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!