or both. If you choose to do both your name will go into the monthly drawing twice. Plus at the end of the month I will pick a name from those who have completed both and send a RAK to one winner.

Here is what I created using my leftovers from my Jillibean Sweet & Sour Kit.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Meet our Guest Designer for September

We would like to welcome our Guest Designer for September Tracy. She just recently won our Annual Last Scrapper Standing Contest thanks her wonderful work. So we asked her to be our Guest Designer for the month. So with that lets all get to know her better.

 Name: Tracy Rhodes
How long you have been scrapping? I've been officially scrapping for 7 years when my sister gave me a scrapbooking kit as a graduation present. Though I've always kept albums with memorabilia in them since back in my days of drillteam in high school. Of course those were just the regular sticky photo albums filled with photos and and bits and pieces of memorbilia taped to the pages from different things we did.
 What is your favorite Manufacturer to work with? Picking just one is really hard, but I guess I would have to go with Bo Bunny. Though Echo Park and Teresa Colliins are right up there. I told you one was hard to pick. I'm more interested in what the papers look like than who made them.
What is your favorite technique? Distressing! If I don't distress on a LO I end up being a bit disappointed with it and think if I had just ripped it up a little here or inked it there it would have added so much. Many times I will go back and add little tears or ink after everything is glued down, which can be difficult.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: My family and I live in East Texas, normally known for it's hot and humid weather though I think we may be turning into a desert. I've been married to my dh for 17 years and we have 3 not so little ones. Jacob is now 10 (and all into the pre-teen attitude), Austin is 6 (and as stubborn as I am), and Autumn is 4 (our little drama queen). I'm a SAHM but do work 2 days a week at my daughters Mothers Day Out.
 Tell us one funny thing about yourself: I'm a fanatical baseball mom! I don't mean that in a bad way. You won't catch me yelling at the umpires or getting in the coaches business but you could say I get a little over excited at the games. I'm bouncing up and down all through the games and I'm a nervous wreck whenever Jacob is up to bat. I would imagine it is quite comical looking. I own two blingy shirts that say "baseball mom" on them.

Here's some of her beautiful creations she made for us working with Authentique
We would all like to congratulate her on winning the contest and joining us for the month. Did you know she has also issued a really fun challenge for us this month too? Head on over to the boards and check it out.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This Week's Design Team Challenge

Hello ladies! I'm here with this week's challenge. I recently had a wonderful opportunity to go and spend some time in Hawaii on the island Oahu. It is so beautiful and peaceful there...I loved it! So with that amazing island still on my mind, I thought it would be fun to use it as inspiration for this week's challenge. When you think of Hawaii there are 3 main things we think of:
Surf, Sand, and Sun. So with that in mind, here is you challenge:
1. Surf: Use aqua as the main background color of your layout
2. Sand: Use kraft somewhere on your layout. It can be as cardstock like I did or as cardboard, as alphas, an accent, anything. I just want to see some kraft on your layout.
3. Sun: Add a little yellow. You can use a lot or a little, it's all up to you.
And lastly...one of my favorite things in Hawaii: flowers. They had gorgeous flowers everywhere. So
4. You need to add at least 3 different flowers on your layout.

That's it! Your photos don't have to be water/beach related, you just need to incorporate the above elements. Here is my layout using these elements. And of course, I had to use a photo of use in Hawaii.

Now it's your turn. I look forward to seeing what you create!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Member Crop Coming Soon!

Mark your Calendars now for our "Members Challenge Us" Crop on August 26-28th! In case you have not been with us before when we've had this online crop, YOU the members get to come up with the challenges for this crop! Here's how it works: anyone who presents a challenge (along with their newly created example to go with it) will be awarded points. You will receive additional points for every member who completes your challenge! You will also receive points for every challenge that you participate in! The person with the most points at the end is our big winner! Oh and you know that we can't have an online crop without lots of other prizes thrown in as well as fun games.

So what you need to do now is to think about what kind of challenge you want to do. Remember, you want lots of people to choose your challenge to participate in, so make it a good one! Once you have your idea, please PM me what you are planning so I can make a list and be sure that none of the challenges will duplicate each other. Then you will want to go ahead and do your example for the challenge. We will plan to list all the challenges on Friday, the 26th. Games will be played during that Friday-Sunday weekend and then you will have until that following Wednesday (the 31st) at midnight (CST) to complete and upload your layouts.

Here are some ideas to help you get started:

RECIPE Challenge
COLOR Challenge
SKETCH Challenge
JOURNAL Challenge

These are only suggestions...feel free to come up with any other kind of challenge you wish to think up!! We are looking forward to seeing what your creative minds come up with!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Design Team Kits

It's already the first of the month. Wow! Where does the time go?! With it being that time we've got new inspiration from the Design Team using either the Bo Bunny Liberty line or Jenni Bowlin's Haven collection. And to top it all off...Jill has these 2 collections on sale 30% off! Be sure and check them out!

Here are a few highlights from each Design Team Member.

