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 @, 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?'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 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-

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!