Thursday, April 26, 2012

Throwdown, In stock product & a winner!!

THROWDOWN CHALLENGES on the Message Board: now we're all done with our fabulous appetizers, main courses and even a dessert!!
So now what's left, you say? Well, we gotta clean up, right?

So the last challenge is to clean up those "scraps"...
Other than your "base" paper...the rest of your pp's MUST BE less than 13 inches for 1/2 of their circumfrence...
So, a 12x1 paper = 13 (it's 26 inches all the way around)
a 5x7 piece would = 12 (it's 24 all the way around)

If you're using a can measure the perimeter and then "half" it, to get your number.

YOU MUST USE AT LEAST 3 pieces of "scrap paper"...

And how about some bubbles for the soap doing the dishes?

1) 3 pieces of scrap patterened paper (see above to calculate size)
2) Bubbles/dish soap

I used MME Follow Your Heart and created this...

And...OH MY...have you seen the store lately??
Yikes...check your bank balance and then get over there!!

and MORE!!!

And...last week's blog post had the promise of a prize for someone that left a comment...
That lucky winner is ANGIE...!!

Please send me an email at
joni parker at cox dot net
and I'll get your prize to you!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Week #6 - Throwdown!!!

Hi everyone, Joni here!!   So this is the last week for our Annual Throwdown event... and it's my week for the 2 recipes...

First off, we're having a nice green salad to make our appetizer (card).
So, your card should be "mainly" green, with some kind of "dressing" (ink/paint)
And at least 2 more "toppings" on your salad...
I used MME Follow Your Heart...

Green base (salad), ink splatter (dressing) ...
I also added
CAULIFLOWER (flowers), ARTICHOKE HEARTS (hearts), and Alfalfa Sprouts (twine)

and for our Main Course THROWDOWN meal this week...and instead of just one item...we're making an entire dinner!!!
So it's getting to be nice weather let's go outside for a BBQ!!!

We're having BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob and some icy lemonade!!

BBQ Chix:
1) Something with Wings
3) HEAT or HOT of the grill (interpret however you want)

Baked Beans:
4) Something lumpy

Corn on the Cob: (kernals are clustered)
5) A Cluster

Icy Lemonade:
6) A "clear" (icy) item.

Here's mine using MME Follow Your Heart

Wings = Butterflies, Grill Lines = Music lines, Heat = Sun/Sunshine, Lumpy = Crochet Flower, Cluster = lower left corner, Clear item = transparancy (over the photo)

So why don't you come over and join us?  Anytime is a great time to jump in!!  And we do some kinda fun stuff every month over on the Message Board.  And don't forget the store...Wow... lots of yummy product coming in all the time!!!  So, here is a little incentive for reading this far if you made it...  leave a comment on this post letting me know you were here....some lucky winner will recieve a gift...and you never know what that's going to be?!!!  I'll leave this open until next Wednesday the 25th and then draw a winner shortly after that.

Friday, April 13, 2012

time for a new DT call

It is with sadness that I have to post this notice but its time to search from some new DT members here. Audrey and Sally's term is up at the end of May :( We will miss their talent here on the boards but I dont think they will be going anywhere, they have both been hanging out here for a long time. We all sincerely thank them for all their hardwork and dedication to the store and us members here at MS.

So with that its time for another call--here's the info

Memorable Seasons
is holding a Design Team search until APRIL 30th A decision will be made by May 4th.

Memorable Seasons is an on-line scrapbook store, gallery and message board dedicated to documenting all the seasons in your life. We are searching for one more designer to complete our team.

To apply, please email the following to
1.links to your online gallery, blog and/or resume, if available
2. your full contact information: name, phone number, email address, and mailing address. Include your message board name if you sign up for the gallery under a name other than your given name.
3. a short paragraph or two about why you want to be one of our designers and what you would add to our team
4. a list of your current scrapbooking commitments – other DT work, etc
5. and then attach the following items

photos or scans of 3 total projects to include
• your favorite layout
• one card
• one altered item or an additional card
We prefer those who are not currently on a design team affiliated with a store. Manufacturer, sketch site or kit clubs with no stores attached are okay. Additional details can be found here.

Design team members will receive a monthly kit sometime after the 10th of the month. You are required to create and share at least 4 projects using mostly the items in your kit on the 1st of each month. One of those 4 projects must be a card. You will also be required to choose a layout of the week, issue a DT challenge and post to the blog on a rotating basis with the other DT members. Other requirements include active participation on the message board, on line crops, occasional happy hour duties, creating a layout based on a monthly sketch and any other promotions that may come up. Term is 6 months with an option to extend by 6 more months and a limit of 1 year. If selected to join our team your initial 6 month term will begin in June 2012.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Week 4 Throwdown Challenges

I received the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line with my DT kit so instead of an appetizer and because I love sweets I offered up a dessert challenge!  My challenge was to create a trifle using paper - more specifically: 
To create your trifle card you need the following ingredients:
whipped topping - vellum, tissue paper, lace, anything that gives an airy feeling
layers - you must build a scene using layers like you would your cake
fruit - hand cut some items from your patterned paper to enhance your design

My main course challenge I offered up was PIZZA!

The ingredients for your pizza are:
dough - you need to start with cardstock
sauce - you must use ink/paint/spray to give a saucy look - you choose the flavor
cheese - confetti! Yep, here is the work part. I want you to give the sprinkled cheese look with confetti - I thought of circles, but you may use any shape, but sprinkle!
I chose to add in some crust with my paper strips and sewing, but that is up to you. Also, feel free to add any extras that you would like on your pizza, but please share what extra food item inspired your scrap item.
Materials Used:  American Crafts, Tattered Angels

Isn't it amazing where you can get your inspiration from?  I have never tried food before, but it was really fun!  Hope you stop by and join us we've had some neat "meals" so far.  LOL

Monday, April 2, 2012

It's Reveal Day-Yipeee

Hello ladies-Tami here with my kit reveal for April.  WHOA did I have some fun with my kit this month!  I was challenged with the use of some FAB Studio Calico pps.  I got to work with the Abroad line

These pps are soo versatile and the backsides of the pps are like a totally different kit-soo FUN too mix them up.
Well since I like to mix things up a bit I added some Crate PAper storyteller border stickers to it-they seem like they were made to go together!

Here's what I have so far for you

and heres a sweet card using the AC Fair ribbons--they are perfect for cards

I will have more to share with you later in the month!

BTW did you  know we are having a SALE???  And also a PROMO with MME--for every $15 order you will get into a drawing for some BRAND NEW goodies from the new MME lines-WOWZA!  Better get over there in scoop up some goodies!