Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hello Scrappers. Its me, Liz again. This time I am going to show you one of my favorite new(er) collections available in the Memorable Seasons STORE. Crate Paper is one of my favorite manufacturers and this collection called Portrait is my FAVE. The colors are rich and beautiful, I just love it!
Here are a few LOs I made using this collection...

Leave a comment on this post and by May 1st one will be chosen to win a sampling of the Crate Paper Portrait collection. Woopeeeeee!

Good luck and happy scrapping!

Monday, April 25, 2011

This weeks happenings

Well first of all I am happy to say our Blog hop went off without a hiccup! Thanks to all of you who participated. We pulled the winner today for the challenge that was attached. And our grand prize winner of the $50 gift certificate to the store is

Carol aka ScrapMomof2

Congrats Carol. And a BIG thanks to Jill for such an AWESOME prize!

So today is my lucky day-I get to issue the CHALLENGE

Its about using up that stuff we are hoarding which of course would "Justify" some purchases of all the new goodies. Better hurry though our challenge entries must be in by Midnight on Sat 4/30 to be in on the monthly drawing. So hurry and go check it out ladies. here's my example for ya-I used the Cosmo Garden Variety with some BG basics

It is also my turn to pick the LOTW and I chose this fabulous one-I love how the lil banner matches the Flag girls' uniforms

Hope everyone's week it starting off with a bang. Stay tuned for more store and board happenin's around here

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Megan's DT Challenge: Circle Background on a card

This week's challenge is a really easy one! :) You have until the end of April to submit a project and you will be entered in the monthly drawing. Here is the thread you need to link your cards to when you are finished.

So here's my challenge:
Create a card with a circle background. You can create the circles from anything you'd like: stamps, pattern paper punched circles, etc. Just use your imagination!

Here's my card:

And here's how I created it:
I stamped a circle image stamp in pink ink on my card base. Then I stamped the same image with blue and green ink too. I punched out the image with various sized circle punches and layered them onto the pink image. I punched some of the circles smaller than their original size so that the stamped pink circles would be larger and frame them. This was an easy way to combine the three colors on the background.
Then I cut out a larger circle from pattern paper to frame my focal point and added a photo on top of that. My title is stamped with a small wooden alphabet stamp. I also added jewels to the centers of the circles.
Can't wait see what you all come up with for this challenge! :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Welcome to the Step Into Spring Blog HOP

Hello and welcome to the Memorable Seasons blog! I am your Guest Designer, Liz Chidester. Today we are celebrating the beginning of a new season with the Step into Spring Blog Hop brought to you by the Design Team from Memorable Seasons! Today we are looking at the word S-P-R-I-N-G and taking you through all the steps for creating a fabulous layout. I get to start you off today with a sketch I have created exclusively for this blog hop!

Now you are ready for the 2nd letter, which you will find on your next stop, Joni's Blog. And just in case you get lost somewhere along the way, here is a list of all the places where you will be hopping today:

Memorable Season's blog
Joni's Blog
Kristin's blog
Megan's blog
Tami's blog
Telah's blog
Memorable Seasons forum

Be sure to leave a comment telling us that you are joining us on our hop today. By doing so, you will be one step closer to a fabulous Memorable Seasons prize. Also, be sure to hop all the way until the end, where you will be taken back to the Memorable Seasons forum. There you will see a complete reveal of my layout as well as all the rest of the Design Team's finished layouts!

Have a nice day!


Friday, April 15, 2011

In honor of Happy Hour

Well if you are keeping up with the happenin's around here you know that tonight is our 1hour Happy Hour sketch challenge. Well tonight we are doing a lil' something special. Yep its Happy hour so you gotta have a special RIGHT? I mean Happy Hour means discount on something in my mind! So come on over about 6pm CST and check it out--shop a bit and then at 8pm CST we will begin our Sketch Challenge.

The discount is AMAZING-but you know Jill she always has the best sales!

C-ya there

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Soo much to do and soo much to buy

We have lots of exciting things going on here @ Memorable Seasons. Did you know that the Dt here issues a weekly challenge. This month so far we have
Joni's flying hi challenge

Telah has an awesome color challenge for you

Kristin has sponsored this months Member of the Month scraplift

And tomorrow night is our monthly Happy Hour sketch challenge-which has its own prize awarded by drawing during the challenge. Now this will begin on Friday night @ 8pm CST. BUT thats not all. We have an extra special surprise for tomorrow night-cuz you know how we love surprizes! So even if you cant join the sketch challenge you need to stop by and check it out--thats all i can spill for now-my lips are sealed! =)

And who can forget the spring fling sale going on right now-Heck ladies there is brand new product from CHA in there. Better hurry over and get you some goodies while they last!

Stay tuned til tomorrow for our big surprize!

Using Decorative Paper for a Banner

From this months kit that Jill sent me I received these two wonderful decorative pieces of paper and wanted to do something different with them so I decided to cut them up and make a banner with them ...so I had my handy engineer husband divided them out for me ...(he tried to tell me how to do it but I just batted my eyes at him and he marked them for me)
So I cut both at the same time and then just trimmed the other piece a little smaller to fit inside the other one and then just punched holes at the top and made this cute little banner that is hanging in my scrap room ....

Then the cute little edge that I cut off the blue paper I made these sweet little flowers ....talk about using everything in your kit!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

We will be highlighting one member and honoring her work for the month. Each DT will choose a page of her's to scraplift and show our example. Then you can choose one and scraplift it too. This will be your challenge for this week and by completing it your name will go in the monthly drawing. As an added bonus-the member that is highlighted-her name will also go in the drawing an extra time for each person that participates. Sounds Fun huh????

So Caroline is April's Member of the month ...so have fun going thru her gallery ...you will be very inspired .....

I have always loved this page that she did ...so cool and so simple ...love it ....this is the page that I "scraplifted" from her gallery...

And then this is my take on her page .....have fun looking thru her gallery!!!

Tickets to the State Fair

Good Monday morning paper crafters! I am honored and priviledged to be this month's guest designer for Memorable Seasons. I have told this to Jill before and so now I'll tell you...I love Memorable Seasons! Even if I am designing for other online stores or kit clubs I always make my purchases here at Memorable Seasons. The prices and customer service here cannot be beat. Seriously! Jill sent me the adorable State Fair collection from Studio Calico to play with. Also in my kit were the following: Maya Road flowers, Studio Calico butterfly rubons, Studio Calico label stickers, My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose brads Here are a few projects I created: My kids' school held a "dress like a book character day", so naturally we thought of Dr. Seuss. My kids pulled it off with moxy. :) Go check out the Memorable Seasons store for some great finds and of course stop by the forum afterwards. There's always something fun going on. :) ~Liz

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Meet Liz, Our April Guest Designer

Welcome Liz Chidester as our Guest Designer for April!! We are thrilled to have her join us this month as a guest designer. We know that her wonderful layouts will inspire you as they do us! Here is a little information about her:

My name is Liz Chidester and I am so happy to be the GDT for my favorite place, Memorable Seasons. I have been scrapping for almost 12 years now, since my first child was born. I see no end in sight, I love it!
I am a wife and mother of 4 beautiful children. I work part time as a cake decorator which is also my passion. www.thescrappiest.blogspot.com

Be on the lookout for more from Liz right here on the blog!