Let's Start with Jenni Bowlin's Haven:

And here a few highlights using the Liberty Line:

Be sure and check out more in the forums and gallery. We look forward to seeing what each of you create using these lines!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Impromptu Color Challenge

Hi ladies! It's Sally here. I thought with the LSS nearing the end, you might enjoy another challenge. I thought it would be fun to challenge you to use Jill's site colors/logo as our inspiration for a layout.

So your challenge is to use the colors orange, light aqua, dark aqua, lime green, and white to create a layout. You may add another nuetral such as black, cream, brown or even tan but try to keep the main focus of the layout on the above colors.

For those that complete this challenge by July 31st, your name will go into the monthly draw for a GC from Jill. I will also put those names into a drawing for a small RAK from me.

Here is my take on this challenge using MME Mabel collection:

I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Last Scrapper Standing contest - week 5

Wow...can you believe that we're in week 5 of our "Last Scrapper Standing" contest??

This week's challenge is hosted by me...Joni!!

Here is a link to all the detailed requirements of the challenge  .. CLICK HERE

But here it is in a nutshell...
1) Photo cannot have "faces"...(people or animals)
2) Must use at least 1 color medium
3) Must use at least 2 textiles (besides paper).

Here's my sample layout:
1) Photo of my son's shadow (his self portrait)
2) Used mist (brown droplets) and also distress ink (green).
3) Used corrugated cardboard & paper TAPE.

Please join us for weeks 5 & 6 of our contest.  We have weekly "random" winners for those who participate, even if your not "still standing" for the whole enchilada!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Last Scrapper Standing Week 3

Can you believe that we are into Week 3 of the LSS contest already?????  The layouts submitted each week have just been absolutely amazing and the ladies have really risen to the "challenge" each week!  If you haven't yet, go check out the gallery and leave some love!

This week's challenge is brought to you by me! (Audrey)

You must use this sketch, have 4 photos, 7 stars, and red, white, OR blue on your page!  Go check out all the specific details in the week 3 thread HERE.

And just a reminder, that you can join in at ANY time for the weekly drawings!!  Hope to see you on the boards!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Last Scrapper Standing-Week one CHallenge

Okay ladies we are off and running now. Do you wanna be the Last Scrapper STanding and hold that title for a year? Sure you do!

So here we go-This is Tami and I will be your hostess with the mostest this week.
This week we are gonna go "GAUDY & GREEN" of course with a twist.
If you know me already you know I love embellies and clusters-aka my gaudy. I also am a hoarder of lil treasures I find here and there-aka going green.

So here's my example for the week

What's the twist you say? Well if you are scrapping a themed photo like I have here of my son playing baseball-you CANNOT use themed papers. Or if you are using themed papers you CANNOT use a photo of a themed-type. Now this may seem a bit confusing-but you dont even have to use themed pps at all. I just want you ladies to think outta the box on this.
Here let me sum it up for you:
1. Embellie cluster (gaudy)
2. Recycled item (green)
3. No theme papers for a theme photo and no theme photo for a theme paper.

Now get to scrappin girls and remember you have until Friday @ midnight CST. to get linked up in our gallery to qualify for the vote.

Cant wait to see what you create,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Last Scrapper Standing

Hey ladies-it's that time again!

Here's a little bit of a recap for you from last years contest and how it works. Each week one of our fabulous DT members will give you a challenge, you will have one week to complete the challenge. Then all of us will vote on the lo's that we feel best have interpreted the challenge. The top vote getters will continue on to the next week. Until the last 2 weeks where we the DT will vote for those to continue on until we have "The Last Scrapper Standing" and what does that mean? Well of course Jill will have a one FAbulous prize for you and you get to carry the title til next year.

And since I am the first one up and I am just busting at the seams to get started I will give you a hint for the 1st challenge.............

we are going green ladies.
Well thats it til Monday - I sure hope to see you all there-its gonna be tons of fun!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June sure is a busy month !!!!

Lots of fun stuff happening over on the   MESSAGE BOARD 


JILL has made a MAJOR announcement about the store!!!! 
To read it CLICK HERE

We have two members to our wonderful Design Team!!   
Read all about that HERE HERE HERE
(Thanks to Kristin & Megan, who's DT terms are up, but we're not letting them leave our community so we'll still get to see their awesome talent!!)

This week's Challenge is also our MEMBER OF THE MONTH feature where we honor one of our wonderful scrappers.!!!  This month we are featuring DETTA!!!!   To check out the challenge and see the lifts that the DT did... CLICK HERE

Oh...PLEASE join us this Friday June 17th at 8pm CST for our monthly Happy Hour Sketch Challenge...  We will post a sketch and you have just over an hour to complete it.... FUN TIMES!!!

Guess I can't have an entire post without having some layout for inspiration, right???  Hmmm....  (ok...see Tami's challenge from last week called "Seeing Spots" HERE (or just scroll down to the next post)....  Her challenge was to use "Journaling Spots" ...  So, here's the layout that "yours truly" did for her challenge... 
(HERE is the link to the MB post with her entire challenge).... 

