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 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 more 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's thin and a little 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 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: 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!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Portrait Sampling Winner

Thanks so much to Liz Chidester for serving as our Guest Designer for the month of April and for her "review" she gave us on the Portrait Collection by Crate Paper!! We appreciate all the comments and have randomly chosen one of you as our winner for your sampling of the Portrait collection.

Random Number Generator chose comment #13 which is Nicole Brenna! Congratulations!! Please email Jill at with your mailing address and let her know that you are the winner of the Portrait Collection sampler so she can get it mailed to you!

There will be another great product review from our May Guest Designer, Jenny coming up soon with another chance for you to win!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CROP with us this weekend!!

Joni here...hoping everyone is having a great spring!!  Prayers to those in the areas of the country effected by the crazy weather!

So, have you heard the news??....We're having a crop here at Memorable Seasons this weekend..  May 6-8th.  If you hit the message board on Thursday 5/5, you may even find some of the challenges posted by then!!   Hope you can join us for some inspiration and lots of fun!!

So I wanted to share my "pre-crop" warm-up challenge, which is also this week's regular weekly DT challenge.  And I didn't want to overwelm you before the big crop, so I went "SOFT" on you!!!

Yep...the challenge is to go SOFT!!  Whatever that means to you?  You could go for a theme of "soft pillows" or just use "soft pom-poms" as an embellishment!  Just get creative with your "SOFTNESS"..!

For me...SOFT means Pastel colors & Flowers...  But since I primarily do BOY layouts this could be a stretch?.... Here's my layout!

Also, I wanted to share this week's Layout of the Week...  this gorgeous layout is by Caroline (wascrapper) and I just love the grid design & the bright colors with those black & white photos!!

Congrats Caroline!!

See you all this weekend!! 
Happy National Scrapbook Day and Happy Mother's Day!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Guest Designer-Jenny Rickard

Hi! I'm Jenny Rickard. I am a North Carolinian and proud of it!!! :) I'm a mostly stay-at-home-mom to 3 boys...Harrison is 8, Nevan is 6, and Pierson is 4. One wonders how I ever get any scrapping done with three so close in age! Let's just say I LOVE bedtime! LOL! Once the house is quiet, that's my time to do my thing! Why am I "mostly" a SAHM? Because I am also a Group Fitness Instructor for 2 of our local YMCAs! This is definitely a job I NEVER thought I'd be doing!

I started scrapping in 2003 at a Creative Memories party and was instantly hooked! Of course, my style has evolved since then and is ever evolving. I'm currently obsessed with all the bright colors I'm seeing in a lot of the new fun!!

I love a good sketch, a good challenge, and a good competition...especially if it makes me step outside of my little box!

I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer here at Memorable Seasons! I hope I can inspire you this month!