Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Are you ready to challenge us?

It's time for our Members Challenge Us online crop!  Here are some of the details, but make sure you stop by the forum and get the rest!

Date: Thursday, August 16th - Sunday, August 19, with all layouts due by Wednesday, August 22 (midnight, CST)

What: This is a weekend crop where you the members challenge us - yep, its all up to you to come up with the challenges and then members will be able to complete the challenges for points. The DT will also be playing, but not for points.

How: One prize will be awarded the member that issues the challenge that gets the most participation. The second prize will be awarded through a drawing – you will earn entries to the drawing by completing the challenges. Each challenge you complete will earn 1 entry to our prize drawing.

So what do you say, are you in? Are you ready to challenge us? All you have to do is sign up with your challenge idea - that will sign you up for a spot as a challenger. (I will take challenges through Thursday, August 8th) If you would rather not issue a challenge then just join us on Thursday, August 16th for the kick-off and get ready to scrap!

Friday, July 27, 2012

We have a Winner!

We've had a great week over at Memorable Seasons with such amazing inspiration! 

We were challenged by Tami here, CHA challenge - first tell us which paper line or company you are excited to get from this CHA and then I want you to scrap a page using some older product from that same company. Make sure you show us a picture of which new line it is that you are after!  

We were also challenge by Heather here, Fave thing challenge - My challenge for you is to really think about some of your favorite things. Choose one and scrap it. Bonus points if you can include an actual element of it in your layouts.

And FINALLY we chose our 2012 Last Scrapper Standing champion, her work amazed us all during the 8 week competition, and our winner is LINDA!  Huge congratulations to Linda and all of our contestants for the amazing work that they created the past 2 months, way to go!

Make sure you stop by and do some shopping at the store, the list of pre-orders is amazing (as is the price)!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Week 8 of LSS & Preorders in the Store

Wow...have you been following our Last Scrapper Standing contest?  It's been amazing and we're down to the final week and have just 3 ladies "left standing"...  Susan, Jean & Linda.... 

The challenge this week can be found HERE and it's my challenge...  the challenge is to get a little creative with you title and/or journaling.

So, for my example...in case you don't know me very well...I have a weird, wacko kinda sense of humor...so I brought that out in my title...kinda using a "play on words".  And in my journaling, I drew some wavy lines and played with my Pilot Frixion pen (ERASABLE) until I got the wording nice and fun!!... I've only done that once before and it's kinda fun...  And I wanted to use that card souvenir that my son got at the aquarium, since I consider that card as part of my journaling too since it tells the name of where we were...and the name of the crab species from the photo... but I was "not allowed" (per Joseph) to adhere it..lol! So, I used the twine to hold it on and it's balanced at the bottom on a brad.

I used my July DT kit which featured LYB's Splash line... too fun!!

Also...we have a crop coming up in August....check back next week on the Message Board for details...but save the dates of August 16-19th!!

And... Have you seen the Preorder section of the store???  Yikes....hang on to your wallet...

Check it out  HERE
There are
4 new Echo Park lines...
Jillibean Soup,
Lily Bee,
Simple Stories,
Teresa Collins...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Week 7 of Last Scrapper Standing

Hello Memorable Seasons fans!
We are into Week 7 of our Last Scrappers Standing contest. Which means we're getting close to the finish line with only 5 contestants left!

1. Jean
2. Dria
3. Kathy
4. Linda
5. Susan

Congrats on making it this far, ladies!

The challenge for this week is to use the sketch below for inspiration along with adding some stitching somewhere on the LO.
Here is my example. I used my July kit which was full of Fancy Pants' Summer Soul collection.

Even if you're not a finalist, come play along with us!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Patricia shares some inspiration with us!!

Hi all...Joni here...  Today we have a very special guest for our blog post...remember back in May when we had a crop??  Patricia (aka apanf) won a guest blogger spot...so today she is gracing us with her words and wisdom regarding using Advertising as inspiration.

You often hear how inspiration can be found everywhere- like from fashion, home and garden magazines, and even from the many styles and colors found at Target.  Even though I‘ve tried, I've never been one to find inspiration in these types of places and always just rely on getting my ideas from other’s pages and blogs.
This all changed when I received, a few months ago, the May JCPenney catalog. Do you remember the huge catalog they used to have? It used to be all pictures and item numbers? Well, no longer! What I received in the mail was a streamlined smaller version full of  great colors, great patterns and in particular great title ideas!! I always struggle with title ideas!
 As I read the many captions, I was immediately inspired! I could see pages forming in my head based on these fun titles and slogans. I eagerly awaited the June catalog and I was not disappointed as it had just as many fun titles and ideas as the first! I can happily say, I finally have gotten the connection between outside influences and my scrapbook pages! Don’t just throw away your junk mail, especially your JCPenney catalog- take a look through it and  get inspired! Here are a few layouts I have created that were inspired from the latest JCPenney's catalog!
The catalogs:

The specific ads that were used as inspiration:

And the wonderful layouts that Patricia created using those ads as her inspiration:

Thanks Patricia....wonderful info to share with us!!!