Remember ALL of our Weekly DT challenges are due on the last day of the month....ONE random winner will be drawn and win a COOL prize from Jill!!  (usually a GC to the store!!)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seeing spots Challenge

Okay girls I know we all have oodles of journaling spots in our stash. Me personally I have a crazy addiction to those cute lil things and then most of the time I never use them. Well today I want you to USE THEM UP-but we arent gonna journal til the cows come home. We are gonna use them on our lo's as embellishments.

Here's my example for you--I used some Jillibean sprouts and just layered layered and layered them-HECK I almost used a whole package of them. And if you wanna make them go furthere-well cut 'em in half and you have double the fun!

Now lets see how you choose to use your journaling spots ladies. The requirements are very simple-just use up those journaling spots as embellishments of your choice-THATs IT! How many you ask well I gotta put a wee bit of requirement there-lets say no less than 3. Dont forget to post it here in this thread and explain how you used them and you will be entered in our monthly drawing.

Now get to scrappin girls

Monday, May 23, 2011

Megan's DT Challenge: Shape Up

This is Megan and I am a little sad to be giving my last weekly challenge as a Design Team member. I have really enjoyed working with Jill and the other team members. I've enjoyed seeing the amazing layouts and inspiration that has been posted by all our board members on a regular basis. But don't worry...I'm not going anywhere...I'm just taking a break. :) So without further ado, here's my challenge...

For this week's Design Team challenge, I want you to shape up! :) LOL

No, really, the challenge is to hand-cut or die-cut a shape from paper and include that on your layout.
In my example, I used a piece of a die cut circle paper that I had sitting on my desk and it reminded me of a cloud. So then I drew some smaller cloud shapes on pattern paper and cut them out with scissors and attached them to my layout with foam squares.
I stamped the title, the stars, the border on either side of the photos and several words on the layout. My journaling is written on the back of the layout with all the details. The title was stamped on plain vellum with dark brown ink and I embossed it with some iridescent embossing powder...love the look this gave to the title.

You have until the end of May to complete this challenge to be entered into the random drawing.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for your layouts!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DT monthly challenge (Kristin)

This weeks DT monthly challenge is going to be a challenge ...first pullout your favorite color to love to scrapbook with and just use that color on the page ...no more ...no less ...just one color ...or as I have used no color ...have fun with this challenge!!!

Link back here your finished layouts by Tuesday, May 31st to be entered for the monthly DT challenge drawing.

A review of Tim Holtz's Tissue Tape!!

Hi everyone! It's Jenny here and I'm reviewing the Tim Holtz tissue tape for you guys! When Telah asked me to choose a product that I had not worked with, this was one of the first things that came to mind.

Well, first off, it was a fabulous complement to the Glitz Designs "Love Games" papers that Jill sent...they were made for each other!!

The tape is really easy to use...it's thin and a little opaque...so that whatever you are putting it on still comes thru a bit.

I loved that it easily peels back off if you place it and don't like it.

I like that one roll of this stuff will probably go a long way! I only used little bits of it on the pages I made for the reveal, but am currently thinking it would make a nice frame around a picture or around an entire page!

It would also pleat REALLY well...and since it's already sticky, you don't have to apply adhesive first!

It's also really great in Mixed Media Art!!! Here's a sneaky peek of a canvas I've been working on...it really adds to the dimension of it! And it seems to take paint/modge podge really well...

In this one, you can see how the image underneath shows through:

Try this stuff!! You will LOVE it! I know I do!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May's Member of the Month!!!

Wanna know who we chose as the Member of the Month for May? Well, none other than Jean aka mjmarmo! Jean, we have hijacked your fabulous gallery and each one of us has chosen a layout of yours to scraplift! Take a look at the terrific layouts we all picked and how we lifted the.:

I chose this layout by Jean because I love how she clustered all the photos, journaling and title all in the center of the page. She really knew how to draw your eye right to the middle with this one!
And here is my lift, using the same idea of centering and clustering in the middle:
Hello ...i picked the same as Tami ...great minds think alike..... :oops: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen:
And here is my take on her wonderful page:

JONI: I really enjoyed this layout by Jean. I love this paper line and have kinda been hoarding it. So I used her inspiration (and the same paper line) for my lift:

Here's mine:

Tami Here...

I chose this lo by Jean cuz its one of my faves of her's. That photo is just precious and love the use of the die cut--OH yea and the lace trim on the bottom. So I too have that die cut and have been hoarding it so I broke it out and put it to use thanks to Jean!
Jean's lo:
And here's my take
Here's the layout I chose from Jean's gallery...there were SO many great ones to pick from. :) I really like how she used the small squares and grouped them together with a single photo on this layout:
Here's the layout I created based off hers:

Now it's your turn! Head over to Jean's Gallery: http://www.memorableseasons.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=99&sl=m and pick your favorite layout and then scraplift it! Link both layouts here in this thread by May 31st at midnight for your chance to win in the monthly drawing. Remember, for every layout lifted of Jean's, she also gets her name in the drawing that many times! So let's all do our part to honor Jean and the fabulous gallery she keeps adding to here at Memorable Seasons!