Monday, January 31, 2011

The board is up now!!!!

Come and check out what we are talking about today ...the board is up and running today!!!!
The board makes me happy and so does this .....

Another Feb Sneak - Joni

Joni sneak was supposed to go up yesterday (Jan 30th)  I stalked the MB all day yesterday hoping to be able to post it ... I'm taking Telah's lead and posting mine here too. 
Please be sure to scroll to the next post down to see Jen's awesome sneak from her kit!!

Sneak Peek From Jennifer!!

Since the forum is still down (we are working hard to get it back up and running), I am posting today's sneak peek from the February DT kits here on the blog. Today's peek comes from Jennifer (jent on the messageboard) who is our February Guest Designer! She was sent a kit and here now is a glimpse of what she created with it:

Aren't these fabulous?! We can't wait to see more, Jennifer!! And come back tomorrow too for a full introduction to Jennifer as she starts her month of Guest Designing with us at Memorable Seasons!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Store Forum!!!

We apologize for the inconvenience that the forum is down right now and Jill is trying to fix the problem my challenge for you today is to see if you can figure out what paper line these sticker letters are from my sneak peek today .....and the first one to guess it will get these cute little stamps that I ordered from Memorable Seasons ...let the guessing begin!!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Megan's DT challenge: Cook it from scratch

In honor of our upcoming Scrapbook Throwdown in February, I wanted to issue my challenge for this week: to cook up some embellishments from scratch and add them in 3 places on your layout. :)

On this layout, I used some plain square canvas stickers that I stamped the orange rays onto. Then I edged the sticker with some green ink and layered my stickers on top.I used the same technique to create the title block, the journaling block (with vellum over the canvas so I could write on it), and the accent block. I also customized my stickers for the word country: they were plain white cardstock, and I added some woodgrain stamping to them and coated them with two colors of ink (green and brown) to spice up the colors a little more.

Here's some detail photos of my layout:

Can't wait to see what you all cook up!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Contest Announcement: 2nd Annual Scrapbook Throwdown at Memorable Seasons!

Get ready scrapbook chefs of America! It is time for our 2nd Annual Scrapbook Throwdown at Memorable Seasons! The very talented Design Team Chefs will issue you a weekly "recipe" challenge to inspire you to create a dish of your own which 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 Friday, Feb 4th and will last 7 weeks. Unlike our other contests (Last Scrapper Standing), 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 5 of the 7 challenges by their respective deadlines. Be back here on the 4th to see what the first dish is. Be sure to tell all your friends, too.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Crop winners!!!!

You are all winners in my book ...look how many projects you got completed gals sooo ROCK!!!!
Jennifer (jshopper2)!!!

Congrats to you Jennifer! If Jill doesn't already have your address, you will need to PM it to her so she can get your prize out in the mail!

And now for the randomly selected winners of the RAKs for the challenges. In no particular order,

Patricia (apanf) for Challenge #2/#4-RAK from Jill

Lori (croppinmama) for Challenge #3-RAK from Jill

Sally C for Challenge #12-RAK from Telah

Jennifer (simplyamom3) for Challenge #8-RAK from Megan

Jean (mjmamo) for Challenge #9-RAK from Jill

Michelle (mish086) for Challenge #1-RAK from Joni

Tracy for Challenge #6-RAK from Jill

Dria for Challenge #5-RAK from Jill

Laura (scrapaddict4) for Challenge #11-RAK from Kristin

Carol (scrapmomof2) for Challenge #7/#10-RAK from Jill

Jennifer (simplyamom3) for Challenge #7/#10-RAK from Tami

And don't forget about our game winners:

Megan's game-Brandi (drewsmama)

Tami's game-Laura (scrapaddict)

Kristin's game-Detta

Joni's game-Tammy

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January Sketch Challenge!!!

Just in case y'all do not have enough challenges to do here is one more ...this one goes really really fast and you have til the end of the month ...this months sketch is brought to you by the wonderful Susan Stringfellow are going to love her sketch blog ...there is so much inspiration there!!!!
Here is her link ....

And here is the sketch:
You have a chances to win a gift certificates to the MS store. If you complete a layout using this sketch and post it in the gallery and this thread, your name will be entered for a $10 gift certificate to the store. Wow! How about that for exciting! Deadline is Sunday, January 30th at midnight!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Challenges, Challenges, and more Challenges!

If you ever have needed some good challenges to get you going, NOW is the time to be on the boards with us at Memorable Seasons! We just came off our first Online Crop Weekend where there were 12 creative and inspiring challenges presented by the Design Team with a theme of Numbers and Months of the year. But do not fear that you have missed out! These challenges do not have a deadline until Sunday, the 16th at midnight! So you still have time! Check out the challenges here: Master Challenge List

Also, our weekly challenges by the Design Team are still going on. These challenges are due by January 31st. For every challenge you participate in, your name gets thrown into the random drawing for a Gift Certificate to the Store! Today, I issued the one for this week. Here it is:

Since we are coming off of our Number Crop weekend, I wanted to stay on the same lines. Do you remember the fabulous challenge blog of a few years ago, One Little Word? They issued challenges in which you were given a specific word and had to use it in your title. It was such a great way to inspire layouts that you might not have thought of before. Ali Edwards also has a project in which she picks one word and then uses as her inspiration for the entire new year. My challenge to you is to pick a word for yourself. Think about this for a while. You may even want to check out Ali's list of words on her blog if you need some ideas. Then create a layout using that ONE LITTLE WORD as your main title. You are allowed to use a subtitle if you wish.

For my layout, I chose the word "Roll". I know, not a very profound word, but it is a great word to describe the way I want the 2011 year to be for me. I want to be able to "roll" with the punches that life throws at us. I want to be able to "roll" through each day in a way that I teach my kids what they need to know to be moral and caring citizens of this country. I want to better let some things "roll" off my back, some things that just aren't worth worrying about. So that's a few of my reasons for choosing the word, Roll. Now I let my layout take on a more relaxed and fun sense of the word, since the picture is of my kids with their Alabama shirts on and we cheer Roll Tide! So it's ok to have fun with your word as I did here:


Or you may want to take on a more serious approach with your word. I can't wait to see what word you all choose and what layouts you create!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Just a Reminder....

The Design Team will be revealing their January Kit projects tomorrow morning! And then we start the Online Crop!! Hope you plan to join's going to be so much fun!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Upcoming Crop & this week's DT challenge!!

Hi all..Joni here...

We're having a crop on the Message Board this weekend!!!! 

Copied from Telah's post on the Message Board:
We've got 12 months ahead of us to make some new memories. What better way to begin a new year than with an online crop!!

Mark your (new) calendars now for next weekend and join us for the Memorable Seasons New Year's Number Crop!! Beginning on Friday, January 7th, the design team will issue you 12 challenges for the 12 months of the year. Each challenge will represent a month and will use the number of the month in creative ways to inspire your layouts. Our Online Crop will last until Sunday night, but you will have until the following Sunday night (the 16th) at midnight to complete your challenges. Points will be awarded for each challenge completed as well as the games that we play over the weekend. The person with the most points will be our winner! There will also be some fun RAK give aways too. sure to join us this weekend.'s my turn for the weekly challenge... so I thought I'd take you on a little warm up to our crop... 
The challenge is to use NUMBERS as the background of your layout. 
See the CHALLENGE DETAILS by clicking HERE.

Here are my sample layouts:

Have a great new year...   Hope to see you at our crop this weekend!!!